Saturday, May 14, 2011

Cheater no.12: Mircea Hrubaru

Mircea Hrubaru, chess software tester and former cheater.
This is quite ancient case. Mircea Hrubaru from Constanta (Romania) got banned in February 2009 from, because he was found to be cheating. We cannot say whether he did it deliberately or by mistake, or he just came to conclusion, looking at top rated players (altogether mostly cheaters), that no-computer rule is not obligatory, but the output was quite strict and clear. Needles to say, he learned from it and became member of FICGS, minor playing site, where engines are allowed.

Interesting things followed then, however. First, the member who reported him (Costelus) got fired from Team Romania and then Romana Chisu, the superadmin of Team Romania and chess journalist, opened thread in forums called Petition for MirceaH, where clique of naive Romanian members tried to persuade staff to revoke the ban. It is worthy to read.

1 comment:

  1. The petition forum is so funny :)

    I was laughing the whole time I read it.