No wonder the chess world found itself in the eye of the storm.
What exactly happened?
Carlsen was three rounds away from the nine-round tournament.
Within hours, in a live stream, Japanese-American chess grandmaster and online streamer Hikaru Nakamura said, “Magnus thinks Hans is probably cheating” but is unable to say so openly because he doesn’t. there is no proof.
But according to Danny Rensch – chess director of chess.com – there is evidence that Niemann cheated more than twice online.
“We have shared detailed evidence with him regarding our decision, including information that contradicts his statements regarding the amount and severity of his cheating on chess.com,” he said.
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Elon Musk added fuel to the proverbial fire, who on September 8 tweeted and then deleted the following: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see (because it’s up your ass) – Schopenhauer.”
In one of his now-deleted tweets, Elon Musk suggested that Hans Niemann cheated by using a device hidden in his “butt”. Credit: Pool/Getty Images
Gary Wastell is the President of the Australian Chess Federation.
“One of the former world champions, Viswanathan Anand, said if in a game he had only one moment when he was advised on the right move to play in a critical position, his performance would be greatly improved. “, Mr. Wastell said.
Previous convictions do not prove guilt…Unless you have proof [proving Niemann cheated]he should be given the benefit of the doubt.
Gary Wastell, President of the Australian Chess Federation
“And no evidence of significance has emerged,” he said.
Niemann is ready to play naked
“It must be embarrassing for the world champion to lose to me. I feel bad for him,” Niemann said.
What happened next ?
Mr Wastell said Niemann could not have cheated in such a short game and that Carlsen’s withdrawal is yet another cryptic message.
Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen could face Hans Niemann in another chess game in the coming days. Credit: Rob Kim
“I think it’s just kind of a gesture of protest that Magnus came up with…an attempt to be somewhat consistent with his action at the end of the previous game when he lost to the same player.”
“So the world will watch,” he said.