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Magnus Carlsen publicly accuses Hans Niemann of extra dishonest | Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen has damaged his silence on the scandal that has rocked chess by accusing Hans Niemann of dishonest extra – and extra just lately – than he has publicly admitted.

The world champion additionally questioned Niemann’s stellar rise over the previous 12 months calling it “uncommon”, and admitted he was additionally suspicious of the 19-year-old American’s mannerisms when he misplaced to him with the black items on the Sinquefield Cup early this month.

Carlsen stated this led him to drag out of a match for the primary time in his profession – and final week the Norwegian surprised the game once more by resigning a web based sport after only one transfer in opposition to the identical opponent.

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Till Monday night, Carlsen had commented solely cryptically on the state of affairs. However in a tweeted statement, the Norwegian made his emotions clear.

“When Niemann was invited final minute to the 2022 Sinquefield Cup, I strongly thought-about withdrawing previous to the occasion,” he revealed. “I in the end selected to play. I consider that Niemann has cheated extra – and extra just lately – than he has publicly admitted.

“His over-the-board progress has been uncommon, and all through our sport within the Sinquefield Cup I had the impression that he wasn’t tense and even absolutely concentrating on the sport in vital positions, whereas outplaying me as black in a method I solely assume a handful of gamers can do. This sport contributed to altering my perspective.”

After Niemann’s victory in opposition to Carlsen, he had stated that “by some ridiculous miracle” he had guessed what his opponent’s uncommon opening could be and ready for it. “It have to be embarrassing for the world champion to lose to me,” Niemann stated. “I really feel unhealthy for him.”

Whereas Niemann has admitted dishonest in on-line occasions, as a 12- and 16-year-old, he has vociferously denied the latest allegations and insisted he’s now “clear”. He has accused these making claims in opposition to him of making an attempt to wreck his profession and stated he was even ready to play bare to show his innocence.

Chess.com has since stated it believes Niemann had cheated on-line extra ceaselessly, nevertheless, and had proven him proof to assist that conclusion. Niemann has been banned from the positioning and Chess.com occasions.

Carlsen, for his half, prompt on Monday night that he wouldn’t play in opposition to Niemann, or any participant he believes to have cheated, once more. “We should do one thing about dishonest, and in my view going ahead I don’t need to play in opposition to folks that have cheated repeatedly previously, as a result of I don’t know what they’re able to doing sooner or later,” he stated.

“I consider that dishonest in chess is a giant deal and an existential risk to the sport. I additionally consider that chess organisers and those that care concerning the sanctity of the sport we love ought to significantly take into account rising safety measures and strategies of cheat detection for over-the-board chess.”

The Norwegian insisted there was extra he needed to say however was restricted in what he might do with out express permission from Niemann to talk brazenly. “Up to now I’ve solely been capable of communicate with my actions, and people actions have said clearly that I’m not keen to play chess with Niemann.”

Carlsen added: “I hope the reality on this matter comes out, no matter it could be. I do know that my actions have annoyed many within the chess group. I’m annoyed. I need to play chess on the highest stage in one of the best occasions.”

The Guardian has contacted Niemann’s representatives for remark.

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