Chess Issues


This section has been created to discuss important issues in chess. Issues by their nature can be very difficult to come to a concrete conclusion regarding the best way of tackling them. New technologies such as the Internet present new issues which need to be faced in chess. Also the advancement of computer chess programs, again raises new issues which need to be faced.

For example with the increasing miniaturisation of computers, over the board chess tournaments may need to start checking people on entrance to see if they are not carrying a portable computer in their pocket.

The section kicks off with the issues raised from an Internet chess suspense thriller case.  This case features a number of issues which include Internet chess authentication; the difficulty of telling a computer from a human; the Internet chess rating system, and more.