chessproThe Aeroflot Open is another international Chess tournament, this one held in Russia and attracting many strong players.

Top seed Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan lost to Igor Kurnosov of Russia. Mamedyarov accused Kurnosov of cheating, as Kurnosov went to bathroom between each move and took his coat with him. He must be using a computer program through a wireless device, alleged Mamedyarov.

Mamedyarov (I just like to type the name) said that Kurnosov’s moves matched the recommendations of the computer program Rybka until move 16. Referees found only cigarettes, lighter, and pens in Kurnosov’s pockets.