- Carlsen believes Niemann ‘has cheated more than he admitted’
- Niemann says he is now ‘clean’ after cheating as a teenager
Magnus Carlsen has broken his silence on the scandal that has rocked chess by accusing Hans Niemann of cheating more – and more recently – than he has publicly admitted.
The world champion also questioned Niemann’s stellar rise over the past year calling it “unusual”, and admitted he was also suspicious of the 19-year-old American’s mannerisms when he lost to him with the black pieces at the Sinquefield Cup early this month.
Written by Sean Ingle
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