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Hans Moke Niemann
H M Niemann 
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Number of games in database: 421
Years covered: 2015 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2465 (2327 rapid, 2364 blitz)

Overall record: +24 -14 =16 (59.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 367 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (28) 
    A40 E10 E00 D00 A45
 King's Indian (26) 
    E94 E73 E91 E60 E92
 English (18) 
    A15 A14 A13 A11 A12
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E52 E47 E53 E50 E20
 Queen's Gambit Declined (13) 
    D37 D30 D36 D35 D31
 Slav (12) 
    D11 D17 D15 D12 D19
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B30 B22 B23 B51 B92
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C67 C92 C77 C60 C85
 French Defense (14) 
    C07 C11 C02 C00
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E46 E35 E38 E30 E32
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 D02 E00 A46 D00
 English (13) 
    A15 A13 A11 A10
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   4th Sharjah Masters (2021)
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   Pro Chess League (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   FIDE Grand Swiss (2021)

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   S Sjugirov vs H M Niemann (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   Mahammad Muradli vs H M Niemann (Nov-17-21) 0-1
   H M Niemann vs M Dzhumaev (Nov-16-21) 1-0
   H M Niemann vs J Vakhidov (Nov-16-21) 1-0
   V Bernadskiy vs H M Niemann (Nov-15-21) 1-0

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(born Jun-20-2003, 18 years old) United States of America

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Hans Moke Niemann (born June 20, 2003) was born in San Francisco, California, moving to the Netherlands at the age of 7 for a few years before moving back to the US and eventually graduating from Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which is known for its chess culture. He was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE on January 22, 2021. On March 1, 2019, Niemann first entered the Top 100 Junior players list on position 88. As of November 2021 he is ranked 9th (Juniors ranking) and 124th (Open ranking) At the 2015 National Open of the Las Vegas International Chess Festival, then 11-year old Niemann became the last person to play a rated game against GM Walter Browne, who died shortly after competing in the tournament. Browne won the game after 35 move.

After initially winning his first 6 consecutive games, Niemann finished in third place at the 2018 U16 Olympiad in Konya, Turkey. In December 2018 he won the National K-12 Blitz Championships undefeated, finishing 12-0.1436 Three days later he went on to tie for 1st in his grade in the overall K-12 Grade Championships,37 while also tying for first in the bughouse duo,38 achieving a perfect win.11

in June 2019 Niemann won the inaugural ChessKid Games hosted by, accruing 20 straight victories and qualifying for the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship.Niemann achieved his third and final GM norm at the Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy (CCCSA GM Norm Invitational) in October 2020, placing first.

n July 2021 Niemann finished 1st place in the World Open held in Philadelphia, after beating John Burke in a tiebreak playoff. It was also in this tournament that Niemann surpassed the 2600 threshold with a draw against Ukrainian grandmaster Illia Nyzhnyk in Round 8. Later that same month Niemann won the U.S. Junior Championship held in St. Louis, which entitles him to compete in the invitational 2022 U.S. Chess Championship.

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Last updated: 2021-11-27 20:17:59

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 421  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H M Niemann vs R Palmeri  1-0402015Reykjavik OpenA43 Old Benoni
2. A S Rasmussen vs H M Niemann  1-0442015Reykjavik OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. H M Niemann vs V Stefansson  1-0612015Reykjavik OpenE16 Queen's Indian
4. F Borg vs H M Niemann  0-1212015Reykjavik OpenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. H M Niemann vs Yiye Wang  0-1632015Reykjavik OpenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. L Baldvinsson vs H M Niemann  1-0842015Reykjavik OpenB56 Sicilian
7. H M Niemann vs L H B Hansen  ½-½542015Reykjavik OpenE92 King's Indian
8. T Valtysson vs H M Niemann  0-1542015Reykjavik OpenA48 King's Indian
9. H M Niemann vs B O Birkisson  1-0542015Reykjavik OpenE16 Queen's Indian
10. J Sequera vs H M Niemann  ½-½632015Reykjavik OpenB01 Scandinavian
11. K Priyadharshan vs H M Niemann  1-03820159th Philadelphia OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. H M Niemann vs V Panchanatham 1-01042015Chicago OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. H M Niemann vs Joshua Colas  1-061201524th Chicago OpenA90 Dutch
14. K Griffith vs H M Niemann  1-028201524th Chicago OpenB01 Scandinavian
15. A Shen vs H M Niemann  1-031201524th Chicago OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. H M Niemann vs E Santarius  ½-½45201524th Chicago OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. H M Niemann vs Browne 0-1352015National OpenE15 Queen's Indian
18. A Chandra vs H M Niemann  1-035201599th Edward Lasker MemC07 French, Tarrasch
19. A Chandra vs H M Niemann  ½-½85201654th Baltimore OpenB01 Scandinavian
20. S Homa vs H M Niemann  0-1662016CCCSA IMD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
21. D E Vigorito vs H M Niemann  0-1342016CCCSA IMD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
22. H M Niemann vs R Martin del Campo  0-1442016CCCSA IMD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
23. A Velikanov vs H M Niemann  1-0312016CCCSA IMC07 French, Tarrasch
24. H M Niemann vs Angelo Young  1-0742016CCCSA IMA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
25. H M Niemann vs M Larson  0-1402016CCCSA IMA57 Benko Gambit
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  ketchuplover: 29-0-0
Dec-18-20  BIDMONFA: Hans M Niemann


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Niemann shows how to beat a GM in 22 moves, and become a GM oneself at age 17. Don't capture anything! Since the threat is stronger than the execution, once you threaten to capture something your opponent will resign. I submitted the game to

May-22-21  Albertan: Chess GM roasted by Twitch fans for refusing to pay $5 charity tournament fee

What a cheapskate!!

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  OhioChessFan: Well, at 17, you can be a bit tone deaf. But someone needs to tell him to get over himself.
Aug-10-21  Albertan: Niemann Clinches U.S Junior Championship:

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  Dionysius1: I agree <OhioChessFan>. It sounds like a teenage tantrum.

I expect there are other examples of this kind of thing where very young grandmasters don't have the personal maturity yet.

Sep-07-21  EvanTheTerrible: 2500 to 2600 in 3 months.

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