Hans Niemann Is the Bad Boy of Chess. But Did He Cheat?

Written by on December 4, 2022

For years, its subscriber base and profits rose gradually and steadily. Then the pandemic struck.

“You could track it by country,” said Mr. Allebest. “India locked down, registrations from India went through the roof. Italy locked down, registrations went through the roof. Literally our team went to 24/7, white knuckling to scale our service.”

A few months after the Covid influx to chess began, Netflix released “The Queen’s Gambit,” a fictional account of a young woman’s journey from orphanage to . . .

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