release 72-page Hans Niemann report
General 3 hours ago 7 release 72-page Hans Niemann report

Hans Niemann is accused of cheating in over 100 games at in a 72-page report released by the company. They point to cheating in several more prize-money events than the one he admitted to as a 12-year-old, as well as in informal matches against top players. Despite highlighting “a lack of concrete statistical evidence that he cheated in his game with Magnus or in any other over-the-board games” nevertheless outline “apparent anomalies” in Niemann’s late rise to the top.

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  • Reports Sep 6, 2022 | 7:53 AM 33

    Sinquefield Cup 4: Fabi wins, So leads, as life goes on without Magnus

    Magnus Carlsen’s shock withdrawal from the Sinquefield Cup overshadowed everything else in Round 4, but the chess went on. Fabiano Caruana scored the only win, defeating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in 92 moves, while Hans Niemann lost hi...

  • Reports Sep 5, 2022 | 6:20 AM 25

    Sinquefield Cup 3: Niemann beats Carlsen to cross 2700

    “It must be embarrassing for the World Champion to lose to me — I feel bad for him!” said Hans Niemann after an incredible Round 3 of the Sinquefield Cup. He not only beat Magnus with the black pieces, ending a 53-game unbeaten stre...

  • Reports Sep 4, 2022 | 7:49 AM 3

    Sinquefield Cup 2: Niemann catches Carlsen

    Hans Niemann took down Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Round 2 of the Sinquefield Cup to catch Magnus Carlsen in the lead after the World Champion made a quiet draw against Levon Aronian. Ian Nepomniachtchi bounced back to beat Alireza Fir...

  • Reports Sep 3, 2022 | 6:35 AM 10

    Sinquefield Cup 1: Carlsen crushes Nepo

    Magnus Carlsen has now won 5 of his last 7 classical games against Ian Nepomniachtchi as he eased to victory against his World Championship challenger in Round 1 of the Sinquefield Cup. All the other games were drawn, with Fabiano C...

  • General Sep 2, 2022 | 6:08 AM 2

    Carlsen-Nepo & Firouzja-Caruana as Sinquefield Cup begins

    Magnus Carlsen gets a wildcard for the Sinquefield Cup that starts in Saint Louis on Friday and, just as in his last Grand Chess Tour event in Croatia, he plays his World Championship challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi in Round 1. The ot...

  • General Aug 31, 2022 | 7:28 AM 16

    Unstoppable Alireza Firouzja demolishes field to win in St Louis

    Alireza Firouzja was unstoppable and cruised to victory on the last day of the Saint Louis Rapid & Blitz, winning his first event on the Grand Chess Tour. The 19-year-old dominated and clinched victory with four rounds to spare.

  • General Aug 31, 2022 | 7:09 AM 1

    Firouzja grabs sole lead as Nakamura plays "catch up" with 7.5/9

    Alireza Firouzja has opened up a gap to his competitors after an impressive display on the first day of blitz in Saint Louis. Meanwhile, Hikaru Nakamura is playing catch up, showing off his brilliant speed chess skills that were lac...

  • General Aug 29, 2022 | 11:09 AM 1

    St Louis RB 3: Mamedyarov on fire as Frenchmen share lead

    Frenchmen Alireza Firouzja and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave share the lead after Day 3 of St. Louis Rapid & Blitz, one point ahead of Sam Shankland. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov clearly takes the "Player of the Day" award scoring three impressiv...

  • Reports Aug 28, 2022 | 8:45 AM 4

    St Louis RB 2: Firouzja hits back after loss

    There were just three decisive games on Day 2 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz, and two of them featured Alireza Firouzja. He went down in flames against Fabiano Caruana, but bounced back to beat Leinier Dominguez and regain the sol...

  • Reports Aug 27, 2022 | 9:51 AM 3

    St Louis RB 1: Firouzja's dream debut

    Alireza Firouzja ominously said he felt “very fresh” after he beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Hikaru Nakamura to take the sole lead on 5/6 after Day 1 of the St. Louis Rapid and Blitz. Hikaru, who went unbeaten in 27 games to win the...

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