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Chess prodigy Hans Niemann sues chess grandmaster Magnus Carlson and four others for $100M

American teenage chess prodigy Hans Niemann has sued the Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of utilizing anal beats to cheat – in addition to on-line platform Chess.com, claiming they defamed him and sought to blacklist him from the sport.

In courtroom papers, filed in Missouri on Thursday, he claims that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes because the self-styled ‘King of Chess’, was fearful that {the teenager} would blemish his multi-billion greenback model after beating him in September.

Weeks after the incident, Chess.com launched a report claiming Niemann had ‘doubtless cheated’ in tons of of video games. 

Niemann, 19, denied the accusations, saying that he solely cheated twice in his life – on the age of 12 and 16 – and that each infractions have been among the biggest regrets of his life. 

Chess.com government Daniel Rensch and chess streamer Hikaru Nakamura are additionally named as defendants. 

He is now demanding a trial ‘to recuperate from the devastating damages that defendants have inflicted upon his popularity, career and life by egregiously defaming him and unlawfully colluding to blacklist him from the career to which he has devoted his life,’ in line with the lawsuit. 

In his lawsuit, Niemann claims:

  • Carlsen created Player Magnus, a profitable world model that he merged with Chess.com in an $83 million deal, ‘to monopolize the chess world’
  • On September 4, he taunted Carlson in an interview after beating him, and this triggered the Norwegian to ‘snap’ and he ‘maliciously’ retaliated towards {the teenager}
  • The defeat robbed Carlsen of solidifying him ‘as the best chess participant of all time’, which ‘would have made his empire extra beneficial’
  • Carlsen then ‘falsely and baselessly’ accused Niemann of dishonest after he was ‘unable to simply accept the truth of his sudden loss’  

Niemann is in search of $100 million in compensatory, consequential and punitive damages.

American teenage chess prodigy Hans Nieman has sued the Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of utilizing anal beats to cheat – in addition to on-line platform Chess.com

In court papers, filed in Missouri on Thursday, Niemann claims that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes as the self-styled 'King of Chess', was fearful that the teenager would blemish his multi-billion dollar brand after beating him in September

In courtroom papers, filed in Missouri on Thursday, Niemann claims that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes because the self-styled ‘King of Chess’, was fearful that {the teenager} would blemish his multi-billion greenback model after beating him in September

Niemann was accused of utilizing vibrating anal beads to speak along with his coach throughout a September 4 match towards Carlsen. 

The 19-year-old chess prodigy beforehand declared he would play bare to show doubters mistaken after rumors instructed he may have used vibrating anal beads, managed by a third-party, to find out the most effective strikes to make in his match towards Carlsen. 

‘Carlsen’s unprecedented actions, coupled along with his unfounded accusations, despatched shock waves by way of the chess world and immediately thrust Niemann into the middle of what’s now broadly reported as the one largest chess scandal in historical past,’ the lawsuit reads. 

‘Even although Carlsen had no reliable foundation to imagine Niemann truly cheated towards him, he may make sure that no respected chess match would invite Niemann to compete sooner or later, and his false accusations would trigger different high chess gamers to boycott Niemann as properly.’ 

The lawsuit alleges that Carlsen’s actions have been financially pushed and cited his Player Magnus model merger with Chess.com for about $83 million in August. 

Defendant Nakamura is one in all Chess.com’s ‘influential streaming companion’ that posted content material to amplify Carlsen’s accusations with ‘quite a few extra defamatory statements.’ 

Meanwhile, Chess.com government Rensch is accused of releasing ‘defamatory report’ to ‘bolster Carlsen’s unsubstantiated defamatory accusations that Niemann cheated towards him on the Sinquefield Cup.’ 

Niemann was organized to play towards teenage Grandmaster Vincent Keymer in Germany however Keymer later refused to play after the cheater allegations. 

The 19-year-old chess prodigy previously declared he would play naked to prove doubters wrong after rumors suggested he could have used vibrating anal beads

 The 19-year-old chess prodigy beforehand declared he would play bare to show doubters mistaken after rumors instructed he may have used vibrating anal beads

The lawsuit claimed that Carlsen had no reasoning to say Niemann was cheating using anal beads

 The lawsuit claimed that Carlsen had no reasoning to say Niemann was dishonest utilizing anal beads 

Niemann – pictured in 2021, when he achieved the title of grandmaster – sent the elite world of competitive chess into a tailspin when he defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen

Niemann – pictured in 2021, when he achieved the title of grandmaster – despatched the elite world of aggressive chess right into a tailspin when he defeated world champion Magnus Carlsen

After the anal bead dishonest accusations, a 72-page report accused the ‘self-taught chess prodigy’ of dishonest ‘greater than 100 instances’ in an October 4 report by Chess.com. 

‘On October 5, 2022, Niemann was scheduled to start competing within the U.S. Chess Championship match, which, as a result of Defendants’ repeated defamatory accusations and blacklisting, is sort of presumably one of many final aggressive chess tournaments wherein Niemann will ever be allowed to play,’ the lawsuit reads. 

‘Niemann desperately hoped to have the ability to compete in that match, ship a powerful efficiency, and reduce the blow of at the very least a few of Defendants’ defamatory accusations. Yet, as soon as once more, Defendants had totally different plans.’ 

The prolonged report confirmed that the prodigy privately confessed to Chess.com he had cheated on quite a few events, whereas it additionally revealed that he was banned from the location – although this was by no means made public.

The report states that Niemann confessed his dishonest to Chess.com COO Danny Rensch throughout a Zoom name, and afterwards in writing throughout a Slack chat.

Many of the tournaments Chess.com mentioned Niemann cheated in included money prizes, the report mentioned, together with Chess.com prize occasions, Speed Chess Championship Qualifiers, and the PRO Chess League.

As a results of the accusations, tournaments, together with the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, have ceased contact with Niemann. Meanwhile, Carlsen’s refusal to take part in tournaments the place Niemann is current additionally bans the 19-year-old from ‘the overwhelming majority’ of them. 

Niemann would take part in about 15 main chess tournaments per year and earn between $5,000 to $15,000 in look charges and between $5,000 to $100,000 in money prizes, in line with the lawsuit. 

Now that Niemann has been barred from collaborating in most tournaments, the lawsuit claimed the 19-year-old’s ‘career’ is destroyed by ‘Defendants’ lies.’ 

Officials from the online chess platform Chess.com released a report which found American prodigy Hans Mok Niemann has cheated over 100 times in his professional career

Officials from the web chess platform Chess.com launched a report which discovered American prodigy Hans Mok Niemann has cheated over 100 instances in his skilled career

Niemann despatched the elite world of aggressive chess right into a tailspin when he defeated Carlsen within the prestigious Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, Missouri, final month. 

The 31-year-old Norwegian is usually acknowledged to be the best participant within the sport’s historical past and had been having fun with an unbeaten 53-game streak till he sat down reverse Niemann on September 4.

The upset was so sudden that rumors of dishonest started to swirl virtually instantly and lurid allegations that Niemann owed his victory to using vibrating anal beads that telegraphed successful strikes in Morse code rapidly took maintain.

In a later match Carlsen resigned after only one transfer in what has been interpreted as his perception that Niemann’s play isn’t on the extent. 

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