links for 2009-03-02

  • In Round 6, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan, the top seed, lost quickly to Igor Kurnosov of Russia. Afterward, in a letter to the tournament organizer, Mamedyarov accused his opponent of cheating, saying that Kurnosov went to the bathroom after every move, and carried his coat with him.
    Mamedyarov said he had examined the game against a computer program called Rybka and found that his opponent’s moves matched the computer’s recommendations every time.

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