Is Deep Thought only for Computers?

Ever felt like your head was about to explode as you studied a chess position? Following is an article about a chess player who's head exploded during a tournament. Quite a story, right? Well… this story is so good that it's not even true.  The following story is one of many such hoaxes widely circulated as authentic news, but the first I've seen concerning chess. This is not the old American horror movie, "Scanners," but one does wonder if chess will ever get to the point of using telepathic powers to make the opponent resign.

Chess Player's Head Explodes (Internet Hoax)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 19 June 2002