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Magnus Carlsen wins Game 9 with the black pieces, capitalizing on Ian Nepomniachtchi's major blunder on move 27.⠀With five games to go, the defending champion is leading by three points: 6-3.⠀
Man Nepo is an absolute class act. He must have wanted nothing more than to go crawl into a hole. Serious respect for how he has conducted himself.
@Sean Hunter It is perfectly normal to have a think yes, but like fabi said its not good optically when you see only one player sitting at the board 90% of the time whereas the other player makes a move and steps away.
Not sure why people think this is important at all. It's perfectly normal at chess tournaments to step away from the board.
@Omid Yousefi Bro here is the funniest part, you yourself have probably never played on a chess board much less of this magnitude... When you're losing a match as badly as you are you sometimes want to make it harder for your opponent to keep winning. Trust me I know the feeling.
Why any respect to a guy that is never at the board? If anyone He should show respect
Are you a gothamchess viewer? He said nepo was a class act too... So I thought ur words might be inspired lul
respect for nepo for having such good sportsmanship
@derp. he's top 5 in the world. Of course he is. Caruana and Carlsen both made over a million from the 2019 championship. Even being top 50 is enough to be in six figures from tournament prize money, appearance fees, sponsorships.
@Tesla Death Ray he’s not poor, but he’s definitely not rich enough to be doing that. Magnus on the other hand…
@Polymorphic Procrastination it's not only about showing up but also about behaving oneself. No one would blame nepo if he was frustrating but still he acted decently despite obviously tearing apart on the inside
@Polymorphic Procrastination he's rich enough that 5k would not push him to endure this unwillingly
@Tyler Hendrix Wouldn't miss 5k if all I had to do was show up. Plus, some sponsors might not be too happy with some of the stuff Nepo be doing. Could be losing some money there.
I honestly feel sorry for Ian! He knows it‘s over and yet he shows up for every press conference. Keep up Ian
@Truffle burger he needs his manbun back
Not even seeing c6 till Magnus did it is amateurish. Everyone else saw it immediately after c5.
@Hold Your Breath it's over
@jep ulis taxes in Norway is more than 50%
Nepo is incredibly gracious when he is disappointed by his result, his willingness to answer what seems like obvious and impolite questions gives him the appearance of a person with a lot of intelligence and control of his person.
I know seriously, some of these are like "hey nepo... did you know you could SUCK this bad? do you know what I mean by the word SUCK? How does that make you feel? How did you feel at the moment that you sucked so bad?"
True sportsmanship !!! Respect Nepo
Nepo earned my respect
very good assessment of what happened here sir
Mad respect to Ian. Not only for being such an class act after another hard loss but also to deal absolutely brilliant with some of these questions shows how big his heart really is... Keep fighting, you are truly an inspiration!
Even as a Magnus fan, i hope nepo wins a game, if only one. He’s lost his vigour after game 6 and 8, and its still affecting him. Hopefully he gains his confidence back. Also, mad respect for him for staying so composed during the interview.
It's over.. I doubt Nepo wins a game at this point.. Magnus is out for blood
Exactly what I think!
Yeah but if game 6 is affecting him so much in which he didn't make any big mistake/blunder, just imagine how much this game will affect him !
This conference is so heartbreaking. The guy messed up, give the guy a break!
@Respuesta Directa Commentators are stupid people. Stupid people do stupid things and don't realize they're stupid. It's a form of bliss.
comentators always make the dumbest of questions given the situation... like "why did you loose?" omg... what kind of reply are they expecting?
So u want to break him ??
What I have learned from this is that I have come to respect Ian Nepomniachtchi a lot, and that he is a class act. And that Magnus answering these questions is trickier for him than coming up with moves over the board. Geez
@Jake Bame he called the situation not Ian move
@Jake Bame I don't think 'absurd' was meant as disrespect toward Ian. When chess players look at their board while it's not their turn, they disregard possible moves by their opponent that set up easy counterplay. I don't waste time waiting for an opponent to walk their queen into a royal fork, and at the GM level, as soon as you see that c5 sets you up for c6 to trap a piece for easy capture with no compensation, I imagine you forget that the possibility exists for that move to be played and focus on their strongest possible moves. So when you see a GM play something that you've already recognized as an obvious mistake, I imagine it would be a shock to realize it was really happening. It might even feel absurd.
don't forget English is not his first language!
@Jake Bame well to be fair most people including Nepo would call it absurd. In a world championship blundering a piece for nothing is not at super gm level. To 700s it might be brilliant, but its absurd for the world class standards
It kinda seems like he’s trying to not disrespect Nepo either. But then again he did call his move absurd haha.
Nepo is being the best kind of sportsman, admiting mistakes, showing up what a class act!
I'd have to give it to Magnus for this one. He was trying his hardest to be respectful when addressing that c5 blunder by Nepo(admit it, that was a HORRIBLE blunder for a Chess Championship game where you are up 40+ minutes). Plus, being baited with questions, like being asked about adjusting a f*cking Knight for 0.8 seconds and not saying "Adjust" when his opponent isn't even there, and if he felt sorry for his Nepo. What kind of questions are those🙄?
I feel the pain Ian is feeling behind his “OK” looking smiling face No worries champ, you’re battling the GOAT of chess…❤️
@K of course and you all lovers and he is the Champ
@Vidal R.L. ya, even mine fav is Anand But that does not change the fact that Magnus is the greatest chess player ever witnessed.
Magnus is the only World Champion who's also a champion in shorter time controls. He is just dominating. Kasparov is my favorite, you have your favorites. But we should not deny: Magnus is the GOAT
Is that a joke?
@Cemu who?? me??
I respect magnus talking about the queen E1 idea that he missed before talking about the c5 blunder.. Ian was so focused on Magnus's answer and he delivered it nicely and respectfully i hope ian recovers fast
Man this community is what any gaming community should look like. Haven't seen any toxicity. Y'all are a positive awesome bunch. I'm happy to be a fellow chess player too. Let's keep the good vibes boys
@EpicN under all kinds of chess videos. Be it a short video of a chess puzzle or a long instructive video about a certain game. I have to admit that i see it less under videos of all the major YouTube personalities like gothamchess or anna cramlin. I see people being condescending to other people because they suggested a weak move. People getting enraged because i refered to chess as a game and not a discipline (lol). People being intolerant of others opinion regarding chess or chess players. I have personally just noticed a lot more elitist and snobby people in the chess community than other ones.
@Rostam really? Where do you see the toxicity
@Riccardo well. You should be able to quit and admit that you lost. Rage quitters rage because they can't accept that their opponent is just better.
I'd say this particular comment section is an outlier. I've not seen a more toxic game community than the chess community.
true say bro
14:00 Magnus' response to the question about adjusting the piece was ICONIC. "Do better" lolololol
I hope that Magnus will win whole match, but I hope even more that Ian will win at least one game. Both of them are such a great players, I got my fingers crossed for either of them.
@Rktmtkl Jelrdkbn he loses 5.8 sir
@Rktmtkl Jelrdkbn yeah, that's true. Magnus cannot afford to lose. ELO Gravity is too strong.
If magnus loses he will lose like 20 elo rating, and he is the guy who care about his rating so it's very unlikely he gonna let it happen.
At this point it’s very hard If someone tells Ian how much he dominated in games 2-5, that he just lacked the conversion technique He could gain confidence back and give Magnus a gr8 fight for his title But it’s really hard now, a person can still bear pain of physical injury and play gr8 chess, but if a person is broken mentally, I don’t think he stands a chance. I just can hope that Ian doesn’t get trapped into depression or something, that would be too much on that poor soul!!
Yeah I agree. I'm definitely wanting Magnus too win but would be nice too see Nepo win at least one game.
Huge respect for Nepo! Under each of his smiles there is pain, and even though he lost, I really respect this man! He indeed is a legend.
Love and respect for Ian. I hope he could see the respect he has in the chess community.
I've gained immense respect for Nepo's dignity under fire.
I absolutely love Nepos class act. It's really hard losing a chess game, and when it's the most important match of your life, it can be devastating. If it was Magnus Carlsen he wouldn't have even come to these press conferences. Just like he didn't in the Sergey match.
@NotificationsTurnedOff Being gracious in agonizing defeat shows a strength of character far more valuable than chess performance. He has certainly won my respect.
@ZacksHacks alright my mistake
He came to the press conference after he lost. He just stormed off early. Lol. I was actually in the room that day!
@NotificationsTurnedOff I agree, but in terms of a player and person I respect nepo more. Magnus is truly the GOAT (in my opinion) but doesn't have the same level of class that nepo has, I don't know if it's an ego issue. The way I see it, I respect a great player with a classy personality more, than the best player who is not as down to Earth and classy.
Like Nepo said, better to be respected for your chess play than for your press conferences after a terrible game.
Nepo has now lost the last 3 out of 4 games but has also cut off his manbun. Overall a good week for him with solid decision making.
he is jsut on a tilt after that long game ,, this is not nepo by any means ,,
I feel for Nepo, but at the same time, begin to respect and love him even more. Keep your head high Nepo, you will grow from this. You are a true gentleman of the game.
Respect to Nepo, a great chess player who just lived an unfortunate week
Props to Nepo for showing up and giving answers. I’d be too damn stressed out about everything for that. Hope he has a strong game 10 💛
Ian's reaction whenever he hears c5 during the interview is just so funny! 3:33
As a Magnus fan, I have to say, Jan is a class act!. He is honest, decent and brave. He has my respect!
@Bushy Boi Yes I like him too
@Akio You can, but the way Ian has conducted himself in this press conference speaks a lot of his character.
I think you can say the same about Magnus, don’t you?
The look on Ian's face when Maurice says "Thank you for being here" is priceless.
It's a usual - but very cringy - remark in the US. The other one: "Thanks, for having me!"
@David Black Exactly.
@David Black tbf i think he was just comending him for his good sportsmanship.
It was a really insulting question. Like Ashley is saying, 'I expected you to be off somewhere crying'.
17:42 - I ABSOLUTELY respect Nepo for his games just as much as the press conferences. He's played some of the best chess I've ever witnessed in my life. He definitely deserves to challenge Magnus. I still think he has a chance, and I'll root for him until the end.
@Gustavo Moreira saying that 'Bro Go study chess' as if by studying we will learn how 2750+ rating moves are played, does not make sense. People like us who are not even rated above 2200, can not fathom why certain moves are played by 2750+ rating player. So by going to study chess will not help. Atleast I always need someone to explain to me why a move is good for certain game. Understanding depth of game at 2750+ level is not in my capability. At the same time game 6 was initially Table based draw, which went for 136 moves. Which means it is under one of the best chess games from the point of view of end game theory. Also, game 4 and 5 were rated 2 and 3 centipawn close to engine moves by stockfish 14.1. So yes, those are some of the best chess games even Nepo has played in this tournament. Do you understand being close to 3 centipawn to an engine game. What does it mean? Noone needs to study chess, if anyone see interviews at the end of game 4 and 5, will understand that Even Nepo has displayed some of the best ( Close to 3 centipawn perfect game) chess in the tournament. I am a Magnus supporter. But being a chess enthusiast and a logical guy, I can certainly say that Draw games should also be seen beautiful. They have reflected that Nepo has produced some of the best chess in this tournament except last 2 games.
Technically, there's a chance. Practically, I think there's none.
Some crazy dudes are saying here Ian having bad luck? What do u mean ? Those back to back blunders? He is a GM and day dreaming to beat the best in the world....if he's going to make mistakes which any GM rarely makes, I m sorry, he's not qualified to be the champion...btw I am not Ian hater or Magnus fan
@varun arora of course im not a gm, but we are espectators of a sport, thats it, its obvious that he is an elite player, but say that he played "one of the best chess i ever seen in my life" just dont make sense for anyone who study chess. Nepo is a amanzing player, i never say something against this, but he underperformed in the big stage, and that is ok, magnus its the goat of our era
Bro I feel so bad for Nepo, he seems like he is such a nice guy. Super impressed with how he handles himself and his general humility.
He is! Watched a lot of commentary videos from him
Its easy to forget how superb this player Nepo is. And any great player can blunder under the pressure of facing a chess calculating machine - and the finest end game player in chess history. Would love to see Nepo play with the kind of focus magnus displays. Huge respect for Magnus.
Magnus is the best player of all time. I'm glad hes going to win this because he is simply a better player and deserves the title. But still, mad respect towards Ian! I will be rooting for him in his next matches an tournaments
Chess is a gentleman’s game. Nepo is showing himself to be a true gentlemen. Respect.
Sagar Shah is easily having the best questions. Asking about moves and mindsets in critical positions.
Really agree. From Norway, and am SUPER disappointed and ashamed of NRK’s questions. Idk what they are doing, Christ
When it was so easy to ask about the blunder.
@shouldersofgiants More than the title. Sagar actually care about and is interested in chess.
Yeah for real, Sagar commands respect from both the players cos he actually asks interesting, not stupid questions like most of the journalists. Seriously though, why are chess journalists so shit at coming up with good questions for the players? lmao
I agree. Sagar always asks the most interesting questions about crucial positions in the game. Most of the other "journalists" are simply silly and rude, especially towards Ian.
Nepo is an absolute class act. He must have wanted to leave this press conference. Serious respect for how he has conducted himself!
Why would they make Ian do this. Like wow, if he declined this interview it wouldn't have changed my opinion at all about him, he is an absolute world class. He has worked his whole life for this opportunity, and we watched his chances go away today.
I don't think this is his only chance. It's not unrealistic to see him playing Carlsen again in the future
I think it is a fine on 5000k if he dont show up on the conference😊
Magnus was already considering Ng4 when he played D4. Beast.
My respect to both, but specially for Ian. I really hope he gets at least one epic win
The amount of respect I have for Ian is immense. Own the mistakes! Be a man, just like Uncle Chael says. Such an example.
I just started rooting for Nepo, he’s just a good guy and an incredible player
Some may find him a bit savage but I like how Carlsen speaks his mind without beating about the bush
Reporters are really testing him. After a Super GM makes a 1500ish blunder with 44 minutes on his clock he coulda been a lot less gracious. cant believe Maurice tried to question his word choice of “absurd”
Even great players blunders. Even Bobby Fischer blundered a bishop in a similar fashion. It happens to everybody. We still like human chess more than engines chess. An engine cannot earn our respect like you did Ian, no matter how accurate it plays.
to everybody beside magnus xD
Magnus face in the beginning of the interview is definetely absolutely hillarious. Ian is definetely an awesome player.
How can you not love Nepo, man! The biggest sportsmanship I've ever seen ❤️🌹
Absolute gentleman and legend to come out and speak so candidly and so bravely.
Sometimes we end up doing things which we know is absolutely wrong, but we still do it... That's what happened with Ian.... And he's kind of lacking more stamina and durability 😶
Barring a comeback of epic proportions, I hope Ian can annihilate the next candidates and come back to challenge again to put on a show. We all know he's capable, he just seems to have fallen after that extremely long game.
The amount of pity towards Ian I see from the comments (not just here, but pretty much any video concerning the last couple of games) is just nonsense. He is not only a professional chess player, but one of the best in the world. Losing is part of the game, even at this level. His opposition is arguably the best to ever play. The amount of pity he is receiving could be even more detrimental to Ian than actually losing the Championship.
you know i aboslutely hate that ,,,, showing pity ,,, that is more disrespectful than criticism ,, he is jsut on a tilt after that long game ,, this is not the nepo that qualified for world champinships
This is true
No I think you're wrong on this. The pity is justified, saying his opposition is the best doesn't excuse how he lost, which is what people are reflecting on. Ian is an amazing player and these losses are embarrassing
if Nepo allows internet comments to mess up his play, then he has bigger problems then getting smoked by Magnus
There's a difference between losing at any tournament, and losing at the world championship. This is the high point of Nepomniachtchi's career, the moment he has been building up for possibly his whole life. Every other tournament has been to gain elo, to be stepping stones to the candidates, and then to the championship. The stress building up is probably something we ourselves will never get to feel. To lose in this event you have built up to your whole life, it must feel absolutely horrible. Every loss, a thrown-away chance. Remember, he was playing very solid chess up till game 6. It is very clear that the mental pressure of the losses is getting to him. Yet still, he remains calm and hopes for another chance. We aren't showing pity, we are showing admiration.
Respect to Nepo. Can you imagine playing at this level, as the underdog, the tremendous pressure and criticism. I do hope he bounces back. Respect to Magnus, he’s just a beast. Top of the game for a damn good reason.
man, I have nothing but respect for this man Nepo. It is a tragic loss, and sure, some nerves, but that's to expect from being human. I hope he can work past this inner struggle and harsh criticism from casters.
I love Ian. I hope he can just recapture some of his love for the game in the final couple rounds
Whatever happens, these two left behind an absolutely amazing game on game 6.
Nepo I am still rooting for you!! Massive respect for graciously accepting defeat!!
what else you expect him to act like?
It was rude to ask if he cut his hair because he felt ashamed. Respect that he even answered this question.
I mean c5 was a big blunder, even I saw instantly that it traps the bishop , but during the livestream, c5 was suggested by Fabiano Caruana and Judith Polgar
Did they really?
But Kramnik sad that it can be dangerous for bishop several minutes before this move
“not this again” - exasperated Magnus
Respect To Nepo.! Thank You for The Sportsmanship.! 👏
Love Nepo's Class Man. He's earned lot of respect. It is really tough to beat Magnus
'Who am I to disagree?...' What a legend🤣
@Mitch Stilborn I guess he was getting tired of this question and wanted to have some fun:)
I know, right? Literally the most qualified person in the world to disagree with an engine lol
Ian is clearly a great player and in several games seems to have had slight advantages. Just the odd move has cost him losses. Magnus has been so solid though and proving why he is world champion. Ian has shown huge character in the interviews despite the position he is in.
Nepo is a real sportsman. I respect him a lot for his continued graciousness in the match despite making such big blunders. Also the haircut is fresh as hell
a 4-8 hours game of chess every day straight for almost two weeks must have put some massive mental strain for even a SuperGM who's not used to it.
I want this guy getting another shot at the title. He seem to be a person that has immense self control.
9:21 - guy basically asks magnus if he felt sorry for Ian, while Ian is SITTING RIGHT THERE! DUDE!
They are studying journalism for 3-5 years just to ask silly questions like that. One of them also asked: „How do you feel now Ian“? He was probably thinking and preparing that question for decades. Like wtf, what do you expect him there to answer?
@Francesco Sidoti the fact they asked so directly after the first time already happened, like, there's a certain point you should just not ask the question people give you
15:06 - guy explicitly asks him if he felt sorry for Ian
Journalists only care about click-baiting, it's so annoying.
Nepo has my respect Dominant performance by the world No.1 Very enjoyable coverage by multiple platforms … Maurice has no hair.
Maurice is fuckin bald.
That question that brought attention to the respect for Nepo on social media is exactly what my heart needed
Chess press conference questions: Expectation : what was the thought behind knight e5 ? Reality : are u a samurai?
Ian's such a nice person. Has anyone ever shown such amazing grace given such an uncomfortable position? I think not.
14:22 "Do Better" I guess he intended this for everyone even maurice, Sagar shah is among the few asking actual reasonable questions. Going for the intuition of the player moves so that it helps the learners who are watching this press conference.
@Bernardo Albano he asked why did ian make a mistake. the question was rhetorical at best and stupid at worst. by definition a mistake is not intentional. there's no why when there's no intention in the first place.
@quibble not realy, the thing is, tou can word your questions in a way to be less provocative and Maurice did, even tho that is a hard question its one that needed to be made, it was the most critical move of the game.
@Bernardo Albano he literally asked ian if he didn't see that c5 was a blunder. that's kinda pointless and uncalled for. i mean why else did ian play c5?? i feel maurice is sometimes a bit inconsiderate towards players that made a mistake in the game. this definitely isn't the first time, there are many clips of gms annoyed by maurice's inconsiderate questions. i get that he means well, but he needs to phrase sensitive questions better.
@Bernardo Albano Maurice's questions here were shameful
Maurice has been doing an exelent job on this event
17:50 that's when my respect for nepo tripled!
Pretty good press conference, Nepo was very classy considering everything, didnt love the "no luck" excuse, but he was a true gentleman
What about Magnus? Imagine being asked if you feel sorry for your opponent when he made a blunder while up 40+ minutes which he could use to think. And all the other bait questions they were throwing at him(e.g.that knight adjust).
Poor Ian Nepomniachtchi is struggling with nerves i think. The two previous World championships Carlsen really had a hard time. and it almost always ended up in Tie. when he won the first Match after a few ties Ian Nepomniachtchi has Crumbled in some ways. But the way he Handles the Press conference is amazing proper sportsman.
14:00 Magnus went from completely calm to mildly annoyed in a second lol.
I have no respect for the media in general, and I see the chess media is just as despicable as the rest of 'em. Respect to NEPO for maintaining his composure and being a class act!
17:36 "If the engine says that it was good for white, you know, who am I to disagree" That's a humble world champion there.
The played since they were 7. Who knew they would play with the whole world watching? Ian this is still impressive stuff 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Not really impressive. Worst performance in a world championship match tbh.
I have become a huge fan of Ian. I hope he wins atleast a game in this championship. Then goes on to win candidates and challenges Magnus again.
"How do you feel right now?" "Eh, it's been better before." I can totally relate to this answer.
The Samurai top knot question was absolutely top notch. Keep it up, I can't believe more people didn't laugh at that
Huge respect for Ian
I appreciate the sportsmanship..... Its just the chess talk ..... Man, I'm trying to filter the movement mumbling.... Ian is totally shook .... But respect to him sitting there.
18:56 Hilarious reply by Ian Nepo when reporter asked him about Karjakin being part of his preparation today..!
@NotificationsTurnedOff Nah mate it was very clearly just a joke, doubt anybody thinks he is blaming Karjakin
Karjakin is a good friend of Nepo's, the reply was a small joke to lighten the mood, but it kinda comes off bad, like he is shifting blame on Karjakin
Guess what The reporter owns ChessBaseIndia yt channel Sagar Shah..
I am soo unbelievably impressed by Nepo. We all feel this, right? What a beautiful human being.
Nope, not me, at all. That move, at this level, is absolutely terrible (and he admits that himself). What's also terrible is that he didn't even gave up when returning to the board: I don't think that was really respectful. Some might say that the pressure he faces is huge, and that's true, but we're talking about the best players in the world and the World's Championship, so we all should expect the highest possible level, not a 1800 ELO blunder (I'm talking about c5 specifically of course). I agree that Nepo's reaction at press conference was right but nothing extraordinary to me: he just faces the truth, and I don't understand why people are so impressed by that.
I appreciate Maurice trying to get Magnus to say a word other than "absurd," like maybe "surreal." For some reason it sounds kinda insulting to say "absurd" there, but with Magnus's explanation I don't think he meant it how I initially heard it.
@Bryan Currie I think that is very likely the case, based on other comments here. To an English person (of my generation) "absurd" is an inoffensive word with connotations of good humour. For people from other nations (to my surprise) this is interpreted differently. It seems reasonable to me that Magnus's usage of English would be closer to the British/European understanding of the word than an American's. This would explain the confusion/disagreement of people from different countries.
@Sondre Tofte based on other people's replies, saying it in this situation sounds less negative to other people than it did to me.
@Tom Litt Ah, well maybe the insulting-ness of saying someone's decision is "absurd" is an Americanism. Maurice and I are American after all so maybe that's why it would make sense for us to hear it that way.
What is wrong with absurd? I don't understand why it is more insulting than surreal.
I actually thought saying "absurd" was him phrasing it nicely. He wasn't going to say "honestly Maurice, it was a dogshit move, Ian knows it, I know it, the engine knows it, Sagar Shah knows it, it's not my fault the media doesn't understand chess, maybe if he spent more time at the board he would have seen it", but it wouldn't have been surprising if he said "I was shocked by him playing that because the response to it was so obvious and I'm a bit disappointed by him, I want to feel like I earned my title", and that would have been a lot rougher to Ian than calling the move absurd.
magnus destroyed his patience. nepo moves so fast, while magnus trying to think eventhough he has a move, he consumed his time like he was pressured too much. . or,, he calculates more moves ahead of nepo. ex magnus has 20-30 moves while nepo has 10-20 moves
Nepo man I hope only the best for you, good luck on your future games!
If the Players wouldnt have to waste their time, recuperation phase, mental+emotional reserves for these unnecessary, drawn out, always the same, unfunny and uninteresting interviews they would definitely perform better and be able to actually enjoy a final like this between each other. Its like interviewing two Boxers in between the rounds in their 1 minute break, where they try to catch some new breath and focus their mental energy for the next round.
I would have wanted a super gm challenge and put up a fight against Carlsen, maybe even win the world championship title, but at this point, I think Magnus’s title will last until he retires. No one’s at his level
Nepo is here to win our heart ❤️
Nepo is a class act. I'm rooting for Magnus but I'm not sure he would have attended or said much had he been the one down 3 games. Heartbreaking for him and I hope he finishes in style.
I dont think Magnus meant "absurd" in a mean way, I think he meant it more in like an "unexpected" sense, but had bad translation
Go Nepo!!!! I still go for Nepo!!!
When you can figure out what they are talking about at 10:47 you know that you are a full fledged chess addict
I never thought that after the world championship I will come to respect Ian Nepomniachtchi so much, he is just an inspiration, lots to learn from him as what a man should do at the face of defeat.
Something's happened with Ian. There is no any excuse in a game point of view for such "sacrifice". There was no time pressure and Ian is a superGM for a reason. I don't know, may be he's got sick very bad or has some personal problems that we don't know. I don't think that he's just tired or tilted after previous games, I suppose that there is a deeper, serious reason. Anyway, Ian is a great player, very strong, confident. Only dull persons can laugh at him, think that even an amateur would see this trap bla bla bla, give advice to Ian etc. I will still support Ian, I don't care about his losses, big respect, nothing else.
I disagree. Players, even super GMs, blunder. Magnus himself has blundered mate in one (in a blitz game, to be fair, but still a worse blunder). It's not common, but it's not proof that there's something deeper than he just missed a possibility.
Probably the stress got to him. Maybe he didn't get optimal support from his team after the grueling Game 6 loss. Obviously a player of his caliber should not collapse like this, I hope he will bounce back.
Honestly no shame in being second in the world. Seriously he could come back next year and do better. As someone said before Magnus occasionally beats chess engines. Magnus is so gifted and his defense is impermeable which causes people to blunder.
It should be mandatory for reporters to have at least ELO +2000 in order to ask questions
Yes to ask how the knight moves :D
Totally agree here
and IQ above 90
Maybe even more lol. +2200
Nepo believe in yourself. It doesn't matter whether you win or not from here. But the fight you give from here on will determine how you'll look back at your career. Please give me dragon, najdorfs, dragdorfs, sveshnikovs and grunfelds so I'll have new opening theory.
I wanted Magnus to win the match before the start of championship but now I wish Nepo fights back to some extent and win atleast 2 games. Just how Rocky bounces back against Ivan Drago in Rocky 4 and he gains so much fans, I think Nepo has also gained a lot of fans from WCC. Massive respect to both players.
"You must have been surprised to see C5" "It was pretty absurd"
14:20 Magnus with an ice cold reply to a stupid journalist: "Do better" hahah
@xJoinable awful tall talk from Hikaru, considering the only body language he sees of Carlsen is typically from being on the losing side of the board lol
@UCiBwGUK04JQYuF_sQTKadFw but as Hikaru stated, it doesn’t really matter as Nepo wasn’t there to say anything and made a move instead
@UCiBwGUK04JQYuF_sQTKadFw What? If you look at his body language he was clearly just adjusting the piece. People were just trying to cancel Magnus. Hikaru was saying that Magnus’ body language clearly stated that he intended to move the knight, salty as always.
I used to love Maurice bcoz he’s always a nice person etc. But I know he’s team Magnus and h the way he conducted this press conference is just so awkward and ANNOYING! He is a good chess player himself. He knows well what’s the feeling after blundering a piece. AND in the WCC. Come on…you should just let both of them rest and chill in their room for the next game!
Best part of the whole thing! Maurice is extremely bad at this, I feel like he was thrown to the wolves. He is sitting between to far superior players and asks weak questions.
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