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New York Times: Ukraine chess player sportsmanlike in high stakes play

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Sept. 11, 2011, 6:09 p.m. |
Cheating and temper tantrums get a lot of attention at chess tournaments, but two players at the World Cup are making news for all the right reasons. During a match a week ago between the two players, target="_blank">David Navara of the Czech Republic and Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine, Navara seemed to bump his king while reaching for his bishop on the 35th move. Under the rules, a player must move the first piece he touches, in this case the king. But after consulting a referee, the players agreed that Navara would be allowed to move his bishop instead.

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