Chess player Niemann (19 years old) may have cheated in over 100 online games

Chess player Niemann (19 years old) may have cheated in over 100 online games

The Wall Street Journal reported this on the basis of an investigation by chess website chess.com. The chess player was not allowed to use the platform for a period of the past year due to suspicions.

Chess riots around the world

Niemann sparked a world chess controversy last month when he beat world champion Magnus Carlsen. Shortly thereafter, the Norwegian coach halted his match against Niemann in an online tournament after just one move. Carlsen blocked his screen and a few days later openly accused Neiman of cheating.

The 19-year-old American is said to have cheated online much more times than the two he admitted to when he was 12 and 16.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the chess player has likely received illegal assistance in more than 100 online chess games. This could have happened for the last time in 2020. There were also parties that participated in prize money. In 25 cases, it will be a party that is streamed live on the Internet.

Detailed Report

In a thick 72-page report, Chess.com also reported that Neiman admitted the allegations in a phone conversation with the site’s spokesperson. So he was banned from entering the platform for a certain period of time.

According to the investigation, irregularities were also found during the chess player’s way to the top. The chess player did not respond to the American newspaper’s reports.

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