An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The best chess player Magnus Carlsen has finally spoken out about the alleged ongoing cheating scandal that has rocked the chess world over the past several weeks and reignited when Carlsen quit in protest after making one move against Hans Niemann. Neiman, of course, was accused of cheating against Carlsen earlier this month, but no one has been able to prove it, and the mechanism for the supposed cheating has not been proven.
“I guess the whole world is wondering, why did you quit [against Niemann]asked the Chess24 news anchor. Unfortunately I can’t speak privately about it,” Carlsen said. But, you know, people can come to their own conclusions and they certainly have. I must say that I am a huge fan of Nieman’s play, and I think his mentor Maxine Dluge is doing a great job. “I won’t comment on that,” when asked if he accuses Nieman of cheating. He was then asked if he was accusing Dluji, a great chess master, of aiding Niemann in cheating: “No, I won’t say more about it… I hope to say more after the tournament.” Carlsen was then asked if he thought cheating was a problem in chess. “I think individuals will answer the question differently depending on their own experiences. Regardless of whether it is a major problem or not, I think it is fairly easy to cheat. In general, cheaters in the future should not be taken lightly neither online nor on the board “.
Chess watchers believe that by naming Maxine Dlugy, Carlsen is putting in more breadcrumbs. Dlugy is a Russian-born American chess teacher who currently runs the Chess Max Academy in Manhattan. In July, Daluji posted a photo with his “disciple of Hans Niemann”, congratulating him on “Becoming the 50th best player in the world! Go Hans!” Following Niemann’s win over Carlsen earlier this month, Dlugy sent a congratulatory message: “Only 16 months or so ago I recommended Hans to really focus on endings. He devoted a lot of time to this pivotal part of the game and today I’m proud to say that his final game Enough to beat the world champion from a better position. That’s strong! Hans Niemann – Chess speaks for itself!”
Redditors were quick to point out, however, that Dlugy has its own argument. Dlugy was removed twice from Chess.com’s weekly tournament titled Tuesday, in 2017 and 2020. For example, Benjamin Bock, Director of Senior Chess and Twitch Streamer, delved into some of Chess.com’s old Dlugy matches, and Bock indicated that it had been removed. Dlugy suddenly from Chess.com without explanation: “Overall, that only means one thing,” Bock said, not making clear what that means, but rather stating wildly that it means he was caught cheating. “Draw your own conclusions. Draw your own conclusions. That’s all I’m going to say.” “The question becomes: Is he likely to partner with Hans’ doggy, in case Hans is cheating? We’ll have to wait and see,” Bock says. “But the fact that Magnus makes that statement and drops his name, it means he knows something we don’t. You can’t just drop someone’s name without really knowing things. I feel like he knows something really big.”
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