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Magnus Carlsen on The Last Tournament (FULL INTERVIEW)

  • Published on Sep 20, 2022
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  • 00Mj000
    00Mj000 8 days ago +355

    Imagine playing at the level of 2939, having a record score in the preliminaries, and coming out first, despite giving away free 3 points. This guy is crazy

    • Scott Warren
      Scott Warren 5 days ago

      I think Niemann has someone on another area controlling his mouse when Niemann plays. maybe niemann has a device for it, but it maybe isn't nedded one to cheat in his case..

      PRITAM RAGHUVANSHI 6 days ago

      @Alexey Sergeev crazy genius

    • aaah tex
      aaah tex 7 days ago +1

      **CRAZY GREAT!!!**

    • Tommaso Bruni
      Tommaso Bruni 7 days ago

      Magnus is the GOAT

  • Evan Nagao
    Evan Nagao 8 days ago +2

    Chances are, he believes Hans cheated based on the way he was playing, but there is no way to prove it with evidence. He has no way to prove anything, so there's no point in sending direct accusations right now.

    • Dariusz Dabrowski
      Dariusz Dabrowski 8 days ago

      Isn't he cheated in the past hmm
      I hope cheaters in the future will be ban in chess for live😎

  • rutwik mekala
    rutwik mekala 8 days ago +2955

    Interviewer asked the questions very smartly and kinda got the answer out even though magnus was unwilling to speak. I'm impressed.

    • Dolwolfian Photography
      Dolwolfian Photography 6 days ago

      She's a journalist not only a commentator! Well done 👍👍

    • Trey Milligan
      Trey Milligan 7 days ago

      What was his answer she decoded?

    • Abhinav Patel
      Abhinav Patel 7 days ago

      @Manuel Bonelli It's public knowledge that Maxim Dlugy was/is Hans' trainer. He has a chess academy in New York and if you go to their website, it clearly lists Hans Niemann as one of the students.

    • Marcel Kibor
      Marcel Kibor 8 days ago +1

      NAh, Magnus saw this move and accepted the gambit!

  • Sonia’s Way
    Sonia’s Way 7 days ago +49

    There appears to be an enormous amount of people unaware of the lawsuits that will immediately follow if someone publicly accuses a professional chess player of cheating. This is why Magnus (and everyone else on Magnus' side) is saying little to nothing when asked about Hans Niemann.

    • Scott Warren
      Scott Warren 5 days ago

      I think Niemann has someone on another area controlling his mouse when Niemann plays. maybe niemann has a device for it, but it maybe isn't nedded one to cheat in his case..

    • cathalsurfs
      cathalsurfs 5 days ago +2

      @bigpoppa1234 If you cheat, you are a cheater. This is the consequence of being a cheater, whether you are caught or not. Or whether you are a kid (mentored poorly) or not. It is unfair for anybody to have to play a game which requires fairness, against an "opponent" who is known to cheat.

    • bigpoppa1234
      bigpoppa1234 5 days ago

      @cathalsurfs In very few sports does a player who cheats get permanently banned forever. Also he was a kid, and it was online. Magnus should grow up and play.

    • cathalsurfs
      cathalsurfs 5 days ago +1

      @bigpoppa1234 What would you do if a known cheater was allowed to play you in a professional tournament?

    • bigpoppa1234
      bigpoppa1234 5 days ago +1

      No court on earth would allow a lawsuit for someone who follows the legitimate process of reporting cheating to a sports federation as long as due process and a right of reply was given to the accused for whatever evidence was shown, and the reporter accepted the final decision instead of crying about it in the media and refusing to play. What magnus is doing now is way more damaging than reporting him to FIDE and then abiding by whatever decision they made.

  • Jose M
    Jose M 8 days ago +211

    The interview itself was a game of chess. Very smartly formulated questions, appreciated by Magnus' smiles

    • goku
      goku 7 days ago

      @Llauis Aubets take it easy boy. that was a joke.

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago +1

      Exactly; Kaja Snare is awesome.

    • Llauis Aubets
      Llauis Aubets 7 days ago +4

      @goku so what, that doesnt make her bad, it makes her better to put down the questions nicely and cohesive

    • goku
      goku 7 days ago

      she has team behind her. lol

  • Caleb Ojo
    Caleb Ojo 8 days ago +1583

    She is a great interviewer. She was able to ask questions that brought out answers. Very impressed

    • Caleb Ojo
      Caleb Ojo 5 days ago

      @Scott Warren Its hard to imagine

    • Scott Warren
      Scott Warren 5 days ago +1

      I think Niemann has someone on another area controlling his mouse when Niemann plays. maybe niemann has a device for it, but it maybe isn't nedded one to cheat in his case..

    • Luis Gordon
      Luis Gordon 7 days ago +1

      @Gilgamesh 9908 Watch again the part where she asked Magnus if he personally thought FIDE was doing enough to deal with cheating. He slipped up and revealed that the comments he planned on giving after the tournament also had to do with cheating. That's getting some information, if you ask me.

    • The Last Lebowski
      The Last Lebowski 7 days ago +1

      She was horrible.... she just tryed to get answers on a hot topic. Its nothing else than gotcha journalism. She didnt care about him just about Drama.

    • highdesertbiker
      highdesertbiker 8 days ago

      She's also super hot

  • Aaron Z
    Aaron Z 8 days ago +83

    I see a man with principles trying to navigate a tricky path and taking big hits while doing so. I wish him all the best.

    • Scott Warren
      Scott Warren 5 days ago

      I think Niemann has someone on another area controlling his mouse when Niemann plays. maybe niemann has a device for it, but it maybe isn't nedded one to cheat in his case..

    • Tara Bartholomew
      Tara Bartholomew 7 days ago

      @StevieWevie what tantrum?

    • StevieWevie
      StevieWevie 7 days ago

      @Tara Bartholomew if he is so worried about that perhaps he shouldn't have thrown a massive and very public tantrum

    • Tara Bartholomew
      Tara Bartholomew 7 days ago +1

      @PirateTHESteam1 Well a lot of money is on the line lmao you wouldn't want a lawsuit either, at least you're breaking the stereotype that people in the chess community are smart! Good for you

    • ludgrob1
      ludgrob1 7 days ago

      @PirateTHESteam1 same

  • prashanth m
    prashanth m 8 days ago +71

    The interviewer really was well prepared..
    She asked all the questions point blank.. no drama or mincing words.. it was like white and black..
    she did more than what everyone wanted to know and ask.. good job!

    • super origami
      super origami 7 days ago

      What do you think of this other one?
      Leave your comment there please..

    • RANDOMUSR666
      RANDOMUSR666 7 days ago +1

      haha white and black, get it, like a chessboard......

    • Igli Ibrahimllari
      Igli Ibrahimllari 8 days ago +1

      Yep that's all it takes. He said he will comment after the tournament and that's fine. It's just sad that the interviewer had to push so hard for such a basic statement that he should have said on his own but at least it's done now.
      Now he just needs to announce in advance if he plans to resign to Hans because it's basically match-fixing to resign from a winning or neutral position without notice.

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi Day ago

    Finally an interview with the world champion himself. This is a first start to relieve the tension in the position/discussion.

  • Izzy May IS ready
    Izzy May IS ready  7 days ago

    Imagine playing at the level of 2939, having a record score in the preliminaries, and coming out first, despite giving away free 3 points. This guy is crazy

  • Ryan S
    Ryan S 8 days ago +68

    Maxim Dlugy is a GM who is suspected of having cheated in a titled Tuesday event online, and also happens to be one of Hans Niemann's coaches. I find it quite suspicious that Maxim Dlugy was known for having been beating top tier players in blitz at a younger age. He also accused another player of cheating with an electronic device in their shoe. The very fact that he is mindful of some electronic device being a potential route for cheating suggests that he has researched the topic. His past is also sketchy, having been convicted of embezzlement previously.
    Maxim Dlugy is known for being an "intuitive" player, and Hans has said the same of himself in a Sinquefield cup interview. Perhaps being an "intuitive" player is code for I don't really want to have to explain my chess moves in detail because they just came to him naturally. I was leaning towards Hans being innocent prior to these revelations, but now I'm leaning more towards Hans being introduced to a cheating method that's much more sophisticated then an electronic device in the shoe by this Dlugy character, who presumably was searching for a young chess prodigy who he knew would not be opposed to breaking the rules (Hans has admitted to cheating using the engine on chess.com).
    Of course, there is no concrete evidence of cheating and therefore it is unwarranted to make direct accusations but there should be high suspicions placed on Hans Niemann and his future chess career.

    • Connor York
      Connor York 6 days ago +1

      Dlugy said it would be easy for 2600 to get away with cheating a few times a game. Then proceeds to get band for cheating

    • Jesse Rice
      Jesse Rice 7 days ago

      Some valid points except the guy with the shoe, in fact, was cheating that way and also, Maxime was acquitted of embezzlement..

    • Medicine101
      Medicine101 7 days ago

      I have seen his videos of full 3 hours blitz , well I even had downloaded it via link sent to my email ( not sure if it's on you tube).
      In that videos he defeated Garry Kasparov calmly and explained as well. Well I had no idea back than who this max guy was but now it's all coming together.
      He might have used engine lines
      ( can't confirm this fact)

    • Slaven
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    • problematic
      problematic 7 days ago +9

      We also have to take into account that Hans has nothing to lose from this as he would never be able to play at such a level without this assistance.

  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams 8 days ago +11

    There appears to be an enormous amount of people unaware of the lawsuits that will *immediately* follow if someone publicly accuses a professional chess player of cheating. This is why Magnus (and everyone else on Magnus' side) is saying little to nothing when asked about Hans Niemann.

    • abc 456
      abc 456 7 days ago +1

      Yeah, he deserves to get sued for defamation. Instead he hints like coward, abusing his status to make 19yo kid get insane amount of hate.

  • Avery Brooks
    Avery Brooks 8 days ago +9

    Thanks for posting this up, what a great interview. Magnus not throwing shade towards Hans just SMASHING the competition on a rampage to a clear victory here. Love how great he is overall.

  • 👈 Sonia’s Way
    👈 Sonia’s Way 7 days ago

    Imagine playing at the level of 2939, having a record score in the preliminaries, and coming out first, despite giving away free 3 points. This guy is crazy

  • Beautiful Oslo
    Beautiful Oslo 8 days ago +19

    This is epic. Hahaha. Maxim must have done a great job as a mentor...hahaha. This Maxim Dugly was accused for fraud in Russia in early 2000s, and was later banned from Titled Tuesday for cheating. Interestingly the same man accused another player for hiding a device in his shoes. Magnus knows what he is doing, and doing the sport a great favour.

  • A A
    A A 8 days ago +160

    Magnus knows how to avoid a trap, be it on the board or in an interview

    • Buuyth Buuyth
      Buuyth Buuyth 7 days ago

      @UCURhknCAm47CUa7-ViIAlPQ I am sure he had plenty of time to think about whether talk about it later or not

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom 7 days ago +2

      @Malibu Nights He can't make a direct acusation. He is willingly transmiting what he wants to without saying much. Interviewer did a great job too.

    • Cherry
      Cherry 7 days ago

      No comment

    • 綾小路寺清貴
      綾小路寺清貴 7 days ago

      @Malibu Nights are you Re-

    • Buuyth Buuyth
      Buuyth Buuyth 8 days ago +17

      @Malibu Nights he said what he wanted and did not say what he did not want to

  • dean dean
    dean dean 8 days ago +11

    Never a magnus fan before but recently I found myself as his big fan. Even with all this drama, I think no one else can bring this up except magnus.. All the best magnus.

  • FunnyDancingMonkeys
    FunnyDancingMonkeys 8 days ago +106

    Magnus is a master of psychological warfare, got the whole chess word in chaos…

    • Heikal Kahfi
      Heikal Kahfi 6 days ago

      @HandOfFreedom? justified? you're talking about justice here? want to argue with stranger online?
      "magnus is just" might want to think on that

    • Briq
      Briq 7 days ago

      @KUZYRII hell yeah, chess is cool again

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom 7 days ago +10

      @Heikal Kahfi Yea man. The world champion should play against someone that cheats and just pretend he doesn't see it. If he's suspicious of something and wants to keep the competitive integrity of the game what he's doing is completely justified. Dude cares about the game and is clearly still very good at it.

      KUZYRII 8 days ago +12

      Psychological warfare meaning, losing points to hans. Chaos meaning ruining tournaments for other chess players?

  • prashanth m
    prashanth m 8 days ago +24

    i have huge respect for magnus.. since the world championship match against Ian.. he speaks sensibly.. he doesn't rush.. he is not rash.. he looks more humble.. appreciates skill.. and knows exactly what he is doing.. he looks superior mentally.. and looks more balanced emotionally...
    They way he conducted this interview was so graceful.. he did not look rattled or emotionally charged.. but played it like chess... huge respect man... cheers!

    • Igli Ibrahimllari
      Igli Ibrahimllari 8 days ago +3

      As world champion he should have made a statement on his own saying he will comment on the cheating after the tournaments. It's a little disappointing that the interviewer had to push so hard to get him to say something so basic.

  • Gregory Odle
    Gregory Odle 8 days ago +2

    Magnus is the King of chess, sometimes we need to heed the King’s advice in life and ask no more questions. Maybe this problem cannot ever be fully resolved, but I for one believe in the King and listen to the King as he has led the chess world now for over 10 years.

  • Maria de-flower me now

    The interviewer really was well prepared..
    She asked all the questions point blank.. no drama or mincing words.. it was like white and black..
    she did more than what everyone wanted to know and ask.. good job!

  • Daniel Kanewske
    Daniel Kanewske 8 days ago +39

    She asked questions like a chess master; positioning, maneuvering, tactics and then a draw!!!

    • Daniel Kanewske
      Daniel Kanewske 7 days ago +1

      @Jakob S You are so smart. I hadn't realized until your brilliant comment that she didn't work alone ...

    • Jakob S
      Jakob S 7 days ago

      It's almost as if she has an entire studio in her ear feeding her information and questions.

  • Catbird
    Catbird 8 days ago +6

    Gotta love how the interviewer asked one first question about cheating, then moved on to other questions as if that was it, and then came back in force with some incisive questions. Made me feel like it was pretty tactical. Either way it’s good to finally from Magnus on this mess, even if only in passing.

  • Kevin DuBois
    Kevin DuBois 8 days ago +19

    I'm telling you now. The time will come when people will ask the question "why did we think we knew better than the best Chess player who ever lived". Not today. Not tomorrow.

    • ludgrob1
      ludgrob1 7 days ago

      Imagine being this much of a delusional fanboy

    • Sleepy 🐉
      Sleepy 🐉 8 days ago

      Hans is on the rise soon is start of new era

  • Perception
    Perception 8 days ago +69

    From 1:25 to 1:37 Magnus is refering to Maxim Dlugy who has an history of cheating. Maybe he is Niemann second who was unknown. My guess is that when Carlsen, at the Sinquefield Cup, discovered Niemann past cheating history online, his interview after the game and that Dlugy was his second, He thought that it was Dlugy himself that was helping in some way Niemann to cheat OTB suggesting maybe the right moves to overcome algorithm detection. That's why now he says explicity the name of Maxim Dlugy adding that he did a great job, at least that's my interpretation.

    • Gareth Lastname
      Gareth Lastname 6 days ago

      @sss 🤦‍♂️ so how if not electronics? Why did St Louis Chess Club release a statement after the tournament stating there was no cheating?

    • Adrian Chaves
      Adrian Chaves 7 days ago +7

      Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice

    • 2DarkHorizon
      2DarkHorizon 7 days ago +2

      It was rumors Dlugy wasn't found to have cheated. This is what I gathered from forums at the time.

    • Now we just win it
      Now we just win it 7 days ago +2

      @Oh boi ok? So what? I openly acknowledge having my interest sparked in 2020

  • Ignacio Rodriguez
    Ignacio Rodriguez 8 days ago +17

    Good interview... no tolerance with cheating in chess, please...Carlsen is not just world chess champion, he is also a Brave fighter, smart ,kind and honest person too...he is telling all he can tell us by now i guess...Best wishes in the future for chess world and Carlsen too

    • Malibu Nights
      Malibu Nights 8 days ago +2

      He is not just a world champion, but a salty sore loser too

  • It's a joke Aamir
    It's a joke Aamir 8 days ago +15

    I am not following chess for that long but i really admire Magnus.
    He has a personality of a man who don't give a f.. about anyone's opinion not a people pleasure, he refuse to play on world chess day by saying "not in a mood" 😂 and he do things in his own away and still a world champion 😍 He shattered that image of "nerd chess champion" he gives a vibe of a guy from your group

    • Aventura
      Aventura 5 days ago

      @Walk With Me Why. Because he´s a highly successful specialist?

    • Walk With Me
      Walk With Me 8 days ago

      He's still a nerd

  • Frank
    Frank 8 days ago +5

    Finally an interview with the world champion himself. This is a first start to relieve the tension in the position/discussion.

  • Panache
    Panache 8 days ago +32

    This interviewer is so subtle and smart with her questions, we can tell she really prepared this interview so much to get the best answers !

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago +1

      Yes, Kaja Snare rules.

  • Bumble Dan
    Bumble Dan 7 days ago +5

    "I have to say I am very impressed by Niemann's play and I think his mentor Maxim Dlugy (who cheated) must have been doing a great job" - haha love the comment.

    • Soinas Doyi
      Soinas Doyi 15 hours ago

      This interviewer is so subtle and smart with her questions, we can tell she really prepared this interview so much to get the best answers !

  • Polymatic - Canal de Psicología y Neurodivergencia

    This dialogue is like a masterpiece by itself.

  • Halagoals
    Halagoals 8 days ago +17

    Magnus please be brave and say what most of us are sure about : Hans is a selective engine user, he is getting sophisticated assistance ( not always a top engine move ) to get away with it. the way he crushed Levon ( g4) , Chucky and Duda is insane. the guy was 2450 2 years ago !

    • Phase0
      Phase0 7 days ago

      @Amber XV Stockfish 15 is the most powerful engine of this time, if it says its bad. Then the move is most likely bad.

    • Amber XV
      Amber XV 7 days ago +4

      @Mike Helterbrand and how do you know which engine is he using?

    • Mike Helterbrand
      Mike Helterbrand 8 days ago

      G4 was a bad move according to engine

    • Judge Judy
      Judge Judy 8 days ago

      How is he getting these moves though???

  • brian janson
    brian janson 8 days ago +5

    Both did a great job here. Probing but respectful questions and Magnus could give diplomats some lessons.

  • John Red
    John Red 8 days ago +929

    Magnus isn't stupid. He knows what he is doing and time will show whether he is sitting on some information that will show cheating or he is being malicious and trying to drag someone's name through mud. Either way he is doing it very well and making calculated moves. People who think he's just throwing a tantrum are brainlets.

    • DAS
      DAS 4 days ago

      @Mana Paws Are you new to chess? Like people call everyone fanboys often unjustified but damn, to say something like that about some random top 50 is just incredible. I can hit you up you after his candidates results in the off chance he actually makes it there.

    • Mana Paws
      Mana Paws 7 days ago

      @DAS I will wager Han's will be the WC for the next twenty years

    • DAS
      DAS 7 days ago

      @Mana Paws Lol yeah he's a modern day Morphy that's for sure. Wanna make a wager he never becomes WC?

    • Mana Paws
      Mana Paws 7 days ago

      @DAS Well you just watch and see. I have heard master level players saying that Han's positional and offensive skills are that of Paul Morphy and Bobby Fischer. Hans is the greatest chess player we will probably see in the next century.

  • Daniel Castro
    Daniel Castro 8 days ago +9

    cheating or not, Hans got the most incredible rise in FIDE chess ranking. For me its kinda suspicious, he got more or less 1 year to jump from 2500 +/- to 2700 rating. Even Magnus needed more or less 2,5 years to achieve it

    • 38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri
      38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri 7 days ago

      @conillet Hans age is only 19!!

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago +1

      @38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri Yes, but such "rises" make much more sense at a very young age. Niemand was significantly older when he started his ascent.

    • Daniel Castro
      Daniel Castro 7 days ago

      @38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri Yes, firouza used to be top 01 with +/- 2 years to hit 2700

    • 38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri
      38 Shounak Ray Chaudhuri 8 days ago +1

      Well there are many youngsters who are achieving incredible rise now-a-days.....firouza,arjun,gukesh etc.

    • Azex824
      Azex824 8 days ago +7

      Ikr. He shouldn't be allowed to join tournaments if he was caught cheating twice before

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov
    Ivaylo Stoyanov 8 days ago +11

    Amazing player and a real sportsman.

    • Soinas Doyi
      Soinas Doyi 15 hours ago

      She asked questions like a chess master; positioning, maneuvering, tactics and then a draw!!!

  • Weetjijwel
    Weetjijwel 8 days ago +23

    Magnus is an absolute legend. Good interview, but Magnus is very clear. He will come with a statement later on. G.O.A.T..

    • Sara Mohamed
      Sara Mohamed 7 days ago

      Was haltet ihr von diesem anderen?
      Hinterlasse dort bitte deinen Kommentar

    • The_Lava_Wielder
      The_Lava_Wielder 8 days ago +1

      He's not gonna let you hit bro

  • Loveandlight
    Loveandlight 8 days ago +4

    Magnus Carlsen already said what need to be said. It is good to see that Carlsen is his own boss.

  • Punocchio
    Punocchio 8 days ago +4

    I think the most important thing he indicated was that he might be able to speak after the tournament is over. I really don't think he can say anything more than he said here, at this point.

  • Paul S.
    Paul S. 8 days ago +10

    The interview speaks for itself.

  • Mr. Red
    Mr. Red 8 days ago +4

    I'm happy to see chess becoming much more mainstream.

    • Mario
      Mario 7 days ago +1

      And this is exactly why Chess is being ruined.

  • First Last
    First Last 7 days ago +2

    Magnus speaks for itself

  • Artemichess
    Artemichess 7 days ago +1

    Respect for Magnus for giving this interview.

  • Maussiegamer
    Maussiegamer 8 days ago +780

    somehow this controversy is a good thing for magnus cuz he regained his motivation to beat everyone

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom 7 days ago +3

      @Denisa K Y'all are trippin if you think Magnus is doing this on purpuse or with malicious intent.

    • Maj U
      Maj U 8 days ago +1

      He had an unbeaten streak of 53 in classical before sinfield cup so 2022 was quite a good year for him

    • Greed
      Greed 8 days ago

      Magnus fantard

    • Gurgle Blaster
      Gurgle Blaster 8 days ago +2

      He's pulling a Micheal Jordan. MJ would just invent beefs with his opponents to keep his edge in games.

  • Barış Esen
    Barış Esen 8 days ago +3

    Such a class by Magnus!! I love how he keeps cool in every comments on Niemannn.

  • jens willems
    jens willems 8 days ago +25

    If it turns out that Hans never cheated, this is the biggest compliment he can get. Playing so well that the GOAT of chess accusses you of cheating.

    • StevieWevie
      StevieWevie 7 days ago

      Almost having your career ended by a manchild is not at all a compliment. You are giving magnus an out so even if it turns out he maliciously lied you can defend him.

    • RuLeZ1988
      RuLeZ1988 7 days ago +3

      @Stefan Joeres Hans has admitted to cheat online. But not OTB. The question is whether he has cheated OTB and this question has not been answered yet.

    • Gert Müller
      Gert Müller 8 days ago +3

      In the meantime Hans gets a lot of hatred and must have a terrible time with nobody trusting him and accusing him of cheating

    • Stefan Joeres
      Stefan Joeres 8 days ago +3

      Hans has already admitted to cheating, the question is when he did it and how much he cheats.

    • Jakob M.
      Jakob M. 8 days ago +1

      Since Magnus doesn't give concrete accusations, Hans will never be able to answer to them, which is very unfair to him.

  • Nimeria
    Nimeria 8 days ago +6

    saying that Maxim Dlugy is Han's mentor is such a passive-aggressive statement by carlsen. Maxim Dlugy is a Russian GM who was kicked from the chess website about 5 years ago for suspected cheating. The implications are clear

  • John Watson
    John Watson 8 days ago +8

    The answer lies in the things he cannot say.
    Magnus has given us a rough outline of the things he cannot say.

  • BigBoyShaq
    BigBoyShaq 8 days ago +28

    Magnus' 34 points speak for itself

  • Fil Cernoch
    Fil Cernoch 8 days ago +149

    wow kaja snare executed that interview masterfully. she asked the cheating-related the questions with just the right amount of confidence, without coming off as pushy or annoying. it made magnus react to the questions with laughter, even though he can't answer any of them openly.

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    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago

      They have known each other for years. And yes, the interview was perfectly orchestrated.

    • Melou Marcio
      Melou Marcio 7 days ago

      @LOLzum101 saying same thing of thousands others bots, ofc he is a bot

    • LOLzum101
      LOLzum101 8 days ago

      Are you a bot?

  • Jaymexxu
    Jaymexxu 8 days ago +3

    Thank you so much for finally having the courage to shine a light on this and speak about it Magnus! Respect!
    However, i don't think it's a goof choice for you to resign, what if he really won man please just take it easy, it could really have been that 1 in a trillion game, please just keep playing and Demolish him! Do not lose it Magnus, please! You need to get the best rating ever in your life and drive it as high as you possibly can, do not destroy that!

  • Bradley J
    Bradley J 8 days ago +2

    Magnus' can rely on his intuition to prove his chess talent through his moves and games, and he may really well trust his intuition about Hans, but Magnus still makes bad moves over the board and I would hate to see somebody's career canceled because Magnus made a bad move off the board until actual proof is provided. Tournaments relying on Magnus for cheat detection and approval of participants sets a bad precedent if that's the direction we're heading.

  • Musical_Lolu
    Musical_Lolu 8 days ago +1

    As I've said elsewhere, Magnus made a slight psychological mistake by answering the questions on cheating the way he did when pressed. He was doing quite okay with the broken-record "I can't say anything now, I'll say more after the tournament/at some later time" routine up to that point. Anyway, we'll see.

  • Devil
    Devil 8 days ago +4

    Now I really I wonder what Magnus is going to say, since it seems he's still pretty adamant about Hans in otb... Even though Hans is clearly proving he can play at super GM level in this tournament, with cameras and drama hanging on his back. Better be sure Maggy!

  • Nosferatu
    Nosferatu 8 days ago +7

    Magnus is a genius in telling some underlying hints. Look at Niemanns Mentor and the door will open the truth.

  • wïrêlèss kīller
    wïrêlèss kīller 8 days ago +37

    People don't even understand why he refrained from accusing Hans and are just commenting bad stuff about him.

  • Chowder
    Chowder 8 days ago +2

    You have to remember Magnus is the WC so maybe he's like on a contract or something where he can't directly say certain things. I highly doubt MAGNUS would just let someone get away without being forced to. He's a smart player and smart person, who knows his motives, who knows if Hans is cheating. Magnus knows things, probably things we will never hear.

  • Theo Bastos
    Theo Bastos 8 days ago

    E a lenda abriu a boca, finalmente... Não disse nada, mas pelo menos prometeu falar após o torneio, ficamos no aguardo.

  • Nephron Pie
    Nephron Pie 8 days ago +2

    Guys, read the description. Magnus has clearly written Hans' coaches' name Maxim Dlugy here. Dlugy was the one person who supported Hans during the first wave of suspicions, saying that Hans was a gifted chess player or something similar. If Hans is cheating, his coach is most likely in on it.

  • Eventos Plus
    Eventos Plus 8 days ago

    Nicely Framed questions, and nicely defended by Magnus.
    My interpretation:
    Magnus clear indication is towards cheating.

  • Alejandro Echeverria

    Magnus Carlsen es un señor entre señores.

  • vk vk
    vk vk 8 days ago +2

    Wait a minute, you mean to tell me a self-admitted cheater (that downplayed the amount and severity of his cheating mind you) who didn't want to tell us who his coach was, actually has a cheater for a coach ???
    Mind blown 🤣🤣🤣

  • Nirvi
    Nirvi 8 days ago +1

    That was a brilliant defense and attack at the same time.
    The questions were so obvious and hilarious 😂😂

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago

      Yes, total class act from both. Kaja Snare is already a legend.

  • TheString Breaker
    TheString Breaker 8 days ago

    *Gotta appreciate the interviewer’s persistence!*

  • Aiden W
    Aiden W 8 days ago +1

    Such a great interview

  • MusicGamer
    MusicGamer 8 days ago +4

    Kaja Snare asked the hard questions well and did a good job of moving forward with the interviews after Magnus gave his response.

  • Mark Edwards
    Mark Edwards 8 days ago

    The increase in the power of technology was always going to make this situation inevitable.
    It now becomes a matter of whether detection can keep pace with evasion.
    This has been the situation in other sports for many decades now.
    For example, athletes are constantly administering new drugs, that the testing regime has not been adjusted to look for.
    It pretty much destroyed the credibility of athletics.
    Let us hope that chess doesn't go the same way.

  • Brad H
    Brad H 8 days ago

    Great interview, nicely done.

  • Fahim Foysal
    Fahim Foysal 8 days ago +3

    People saying he is a sore loser doesnt make sense. The guy have been playing continuously for ages reaching the highest ever rating for any human and even now can comfortably lose to youngsters (for example recently lost 3 consecutive games to Prag) and applaud them as well. He hates to lose but always gives due credit to his opponents whenever he loses. And now if he has inside info about any investigation about a particularly proven online cheater, or about leaks of his plan, or whatever, he is well within his rights to keep his mouth shut. It's not being a diva, it's just being sensible.

    • Chui Fong Tam
      Chui Fong Tam 8 days ago

      He respected past opponents that beat him. He obviously doesn't respect Hans. Doesn't mean Hans cheated though.

  • boli milda
    boli milda 3 days ago

    Magnus' 34 points speak for itself

  • Hitesh Parmar
    Hitesh Parmar 8 days ago +8

    I don't think Magnus will try to ruin anyone's career just by suspension, he must have something!

  • Eugene Rademaker
    Eugene Rademaker 8 days ago

    very cool intervieuw I enjoyed every second of it.

  • ninny65
    ninny65 8 days ago +2

    I swear Magnus is going to come out as Han's secret chess coach

  • Edwin Collins
    Edwin Collins 8 days ago

    So he will speak further after the tournament. Very well. This was something huge for chess and many eyes will be on it if he decides to do it on a interview style format

  • Fabiaco
    Fabiaco 8 days ago +1108

    People should understand that him not going straight to the point and dodging questions is not really like putting his head under the sand, right now he cannot speak, at all, regarding hans cheating because he might face legal consequences.
    I understand that he might be waiting for investigations/intels/etc. to unfold before diving further into the thing.
    He likely knows something is going on since he said he’s gonna speak more about it after the tournament ends.

    • Tengu
      Tengu 7 days ago +1

      Legal consequences of difamation because he has 0 proof of hans cheating 🤷‍♂️

    • Ed Stephenson
      Ed Stephenson 7 days ago

      @Riposte Laïque I don't agree that it's very clear. Overall percentage accuracy isn't the only way to cheat. I agree that the game against Magnus in St Louis didn't look suspicious nor did it trigger any anti cheating algorithm that I've heard of. However if you look back for example to the French team at the Olympiad they were also not flagged by these bots. Maybe I'm naive but sometimes you have to trust your gut. To me Magnus seems like a nice normal guy with no history of throwing his toys out the pram and Niemann seems like a brattier than average 19yo. I suspect he did cheat at the event, did before and has since. It's also worth saying that the one thing everyone has agreed on is that cheating and getting away with it is easy so we will probably never know.

    • raj sub
      raj sub 7 days ago

      Why didn't be speak after senquield cup that's the question

    • Vaibhav Bhardwaj
      Vaibhav Bhardwaj 8 days ago

      @Czento In CS GO a player (forsaken) was caught cheating in a tournament and his all competitors knew that he is gonna caught one day or another

    • R3LL5csgo
      R3LL5csgo 8 days ago

      He lost, got mad, and quit. Get over it lol

  • Luis Burgos
    Luis Burgos 8 days ago +1

    On another time I might not have suspected Niemann at all and given him the benefit of the doubt, but this was before the Lance Armstrong scandal happened. Folks, let's not forget about Lance. For years he denied cheating, and he even went as far as suing those who accused him of cheating. Plus most people could not fathom how he could be cheating in the first place and thus also gave him the benefit of the doubt. But the rest is history. He WAS cheating majorly and had one of the most elaborate cheating schemes ever conceived for the sport of cycling. If there is a suspicion that Niemann has found a way to cheat, it must be investigated fully. Whenever fame and money are involved, ways of cheating will be found, especially as out technology evolves faster and faster. Cheating must be taken seriously in any competitive event where money and fame are involved. Finally, Magnus does not strike me as the kind of person that would maliciously defame someone who defeated him. Worst case, he is mistaken about his suspicions and would have to issue an apology, but Magnus is an intelligent person, so there is a good chance his suspicion is valid, even if it is hard to prove at this point. If cheating is taken more seriously in chess, and Niemann is guilty of cheating, he won't be able to sustain his cheating scheme for long.

    • Tom
      Tom 7 days ago

      Lance also had an army of fans that defended him at every turn and slandered all those questioning him. same with Hans. Where are those Lance defenders now? Nobody will admit to being one of them, they were on the wrong side of history. Just like fans of Hans.

  • tyler mark
    tyler mark 8 days ago

    Let's keep magnus motivated and out of the cave of retirement from being the greatest living person to command a universe of 8x8

  • Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson 8 days ago +1

    Personally Magnus' Love for the game of chess is his cause, and having that love offended once upon a time is his statement, is my conclusion.

  • Z-A-P-H-K-I-E-L
    Z-A-P-H-K-I-E-L 7 days ago

    *... It was a genious interview cuz maybe the interviewer herself was very sad about Magnus' loss; and therefore she was able to catch out different but important aspects from him and out of the drama itself with the question that it was whether cheating or not. ...*

  • BamThwok76
    BamThwok76 8 days ago +7

    This recent debacle feels like chess crossed with WWF, but I believe in Magnus.

    • Zeleq
      Zeleq 3 days ago

      @Coron Nation world wildlife fund

    • Coron Nation
      Coron Nation 5 days ago +1

      @Zeleq it used to be called WWF, so still valid

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      Zeleq 7 days ago


  • Nicolás Gaete Tan
    Nicolás Gaete Tan 8 days ago

    Magnus is simply the best ever

  • Slowbro
    Slowbro 8 days ago +1

    The real master is the interviewer. Incredible

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago

      Yes, Kaja Snare is already a legend in her field (sports commentary).

  • valrik16
    valrik16 8 days ago +2

    I feel like Magnus was testing Hans to see if he was cheating and to see if Hans' coach was feeding him information. Once Magnus got what he was looking for, he drew.

  • BlazingVacuum
    BlazingVacuum 8 days ago +2

    I truly love this league of legends content from Magnus

  • Sydney Sitwala
    Sydney Sitwala 8 days ago +1

    The interviewer did a great job.

  • ·〰Poofie~Baku〰·💘

    somehow this controversy is a good thing for magnus cuz he regained his motivation to beat everyone

  • Arbulon Rexhepi
    Arbulon Rexhepi 8 days ago +6

    Magnus has now directly insinuated that Hans cheated, calling Maxime Dlugy, a GM who was banned for cheating as his mentor. Hans was quite defensive about revealing who his mentor was at the Sinquefield Cup.

  • askthepizzaguy
    askthepizzaguy 8 days ago +2

    Pretty clear Magnus has been instructed not to comment on the subject because he could be liable for some kind of civil court case if he makes an allegation that hasn't been independently verified.
    So, his silence for the interim is not by choice, as he probably doesn't want to pay someone a million dollars.
    But, it's also pretty clear he will comment on it when he can, and he still thinks this is not resolved and that Hans is not cleared of suspicion.
    So the court of public opinion shouldn't be rendering a judgment yet, and yet I see many commenters doing that.

  • Bạch Võ Nam
    Bạch Võ Nam 8 days ago +10

    Magnus never accused anyone of anything. He was only hinting, but Hans supporters knew that Magnus was hinting that Hans was cheating, as Hans failed to explain why he was feeding Magnus his pieces, which This suggests that Hans was cheating even among Hans' supporters. Only regret that from now on, when cheating technology is more and more developed, chess will no longer keep its inherent purity. Perhaps in the future we will have to say goodbye to this sport forever.

    • shlomo shlomo
      shlomo shlomo 3 days ago

      @cathalsurfs the thing is there is no proof he cheated in that game or any fide&otb game . I am aware getting evidence is almost impossible/actually impossible but hinting on something with no evidence can destroy someone's career very easily look at amber heard and Johnny Depp, his career got destroyed because of the false accusations

    • cathalsurfs
      cathalsurfs 5 days ago +1

      @abc 456 A 19 yo kid who cheats.

    • abc 456
      abc 456 7 days ago

      Yeah, his hinting made 19yo kid get insane amount of hate messages. Gj world champion.

    • Harrell T
      Harrell T 7 days ago

      Ye him hinting is costing another player…

  • Trsw420
    Trsw420 8 days ago +2

    The reference to Maxim Dlugy makes it clear that Carlsen does indeed think that Niemann is cheating. Niemann does not have a coach/mentor and has mentioned this in several interviews. Dlugy is also infamously known for being caught cheating online on numerous occasions even more so than Niemann.

  • Corteum9000
    Corteum9000 8 days ago +3

    What she should have asked him, or what she should ask him next time, is: _"Besides the current measures already being taken at OTB events, what additional measures would you like to see implemented?"_
    ... Because think about it...A cheater does not even have to use an electronic device on their person to cheat. They could simply receive signals from someone in the same room, or within visual range, (e.g. glasses on/off) and that would be enough for them to know that they have a winning move in the current position or that their opponent has made a mistake.

    • Sara Mohamed
      Sara Mohamed 7 days ago

      Was haltet ihr von diesem anderen?
      Hinterlasse dort bitte deinen Kommentar

  • zorro
    zorro 8 days ago

    She's a great interviewer!

  • Rexa Nara
    Rexa Nara 8 days ago +2

    Clever interview and clever answer, by not giving any comments about those crucial questions, seems to Me like Magnus basically confirming about the suspicion of Hans cheating while avoiding any lawsuit about defamation which may put against Him.
    Man, it must be so frustrating to have no evidence to proving misdeeds someone has done against you.
    But if Hans actually not cheating, then that's a very clever and very evil way to ruin someone's career.

    • conillet
      conillet 7 days ago

      Don't worry, the guy IS cheating.

  • Inner Worlds
    Inner Worlds 8 days ago +1

    At first, I criticized Magnus heavily, but in the meantime I feel he knows something and has a good reason for remaining quiet for now.
    From being one of the people who was demanding that he explain himself immediately, I've now modified my stance to, "Explain when you are ready to do so."

  • Adi
    Adi 8 days ago +1

    Give him a break. He is entitled to his own opinion. It's not like he is asking organizers to throw hans out instead he himself quit.
    If he feels like hans has cheated and doesn't want to play him it's his choice. The only people who can demand explanation is the FIDE ethics board and even they called this a silent protest rather than disrespect.
    I like how everyone on the internet is entitled to their opinion but god forbid the literal world no. 1 has an opinion on someone with a shady past in a sport he dedicated his life to!
    You go magnus. The drama will eventually die out. Glad to see you are able to perform at such a stellar level in this tournament 🎉

  • Gaurav Mitra
    Gaurav Mitra 8 days ago +2

    "Should I believe someone who is the strongest chess player to ever live and trying to tell us that a certain person is cheating in chess? Obviously not because my rating is 800 and I dont understand how can a cheater play few inaccuracies and still cheat during crucial moves, I dont understand how someone can cheat in OTB wheras there has been many proven reports of cheating in OTB and subsequent bans but I am too stupid to search internet. I dont believe Hans can cheat ever again because he already cheated twice, so obviously he cannot cheat again."- Ardent Hans fan

  • Mokhtar Rekada
    Mokhtar Rekada 8 days ago +1

    " I was caught cheating 2 times in my life but not this time!" Why would a genius need to cheat, ever? But I stormed through the ratings in little time! Check this man for ear/body implants! " I cheated cause I wanted to play stronger players" . Give me a break.

  • Parimal Kumar
    Parimal Kumar 8 days ago +1

    Legend 🙌

  • Nandang Suharna
    Nandang Suharna 8 days ago +2

    Magnus is GOAT, The king of chess.

  • Björn Andreas
    Björn Andreas 8 days ago +3

    Magnus is just a Great guy.
    I like him so very much.
    Very nice to have such people in our time.
    There are not that many.
    And i dont mean it chesswise..