World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is participating in the Aimchess Rapid which kicked off yesterday with the Preliminary stage on chess24.com. After eight played rounds, Carlsen scores 17 points and ties for the second place with Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
In the Day 2 interview, Carlsen said he thought yesterday was one of the worst days on the 2022 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour in terms of his play: “I thought my performance yesterday was maybe the worst I’ve played on one day on the Tour. The score wasn’t that bad, but the play was simply very very bad. Today wasn’t too great either, but it was a little bit better“. Speaking about recent developments on cheating stories which became the top news of mass media, Magnus explained that there are a lot of things he could say and added that he thinks it’s good that the attitude about cheating is changing: “I think in general terms, it’s good that the attitude is changing“. See the complete interview within the Day 2 live coverage video: