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Magnus Carlsen on The Last Tournament (FULL INTERVIEW)

  • Am 20 Sep 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • 00Mj000
    00Mj000 Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 7 Tage

      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..


      @Alexey Sergeev crazy genius

    • aaah tex
      aaah tex Vor 9 Tage +1

      **CRAZY GREAT!!!**

    • Tommaso Bruni
      Tommaso Bruni Vor 9 Tage

      Magnus is the GOAT

  • Evan Nagao
    Evan Nagao Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

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

  • Sonia’s Way
    Sonia’s Way Vor 9 Tage +55

    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 Vor 7 Tage

      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 Vor 7 Tage +3

      @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 Vor 7 Tage

      @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 Vor 7 Tage +1

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

    • bigpoppa1234
      bigpoppa1234 Vor 8 Tage +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.

  • rutwik mekala
    rutwik mekala Vor 10 Tage +2960

    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 Vor 9 Tage

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

    • Trey Milligan
      Trey Milligan Vor 10 Tage

      What was his answer she decoded?

    • Abhinav Patel
      Abhinav Patel Vor 10 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage +1

      NAh, Magnus saw this move and accepted the gambit!

  • Caleb Ojo
    Caleb Ojo Vor 10 Tage +1587

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

    • Caleb Ojo
      Caleb Ojo Vor 7 Tage

      @Scott Warren Its hard to imagine

    • Scott Warren
      Scott Warren Vor 7 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

      She's also super hot

  • Jose M
    Jose M Vor 10 Tage +211

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

    • goku
      goku Vor 9 Tage

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

    • conillet
      conillet Vor 10 Tage +1

      Exactly; Kaja Snare is awesome.

    • Llauis Aubets
      Llauis Aubets Vor 10 Tage +4

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

    • goku
      goku Vor 10 Tage

      she has team behind her. lol

  • prashanth m
    prashanth m Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage

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

    • RANDOMUSR666
      RANDOMUSR666 Vor 9 Tage +1

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

    • Igli Ibrahimllari
      Igli Ibrahimllari Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Nimeria
    Nimeria Vor 10 Tage +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

  • A A
    A A Vor 10 Tage +160

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

    • Buuyth Buuyth
      Buuyth Buuyth Vor 10 Tage

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

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

      No comment

    • 綾小路寺清貴
      綾小路寺清貴 Vor 10 Tage

      @Malibu Nights are you Re-

    • Buuyth Buuyth
      Buuyth Buuyth Vor 10 Tage +17

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

  • Aaron Z
    Aaron Z Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 7 Tage

      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 Vor 9 Tage

      @StevieWevie what tantrum?

    • StevieWevie
      StevieWevie Vor 9 Tage +1

      @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 Vor 9 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage

      @PirateTHESteam1 same

  • Beautiful Oslo
    Beautiful Oslo Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Gregory Odle
    Gregory Odle Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Avery Brooks
    Avery Brooks Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Daniel Kanewske
    Daniel Kanewske Vor 10 Tage +39

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

    • Daniel Kanewske
      Daniel Kanewske Vor 9 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

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

  • Catbird
    Catbird Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Justin Williams
    Justin Williams Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage +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.

  • Izzy May IS ready
    Izzy May IS ready  Vor 9 Tage

    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

  • 👈 Sonia’s Way
    👈 Sonia’s Way Vor 9 Tage

    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

  • brian janson
    brian janson Vor 10 Tage +5

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

  • FunnyDancingMonkeys
    FunnyDancingMonkeys Vor 10 Tage +106

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

    • Heikal Kahfi
      Heikal Kahfi Vor 8 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage

      @KUZYRII hell yeah, chess is cool again

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +12

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

  • Bumble Dan
    Bumble Dan Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 2 Tage

      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 !

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi Vor 3 Tage

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

  • Kevin DuBois
    Kevin DuBois Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage

      Imagine being this much of a delusional fanboy

    • Sleepy 🐉
      Sleepy 🐉 Vor 10 Tage

      Hans is on the rise soon is start of new era

  • Paul S.
    Paul S. Vor 10 Tage +10

    The interview speaks for itself.

  • Panache
    Panache Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +1

      Yes, Kaja Snare rules.

  • Frank
    Frank Vor 10 Tage +5

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

  • Perception
    Perception Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage +7

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

    • 2DarkHorizon
      2DarkHorizon Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +2

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

  • 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!

  • Loveandlight
    Loveandlight Vor 10 Tage +4

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

  • Punocchio
    Punocchio Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • First Last
    First Last Vor 10 Tage +2

    Magnus speaks for itself

  • Artemichess
    Artemichess Vor 10 Tage +1

    Respect for Magnus for giving this interview.

  • Barış Esen
    Barış Esen Vor 10 Tage +3

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

  • Ryan S
    Ryan S Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 8 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

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

    • Medicine101
      Medicine101 Vor 10 Tage

      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
      Slaven Vor 10 Tage


    • problematic
      problematic Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Musical_Lolu
    Musical_Lolu Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Mr. Red
    Mr. Red Vor 10 Tage +4

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

    • Mario
      Mario Vor 10 Tage +1

      And this is exactly why Chess is being ruined.

  • Maussiegamer
    Maussiegamer Vor 10 Tage +780

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

    • HandOfFreedom
      HandOfFreedom Vor 10 Tage +3

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

    • Maj U
      Maj U Vor 10 Tage +1

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

    • Greed
      Greed Vor 10 Tage

      Magnus fantard

    • Gurgle Blaster
      Gurgle Blaster Vor 10 Tage +2

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

  • John Watson
    John Watson Vor 10 Tage +8

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

  • Bradley J
    Bradley J Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Polymatic - Canal de Psicología y Neurodivergencia

    This dialogue is like a masterpiece by itself.

  • Halagoals
    Halagoals Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage +4

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

    • Mike Helterbrand
      Mike Helterbrand Vor 10 Tage

      G4 was a bad move according to engine

    • Judge Judy
      Judge Judy Vor 10 Tage

      How is he getting these moves though???

  • prashanth m
    prashanth m Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • John Red
    John Red Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 6 Tage

      @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 Vor 9 Tage

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

    • DAS
      DAS Vor 9 Tage

      @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 Vor 9 Tage

      @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.

  • vk vk
    vk vk Vor 10 Tage +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 🤣🤣🤣

  • Fil Cernoch
    Fil Cernoch Vor 10 Tage +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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      Luca Siragusa Vor 10 Tage


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      Luca Siragusa Vor 10 Tage


    • conillet
      conillet Vor 10 Tage

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

    • Melou Marcio
      Melou Marcio Vor 10 Tage

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

    • LOLzum101
      LOLzum101 Vor 10 Tage

      Are you a bot?

  • wïrêlèss kīller
    wïrêlèss kīller Vor 10 Tage +37

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

  • It's a joke Aamir
    It's a joke Aamir Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 7 Tage

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

    • Walk With Me
      Walk With Me Vor 10 Tage

      He's still a nerd

  • Devil
    Devil Vor 10 Tage +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!

  • BigBoyShaq
    BigBoyShaq Vor 10 Tage +28

    Magnus' 34 points speak for itself

  • Chowder
    Chowder Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Nephron Pie
    Nephron Pie Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Ivaylo Stoyanov
    Ivaylo Stoyanov Vor 10 Tage +11

    Amazing player and a real sportsman.

    • Soinas Doyi
      Soinas Doyi Vor 2 Tage

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

  • dean dean
    dean dean Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Nosferatu
    Nosferatu Vor 10 Tage +7

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

  • Ignacio Rodriguez
    Ignacio Rodriguez Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage +2

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

  • Daniel Castro
    Daniel Castro Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage

      @conillet Hans age is only 19!!

    • conillet
      conillet Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage +1

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

    • Azex824
      Azex824 Vor 10 Tage +7

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

  • TheString Breaker
    TheString Breaker Vor 10 Tage

    *Gotta appreciate the interviewer’s persistence!*

  • Aiden W
    Aiden W Vor 10 Tage +1

    Such a great interview

  • Thesaure Fidelium
    Thesaure Fidelium Vor 10 Tage

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

  • askthepizzaguy
    askthepizzaguy Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Weetjijwel
    Weetjijwel Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

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

    • The_Lava_Wielder
      The_Lava_Wielder Vor 10 Tage +1

      He's not gonna let you hit bro

  • MusicGamer
    MusicGamer Vor 10 Tage +4

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

  • ·〰Poofie~Baku〰·💘

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

  • Jaymexxu
    Jaymexxu Vor 10 Tage +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!

  • Edwin Collins
    Edwin Collins Vor 10 Tage

    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

  • ninny65
    ninny65 Vor 10 Tage +2

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

  • BlazingVacuum
    BlazingVacuum Vor 10 Tage +2

    I truly love this league of legends content from Magnus

  • tyler mark
    tyler mark Vor 10 Tage

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

  • The Oafman
    The Oafman Vor 10 Tage +1

    I believe that if Magnus' team investigates and truly believe Hans didn't cheat that Magnus' team will come out and admit it. Honestly, if you believe someone is cheating, you are kind of in a Catch-22.
    On one hand, outright accusations are at risk of being false without further research. On the other, the correct course of action which is not accusing, but removing yourself from the situation to lessen the risk of unfair competition will naturally be met as a "soft" accusation. There really is no winning. Humans have, do, and will cheat. I don't expect people to never raise suspicions of unfair competition because the reality is it always happens.
    Magnus' only choice was the "soft" accusation which leads me to my original point; him and his team might end up determining there was no foul play. I don't know why we discount the possibility that they are doing their due diligence before an announcement of what occurred and what their ultimate verdict is. And if Hans did cheat and Magnus knows FOR SURE, then I would argue the best course of action is to properly determine if that was the case and have evidence. Magnus' silence is merely a consequence of our laws that will financially punish him for giving the public what they want.
    Btw Im not even too involved in chess or some Magnus Stan, I just think many are too quick to consider the whole picture in this case....

  • Brad H
    Brad H Vor 10 Tage

    Great interview, nicely done.

  • Eventos Plus
    Eventos Plus Vor 10 Tage

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

  • Nandang Suharna
    Nandang Suharna Vor 10 Tage +2

    Magnus is GOAT, The king of chess.

  • Mokhtar Rekada
    Mokhtar Rekada Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Corteum9000
    Corteum9000 Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

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

  • Renaldo Cool
    Renaldo Cool Vor 10 Tage +5

    So 1.) According to Hikaru a player who played at the SLCC was also almost certain Hans was cheating
    2.) Magnus clearly knows the conclusions being drawn about Hans and if this wasn’t about cheating or if Magnus did not suspect Hans was cheating then he wouldn’t just let Hans character and reputation just get tarnished like this I think there is a process that Magnus has to go by so let him focus on the chess for now and hopefully after the tournament we can get some more clarity

  • Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Rexa Nara
    Rexa Nara Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 10 Tage

      Don't worry, the guy IS cheating.

  • Hitesh Parmar
    Hitesh Parmar Vor 10 Tage +8

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

  • Mark Edwards
    Mark Edwards Vor 10 Tage

    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.

  • Z-A-P-H-K-I-E-L
    Z-A-P-H-K-I-E-L Vor 9 Tage

    *... 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. ...*

  • Eugene Rademaker
    Eugene Rademaker Vor 10 Tage

    very cool intervieuw I enjoyed every second of it.

  • Gaurav Mitra
    Gaurav Mitra Vor 10 Tage +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

  • Trsw420
    Trsw420 Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Arbulon Rexhepi
    Arbulon Rexhepi Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Parimal Kumar
    Parimal Kumar Vor 10 Tage +1

    Legend 🙌

  • Sir Tain Lee
    Sir Tain Lee Vor 10 Tage +1

    It's funny that she's interviewing him on the ethics of a person hiding something on the body, and using it to receive instructions from one's manager. And of course, she's doing it with instructions on what questions to ask from the producer in her ear.

  • valrik16
    valrik16 Vor 10 Tage +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.

  • Fabiaco
    Fabiaco Vor 10 Tage +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 Vor 9 Tage +1

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

    • Ed Stephenson
      Ed Stephenson Vor 9 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage

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

    • Vaibhav Bhardwaj
      Vaibhav Bhardwaj Vor 10 Tage

      @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 Vor 10 Tage

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

  • Sydney Sitwala
    Sydney Sitwala Vor 10 Tage +1

    The interviewer did a great job.

  • Nicolás Gaete Tan
    Nicolás Gaete Tan Vor 10 Tage

    Magnus is simply the best ever

  • Björn Andreas
    Björn Andreas Vor 10 Tage +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..

  • Tom Riddle
    Tom Riddle Vor 10 Tage

    Magnus didn’t fall for anything! You don’t realize, that the question is just as important as the answer. You can copy the same answer as responses to different questions and only sometimes be in legal troubles.
    He made the Interviewer ask vague questions, and only then gave his speech. Doesn’t matter how subtle Magnus speaks, if it’s an answer to a very direct (defamatory/accusative) question.

  • ꧁cypke꧂
    ꧁cypke꧂ Vor 10 Tage +1

    She did it very professionally

  • zorro
    zorro Vor 10 Tage

    She's a great interviewer!

  • Imad Bouteraa
    Imad Bouteraa Vor 9 Tage +1

    She was so brave

  • Timbo Yuen
    Timbo Yuen Vor 10 Tage +2

    Hans did play extremely well in those 2 moves.

    • conillet
      conillet Vor 10 Tage

      Yes, but these are the engine's first choices - coincidence?

  • D Pilon
    D Pilon Vor 10 Tage +1

    Very professional interview.

  • Adi
    Adi Vor 10 Tage +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 🎉

  • Flame S.
    Flame S. Vor 10 Tage

    Personally, I believe that Magnus has a strong reason to believe that something strange is going on...

  • Xian Wijaya
    Xian Wijaya Vor 9 Tage

    This is that arc, when your main character is pretty OP already, but then he has to defeat the AI, to defend his title.