US chess prodigy Hans Niemann sues $100MILLION over claims he used anal beads to cheat
American teenage chess prodigy Hans Nieman has sued Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, Chess.com and three others for defamation
He claims they wanted to blacklist him by claiming that he beat Carlsen by using anal beads to cheat
Weeks after the incident, Chess.com released a report claiming that Niemann had “probably cheated” in hundreds of games
American teenage chess prodigy Hans Niemann has sued the Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of using anal beats to cheat – as well as the online platform Chess.com, claiming they were slandering him and trying to blacklist him.
In court documents filed Thursday in Missouri, he alleges that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes as the self-proclaimed “King of Chess,” feared the teen would damage his multi-billion dollar brand after beating him. in Sept.
Weeks after the incident, Chess.com released a report claiming Niemann had “probably cheated” in hundreds of games.
Two other chess players – Daniel Rensch and Hikaru Nakamura – are also named as defendants.
Niemann, 19, denied the allegations, saying he only cheated twice in his life — at the age of 12 and 16 — and that both offenses were some of the biggest regrets of his life.
He is now demanding a trial “to repair the devastating damage defendants have inflicted on his reputation, career and life by grossly defaming him and wrongfully conspiring to blacklist him from the profession to which he is employed.” has dedicated his life,” the lawsuit said. .
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American teenage chess prodigy Hans Nieman has sued Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of using anal beats to cheat – as well as online platform Chess.com
In court documents filed Thursday in Missouri, Niemann claims 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes as the self-proclaimed “King of Chess,” feared the teen would damage his multi-billion dollar brand after beating him. in September
Niemann was accused of using vibrating anal beads to communicate with his coach during a September 4 tournament against Carlsen.
The 19-year-old chess prodigy previously stated he would play naked to prove doubters wrong after rumors suggested he used vibrating anal beads, controlled by a third party, to determine the best moves in his match against Carlsen.
“Carlsen’s unprecedented actions, coupled with his baseless accusations, sent shockwaves through the chess world and immediately threw Niemann at the center of what is now widely reported as the greatest chess scandal in history,” the lawsuit reads.
While Carlsen had no legitimate basis for believing that Niemann had actually cheated on him, he was able to ensure that no reputable chess tournament would invite Niemann to join in the future, and his false accusations would lead other top chess players to join Niemann as well. boycott.’
But more than a week after the anal bead cheating allegations, a 72-page report accused the “self-taught chess prodigy” of cheating “more than 100 times” in an Oct. 4 report by Chess.com.
It showed that the child prodigy confessed privately to Chess.com that he had cheated on numerous occasions, while also revealing that he had been banned from the site – although this was never made public.
The report states that Niemann confessed his cheating to Chess.com COO Danny Rensch during a Zoom conversation, then in writing during a Slack chat.
Many of the tournaments Chess.com said Niemann cheated included cash prizes, the report said, including Chess.com prize events, Speed Chess Championship Qualifiers and the PRO Chess League.