Actually making THAT chess cheat device

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Amidst the cheating controversy that, at the time of publishing, is still unfolding in the chess world between Hans Niemann, Magnus Carlsen and, I thought I’d try and see if “that” cheat device is actually possible. How easy is it to make? Can it actually be used to defeat high level players? Can I, a programming and electronics n00b make one? Let’s find out.

Thanks to Michael Groves for being a good sport and playing so well against Stockfish. He has his own drone company. Check it out here:

I’ve uploaded my code here:

The original Python programme which I then edited for this project:

Game 1 (Device OFF, Mike Boyd as white):
1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. g3 Nf6 4. c3 O-O 5. e3 c5 6. Bd3 d6 7. O-O Bg4 8. Nbd2
Nc6 9. h3 Bxh3 10. Re1 Bg4 11. b4 cxb4 12. cxb4 Nxb4 13. Qb3 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 Qa5
15. Nh2 Be6 16. e4 Rfc8 17. d5 Nxd5 18. exd5 Bf5 19. Qe3 Bxa1 20. Qxe7 Qxd5
21. Nb3 Bh3 22. f3 Be5 23. Ng4 Bxg4 24. fxg4 Re8 25. Qd7 Bd4+ 26. Be3 Bxe3+
27. Kf1 Qf3# *

Game 2 (Device ON, Mike Boyd as white):
1. d4 { book } 1… c5 2. Nf3 { book } 2… cxd4 3. Nxd4 { book } 3… Nf6 4. c4 { book } 4… e5 5. Nb5 { book } 5… d6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxf6 gxf6 8. N5c3 Be6 9. Nd5 Nd7 10. e3 f5 11. Be2 Nf6 12. Nbc3 Rg8 13. O-O Kf8 14. b3 Rc8 15. Rc1 a6 16. Nxf6 Bxf6 17. Nd5 Be7 18. Qd2 Rg6 19. g3 Bg5 20. Rfd1 Kg7 21. Bh5 Rh6 22. Bf3 Bd7 23. Bg2 Bc6 24. Qc2 Bd7 25. f4 Bf6 26. Nxf6 Qxf6 27. Bxb7 Rc7 28. Bf3 Qe7 29. Rd2 Rg6 30. Rcd1 exf4 31. exf4 Qe3+ 32. Rf2 Kf8 33. Qd3 Qc5 34. Qc3 Kg8 35. Rd5 Qb6 36. Qd4 Qb4 37. Kg2 Qa3 38. Qd2 Rb7 39. Ra5 Qb4 40. Rxa6 d5 41. Qxb4 Rxb4 42. Rxg6+ hxg6 43. Bxd5 Kf8 44. Rd2 Ke7 45. Kf2 Rb8 46. Bf3 Rh8 47. Ke3 Ke6 48. Kd4 Kd6 49. b4 Kc7 50. Kc5 Re8 51. b5 Bc8 52. Bc6 1-0

Video edited by @KimBoyd. (Kim Boyd)


  1. imagine being so good at something that when somone beats you they are probably cheating

  2. wow man you nearly exposed your ankles for this video youre really taking risks here huh

  3. If you’re gonna get into speedcubing, get your cubes through thecubicle.

  4. I thought for a second I was watching the Internet Historian :O

  5. disliking because it wasn't actually put in the proper place

  6. How the hell do you cheat at chess? I mean unless you can read the person's mind.

  7. if someone is able to make a body safe version I will gladly test this device the intended way

  8. By making this video you tread on ice so thin, if I dropped a Lego brick it would have shattered

  9. This makes me really want to cheat at chess…

  10. Now we know why some chess players have very tence faces.

  11. There is this book called Secrets of the Ninja that tells you to cheat. It is total bullshit and has been completely debunked many times. But buttmunch retards everywhere to this day take it for gospel. When you see a buttmunch who is incredibly good at something it usually goes back to the ninja bullshit. Don't just suspect it, learn to expect it.

  12. down vote for not really putting it where it belongs and asking the other person to check him for devices. you have to be able to fully fool someone.

  13. this is why i only host naked chess tournament, it prevents shoe sole vibrators, butt plug etc

  14. I mean you could have just got a hush plug by lovense. you can send patterns to it live out of the box if you wanted to communicate in morse code.

  15. no youtuber had the guts yet to put the device on the right spot yet

  16. not gonne lie he said the only reason that i watch this video cause im a nerd but the reason why because i saw that sex toy

  17. Ohh Needs a bigger container Doh Im out of here

  18. Mike saw this one and couldn't wait to start cheating

  19. I just love that I grew up in the city where the butt-bead cheating scandal started. God bless the Lou.

  20. Chess tournaments installing frequency inhibitors in 3…2…1…

  21. The most important part of this, I think, is that Michael can just feel that something is wrong. He has no proof of anything, but he knows something is not right.

  22. Bruv, i have those very same socks on right now. Bananas πŸ˜‚

  23. I almost spit my tea when I saw the thumbnail…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

  24. I just think it's lame of magnus to not just say he thought neiman was a cheater. annoying having that story in my feed for damn near 2 months

  25. i totaly expected it to not be posible at all, damn

  26. Lol how is he cheating? Lol is someone else playing the game and feeding him info? Even so that would mean there's someone out there better than Magnus.

  27. Arsuino. So… now we have to put top player in Faraday cages?

  28. 2:30 Just look at the way he walks away here.
    He's definitely got the beads inserted… 🀣

  29. The only way to confirm he isn't cheating is to do a full goatse inspection prior to the match.

  30. Well, its certainly interesting. But you'd deff want to be a bit more careful about the casing though, cause that exposed super glue will shred your asshole.

  31. Thing is, Nieman wouldn't have needed anything this complex. He's a pretty strong player already, just a single buzz in a position where the computer has found a winning move is enough. Knowing that there IS a winning move is 50% of finding it: you spend more time analyzing the position and consider more unusual moves.

  32. what you gonna do with that… like how u cheat with it.. i need full explanations…

  33. Now test it bro … so we know it works real test

  34. I must say that even if he cheated, he cheated so intelligently that I respect that πŸ˜‚

  35. That'll be a great plot for a porn movie! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  36. I do think that this would be a million times easier with the ones that already have "controllable pulses" from your phone….. You already have a module that can listen to your inputs, now just make the software use it….. just telling what my friend told….

  37. Just use lovense, it has api compatability

  38. Putting this comment here for discussion: Do you think Hans cheated over the board? If so… how? Do you think the way the media and the chess community has handled this is fair?

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