Detecting cheating in chess

January 16, 2013

(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Three different people have pointed me to this post by Ken Regan on statistical evaluation of claims of cheating in chess. So I figured I have to satisfy demand and post something on this. But I have nothing to say. All these topics interest me, but I somehow had difficulty reading through the entire post. I scanned through but what I really wanted to see was some data. Show me a scatterplot, then I’ll get interested.

P.S. This is meant as no disparagement of Regan or his blog. I just couldn’t quite get into this particular example.

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