Niemann: Not Going to Back Down

Hans Niemann gave an interview after his victory in the first round of the US Championship.

I think that this game is a message to everyone and, you know, this entire thing started with me saying that chess speaks for itself, and I think this game spoke for itself and showed the chess player that I am, and also showed that I’m not going to back down, and I’m going to play my best chess here regardless of the pressure that I’m under.

When interviewer Cristian Chirila tried to analyse the game against Yoo, Niemann abruptly left the studio after noting that “it’s such a beautiful game I don’t even need to describe it”.

Full interview


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