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Would it be / have been unhelpful for Hans Niemann to provide some evidence Magnus Carlsen is racist against Americans or Jews?

This is about the Carlsen–Niemann controversy asked about previously:

  1. Why don't courts punish time-wasting tactics?

  2. How can Magnus Carlsen, a Norwegian, be sued for defamation by Hans Niemann in Missouri?


There are some rumours going around:

Given Hans is Jewish American (American of Jewish descent or of Jewish religion), Magnus might actually be a racist against players who are American (even if an 'imported' American player like Philippine-born superGM Wesley So, the classical world chess960 champion) or Jewish or of Jewish descent like Russian superGM Ian 'Nepo' Nepomniachtchi whom Magnus cheated against in the 2021 world chess championship.

Apparently

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It might be related to that Magnus' top rivals in the world chess championships and world fischer random chess championships of h own generation (by own generation I mean everyone after superGM Vishy Anand) been American or Jewish: Nepo, Wesley So, Sergey Karjakin and Fabiano Caruana.

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People thought this even back in 2017 re an interview of Magnus by GM Maurice Ashley at the 2017 Paris Grand Chess Tour:

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There's also no doubt that Magnus generally dislikes americans- he said so on one of the Magnus effect podcast episodes.

There are only 2 podcast episodes, but they are long. Lol.


Questions:

Anyway, assuming Hans some evidence of this possible racism:

  1. Would it have been unhelpful for Hans to bring this up in the lawsuit?

  2. Would it be unhelpful for Hans to bring this up later on eg in depositions or actual trial?

I figure 'Magnus thinks Jews or Americans are cheaters, and that's (largely) why Magnus accused Hans' is a strategy Hans might use to convince a jury that Magnus did not (fully) believe Hans was cheating. Then again there might be a counter-suit. Idk.

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