World Champion Magnus Carlsen visited Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology on 8th April to meet the students and guests and to give a simultaneous exhibition.
The event was organized by Runa Capital fund, Phystech-Union and Sberbank Technologies, with the purpose to give an opportunity to talented students to meet the World Chess Champion and to mark a new stage in the development of IT cluster at MIPT.
After the Q&A session hosted by Tina Kandelaki at the MIPT Concert Hall, the World Champion proceeded to play a simul against 13 students.
GM Sergey Shipov provided live commentary of the games.
Aisa Imeeva, Sergey Trofimov and Arman Geyvondyan held their own against Carlsen to secure three draws for the MIPT crowd.
“I am glad that I had such worthy opponents. The students played very well and in some games it was not easy for me to save myself. Right now they just lack experience, they play the middlegame well, but they cannot conclude a successful game with a victory. It comes with experience,” Carlsen said after the exhibition.