Look: Troubling Allegations Are Shocking The Chess World

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By Chris Rosvoglou Last week, No. 1 ranked chess player Magnus Carlsen suffered a shocking loss to Hans Niemann at the Sinquefield Cup. It ended his 53-game winning streak. Following the upset loss, Carlsen announced that he was withdrawing from the tournament. “I’ve withdrawn from the tournament. I’ve always enjoyed playing in the @STLChessClub, and hope to be back in the future,” Carlsen tweeted. Carlsen’s tweet included a video of soccer manager Jose Mourinho saying, “If I speak, I am in big trouble.” This led to speculation as to whether or not Niemann cheated during his match against Carl…

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