Thanks to board games, we have been able to stay engaged at home throughout the pandemic. From Chess to Ludo, the existence of several online gaming communities has made it easier for us.

And while most of us play to let the clock pass, recently hosted a charity event, Checkmate COVID, to raise COVID relief funds for those affected in India.

The celebrity edition of the event featured personalities such as Nikhil Kamath, Viswanathan Anand, Aamir Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala, Yuzvendra Chahal and Riteish Deshmukh.

While all the other celebrities lost the game to Viswanathan Anand, Nikhil Kamath, co-founder and CIO of Zerodha, surprised everyone with his victory against the chess legend. Not only did he beat Anand, but his accuracy was 99% as well.

Chess fans couldn’t believe it. A popular international chess YouTuber, Agadmator, posted a post-match analysis and it was found that Nikhil had violated the “Fair Play” policy.

Following this revelation, Nikhil Kamath’s game account on has apparently been closed.

The news quickly went viral on social media. Nikhil later tweeted that he had enlisted the help of people and computers to analyze the game. He also apologized for his behavior.

From other notable chess players to fans, a lot of people react to Nikhil’s unfair play.

Things got out of hand and Viswanathan Anand and his wife also responded to Nikhil’s apology.

For those who don’t know, Nikhil Kamath is one of India’s youngest billionaires. But this time his fame is in danger.