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Aryan Tari: I was afraid Magnus won’t be my friend after I played this line

Aryan Tari defeated Magnus Carlsen in the 7th round of Norway Chess. Tari chose to play a solid line as White in the game with classical time control, then winning an Armageddon to score a victory against the reigning World Chess Champion.

In a post-match interview, Tari said he was afraid Magnus won’t be his friend anymore: “To be honest, I was afraid he (Magnus Carlsen) won’t be my friend after I played this line. But chess is a sport, you need to think about yourself. It’s a bit drawish (line), but I was a bit tired. I’ve had so exhausting games in the last three days and I decided to play solid.”. Replay the games here.

Aryan added it feels very good to defeat the World Champion. See the whole interview below.
Read more: Norway announces team for 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 / Behind the scenes – Carlsen and his team prepare for the World Championship Match

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