We prove that for every n, there is a graph G with χ(G) ≥ n and ω(G) ≤ 3 such that every induced subgraph H of G with ω(H) ≤ 2 satisfies χ(H) ≤ 4.This disproves a well-known conjecture. Our construction is a digraph with bounded clique number, large dichromatic number, and no induced directed cycles of odd length at
Alvaro Carbonero, Patrick Hompe, Benjamin Moore, Sophie Spirkl
A Counterexample to a Conjecture About Trianle-Free Induced Subgraphs of Graphs with Large Chromatic Number. UWSpace.