Cheating in chess is not rampant: Anand

Updated: Nov 28 2022 8:51PM

Cheating in chess is not rampant: Anand

Kolkata, Nov 28 (PTI) Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand, who is now deputy president of world governing body FIDE, feels cheating in his sport is "not rampant" and limited to "online" tournaments only.

Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen kicked up a storm in September this year when he levelled cheating allegations against US teenager Hans Niemann, following his stunning defeat in round three of the Sinquefield Cup.

"It's a new area. Yes, of course we know the possibility (of cheating) is there and it has to give you worry, but I don't think it's rampant," Anand told PTI in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of Tata Steel Chess India that gets underway here on Tuesday.