The chess world has been rocked to its foundations by a scandal involving allegations of cheating, dramatic game forfeits and vibrating anal beads.
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But why would the world’s best players have to cheat – and how would they do it? The Guardian’s chief sport reporter, Sean Ingle, takes us through the ins and outs of the controversy, and the theories behind it.
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