US chess prodigy Hans Niemann sues chess grandmaster who accused him of using anal beads to cheat and Chess.com for $100 MILLION, claiming he was defamed and they sought to blacklist him

  • American teenage chess prodigy Hans Nieman has sued Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, Chess.com and three others for defamation
  • He claims they sought to blacklist him by claiming he beat Carlsen by using anal beads to cheat 
  • Weeks after the incident, Chess.com released a report claiming Niemann had ‘likely cheated’ in hundreds of games  

American teenage chess prodigy Hans Niemann has sued the Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of using anal beats to cheat – as well as online platform Chess.com, claiming they defamed him and sought to blacklist him from the game.

In court papers, filed in Missouri on Thursday, he claims that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes as the self-styled ‘King of Chess’, was fearful that the teenager would blemish his multi-billion dollar brand after beating him in September.

Weeks after the incident, Chess.com released a report claiming Niemann had ‘likely cheated’ in hundreds of games. 

Two other chess players – Daniel Rensch and Hikaru Nakamura – are also named as defendants. 

Niemann, 19, is demanding a jury trial. 

This is a developing story  

American teenage chess prodigy Hans Nieman has sued the Norwegian grandmaster who accused him of using anal beats to cheat – as well as online platform Chess.com 

In court papers, filed in Missouri on Thursday, Niemann claims that 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, who he describes as the self-styled ‘King of Chess’, was fearful that the teenager would blemish his multi-billion dollar brand after beating him in September 

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