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 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).”
Currently obsessed with the idea that Hans Niemann cheated at the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament by using wireless anal beads that vibrate him to the right moves. pic.twitter.com/F48BXjtBlN
— Babble (@Babble____) September 7, 2022
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:
Is this thing about hans niemann cheating using vibrating morse code transmitting anal beads a real thing or is it a meme or something all the chess youtubers are talking about him doing cheating but not to mention anal beads which seem to me like the obvious thing to talk about
— mathias (@egodethmaniacal) September 15, 2022
I don’t know if anyone is following the ~engrossing~ chess drama, but it’s starting to seem possible that the incredibly funny outcome that a) niemann is a serial cheater and b) didn’t cheat in the game against magnus is right
— Joe (@spinningjoe) September 12, 2022
The connection between chess and anal beads is lost on me. pic.twitter.com/OJN5YxSapt
— 𝐆𝐫𝐞𝐠 🏳️🌈 (@CasuallyGreg) September 15, 2022
I don’t need to know if the chess cheating scandal with anal beads is real or not. The fact that it might even be possible is enough for me to love it
— arabelle sicardi 英梅 (@arabellesicardi) September 14, 2022