Chess world champion player Magnus Carlsen talks about cheating implication

Alex Therrien – BBC correspondent and chess player

Magnus Carlsen

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Magnus Carlsen

When champion Magnus Carlsen and his young rival Hans Niemann faced off earlier this month, no one would have thought that the shadow of cheating would fall on the chessboard.

The 19-year-old American was at the bottom of the list among the names participating in the tournament. Opposite him was the player Magnus Carlsen, who marked the last 20 years.

The 31-year-old Norwegian had not lost the last 53 games and had the advantage of playing the first stone against Niemann.