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Georgian Nigalidze caught cheating at Dubai Open chess

Dubai: Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze was kicked out of the 17th Dubai Open chess tournament after being caught cheating.The 26-year-old was caught using a smartphone to consult his moves during toilet breaks in Tuesday's game

IANS IANS Updated on: April 15, 2015 19:16 IST
georgian nigalidze caught cheating at dubai open chess
georgian nigalidze caught cheating at dubai open chess

Dubai: Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze was kicked out of the 17th Dubai Open chess tournament after being caught cheating.

The 26-year-old was caught using a smartphone to consult his moves during toilet breaks in Tuesday's game against American Tigran Petrosian and now faces a three-year ban from the sport, reports Xinhua.

Nigalidze was the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Georgian Championships.

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