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Since 2018 things have also changed in the rankings. While Carlsen is still the world's number one by a considerable margin, Caruana is no longer the world's number two. At the beginning of the 2018 match, Caruana was very close to Carlsen on the world's ranking list and with a win in the match he would have been new World Champion and the new world's number one. But that did not happen. Four years later, in classical chess Caruana is the world's number six and almost 100 Elo points behind Carlsen.
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While the video might have looked harmless enough to the untrained eye, to many in the chess world, the bits of information revealed could potentially be like giving an opposing team a peek at your playbook. Just glimpses of previous games Caruana and his team had been studying could give away ideas towards his plans for the rest of the match.
The World Chess Championship 2021 was a chess match between the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen and the challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi to determine the World Chess Champion. It was held under the auspices of FIDE and played during Expo 2020 at Dubai Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 24 November and 12 December 2021. It was originally scheduled for the latter half of 2020 but was postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, this is the first sporting event to be held at an international exposition since the 1904 Summer Olympics during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, United States.
The game was widely praised within the global chess community. Former world champion Garry Kasparov praised the game as a counterexample to the stereotypes that "chess isn't a sport" or "that physical condition isn't important in chess", as well as that "classical chess is dead". Former world champion challenger Nigel Short described the game as "epic" and called Carlsen's effort in the game "stupendous". Later in the match, The New York Times called game 6 "the breakthrough that blew open the contest" and "an epic struggle that rewrote the chess record books."
"It's sad; we know what he's [Nepomniachtchi's] capable of and he didn't get to show the world in this match," said GM Robert Hess during the Chess.com broadcast today. The American grandmaster and commentator expressed what seems to be the general feeling in the chess world: that Nepomniachtchi's painful collapse after game six did not reflect the high level that he had shown in the first half of this championship or at the Candidates Tournament.
Oliver Roeder writing in FiveThirtyEight described the match as "featuring both the impressively precise and the inexplicably misguided". Data assembled by Lichess using the Stockfish chess engine estimated that of the 1,034 world chess championship games dating back to 1888, game seven was the most accurate game ever played in world chess championship history, while games three and ten were tied for the second-most accurate; on the other hand, Nepomniachtchi's blunder in game eight made it the 312th least accurate championship game ever.
One of the human players in November's match, Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, was described as playing a very un-computer like game of chess. Polgar says this means Carlsen can win with different kinds of strategy, and he might choose his strategy based on what he knows about his opponent.
Sergey Karjakin, of Russia, will meet Norway's Magnus Carlsen in New York City in November to determine the next world chess champion. Carlsen is defending his title. Sebastian Reuter/Getty Images for World Chess by Agon Limited hide caption
It's not very often that a story running through the chess world makes it into the mainstream, but the playing practices of 19-year-old chess grandmaster Hans Niemann have done just that. In case you don't know the name, he's the chess player who's been hit with accusations of cheating, some of them going so far as to speculate the extremely unusual method of cheating, by way of receiving outside transmissions during games by way of some sort of vibrating device inserted into his body. But now, he's striking back, filing a $100 million defamation suit against world chess champion Magnus Carlsen, Chess.com, and other defendants over the accusations.
Chess.com has a cheating detection system that Niemann himself once called "the best cheat detection in the world," and it has reportedly gotten cheating confessions from four top 100 chess players. But Niemann says that outside of two incidents he already admitted to, one at age 12 and the other at 16, he's innocent of the charges.
Niemann, in the suit filed in federal court in Missouri, is seeking $100 million in damages from Carlsen, his company Play Magnus Group, Danny Rensch of Chess.com, the world's leading online chess platform, and American grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.
Chess, which returns to the Arabian Gulf this month with the resumption of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai Open after a two-year hiatus on account of Covid-19, has seen its share of upsets. From the relatively unknown Alexander Huzman defeating the great Garry Kasparov in the Euro Cup in 2003, to Oliver Touzane, a player with an Elo (ELO is a rating system to calculate the relative skill levels of chess players. It is named after its creator Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-American physics professor) rating of 2300, taking down five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand in 2001, the history of the game is littered with ambushes.
Carlsen's overt accusation is the latest development in a scandal that's been the talk of the chess world since Sept. 4, when Carlsen abruptly withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis following a loss to Niemann, of the U.S. At the time, Carlsen issued a cryptic tweet that led many to believe he suspected Niemann of foul play.
Carlsen, who has dominated world chess for years, provided few new details to support his allegation against Niemann. He said Niemann's global ranking (he's currently at No. 49) has seen "unusual" gains. Carlsen also noted his opponent's demeanor.
It was on 5 September 2022 when the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen quits the prestigious chess tournament called the Sinquefield Cup held in St. Louis, Missouri. He provided no further explanations. It was the first time in his career that he decided to withdraw from a tournament voluntarily. The prize of the tournament was worth $500,000. His withdrawal from the tournament led to the biggest drama that the chess world has ever seen.
This led to multiple accusations against Hans Niemann by spectators all around the world. People accused Hans of cheating against the world champion to win the game. They said that he used the help of a strong chess engine to make the best moves and win the game.
Cheating with a chess engine in an online game might be easy. However, the tournament was held offline over the board. This made people wonder how Hans could cheat when there were people all around him. Some people even made some shocking theories that Hans used vibrating anal beads to get signals on the best moves to play. The popular American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura also suggested that Hans might have cheated to win the game against the world champion.
A few days after the incident, Hans admitted in an interview that he did cheat earlier in his chess career, at the ages of 12 and 16 years old. He said that he did it only on online events so that he would get a higher rating to play against the top players. He also said that he has never cheated again in his career and he didn't use vibrating anal beads to win the game against the world champion.
The world's biggest chess website chess.com bans the account of Hans Niemann later after the interview. The website later launches an investigation where they report that Hans might have cheated in more than 100 games so far. Meanwhile, the chief arbiter of the Sinquefield Cup said in a statement that there has been no sign of any cheating done by Hans Nieman or any other player in the tournament.
On 20 October 2022, the biggest cheating scandal in chess history took another interesting turn. Hans Niemann filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million against Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, chess.com, and others for defamation and collusion to destroy his career.
On a streak of 121 unbeaten classical games, Magnus Carlsen, world No.1 for a decade now, is redefining the sport with his casual genius -- all furrowed brows and sulky mouth on the board and chess visionary, fantasy football pro, ski lover and fitness freak off it.
Carlsen has long carried ambitions that extend to the sport's future, image and popularity. His portfolio of acquisitions and startups testifies to that, and with the recent launch of the Magnus Carlsen Invitational, his own online super-tournament involving his major rivals for a record $250,000 prize fund, his intent is clear: The world will be his chessboard.
In an extended conversation with ESPN, Carlsen plays down the tournament's significance, especially its timing -- it ends two days before start of the Online Nations Cup, a world chess body, FIDE-run competition -- and the fact that he won't be participating in the latter. He dismisses any hint of confrontation, calling his relations with FIDE "very good".
A year after he first turned world champion in 2013, Carlsen launched his own app, PlayMagnus, which simulated him as an opponent for users. Drawing from records of his past games, his playing style starting from age five and every year thereafter was digitally reconstructed by his team to offer an experience of sparring against the world's best chess player right from as a young child to a world champion.
PlayMagnus AS, the company founded by him, later acquired the website Chess24, as well as the UK-based chess-training platform, Chessable, furthering his conquests of the online chess world. His other app, Magnus Kingdom of Chess, is especially targeted for kids from age five to nine who are unlocking their cognitive potential and the joys of chess. Together with his team of grandmasters, Carlsen has used his company to launch digital products for both playing and training with a focus on interactive content and gamifying chess, and his apps have over five million downloads worldwide. 041b061a72