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Chess governing body to investigate Magnus Carlsen’s cheating claims

Updated on: 01 October,2022 09:18 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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The chess world has been shaken for weeks by the Carlsen-Niemann controversy, since Norway’s Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the United States after losing to the 19-year-old.

Chess governing body to investigate Magnus Carlsen’s cheating claims

Magnus Carlsen


The governing body of chess said on Friday that it would investigate claims by five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen that American player Hans Niemann had cheated.


The chess world has been shaken for weeks by the Carlsen-Niemann controversy, since Norway’s Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in the United States after losing to the 19-year-old.



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Last week, Carlsen’s abrupt withdrawal from a match against Niemann in the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament reignited the furore. 

The 31-year-old Carlsen this week for the first time openly accused Niemann of cheating, writing in a letter published on Twitter.

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