Chess Chess Crisis: “Paranoia Has Become Culture” | sport

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isn a chess tournament, five of the top six were disqualified for cheating. In another, the adoring parents of 10-year-old contestants furiously dismissed evidence that their darlings were playing at the world No.1 level. And in a third, an Armenian grandmaster expelled for suspicious gambling accused his opponent of “peeing in his Pampers”.These incidents may seem extreme but they are not isolated – and they have all taken place online since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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