Kamath was banned by Chess.com for fraud.
The chess event was held to raise funds for the Kovid Relief Program. Kamath has apologized for his mistake.
New Delhi. The game of chess is not easy just like that. It takes brains and experience to win. If there is a match with Viswanathan Anand, who is called the Grand Master of Chess, then you will also say that it will not be easy to win from him. When Zerodha’s co-founder and CEO Nikhil Kamath defeated him in an event, everyone was stunned. Although Nikhil himself later revealed that he had achieved this victory by cheating, after that he started trolling fiercely on social media. The event in which Nikhil defeated Grandmaster Anand was a charity event organized for the Kovid Relief Fund in the country. This was also the reason that people are getting more angry about Nikhil and telling him the truth for this. Although Nikhil has also apologized for this in his tweet itself. Kamath was banned by Chess.com for fraud.
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Describing his truth, Kamath had issued a statement in which he wrote that it is foolish to think that I have actually defeated Vishi sir in the game of chess. It’s like waking up one morning and defeating Usain Bolt in the 100 meters race. He also told that in this match he took help of some people analyzing the game, computer and because of the generosity of Anand sir himself, this game was like an experience for him. This war was for fun and charity, I didn’t realize that it would cause such a big confusion. He also apologized for this.
What Grandmaster Anand saidResponding to this statement of Nikhil Kamath, Grandmaster Vishwanath Anand said that it was a celebrity simul for people to raise funds. It was a fun experience and furthered the ethics of the game. I played my position on the board and that’s what everyone expected.