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Magnus Carlsen v The World - LIVE!

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/10/10, 8:30 AM.

If you've been a living in a cave for the last few weeks you might have missed the fact the Magnus Carlsen is playing a chess match versus the world.

The match is sponsored by G-Star and is powered by Chess.com.

Magnus has the white pieces and the match kicks off at 12:00 New York time.

GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Mixime Vachier-Lagrave and Judit Polgar will suggest moves for "The World" team, which they can vote on.

Official Site link HERE

It should be a blast! Let's take down the best player in the world! Cool

Chess.com's inimitable Danny Rensch is also covering the game live here.

For maximum enjoyment switch your chess engines off and engage your grey matter instead!

Good luck everybody!  Feel free to discuss the game in the comments below!

 


UPDATE: MAGNUS BEATS THE WORLD IN 44 MOVES!

 

 

 

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  • 4 years ago

    Rhave12

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  • 4 years ago

    Saif-F

    by Ajetovsk - 8 days ago

    Carlsen is really good, but it'll have been fairer if the most voted moves strictly by the world would have been chosen. I mean...not everyone voting would use a computer to cheat...but still, the game might end up easier for Carlsen, since most of the world chess players aren't GMs...lol

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    I agree withe you 100% Smile

  • 4 years ago

    robertpoisson

    why always against? better is WITH the world

  • 4 years ago

    Subicboy

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  • 4 years ago

    Subicboy

    magnus one pawn to beat the world its amazing ,the world need a rematch and represent this grandmaster like anand, krammnik, gelfand if magnus beat the world again ,i would say hes great to prove it.

  • 4 years ago

    Ajetovsk

    Carlsen is really good, but it'll have been fairer if the most voted moves strictly by the world would have been chosen. I mean...not everyone voting would use a computer to cheat...but still, the game might end up easier for Carlsen, since most of the world chess players aren't GMs...lol

  • 4 years ago

    Magnutized

    Wlapre:

    "he's great, no doubt, but #1, not until he beats the WC. Anand is #1 right now."

    Depends on how you define number one: Magnus is number one in terms of rating and performance over the last year (it's no coincidence that his rating has increased from 2772 one year ago, to 2826 today). Even Anand said recently that Magnus is currently the best chess player in the world, if you take his performance in the last year into consideration (he has won almost every tournament he's participated in, as well).

    Of course, Anand is still the world champion, so in this regard he holds the highest title and is formally the world's strongest player. I just think it's important to emphasize that a formal title doesn't necessarily mean that you're also the strongest practical player in the world (although that's often the case).

  • 4 years ago

    leoz08

    I do not participate in vote chess here in chess.com because I don't believe in it. It is for the very reason that too many cooks spoil the broth. Magnus Carlsen against the world will never give glory to the world nor to chess. It will only give glory to Carlsen.

  • 4 years ago

    karplak3

    What a childish attitude to chess, taking class and turning it in to glass. This is an insult to the GAME.

  • 4 years ago

    primecuriosdotcom

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  • 4 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Many thanks to Judit Polgar, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Hikaru Nakamura for being good sports and putting themselves into this novelty situation for the good of the game. They were all aware that too many cooks spoil the broth (especially thousands of amateur cooks), yet they did their best to make this a fun event for all involved. I enjoyed every hectic minute of it.

  • 4 years ago

    PeterHenderson

    All the best players would beat "the world." If nothing else, Nakamura and Polgar don't need any advice from me. Nor should they have to worry about whether I will vote for their suggested move.

    The game looked very amateurish on the world's side. Black plays on the queenside where he is weaker, then belatedly tries to attack on the kingside? Terrible. Especially against a positional monster like Carlsen. Nak and Polgar should have gone for a closed position and tried to build up an attack on the king. Just my two cents.

    Carlsen's very likeable, but he's got so much going for him that he must be careful not to come across as a pretty boy who feels entitled. I played ping pong against the poet Yevtushenko once and he had this entourage oohing and ahhing over his every twitch just because he was so cool -- I can picture Carlsen with a throng of adoring females beaming love vibes at him from the gallery. That's the sort of image he needs to stay away from, or he'll alienate the average players. But he seems to be a good kid.

  • 4 years ago

    dean_sam

    carlsen i dare you play with me!

  • 4 years ago

    wlapre

    he's great, no doubt, but #1, not until he beats the WC. Anand is #1 right now.

  • 4 years ago

    OnetwoZero

    this game's just for show. Don't feel bad about it. Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    kunduk

    he's a genius!!! congrats..

  • 4 years ago

    alex28_s

    everithing wase premeditat guys:)carlsen must wine this gamne this is it thats all he is the choisent one who will bring the chess up in front where it should be thats wy the 3 gms choise the indian thats all guys carlsen must wine .he is the ffuture lol i donth beleve it he is not good enough!!!

  • 4 years ago

    jaycsa

    Congratulation Magnus !!!!CoolCoolCool

  • 4 years ago

    savays

    I love chess!!!! More than меховой конверт!!!

  • 4 years ago

    Magnutized

    Sittingpawn:

    "On a side note I loved Nakamura's defiant tweets after the game about how he looked forward to beating Magnus 1-on-1 in the near future. Got to give him credit, he doesn't fear Carlsen."

    Perhaps not, but he does come off as not only arrogant, but envious as well. He believes he's a stronger chess player than Carlsen simply because he beat Carlsen in a blitz match. But blitz isn't the same thing as classical chess. Even Kosteniuk has beaten Carlsen in blitz (and she's barely rated above 2500), but that doesn't make her a stronger player than Carlsen at classical time controls.

    It's also interesting that Nakamura believes he outplayed Carlsen in their classical games, although these games were quite even and ended in draws. An even  performance against a single player isn't necessarily indicative of general strength. We all know that certain playstyles can make it easier for one player to play against another, but in practice you need to play well against a variety of opponents.

    And this is one of the reasons why Carlsen is rated much higher than Nakamura. Carlsen simply performs better against a wider range of opponents (especially those rated above 2700). Perhaps Nakamura should be reminded of his abysmal score against Svidler? (zero wins, 7 losses, apart from draws. Nakamura even lost his blitz games against Svidler). Svidler totally owns Nakamura.

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