Chess grandmaster faces ban after being caught cheating in bathroom stall

April 13, 2015 7:31 PM

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A chess grandmaster’s career is in the crapper after officials flushed out a smartphone he hid in a toilet to cheat during an international tournament.

Georgian champ Gaioz Nigalidze was thrown out of the Dubai Open after his opponent, Armenian Grandmaster Tigran Petrosian, suspected that his frequent runs to the john were prompted not by the call of nature, but cries for help from a chess app, the Daily Telegraph reported.

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