Chech Mate With Sex Toys? Scandal In International Chess Scene

did a chess player cheat using sex toys?

A young and up until then virtually unknown chessplayer called Hans Niemann (19) managed to beat the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen (31) early this month. As a result Carlsen pulled out from the competition and levelled serious accusations of cheating towards his young opponent. Serious, they might be, but they are also hilarious. 

When you think about chess you might not immediately think about sex, unless you are so-called sapio-sexual, someone who gets aroused by brillant minds. Either way, the chess master Magnus Carlsen accused his opponent Hans Niemann of having cheated.

Immediately a rumor started circulating the internet that Niemann might have used vibrating anal sex toys to get the information needed to beat Carlsen. According to the rumors, Niemann was tapping into a computer program through a »prostate massager« or »wireless anal beads« that helped him secretly to obtain the winning moves.

These ideas aren’t as wild and far-fetched as they might seem at first sight. In July 2022, the tech expert James Stanley published a humouros article explaining that vibrating smart toys might work as communication tool if they were secretly embedded into shoe inserts or elsewhere.

While Niemann to this day insists that his win against Carlsen was legitimate, the wild theory is still gaining steam worlwide. The young chess player is now willing to prove his innocence by playing and then to strip naked to debunk the accusations against him.

He stated, »If they want me to strip fully naked, I will do it. I don’t care. Because I know I am clean. You want me to play in a closed box with zero electronic transmission, I don’t care. I’m here to win and that is my goal regardless.«
In a response Niemann admitted that he had cheated with the help of computer assistance in online games but that he didn’t do anything illegal during the match with Carlsen.
Either way, the doubt remains. Several chess tournaments and grandmasters already indicated that they would ban Niemann from further events due to the suspicions. That being said, The Sinquefield Cup’s chief arbiter found no signs of foul play.
Whatever the case, smart sex toys are being called smart for a reason. A great advertisement for all manufacturers. Maybe they found a new niche market?


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