Carlsen on women in chess
Carlsen gave his opinion of why women are not among the top chess players, "I think it has mainly to do with tradition. I don't think there are genetic reasons why women shouldn't be among the best. Just perhaps one thing favours the man: you have to be merciless. I know some of even the strongest female players of all time have said they sometimes feel sorry for their opponent. That makes it hard to reach the very top."