To fund his Brazilian sojourn, he told his family he had fallen ill and neededWow! The story says he "returned home to a hero's welcome."
them to wire out money to pay for medical expenses. He even sold his laptop computer, which contained all his chess notes and training programs.
I ran accross the article from a news search. I also found chessgames.com has his games and some info about him in their database. A few kibitzers posted a few links to the same story.