The controversy over the Hans Niemann – Magnus Carlsen case is not stopping. 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 giving no detailed explanations. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social media, and each day brings new theories on the case. Just today, new allegations on Niemann – Carlsen case that Hans Niemann performs much better with live DGT boards emerged, while GM Nigel Davies has another take on the story, asking the FIDE Ethics Commission to act.
Richard Rapport commented on the happenings on his official twitter account suggesting to leave speculation at the door and try to get the absolute truth in form of a polygraph test: “Food for thought (concerning the current debate how to manage cheating in chess and to protect players who are falsely accused): My suggestion is to leave speculations at the door, and to try to get the absolute truth in form of a polygraph test (or a few for clarity’s sake). Or some tailored variant of the same ideology. No delays in broadcasting, no extra security, a yes to pens and watches :) as the players would have to agree prior the event’s start, that if needed, they will comply.“
See the timetable of happenings related to Carlsen’s withdrawal from the event: