Young billionaire beats Viswanathan at chess but is caught cheating
Chess is considered a game of skill and intelligence, and in an offline setup it is almost 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 has had to move online, where the possibility of cheating and using unfair means is heightened. In recent days, Viswanathan Anand has held a series of matches against people from different fields. He had scheduled matches with Indian chess champion and cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, famous Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and finally, India’s youngest billionaire, Nikhil Kamath. But in the end, not all matches ended equally.
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These matches were meant to raise funds for India against the ongoing fight against the Covid 19 pandemic. On the one hand, where India is suffering from this deadly disease, these matches brought some respite to population. Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha and Team Beacon, created quite a flutter recently after defeating Viswanathan Anand in chess. The result shocked everyone, because Anand is a chess grandmaster and Kamath is not very proficient in chess. After the shocking win, Twitter was inundated with tweets and social media erupted over why the world champion lost to someone who wasn’t even good at chess. It was a big question in everyone’s mind. Later that night, news broke that Kamath’s account had been disabled for cheating. The platform used for these matches is Chess.com, which is considered one of the best online chess sites. They realized after the match that Kamath used a cheat engine and won by unfair means against the world champion. After that, social media didn’t hold back and lambasted the young billionaire. Since then, he admitted that he had people helping him analyze the game and that he used outside help. Fans were happy that the site caught this act of cheating and his account was deactivated.
Chess is a game of intelligence and cunning and should be played equally and fairly. We’re sure people like Kamath could have learned a lesson from that.