Magnus Carlsen quits match with out clarification amid obvious feud with fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann


Shortly after making his first transfer, world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from a web based chess match towards fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann on Monday.

The pair have been enjoying within the Julius Baer Era Cup when Carlsen turned off his display screen and left the match with out clarification – the newest twist in an obvious feud between the 2 gamers.

“We’re going to try and get an update on this,” commentator Tania Sachdev said in a stay broadcast of the match on chess24. “Magnus Carlsen just resigned – got up and left, switched off his camera and that’s all we know right now.”

CNN has contacted Carlsen’s representatives for remark however didn’t obtain a response.

Earlier this month, the Norwegian withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis following his shock defeat towards American star Niemann – the primary time he has withdrawn from a event in his profession, based on chess24.

Carlsen confirmed his withdrawal on Twitter, posting: “I’ve withdrawn from the tournament. I’ve always enjoyed playing in the @STLChessClub, and hope to be back in the future.” Carlsen’s tweet additionally included a well known video of soccer supervisor Jose Mourinho saying: “If I speak, I am in big trouble.”

One other grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura, stated Carlsen is “suspicious” of Niemann’s conduct, and days after the Sinquefield Cup match, Niemann publicly responded to allegations that he had cheated earlier in his chess profession.

The 19-year-old admitted to dishonest on the ages of 12 and 16 however stated in an interview with the St. Louis Chess Membership he had by no means cheated in over-the-board video games.

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“I’m saying my truth because I do not want any misrepresentation,” stated Niemann. “I am proud of myself that I have learned from that mistake, and now I have given everything to chess. I have sacrificed everything for chess.”

The strain between Niemann and Carlsen has rocked the chess neighborhood. Niemann stated he had been faraway from standard web site following Carlsen’s tweet and that “the entire social media and chess world is completely attacking me and undermining me.”

“To see my absolute hero (Carlsen) try to target, try to ruin my reputation, ruin my chess career and to do it in such a frivolous way is really, really disappointing,” he added.

Neither Niemann nor responded to CNN’s request for remark.

In a statement on September 8,’s Chief Chess Officer Danny Rensch stated the positioning had “shared detailed evidence with [Niemann] concerning our decision, including information that contradicts his statements regarding the amount and seriousness of his cheating.”

Rensch continued: “We have invited Hans to provide an explanation and response with the hope of finding a resolution where Hans can again participate on”

Carlsen and Niemann performed two additional video games towards different opponents following the previous’s sudden resignation on Monday. Carlsen is 2 factors behind chief Arjun Erigaisi within the event standings after eight rounds, whereas Niemann is 4 factors again.

“It looks like he (Carlsen) is clearly insinuating something, but until you catch someone, you cannot do anything,” Anish Giri, who can also be competing on the Julius Baer Era Cup, instructed chess24.

“It simply appears to be like very odd now. Clearly, all of it is smart if, supposedly, Hans is dishonest and he doesn’t need to play him, but when he isn’t (dishonest), then it’s actually very unsuitable.

“So I don’t know, we have to see. Again, everybody is expecting some kind of big rabbit from the hat with Magnus, but he just doesn’t want to play Hans, it seems.”

Levon Aronian, who can also be competing within the event, stated Niemann “has been not the cleanest person when it comes to online chess,” however added that “this is a problem that requires a solution.”