Russian Grandmaster Sergey Karjakin is developing his own online chess platform. In his telegram channel, he shared, “Together with the largest Russian IT company, I am participating in the development of a chess portal! We have an excellent symbiosis between professional programmers and chess players.” Karjakin added that the portal aims to hold online competitions and will have artificial intelligence to detect cheating.
The news about the online chess platform comes just weeks after FIDE announced a 6 months ban on Karjakin, which will prevent him to participate in Candidates 2022. More on Sergey Karjakin’s case: Karjakin ban by FIDE announced / Karjakin posts comments on the ban, decides not to appeal, but Kremlin supports Karjakin / Top players comment on Karjakin ban / All stories on Sergey Karjakin here
“I hope that a full-fledged Russian chess portal will be released this year, and we will not depend on Western platforms!” finished Karjakin.