Magnus Carlsen, the top-ranked chess player in the world, accused fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann of cheating after the youngster claimed Niemann used vibrating anal beads to win games.
Carlsen, 31, said on Monday that his hasty resignation from the Sinquefield Cup match versus Niemann on September 19 after only one move was a ‘professional choice’ to protect the chess game.
In a statement, Carlsen said, “I recognize that my actions have angered many in the chess world.” “I’m annoyed. I would want to play chess. I wish to keep competing in the finest chess tournaments at the top level.
Cheating in chess, in my opinion, is a serious issue and poses an existential danger to the game.
Later on, he said, “So far, I have only had the ability to communicate via my acts, and those actions have made it very plain that I do not want to play chess with Niemann. Whatever it may be, I hope the truth about this subject comes to light.
Niemann has kept up his denial of the accusations of wrongdoing.
“I have never cheated in an excessively competitive game.” I’ll go entirely nude if they want me to, he previously said.