Magnus Carlsen: "Anand Taught Me Many Things In the Past, Now My Turn to Teach Him"

Tuesday, 26.11.2013 20:29

Magnus Carlsen doesn't consider Vishy Anand to the favourite to become th echallenger. He said about that during the press conference held for the Indian journalists yesterday.

"First of all, he’ll have to figure out if he wants to play in the candidates’ tournament. His results lately have not been too good. He’ll need some time to readjust. If he is able to play at his highest level, I think he can come back, but right now I don’t think he is the favourite to become the challenger," livemint.com quotes Carlsen. 

Carlsen was asked: "Is there anything at all that you have learnt from this match or Anand?"

"To be honest, I think I’ve learnt a great deal from him in the past, both by playing against him and training with him. Previously, he could outplay me in certain positions, and he could do that in ways that no else could. But I think I showed him in a way that although he has taught me many things in the past, now it’s probably my turn to teach him.

As we already reported Carlsen didn't want to name his seconds. He said only Jon Ludvig HAmmer was helping him, but his Norwegian colleague confessed in his Twitter he is not the only one to help Magnus:

"I am already thinking about defending the title and that is the reason why I don’t want to talk about my seconds too much, because they would be part of my team going forward," he said.


  


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