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Magnus Carlsen - should be World Champion


  • 5 years ago · Quote · #1

    Gokukid

    Alright let's face it. Nowadays people are much more interested in Magnus Carlsen than world champion Viswanathan Anand and Veselin Topalov. Magnus, at present, 19 years old, will be the highest rated player come this January 2010 FIDE list. Yes, the only teenager in history to not only break the 2800 mark but also become the highest rated player - Magnus Carlsen is already possessing the aura of a World Champion. And by goodness, this young talent is now being coached by Garry Kasparov.

    And whoever wins in the Anand-Topalov match for the WCC, personally I am rooting for Anand. And even if Anand retains the title, I'd still be following Magnus Carlsen - perhaps because I'm seeing Garry Kasparov in him, whom I followed before. Mikhail Botvinnik coached Kasparov, Kasparov coaching Carlsen, so we see the passing of the torch. Magnus Carlsen will become the embodiment of a Chess Champion who truly dominates the rest of the field, just like Paul Morphy, Jose Raul Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, and Garry Kasparov.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #2

    DrawMaster

    Very possibly. He is amazingly strong and composed for such a young person. If he achieves this goal, I hope he wears the crown well.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #3

    kco

    Yes is will be good to see Magnus going for the world tiile soon. Just wondering as the wold title match coming up next year 2010 when is the next one and is it a three years cycle? 

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #4

    philidor_position

    kco wrote:

    Yes is will be good to see Magnus going for the world tiile soon. Just wondering as the wold title match coming up next year 2010 when is the next one and is it a three years cycle?


     Not sure, I know the Candidates Tournament for the challenger will be held on 2011 though.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #5

    trigs

    carlsen will not be able to contend for challenger for the world championship until 2011 i believe.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #6

    philidor_position

    trigs wrote:

    carlsen will not be able to contend for challenger for the world championship until 2011 i believe.


     Yes, he made it certain he will participate in that candidates tournament by rating, but he'll have to win it, and it's no easy deal. I think that the WC match wouldn't be any sooner than 2012.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #7

    Estragon

    Magnus is certainly the only player contending today who could bring the level of public interest and prize money to the championship which Fischer and Kasparov did, but he is young and only "first among equals" (as Spassky described the title after beating Petrosian in 1969) still.  Aronian, Kramnik, Topalov, and Anand are all within a couple of tournaments good for them and bad for him to surpass him on the list even now, and "old" hands like Ivanchuk and Gelfand cannot be dismissed - in any given event, they could dominate.

    We are talking about players whose mistakes are often so subtle only those on their own level truly understand them.  Carlsen is a long way from the dominant position Kasparov or Fischer held over their rivals, although he has begun to demonstrate that potential already.

    It was my understanding that the World Championship, once unified, would be regularly contended on a two-year cycle, but the Candidates are virtually set now that the World Cup is completed and the venues announced (only the names of those qualifying by rating, the Anand-Topalov loser, and the organizer's 2700+ "wild card" choice remain to be made official), so perhaps the Champion will have to defend every year.  This seems reasonable, as every other professional sport requires an annual defense (most require participation in a full annual cycle of play to qualify, too - no other sport seeds last year's Champion into the Super Bowl or World Series), and with paydays for the participants running at over $ 1 million each for three weeks of play, they cannot cry too much about it.

    Carlsen will be a favorite going into any tournament or match cycle from now until probably twenty years, or more, from now, but at this moment he will be only a slight favorite.  It is frightening to recall that most of the great players seem to have reached the peak of their powers in their early thirties, and this guy has more than a year left of being a "teenager."

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #8

    orangehonda

    Personally I'd like Anand to keep the title a little longer.  Let the old guard hold out for a few more cycles.

    But weather Anand looses the title sooner or later a dominate player who is clearly at the top is always exciting IMO, and who better than Carlsen Smile

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #9

    skylark

    He does well to juggle his chess and acting careers. Does anyone know when he'll be reviving his Jason Bourne character for the next Bourne Conspiracy movie?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #10

    orangehonda

    skylark wrote:

    He does well to juggle his chess and acting careers. Does anyone know when he'll be reviving his Jason Bourne character for the next Bourne Conspiracy movie?


    lol !!

    I never thought how much he looks like Matt Damon.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #11

    nqi

    There's going to be some very interesting battles in the future - Carlsen may be leading the young guns at the moment but there's still the likes of Aronian, Karjikan and possibly So who will be competing for many years in the future.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #12

    lollolbuddha

    Gokukid wrote:

    Nowadays people are much more interested in Magnus Carlsen than world champion Viswanathan Anand .

     

     

    NO ONE  is interested about Norway's chess ROBOT

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #13

    SourinBhatt

    Well friends Radjabov is a far better chess player than Magnus....and Vishwanathan Anand is still the champ.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #14

    Scottrf

    SourinBhatt wrote:

    Well friends Radjabov is a far better chess player than Magnus....and Vishwanathan Anand is still the champ.


    Sure he is:

    Classical games: Magnus Carlsen beat Teimour Radjabov 6 to 1, with 16 draws.
    Including rapid/exhibition games: Magnus Carlsen beat Teimour Radjabov 13 to 5, with 22 draws.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #15

    Estragon

    Carlsen is pretty clearly the strongest player in the world right now, and he continues to improve.  But the World Championship isn't awarded to the best player, it must be won over the board. 

    There have been various times over chess history where a player was probably the best in the world, yet never won or even contested for a title.  Pillsbury, Rubinstein, Reshevsky, and Keres all leap to mind.

  • 13 months ago · Quote · #16

    Deantasanto

    And now, Magnus is the World champion. A prediction made four years ago is now a reality.


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