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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Magnus Carlsen gives away 3 Draws at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Chess Simul

Hello everyone,

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen visited Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) on April 8 and conducted a 13-board simul. Three students Aisa Imeeva, Sergei Trofimov and Arman Geyvondyan tied with the World No. 1, reports the official website.

The organisers, Runa Capital fund, Phystech-Union and Sberbank Technologies, had invited the World Champion to mark a new stage in the development of IT cluster at MIPT. 

Magnus Carlsen said playing the game itself was inspiration enough for him and he would consider something else when he feels probably it is the time not to play chess any more, but "fortunately, so far I have had no problems."

The simul was commented by GM Sergei and Carlsen had to give away three draws. 

Magnus Carlsen praised the players and said though they lacked experience, it was not easy to escape as they played very well in the middlegame. But they could not take the game all the way to victory as that comes from experience. 

Photo report about Magnus Carlsen's visit to the MIPT available at link.

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