"Change of gender is a change that has a significant impact on a player’s status," the chess federation explained.
Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann alleges in a federal lawsuit that chess world champion Magnus Carlsen and others destroyed his career by accusing him of cheating.
Hans Niemann has denied rumors he used a sex toy to defeat world champion Magnus Carlsen.
The report comes amid rumors that Hans Niemann, 19, used a sex toy to win a match against world champion Magnus Carlsen last month.
Magnus Carlsen posted a tweet Monday attempting to explain why he refused to play Hans Niemann at last week’s Julius Baer Generation Cup.
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen refused to compete against Hans Niemann in the most passive-aggressive way possible.
“If they want me to strip fully naked, I will do it," chess grandmaster Hans Niemann said about the outcry over his controversial win.
"I’d vomit in the toilet between instruction and playtime, then pick myself up with some cocaine."
A chess commentator in the fictional series said grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili had never faced men. She had, several times.
For 11 years, he had been playing in-person chess games nonstop.