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Magnus Carlsen during the first day of this year’s Norway Chess in Stavanger. Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB

Of NTB | 29.05.2024 20:43:13

Sport: It was the world number one’s first defeat in this year’s edition of the tournament in Stavanger. He gave up the game after 37 moves.

Carlsen played Wednesday’s duel with black pieces. He was weak early on, and the position was only going to get worse.

– I’m a little scared, said Carlsen when he visited the “confession box” during the party.

Then Praggnanandhaa had tightened his grip even further, and according to the chess computer, the Indian had a clear advantage on the board.

– Magnus has taken a real beating, so we’ll see if he manages to get up and survive. It may be too late, said TV 2’s chess expert Jon Ludvig Hammer after 16 moves.

Carlsen is a very good defender, but this time he was unable to play his way out of trouble.

Magnus Carlsen opened this year’s Norway Chess with a draw and subsequent victory in armageddon against world champion Ding Liren. The following day, the same outcome was achieved against Hikaru Nakamura.

The games took Carlsen up to three points and the overall lead before Wednesday’s round.

Nakamura won Norway Chess in 2023 after Carlsen had won the previous four editions.

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