Kenneth Regan, a UB faculty expert with expertise in chess, with a focus on identifying cheaters, joined the live studio of Julius Baer Generation Cup commenting on the recent happenings of the Niemann – Carlsen case. Regan first commented on Carlsen’s resignation in the second move saying that Carlsen’s reaction is not appropriate, especially taking into consideration that the top eight players qualify for the final stage of the Julius Baer Generation Cup. Kenneth Regan spoke about the process of analyzing the suspected players for cheating and concluded that he believes that Niemann didn’t cheat against Carlsen in their Sinquefield Cup R3 game: “Niemann played well. But not too well.“. See the complete interview with professor Kenneth Regan below
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After Hans Niemann defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, Carlsen decided to withdraw from the tournament without detailed explanations. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social media and the controversy over the Niemann – Carlsen case is not stopping. While Niemann spoke on the case on several occasions, the World Chess Champion did not have any public announcement since then. The players met again in the 6th round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup when Carlsen resigned already after two moves of play. See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: