The spectre of dishonest in on-line chess occasions is threatening to take root. Two extra examples got here to the fore on Monday when the recently-crowned National under-18 speedy on-line champion G. Kheerthi and runner-up Riya Mishra have been suspended for dishonest.
The All India Chess Federation secretary Bharat Singh Chauhan additionally confirmed the elevation of Tamil Nadu’s V. Rindhiya to the highest spot, adopted by Bristy Mukherjee (Bengal) and Dhyana Patel (Gujarat).
“After we received complaints and the Fair Play report from the broadcast platform, all five members of the Fair Play committee — Grandmasters Tejas Bakre, M.R. Lalith Babu, N. Srinath and International Masters Rakesh Kulkarni and Akshat Khamparia — were unanimous in their decision to suspend the two girls,” he stated.
Meanwhile, within the National under-16 on-line speedy championship, M. Pranesh, Aaryan Varshney and Aditya Mittal shared the lead with 6.5 factors from seven rounds. In the women’ part, Dhyana Patel and Aahana Pachchigar have been forward at 6.5 factors.