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Chess in the face of an “existential threat”: this alleged cheating scandal that falters the noblest of games

2022-10-01T12:12:34.912Z

The Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen accuses, without being able to provide evidence, the young American player Hans Niemann of being "



Will the screenwriters of “Jeu de la Dame” find inspiration for a future season there?

When Garry Kasparov was beaten - for the first time - by a superprogrammer, Deep Blue, in 1997, the Russian chess champion accused his fictional opponent of having been "helped" by a human Grandmaster.

In recent weeks, charges of fraud have targeted a young American player, Hans Niemann, who allegedly used computer power to help him play the best shots.

Sacred reversal of history and storm on the world of chess, "whose image takes a hit", laments the champion of France, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.

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