In a major development, reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from a Julius Baer Generation Cup match against America's Hans Niemann after making the opening move.

Did Niemann cheat?

American Grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura, also a popular streamer, claimed that Niemann "probably cheated." Nakamura added that had banned Niemann in the past.


Niemann, in an interview, said he was ready to play "naked" in order to prove his innocence. Niemann added that he could even "play in a closed box with zero electronic transmission."


This is not the first case of "cheating allegation" across chess. As per Firstpost, Veselin Topalov accused Vladimir Kramnik of analyzing aWorld Championship game in the toilet in 2005.

Five-time World Champion

Magnus Carlsen, a five-time World Chess champion, has the distinction of holding the World Championship, Blitz Championship, and the Rapid Chess Championships, all at once.