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Chess cheating scandal: Why did Carlsen quit the match against Niemann?

In early September, Hans Niemann defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup in a stunning upset. Now, Carlsen quit the game with just one move. Read more to find out why

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen (File photo: Reuters)

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen stunned everyone when he quit the game after just one move, turned off his webcam and quit against Hans Niemann, a 19-year-old American player. Carlsen and Niemann were competing in an online match at the Julius Baer Generation Cup. 
However, there is a story behind this.

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First Published: Sep 21 2022 | 5:02 PM IST

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