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New Niemann charges: Carlsen paid for the mocking calls

Controversial: Magnus Carlsen’s famous American chess competitor Hans Niemann. The photo is from the Blitz World Championships in Almaty last December.

Magnus Carlsen receives more accusations against him in the Hans Niemann lawsuit. The American accused of cheating claims that the best chess player of all time should pay other Norwegian players to verbally mock him.

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Writes Aftenposten In an issue published Wednesday afternoon.

It has been known since earlier that the controversial Hans Niemann (19) has sued, among others, Magnus Carlsen (32) for defamation, which It requires a billion crowns instead of.

Now it is said that Neiman’s attorneys have added more charges to the lawsuit. They assume that Carlsen and other Norwegian chess players mocked Niemann during the closing ceremony of the European Chess Club Cup in Mayrhofen in October.

In the lawsuit, this is described as follows – literally: “Cheating Hans”.

It was translated from Norwegian, which was allegedly the language used. According to the lawsuit, Norwegian chess player Arianne Tarry is said to have shouted “Oxy Hans”. Obviously, an actual error occurred in the compilation process.

J in “Jukse-Hans” is absent in the portrayal and rendering of Niemann’s lawyer.

In any case, they claim that Ariane Tari should have been paid €300 – by Carlsen – for the fictitious job. At today’s exchange rate, this corresponds to just over NOK 3,000. Niemann believes the shouts were part of a “vicious smear campaign” from Carlsen.

Magnus Carlsen played for the Norwegian Offerspill team in the European Chess Club Cup. He finished seventh in Chess’s answer to the UEFA Champions League.

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Niemann’s lawyers also believe that Offerpill players should perform songs that contain text about Niemann cheating.

VG tried to connect with Ariane Tari. He did not respond to inquiries from VG or Aftenposten for that matter. Carlsen’s father and press officer, Henrik Carlsen, were also not available to Aftenposten. Johannes Kvisla, head of the Overspell team, says he was not present during the ceremony and has no further comment.

The general secretary of the European Chess Federation, Theodoros Tsurpatzoglou, who organized the tournament in Mayrhofen, Austria, in October, said none of the referees and delegates he requested had “noticed” the allegations in the now-expanded Niemann lawsuit.

At least not in the official part. What happened next, for example in the pub, I don’t know, Tsorbatzoglou tells Aftenposten.

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