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April 16, 2015


Nigaldze’s opponent, a grandmaster named Tigran Petrosian, initially became suspicious when he noticed Nigaldze consistently running to the toilet after making a move.

(Thanks to Mike Ester)


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Keeping a smart phone off the books might have been worth the few dollars.

I never, ever want to be in a bathroom and have someone say "Can you hear me now?"

- 'he had hidden his iPhone behind a toilet, appropriately wrapped and concealed in wads of toilet paper'

his ringtone gave 'im up: 'move me on to any black square'


Can there be anything lower than a chess cheat??

Why not? A secret weapon in the toilet worked for Michael.

Ah, the old toilet paper wrapped iphone gambit.
Usually foiled by the Persian-Slav defense.

Does he still get to keep his title as Incontinent Chess Champ?

Arrest Siri.

I'm with WVP. He's lucky he didn't get shot.

Yup: Steroids.

Tigran Petrosian was World Champion from 1963 to 1969 and died in 1984 (see Wikipedia). Dr. Who is involved in this somehow.

Ralph, you're thinking of Tigran V. Petrosian. This article is about Tigran L. Petrosian, who is only like thirty years old or something. (I like to be precise.)

Reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated.

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