Wednesday, June 7, 2006


Chess queen triggers dance floor scandal

`An attractive young Australian chess queen is at the centre of a scandal in the normally sedate sport, apparently provoking a jealous clash between two grandmasters on an Italian dance floor.

Nineteen-year-old Arianne Caoili was jiving with Armenian chess star Levon Aronian in a Turin nightclub when an English rival, Danny Gormally, performed an unorthodox and aggressive opening gambit.

Teammates at the World Chess Olympiad say Gormally moved in and sent the 23-year-old Armenian, a World Cup winner, sprawling across the floor of the Hiroshima Mon Amour nightclub.’

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