Chess coach: I’m not a cheater!
By Kathianne Boniello
November 16, 2013 | 11:28pm

A Long Island man claims he was kicked off and slapped with a scarlet “C” — for chess cheat.

“I was put on a cheater list,” chess teacher Henry Despres claims in a lawsuit. “Everyone on the site could see this. I, of course, never cheated.”

Despres is claiming in a Brooklyn federal court suit that he is owed an apology, along with $200,000 damages because of defamation, libel and the loss of chess lessons and book sales. did not return a message seeking comment.


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