According to 19-year-old Neiman, tournament organizers have been avoiding him since last month’s chess riots. “This is not a game,” American lawyers said. “The defense destroyed Neiman’s life only because he had the talent, dedication and courage to defeat the so-called ‘King of Chess.’ We hold the defense fully responsible and we will reveal the truth.”
Niemann recently caused a stir by defeating Carlsen in a tournament. Shortly thereafter, the Norwegian coach stopped his match against the American in an online tournament after just one movement and turned his screen black. Carlsen accused Niemann, first indirectly and then publicly, of cheating.
Neiman previously admitted to cheating online twice, when he was 12 and 16. Then chess website Chess.com reported after an investigation that Niemann had received illegal assistance in more than a hundred games on the Internet. Even in tournaments that involve prize money.
American lawyers refer to the financial relations between the site and Carlsen. Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is also said to have baptized Niemann’s reign and is also accused of doing so. The American says his reputation has been “destroyed” and therefore puts significant risks in the lawsuit.
International Chess Federation FIDE do a search For Carlsen’s allegations and Niemann’s statements.
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