Originally posted by greenpawn34
The Anti-Social Chess Player is the one to watch if you
suspect skull doggery and a computer being used in a game.
Note it starts off with..."A Russian grandmaster friend of mine..."
I want a name or is this Russian Grandmaster friend of his anti-social.
From Stephen Moss in The Guardian on the Gaioz Nigalidze, affair.
"A Russian grandmaster ...[text shortened]... tp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/13/chess-toilet-scandal-cheating-gaioz-nigalidze
I'm glad you posted this, as it made me think.
Cheating in a chess tournament with money prizes is a form of stealing, and while obviously none of us advocate either one, I myself make a mental distinction between the motivations of greed vs needing to eat or pay rent.
Charles Dickens could have had a field day writing about an itinerant chess player. I suppose Nabokov won the field by default.