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.