Chess player – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 10:46:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-16.png Chess player – Tromso Sjakklubb http://tromsosjakklubb.com/ 32 32 Indian D Gukesh becomes youngest chess player to beat world champion Magnus Carlsen https://tromsosjakklubb.com/indian-d-gukesh-becomes-youngest-chess-player-to-beat-world-champion-magnus-carlsen/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 07:37:49 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/indian-d-gukesh-becomes-youngest-chess-player-to-beat-world-champion-magnus-carlsen/ Gukesh’s 29-stroke dismantling of Carlsen comes a day after fellow 19-year-old Arjun Erigaisi picked up his maiden win against the world champion. Indian teenage grandmaster D Gukesh upset Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round of the preliminary round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament, becoming the youngest person to beat the world champion. The […]]]>

Gukesh’s 29-stroke dismantling of Carlsen comes a day after fellow 19-year-old Arjun Erigaisi picked up his maiden win against the world champion.

Indian teenage grandmaster D Gukesh upset Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round of the preliminary round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament, becoming the youngest person to beat the world champion. The 16-year-old from Chennai beat the world no. after the 12th. round.

Gukesh’s 29-stroke dismantling of the world champion comes a day after 19-year-old compatriot Arjun Erigaisi scored his maiden victory against the world champion. “Gukesh has just become the youngest player ever to beat Magnus after becoming a WC! Hats off to the 16-year-old Indian superstar,” the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, of which the Aimchess Rapid event is part of, said on his Twitter feed.

Gukesh is 16 years 4 months 20 days as the previous record before his victory was R Praggnanandhaa’s 39-stroke win over Carlsen at the Airthings Masters in February. Pragg was 16 years 6 months and 10 days old when he beat the world No.

The Indian, for his part, was quoted as saying after the momentous win: Beating Magnus is always special, but I wasn’t very proud of that game. Mamedyarova and Eric Hansen in the next two rounds.

Erigaisi has as many points (21) as Gukesh and is fourth as the race for the knockout stage draws closer. Erigaisi, 19, started the third day of preliminaries with a defeat against Mamedyarov before scoring against Hansen and the talented German Vincent Keymer. However, a defeat at the hands of fellow Indian Aditya Mittal in the 12th round spoiled what would have been a good day.

Gukesh continued what has been a superb year so far for the young Indian player by becoming the third to put him through Carlsen after Praggnanandhaa and Erigaisi.

Even as Gukesh and Erigaisi highlighted their talent and picked up victories, the other Indians – Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi, Aditya Mittal and P Harikrishna – failed to impress. Gujrathi sits in 10th place and out of knockout qualifying range with 14 points. He lost two of his four games against Duda and Hansen. He drew against Mamedyarov before ending the day with a win over Keymer.

Mittal (12 points) is in 12th place. He upset Erigaisi in round 12 after losing his previous three matches against Anish Giri (Netherlands), Richard Rapport and David Anton Guijjaro in rounds 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

Harikrishna is 15th after 12 rounds of play and is not in contention to reach the quarter-finals. To his credit, however, he held Carlsen to a tie in the 10th round in a 76-hit game.

World champion Carlsen is in fifth place after a quiet day. After losing to Gukesh, it drew against Harikrishna and world rapid champion Nodirkbek Abdusattorov and ended with a win over Daniel Naroditsky.

Gujrathi picked up an impressive win over fast-paced world champion Abdusattorov but drew with Grandelius and Naroditsky and a loss at the hands of Carlsen caught up with him.

The Aimchess Rapid tournament is part of the Meltwater Champions tour and brings together 16 players including five Indians. After the 15-round knockout, the top eight advance to knockouts.

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Controversial chess player likely cheated in more than 100 online chess games, survey finds https://tromsosjakklubb.com/controversial-chess-player-likely-cheated-in-more-than-100-online-chess-games-survey-finds/ Wed, 05 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/controversial-chess-player-likely-cheated-in-more-than-100-online-chess-games-survey-finds/ The fiery cheating scandal that has been eating up the chess world for the past month seems to be coming to an end and it looks like 19-year-old grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann has found himself in checkmate. A survey recently published on Chess.com first seen by The Wall Street Journal claims that Niemann likely received […]]]>

The fiery cheating scandal that has been eating up the chess world for the past month seems to be coming to an end and it looks like 19-year-old grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann has found himself in checkmate.

A survey recently published on Chess.com first seen by The Wall Street Journal claims that Niemann likely received prohibited assistance in more than 100 online games, with some of the cheating occurring repeatedly just two years ago. In addition to online games, the investigation revealed numerous “irregularities” in Niemann’s in-person games. Niemann himself apparently privately confessed to some of the cheating allegations, according to the report.

“Overall, we found that Hans likely cheated in more than 100 online chess games, including several prize events,” a screenshot from the survey reads. The investigation reportedly includes a letter sent to Niemann noting instances of “blatant cheating” to improve his grades.

Niemann allegedly confessed the cheating allegations to Chess.com chess director (yes, that’s a thing) Danny Rensch, in a phone call in 2020. The investigation notes that Niemann’s suspicious moves synced with the times he opened up new screens on his computer, suggesting he might have been sneakily using an illegal chess engine to inform him of his best move options.

“Although we have no doubt that Hans is a talented player, we note that his results are statistically extraordinary,” the report said according to the Log.

The explosive revelations follow weeks of drama and, ultimately, allegations of cheating by world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. For those still catching up, Carlsen shocked the chess world by withdrawing from the 2022 Sinquefield Cup after losing to Niemann Carlsen posted a rather cryptic tweet after his withdrawal that seemed to suggest Niemann had cheated. A few weeks later, Carlsen faced Nielmann again in the online Julius Baer Generation Cup and cut his stream after just two moves, likely in protest. Carlsen continued to silently allude to cheating before finally making an official statement last week, where he described cheating as “an existential threat” to chess.

“I believe Niemann cheated more – and more recently – than he has publicly admitted,” Carlsen wrote. “His progress on the board has been unusual, and throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup I got the impression that he wasn’t tense or even fully focused on the game. in critical positions.

Chess.com’s new investigation appears to bolster Carlsen’s claims. Niemann has previously admitted to cheating at the ages of 12 and 16, which he described as “the biggest mistake of my life”. If so, the new report suggests that Niemann certainly hasn’t learned his lesson.

Chess.com says it uses numerous analytics to determine whether or not players are viewing chess engines or other illegal applications. The company monitors players’ past performance and also reportedly compares players’ moves with those recommended by chess engines. However, it’s much harder to confirm cheating claims in over-the-board physical games. Chess.com wouldn’t definitively say one way or another if Niemann cheated in person, but did say some of his best performances “deserved further investigation based on the data.”

The findings of the investigation are likely to send shockwaves through the chess world. Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, the inquest declined to comment on the theory that Niemann received movement instructions through vibrating anal beads tucked into his ass.

You can read the full report below.

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Chess player ‘probably cheated’ in over 100 online games https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-player-probably-cheated-in-over-100-online-games/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 23:35:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-player-probably-cheated-in-over-100-online-games/ Photo: Julian Finney (Getty Images) the fiery cheating scandal consuming the world of chess over the past month seems to be coming to an end and it looks like 19-year-old grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann has found himself in checkmate. A newly released Survey Chess.com first seen by The Wall Street Journal claims that Niemann likely […]]]>

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the fiery cheating scandal consuming the world of chess over the past month seems to be coming to an end and it looks like 19-year-old grandmaster Hans Moke Niemann has found himself in checkmate.

A newly released Survey Chess.com first seen by The Wall Street Journal claims that Niemann likely received prohibited assistance in more than 100 online games, with some of the cheating occurring repeatedly just two years ago. In addition to online games, the investigation revealed numerous “irregularities” in Niemann’s in-person games. Niemann himself apparently privately confessed to some of the cheating allegations, according to the report.

“Overall, we found that Hans likely cheated in more than 100 online chess games, including several prize events,” a screenshot from the survey reads. The investigation reportedly includes a letter sent to Niemann noting instances of “blatant cheating” to improve his grades.

Niemann allegedly confessed the cheating allegations to Chess.com chess director (yes, that’s a thing) Danny Rensch, in a phone call in 2020. The investigation notes that Niemann’s suspicious moves synced with the times he opened up new screens on his computer, suggesting he might have been sneakily using an illegal chess engine to inform him of his best move options.

“Although we have no doubt that Hans is a talented player, we note that his results are statistically extraordinary,” the report said according to the Log.

The explosive revelations follow weeks of dramaand finally cheat allegations of world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. For those still catching up, Carlsen shocked the chess world by withdrawal of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup after losing to Niemann Carlsen posted a rather cryptic tweet after his withdrawal seeming to suggest that Niemann had cheated. A few weeks later, Carlsen faced Nielmann again in the Julius Baer Generation Cup online and cut off its flow after only two movements, probably in protest. Carlsen continued to silently allude to cheating before finally making an official statement last week, where he described cheating as “an existential threat” to chess.

“I believe Niemann cheated more – and more recently – than he has publicly admitted,” Carlsen wrote. “His progress on the board has been unusual, and throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup I got the impression that he wasn’t tense or even fully focused on the game. in critical positions.

Chess.com’s new investigation appears to bolster Carlsen’s claims. Niemann previously admitted to cheating when he was 12 and 16, which he describe as “the biggest mistake of my life”. If so, the new report suggests that Niemann certainly hasn’t learned his lesson.

Chess.com says it uses numerous analytics to determine whether or not players are viewing chess engines or other illegal applications. The company monitors players’ past performance and also reportedly compares players’ moves with those recommended by chess engines. However, it’s much harder to confirm cheating claims in over-the-board physical games. Chess.com wouldn’t definitively say one way or another if Niemann cheated in person, but did say some of his best performances “deserved further investigation based on the data.”

The findings of the investigation are likely to send shockwaves through the chess world. Unfortunately, as far as we know, the inquest declined to comment on the theory that Niemann received removal instructions via vibrating anal beads rolled up her ass.

You can read the full report below.

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The Anal Beads Cheating Plot About Chess Player Hans Niemann https://tromsosjakklubb.com/the-anal-beads-cheating-plot-about-chess-player-hans-niemann/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 11:01:04 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/the-anal-beads-cheating-plot-about-chess-player-hans-niemann/ But Carlsen was not convinced. “His excessive progress has been unusual,” he wrote. in his statement. “And throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup, I felt like he wasn’t tense or even focused entirely on playing in critical positions, while outplaying me. as black in a way that I think only a handful of players […]]]>

But Carlsen was not convinced.

“His excessive progress has been unusual,” he wrote. in his statement. “And throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup, I felt like he wasn’t tense or even focused entirely on playing in critical positions, while outplaying me. as black in a way that I think only a handful of players can do.”

Carlsen called cheating an “existential threat” to chess and said he would not play Niemann again. He also mysteriously added that he couldn’t say much more without Niemann’s “explicit permission.”

But the teenager insists he hasn’t cheated recently. “If they want me to take all my clothes off, I’ll do it. I don’t care. Because I know I’m clean,” Niemann told the St. Louis Chess Club. closed with zero electronic transmission? I don’t care. I’m here to win, and that’s my goal regardless.

Chess.com Chess Director Danny Rensch said on September 8 statement that the site had deleted Niemann’s account and that he had shared information with the player “that contradicts his statements regarding the amount and severity of his cheating on Chess.com”.

Analysts have intervened to say that they find Niemann’s recent gameplay unusual, but there is no publicly available evidence that he cheated in his games in person.

The International Chess Federation, the governing body that oversees professional chess, has no rules prohibiting people who have cheated online from playing in person. Fans call for more strict and clearer cheat guidelines.

Like other cheating allegations faced by famous men in recent weeks, this scandal could have major cultural implications, but it has nothing to do with vibrating anal beads…that we know.

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Number 1 chess player Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating after viral match | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors https://tromsosjakklubb.com/number-1-chess-player-magnus-carlsen-accuses-hans-niemann-of-cheating-after-viral-match-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:56:13 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/number-1-chess-player-magnus-carlsen-accuses-hans-niemann-of-cheating-after-viral-match-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ ARUN SANKAR/AFP via Getty Images Magnus Carlsen, the world’s No. 1 chess player, accused Hans Niemann of cheating “more and more recently than he has publicly admitted” in a statement he posted on social media. Magnus Carlsen @Magnus Carlsen My statement regarding the past few weeks. pic.twitter.com/KY34DbcjLo Carlsen opened the statement by talking about his […]]]>

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Magnus Carlsen, the world’s No. 1 chess player, accused Hans Niemann of cheating “more and more recently than he has publicly admitted” in a statement he posted on social media.

Magnus Carlsen @Magnus Carlsen

My statement regarding the past few weeks. pic.twitter.com/KY34DbcjLo

Carlsen opened the statement by talking about his abrupt withdrawal from the Sinquefield Cup and his decision to quit after making just one move in an online game against Niemann.

He explained the underlying issues at play:

“I believe that cheating in chess is a big problem and an existential threat to the game. I also believe that chess organizers and anyone who cares about the sanctity of the game we love should seriously consider increasing the security measures and cheat detection methods for on the board When Niemann was invited at the last minute to the 2022 Sinquefield Cup, I strongly considered withdrawing before the event. to play.

Carlsen added that he “doesn’t want to play chess with Niemann” in the future.

Niemann has admitted to cheating in online matches in the past, first at age 12 and then at age 16. He described it as “the biggest mistake of my life” and added that he was “completely ashamed”.

However, the 19-year-old denied ever cheating in an upside down match.

This did not prevent Chess.com from removing Niemann from the site and alluded to “information that contradicts his statements regarding the amount and severity of his cheating on Chess.com”.

The American said he’s willing to “get completely naked” and perform as a way to prove his critics wrong.

“I don’t care, because I know I’m clean,” he said. “You want me to play in a closed box with no electronic transmission, I don’t care. I’m here to win and that’s my goal regardless.”

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Magnus Carlsen, the best chess player in the world, abandons the match after a single move: “It’s unprecedented” https://tromsosjakklubb.com/magnus-carlsen-the-best-chess-player-in-the-world-abandons-the-match-after-a-single-move-its-unprecedented/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:39:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/magnus-carlsen-the-best-chess-player-in-the-world-abandons-the-match-after-a-single-move-its-unprecedented/ September 19, 2022 5:39 p.m. EDT Magnus Carlsen, the best chess player in the world, abandons the match after a single move: “It’s unprecedented” The Norwegian grandmaster pulled off checkmate of a different kind on Monday as he stunned the chess world by leaving a match after making just one move. Oslo, Norway – Norwegian […]]]>

Magnus Carlsen, the best chess player in the world, abandons the match after a single move: “It’s unprecedented”

The Norwegian grandmaster pulled off checkmate of a different kind on Monday as he stunned the chess world by leaving a match after making just one move.

Oslo, Norway – Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen pulled off a checkmate of a very different kind on Monday as he stunned the chess world by leaving a match after making just one move.

Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlse at Expo Dubai 2020, December 10, 2021. © AFP

The stunning moment was captured on video as Carlsen and his opponent, 19-year-old Californian Hans Niemann, faced off in the Julius Baer Generation Cup.

Carlsen stayed for about 10 seconds, enough to turn on his webcam and make a move, before suddenly pulling away and logging out of Microsoft Teams.

Shocked announcers Tania Sachdev and Peter Leko can be heard shouting “What?!” in disbelief as they scramble to find out what just happened.

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“Magnus Carlsen just resigned. He got up and left. He turned off his camera and that’s all we know for now,” Sachdev said, adding, “It’s unprecedented. .I…I can’t believe it.”

Hans Niemann showing off one of his chess trophies on Instagram.

Hans Niemann showing off one of his chess trophies on Instagram. © Screenshot/Instagram/hans_niemann

Niemann, meanwhile, remained expressionless throughout the hubbub, before signing off. The young grandmaster appears to have become Carlsen’s nemesis and is at the center of what Greg Keener of The New York Times called “one of the biggest chess scandals in years”.

It all stems from a September 4 match between the two, which the American won, causing a major upset – or, depending on who you believe, a major scam.

Carlsen withdrew from this tournament immediately after the loss, and he strongly implied that Niemann had cheated. The five-time world chess champion isn’t the only one to think that.

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Niemann has been banned from the world’s largest chess platform, Chess.com, and has already admitted to breaking the rules at least twice before. Sports watchers also point out that it is statistically unlikely for him to achieve results far beyond what his rating tells him he should.

As of now, Carlsen has given no explanation for his latest stunt. Then again, maybe he doesn’t need it: the message was sent loud and clear.

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World champion chess player quits rather than playing teenager who beat him earlier https://tromsosjakklubb.com/world-champion-chess-player-quits-rather-than-playing-teenager-who-beat-him-earlier/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/world-champion-chess-player-quits-rather-than-playing-teenager-who-beat-him-earlier/ A world champion chess player who recently lost to a teenager accused of cheating in the weirdest way possible has refused to compete against the teenager in the most passive-aggressive way possible. It happened on Monday the Julius Baer Generation Cup in a match between Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, 31, and Hans Niemann, 19. Carlsen, […]]]>

A world champion chess player who recently lost to a teenager accused of cheating in the weirdest way possible has refused to compete against the teenager in the most passive-aggressive way possible.

It happened on Monday the Julius Baer Generation Cup in a match between Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, 31, and Hans Niemann, 19.

Carlsen, who is ranked the best player in the world by the International Chess Federation, made his move with the black pieces first, then quickly exit the game, leaving Niemann to do the same soon after, according to The Guardian.

There’s a history between the two players: Earlier this month, Niemann beat Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, an upset win so unexpected it inspired at least a baseless theory that Niemann used a computer program that secretly communicated winning moves via a “prostate massager” or “wireless anal beads”.

However, Niemann insists he won fairly and was willing to “get completely naked” to debunk the anal bead theory.

No one has proven that Niemann cheated in the Sinquefield Cup, but he was also accused of cheating in prize matches on Chess.com and banned from the site, despite being allowed to compete on Chess24 .com.

After Niemann’s upset victory, Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup. His only comment at the time was an encrypted tweet from a 2020 speech by Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho: “I prefer not to speak. If I talk, I’m in big trouble… and I don’t want to get in big trouble.

Carlsen’s actions on Monday were remembered by other chess players, including Grand Master Jon Ludvig Hammer, his compatriot, who called for sanctions against Carlsen, saying, “It is the most unacceptable behavior to lose on purpose. The most unsportsmanlike [thing] you can do,” according to Defector.com.

Neither Carlsen nor Niemann commented on Monday’s match, but Kotaku.com noted that Carlsen’s actions were particularly shocking since his own organization is hosting the tournament, meaning he “effectively invited his apparent enemy into his virtual home and then exited out the back.

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How a great American chess player fell victim to a strange rumor that he used a sex toy to beat a world champion https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-a-great-american-chess-player-fell-victim-to-a-strange-rumor-that-he-used-a-sex-toy-to-beat-a-world-champion/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/how-a-great-american-chess-player-fell-victim-to-a-strange-rumor-that-he-used-a-sex-toy-to-beat-a-world-champion/ A chess grandmaster has been the victim of an online rumor that he used a sex toy to defeat the world champion. Hans Niemann, 19, beat Magnus Carlsen in a stunning upset earlier this month, sparking baseless cheating rumours. American chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has been the subject of a bizarre online rumor that he […]]]>
  • A chess grandmaster has been the victim of an online rumor that he used a sex toy to defeat the world champion.
  • Hans Niemann, 19, beat Magnus Carlsen in a stunning upset earlier this month, sparking baseless cheating rumours.

American chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has been the subject of a bizarre online rumor that he used a sex toy to beat Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Unsubstantiated rumors spread online suggesting that Niemann may have used wireless anal beads that vibrated to signal movements he needed to make.

Niemann, 19, beat Carlsen in a stunning upset at the Sinquefield Cup on September 4. He ended Carlsen’s 53 game unbeaten streak despite starting the tournament as the lowest rated player.

Carlsen sparked speculation when he withdrew from the tournament the following day and tweeted a cryptic video of Portuguese football manager José Mourinho saying: “I really prefer not to talk. If I talk, I’m in big trouble.”

Many observers, including Japanese grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, interpreted Carlsen’s message as suggesting that Niemann cheated during the tournament.

Niemann later admitted to cheating in online tournaments when he was 12 and 16, but said he has since reformed and vehemently denied cheating on Carlsen.

“If they want me to take my clothes off completely, I’ll do it. I don’t care. Because I know I’m clean,” Niemann said in an interview after his victory. “You want me to play in a closed box without electronic transmission? I do not care. I’m here to win, and that’s my goal regardless.

He also fired back at Nakamura on Twitteraccusing him of making “frivolous insinuations”.

The Sinquefield Cup Chief Referee later posted a statement it says there was “no indication that any player played unfairly” in the tournament.

Despite this clarification and no evidence that Niemann used anal beads or any other method of cheating, speculation continued online.

The anal beads theory is spreading on social media

Rumors spread on social media that Niemann may have used anal beads to cheat.

A Reddit post on r/Chess, which has been deleted, went into detail theorizing about Niemann’s use of anal beads.

Despite the tongue-in-cheek tone of the post (“He’s always had anal beads in his butt, maybe for the last ten years,” he said), the theory has gained traction online.

Canadian grandmasters Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton discussed the anal bead theory during a Twitch live stream, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a since-deleted tweet joking about it.

In what will no doubt be a closely watched tournament, Carlsen and Niemann are set to face off again in the Julius Baer Generation Cup, with the duo facing off on Monday, according to Chessdom.

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Chess player denies using anal beads to cheat in match against world champion https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-player-denies-using-anal-beads-to-cheat-in-match-against-world-champion/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/chess-player-denies-using-anal-beads-to-cheat-in-match-against-world-champion/ It has been suggested that the vibrations could have allowed the underdog to know the best move A chess player has denied using anal beads to score a shock victory against the world champion. Nineteen-year-old chess grandmaster Hans Niemann managed to defeat Magnus Carlsen in the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis. The youngster was the […]]]>

It has been suggested that the vibrations could have allowed the underdog to know the best move

A chess player has denied using anal beads to score a shock victory against the world champion.

Nineteen-year-old chess grandmaster Hans Niemann managed to defeat Magnus Carlsen in the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis.

The youngster was the lowest-ranked of the tournament’s ten players and Carlsen had gone unbeaten in 53 sessions, leading to speculation as to how he got the shock victory to go wild.

Discussing the matter on Twitter, an influencer added weight to the claim that Niemann may have used a vibrating sex toy during the competition in order to cheat.

Elon Musk even shared the video (now deleted) and quoted philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, writing: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see (because it is in your ass).”

Eventually, Niemann addressed the cheating allegations, admitting that he cheated in virtual Chess.com tournaments when he was younger. However, Niemann said he never cheated on IRL.

“I’ve never cheated in an overboard game. If they want me to strip completely, I’ll do it,” Niemann offered. “I don’t care. Because I know I’m clean. You want me to play in a closed enclosure without any electronic transmission, I don’t care.

Still, social media couldn’t get enough:

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12-year-old New Zealand chess player takes on some of the best in the world https://tromsosjakklubb.com/12-year-old-new-zealand-chess-player-takes-on-some-of-the-best-in-the-world/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://tromsosjakklubb.com/12-year-old-new-zealand-chess-player-takes-on-some-of-the-best-in-the-world/ A 12-year-old Kiwi chess player has been labeled a player to watch by the chess world, after outstanding performances at the 2022 Chess Olympiad, the biggest chess championships in the world. Cadence Yu, an 8th grade student at Auckland’s Diocesan Girls’ School, has only been playing chess for three years and is already ranked among […]]]>

A 12-year-old Kiwi chess player has been labeled a player to watch by the chess world, after outstanding performances at the 2022 Chess Olympiad, the biggest chess championships in the world.

Cadence Yu, an 8th grade student at Auckland’s Diocesan Girls’ School, has only been playing chess for three years and is already ranked among the world’s top chess players.

Yu said she started playing chess while still living in China and started playing at a local club and taking chess lessons.

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However, she said she wasn’t “chess crazy” until she watched the Candidates Tournament, an international tournament played by one of her grandmasters.

“I don’t know how many times I watched this video, but it was a great game. That’s when I started to take a serious interest in chess and wanted to know more,” Yu said.

Cadence Yu may only be 12, but she already plays chess with some of the best in the world.

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Cadence Yu may only be 12, but she already plays chess with some of the best in the world.

A grandmaster is the highest honor you can receive in chess, which Yu says would be amazing to achieve.

“It would be really amazing to become a grandmaster, but more realistically, I would like to try to be a female grandmaster, because there are female counterparts in every title,” Yu explained.

Female players can also achieve the title of Grandmaster (male) if they are “good enough” – only 39 female players worldwide currently receive this honor.

Yu earned her first honor – Master Candidate – thanks to her incredible performance at the 2022 Olympiad, where she won four of the eight matches she played.

One of Yu's goals is to get more girls her age interested in chess.

One of Yu’s goals is to get more girls her age interested in chess.

Yu is the youngest member of the New Zealand women’s team, which finished 67th out of 162 nations, including the best players in the world.

The 12-year-old has been recognized for her achievements by being awarded an individual female mistress contestant title, but it won’t be officially awarded until her ranking reaches 1800.

Currently, Yu’s ranking is around 1500 – to put that into perspective, the world number one chess player is ranked 2864.

Cadence is in 8th grade at the Diocesan School for Girls, where she is an enthusiastic member of the school's chess club.

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Cadence is in 8th grade at the Diocesan School for Girls, where she is an enthusiastic member of the school’s chess club.

Although chess may be seen by some as a game of skill or math, Yu describes it as “creative”.

“I like how you have to be responsible for all of your pieces, and if you lose focus on one of your pieces, you’ll probably lose the progress you’ve made,” she said.

Although Yu is striving to improve her ranking, she said one of her main goals is to encourage more Kiwis to play chess.

“There aren’t many professional female chess players, so it would be nice if people around me also liked chess, because it’s a really amazing game,” she said.

“By training to become a stronger player myself, I hope to inspire more girls in New Zealand.”

The pre-teen's love of board sports blossomed after watching her 'idols' play in the Candidates Tournament.

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The pre-teen’s love of board sports blossomed after watching her ‘idols’ play in the Candidates Tournament.

With Yu’s incredible talent in mind, Things challenged the 8th grade student to a very competitive and serious game of chess.

The match consisted of three very fast games, one of which lasted only 17 seconds and another spanned a few minutes – Yu prevailed each time.

Yu said her longest matches sometimes reached up to five hours, of which she won many.

Despite games with Things being purely for fun, Yu’s commitment to every move was admirable and humbling to watch.

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