Hans was awarded the Grandmaster title in January 2021 at the age of 17 and in the next year and half since then achieved a peak live rating of 2695. Since graduating from high school, Hans has been playing non stop tournaments around the world and online. Some of Niemann’s recent tournament wins include World Open 2021, Tepe Sigeman 2022, the 55th Capablanca Memorial, and the 2021 U.S. Junior Championship. His favorite activities outside of chess are swimming, tennis, cycling, and table tennis.