Teenage US chess prodigy Hans Niemann has sternly rejected claims that he has been concerned in a classy and extended marketing campaign of dishonest all through his profession, after being accused of impropriety by each the world’s prime participant Magnus Carlsen and in a prolonged report printed by Chess.com.

The rising scandal was ignited by Carlsen when he resigned from a web-based recreation with Niemann after making only one transfer, with the Norwegian later explaining in an announcement he printed to social media that he suspected the American participant to be concerned in dishonest.

Niemann’s latest play, Carlsen alleged, advised that he was obtained outdoors help given the dramatic leaps in capacity which he says he noticed within the 19-year-old’s performances.

Carlsen’s accusations seemed to be backed by a 72-page report printed on Chess.com this week by which additionally they famous that a few of Niemann’s performances appeared to match strikes advised by a computerized chess engine, and by which it was claimed that he cheated in additional than 100 on-line video games with some as latest as 2020.

He’s additionally accused of dishonest in video games by which prize cash was at stake.

Niemann has admitted to dishonest on two events earlier in his profession when he was aged 12 and 16. 

Nevertheless, shortly after defeating the 15-year-old Christopher Yoo within the first spherical of the US Chess Championship Niemann gave a short interview by which he refuted the accusations made in opposition to him and vowed to face his floor within the ongoing scandal.

I believe that this recreation is a message to everybody,” he stated after defeating Yoo, who performed with white items. 

This whole factor began with me saying chess speaks for itself, and I believe that this recreation spoke for itself and confirmed the chess participant that am. It additionally confirmed that I’m not going to again down and I’m going to play my finest chess right here whatever the stress that I’m below, and that’s all I’ve to say about this recreation. Chess speaks for itself, that’s all I can say.”

Niemann refused to elaborate additional on his efficiency in opposition to Yoo.

I’m sorry, that’s it,” he stated when requested about his recreation. “You may go away it to your personal interpretation, however thanks. That’s it. That’s all I’d wish to say, as a result of it was such an attractive recreation I don’t even want to explain it.”

The Chess.com investigation didn’t word any situations of fraud in Niemann’s over-the-board video games, although it did state that his performances “advantage additional investigation based mostly on the information” and famous what they referred to as his “statistically extraordinary” enhancements. 

The main target is predicted to return to Niemann when he takes on Jeffery Xiong in his subsequent US Chess Championship recreation.

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