The basic problem is that computers can now outplay any human
I applaud the move by the disgraced upcoming star who was shot down midflight to everyone’s surprise. Let the jury and the court decide.
I think he did his case more harm than good in his rambling interview in which he defended, retorted, and expressed anger. Lawyers hate it when clients pour out their hearts before the trial. But whatever—it happened.
What I don’t get is why he sues for a 9-figure penalty. Why doesn’t he just demand that he is declared innocent and enabled to continue to prove that he’s the world’s greatest chess player ever—eventually?
Maybe too much bad advice from his lawyers? The greater the sum paid, the greater their name? But, in the end, it must have been his decision. I hope he changes his mind. Revenge and greed are such ugly things. I’m hoping the lawyers start negotiations on how to solve this amicably.
If he’s innocent, what else does he really want than to have his name cleared and play at all the great tournaments again, no?
He was in it because he loves the game, right—not to get rich, no?
This ain’t over ’till it’s over. It’s gonna take time.
The world now sees a level of dishonesty it never saw before. There is no reason to believe that chess players will be immune to this. Just like doping in sports competitions needs to be ruled out, so should chess cheating be.
One of those sued the day before says he’s not convinced he cheated:
These legal minds doubt there is ground for this lawsuit:
This clip speaks for itself:
The stories are coming out: