19-year-old Hans Niemann today AGAIN defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, in the 6th round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup, as Magnus Carlsen resigned his game in the second move. Carlsen went offline as soon as he resigned, but he has not withdrawn from the tournament. Replay the game Hans Niemann – Magnus Carlsen here
Susan Polgar commented on Carlsen’s resignation saying it’s: “Definitely a protest move!“, while GM Jon Ludvig Hammer said Carlsen should be sanctioned during the live Norwegian TV program. Fair-Play specialist Kenneth Regan joined the live studio of the Julius Baer Generation Cup and spoke about Carlsen – Niemann’s game at the Sinquefield Cup 2022: Niemann played well, but not too well.
Anish Giri also shared his thoughts on the case. “Show must go on. It reminds me of when you play pokr and you bluff on the first car, then comes another card and you keep bluffing. But it looks like [Magnus] is really insinuating something, but until you catch someone, you cannot do anything,” said Giri. “It just looks very odd now. It makes sense if supposedly Hans is cheating, but if he doesn’t it is really very wrong.” Giri explained, “It is a big problem to play people who have been banned, especially those who have admitted to have cheated online before, because you lose trust in these people. My advice to young players is to never cheat in small events because these things stick and it is not easy to get rid of this.”
Anish Giri admitted, “Let me be very frank, we knew about all this stuff and the online cheating [of Hans Niemann] and we know about online cheating by multiple other players as well. […] But I have a feeling Hans never cheated against me because looking at my own games he usually plays very badly.” See the full interview of Anish Giri in the video and More reactions to Magnus Carlsen’s resignation against Hans Niemann
Anish Giri will meet Hans Niemann in the 10th round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup. Anish Giri vs Hans Niemann, Julius Baer Generation Cup R10 LIVE
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