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Self-critical Carlsen lost ground in Poland – lost 1st place in the ranking

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Magnus Carlsen, here during Norway Chess in 2023. Photo: Carina Johansen / NTB

Of NTB | 11.05.2024 18:35:25

Sport: After Saturday’s blitz games, Carlsen has 18 points in total. Wei collected 7.5 out of 8 points and stands with 20.5.

After the last game, where Carlsen won against Arjun Erigaisi, he spoke bluntly about his own efforts:

– I simply didn’t feel like it today. I think my nervous system collapsed during or after the game against “Pragg” (Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa), and after that I just sucked, said Carlsen, quoted by Chess 24.

In the blitz chess ranking, the Norwegian fell from 1st place. It is now topped by American Hikaru Nakamura.

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