Explained: The Biggest Cheating Scandal in Chess History (Part 1)

This video explains part 1 of the the biggest cheating scandal in chess history. This Magnus Carlsen/Hans Niemann, chess cheating scandal has rocked the chess world and wild theories, from sex toys (anal beads), to leaked prep have emerged. There are big names involved, such as Hikaru Nakamura and Danny Rensch of Chess.com and people want things explained. What really happened in the Sinquefield Cup Round 3, in St. Louis, and what next for chess following the biggest chess cheating scandal of all time!?

Part 2 here:

Hans Niemann’s Round 5 (Sinquefield Cup) interview:

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500 Comments

  1. I've been playing chess since high school and I'm now 64. I'm only rated 1700+ now but here is what I think. I think anyone who can play 10 players with back to the boards and remember where pieces are is cheating. These guys are computers not chess players. If you have to be a genius to be grandmaster than that's cheating. I beat a 2470 player and I know nothing about lines, games I played before, etc. Let's make it fair to all

  2. Learn to lose like a boss!!! Imagine claiming a guy who beat you had to have cheated, BUT you have no evidence hahahahahah

  3. People still thinks Carlsen have to give a explaination of his actions. He don't. He never said directly that Neimann was cheating. Now Neimann is suing everyone and their grandmother for "slander". The anal beads thingy is a bit far tho. Again, that too is just a theory.

  4. Tbh this looks bad on Magnus, he practically ruined this kids career just because he beat him?? The org came out and found no foul play. I don't get this.

  5. Everyone talking like Hans cheating like it's some big deal, he cheated while at home on his computer. That's just pretty much taking a short cut. We all do that with online games one way or another.

  6. Magnus just met his match and can't believe that someone else is better. Instead of accepting defeat like a gentlemen he claims shenanigans which is unprofessional.

  7. Imagine being a famous chess champion that never loses but then when you do lose one your response is, you cheated! Weak.

  8. Maybe hanns studied Carlson's tactics so much that he prepared himself for whatever would happen just like Fisher beat sbasky

  9. There's a game where Nieman played a tournament game, 45 moves, 100% accuracy. He's clearly not cheating, just the best player there ever was or ever will be.

  10. Massive Congratulations James !
    Your first chess video to reach 1 million views !

    20,000 subscribers to 1,000,000
    2 to 100
    1 to 50

    This video has 50 times as many viewers as your current number of subscribers
    This is the very definition of a trending video. A trending topic.

    Well played James !
    Nice one !

  11. Interesting, however, I do not believe that the rating argument can be used, chess players with lower ratings win against Chess Masters, experts , and Grand Masters all the time. Maybe not consistently but they can win on occasion.

  12. Calling it: he communicates using a remote vibrating buttplug. Any way to disprove this? That’s why his face is so tense. Look at his walk. He has to dump it out.

  13. Innocent until proven guilty.
    IMO Nieman has not been proven guilty.

  14. Psychology - Professionally & Spontaneously says:

    Being a bad looser is not cool

  15. Hans played in many games 100% like a ai.. magnus only achieves about 70%

  16. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈhate to say it…
    But all the kinky shit they doing nowadays
    Especially in America… wouldn't put it pass a American using anal beads to win a game… πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
    Cant win in a men's sport so identify as a woman and get a trophy πŸ†
    πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ

  17. So… the world's best chess player loses to a lower ranked player in one live match, throws a temper tantrum and sets in motion a witch hunt without any evidence… sounds about right.

  18. πŸ›‘ 589α΄Šα΄€α΄Ιͺʟ πŸ›‘on INSTAGRAM says:

    I highly recommend spying on my husband's phone without touching the phone thank you saved my marriage
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  19. If you have to cheat in any stage of your career you are telling the world – and yourself – you aren't good enough.

  20. Magnus Carlsen got beat by a superior player and then made up some fake lies to protect his vanity.

  21. Hans is a known cheater. Look at his record and his own admissions. LOSER. Surprised they even let him play. He never actually said he DIDN'T cheat on this game in the interview. You can see analysis of interview here: @deceptiondetective

  22. β€œ well , where HANS had previously wanted the chess to speak for itself , ON WED 7th of SEP HE SPOKE FOR HIMSELF β€œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well handled πŸ‘πŸ» subscribed

  23. 05:08 For real… I can't believe how disgusting some people actually are. Of course, it is only to be expected that a newspaper in our filth generation had to glorify the perversion, but Elon Musk…

  24. Im just putting this out here, there is a video of him playing against andrea botez with 30 seconds on his clock, and he was doing brilliant moves lightning fast while playing at her house

  25. If Carlsen thought he'd beat this opponent handily then he may have lost due to his own arrogance heh

  26. Im Zweifel fΓΌr den Angeklagten! Der Betrug sollte nachgewiesen werden!
    In doubt for the accused!
    Prove him cheating, otherwise it's just a dirty suspicion!

  27. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THAT IT COULD BE SKILLS??

  28. Once a cheater….. always a cheater. You can see it in his eyes. He must be queer and useto it. Because any straight guy would have jumped the F out of his chair the moment the device started oscillating. Hold on there…..homey don't play this type of chess.

  29. So what's the status now? is he playing again?

  30. How does someone cheat when he's playing someone else in person and not leaving the table?

  31. You know what they say. Once a cheater always a cheater.

  32. Play on 2x speed he’s talking so slow. Either for ads or lack of brain cells

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