Levon Aronian is one of the competitors in the Julius Baer Generation Cup 2022 and he joined the live studio after the second portion of four rounds which were played today. After eight played rounds, Levon Aronian ties for the 9th place with Vincent Keymer as both score 11 points. Aronian shortly commented: “It was a tough day“. Speaking about Carlsen’s resignation against Hans Niemann, Levon said: “I understand the frustration of Magnus. You know, I really didn’t know much about a lot of things. Now I am somewhere in the middle. I do believe that Hans hasn’t been the cleanest person when it comes to online chess. But he is a young guy and hopefully, this will be a lesson to him and he will not do any of the bad things online. But generally, I think that this is a problem that requires a solution, and there are solutions“. See the interview below
New: The Carlsen – Niemann conflict is more recent than everyone thinks?
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. Carlsen’s resignation in the second move shocked the chess world causing different reactions. Susan Polgar commented said 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. See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case below the video
Niemann’s and Carlsen’s facial expressions during their 2-move game
The timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: