Carlsen on Some Superstitions During the Match Against Anand

Время публикации: 26.12.2013 18:20 | Последнее обновление: 26.12.2013 18:31

Magnus Carlsen was interviewed by Norwegian TV-Channel VGTV, he talked of some superstitions during his match against Vishy Anand. 

"There weren't a lot of superstitions," the world champion smiled. "For instance, my play during first two games wasn't any great, so I threw away the pen I used to write down the moves. I got another pen and things went better. I don't think that is in direct connection, but it definitely influenced my mood. 

Or another example, I was asked to sign the book about Botvinnik - Tal match of 1960. The 23-year-old Tal won the match but a year later he lost the title and never got it back. I had to disappoint the fan leaving without my signature, but signing the book at the time when I was fighting for the title would be the same as if I have signed the death warrant for myself.

Maybe I look too superstitious, but most of chess players are such."


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