Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath participated in a charity chess match against five-time world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand. To many people’s surprise, he won the match. However, the billionaire later admitted to defeating the chess champion using unfair means and apologized for creating the confusion.
In a tweet he said, “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.”
He further added, “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.”