Chess is considered a game of skill and brains, and in an offline set-up, it is nearly impossible for someone to cheat. But on the other hand, when the world faces the wrath of the Covid 19 pandemic, Chess as a sport had to shift online, where the possibility of cheating and using unfair means […]
Chess is considered a game of skill and brains, and in an offline set-up, it is nearly impossible for someone to cheat. But on the other hand, when the world faces the wrath of the Covid 19 pandemic, Chess as a sport had to shift online, where the possibility of cheating and using unfair means is increased. In recent days, Viswanathan Anand has organized a set of matches against people from different fields. He had scheduled games with chess champion and Indian Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, renowned Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and lastly, against the youngest billionaire of India, Nikhil Kamath. But in the end, not all the matches ended fairly.
These matches were scheduled to raise funds for India against the ongoing fight with the Covid 19 pandemic. On the one hand, where India is suffering from this fatal disease, these matches provided some respite for the people. Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha and Team Beacon, created quite the flutter recently after he defeated Viswanathan Anand in chess. The result shocked everyone, as Anand is a Chess Grandmaster and Kamath is not very proficient in Chess. After this shocking victory, Twitter flooded with tweets, and social media broke out as to how come the world champion lost to a person who is not even good at Chess. This was an extensive query in everyone’s mind. Later at night, news broke out that Kamath’s account has been disabled for cheating. The platform used for these matches is Chess.com, which is considered one of the best online sites for Chess. They figured out after the game that Kamath used a cheat engine and won by unfair means against the world champion. After this, social media didn’t hold themselves back and lashed out at the young billionaire. Since then, he has admitted that he had people who were helping him analyze the game and was using outside help. Fans were happy that the site caught this act of cheating, and his account has been disabled.
Chess is a game of smartness and trickery and should be played in the same and fair manner. We are sure people like Kamath might have learned a lesson from this.