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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What Chess 'Stuff' Morozevich Has and Carlsen Would Like to Have?

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World's top-rated chess player Magnus Carlsen, after winning the 7th Mikhail Tal Chess Memorial in Moscow, spoke to Russian chess news website

Magnus Carlsen - This Moro thing
I must check out after the game!

Magnus Carlsen was asked a question in reference to this photo:

Alexander Morozevich supporters at the Tal Chess Memorial

Chess-News: Did you see the action in support of Morozevich? Would you like to see something like that in your support?
Carlsen: Yes, that was nice. It would be nice to have such support myself.

Indeed, we would like to see such supporters in all chess tournaments!

Speaking to Chess News, Carlsen also said, "I don't know if last year's Tal Memorial was more important for me or this one. I think, this win was very important because I have not won a tournament since I won the Tal Memorial last year. But am very happy. It was tough and I definitely needed not only my own help, but some other people's help as well. You know this is the way it happens sometimes."

Before the last round, said Carlsen, "I didn't think too much about it. I was half a point behind and I was playing black, the chances of winning the tournament were not great; but I felt that, even though I was very disappointed with the result yesterday, I had to come and play; as it turned out I eventually managed to outplay McShane. I saw Caruana was behind on time, He had a difficult position and that gave me motivation as well."

You can replay the last-round McShane-Carlsen game with Chess King.

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  • At June 20, 2012 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    You mean the girls, the support, or the audience? pls ask carlsen and clarify

  • At June 20, 2012 at 1:51 PM , Anonymous chris, ny said...

    I don't get it all those guys in the front are they even aware of what's going on behind them not one is looking back. is this a photoshopped image?

  • At June 21, 2012 at 12:03 AM , Anonymous amrit puri, knights chess club, India said...

    wow did that cheering really happen. Moro's got a following. It's great for chess. We should have it more often. If Carlsen played in Norway then for sure for him there or in the US. I think it could happen in delhi too if there was a big sponsor like for formula racing. wishful thinking ha ha ha


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