It was a chess world She was rocked by a cheating scandal last September After former world champion Magnus Carlsen insinuated that a rival, grandmaster Hans Nyman, had used poor play to beat him in the Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, Missouri. Now, some British YouTubers have put to the test the most bizarre theory to arise from the scandal: Could someone use anal beads and a computer to defeat someone much better than them at chess? The answer seems to be yes.
Josh & Archie YouTube channel only He released a video showing what might happen If a novice sits down to play the role of a grandmaster with the help of a chess computer that provides him with instructions through a vibrator in his butt that is controlled via a smartphone. Co-hosts Josh Peters and Archie Manners, known for their pranks on celebrities and political groups, created a code that could be used to let the person playing know what moves to make. Manners will watch a computer simulation of chess and tell Peters what to do, who will sit in a mock studio and play against grandmaster Daniel Fernandez, ranked 481 in the world.
The code was simple enough. Starting at square 1a each time, Peters sends out one set of beeps to indicate the location of the piece to be moved and then the square to which it should move. Fernandez thought he was appearing on a TV show about whether people could study something enough to master it in three months. While watching the chess computer analyze the grandmaster’s moves, Manners revealed that Fernandez played perfectly until about the 30th minute when the program was then able to exploit one small mistake and eventually checkmate him.
The anal bead theory of cheating in chess arose during the period of A Shasbra Twitch stream Last September, the home side were joking about how Nyman had managed to sneak a device into the match without anyone noticing. Although he was never taken seriously, he would always point out how untrue Carlsen’s insinuations of foul play were at the time. A report later surfaced detailing Neiman’s previous cheating on Chess.com, which led to… Lawsuits, counterlawsuits and ultimately settlement, but there was no evidence of personal misconduct. But that did not prevent Neiman from receiving generous rewards in subsequent tournaments.
The chess beads theory persisted Spawn a full episode to It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, where Frank Reynolds, played by Danny DeVito, did exactly what Josh & Archie did. Many other YouTubers They also explored theory. Host Piers Morgan even asked Neiman Last month live Whether he used anal beads to cheat. “Your curiosity is a bit alarming, you know—perhaps you are personally interested, but I can tell you, no,” replied the Grand Master.
We will never know if Neiman actually did it, but at least we now know that he could have done it.
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