A Cheating Scandal Has Rocked the Chess World. The 'Chess Detective' Is on the Case

Published November 3, 2022


Time magazine profiled chess cheating expert Ken Regan, professor of computer science and engineering, about his work involving the ongoing scandal between Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann. 

Regan “has become the chess world’s go-to independent expert on cheating. The International Chess Federation, known as FIDE, pays him to monitor tournaments, and he consults informally for websites like Chess.com,” the article says.

“It prevents me from being a cold-hearted scientist,” he says of the social impact of his work. “The federation’s fair-play system is “highly dependent now on Ken’s proficiency,” says FIDE managing director Dana Reizniece-Ozola.

Read the story here.