Chess player goes viral after falling from chair after losing in competition
Chess master Pawel Teclaf is now an online sensation after dropping back considerably after losing a match at the Blitz World Championship in Warsaw
A chess player went viral after a video of his hilarious overreaction to defeat was shared online – as it shows him flying back from his chair.
Chess superstar Pawel Teclaf has become a viral internet sensation after falling from his chair in anger after the dramatic end of a high-speed tournament, as reported by the Daily Star.
Teclaf just lost to his opponent at the FIDE World Blitz Championship in Warsaw, Poland, when he threw his weight back – knocking his chair off balance and falling flat on his back.
The 18-year-old admitted he didn’t expect his match to end in comedy, with the video becoming the highlight of the tournament with many viewers as it is shared online.
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“I just kind of lost my balance and fell,” Teclaf told FIDE after his loss.
âHe tried to help me up and give me a hand but I fell. I was very angry but when I watched the video it was funny.
âIn the morning, I was in the elevator and someone was looking at their phone and then me. She was smiling a little.
âThen when I got to my room I opened WhatsApp and saw a lot of links. Then I realized I was getting popular.
âNormally I wouldn’t behave like that but it was just – it was not planned but I just folded back into the chair and fell. I got up and shook his hand, I didn’t. haven’t scattered the pieces. “
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His Armenian opponent offered his hand to help the Pole after his accident.
However, Teclaf was more frustrated with his performance than the hilarious moment.
âI usually swing in my chair because I like it, and it was the first time I fell,â he explained.
“Then I got up quickly. Everything was fine, it was just the right moment.
âI won, totally, the whole game. First, I sacrificed a piece – objectively, it wasn’t good, I think, but it doesn’t really matter.
âWe had a maximum of ten seconds left on the clock in a race against time. I gradually messed up my position until I could no longer establish a stronghold, and then even managed to screw it up.
“In the previous game I was playing just as well until a certain point where I messed it up.”
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