SINGAPORE - Should cheats in chess matches - even online ones - be banned and ostracised from the game? That, said top chess cheating sleuth Kenneth Regan, is a key issue that the community needs to find a consensus on.
Chess has been under the spotlight after world champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in September following his loss to teenager Hans Niemann. Carlsen then posted a cryptic message on social media, implying that his 19-year-old opponent had cheated. The 31-year-old Norwegian later openly accused his American rival of doing so in a lengthy letter on Twitter.