Embattled 19-year-old American chess participant Hans Moke Niemann has made his subsequent transfer within the ongoing cheating allegation scandal.
Niemann has filed a federal lawsuit towards champion player Magnus Carlsen, amongst others, for $100 million in damages, in line with a file from The Wall Boulevard Magazine.
The go well with claims that Carlsen, Chess.com, Hikaru Nakamura and others are operating in combination to really “blacklist” Niemann from chess.
The lawsuit accuses a couple of events of constructing defamatory statements, together with accusations of Niemann dishonest.
Neimann’s lawsuit touches on the financial relationships between Carlsen, Chess.com and different chess avid gamers.
A deliberate acquisition of Carlsen’s “Play Magnus” app was once introduced previous within the 12 months.
Chess.com officers didn’t have a remark in keeping with the lawsuit however in the past famous they didn’t keep in touch with Carlsen in regard to selections on Niemann.
Carlsen additionally has no longer but launched any remark. Nakamura mentioned there was once no remark from his finish.
Niemann taking prison motion is the boldest transfer because the dishonest scandal first got here to mild throughout a match in September on the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis.
In an sudden disappointed, Niemann defeated Carlsen. In a while after the loss, Carlsen briefly withdrew from the match. Simply weeks later, Carlsen quit a game against Niemann.
Carlsen later mentioned he believes “Niemann has cheated extra — and extra not too long ago — than he has publicly admitted.”
Niemann has in the past mentioned he cheated on-line however best in some circumstances when he was once 12 and 16 years previous. He additionally claimed he by no means cheated throughout any video games that have been performed in individual.
However The Wall Boulevard Magazine reported an investigation through Chess.com that disputed Niemann’s claims. The file mentioned Niemann perhaps cheated in additional than 100 video games. One of the vital instances he perhaps cheated came about when he was once 17 years previous.
The suit accuses Hikaru Nakamura, “Chess.com’s maximum influential streaming spouse,” of “appearing in collusion with Carlsen and Chess.com,” alleging he “revealed hours of video content material amplifying and making an attempt to strengthen Carlsen’s false dishonest allegations towards Niemann.”
The grievance says Niemann has been denied employment as a chess instructor because of the allegations towards him.