Artemiev told about his rapid games in the “Chess Stars” tournament
Vladislav Artemiev became the winner of the rapid tournament in Moscow, scoring 6.5 points out of 9. Teimour Radjabov, Raunak Sadhwani and Vladimir Kramnik were one point behind. On October 4-5, the tournament will continue with a blitz of 2 round-robin.
“Thank you for congratulations on the victory,”- Artemiev said. – But I would like to note that it is not final, there is still a blitz tournament ahead, 18 games. And it’s too early to sum up, although I hope that I will play well in the blitz. Of course, I am satisfied with the result shown, I scored “+4″. This is a good result anyway.”
“I can’t say that I am very surprised by my victory, after all, I play fast chess and blitz quite well,” the grandmaster added. – Tomorrow is a day off, I will save up my strength. I think that the competitors in the blitz will be Sergey Karjakin, he is a very strong-willed athlete, but it all depends on what form he is in now, Vladimir Kramnik and Teimour Radjabov.”