Hans Niemann is having a blast at the 2022 Sinquefield Cup as he scores 2/3 points. Niemann scored his first-ever victory against a 2750+ player in the second round of the event, explaining that he is not surprised that he is beating the top-level players. He then beat the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the round three to break Carlsen’s strike of 53 unbeaten classical games, pass the 2700 live rating and emerge as the sole leader of the event. “It must be embarrassing for the World Champion to lose to me” said Niemann after the game.
The 19-year-old USA grandmaster today faces the World No. 4 and Junior’s World No. 1 Alireza Firouzja. After the first round draw against Fabiano Caruana, Firouzja lost to Ian Nepomniachtchi in the round 2, and yesterday scored a thrilling victory over Levon Aronian.
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