Wireless chess cheat banned for 10 years

Friday, 29 December 2006

Checkmate for bluetooth headset scam

An Indian chess player has been banned from competing
for 10 years after seeking the assistance of a computer via a bluetooth
headset.

Umakant Sharma was caught during a “random check” in a New Delhi tournament on 4 December, Information Week
reports. The headset was sewn into a cap which he “typically pulled
down over his ears”. The All India Chess Federation (AICF) found
Sharma’s accomplices had used a computer to calculate moves and had
transmitted the recommendations to him via said headset.

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