Biggest SCANDAL In Chess History
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history er thats no understatement
chess has never been bigger since the boom in 2020 2021 2022 we sometimes have our drama here at the 64 squares but today takes the cake er too keep you posted it is currently the singfield cup in st. louis, where many of the world's best players play and yesterday hans demon, a rising american prodigy, defeated magnus carlson, five times world champion and arguably greatest player of all time, and today magnus carlsen withdrew from the event saying he couldn't go on enter into, otherwise he will get into trouble then he also continued to change, I'm sorry, there will be a very bright screen.
He changed his Instagram profile to say it's not revenge to hit someone once which is just a very anime stable le uh line that's kinda yeah that's very so what happened okay, a lot of people ran away with it and thanks to Magnus for not sounding inflammatory, er, accusatory and we'll be covering all the fourth round games, basically it seems like Magnus Carlsen thinks something's not quite right with hans neiman okay and based on this game and based on his results so far hanziman is in first place with two and a half out of three so i'm not going to cover the
chess drama when it absolutely explodes but my aim here is to give you the facts and giving you my opinion, alright, and i have pretty level headed attitudes in general, okay, so one of two things happened, firstly, hans was not cheating at all and magnus is having a huge skand right now al number caused two hans cheated and magnus caused it anyway he didn't cause it you get what i'm saying right magnus brought it to light so the thing about
chess at the highest level is that there is no theory unless you get caught physically cheating someone In fact there is no evidence and the only way to do this is to do it person to person and the only way is to get help.
It's the only way to cheat live over the board. They've got a phone hidden there, well, they're communicating with signals, but you'd think at a tournament like the Singfield Cup where they probably have metal detectors, they'd be wanted, they will most likely be frisked, there is nothing you can bring that will bring any news your body likes if that were legit, and i don't think magnus would claim such a thing if he didn't think he had legs, eh and and the chest world is shaken to the core because no one knows what's going on now it's a massive, massive thing to say that Hikaru spent the day talking about er some er some problems, er not Magnus , that Hans had in the past All real
chess came out with the clips and I will show you the games.
I'm about to get into the games but I wanted to do this intro and I wanted to say I need to spell my character right here so if it comes out hans is totally legit no nobody can cheat prove this is crazy the Whole
chess world owes him an apology if hanzo if it's somehow definite i don't know how right i don't know how but if it is found out that hans is cheating in some way it would be extremely annoying. That would be crazy. That would be annoying. That would mean
chess has some of the worst anti-cheat measures, something we support, but some of your favorite athletes are on performance-enhancing drugs, right, it's an addiction, success is an addiction, it's understandable but my god, would be it wreaks havoc, you get what I mean and you know I got it.
I have had people in my community cheat like viewers and when they are teenagers they are often let back in. I believe in second chances. We all make silly mistakes when we're younger, but a mistake like this to an extent like this and this, I mean, I can't even wrap my head around it, you can, I can't, and in this Sense, um, I think it's time to take a look at some
chess games played or not played today. Magnus didn't make a move against Mamijarov and the game didn't happen, I hope I was comprehensive, uh innocent until proven guilty.
There's a bit of evidence that you know people are analyzing Hans Neiman's post-game interviews on What's Going On, so I'm passing all that information on to you. It's an evolving case. I have no idea what's going to happen and if I miss something write it in the comments because I don't boot and edit these things So sometimes I miss what I want to say, I try to be as conclusive as possible, give it a go you the if a if b ok oh my god so this game never happened um and i will cover about hans vs furuja this is the last game and this game was crazy so was the first game of the day , which ended, Yanipomnishi vs.
Wesley, so uh, it was a Catalan. Wesley only played a very solid line on b5. This is a move that's been covered a lot lately, and there's this very interesting variation of the pawn sacrifice when White captures on c4. There's this tactic, but yeah Nepo knows all that tells me and I'd like to have the slightest suspicion that I'm right, although I could be wrong, uh, the players basically swapped their pieces off the board and and that Repeating moves tells me they didn't really want to play today you know what I mean as you dive to the board there is no Magnus where is it and not only that the games now have a 15 minute transmission delay, exactly like huh you know what i mean i mean it's just crazy it's just really wild stuff um so this game was a quick draw um levon vs dominguez that was an interesting game uh levon plays a massive sideline levon plays like a beginner against the sicilian defense when you first learned openings you remember those days you were like oh i gotta get my night out of my runner and i do that against everything but w When you get stronger you think you don't have to do that against the Sicilian, it's not good because there will be e6 and d5.
But what we see is that nowadays you can basically play any opening and get a good position can, and yes, I mean, Lavon is basically playing a Viennese against the Sicilian. Admit it in the comments how many of you have done that, how many of you have learned that in Vienna and then made the mistake that you think I would play that against everything and you understand that you think I would play vienna just like gotham taught me i don't know why you became a peaky blinders character the middle of all this but you know this is kinda what lavon does uh and then he plays b4 and i mean Levon's kind of in a goofy mood today.
I have a feeling he just plays like he's going to play b5 to instigate on the queen's side. The other games it went like only I can you can you let me know I don't care about the other games a bit more scared right now there are more eyes on me and stuff like that but i understand you know i'm getting through it and i talk a lot about mental health on twitch uh if you don't know you should watch my twitch , uh but not with your kids i swear a lot uh so i talk a lot about these things drama like this with no closure it scares me i dont know what to expect next how whats going to happen is magnus will make a statement will hans me made a statement god i have no idea anyway um yeah um this game has been very locked down for a very long time and then all of a sudden we had a night swap and that makes things a little bit interesting because Schw arz wants to put some pressure on the d3-pawn and um, White just locked everything, Levon kinda jailed his own bishop, but because Black is very bad structure, he doubled the z-pawn, it's very difficult for him to make a move uh it just goes rock solid and another pawn gets pushed and then both players just decide you know what I'm going to do look at my twitter and I'm not yeah and they just literally shuffle the moves back and forth.
I mean I honestly feel like people just didn't want to play except the La for the penultimate game I'm going to show you: Fabiano Carona vs MVL they played oh they played so stay tuned um , Levon was one of the few people who went on record and said I don't think we should jump to conclusions about young players. Levon actually said he thinks we should give young players a shot uh he doesn't think people should you know take their pitchforks and go after Hans demon, that's what I said in the introduction. I hope I got that point across man an excuse you know what I mean saying something crazy like that to sully someone's legacy ii i but only one of two things is true that's what you know, and maybe the truth will come out, um, now, the last, uh, the penultimate game that game was awesome so if you want to jump to the Hans Ferruccio game because of course I'm going to talk about it because Hans and Magnus these Whole thing yeah that was crazy so this was one night or if maxine plays one night off like he does all the time er fabiano plays the ultra main line as by the way both guys went long er recently in that event , I'm pretty sure at some point Maxine played the move er h5 as if there was a position where he would have played h5, preventing g4 this time, he opts for the ultra-critical m A line, so they both beat Guys only pawns after h in front, that's all theory, a heap has been seen, and it's a very sharp line that results in black having an extra pawn, but white having the bishop pair I think up until move 20 a bit the game has happened before, even beyond that, and Fabi can win the pawn on f4 and equalize the material, and the position is super unbalanced, right, very complicated kings are just completely polar sides of the board, but in the long run you know that White maybe will have a chance to break this queenside apart somehow if black is not able to win by checkmate white will be very happy and mvl starts to fight back somehow and here I was like oh we will moves repeat it will just do another draw and then you know what i will do with my summary fabi says no remember the computer says no just remember this clip no the bi n just me and he gets this position and nvl is a bit worse you know he has these split pawns th these pawns are good these pawns could play an important role in the endgame maybe couldn't uh and uh yeah uh d5 f4 dc4 hits the queen bobby plays here the queen is hanging so the rook is hanging but now look at this incredible move if you take then i take oh but then i get e7 wait a minute ok so there is none Queen e4 which is not a fork and why is it building up and i told you a long time ago these pawns could be the difference and stockfish would hold this end end game with black black is not stockfish black is a type named maxime vashila grav and now that the players have made it to the time control and they get overtime playing to win knows why four pawns against three and what is very important in endgames you now have an active king to have.
In the case of a queen endgame, an active king isn't always a good thing because the enemy queen will just bother you. Imbalance two one, that's the side of the board where we're going to win properly, so it takes a bit. Okay, okay, we have queen g2 check and he beats h6. Okay now it's one on one but queen c4 and slowly we're seeing Fabiano doing exactly what he's supposed to be doing and he's built up a winning edge and this is where mvl decides to throw the pawns and queen against queen to play, and two, that's a bull draw now, it's loseable for blah too, it's not winnable because white won't hang a queen as you can see my stockfish has a little breakdown here, he doesn't know if he wins or not.
My stockfish isn't strong enough once we get deep enough into the endgame that
chess is solved, so there are databases out there that have solved
chess if there's a total of seven pieces on the board if you count the pieces here is it one two three four five six so the engine knows if this is a win or a tie it thinks it is a win now how will black survive black has to corner the king and rely on either perpetual or stalemate so there will be traps where you can lose your queen but it is stalemate so stalemate perpetual white must avoid which white should bet queen swap and white should