The All India Chess Federation (AICF) Secretary Bharat Chauhan has mentioned it’s “unfortunate” to see unfair strategies employed in a charity chess sport by Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath in opposition to five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand. Kamath defeated Anand in a COVID-19 aid charity match. However, reviews claimed Kamath manipulated the sport to register a win. The AICF secretary termed it as a “bad” transfer by Kamath and mentioned it should not have occurred. “It is very unfortunate it was a charity match. We don’t expect anybody to get help from computers, at the national and state level we are following the protocols. We are putting cameras where players are playing and there is a fair play committee which includes three grandmasters and two players,” Bharat advised ANI.
It is ridiculous that so many are considering that I actually beat Vishy sir in a chess sport, that’s virtually like me waking up and profitable a 100mt race with Usain Bolt. pic.twitter.com/UoazhNiAZV
— Nikhil Kamath (@nikhilkamathcio) June 14, 2021
Yesterday was a star simul for individuals to boost cash It was a enjoyable expertise upholding the ethics of the sport.I simply performed the place onthe board and anticipated the identical from everybody . pic.twitter.com/ISJcguA8jQ
— Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) June 14, 2021
“All things are completely followed but in this kind of charity match we didn’t expect anybody to do this. It is very unfortunate such things have happened. He is not a player and he has apologised in public. He is not a regular player or our member we don’t have jurisdiction, he was doing it for charity he shouldn’t have done. This is really bad. For the noble cause, we are helping people and such things shouldn’t happen,” Bharat added.
After reviews got here to the sunshine, claiming that Kamath had been banned, he too revealed that he took assist from some individuals and computer systems to analyse the sport. He additionally apologised for his “silly” behaviour.
“Yesterday was one of those days that I had dreamt of when I was a really young kid learning chess, to interact with Vishwanath Anand. Got the opportunity thanks to Akshaypatra and their idea of raising funds for charity conducting a bunch of chess games with Vishy. It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt,” Kamath mentioned in a press release.
“I had help from the people analyzing the game, computers, and the graciousness of Anand sir himself to treat the game as a learning experience. This was for fun and charity. In hindsight, it was quite silly as I didn’t realise all the confusion that can get caused due to this. Apologies,” he added.
Even Anand tweeted Kamath’s assertion and added he simply performed the place on the board and anticipated the identical from everybody. “Yesterday was a celebrity simul for people to raise money It was a fun experience upholding the ethics of the game. I just played the position on the board and expected the same from everyone,” Viswanathan tweeted.
According to the AICF secretary, the Checkmate COVID progamme is launched to assist the Chess group and never solely Anand however numerous different gamers performed for this charity.
“Yesterday lot of celebrities, like Aamir Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Kamath were there and various other celebrities were there for the initiative,” Bharat mentioned.
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