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Daniel Rensch about’s statement: This tweet speaks for itself

After losing to Hans Niemann in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the event without detailed explanations. Possible reasons of Magnus Carlsen’s withdrawal can be found here. The rumors started spreading over social medias that Hans Niemann has a history of cheating and Hikaru Nakamura confirmed in his live stream that Niemann has done “unallowed things” at the tournaments. Sinquefield Cup improved anti-cheating measures and Carlsen’s results got annulled. Niemann decided to tell his truth after the 5th round. He confessed cheating in random chesscom games and added that he will not let chesscom, Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura slander his reputation. He also asked for an answer from Nakamura, saying that he would like to see what Nakamura has to say now. Niemann explained that his chesscom account was banned and that he was uninvited from the Global Chess Championship. published an official statement regarding that matter, with Daniel Rensch commenting on it in Niemann’s style: “This tweet speaks for itself“. The known sentence “Chess speaks for itself” came after Niemann’s tweet during the FTX Crypto Cup Cup. Announcing his match against Indian prodigy Praggnanandhaa, Hans said: “I will be declining all interviews today, the chess will speak for itself”. Rensch’s tweet caused different reactions and some called it highly unprofessional, so he explained: “My intention was to add some humor, not be vindictive. Sorry to everyone if it was tone deaf. Despite the hate and opinions all around, I legitimately want what’s best for Hans (and chess). Hoping to hear from him…“. See the tweets below

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