After 19-year-old Hans Niemann defeated Magnus Carlsen in the third round of the Sinquefield Cup 2022, World Champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the 2022 tournament without detailed explanations. Rumors that Magnus Carlsen suspected Niemann was cheating started spreading over social media, and each day brings new theories on the case. Elon Musk tweeted on the case sharing a Reddit photo where the Redditor “solved” the Nimeann – Carlsen case explaining that the players use supercomputer. “The most entertainment outcome is most likely“, wrote Musk. The tweet went viral but Musk deleted it shortly after posting but you can find the screenshots here.
The controversy of the Niemann – Carlsen case was also a theme of the late night talk show with Stephen Colbert on CBS as Colbert introduced the newest “meanwhile” subsegment of the show. See the video below
See the timetable of happenings related to Niemann – Carlsen case: