AI Chess Engine indicates that Neimann might have actually cheated
ChessBase analyzed moves made by American Grand Master Hans Neimann and the results show that Neimann's plays are "too perfect"
Following an official accusation made on Monday through a Tweet by Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion, Magnus Carlsen, to his 19-year-old American Hans Neimann, of cheating in the Julius Baer Generation Cup that was held a few weeks ago, which led to Carlsen's withdrawal from the 500,000$ tournament, an interesting Video was posted online by Chess YouTuber, Yosha Iglesias, using ChessBase to analyze Niemann's moves in the game against Carlsen.
My statement regarding the last few weeks. pic.twitter.com/KY34DbcjLo— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) September 26, 2022
ChessBase is an online AI software that studies a Chess player's specific moves and compares them to moves that would have been played by a chess engine, that is designed to play a perfect perfect game, and gives them an engine score to decide how good the play was, so the higher the engine score the better that move was.
Although it is not unheard of being able to play one game with a full score (%100), however when it becomes a common practice for a player, or happens in several moves, this would be considered a very suspicious event.
Upon reviewing the moves made by Hans through the ChessBase software, it appeared that the American Grand Master had played near-perfect games on several occasions, including the second round of a match against Cristhian Camilo Rios in the Sharjah Masters that took place in September of 2021.
During an online game in the Julius Baer Generation Cup, Norwegian chess grandmaster and world champion, Magnus Carlsen, switched off his camera and resigned from the match after making a single move against his American opponent Hans Neimann.
Chess24 commentator Tania Sachdev said, "Magnus Carlsen just resigned. Switched off his camera. Got up and left. That's all we know right now".
Hikaru Nakamura, the world's best blitz chess player, claimed that Carlsen's action was due to suspicion that his American opponent had "probably cheated".
While Neimann admitted cheating before on two separate occasions some years ago, he stated that he was now clean and "never cheated in an over-the-board game,” adding that to prove his innocence he is ready to play in “a closed box with zero electronic transmission”.