How to cheat at chess: the theories and fallout of a huge scandal

The chess world has been rocked to its foundations by a scandal involving allegations of cheating, dramatic game forfeits and vibrating anal beads.
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But why would the world’s best players have to cheat – and how would they do it? The Guardian’s chief sport reporter, Sean Ingle, takes us through the ins and outs of the controversy, and the theories behind it.

Defiant Niemann ‘won’t back down’ amid damning chess cheating report ►

Hans Niemann probably cheated in more than 100 chess games, investigation finds ►

Cheating, groupies, big money and drunken brawls: how chess went rock’n’roll ►

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14 Comments

  1. Defiant Niemann ‘won’t back down’ amid damning chess cheating report ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/05/hans-niemann-us-chess-championship-cheating-scandalHans Niemann probably cheated in more than 100 chess games, investigation finds ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/04/hans-niemann-chess-com-cheating-investigation-magnus-carlsenCheating, groupies, big money and drunken brawls: how chess went rock’n’roll ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/04/cheating-groupies-big-money-and-drunken-brawls-how-chess-went-rock-nroll

  2. It's SIMPLE, championship chess needs to be played in a Faraday Cage lined room w no live spectators and just cameras.

  3. He could be wearing a hair extension with a tiny N,S,E,W device underneath it I find it alarming that during all the METAL DETECTOR Screens they never run it over the top of his his head.

  4. Russia put steroids in athelets and US put vibrator in US chess players

  5. 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.

  6. This whole thing is a manufactured scandal to bring attention to something 99% give 2 💩’s about.

  7. Hans cheating made me stop watching chess matches.

  8. Se les apareció el diablo. hay q desarrollar las bases para jugar con lógica intuitivamente y también, el proceso que para mí nieman lleva haciendo hace años. Jugar como máquina por dedicarse 10 horas al día durante 5 años a jugar con el módulo en 3600 de elo. Algún resultado debe dar. Obviamente tiene que saber lo lógico del ajedrez, pero estoy seguro que el se dió cuenta que así iba ser muy difícil y ya existen jugadores muy avanzados. Entonces decidió buscar el método, no es muy difícil pensarlo. Para ganarle a los otros en ajedrez debes hacer el mejor movimiento que indica stockfisher, si sabes la posición y el mejor movimiento vas a ir obteniendo ventaja en la barra. Este muchacho para mí se puso aprender esto. Yo hice la prueba ayer con 15 partidas jugando con el asistido del módulo y algo ya quedó en mi para hacer la mejor jugada en unas posiciones de apertura y medio juego. No me vengan con mamadas, esas son las consecuencias de las máquinas en el ajedrez. No seamos ciegos, un niño puede poner la mejor jugada sin haber calculado, solo aprenderla de memoria porque stockfisher le mostró una posición y su mejor jugada para tener ventaja. Es la realidad actual. Por eso Bobby Fischer odiaba el ajedrez. Ahora lo entiendo.

  9. Whether he cheated or not. I know 1 thing. Once a cheater always a cheater. Because it's a mentality. It shows you are willing to do anything to win, and that doesn't just change in people. Especially when there's money on the line

  10. ALL THE KIDS / CRIMINALS ARE USING HIGH POWERED RADIO SIGNALS/ MICROWAVES,,, TO CHEAT / STEAL ,,, THIS IS POSSIBLY JUST ANOTHER , GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS CHEATING- DEGREEs /TESTS ,, THIS IS THE “NEW CHEAT SHEET” ,, WHAT WOULD BE “HAVANA SYNDROME – “VOICE TO SKULL”, GANG -“””TALKING!!!” CHALLENGE THE YOUNG MAN TO A RE-MATCH AND RADIO SIGNALS-FREQUENCIES!!!

  11. BLOCK -RADIO FREQUENCY/MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGIES!

  12. I just realized why they scan teeth: an ultrasonic transmitter, such as a dog whistle, could be frequency shifted to give a difficult to detect signal. Purely passive devices, so very hard to detect. Most people think in terms of phones, micro-waves, etc. so hard to trap.

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