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yeah, Magnus has generated very positive news for chess.
You must be joking. To have a 19 year old kid who isn't fit and definitely isn't very smart as world champion?!? He's more like an embarrassment.
Nonetheless I'm glad he exists as he shows just how useless and what meaningless nonsense chess really is.
coming from norway i know that magnus plays alot of football, tennis and other sports so it puzzles my mind why you think he isnt fit enough when he is more fit than 95% of chessplayers. DEFINITELY not smart? please elaborate
Having some personality definitely helps (consider Peyton Manning's social impact), but if it's true that he has none, his talent alone has undoubtedly drawn additional attention to the game.
If you need the "charisma" of Fischer, then i feel sorry for you. Carlsen is already a legend and phenomenon. And if he is non charismatic for people who can't distinguish the knight and bishop then who cares. To me and million other chess players he is one of the games' highest authorities/
oh jeez ...
what's retarded is the opinions of carlsen away from the chess board. who gives a shit what he looks like, whether he exercises and what his particular proclivities are!
is he an outstanding chess player? yes ... end of argument.
this is a chess forum, for the appreciation of chess. carlsen brings more to chess than 95% of the members of this place.
if you want to bitch about such irrelevant issues, i suggest you go and do so on your fantastic myspace blogs. leave chess to the people who appreciate it and enjoy it ... and aren't wrapped up in whether the world's number 1 player is "interesting enough" for your meagre opinions.
i really wish mods would up the standards and make these forums a little more respectable. it's embarrassing to read some of the tripe coming from the mouths of those who frequent this site.
I have been told Tiger Woods and a lot of these other athletes are"charismatic" but I don't find any of them remotely interesting in aninterview. The same applies to most actors. In interviews they are rarely asinteresting as the characters they portray. I would rather listen to Kasparov or Carlsen.
i guess using your sparetime beeing a keyboardwarrior on forums bashing players better than yourself is your definition of a cool personality then. magnus apologists? you really dont like this guy
Leave it to the chess fanatics to defend a social retard.
The Magnus apologists seem to relish the fact that chess is only appreciated by a select few. As if chess is the domain of those who shun the mainstream by choice rather than desperation.
Shouldn't that be - Leave it to the chess fanatics to defend the world's best player, a chess prodigy...? He's a phenomenal player, and from the insight shown in your commentary, I'd imagine he has far more 'charisma' than you, as well.
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