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Chess Player Spotted Blinking Excessively Ejected For Cheating

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. A player at a chess tournament in Italy may have figured out a creative way to cheat - Morse code. A referee thought low-ranked Arcangelo Ricciardi was winning a little too much. Then he noticed Ricciardi blinking and holding his hand under his armpit. He was bounced from the tournament, accused of using a hidden camera and blinking Morse code with someone outside. Ricciardi denies cheating, saying yoga made him a better player. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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