19-year-old chess star Hans Niemann is facing growing allegations that he cheated his way through the ranks. Niemann denied cheating, saying the allegations are “completely unfair.” NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz has more details on the scandal and on the accusations of his checkered past.
» Subscribe to NBC News:
» Watch more NBC video:
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows.
Connect with NBC News Online!
NBC News App:
Breaking News Alerts:
Find NBC News on Facebook:
Follow NBC News on Twitter:
#NBCNews #Chess #cheating
He didn’t cheat OTB
That's what happens when you have a history of cheating
How do you cheat at chess — every game is watched by several people
Fishing tournaments, chess……what’s next, cheating NFL coaches and sign stealing baseball teams🤭
I HATE CHEATERS!!!! GIVE CHEATERS THE☠️ DEATH ☠️ PENALTY ☠️
A chess player with a checkered past. I see what you did there.
Must be a registered democrap
If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying everyone knows that!
Cheating on a website is like cheating on Call of Duty. You get banned. As a matter of fact, the greats of the past would laugh at website matches. Cheating in person is a WHOLE different matter. Unless they have actual proof, Magnus is a quitter. BTW…itusually takes a cheater to know one…
He should be banned for life
His parents must be proud.
I just Hope that from Now on they Keep Him in 'Check'!
Chess speaks for itself.
All because Magnus Played a Poor
Game and Lost to him.
What a Whiny Little Baby 😂
How Is he cheating 🤔
TSA needs to lend a body scanner to the chess world
oh my god..a month or so later
Then he is antagonist as cheater.
It’s truly the end of times.
Buried the lede deeper than Hans buried his cheating device….
How tf can you cheat at chess in person? It's literally played on the board right there…….online yea,probably…..but in person? How was it done? Or ya'll just speculating.
THE TURNAMENT SHOULD BE FACE TO FACE AND WITH JUDGES ON EVERY BOARD TO MAKE SURE NO CHEATING CAN HAPPEN!!!
Carlson losing with white chess pieces is a huge red flag. Lol
Chess people are nuts. Look at Bobby Fischer
"You really think someone would do that? Just go on the Internet and tell lies?"
Ummm , I can safely bet the farm , that if their are online games for money, someone is cheating
Wait, you can cheat in Chess?
I'm sure he's honest – he only lied recently about how much he cheated in the past. But I'm sure he is clean now.
There is this one game where Niemann's play would be equivalent of someone with a 3800 rating. So either he is the first 3000+ player in the world, and immediately 3800, or he is cheating,
My guess is he's cheating.
Sad 15 minutes of fame.
the chess speaks for itself
Worse than that, I've heard he's been accused of kibitzing!
I think cheating online and cheating face to face are no different
Give the guy the benefit of the doubt. if he's able to maintain his meteoric rise while under close watch and scrutiny then he's legit. If he's not able to duplicate previous performances then he's a lying sack of crap and should be suspended indefinitely.
Do you know like in football statistics are what offenses are for defenders chess has logistics meaning stationary value
That's why the age of brung up
Why competing with primitive computers called human brain when we possess a better computer now?? What a useless tradition.
Hans acts like he's on Adderall which would give him a significant advantage. If you've ever taken Adderall you know how super human is makes you play whether it's with sports or mentally games.
How about reporting facts instead of opinion
Once is a cheater always be a cheater lol 😂
He has cheated online.
It’s so crazy because he actually is a chess genius, and may very well NOT be cheating in person.
I hope is reputation is not tarnished. Though it likely will be. His in-person chess is genuinely impressive.
Cheating should not be acceptable. But online chess cheating is clearly an epidemic that goes far beyond Hans.
Magnus is losing because alcohol
So not top G
you've got MSNBC up your butt, when they have no evidence at all; play it for what it is. marketing as the 'bad-boy of chess'. and then, surprise everyone by becoming the #1 player.
Hahahahaha if anything is making chess rocking it’s great hahahahahahahahahha, hahahahahaha, hahahahahahaha, hahahahahahahahahaha , muhahahahahahahaha
Jack Harlow needs to stop cheating.
haha "checkered past", I see you 😉