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Many will recall the incident at the 2006 World Open which had a
$20,000 first prize where a previously little known chess player
wearing a big floppy hat defeated Grandmaster Smirin, one of the
strongest players in the world.

After that, when forced to remove his hat, his play became much worse,
dropping to the Class B level.

He became known as "The Cat in the Hat". An article appeared in Chess
Life magazine about this.

He was barred by the USCF from playing in chess tournaments. However,
now he has found an outlet for his unique skills: Sudoku
Tournaments!!!

Wearing this time a large hooded jacket, the same person has just won
a $3,000 third prize in a Sudoku Championship. He was leading the
tournament until the organizers made him remove his hooded jacket.
Without his jacket, he could not complete the puzzles and therefore
dropped to third place.

http://whyy.org/blogs/itsourcity/200...-championship/

Suspected Sudoku Cheater Once Questioned at Chess Championship.

Checkers anyone?

Sam Sloan
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On Oct 27, 7:47*pm, samsloan wrote:
Many will recall the incident at the 2006 World Open which had a
$20,000 first prize where a previously little known chess player
wearing a big floppy hat defeated Grandmaster Smirin, one of the
strongest players in the world.

After that, when forced to remove his hat, his play became much worse,
dropping to the Class B level.

He became known as "The Cat in the Hat". An article appeared in Chess
Life magazine about this.

He was barred by the USCF from playing in chess tournaments. However,
now he has found an outlet for his unique skills: Sudoku
Tournaments!!!

Wearing this time a large hooded jacket, the same person has just won
a $3,000 third prize in a Sudoku Championship. He was leading the
tournament until the organizers made him remove his hooded jacket.
Without his jacket, he could not complete the puzzles and therefore
dropped to third place.

http://whyy.org/blogs/itsourcity/200...udoku-cheater-...

Suspected Sudoku Cheater Once Questioned at Chess Championship.

Checkers anyone?


Steroids.
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On 27 Oct, 23:47, samsloan wrote:

Wearing this time a large hooded jacket, the same person has just won
a $3,000 third prize in a Sudoku Championship.


He is crying all the way to the bank. Three thousand smackers!
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Several more articles have appeared in the news about this incident.

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/ar..._sudoku_match/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...oku_chess.html

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local...rna ment.html

Sam Sloan



On Oct 27, 7:47*pm, samsloan wrote:
Many will recall the incident at the 2006 World Open which had a
$20,000 first prize where a previously little known chess player
wearing a big floppy hat defeated Grandmaster Smirin, one of the
strongest players in the world.

After that, when forced to remove his hat, his play became much worse,
dropping to the Class B level.

He became known as "The Cat in the Hat". An article appeared in Chess
Life magazine about this.

He was barred by the USCF from playing in chess tournaments. However,
now he has found an outlet for his unique skills: Sudoku
Tournaments!!!

Wearing this time a large hooded jacket, the same person has just won
a $3,000 third prize in a Sudoku Championship. He was leading the
tournament until the organizers made him remove his hooded jacket.
Without his jacket, he could not complete the puzzles and therefore
dropped to third place.

http://whyy.org/blogs/itsourcity/200...udoku-cheater-...

Suspected Sudoku Cheater Once Questioned at Chess Championship.

Checkers anyone?

Sam Sloan


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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the prizes in the Sudoku
tournament have been frozen pending investigation.

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local...g_probe.ht ml

However, it must be pointed out that "The Man with the Hat" was not
expelled from the 2006 World Open. It was never proven that he cheated
or how he did it. He was just made to remove his hat and, with his hat
off, he started playing much worse and lost all his games.

At least we have an idea of how he did it. Nobody has yet figured out
what he did or how he did it at the Sudoku tournament.

Sam Sloan


On Oct 27, 7:47*pm, samsloan wrote:
Many will recall the incident at the 2006 World Open which had a
$20,000 first prize where a previously little known chess player
wearing a big floppy hat defeated Grandmaster Smirin, one of the
strongest players in the world.

After that, when forced to remove his hat, his play became much worse,
dropping to the Class B level.

He became known as "The Cat in the Hat". An article appeared in Chess
Life magazine about this.

He was barred by the USCF from playing in chess tournaments. However,
now he has found an outlet for his unique skills: Sudoku
Tournaments!!!

Wearing this time a large hooded jacket, the same person has just won
a $3,000 third prize in a Sudoku Championship. He was leading the
tournament until the organizers made him remove his hooded jacket.
Without his jacket, he could not complete the puzzles and therefore
dropped to third place.

http://whyy.org/blogs/itsourcity/200...udoku-cheater-...

Suspected Sudoku Cheater Once Questioned at Chess Championship.

Checkers anyone?

Sam Sloan


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