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Hans Niemann vs Wesley So, Sinquefield Cup 2022 R6 LIVE

After 19-year-old Hans Niemann defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, World Champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the 2022 tournament. Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup 2022 without detailed explanations. Possible reasons of Magnus Carlsen’s withdrawal can be found here. Sinquefield Cup’s players and organizers reacted to Carlsen’s decision with Fabiano Caruana tweeting that he can’t wait to see the Hans effect on The Magnus Effect. Hans Niemann was shocked by Carlsen’s withdrawal and explained that he couldn’t even focus on his fourth round game against Firouzja. In the R4 post-game interview, Hans added: At least I got to beat Magnus Carlsen before he leftSinquefield 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. He added that he will not let chesscom, Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura slander his reputation and said he would like to see what Nakamura has to say now. After a resting day at the Sinquefield Cup 2022, Hans broke the silence: “The silence of my critics clearly speaks for itself“.

The 19-year-old USA grandmaster today plays against the sole leader of the event – Wesley So. With Carlen’s results being annulled, Niemann scores 2.5 points. Round 5 results & recap

Sinquefield Cup 2022 live games / Sinquefield Cup 2022 – Day 6 LIVE video coverage / Pairings & Timetable

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