Igor Rausis even revealed that he had already participated in two other tournaments with his new ID.
The Latvian-Czech chess player Igor Rausis, expelled from the International Chess Federation (FIDE) tournaments and stripped of his grandmaster title for cheating, changed his name and played in a tournament until he was discovered, reports the Chess portal .com.
Rausis, 59, had obtained a new passport with new identification: Isa Kasimi; and he entered a small tournament held last weekend in the Latvian city of Valka. Kasimi wore a mask and another chess player recognized him when the third round was played.
The former grandmaster denied that he intended hide your face and revealed that he had already participated in two other tournaments with his new ID. Before the protest of the participants of the Valka championship, Isa Kasimi left the place.
In July 2019, Igor Rausis was surprised using prompts playing on your smartphone during a French tournament. Later, the chess player confessed to having used his mobile on three occasions and that he took part in a game with the previously agreed result. For this reason, FIDE stripped the title grandmaster and prohibited him from participating in all of his tournaments until 2025.
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