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Chess players are convinced the anal beads controversy is causing more online cheating

Chess players are convinced the anal beads controversy is causing more online cheating

Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos (Getty Images) Remember the anal beads deception controversy? Although I would like to forget it, it turns out that a lot of people still think about it. Some chess players have reported an increase in computer-assisted cheating in Chess.com matches since the Hans Niemann story broke. One gamer has dubbed the recent …

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The people who control chess cheaters: “We’ve built a crime scene analysis for every player in the world”

Ddid a teenager cheat to defeat the world chess champion? This question has thrown the chess world into turmoil since September 4, when its best player, 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, abruptly withdrew from the $350,000 Sinquefield Cup in St Louis after a stunning loss to the lowest ranked 19 year old. Hans Nieman. Carlsen did not …

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Chess sex toy cheating scandal explained: World No 1 Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann in wild sports controversy

Chess sex toy cheating scandal explained: World No 1 Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann in wild sports controversy

It’s not often that the world of mainstream sports shines a spotlight on chess, but allegations of a sex toy-centric cheating scandal have captured the attention of many. On September 19, Magnus Carlsen, world number one and world chess champion since 2013, unexpectedly resigned as he faced Hans Niemann in the sixth round of the …

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The 'cheating' scandal tearing the chess community apart, explained

The ‘cheating’ scandal tearing the chess community apart, explained

On Monday, reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen made just one move against his opponent, US grandmaster Hans Niemann, then resigned, spreading panic in the chess world over a growing scandal seemingly unresolved. Carlsen essentially refusing to play against Niemann increases speculation about Carlsen’s abrupt withdrawal from a tournament in St. Louis after losing to …

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The cheating scandal rocking the chess world has a new wrinkle

The cheating scandal rocking the chess world has a new wrinkle

Magnus Carlsen (left) and Hans Niemann face off at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis on September 4. The two had a rematch on Monday, but Carlsen only played one shot before resigning from the match. Crystal Fuller/Grand Chess Tour hide caption toggle caption Crystal Fuller/Grand Chess Tour Magnus Carlsen (left) and Hans Niemann face …

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Magnus Carlsen resigns from match after blow as chess storm intensifies

Magnus Carlsen resigns from match after blow as chess storm intensifies

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen surprisingly retired on Monday after performing a single move in a match against 19-year-old American Hans Niemann. The episode added a new chapter to a storyline that gripped the world of chess and beyond, which involves suggestions that Niemann cheated in a recent victory over the Norwegian grandmaster. The two …

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