Upset Chess Victory Marred By Accusations Of Cheating With Sex Toy

California Teen’s Upset Chess Championship Victory Marred By Accusations Of Cheating With Vibrating Sex Toy

A teen’s upset chess championship victory has been marred by accusations of cheating, with the winner reportedly using a vibrating sex toy to help signal the correct moves against the world champion, according to rumors circulating online.

VICE News reports that Hans Neimann, 19, of San Francisco, caused a major upset when he defeated 31-year-old Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri on September 4.

The victory caused a major stir in the chess world, not only for the teenage underdog beating a world champion grandmaster, but due to allegations of cheating after rumors began circulating on social media.

Elon Musk Feeds Fuel To Rumors Of Teen Using Vibrating Sex Toy To Cheat In Upset Chess Tournament Victory

Elon Musk event tweeted about the online speculation that Niemann inserted vibrating anal beads into his rectum, while another person controlled the device via remote control.

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one can see (cause it’s in ur butt),” the Tesla CEO tweeted on September 8.

Neimann has since been banned from

The teen defeated the reigning five-time World Chess Champion despite being the lowest-rated player in the tournament, according to the website.

Although online observers have cast doubt on Neimann’s victory with cheating accusations, there is no evidence of foul play as of yet.

VICE reported that players could use vibration-based systems placed in their shoe to communicate with a chess engine hidden somewhere else in an effort to get advice on moves in real-time. Said computer systems suggest recommendations on how to win as well as predict game outcomes.

Teen Banned From Chess.Com After Allegations, Uninvited From Upcoming $1 Million Global Chess Tournament

Now, the theory has evolved into allegations of Neimann connecting to the computer using “wireless anal beads” or a “prostate massager,” the logistics of which were not immediately made clear, the Riverfront Times reports.

According to The Guardian, Neimann was frisked before the game and security turned up nothing, further adding fuel to the rumors that he may have been hiding something elsewhere.

“Currently obsessed with the notion that Hans Neimann has been cheating at the Sinquefield Cup chess tournament using wireless anal beads that vibrate him the correct moves,” one professional gamer tweeted.

Along from being banned from, Neimann was uninvited from its $1 million Global Championship, with online qualifiers coming up in Toronto, The Guardian reports.

Teen Says He Won’t Let His Reputation Be Slandered, But Did Admit To Cheating When He Was 16

In a statement, the organization said they have “invited Neimann to provide an explanation” where he can “again participate on”

“We have invited Neimann to provide an explanation and response with the hope of finding a resolution where Neimann can again participate on”

For his part, Neimann said he “wasn’t going to let… the three biggest entities in chess… slander my reputation,” however reports that he admitted to cheating “in random games” as a 16-year-old on

“I’m not going to let, I’m not going to let Magnus Carlsen, I’m not going to let Hikaru Nakamura, the three arguably biggest entities in chess, simply slander my reputation because the question is — why are they going to remove me from right after I beat Magnus?” Neimann said, according to the Guardian.

Meanwhile, a representative from told the New York Post Neimann was booted for cheating on the website.

“We have reached out to Niemann to explain our decision to privately remove him from and our events. We have shared detailed evidence with him concerning our decision, including the information that contradicts his statements [about] the amount and seriousness of his cheating on,” the rep emailed in a statement.

Upset Win Ended World Champion’s 53-Game Winning Streak, Forcing Him To Withdraw From $350K Tournament

Carlsen’s loss to Neimann ended his 53-game winning streak, the New York Post reports. He quickly withdrew from the tournament, which features a $350,000 cash prize.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing in the @STLChessClub, and hope to be back in the future,” Carlsen tweeted on September 5.

Carlsen added a video showing soccer manager Jose Mourinho giving a speech in 2020, where he said “I prefer not to speak. If I speak I am in big trouble… And I don’t want to be in big trouble.”

“I prefer not to speak,” Mourinho said in the 2020 video. “If I speak I am in big trouble…and I don’t want to be in big trouble.”

Niemann had actually already beaten the world champion in an online tournament in Miami last month, according to The Post.


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