Anatoly Karpov: "From the Point of View of the Future of Chess I Would Like Carlsen to Win"

Время публикации: 26.04.2013 20:17 | Последнее обновление: 26.04.2013 20:24

In the recent interview to the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty Anatoly Karpov told whom he will be supporting at the upcoming World Championship Match:  

"If taking into account historic parallels I would perhaps support Viswanathan Anand because I have defeated him in the matches twice. Although I'm not competing (laughs) for the crown for ten years already, it is still pleasant when the guy who sits on the throne has been defeated by you twice, from a self-importance point of view  — athough it's not the time to talk about my significance — it's somehow pleasant. I think appearance of Magnus is a good sign for the progress of chess. If he becomes the world champion it will give a tremendous boost to development of chess, and especially in European countries. That's why from the point of view of the future of chess I would like Carlsen to win."

 


  


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