Scandal has jumped in the world of chess. Igor Rausis, who was being one of the sensations of the season with more than 100 games without losing, is being investigated for alleged cheating after being photographed in the bathroom during a tournament in Strasbourg consulted a mobile phone.
Telephones are forbidden in chess competitions for software that may suggest moves to competitors. The Latvian chess player had experienced a late evolution, was set as an example that age was not a barrier to continue evolving last year, and was approaching 2700 ELO points (the Grand Masters usually move around 2500).
He has not yet been convicted, but everything indicates that action will be taken in a sport not used to this type of scandal.
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