Seeing that cheating in chess is possible the hard way | So Good News
With all the bad news about the cheating scandal rocking the championship-level chess world, you’d think we’d at least dig a little deeper into the Hackaday story here, given the technical side of the story. But we weren’t, and it wasn’t because we were outraged by the details of the alleged fraud; Rather, it’s because it’s so easy to talk your way through a story like this. The lowest hanging fruit is not always the sweetest.
However, we will test it and play it completely straight as we look at the experiment to determine if it is possible to cheat in the specific way it is supposed to. A 19-year-old grandmaster for those who don’t know [Hans Niemann] He is accused of cheating, possibly by using a remote-controlled sex toy hidden in his rectum. The idea would be to use a toy with a vibrating motor controlled by an app via Bluetooth or WiFi to send motions suggested by a partner. [Niemann] The AI that plays chess is based on game analysis.
whether [Niemann] Cheating or not is not the issue here, quite the opposite [Captain Steel]The experiment is a first look at whether it is possible to cheat using the proposed technology, and the most important thing is not to get caught. He tried to repeat the scan mode [Niemann] Tournaments now require a sex toy stand – a haptic motor connected to an ESP32 – to see if it can be found through different thicknesses of flesh. Instead of showing the same commitment to doing it [Niemann] is said to have shown [Captain Steel] pieces of abalone were used as stand-ins for human flesh. He then scanned the RF emissions from the device by multiplying layers of lunch meat. We won’t spoil the outcome, except to say that the baloney is good for something.
We have already looked at another less invasive method of fraud, which is more likely to be detected than the results above.