(Magnus Carlsen – Levon Aronian 3-1) After a dramatic quarter-final, Magnus Carlsen (31) defeated Levon Aronian (39). But there will be no ‘final dream’ against Hans Niemann (19).
There has been a storm around Magnus Carlsen in recent weeks. At the Sinquefield Cup two and a half weeks ago, he withdrew from the tournament after losing to a white cut to Hans Niemann. The two met again in the group stage of the Julius Baer Generation Cup on Monday, where Carlsen on purpose had already lost in the second move.
Since Carlsen’s loss in the Sinquefield Cup, the chess world has been marked by debate over whether Niemann cheated, a debate that has raged in recent days.
Both reached the quarter-finals of the Julius Baer Generation Cup, and it is likely that they will meet each other in the final. But for Neiman he stopped in the quarter-finals against Kwang Lim Lee, while Carlsen ousted Levon Aronian after a nerve-wracking match.
After the match, Chess24.com’s Kaja Snare asked him about his reactions after the events with Niemann in recent days.
I can tell that some people have said more supportive things to me in private than they have done in public. I understand that very well, and I really appreciate it, says Carlsen of the messages of support.
It all started in the worst possible way for Magnus Carlsen. By the white pieces he struggled in the first game against Levon Aronian on Thursday night. After he seemed to have saved himself for the first time, there was a fatal error from Carlsen, at a time when there was little time left on the clock.
– It was a dimensional roar. John Ludwig Hammer, a chess expert at TV 2, said Magnus’ error was not fully understood as the one that caused Aronian to win the first match.
But in the following matches it was Carlsen who was in charge. With the white pieces, it was Aronian’s turn to roar at the start of the second half.
– Outrageously bad by Aronian, the immediate verdict was from Hammer, who later followed up with the following verdict after Carlsen won the gala:
The drama was much less as a result of Aronian’s miserable match. He was about to lose after 12 moves with white pieces. It’s totally unacceptable, especially when you’ve won black in the previous game.
Also in the third game, Aronian was late early, and when Carlsen decided the game away with a daring pawn move, Hammer was ecstatic.
Magnus sacrifices his queen. Bastard, he’s very good at chess, shouted the chess expert.
The fourth match was even and exciting, but Carlsen defended himself well and after a fatal Aronian error, Carlsen also won the fourth match.
The Norwegian won 3-1 and reached the semi-finals on Friday. Carlsen meets Vincent Kemer in the semi-finals.
After winning the group stage on Wednesday, Carlsen spoke for the first time to the media after the Sinquefield Cup.
– Unfortunately, I can’t talk about it exactly, but people can draw their own conclusions, and they certainly did. “I have to say I’m a huge fan of Neiman and I think his mentor Maxim Dluji has done a very good job,” Carlsen told Chess24.com on Wednesday.
The fact that Carlsen singled out Dlugy, who, according to NRK chess expert, Atle Grønn, is among those “with the worst reputation”, is due to many It is seen as another hit at Nieman.
– Torstein Bae, a chess expert at NRK, told VG that it pours more fuel on the fire and gives people more to dig in.
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