Chess.com Claims US Grandmaster, 19, Cheats More Than He Admits

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At a glance

  • A chess investigation alleges the U.S. grandmaster “likely cheated” more than 100 times online, apparently referencing “infallible” chess computer simulations while playing online as recently as 2020.
  • Niemann had claimed he only cheated back when he was 12 and 16, but Chess.com cheater investigation suspected his play far more often.
  • Niemann beat Carlsen in the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis by playing with the black pieces, which puts players at a disadvantage.

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