Nikhil Kamath, India’s Youngest Billionaire, And Zerodha Founder Beats Viswanathan Anand In Chess, Banned From The Platform

Nikhil Kamath, a co-founder of Zerodha and one of India’s youngest self-made billionaires, defeated world champion and grandmaster Viswanathan Anand in a charity chess game with a 99 percent accuracy.

With the help of in-game analysts and computers, he beat Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand. The result surprised everyone because Anand is a Grandmaster in chess and Kamath isn’t known for his chess skills. After being banned from for cheating and winning, he revealed this information.

The match took place on June 13 to generate money for the Akshay Patra Foundation’s Covid-19 relief fund, which helps feed the hungry. The match was broadcast live on, and Kamath defeated Anand, who had to face ten celebrities, including actors Aamir Khan and cricketer Yuzendra Chahal, among others, to raise money for the Covid-19 pandemic.

While he comfortably defeated other opponents, Anand was surprised to lose to Kamath, who had a remarkable accuracy record of 99 percent.

However, after it was discovered that the Zerodha co-founder had cheated to win against Anand, Kamath’s profile was suspended for violating the “Fair Play” guideline, according to reports. Kamath received a lot of backlashes once the news went public, especially on social media, where people accused him of cheating the system to win a charity tournament.

Kamath, a co-founder of Zerodha, stated that it was ridiculous for people to believe he had defeated the Chess master. “It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy sir in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt,” Kamath tweeted. Anand, too, tweeted Kamath’s remarks, adding that he was simply playing his role on the board and expected the same from everyone.