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Hans Niemann checked for anal beads during security scan before US Chess Championship

Jayden Collins

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Hans Niemann checked for anal beads during security scan before US Chess Championship

Just days removed from being accused of cheating more than 100 times, chess grandmaster Hans Niemann was subject to quite a thorough security scan. 

The 19-year-old has been embroiled in a chess cheating controversy for the past month with some fans believing he even used anal beads to give himself an advantage.

And well, one security official at the US Chess Championship seemed to have been keeping up with the rumours as they decided to do an in-depth check of the American.

In a Saint Louis Chess Club live stream, Niemann can be seen lining up as he prepares to get scanned for any potential nefarious devices.

Credit: STL Chess Club/Twitch.
Credit: STL Chess Club/Twitch.

Fans lost it when out of the four players scanned, he was the only one to be asked to turn around as he was checked near his nether regions. 

Even fellow grandmaster Irina Krush, who was next in line, couldn’t help but lose her composure as she bit her lip to prevent herself from laughing. 

Viewers of the Twitch stream online were equally in stitches.

One commented: “LMAO.”

Another quipped: “Beep beep beep.”

Even the STL Club lives stream commentators couldn’t help but laugh as Niemann was the only competitor asked to turn around.

People on Reddit were even more brutal. 

One user said: “Didn’t hover over the butt long enough.”

Another said: “Irina was trying so hard to contain her laugh when Hans turned his back for the scan. LMAO.”

A third added: “If they aren’t going to check his butthole thoroughly, then this is all for show.”

Credit: STL Chess Club/YouTube.
Credit: STL Chess Club/YouTube.

The security scan didn’t seem to faze Niemann as he went on to defeat 15-year-old grandmaster Christopher Yoo.

Niemann has been dodging allegations since he defeated the world number one Magnus Carlsen in an over-the-board game at the Sinquefield Cup last month. 

The American had been accused of cheating by the Norwegian with the saga growing more and more controversial.

Niemann has maintained his innocence, although admitting to cheating when he was 12 and 16-year-old on

However, the website recently conducted an investigation into his activity on the site which found that he had ‘likely’ cheated more than 100 times.

The report stated that Niemann privately confessed to cheating in slack messages to the platform’s chief chess officer.

Featured Image Credit: STLChessClub/Twitch.

Jayden Collins
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