release 72-page Hans Niemann report
General 2 hours ago 4 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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