Angle Shooting in Chess

In this position Inarkiev gave check on e3 to which Carlsen replied with Kd3. Inarkiev immediately called the arbiter and claimed an illegal move by Carlsen and got awarded the win. This is the oldest trick in blitz and it shows how low it can get in professional sports these days. My deepest respect goes to Carlsen for staying calm, because I have already seen fights over unsportsmanlike behavior like that.

Here is the incident:

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And here is the lucky winner talking about it with a grin on his face:

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Finally the good news: The arbiters looked at the incident again and offered Inarkiev to continue the game from the final position. He declined to play on and got his well deserved zero. That’s an amazing turn-around and two thumbs up for the arbiters!