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European Pressphoto Agency TOILETGATE A dispute arose during the 2006 world championship match between Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, left, and Vladimir Kramnik of Russia. But an eruption of recent scandals has made it clear that cheating — fueled by powerful computer programs that play better than people do, as well as sophisticated communication technologies — is becoming a big problem for world championship chess. Last year the French Chess Federation accused three players of colluding at the Chess Olympiad in Russia in 2010 by using coded text messages and a signaling system. The federation banned the players for five years, though the ruling is under appeal.
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 (B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1 Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 (C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0