Kasparov on Carlsen: “his behavior was unacceptable”

Garry Kasparov, in a short interview given to Carl Fredrik Johansson from the Uppsala Chess Academy + in Sweden, commented on the situation between Magnus Carlsen and Hans Niemann.

I understand his frustration and his anger after losing the game and finding other reasons than his own poor play in his game to blame for his loss.

…leaving the tournament was unacceptable. Even if he had proof, and as to the specific game Magnus lost there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, I think that was really bad for chess, it was bad for St. Louis. It’s one of the most important tournaments, if not the most important tournament in in the world.

… I think that his behavior was unacceptable and it creates some sort of precedence. There are many things you could do without violating your contractual obligations.

Full interview

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