Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen on Tuesday revealed that he suffered a bout of meals poisoning after his semi-final win over Nijat Abasov on the FIDE Chess World Cup in Baku.
“Usually, I might simply most likely have a little bit of a bonus having a relaxation day whereas he (Praggnanandhaa) needed to play a tricky tiebreak yesterday, however I’ve been in a fairly tough form the final couple of days.
“I received some poisoning after the sport in opposition to Abasov. I haven’t been capable of eat for the final two days. This additionally meant that I used to be actually calm trigger I had no vitality to be nervous,” Carlsen stated on FIDE’s YouTube channel after the primary sport of the World Cup last in opposition to R Praggnanandhaa led to a draw.
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Carlsen stated that he by no means noticed Praggnanandhaa’s first transfer of c4 coming.
“Pragg strikes round a bit along with his openings. I didn’t actually know what to anticipate. I didn’t put together for c4 (the primary transfer performed by Pragg). Then I began to play some frequent sense strikes,” added the 32-year-old.
Praggnanandhaa had the benefit of enjoying with the white items and began on a strong notice, earlier than Carlsen later fought again and enforced a draw after 35 strikes.
The 18-year-old had overwhelmed Fabiano Caruana, the world quantity three, with a 3.5-2.5 scoreline within the semi-finals.
The Chennai-born chess prodigy had turn out to be solely the second Indian, after the legendary Viswanathan Anand, to achieve the ultimate of the Chess World Cup.
In the meantime, Carlsen is hoping to safe his first-ever Chess World Cup title.
The second sport can be performed on Wednesday, and Carlsen will not be taking it flippantly. “It’ll be a combat. He’ll (Prag) undoubtedly push very arduous. I’ll attempt to relaxation and are available contemporary, I feel that’s the perfect I can do,” Carlsen stated.
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