The controversial chess player Hans Niemann (20) has been banned from the chess club in St. Louis.
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- Hans Niemann has been kicked out of the chess club in St. Louis.
- “Hans Niemann has demonstrated inappropriate behavior including damage to private property, rude comments and an uncooperative attitude that resulted in a failure to fulfill contractual obligations,” they write in a statement.
- Hans Niemann goes hard against the ban.
- – It seems that they have decided to destroy the career of one of America’s greatest talents, he writes https://twitter.com/HansMokeNiemann/status/1753516113722331446.
In the grounds that the club has laid out https://twitter.com/STLChessClub/status/1753505572966584807/photo/1 it says that “Hans Niemann has demonstrated inappropriate behavior including damage to private property, rude comments and an uncooperative attitude that resulted in a failure to fulfill contractual obligations”.
– The decision was not easy, and we hope that this is an opportunity for Hans Niemann to experience personal reflection and growth. We will reassess this decision for future years, provided that clear progress is achieved, it said.
Niemann will therefore not be invited to tournaments organized by the St. Louis Chess Club in 2024. There are no further details about what he will have done.
Hans Niemann has already fought back against the decision from the chess club.
– It seems that they have decided to destroy the career of one of America’s greatest talents, he writes https://twitter.com/HansMokeNiemann/status/1753516113722331446.
– I will not let the obvious misinformation continue, and I will explain everything in detail as soon as possible, Niemann continues.
It was precisely in the St.Louis Chess Club, during the Sinquefield Cup, that the battle between Magnus Carlsen and Niemann started. Carlsen withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in September 2022 after losing to Niemann.
In August 2023, the two put down the hatchet. In a joint statement from Chess.com, Magnus Carlsen said he was open to playing Hans Niemann again after the cheating scandal.
– I have been attacked and blacklisted from all sides. I will not remain silent, and I will make sure that the truth comes out, thunders the American, who also has Danish ancestry.
– The St. Louis Chess Club is perhaps the most important chess club in the international chess community, since they organize major tournaments and have wealthy people behind them. It is the largest chess club in the USA and among the most important in the whole world, says Tarjei J. Svensen, who works for chess.com, to VG on Friday evening.
Published: 02.02.24 at 21:37
Updated: 03.02.24 at 00:03