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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 10:48 AM

Did Hans Neimann Cheat at Chess With a Sex Toy? This Coder Is Attempting to Find Out.

A cheating controversy rocking the chess world just won’t let up. One conspiracy theory promoted by Elon Musk without evidence is that young chess wiz Hans Niemannn defeated world chess champion Magnus Carlsen in early September with the aid of a vibrating set of anal beads.

It’s an intriguing idea, but is such a thing even possible? Ron Sijm, a software engineer in the Netherlands, wants to find out and has developed software to test the theory. He’s posted the code to open-source coding platform GitHub, and all he needs now is the right sex toy.

“I’m not sure if anyone actually tried to test it in practice,” he told Motherboard. “That’s why I built the library, to actually test this.”

For those who haven’t been briefed on all of this, 19-year-old Niemann beat Carlsen in a match at the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis on Sept. 4, 2022. It was an upset so historic that some people assumed Niemann had cheated. Carlsen has implied as much without directly saying he lost the September 4 match because of it. In a digital match between the two on the 19th, Carlsen resigned after one move and shut off his webcam. Niemann has admitted to cheating in the past and Chess.com banned him from playing on the site. He said he was ashamed of this, however, and denied cheating in other matches.

That hasn’t stopped people from theorizing how the buzzing anal bead theory—which, again, has no evidence to support it—may have worked in practice, though. The chess matches and board state are broadcast live, so a team could watch the board, feed it into an AI chess player, and communicate the AI’s moves back to Niemann. In the anal bead theory, Niemann’s team would vibrate the anal beads in a certain way that would tell the 31-year-old player how to move. A cam site has even offered Niemann $1 million to play nude and prove he’s not using an AI-powered sex toy.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/5d3w9z/did-hans-neimann-cheat-at-chess-with-a-sex-toy-this-coder-is-attempting-to-find-out

OK, folks, now you have your answer

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 10:56 AM

1. they have been doing this sort of cheat

for decades in Casinos around the world... playing black jack and counting cards.

One team tracks the cards from the shoe and signals the player to increase the bet when the shoe favors the player... and reduce when it doesn't.

there have been a few documentaries and at least one movie "21".

Anal beads are a new "twist". But any wireless communication would do.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 11:01 AM

2. Put this in the "I wish...

…I had not bothered to open this” category, as well as the “I never would have been able to think of this” category.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 11:31 AM

3. So let me get this straight, the cheater puts the anal beads, connected somehow...

to a wireless, signaling device, up his butt. His assistants meanwhile, monitoring the game remotely, feed the opponent's moves into a computer chess app which crunches the correct response move. That move is then signaled to the cheater by a vibration code sent to the anal beads jammed up the cheater's behind.

SERIOUSLY? This is where international, championship chess has evolved to...eh, ah...devolved to?

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 12:35 PM

5. Either that...

... or this is what a sore loser is alleging, without evidence, is why he lost.

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2022, 12:26 PM

4. Looking forward to seeing a really squirmy contestant on Jeopardy!

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