Hans Niemann probably cheated in more than 100 chess games, according to research
The latest bombshell in the scandal that has rocked the chess world to its foundations was dropped on Tuesday when an investigation into Hans Niemann’s games found that the American grandmaster has cheated far more frequently than previously revealed. The 72-page report, conducted by Chess.com and initially reviewed by the Wall Street Journal, found that Niemann “probably received illegal assistance in more than 100 online games” as recently as 2020, including in events where there were prizes. in cash at stake. Suspicions surrounding Niemann, a 19-year-old who has made a meteoric rise to the world’s top 50 in the past four years, were initially amplified last month when world champion Magnus Carlsen first suggested, then openly stated, , that the American was winning. by illegitimate means.