Globe Chess is readied to relocate suits on the internet and also present blockchain modern technology, after a significant competition was held off as a result of the coronavirus.
The 2020 Chess Candidates Event in Ekaterinburg, Russia has actually been held off as a result of the coronavirus, however coordinators are currently aiming to the future and also just how blockchain can offer the sporting activity an increase.
The competition matched 8 grandmasters versus each various other for the right to handle globe champ Magnus Carlsen, however needed to be stopped after 7 rounds when information arised Russia will put on hold global trips forever.
Globe Chess informed Cointelegraph it was analyzing relocating suits on the internet and also presenting blockchain modern technology.
Possibility for chess
Ilya Merenzon, Chief Executive Officer of Globe Chess, the competition coordinator and also the main business companion of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), informed Cointelegraph that chess was abnormally well positioned to flourish throughout the pandemic:
“Unlike other sports, chess can be played with equal excitement offline and online. That is something that sets it apart from all the other major sports. In the absence of other major sporting events, the Candidates Tournament received unprecedented press coverage this time around.”
Although taken into consideration a gent’s video game, unfaithful is still a problem in chess. It can take several types — from taking calculated restroom breaks, to producing make believe documents of video games that never ever took place, or relying upon the aid of computer system chess engines when playing online.
Blockchain-based ‘anti-cheating engine’
Merenzon thinks that blockchain modern technology can assist recognize and also protect against such unsportsmanlike actions:
“We are working on the anti-cheating engine that may record over one hundred data points for each move — its timestamp, players’ biometrics, chess engine evaluation, etc. Storing this data in the decentralized database would make a lot of sense”
According to Merenzon, Algorand and also Globe Chess have actually been benefiting the previous couple of months on the job which “is expected to launch in a few weeks.”
The 2020 Candidates Event will certainly assemble at a later day once the scenario comes to be much less unpredictable. The suit for the globe title is presently arranged for November.