Although Carlsen did not provide any evidence for his accusations (or shoes about power), he cited many examples during Niemann's career, especially Niemann's consistent rise from chess to leisure. as strange.
"[Niemann's] progress on the board is unusual," Carlsen said. "In our matches in the Sinquefield Cup, I felt that [Niemann] was not strong or even focused on playing in critical situations, as he made me look like a black player.
a way that I think only a few people can do." For those who don't know, playing with black pieces is a bad thing in chess. Since white always plays, white usually has a small advantage at the beginning of the game.
If both players play well, white will always come out. Carlsen had an advantage for his competition with Niemann, but he still won by a lot.
Having been in the game for over a decade, you'd think that Carlsen would have figured out which players would be able to beat him with ease even playing as a black. Carlsen doesn't believe Niemann is one of those players.
Also, Niemann's behavior during the game was very bad, not leaving any controversy that almost everyone was playing when he passed Carlsen.
What Carlsen said most, however, was his direct accusation against his teammate. "I believe that Niemann cheated more - and more recently - than he publicly admitted."
Niemann is no stranger to the cheating debate, having admitted to cheating in online chess games in the past. However, Carlsen believes that Niemann is not telling the whole truth with this statement.