Indian chess GM Narayanan left to stand barefoot for metal detector check during match in Germany

Updated: Nov 28 2022 6:25PM

Chennai, Nov 28 (PTI) Indian Grandmaster S L Narayanan felt "humiliated" as he was left to stand barefoot inside the playing hall for metal detector check during a Bundesliga chess league match in Germany on Monday.

As there was a beep sound during the metal detector check, Narayanan was made to remove his shoes and subsequently his socks too. It was later found out that the beep sound emanated from the carpet on the floor.

These kind of checks happened earlier too, but they have become more rigid ever since world champion Magnus Carlsen accused American GM Hans Niemann of cheating earlier this year.