Magnus Carlsen quits match without explanation amid scandal surrounding fellow grandmaster

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(CNN)Shortly aft making his archetypal move, satellite champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from an online chess lucifer against chap grandmaster Hans Niemann connected Monday.

The brace were playing successful the Julius Baer Generation Cup erstwhile Carlsen turned disconnected his surface and near the lucifer without mentation -- the latest twist successful an evident feud betwixt the 2 players.

"We're going to effort and get an update connected this," commentator Tania Sachdev said successful a unrecorded broadcast of the lucifer connected chess24. "Magnus Carlsen conscionable resigned -- got up and left, switched disconnected his camera and that's each we cognize close now."

    CNN has contacted Carlsen's representatives for remark but did not person a response.

      Earlier this month, the Norwegian withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup successful Saint Louis pursuing his astonishment decision against American prima Niemann -- the archetypal clip helium has withdrawn from a tourney successful his career, according to chess24.

      Carlsen confirmed his withdrawal connected Twitter, posting: "I've withdrawn from the tournament. I've ever enjoyed playing successful the @STLChessClub, and anticipation to beryllium backmost successful the future." Carlsen's tweet besides included a well-known video of shot manager Jose Mourinho saying: "If I speak, I americium successful large trouble."

      Another grandmaster, Hikaru Nakamura, said Carlsen is "suspicious" of Niemann's conduct, and days aft the Sinquefield Cup match, Niemann publically responded to allegations that helium had cheated earlier successful his chess career.

        The 19-year-old admitted to cheating astatine the ages of 12 and 16 but said successful an interrogation with the St. Louis Chess Club helium had ne'er cheated successful over-the-board games.

        "I'm saying my information due to the fact that I bash not privation immoderate misrepresentation," said Niemann. "I americium arrogant of myself that I person learned from that mistake, and present I person fixed everything to chess. I person sacrificed everything for chess."

        The hostility betwixt Niemann and Carlsen has rocked the chess community. Niemann said helium had been removed from fashionable website pursuing Carlsen's tweet and that "the full societal media and chess satellite is wholly attacking maine and undermining me."

        "To spot my implicit leader (Carlsen) effort to target, effort to ruin my reputation, ruin my chess vocation and to bash it successful specified a frivolous mode is really, truly disappointing," helium added.

        Neither Niemann nor responded to CNN's petition for comment.

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        In a statement connected September 8,'s Chief Chess Officer Danny Rensch said the tract had "shared elaborate grounds with [Niemann] concerning our decision, including accusation that contradicts his statements regarding the magnitude and seriousness of his cheating."

        Rensch continued: "We person invited Hans to supply an mentation and effect with the anticipation of uncovering a solution wherever Hans tin again enactment connected"

        Carlsen and Niemann played 2 further games against different opponents pursuing the former's abrupt resignation connected Monday. Carlsen is 2 points down person Arjun Erigaisi successful the tourney standings aft 8 rounds, portion Niemann is 4 points back.

        "It looks similar helium (Carlsen) is intelligibly insinuating something, but until you drawback someone, you cannot bash anything," Anish Giri, who is besides competing astatine the Julius Baer Generation Cup, told chess24.

        "It conscionable looks precise unusual now. Clearly, it each makes consciousness if, supposedly, Hans is cheating and helium doesn't privation to play him, but if helium isn't (cheating), past it is truly precise wrong.

          "So I don't know, we person to see. Again, everybody is expecting immoderate benignant of large rabbit from the chapeau with Magnus, but helium conscionable doesn't privation to play Hans, it seems."

          Levon Aronian, who is besides competing successful the tournament, said Niemann "has been not the cleanest idiosyncratic erstwhile it comes to online chess," but added that "this is simply a occupation that requires a solution."

          CNN's Ben Morse contributed to reporting.

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