Magnus Carlsen Publicly Accuses Chess Rival Hans Niemann Of Cheating
Moreover, the world of international competitive chess finds itself embroiled in a major scandal! The new chess champion Hans Niemann’s ascent to the top so quickly ruffled many feathers. However, none as much as previous chess record holder and champion Magnus Carlsen. Magnus publicly accused his rival Hans Niemann of cheating. And furthermore, Chess.com has banned Hans Niemann from playing on its site until he can prove his innocence. But can he?
Furthermore, Magnus Carlsen went on Twitter to offer his public accusations of cheating against Hans Niemann. Carlsen wrote:
These are some strong words from Magnus Carlsen. An individual known for his shyness and close relationship with his family. There are no instances where Magnus Carlsen acted out or acted in a suspicious manner. So this accusation must be taken as seriously as any in any sporting world. A full investigation by the governing bodies of chess will need to occur. And if Niemann becomes guilty in the eyes of the public, will chess ever fully recover from such a scandal?