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Stop trying to catch cheaters

Think of cheating in online chess tournaments like a virus, and catching a cheater is like curing the disease … without contact tracing, masks and social distancing, no amount of…

So, you think someone cheated?

A lot has been said about how to identify players who may be getting unfair assistance. But not much is being said about what to do once you have suspicions,…

Release Notes 2020-11-10

It’s been another busy few weeks with some fairly major features to report, including our #1 most requested feature finally going live!!  I wonder what our next #1 requested feature…

Release Notes 2020-10-20

I was a little bit slack with my release notes (preparing to win FIDE selection for World Youth & Cadets!) and didn’t share the updates we made last week. There…

Release Notes 2020-10-05

A major milestone was reached today with the release of our new Responsive Game Board. This will provide a massively improved player experience, allowing games to take place from phones,…

Ensuring Fair Play

I get this question a lot when Organisers and Arbiters are evaluating Tornelo as the platform for hosting their High Stakes chess tournament. “How can we ensure there is absolutely…

Can you be too agile?

The European Youth Online Chess Championships was a great opportunity to showcase the rich features of Tornelo to players and organisers around the world. But… The first time you do…

European Online Youth Chess Championship

Over the past decade Tornelo has been used to manage a wide variety of events; coaching classes, kids rapid play tournaments, interschool events, weekend congresses, FIDE rated events and even…

Release Notes 2020-09-17

Starting tomorrow we are hosting the European Chess Union’s Online Youth Championships.  This will see over 750 of the best young players in Europe playing in a Hybrid style event.…
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