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Episode 135 June 19, 2021

Game Time: How billionaire Nikhil Kamath ‘defeated’ V Anand, and got caught

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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Game Time: How billionaire Nikhil Kamath ‘defeated’ V Anand, and got caughtDuring 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. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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