Magnus Carlsen on becoming both the rapid and blitz world champion 2019!

What a phenomenal performance by Magnus Carlsen at the World Rapid and Blitz 2019. He won both the sections, the rapid one by a clear one point margin, the blitz one was very close where Magnus had to overcome Hikaru Nakamura in a blitz playoff. In this interview, which is Magnus’ last one before leaving for his hotel, we speak about his reaction of jubilation and relief after beating Nakamura in the playoff, his crazy game against Alireza Firouzja and lastly about him becoming the world champion in all formats (classical, rapid and blitz) and what he feels is his next target!

A unique interview done in the elevator of the Luzhniki stadium and the freezing cold of Moscow by IM Sagar Shah.

Video: Sagar Shah

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543 Comments

  1. I just lost 6 chess matches in a row

    This happens a lot

  2. My boy hikaru knows the shit out of the Norwegian national anthem

  3. Question: why are men & women divisions separated?? Isn’t that complete BS in this case?

  4. Etre un fort combattant et garder une modestie non feinte, c'est être très respectueux envers ses adversaires

  5. It's so funny when he celebrates, it looks like he's super happy, but couldn't care less at the same time

  6. I think you have to have a certain kind of brain to play chess in your head. I can almost do it but there's still big gaps. It's like I can only imagine like 1/6th of the board at a time.

  7. Krammnik is so taller compared to Hikaru that it looks like he got the second place finish over Hikaru LOL

  8. kramnik has his bronze medal hidden inside the suit 5:22. i'm not sure if such ego is to be looked up to or to be scorned at.

  9. Magnus Carlsen.. the ONLY man on planet earth who can walk through a metal scanner detector alarm.. & keep walking #LEGENDERY

  10. He may deserves it but I thnk he SGD chnge his attitude a little bit

  11. Kramik is tall. Daym he is in 3rd position yet he is taller than Hikaru lol 🤦‍♂️

  12. First time someone celebrates his win without song

  13. Love how kramnik is taller than hikaru even though hes standing on the 3rd place, and almost as tall as magnus

  14. Came here after World Rapid and Blitz 2021 interview.

  15. Who all are watching this after the 2021 blitz And rapid championship?..Let's hope this happens the 3rd time and it becomes a tradition as magnus mentioned

  16. Magnus raising his hands after.winning that game coz…hes feeling he is.the only man who become world champ in 3 formats…grats mags..

  17. 5:17 lol at Kramnik still being taller than Hikaru, even though Hikaru is higher on the podium xD

  18. When a sportman over reacts, mostly of time means drugs.

  19. Magnus's emotional and body language all look like a real life Napolean Dynomite. It is hilarious.

  20. This stuff is amazing to watch when you're high

  21. Magnus looks like he will be using those trophies as a door stopper. Hikaru looks like he wants to steal one.

  22. These guys are a little awkward. They don’t look each other in the eyes when they hand shake lol what’s up with that?

  23. I have never seen such dim faces on loses in my life.. 😂😂

  24. certainly magnus got a bit lucky against alireza – even magnus acknowledges it. magnus is class act being so mature – saying alireza should not be so harshly condemned. these guys are all held to such high standards and alireza was only 16 here.

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