The Neimann-Carlsen anal bead cheating kerfuffle has been weighed down by FIDE: There were better methods to deal with it

The Neimann-Carlsen anal bead cheating kerfuffle has been weighed down by FIDE: There were better me ...

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has broken its silence on the recent conflict surrounding world champion Magnus Carlsen and North American grandmaster Hans Niemann.

Carlsen's 53-game unbeaten run in the Sinquefield Cup shocked the world of competitive chess on Sept. 5 when Niemann, a relatively unknown grandmaster on the rise, ended Carlsen's 53-game unbeaten run. He withdrawn from the tournament afterwards, which he had never done before, and claimed on Twitter that Niemann had cheated.

A witch-hunt started as soon as people accused Niemann of cheating against Carlsen, and he was forced to withdraw from for a second time last week, in what was supposed to be their rematch.

After such incidents, the reputation of competitive chess has been tarnished, and FIDE intervened today to put an end to the discussion. Carlsen and Niemann acknowledged that they did not face each other in FIDE events, but it is their duty to protect the game's integrity and its reputation as the world's chess governing body.

First and foremost, we strongly believe that the world champion has a moral obligation attached to his status since he is viewed as a global ambassador of the game, according to FIDE. His actions have an impact on his colleagues, his athletic performances, and ultimately his game.

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FIDE expresses its displeasure with Carlsen's actions, but also his deep concern about the damage that cheating can cause to chess. FIDE stressed that it has a zero tolerance policy against cheating in chess, whether the competition is online or over the board, and encouraged major online platforms, private events, and top players to join forces against cheating once they receive initial evidence.

FIDE has stated that it is prepared to charge its Fair Play commission with a thorough investigation of the incident if adequate initial evidence is provided, and all parties involved disclose the information at their disposal. We are fully aware that, in some situations, uncertainty can be harmful to a player's reputation. That's why we insist on following anti-cheating measures.

According to FIDE, the Carlsen vs. Niemann incident has a long-term beneficial effect on competitive chess. It would be possible to establish a dedicated committee that would consist of chess experts, online chess platforms, anti-cheating experts, and FIDE officers to combat foul play and prevent it from becoming a real epidemic.

Both Carlsen and Niemann have gone radio silent on Twitter shortly after the world champion withdrawn from the Sinquefield Cup and are yet to respond to FIDEs' statement.