|Hans Niemann Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||June 20, 2003|
Hans Niemann is an American chess player and Twitch streamer who sent shockwaves through the chess world after he was accused of cheating by world champion Magnus Carlsen in September 2022. He has more than 100k followers on Twitter, more than 100k followers on Instagram, and more than 100k subscribers on YouTube.
Hans Moke Niemann
San Francisco, California, United States
Hans received his elementary education from the Top of the World Elementary School in California, a gifted school in the Netherlands called Leonardoschool, and the Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda.
He also attended Weston High School and New York City’s Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, from which he graduated in 2019.
Chess Player, Twitch Streamer
- Father – He worked as an IT manager.
- Mother – She worked as an IT manager.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He has Danish ancestry on his mother’s side and is of Hawaiian descent on his father’s side.
He has a European accent.
Hans Niemann Facts
- He lived in the Netherlands from the ages of 7 to 10.
- Hans received the title of Grandmaster by FIDE, the World Chess Federation, on January 22, 2021.
- He had an overall world ranking of 40 as of October 2022.
- In September 2022, Hans made headlines worldwide after suspicions arose that he had cheated in the 2022 Sinquefield Cup, in which he defeated the world champion Magnus Carlsen with a stunning chess move. The accusations gained steam (including a conspiracy theory that he had used vibrating a*al beads) after Carlsen resigned from their online match in the Julius Baer Generation Cup after making just one move. Some viewed Carlsen’s decision to quit midway as proof of Hans’ cheating. In September 2023, he denied the cheating allegations and also settled the $100 million lawsuit.
- In September 2022, he had accepted to cheating in online games only twice at the ages of 12 and 16 years. However, a thorough investigation conducted by Chess.com found him guilty of cheating in more than 100 online games in October 2022.
Featured Image by Hans_niemann / Instagram