Dunnygate in Australian open

chess player forfeited for using hand held machine

“Dunnygate” has erupted in the currently ongoing Australian Open chess championships, reports the Closet Grandmaster. FM Brett Tindall advised that a player was caught red handed with what he described as a “hand held machine”. It would seem that this player visited the men’s toilet no less than six times during the course of a game, which was only 20 moves.

In Australia’s numero uno chess bulletin board, Chess Chat, NSWCA boss Bill Gletsos says that the player was expelled, he appealed and the appeal was unanimously denied by the appeals committee.

The commented PGN provided by FM Tindall reads:

1. e4 c5 2. b3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 Black visits toilet 4. Bb2 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. g3 d6 Black visits toilet 7. Bg2 dxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 Black visits toilet 9. Bxe5 f6 10. Bb2 Be7 11. f4 O-O Black visits toilet 12. O-O c4 13. Nc3 Bc5+ Black visits toilet 14. Kh1 Nxc3 15. Bxc3 Bd4 16. Bxd4 Qxd4 17. c3 Qc5 18. b4 Qc7 19. Qf3 Rd8 Black visits toilet for the last time 20. Rad1 a5 Black player forfeited, found in the toilet frequently visiting the cubicle using electronic assistance (handheld chess program). 1-0

More information on the case in the comments of the original article.