Originally posted by Ponderable
according to this site, the game was won by Gabriel Mirza.
and [admin edit] didn't play in the last round.
Probably a difficult situation for all parties including the organizers and arbiters.
Thanks for that link.
It is obvious from the ratings that the "masters" was a different section to the "major", and that the prize money statement may not have been the whole truth.
Also the statement "I was stopped from wining the tournament" comes into context. It is true
that G. Mirza was second after 5 rounds, but not 100% clear to me that a win against F. O'Neill would have
given him the head of the table, as losing the first game is bad for BH points.
The Belfast Telegraph and the (Irish) Independent also have the story.
"Player hauls 'cheating' chess teen out of toilet cubicle"
" ... kicked in the cubicle door at the Metropole Hotel and hauled his opponent out before organisers of the tournament intervened. He said he was proud of what he did."
"I shouted and disturbed other players from their games because I was mad."
Sorry mate, I would have banned you too (if the reports are true). There is a difference between whistleblowing and trying to shoot your employer. Attacking a 16-year old does not win you many friends either.