Hans Niemann Career, Siblings, Education, Partner, and Net Worth

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Who is Hans Niemann?

Hans Moke Niemann Is well-known as an American chess Twitch streamer and grandmaster. On January 22, 2021, he was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE. He won the World Open chess tournament in Philadelphia in July 2021. He first entered the Top 100 Junior player list at position 88 on March 1, 2019. Niemann is the 6th highest-rated Junior in the world and 45 overall.

Chess career

John Grefe was one of Niemann’s coaches.

In 2012 Niemann qualified for the Dutch National Youth Chess Championship.

A self-taught player, Niemann rose from an Elo rating of around 2450 to 2650 in just over 3 years after returning to the US. December 2012 was his first competition in a rated US tournament. Just under 4 months later he participated in the 2013 SuperNationals V in Nashville with a rating of 2486, scoring 4/7.


In March 2014, Niemann’s rating was just under 2000 at 10 years old, which allowed him to get an invitation to his first U.S. Chess School camp in St. Louis with coaches Greg Shahade and John Bartholomew.

He became the youngest-ever winner of the Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club Tuesday Night Marathon, the oldest chess club in the United States, earning him the title of USCF Master on December 16, 2014.

Niemann competed World Youth Chess Championships held in Durban, South Africa, in the U12 category, winning 6 of his 11 games in 2014. Earlier that year he lost against Annie Wang at the National Junior Chess Congress in Irvine, which made Wang at the time the youngest FIDE Master, breaking an 18-year-old record.


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 moves.



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How Old Is Hans Niemann?

Niemann is 19 years old as of 2022, having been born on 20, June 2003 in San Francisco, California. He shares his Birthday with popular people such as Amos Lee, Brian Wilson, Candy Clark, Chris Dudley, Chuck Wicks, Dan Tyminski, Grace Potter, John Goodman, and many more.

Hans Niemann Family

Who are Hans Niemann Parents?

Niemann was born to his parents Mr. Niemann and Mrs. Niemann in San Francisco, Califonia. His parent’s professional information is not known yet.

Hans Niemann Siblings?

He has 5 siblings, and he is very close to her parents and enjoys spending time with them. His parent always supported his career, and most of them are older than him. Their names are not known.

Hans Niemann Education?

He joined the World Elementary School in Laguna Beach, California. While attending Leonardoschool gifted school in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Niemann began playing chess at 8 years old. After moving back to California at 10 years old, Niemann finished his elementary school education at Del Rey Elementary School in Orinda. He graduated from Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, which is known for its chess culture, in New York City after moving there in 2019. He previously lived in Weston, Connecticut, where he joined Weston High School.

Hans Niemann partner?

Niemann is unmarred and doesn’t have a wife. The professional chess player hasn’t yet a knot with anyone.

Hans Niemann Kids?

Niemann does not have any children as of 2022.

Hans Niemann Height?

Niemann stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1. 78m) and a weight of 158 lbs (72 kg).


Since 2016 he had been part of the US Chess Federations All-America Chess Team After becoming an FM in early 2016 he competed at the 2016 Saint Louis Invitational IM Norm, Niemann was among the youngest players competing along with Carissa Yip

He tied for first place in the U18 category and earned his first IM norm at the 2016 North American Youth Championship.


He entered the tournament as the top seed and finished 1st in his K-8 category, at the 2017 SuperNationals VI, with a rating of 2412.

After initially winning his first six consecutive games, he finished in third place at the 2018 U16 Olympiad in Konya, Turkey.


Niemann competed at the 2018 U.S. Masters Championship in August 2018, earning his 2nd IM norm and also his first GM norm.
Niemann earned his 3rd and final IM norm at the Cambridge IM Norm Invitationaland met all the requirements for the title of International Master later in August 2018.

He won the National K-12 Blitz Championships undefeated, finishing 12-0 IN December 2018. 3 days later he went on to tie for 1st in his grade in the overall K-12 Grade Championships, while also tying for first in the bughouse duo, achieving a perfect win.


Niemann won the inaugural ChessKid Games hosted by Chess.com, accruing 20 straight victories and qualifying for the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship in June 2019.

He won the Foxwood Open Blitz with a perfect score in 2019. Later at the 2019 US Junior Championships Niemann, then Connecticut’s top junior player, tied for 6th.

During the 2019 World Youth Championships Niemann occupied 1st place for the first 8 out of 11 rounds in the U16 Open with a performance rating of nearly 2600, ending up finishing 9th in a field of 78.

At the 2019 Grade, Nationals Niemann achieved a perfect victory, achieving in the Blitz Championship, in the Bughouse Duo competition, and finally in the 11th Grade Championship.

He competed in the 103rd Edward Lasker Memorial, tying for 1st place and achieving his second GM norm in November 2019


Niemann placed 6th at the American Continental Selection Open of the 2020 FIDE World Youth Championship.

He achieved his third and final GM norm at the Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy CCCSA GM Norm Invitational in October 2020, placing first. Originally his third norm was meant to be achieved in the GM Berger Tournament during the 3rd Summer Chess Festival in Belgrade 2020, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He won the 75th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championship, held in Fort Worth, Texas in November 2020.

Niemann won the blitz competition at the VII Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival in December 2020 and then surpassed the 2500 Elo threshold required to become a grandmaster.


He placed 3rd at the Vergani Cap, held in Bassano del Grappa, Italy in January 2021. In February, he won both the classical round robin and blitz tournaments at the Winter Chess Festival “Paraćin 2021” in Serbia.

Niemann was featured on the front cover of Chess Life magazine in April 2021, with the cover story documenting Niemann’s journey to becoming a Grandmaster. He talked extensively about his journey to achieve the title in the Cover Stories with Chess Life Podcast released alongside the issue.

Niemann won the World Open held in Philadelphia after beating John Burke in tiebreaks in July 2021. It was also in this tournament that Niemann surpassed the 2600 threshold with a draw against Ukrainian grandmaster Illia Nyzhnyk. Later that same month he won the U.S. Junior Championship hosted by the Saint Louis Chess Club, which entitles him to compete in the 2022 U.S. Chess Championship.

Niemann finished second behind GM Aleksandr Lenderman at the 121st U.S. Open Chess Championship in Cherry Hill, New Jersey in August 2021.

At the FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament 2021 held in Latvia in November and October 2021, he finished 52nd out of 108 players.


For the classical time control in March 2022, he broke into the chess top 100, ranked in 98 positions. Niemann was also the 12th-ranked American.

In the FTX Crypto Cup, he and his opponent Jan-Krzysztof Duda encountered technological problems involving the laptop Duda was using during the first round. He later won the first game with the black pieces in his second-round match against reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen. In the post-game interview after defeating Carlsen, Niemann said, “Chess speaks for itself” before walking off. Niemann subsequently lost the tournament.

Sinquefield Cup incident the 3rd round of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup, he defeated Carlsen again with black pieces, playing the Nimzo-Indian Defence. His live rating passed 2700 for the 1st time with this win. Carlsen withdrew from the Cup the next day, announcing his decision in a cryptic tweet containing a video of Portuguese football manager José Mourinho saying: “If I speak I’m in big trouble, and I don’t want to be in big trouble.”

While Carlsen himself made no direct claims, his tweet along with the ramped-up security measures at the tournament the day after his loss implied there was an accusation that Niemann was cheating over the board, an accusation denied by Niemann and several commentators.

The executive director of the St. Louis Chess Club, Tony Rich said A player’s decision to withdraw from a tournament is a personal decision, and we respect Magnus’s choice. Rich later elaborated that no formal complaint was made in writing. Chief Arbiter Chirs Bird published a statement affirming that there was no indication that any player has been playing unfairly during the tournament. Birds’ statement did not address the reason to increase additional security measures following Magnus’ withdrawal.

2020 to present

Since 2020, a statistical analysis of his games such as the Sinquefield Cup game between Carlsen and Niemann, by anti-cheating expert Ken Regan found no evidence of cheating.

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura accused Niemann of previously being suspended from Chess. com for cheating in online tournaments. He later admitted to cheating in an online match when he was 12 and 16 years old in a post-game interview, but strongly denied ever cheating in an over-the-board game.

He revealed that Chess. com had suspended him again from the site and their events in light of the controversy. Chess. coms chief chess officer, Daniel Ranch, confirmed in a statement on Twitter that he would remain suspended pending an explanation of his past cheating on the platform.

He faced Carlsen again in a much-anticipated match during the Julius Baer Generation Cup. Carlsen resigned from the game after 1 move, further fueling the controversy. It has been characterized as the most serious cheating controversy for international chess since the Toiletgate incident in the World Chess Championship 2006. Many chess players and public figures have commented on the controversy, from former world champion Garry Kasparov to business magnate Elon Musk.

PRO Chess League

Since 2017 Niamann has competed in the PRO Chess League, competing for the Las Vegas Desert Rats in 2017, saint Louis Arch Bishops in 2019, and Norway Gnomes in 2020.

Hans Niemann Net Worth?

An American chess grandmaster and Twitch streamer Niemann has an estimated net worth of $5 million.