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Wireless chess cheat banned December 28, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Mobile Telecoms.
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An Indian chess player has been banned for 10 years for cheating after being caught using his mobile phone’s wireless device to win games.

Chess officials had been suspicious of Umakant Sharma’s rapid rise in the game during the past 18 months. The Indian Chess Federation’s secretary DV Sundar says Sharma was found hiding a bluetooth device in his cap while playing in a tournament in New Delhi.

“He had cut open the inside layer of the cap, pushed the bluetooth device inside and stitched it again and pulled the cap over his ears so nobody could see what he was hiding,” he said.

“It was very evident that this man was using the bluetooth to get the moves and someone from outside was also helping him.”

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