Karjakin admitted that he wasn’t ready to play rapid chess tie-break

Карякин признался, что был не готов играть быстрые шахматы на тай-брейке

Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin after losing to Magnus Carlsen on tie-break match for the title of world champion admitted that he was completely not ready to face the Norwegian in rapid chess.

According to the regulations of the world championship match held in new York, Carlsen and Karjakin from 11 to 29 November played 12 games with classical time control, the results of which the winner has been identified — 6:6. Wednesday was the tie-break of four parties in the course of which the Norwegian secured the victory in the third game with the black pieces, and then cemented their lead in the fourth game – 3:1.

“A very difficult match. Classic chess I am satisfied, although there were mistakes. But I was completely not ready to play speed chess played badly. Magnus took advantage of my errors and deserved to win. My congratulations to him”, — said Karjakin at the press conference.

Карякин признался, что был не готов играть быстрые шахматы на тай-брейке

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