In a rematch of their spherical on the Sinquefield Cup earlier this month, which triggered one of the most important latest debates in the game of chess, reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen stop his preliminary matchup towards Hans Niemann after simply two strikes in the Julius Baer Generation Cup on Monday.
The match came about nearly on Microsoft Teams, and was hosted by chess24.com, on which Carlsen appeared through webcam, made one move, disappeared, and easily stop the match.
— chess24.com (@chess24com) September 19, 2022
Carlsen had turned heads earlier this month after he stop the $500,000 Sinquefield Cup following a defeat towards Niemann, confirming his withdrawal by posting a video of a well-known quote by soccer supervisor Jose Mourinho: “If I converse, I’m in large bother.”
Carlsen’s move despatched the chess world speculating over whether or not or not Niemann had been cheating, a debate he’ll invariably reignite by his latest resignation, which is seen as a protest.
— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) September 5, 2022
At the time, Carlsen’s withdrawal was adopted by American Grandmaster and widespread streamer Hikaru Nakamura’s claims that Niemann had possible cheated in their spherical, in any other case the Norwegian, who had by no means stop a serious match like that earlier than, wouldn’t have taken this step.
The silence of my critics clearly speaks for itself. If there was any actual proof, why not present it? @GMHikaru has continued to utterly ignore my interview and is attempting to comb every little thing underneath the rug. Is anybody going to take accountability for the harm they’ve accomplished?
— Hans Niemann (@HansMokeNiemann) September 7, 2022
Niemann had responded to the claims in an interview on the Sinquefield Cup by saying he was prepared to play bare to show he was not cheating. He additionally got here out on social media to publically handle Nakamura.
No proof of cheating has come out ever since Carlsen’s withdrawal, however chess.com, the world’s main platform, banned Niemann following the controversy. Chess24, the second greatest platform in the world and the one getting used on Monday, has allowed him to proceed taking part in.