March 22, 2012


I like chess! (I also suck at chess, but never mind that.) Anyway, I was reading this article about cheating and chess when I came across this tidbit about the 2006 world championship match between Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and Veselin Topalov.
The match came to a halt after Silvio Danailov, Mr. Topalov’s manager, accused Mr. Kramnik of consulting a computer in the bathroom. The organizers locked the bathroom, whereupon Mr. Kramnik forfeited a game and refused to continue unless the bathroom was unlocked. It eventually was; he went on to win the match, and the incident went down in chess lore as Toiletgate.
Did you see that? Toiletgate! Man, it’s going to be a good day.

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