Artemiev: I am not surprised by the victory

In an interview with RIA News, Vladislav Artemiev shared his impressions of the “Chess Stars” tournament.

You know, I now first of all experience positive emotions, because the tournament was really very strong in terms of the composition of the participants. After all, Vladimir Kramnik came to Moscow, Sergey Karjakin and other serious guys spoke. And there were no passing opponents here, everyone was very dangerous. Therefore, I am very glad that I managed to win. And thanks to the organizers for such a good tournament.

I won (October 2) the rapid tournament, so I knew that I had a good chance of overall victory. And although I’m a little tired, I can’t say that I’m wildly surprised by the first place. Although yesterday, I must say, I played with some differences. It was a hard day for me, I lost three games and won four. And today I played much better, which led to success. Perhaps it was the fact that I had not played blitz for a long time. The last time it was in May, but gradually still played out.


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