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18th Sep 2022

Chess player denies using anal beads to cheat in match against world champion

Jack Peat

It has been suggested that vibrations could have let the underdog know the best move 

A chess player has denied using anal beads to pull off a shock win against the world champion.

Nineteen-year-old chess grandmaster Hans Niemann managed to defeat Magnus Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis.

The youngster was the lowest ranked of the ten players in the tournament and Carlsen had not been beaten in 53 sittings, leading to speculation over how he pulled off the shock victory to run rife.

Discussing the matter on Twitter, one influencer added weight to the claim that Niemann could 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 can see (cause it’s in ur butt).”

Eventually, Niemann addressed the cheating allegations, admitting he had cheated during virtual tournaments when he was younger. However, Niemann said, he never cheated IRL.

“I have never cheated in an over-the-board game. If they want me to strip fully naked, I will do it,” Niemann offered. “I don’t care. Because I know I am clean. You want me to play in a closed box with zero electronic transmission, I don’t care.”

Still, social media couldn’t get enough of it:

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