Glossary

Sandbagging, Sandbagger

Sandbagging is the intentional act of reducing one's chess rating by losing games, or drawing with lower-rated players. Generally, the objective is to qualify for a lower rating class section in a future competition. To combat sandbagging, tournament organizers often impose a rating cutoff substantially higher than the cutoff for a class section.

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  • Apr 9, 2016 | 12:57 PM
    MarvinKalngan

    i am a sandbagger



  • Jan 22, 2016 | 4:43 PM
    ArjunPatel

    Sandbagging is better than Computer cheating at least. People still do it I see many tournaments even now where everyone is in single pool without U1800 or U2000 class system. At least in Canada, sometimes 1500 rated player plays 2200 rated player. 



  • Jun 5, 2015 | 9:14 PM
    RayDuqueIII

    Sangbagging, Sandbagger is another form of cheating. When you cheat you are not only cheating your opponent but you are also cheating yourself. Don't cheat.

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), USA



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