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No,thanks, I do not want to become a grandmaster.
I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn’t even have books at first, and I just played by myself. I learned a lot from that, and I feel that it is a big reason why I now have a good intuitive understanding of chess.
Magnus Carlsen, a man who earned the title of the Chess World Champion at the age of 22, an individual in whom merged intellect, fantastic flexible mind, and purposefulness, a person whom everyone wants to be alike.
For me right now I think being the world number one is a bigger deal than being the world champion because I think it shows better who plays the best chess. That sounds self-serving but I think it’s also right.
“There wasn’t any particular player I modeled my game after. I tried to learn from everyone and create my own style. I studied past players. Truth be told I never had a favorite player. It’s just not my nature to go around idolizing people. I just go try to learn”. -Carlsen
Magnus is considered to be a functional player who is faultless and almost perfect in his steps. As Luke Van Weil Said “his strength is when others don’t see any exit, Magnus is just beginning his game.
But Victor Korchnoi considered that Magnus doesn’t have any talented in chess and also, no skills generally. He just does hypnotizes his opponents. Despite all the opinions and comments today Carlsen is the best. He is the highest ranked chess player in the world since 2011.
“I am trying to beat the guy sitting across from me and trying to choose the moves that are most unpleasant for him and his style”.-Magnus Carlsen
“I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up”. - Carlsen
I remember when I met him for the first time. He was about 15 and we played and then analyzed a little after the game. It was immediately evident that he had enormous talent, of course, but the most important thing was how absorbed and interested he was.
I understood straight away that he’d be a major chess player. He had the whole combination you need, and the most important thing is to work a lot, to be hard-working… of course, unless you’re a genius like Magnus. I’m not, so I had to work a lot! – Kramnik about Carlsen
Magnus loves a sport, in general. He is good at football. Basketball, skiing and big tennis are not the exceptions.
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