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Magnus Carlsen - "the Mozart of Chess"


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #42

    Estragon

    bigpoison wrote:

    Y'all know, right, that Carlsen could blow out his shoulder and never pitch again, right?

    Kershaw's got a ways to go yet to match Koufax.

    Koufax might never have matched Koufax if not for a Dodger scout who happened to be watching his own team in spring training.  He noticed that Koufax was trying to throw so hard he was taking his head back so far he took his eye off the plate. 

    It was when Koufax corrected for this that he gained real control in addition to his frightening speed, and began setting records.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #43

    varelse1

    Well, it's official now. Magnus Carlsen's going 2851+ now, whether he wants to or not!

    Folks are tolking about him being 2900 by next spring.

    Kinda doubt that, though. Magnus draws too much. And he will be dropping major points drawing a "mere 2750."

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #44

    Dargone

    The guy at around 9 minutes says - "he has a very deep understanding of chess." Really?!? Thanks for letting us know :D

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #45

    Elubas

    He probably just means it sticks out in particular.

    Yeah, Magnus does have a decent amount of draws, though not in the 2012 London Smile. Of course, he is probably having an above average tournament. If he could perform like this all the time, using the performance calculation, he would literally be above 3000 Smile

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #46

    KeyserSzoze

    pfren wrote:

    Well, nobody is perfect, not even Carlsen: he is a Real Madrid fan.

    mr ivanchuk is also a real madrid fan

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #47

    varelse1

    KeyserSzoze wrote:
    pfren wrote:

    Well, nobody is perfect, not even Carlsen: he is a Real Madrid fan.

    mr ivanchuk is also a real madrid fan

    Which would explain why he refused to take that drug test.......

    Tongue Out


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