After Game 2, I asked myself ‘why am I playing this match,’ says Carlsen
Nov 26, 2014 14:14 IST
There were times during the World Chess Championship match in Sochi, when it looked like Viswanathan Anand had a chance; a chance to regain the crown. But then Magnus Carlsen got his act together and from that point on, there was only one man who could win the title. There was no competition.
After Anand leveled the match by winning game three, Carlsen is his own words wasn’t playing ‘very high quality chess.’ It was allowing him to hold on but Anand was clearly coming out well and creating the better opportunities.
In an interview with Mint, Carlsen revealed how he got a little overconfident after his win in Game 2 of the match.
“That’s when some thoughts started to creep into my mind and I was asking myself, ‘why am I playing this match?’ I was kind of drifting away from the match when Anand quickly sprang back with a brilliant win in the third game,” he said.
He got back in his groove soon enough but he went on to admit that maintaining his intensity proved to be difficult because of the format. There were also concerns about his ability to concentrate for long periods. But he got through all of that to retain the world crown.
“Why am I playing this match?” Um, because you’re the world champion and you signed a contract to defend your title against the guy who won the Candidates Tournament? And to retain your title, you have to get to 6.5 no matter what? Geez, this makes me even more happy that Anand won game 3 in a route.
You seem BITTER & SOURGRAPING… Are you an Anand fans? lol
It makes even more happier that Magnus Obliterate Anand in Game 11… Wonder how you feel about it.,, Ouch lol
Magnus will leave chess for fashion.
a) we know you are playing for $1 M which norway cannot put up.
b) Have you ever seen magnus in a tucked shirt and belt properly in place.. model huh.. may be in his home.
What do you care if he dresses like that… even Billionaires dress strange… People who have less in life, nothing to do & jealous are the people who are critical of everything (even small details) about a particular person. Instead of minding others, why not take a closer look at yourself and your life, and start do something about it. If you dont have what Carlsen, DONT be JEALOUS… work hard and try to get them… for yourself lol