Young American Hans Niemann Defeats World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup

The AW had not planned on putting together a post today but things changed when Grandmaster Hans Niemann

Niemann: “I believe that these [first] three games have encapsulated my strength and potential as a player, but I’m still improving, I’m still learning…you don’t become World Champion in a day, it’s a gradual process. […] If I didn’t have this opportunity, who knows how long it would take me to show that I can beat top players. | Photo Courtesy of Saint Louis Chess Club, Lennart Ootes (

defeated the best, and highest rated Chess player on the planet, the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen, yesterday. If you are an American, young or old, and you defeat the World Chess Champ your game will be published here, too.


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