Kichcha Sudeep banned for cheating at chess event, Aamir Khan and Chahal on Radar
As the country battles the wave of Covid19 cases, everyone is trying to help in any way they can. From Bollywood celebrities and sportsmen to the common man, everyone is trying to participate. Recently, an online charity chess competition was held to raise awareness.
“COVID Checkmate” was a charity event organized to raise awareness and raise funds to donate to people suffering from Covid19. But the event turned out to be something that was not expected. It was an eye opener for all and exposed the celebrities and their cheap tactics. Some of them really go too far to show their power and even win such events.
The recent event brought together some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Indian grandmaster and chess coach Srinath Narayanan took to Twitter on Monday to share proof of what these celebrities have been up to. He shared two photos which show actor-director Kichcha Sudeep and producer Sajid Nadiadwala both used unfair methods to win the match. Their accounts were also banned from Chess.com.
“Everyone suspected it. I didn’t want to be a judge, jury, executioner. Now the truth of all of this is known and clear, ”Narayanan wrote, sharing screenshots from Sudeep and Nadiadwala’s accounts.
Everyone suspected it. I didn’t want to be a judge, jury, executioner. Now the truth about this whole thing is clear. pic.twitter.com/SqSbqpqRcf
– Srinath Narayanan (@ nsrinath69) June 14, 2021
Now that it comes to light that these celebrities used cheap tricks to win, many have started to doubt others as well. Actor Aamir Khan and cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal are also on the radar now. People even suspect them of having used unfair methods. Chahal is known to be an avid chess player. He loves the game and is a respected athlete. Fans say he can’t go that far to win a game. But nothing can be said.
Another person who cheated in this game in order to win against chess champion Viswanathan Anand, was the youngest Indian billionaire, Nikhil Kamath. It was revealed that Kamath had used the help of the computer and that other people were also present to help him win the match. His account was later banned.
Even Viswanathan Anand tweeted about it, expressing disappointment with the way people played the game.
Yesterday was celebrity sim for people to fundraise. It was a fun experience that respected the ethics of the game. pic.twitter.com/ISJcguA8jQ
– Viswanathan Anand (@ vishy64theking) June 14, 2021
@ vishy64theking in my head it was just a fun game that we amateurs were playing against india’s greatest chess champion to raise money for charity. But still give no excuse for what I did. It was wrong and I sincerely apologize for it.
– Nikhil Kamath (@nikhilkamathcio) June 14, 2021