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Friday, December 29, 2006

What a Sad Life He Does Lead

Meet Umakant Sharma. He's an Indian chess player. And he's been banned for 10 years by the Indian chess federation for cheating.

The federation noticed that Sharma logged a rapid number of rating points (however that's done) and became suspicious. It seems that the strategic genius had sewn a Bluetooth into a hat that he would pull down over his ears and communicate to his "accomplices" who would have a computer make all the right moves. I would have started getting suspicious when he started, you know, talking out loud to himself about his next move.

Sharma, and any competetive chess player, I think, could benefit from the time off. Maybe, you know, work on his social skills. I also think that Shaun Alexander would be quite disappointed.


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1 comment:

MWCB said...

(throws up hands in disbelief) ANOTHER of my good ideas stolen! No one's going to call me Grandmaster now :-(