After the recent success of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) being added to international football games, the World Chess Association has announced that they will be using VARs in the upcoming World Chess Championship.

This will hopefully stop the rife malpractice that takes place in the battle of kings, with illegal knight moves and pawn pocketing now commonplace in what was once a noble game.

WCA President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is adamant that the move is important for chess.

“I know that people love chess because it’s a fast flowing, non-stop, end-to-end game,” conceded Ilyumzhinov, “and we may lose some of the free flow with this move.

“But dammit, if it will stop the British making illegal moves with bishops and queens then I’m all for it!”

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