A teenage chess participant who managed to beat a world champion last week is now denying his unbelievable win was the results of dishonest with the assistance of a intercourse toy.

Nineteen-year-old Hans Niemann pulled off a serious upset by defeating Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, 31, on the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis on Sept. 4, and the win has prompted some weird theories within the chess world.

A rumor circulating on social media — and unsupported by concrete proof — means that Niemann was tapping into a pc program by way of a “prostate massager” or “wi-fi anal beads” that might secretly talk profitable strikes to him.

Again in July, a techie named James Stanley defined how such expertise would possibly work embedded into shoe inserts {that a} participant might put on undetected.

Niemann insisted that his win was authentic and instructed he was prepared to debunk the anal beads concept.

“If they need me to strip totally bare, I’ll do it. I don’t care. As a result of I do know I’m clear,” he mentioned in an interview after his win. “You need me to play in a closed field with zero digital transmission, I don’t care. I’m right here to win and that’s my purpose regardless.”

Though Carlsen is rated the top player in the world by the Worldwide Chess Federation, he abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup after Niemann defeated him within the third spherical.

His solely remark to this point was to put up a cryptic tweet of a 2020 speech by Portuguese soccer supervisor Jose Mourinho.

“I want to not converse,” Mourinho mentioned. “If I converse, I’m in massive hassle … and I don’t wish to be in massive hassle.”

Nobody has confirmed that Niemann cheated on the Sinquefield Cup, however Slate famous that he was accused of cheating throughout prize-money matches on Chess.com and was banned from the location.

American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura — who coated the event dwell on his Twitch channel ― instructed that Niemann was dishonest, main the 19-year-old to accuse Nakamura of making “frivolous implications” on Twitter.

As well as, Canadian grandmaster Eric Hansen later mentioned that he’d removed Niemann from chess events he’d hosted on account of dishonest suspicions.

Niemann has acknowledged that he did cheat using computer assistance in online games when he was youthful, however he mentioned he didn’t do something unlawful on the Sinquefield Cup.

He summed up the controversy as bitter grapes from Carlsen:

“It should be embarrassing for the world champion to lose to an fool like me,” Niemann said in an interview after his win. “I really feel dangerous for him.”

The Sinquefield Cup’s chief arbiter launched a press release on Sept. 10 saying there was no indication any participant cheated throughout the competitors.

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