Mouseslip can’t stop Carlsen
05 Sep 2021
Magnus Carlsen has won the first match of the Aimchess US Rapid final against Vladislav Artemiev in spite of losing one game due to a curious mouseslip. The world champion got doubts about his planned move and dragged the queen back to its original square to think more. Only when he wanted to move a minute later, he realized that a queen move to a square in between had been registered and that it was Artemiev’s turn. (Update:) Of the other games in the final Carlsen won four, drew two and lost none, scoring a clear victory and $30,000. Alireza Firouzja defaulted the match for third place in order to recover from being unwell before he travels to Stavanger for Norway Chess.