Carlsen made his debut at the India Chess Olympiad with a win

07/30/2022 at 17:59

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The match against Uruguayan George Mayer was very difficult

Thus, the Norwegian returned to play in Chennai, where 9 years ago he won the first World Chess Championship

The current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, He appeared last Saturday by defeating his Uruguayan opponent in the Indian Chess OlympiadIn which he defends the colors of Norway for the first time since 2016.

Carlsen defeated Uruguayan George Mayer on this second day of the Olympic Games in Chennai, southern India, In a difficult match that seemed to end in a draw.

With one of the four matches between Norway and Uruguay still unfinished, the Norwegians count the three duels that ended in victories.

After today’s duel, Carlsen is back to play in Chennai, where 9 years ago he experienced “one of the best experiences” of his chess career, winning his first World Chess Championship in 2013 against Indian superstar Viswanathan Anand.

This Olympic Games are coming After Carlsen announced earlier this month his decision not to defend his crown against official Russian rival Ian Nepomnyashchi.so he will have to dispute the title with China’s Ding Liren, who plans to play in the spring of 2023 at a place yet to be determined.

The 44th International Chess Federation (FIDE) Chess Olympiad, which opened last Thursday in Chennai, B 190 countries from all over the world compete, with around 350 teams and more than 1,700 chess players according to the organizers.It will expire on August 9.

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The main candidate to win the competition is the United Stateswith players like the current No. 4 in the world Fabiano Caruana or Levon Aronian, No. 5.

India organized the Olympics in just four months, after FIDE decided not to hold the tournament in Moscow after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

44th edition of this quiz is also It was marked by the absence of Russia whose players were disqualified, and the refusal of China or Pakistan, India’s historical rivals, to participate in the match..

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