Magnus Carlsen quits match with out clarification amid obvious feud with fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann - CNN

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almost immediately after making his first stream, world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from an internet chess healthy in opposition t fellow grandmaster Hans Niemann on Monday.

The pair had been taking part in within the Julius Baer generation Cup when Carlsen turned off his monitor and left the in shape devoid of explanation – the newest twist in an obvious feud between the two players.

"We're going to are attempting and get an update on this," commentator Tania Sachdev spoke of in a live broadcast of the suit on chess24. "Magnus Carlsen just resigned – received up and left, switched off his camera and that's all we comprehend at this time."

CNN contacted Carlsen's representatives for comment but didn't obtain a response.

previous this month, the Norwegian withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis following his surprise defeat in opposition t American megastar Niemann – the first time he has withdrawn from a match in his career, in accordance with chess24.

Carlsen verified his withdrawal on Twitter, posting: "I've withdrawn from the match. I've at all times loved enjoying in the @STLChessClub, and hope to be returned in the future." Carlsen's tweet also blanketed a familiar video of football manager Jose Mourinho saying: "If I speak, i'm in massive trouble."

one more grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura, mentioned Carlsen is "suspicious" of Niemann's conduct, and days after the Sinquefield Cup suit, Niemann publicly answered to allegations that he had cheated previous in his chess profession.

The 19-year-ancient admitted to dishonest at the a long time of 12 and 16 however observed in an interview with the St. Louis Chess club he had never cheated in over-the-board games.

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"I'm saying my reality as a result of I don't want any misrepresentation," observed Niemann. "i am proud of myself that I actually have realized from that mistake, and now I even have given every little thing to chess. I actually have sacrificed every little thing for chess."

The tension between Niemann and Carlsen has rocked the chess community. Niemann referred to he had been faraway from usual site following Carlsen's tweet and that "the total social media and chess world is absolutely attacking me and undermining me."

"to see my absolute hero (Carlsen) try to target, are attempting to spoil my attractiveness, smash my chess profession and to do it in this kind of frivolous means is truly, truly disappointing," he added.

Neither Niemann nor responded to CNN's request for comment.

In an announcement on September 8,'s Chief Chess Officer Danny Rensch stated the web site had "shared targeted facts with [Niemann] regarding our resolution, together with guidance that contradicts his statements concerning the quantity and seriousness of his cheating."

Rensch endured: "we've invited Hans to supply an evidence and response with the hope of discovering a resolution the place Hans can once more participate on"

Carlsen and Niemann performed two additional video games towards different opponents following the previous's unexpected resignation on Monday. Carlsen is two points at the back of chief Arjun Erigaisi within the tournament standings after eight rounds, whereas Niemann is four features back.

"It appears like he (Carlsen) is obviously insinuating anything, but unless you catch a person, you can't do anything else," Anish Giri, who is also competing on the Julius Baer technology Cup, informed chess24.

"It simply looks very unusual now. naturally, all of it makes experience if, supposedly, Hans is cheating and he doesn't want to play him, but if he isn't (dishonest), then it is in fact very incorrect.

"So I don't recognize, we must see. again, everybody is expecting some sort of large rabbit from the hat with Magnus, but he simply doesn't need to play Hans, it appears."

Levon Aronian, who is additionally competing within the event, stated Niemann "has been no longer the cleanest person when it involves online chess," however introduced that "here's an issue that requires a solution."

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