Blokes use anal beads in chess match against grandmaster to try and prove cheating method ‘is possible'
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A pair of pranksters beat a grandmaster in a game of chess with the help of a vibrating sex toy - proving the bizarre cheating method 'is possible'.
Archie Manners and Josh Pieters wanted to get to the bottom of (no pun intended) the scandal that stunned the world in September last year.
Experts and spectators were equally as baffled by the outcome, not least because of Niemann's low rank in the competitor list. Carlsen withdrew from the tournament, seeing focus fall on how his young competitor had managed to triumph.
Rumours began to swirl that Niemann had used cleverly placed anal beads in order to defeat the Norwegian chess champ.
He was later cleared of the cheating claims - but the sex toy scandal didn't end there for everyone.
Like a lot of us, Archie and Josh were wondering if Niemann's alleged cheating method was actually even possible.
But instead of just pondering it, the pair, both 30, decided to test if communicating via lewd vibrations could help them beat one of the UK's top chess players.
They set up an elaborate fake TV show and convinced an unsuspecting Daniel Fernandez that he was taking on a chess newbie who'd only been playing for three months.
He was in fact facing Archie - who was armed with a £95 vibrating butt plug which would vibrate a certain number of times to indicate which piece he should move and where he should put it.
Josh was pulling the strings from behind the scenes and used an AI system to work out his pal's best move, which he would then communicate with Archie via the vibrator.
Hilarious footage shows Archie trying to hold himself together while his backside is apparently buzzing as he faces the UK's number eight.
After more than 90 minutes and 20 moves signalled by 'pleasurable and painful' vibrations, he beat Daniel despite his 21 years of experience.
The chess champ hilariously looked 'disgusted' when Josh and Archie revealed their prank and said: "Are you for real?"
However, the pair said he saw the funny side of their landmark experiment and even enjoyed a drink with them afterwards.
Josh and Archie uploaded their video to YouTube on Monday and it's safe to say their 1.4 million subscribers were stunned that they had gone so far in the name of 'research'.
Archie said: "We wanted to prove if it was possible for Hans Niemann to beat Magnus Carlsen in this way.
"It felt fine until Josh wanted to move the castle piece across the entirety of the board. That really was noticeable.
"It was the sweet spot between pain and pleasure but by the end I was relieved to not have a dildo in me.
"The prank without lubricant wouldn't have been a prank at all. It would have been torture."
Josh said: "The code was simple but some of the moves took quite long.
"It was nerve-racking but we'd been practising quite a lot without the sex toy.
"Daniel looked quite disgusted when we told him.
"He found it very funny and was interested in it.
"I was relieved he reacted like that because it could have ended in a number of different ways and it could have been quite messy for Archie."