Hans Niemann has been banned from the St. Louis Chess Club following unacceptable behavior, according to the chess club itself. They posted a press release on x/twitterWhere they explain why Neiman was fired.
He is accused of making ugly comments, destroying things and not cooperating with the club.
– This was not an easy decision, and we hope that this will open an opportunity for Hans Niemann, where he can make personal reflections and grow, writes the Chess Club.
The chess club also writes that they will re-evaluate the situation in future tournaments next year if they notice that it has made progress.
Netavisen has tried to contact the American, to no avail so far.
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A few minutes after the chess club announced the ban, the chess player responded strongly.
– I just want to point out right away how incredibly wrong this is, as he wrote at the beginning His post is on X.
He also writes that he will carefully present his view on this matter in a later video.
Neiman claims that he was given assurances that he would be invited to the 2024 USA Championships, and that he was not blacklisted by the chess club.
– I made sure my relationship with the club was good, and I was never aware of “inappropriate behavior or inappropriate comments,” Niemann writes.
“It seems they have decided to destroy the career of one of America's greatest talents,” he writes further.
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Conflict with Carlsen
Nyman already became known to the Norwegian public when Magnus Carlsen accused him of cheating during a Sinquefield Cup match in 2022.
The chess board initially sued Carlsen for large sums following cheating accusations. But in August 2023, it became known that the conflict had been resolved and ended.
However, Carlsen was victorious in the struggle against Nyman in Vidé. The Norwegian chess group won three points out of four. However, he lost the case when he withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup without “good reason”.
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