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Uzbekistan beats the Netherlands in the final round to win on tiebreaks over Armenia, who defeated Spain. India(2) finished clear third and the US a three-way tie for fourth.
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Bizarre chess drama: Magnus Carlsen withdraws from a major tournament after three games. He doesn't say why, but a lot of top players seem to think it's because another player in the tournament is cheating.

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I am a long time Carlsen fan, but in this case I can't help thinking it's sour grapes from being outplayed by a lower rated opponent. It reminds me of when Kasparov could not believe he was beaten by Deep Blue and accused the opposition of cheating.
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It sure seems like sour grapes, but who knows. Apparently the opponent in question had been temporarily suspended from chess.com in the past for cheating in an online tournament. (No has confirmed this, Hikaru Nakamura has just hinted at it very, very heavily.)
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Yeah, that is not a good look. And it must be very uncomfortable that they are continuing the tournament with Hans but no Magnus.
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A denial from Hans: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/hans-n ... is-critics

He acknowledges cheating on chess.com when he was 16 (I believe he's 19 now), and says that he's never cheated since then.
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AWS260 wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:22 am A denial from Hans: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/hans-n ... is-critics

He acknowledges cheating on chess.com when he was 16 (I believe he's 19 now), and says that he's never cheated since then.
Alas, you're underselling much of the humour surrounding this particular tale of skulduggery, such as the following headline from Yahoo News:

Chess Player Insists He Didn't Use Sex Toy To Beat World Champion

…which, for those unfamiliar with the 'signals sent by wireless anal beads' details of the accusation, perhaps conjures up the image of a dildonically-bludgeoned grandmaster (though alas, the headline has since been slightly rephrased).

And of course, Elon Musk chimed in with his own sardonic observation:

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In one of the most bizarre incidents in chess history, during the U.S. Championship, Sam Sevian picks up his opponent's (Hans Niemann of the alleged cheating scandal) king during a game and fiddles with it until the crown breaks off. Then he disdainfully tosses the broken piece back on to the board.

Amazing that there was no penalty for his actions.
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It's almost as if people are the problem.
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BAM'ed by 14 minutes my man.
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This was in support of your post for further context, my dude.
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An absolutely sick attacking game. Really fun to watch. Played by a 12-year-old!

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