Kramnik commented on Artemyev ‘s result
Vladislav Artemiev became the winner of the rapid part of the “Chess Stars” tournament in Moscow, scoring 6.5 points out of 9. Vladimir Kramnik shared the 2nd-4th place, scoring 5.5 points. A blitz tournament will be held on October 4-5, after which the winner and prize-winners of the total tournament will be determined.
“Plus two” is a good enough and decent result for a person who does not play chess (regularly), – Kramnik said. But this is just the beginning of the competition, we still have to play blitz. Vladislav Artemiev actually won the tournament, he plays fast chess very well and was the favorite.”