Kasparov Versus Carlsen
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With Magnus Carlsen now the #1 on the official FIDE ranking list by a clear margin, and closing in on Garry Kasparov's record 2851 Elo, you have to wonder how they would fare in a match against one another.
Sadly, unless Kasparov decides abandon his political career and return to chess full-time, we will never know.
But at least we do have two games that were played between them back in 2004 when Carlsen was a mere pup of 13 years. They were only rapid games, but it gives a tantalising glimpse of what could have been a great rivalry.
With the white pieces the young Carlsen made the great champion sweat before a draw was reached. When Kasparov had the white pieces he showed no mercy.
The notes are from the original Chessbase article here, which also includes a photo of the two facing each other across the board!