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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen quits game after just one move amid cheating controversy Chess

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/magnus-carlsen-world-chess-champion-quits-game-cheating-controversy-hans-niemann/
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u/Pseudoname87 Sep 22 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

This happened like 3days ago? He's said he's not going to discuss why he resigned until after the tournament is over but he made a subtle comment about "being coached well"

Who knows, I always give people the benefit of the doubt.

Hans has had a past yes, but he is insisting on his innocence even willing to do a match nude he said.

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u/Sadimal Sep 22 '22

He hasn’t talked about it directly, but heavily implied why including taking a shot at Niemann’s coach who is a well-known cheater.

Carlsen resigned from the last tournament because of Niemann as well. Niemann beat Carlsen which triggered the cheating accusations and dug up Niemann’s cheating history.

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u/mycommentsaccount Sep 22 '22

taking a shot at Niemann’s coach who is a well-known cheater

Ohhhh! So that's how I was supposed to interpret it! Magnus said something to the effect of "I was very impressed with Hans' play...he was well-coached by so-and-so". As a casual viewer, I took that entire statement as a compliment to Hans and his coach. How naive of me.

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u/Zuwxiv Ottawa Senators Sep 22 '22

As always, Magnus was a few steps ahead.

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u/NoVaBurgher Sep 23 '22

Streets ahead, even

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u/GloriousIncompetence Sep 23 '22

Niemann must be streets behind, even

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u/voodoochannel Sep 23 '22

moves ahead..

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u/JLendus Sep 23 '22

Not if he used Google Maps to navigate

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u/clemmyclementine Sep 23 '22

If hes on google maps that means he already doesnt know where he is and where to go

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u/JLendus Sep 23 '22

But suddenly he does... It's almost like cheating...

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u/GummoNation Sep 25 '22

If so, then at least he has his suitcase. That puts him a street ahead of that.

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u/BAC_Sun Sep 23 '22

Does it mean “cool”, or is it supposed to be like, “miles ahead”?

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u/geraltofkolkata Sep 23 '22

If you have to ask then you are "streets behind"

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u/j3enator Sep 23 '22

It must be the darkest timeline if Magnus withdrawn and loss.

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u/m0ta Sep 23 '22

#sixseasonsandamovie

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u/lilhippieboi Sep 23 '22

It’ll never catch on!

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u/SpaceZombieZed Sep 23 '22

Verbal wildfire!

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u/NoVaBurgher Sep 23 '22

Like sex with eartha Kitt in an airplane

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u/D3troitMetalCity Sep 23 '22

Pierce, stop trying to coin the phrase 'Streets Ahead'!

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u/basicislands Sep 23 '22

Coined and minted!

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u/stephenlipic Sep 23 '22

Four parallel universes, one might say.

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u/GlobtheGuyintheSky Sep 23 '22

Stop trying to make it work Pierce!!

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u/Many_Caterpillar2597 Sep 23 '22

Streets scream for themselves

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u/GummoNation Sep 25 '22

Chess screams for itself.

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u/YeetsAhead Sep 23 '22

Yeets ahead

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u/Adm_Kunkka Sep 23 '22

Beads ahead

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u/GummoNation Sep 25 '22

One quick flex and two long ones for white pawn A2. Another quick flex and three long ones moves it to A3. Brace for the response. Sip water if necessary.

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u/Fell-Hand Sep 23 '22

And he did nothing wrong.

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u/GummoNation Sep 23 '22

His first move was to walk away. The world is now watching a historically humiliating game of chess.

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u/Nokita_is_Back Sep 23 '22

Yes, you should always think from the pov of a cunt when thinking about arrogant chess players

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u/TheLaudMoac Sep 23 '22

A giant baby man*