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What happened between Zerodha's founder & World Champion Vishwanathan Anand?

Akshaya Chandrasekaran | Updated on June 15, 2021

A game between Zerodha founder Nikhil Kamath and five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand, meant to be a fundraiser for Covid-19, ended badly with Kamath being accused of cheating.

Anand was playing virtual chess games simultaneously against various celebrities as part of his effort to raise money for charity.While the others were defeated easily, the five-time World Chess Champion surprisingly lost to Kamath.

Soon after, Chess.com, the online platform which was hosting the game, banned Kamath’s account citing violation of fair play rules. Kamath admitted to using help from in-game analysts and computers in a tweet.

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Published on June 15, 2021

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