The recently finished World Blitz Championship in Berlin was not without its lighter moment when it suddenly dawned on Norwegian boywonder Magnus Carlsen that he was NOT going to add this year’s World Blitz Championship to his long list of laurels…
Nobody would deny that being world champion carries a lot of responsibility and pressure, but Carlsen seemed unable to maintain his usual self-control. And unfortunately quite a bit was caught on film and picked up the media.
Carlsen later explained his behaviour. “I’m very disappointed with myself,” Carlsen told a press conference after the championship. “One thing is the game, but what I’m most disappointed in is how I tackled it.” “I realise it looks pretty stupid to spin round and round and punch your hands in the air and then storm out like a moron.”
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