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During a recent celebrity online chess event, organised for charity by Chess.com, India’s youngest billionaire Nikhil Kamath ‘defeated’ chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand. This triggered shocking reactions from within the chess community. However, on further investigation, it was found out that Kamath had cheated in the game. Subsequently, his account was blocked.
In this episode, hosts Gaurav Bhatt and Mihir Vasavda, are joined by Indian Express’ Nihal Koshie to discuss the controversy, Kamath’s apology that soured things further, the rise of online chess, and how the fair play body finds out if someone has cheated.
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