Chess genius denies using anal beads to cheat during tournament

If you think chess is boring, you might change your mind when you hear about a recent controversy involving a professional player and a set of vibrating anal beads.

Before getting to the heart of the matter, let’s first explain how we got here. It all started when 19-year-old chess grandmaster Hans Niemann managed to beat five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen, 31.

Despite Carlsen being the strongest player and Neilmann being the lowest in the competitor standings, the teenager knocked out his opponent in the third round of this year’s Sinquefield Cup tournament in St Louis.

Shortly after the clash result, Carlsen mysteriously withdrew from the championship, which comes with an aggregate prize pool of $350,000 (£300,000).

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “I have pulled out of the tournament. I have always loved playing @STLChessClub and hope to be back in the future.”

Along with the caption, Carlsen shared an encrypted clip of football manager José Morinho saying, “If I talk, I’m in big trouble.”

Rumors of cheating quickly began to circulate, particularly after tournament organizers tightened security measures and checked Neimann thoroughly before his next match – although they found nothing on him.

By now you’re probably wondering where anal beads come in.

Well, after Niemann’s victory, Canadian grandmasters Eric Hansen and Aman Hambleton speculated in a Twitch stream if he hid a vibrating version of the sex toy in his shoe to offer cues indicating the correct moves to make.

And it didn’t take long for the idea to come to life on social media, with none other than Tesla CEO Elon Musk stepping into the controversy.

Elon Musk joked about the rumors in a now-deleted tweet. Credit: Twitter/Elon Musk

Sharing an edited version of a quote from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, he wrote in a now-deleted tweet: “Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see (because it’s in your ass).”

These claims were backed up by lower-rated allegations that Neimann once cheated in a Chess.com online tournament series when he was younger.

The 19-year-old newcomer has since addressed the accusations in a lengthy interview.

Speaking in the five-hour stream posted on the Saint Louis Chess Club, he admitted to cheating in online games when he was a young teenager, which he called an “absolutely ridiculous mistake”.

Neimann went on to say that never in his life had he cheated in a board game – that is, in real life – and never in an online tournament for a cash prize other than when he was 12 years old.

Hans Niemann has strongly denied the sex toy rumors.  Credit: YouTube/ Saint Louis Chess Club
Hans Niemann has strongly denied the sex toy rumors. Credit: YouTube/ Saint Louis Chess Club

“I admit it and I’m telling my truth because I don’t want any misrepresentation,” he explained. “I’m proud of myself for learning from that mistake and now giving it my all in chess.”

The grandmaster said he was ‘deeply sorry’ for mistakes he made in the past and ‘suffered the consequences’ of his actions, including a recent ban from Chess.com and its tournaments .

Regarding the recent rumours, he said it was a “targeted attack” designed to “ruin” his chess career. He also said he would be willing to play “naked” to prove his innocence.

Going into more detail on Twitter, he wrote: “The silence of my critics clearly speaks for itself. If there was real evidence, why not show it?”

The streamer also tagged grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, who previously suggested Carlsen dropped out of the tournament because Neimann was “probably cheating.”

Neimann said, “@GMHikaru has continued to completely ignore my interview and is trying to sweep everything under the rug. Is anyone going to take responsibility for the damage he caused?”

Although the allegations are yet to be confirmed, Chess.com maintains its position on the situation.

In the end, Niemann was knocked out of the Sinquefield Cup by player Fabiano Caruana – but the aftermath of the anal beads rumor continues to unfold. vibrate among the chess community today.

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