Cellphone-Cheating Chess Player Earns 10-year Ban

A professional chess player from India has earned himself a nice, hearty, 10-year ban from national chess tournaments because he was discovered to be cheating. He cheated by using a small Bluetooth device in a stocking cap. With the Bluetooth device linked to a cellphone, the player, Umakant Sharma, communicated with an outside source who used a computer system to analyze situations and provide Sharma with the correct moves. See, chess players aren't that big of geeks—oh wait, yes they are.

Check-mate for Indian chess player after phone ploy [Reuters]