Sergey Karjakin is dissatisfied with his performance at the “Chess Stars” tournament in Moscow
Former world champion Sergey Karjakin took fifth place in rapid, scoring 5 points at the “Chess Stars” tournament in Moscow.
“I am upset, rather, not by the fact that I scored few points, but by the quality of the game. My games turned out to be, one might say, ragged. For example, in the last round in a duel with Vladislav Artemiev, I initially stood normally, but then I played enough, lost a pawn, and I had already lost. But then I fought and made a draw. And, on the contrary, in a meeting with Alexander Morozevich, at some point, it seems to me, I outplayed him, but then I let everything out in time pressure, and it also turned out to be a draw,”- Karjakin said.
“Mistakes are frustrating, but in general the tournament is just super,” the grandmaster added. – I am very pleased that I play in it and have a lot of fun. The fact that Vladislav won in the end did not surprise me at all, because he is a recognized master of playing both rapid chess and blitz. I considered him and consider him one of the main favorites. But at the same time, I am concentrating more on my game and I hope that I will play more smoothly in the blitz.”