LIVERPOOL defender Trent Alexander-Arnold’s plan to shock the world chess champion fell flat after lasting simply 17 strikes.
The Englishman vowed to trigger a shock towards Norwegian Magnus Carlsen with the assistance of newest expertise.
Alexander-Arnold, often called the “Melwood Grandmaster”, was assisted by Kaspersky Lab who used eye-tracking expertise to assist him make educated guesses as to Carlsen’s future strikes.
However it was to no avail as his opponent delivered a checkmate after simply 17 strikes.
Carlsen has been unstoppable since 2013 and can tackle American Fabiano Caruana to find out the 2018 title subsequent month.
It will not put the Liverpool ace off the sport after revealing his love for enjoying chess since a younger age.
Talking about his hidden expertise, Alexander-Arnold mentioned: “Chess, like soccer, is all about technique and ability.
“Judging when and assault, while preserving a watchful eye in your defence.
“The items, like gamers have totally different positions, locations and qualities and it’s essential know get the most effective use of them to be able to get the consequence.
“Soccer has all the time been my ardour however, alongside that I’ve all the time performed chess. It’s a launch for me.
“I’ve performed since I used to be very younger and extra not too long ago I play Ben Woodburn usually, regardless that he’s in Sheffield in the intervening time we nonetheless have time for matches.”