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Norwegian is surely a funny language ...
We all know how stodgy and uptight Magnus sometimes appears in his interviews, but it's a nice change seeing him talk in his mother language, where he's a lively and bright fellow, even at the age of 13. I certainly wouldn't have been able to be as equally level-headed as he was while facing Karpov. Whether he'll be the next WC? Most likely.
My Magic 8 Ball says "Maybe, ask again". Caruana is force to be reckoned with, and I think Carlsen is his equal or better, but at that level, whoever is the GM hungrier for the title, is the one that often wins. Understand too that at their level, when fame arrives, sometimes they are somewhat distracted with other projects, and their focus and preparation may suffer a bit. Most can multitask, (WGM Natalia Pogonina is also a model, and a mom), and they still can play their top level chess, but sometimes the challengers are consumed in preparation, and have the drive to beat the WC. It will certainly be a fight, no matter what, and Magnus' raw talent is exceptional. I'm not going to be surprised if a 15 year old girl from China or India doesn't arrive on the scene soon, and start wiping the board with the GMs one day. It is always anyone's game to win or lose, and Vishy proved that to Kasparov, calmly and cooly. Time will tell!- rr
I find that highly unlikely.
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