An Italian chess player has been kicked out of one the country’s most prestigious tournaments after allegedly using a camera and Morse code to cheat.
Officials at the tournament became suspicious when Arcangelo Ricciardi, who is ranked 51,366 in the world, began beating far better players.
Mr Ricciardi was reportedly blinking in an unusual manner and holding his hand under his armpit.
Confronted by referee Jean Coqueraut, he refused to open his shirt.
Officials believe the 37-year-old was using the camera, hung around his neck, to transmit the game to someone with a chess computer program, who was feeding back moves using Morse code…..
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