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Accusations of cheating and violence add dash of football glamour to Irish chess

by | 25th, April 2013

Chess Petrosian Fischer 1971

ACCUSATIONS of cheating and violence at the  Cork Congress Chess Open. It must be stamped on lest all chess players follow this example.

Romanian-born Gabriel Mirza, 47, claims his 16-year-old opponent was cheating.

It is a very serious incident. I was stopped to win the tournament. But the main problem is about cheating. I showed to the chess world the truth, and all appreciated this. I am waiting to see the reaction from the Irish Chess Union and from all…  After each move he went to the toilet, at least 20 times  I found him in the toilet with an android checking the moves with a chess engine. I tried to get over the cubical wall to grab the tablet from his hands, and firstly I was thinking to jump over inside that cubical. But I wanted a witness, so I ran straight to the controller, Mr Gerry Graham and called him to follow me immediately. The organisers (Mr Michael Bradley) and other adult approached there at the Gents [and] followed me inside where I forced the cubical door and I pulled this guy out

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