a Russian grandmaster, 14th world champion Vladimir Kramnik commented on his performance at the world blitz championship in Moscow, for which he won the bronze medals.
“to be honest, I didn’t expect to be able to perform successfully at the world championship and take third place. It’s a surprise for me, Kramnik said, quoted by TASS. – Overall I have played well and put themselves “good”.
Recall that Kramnik had previously reported the completion of a professional career, but decided to participate in a home world blitz championship. Winning the tournament was won by the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen won the tie-break of the American Hikaru Nakamura.