Created by chess players for chess players, SzuperChess has been created with the aim of meeting a great need in the online chess sector: to effectively control and detect those players who cheat, so that our tournaments can be carried out in a professional and safe way.
Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, there has been a boom in online chess. In recent months, thousands of online tournaments have been organised and many of them have had significant prizes. It has been very useful to replace those live tournaments that had to be cancelled, but also as a demonstration of the great potential of online chess in the future.
Online chess is clearly in an upward trend, since it has many advantages over live tournaments: chess players save a lot of time and money, as they can play from wherever and whenever they want.
However, in order to carry out online competitions safely and professionally, one must deal with the big problem of cheating players. The last few months have proven the strength of online chess but also the weakness that it unfortunately has.
The number of players caught cheating has grown exponentially, and this has caused many chess players to be wary of playing online tournaments, as the current methods used to deal with cheating are not entirely effective. There have been a lot of false positives and many players who cheat are not penalised for lack of evidence, which is very unfair to all those honest players like you who are simply trying to have fun playing their favorite sport and competing for prizes, just like they do in live tournaments, but without having to worry about whether the opponent has been using outside help or not.
That is why our team, after having spent a long time studying the sector, has come up with an anticheating system that allows us to analyse every player in a very precise and sophisticated way. We will do it while they compete in each of the tournaments without the player having to make an extra effort or buy any special device.
“At SzuperChess, we are building the future of online chess, and we want you to be part of this great project.”
Joan Buch Prades
CEO of SzuperChess