Hans Niemann’s teacher is now speaking in an interview with Der Spiegel. There he was asked how Neiman could save his reputation.
– I think the best way is to go to court. All information must be published. The jury or judge must decide what to do. What Magnus did is absolutely ridiculous and very bad for chess.
– Do you want to sue?
– There will be a lawsuit. If I had to guess, I’d say Hans would sue. I’m keeping my options open, but I’m ready to fight. In my professional career, I’ve had fights where no one gave me a chance, but I still won them. I’m ready to call a spade a spade. I just can’t stand it anymoreThe great teacher answers.
– What are you asking now?
– Apologies from Magnus for dragging me into this. And apologies from chess.com for publishing our confidential emails.
Father and manager Henrik Carlsen did not respond to Dagbladet’s inquiries.
Accused of cheating on a large scale
– I spoke to him during the Sinquefield Cup that Carlsen pulled out of. He said he couldn’t sleep and couldn’t focus during matches. I told him to focus. There is nothing else he can do. Daluji says it is very difficult for him.
The mentioned tournament started the whole feud between Hans Niemann and Magnus Carlsen last month.
Because the day after the defeat, Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup and suggested through a vague message on social media that the reason was cheating. Later, he clarified on this and made it clear that he did not want to play against Neiman, because he suspected that the American was cheating.
After Carlsen’s report on Neiman, Chess.com also came up with a report in which they accused the American of widespread cheating.
Analysis from the website claims that Niemann may have cheated in more than 100 online games and that it happened in late 2020. These include games that had prize money.
Neiman previously admitted that he cheated when he was 12 and 16 years old. Despite enormous accusations and pressure, Neiman participates in the American Chess Championship, which is now being played.
Even before Carlsen launched the cheating accusations against Niemann publicly, he threw Dlugy’s name into the cheating drama. Carlsen told Chess24:
People can draw their own conclusions, and they certainly did. And I must say that I am very impressed with Neiman’s playing. I think his mentor Maxim Dluji must have done a very good job.
Dlugy was a name unknown to many then and there, but the 56-year-old chess player was soon accused of cheating in his direction.
“I have absolutely nothing to do with the famous dispute between Magnus and Hans, but I am obliged to defend myself against the utterly ridiculous accusations and slander against me,” Delogy wrote in Announcement on Monday evening.
Carlsen did not provide any evidence against Neiman in his post, but he made several accusations. Dlugy didn’t like it:
– hints that Hans is cheating, without saying anything concrete, then hints that Hans’ teacher (I) is doing a good job, which is evidence of cheating for Magnus.
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