KEY POINTS:A person disguised in a burqa was caught dishonest in ladies’s chess competitors in Kenya.He hoped to win the A$3715 money prize to assist relieve his monetary difficulties.Chess Kenya’s disciplinary committee will hear the matter and concern a verdict.
The chess world has been rocked by one other dishonest scandal after a person sporting a disguise was busted whereas competing in a ladies’s competitors in Kenya.
Stanley Omondi, 25, hoped to take house the A$3715 money prize that was up for grabs within the nation’s feminine open chess match, native media reported.
Donning a burqa and spectacles, and never talking a phrase, he managed to get to the fourth spherical earlier than organisers swooped in.
Chess Kenya president Bernard Wanjala instructed the BBC that Mr Omondi had not roused suspicions at first as a result of “sporting a hijab is regular”.
However they grew as unknown chess participant Millicent Awour — the identify Mr Omondi used to register himself within the competitors — triumphed over “robust gamers”.
Stanley Omondi registered himself as Millicent Awour to compete within the ladies’s competitors. Supply: Equipped / Chess Kenya
“One of many crimson flags we additionally seen [was] the footwear, he was sporting extra masculine footwear, than female,” Mr Wanjala instructed the BBC.
“We additionally seen he was not speaking, even when he got here to gather his tag, he could not communicate, ordinarily, when you find yourself taking part in, you communicate to your opponent… as a result of taking part in a chess sport shouldn’t be warfare its friendship.”
Officers had not acted earlier within the match as a result of they had been involved they could have been accused of profiling due to the spiritual apparel, in line with the BBC.
Mr Wanjala stated the college pupil was not shocked when he was caught out and that his daring transfer had been motivated by monetary difficulties that he had hoped the prize cash would assist relieve.
Mr Omondi reportedly confirmed that in an announcement.
“I used to be caught within the act of taking part in within the women part of the Kenya Open part but I’m male. The explanation was as a consequence of monetary wants however I deeply remorse my actions and settle for all penalties,” he stated, t.
Chess Kenya’s disciplinary committee will hear the matter and concern a verdict. Mr Wanjala instructed the BCC Mr Omondi — a identified chess participant — would probably face a ban of “a number of years”.
The gamers he defeated throughout the five-day match have been awarded wins.
In October final yr, a Chess.com report accused greater than 100 occasions in on-line video games.
Mr Niemann maintained he has solely cheated twice in his profession, as soon as when he was 12 and as soon as when he was 16.