19-year-old Hans Niemann today AGAIN defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, in the 6th round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup, as Magnus Carlsen resigned his game in the second move. Carlsen went offline as soon as he resigned, and it is questionable if he will continue playing the Julius Baer Generation Cup. Replay the game Hans Niemann – Magnus Carlsen here
The chess world was hit with a big drama including Hans Niemann and Magnus Carlsen after Carlsen’s withdrawal from the Sinquefield Cup. Hans Niemann defeated the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, and 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. Both players did not want to be interviewed during the Julius Baer Generation Cup Day 1, and Magnus Carlsen today shocked with his resignation after only two played moves. See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case on the bottom of the article
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Susan Polgar commented on Carlsen’s resignation saying 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. Anish Giri dropped the bomb by saying, we know about online cheating by multiple other chess players, just after Levon Aronian said that he believes Niemann hasn’t been the cleanest person when it comes to online chess.
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The timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: