Magnus Carlsen to India: "I Am Sorry the Match Turned Out the Way It Did"

Время публикации: 22.11.2013 21:55 | Последнее обновление: 22.11.2013 21:55

Vishy Anand: "I am disappointed with my play"

Before Game 10 of the world title match started, most of the experts as well fans suggested that the game would last maximum for an hour. Nonetheless, both GMs chose to do some "real playing": already former world champion went with a fighting opening and when hinted on repetition on 21st move, Carlsen refused.  

Soon Anand made a mistake which wasn't used by his rival. Magnus could have played 30.Ng3 or 30.Nc3. "I thought I was winning after 30.exd6..." Magnus will say at the press conference.  

As a result the game finished in a draw, the match has been won by Magnus 6.5-3.5.

Anand at the press conference, "I tried to keep playing and at some point I just started making mistakes [...] As regards to the match in general, it is clear that he dominated. At the start fo the match I thought my chances depended on my ability to last long games without making a lot of mistakes. You know this year Ihad a lot of problems with mistakes creeping into my play. I kind of tried to pay some attention to that, but at the end it was in vain because the way I lost the 5th game is exactly the way I thought I could not afford to lose [...] The 5th game was a heavy blow... and then it just got worse and worse. Yesterday was at least a nice game, today again...

Anyway, I think it is fair enought to congratulate him: my mistakes didn't happen by themselves, clearly he managed to provoke them, so full credit to him. 

I am really disappointed with my play, despite all the support my play just never got going, I am sorry for them [the fans - CN] What more can I say..."

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Carlsen: "Vishy has been the world champion for so long and he was one of the greatest world champions of all time and I am honoured to play the match against him; of course I am very very happy to win. I really hope he will be back in the Candidates.

Getting this title? It feels good. It was tought as here so in London. I've been treated very well here in India [...] I think it has been a great event.   

I think Game 3 and 4 were key games. Game 3 was a vulnarable moment for me. In Game 3 and 4 I could sense that he was just as nervous and vulnarable as well, so from that moment I settled in and I just stopped worring about the occasion and just started playing chess as I usually do.  

I really worked mostly ont he opening before the match. I think the endgame, middlegame and the calculating stuff come mostly with tournament practice. In that sense Ididn't do anything particular before the match. That's just one of my strengths. I just play and people crack under pressure. You should just keep on pushing. 
About his seconds

Where and how I will celebrate the win? I don't really know yet... That hasn't been much on my mind lately."

In the end Carlsen was asked to tell something to the Indian viewers:

"I am so happy with the way I've been treated here; my every wish was taken into consideration, everythings' been on a top level. It'sbeen beyond expectations and everythign I have experienced before in other places. Thank you very much and I am sorry the match turned out the way it did."   

[Event "WCh 2013"] [Site "Chennai IND"] [Date "2013.11.22"] [Round "10"] [White "Carlsen,M"] [Black "Anand,V"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2870"] [BlackElo "2775"] [EventDate "2013.11.09"] [ECO "B51"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. d4 cxd4 5. Qxd4 a6 6. Bxd7+ Bxd7 7. c4 Nf6 8. Bg5 e6 9. Nc3 Be7 10. O-O Bc6 11. Qd3 O-O 12. Nd4 Rc8 13. b3 Qc7 14. Nxc6 Qxc6 15. Rac1 h6 16. Be3 Nd7 17. Bd4 Rfd8 18. h3 Qc7 19. Rfd1 Qa5 20. Qd2 Kf8 21. Qb2 Kg8 22. a4 Qh5 23. Ne2 Bf6 24. Rc3 Bxd4 25. Rxd4 Qe5 26. Qd2 Nf6 27. Re3 Rd7 28. a5 Qg5 29. e5 Ne8 30. exd6 Rc6 31. f4 Qd8 32. Red3 Rcxd6 33. Rxd6 Rxd6 34. Rxd6 Qxd6 35. Qxd6 Nxd6 36. Kf2 Kf8 37. Ke3 Ke7 38. Kd4 Kd7 39. Kc5 Kc7 40. Nc3 Nf5 41. Ne4 Ne3 42. g3 f5 43. Nd6 g5 44. Ne8+ Kd7 45. Nf6+ Ke7 46. Ng8+ Kf8 47. Nxh6 gxf4 48. gxf4 Kg7 49. Nxf5+ exf5 50. Kb6 Ng2 51. Kxb7 Nxf4 52. Kxa6 Ne6 53. Kb6 f4 54. a6 f3 55. a7 f2 56. a8=Q f1=Q 57. Qd5 Qe1 58. Qd6 Qe3+ 59. Ka6 Nc5+ 60. Kb5 Nxb3 61. Qc7+ Kh6 62. Qb6+ Qxb6+ 63. Kxb6 Kh5 64. h4 Kxh4 65. c5 Nxc5 1/2-1/2


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