It has been said that all publicity is good publicity. I hope that holds true for Chess, but I have my doubts… I noticed the following article a couple of days ago and read it, hoping it was a one off kinda thing, but unfortunately, that was not the case. I refused to touch it, but now that it has exploded all over the world…
Player at St. Louis Chess Cup Accused of Using Anal Beads To Cheat
By Ryan Krull on Mon, Sep 12, 2022 at 12:48 pm
You will see this if you click onto the link, but for those who will not, this twit is from the article:
Currently obsessed with the notion that Hans Niemann has been cheating at the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament using wireless anal beads that vibrate him the correct moves.
Chess world rocked by cheating allegations after 19-year-old beats one of world’s top players
Speculation has been wild. Elon Musk even tweeted about a conspiracy theory that Niemann had used a vibrating sex toy to relay the correct plays to him
Author of the article:
Sep 13, 2022
Huge chess world upset of grandmaster sparks wild claims of cheating — with vibrating sex toy
By Natalie O’Neill
September 14, 2022 3:10pm
From the article:
If I am reading this article correctly, Hans must prove that he is not guilty of cheating? Perhaps I missed something.
It was a close match, but he managed to pull the win out of his… well you know.
Theorists Think 19-Year-Old Chess Player Used Vibrating Beads To Cheat In Win Against World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen
By Isaac Serna-Diez — Written on Sep 14, 2022
Illegal Use Of Sex Toys At The Center Of Major Competitive Chess Scandal
by Connor Toole September 14, 2022
If you asked most people to rank sports based on the amount of drama they have the tendency to generate, I have a feeling competitive chess would probably be near the bottom of every single list (if it even made the cut in the first place).
However, it turns out that particular pastime is very capable of producing some borderline unbelievable turmoil based on what’s unfolded over the past week or so courtesy of a scandal involving the top-ranked player in the world and an up-and-coming prodigy who’s been accused of resorting to a very unconventional strategy to beat him.
A summary of the drama between Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann that’s tearing the chess world apart
A summary follows if you click on the link. I will give the bro with a bible the last word. Amen, Brother!