Why Magnus Carlsen is so overrated?

OAlienChessO

Ok.  He only got a draw with a pretty girl from Georgia a few weeks ago in a Chess Open .  Topalov, Grischuk, Hammer and many others  have defeated over the board several times this year . 

Is this guy only marketing? another Justin Bieber? another CR7 ?   elite chess is about play quality chess or is just a big hoax?  

I bet ten thousand dollars  i can beat him in a death match to 11 games. 


notmtwain
Viulindar wrote:

Ok.  He only got a draw with a pretty girl from Georgia a few weeks ago in a Chess Open .  Topalov, Grischuk, Hammer and many others  have defeated over the board several times this year . 

Is this guy only marketing? another Justin Bieber? another CR7 ?   elite chess is about play quality chess or is just a big hoax?  

I bet ten thousand dollars  i can beat him in a death match to 11 games. 


Your best win is against somebody rated 1000 points below Magnus.

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Viulindar wrote:

Ok.  He only got a draw with a pretty girl from Georgia a few weeks ago in a Chess Open.


And won the the open...

lolurspammed

Magnus could probably still beat you if he was dead.

pfren
Viulindar wrote:
I bet ten thousand dollars  i can beat him in a death match to 11 games. 

Any chance you are a counterfeiter by profession?

IpswichMatt
delagarza1 wrote:

Magnus Carlsen is not overrated...

Yup. I suspect Carlsen's rating exactly reflects his results.

IpswichMatt

That's what I meant Lasker - to say that Carlsen or any other active GM is over-rated is an oxymoron.

pfren

WTF, he is WAY overrated: That patzer never won a single game against the World's #1 since July 2011!   Tongue Out

EscherehcsE

Sweden don't like Norway? Whaaa?

IpswichMatt

What happened to the Greek lady who kept starting new threads saying how much she hated Carlsen?

I miss those threads.

Robert_New_Alekhine

I suspect it's the same person.

EscherehcsE
IpswichMatt wrote:

What happened to the Greek lady who kept starting new threads saying how much she hated Carlsen?

I miss those threads.

Well, all of those threads were interchangeable. You've read one, you've read them all.

IpswichMatt
Robert_New_Alekhine wrote:

I suspect it's the same person.

Same person as who?

Wezzyfish

He is not the most exciting player and not my favorite to study, but to say he is over-rated is taking it a little far.  Anybody with the rating and prestige he has could not be over-rated.  He is a very fine player, currently ranked #1 in the world, and that won't last forever, but I'll still never be as good as he is.

OAlienChessO

Carlsen is a lucky champion ,   do you remember the way he won the candidates?  In the penultimate round, he could not win to Radjabov, the position it was an easy draw ( a draw= kramnik win ) ,and then suddenly  Radjabov make strange moves and he loses! .

He lost the last round too vs Svidler   like an amateur he lost the nerve where a real champion (like karpov,kasparov,federer...)  show to the world they are the best in his sport , no more tricks,  win by K.O  . Carlsen victories are Pyrrhic and hollow.

if just only kramnik had make draw vs Ivanchuk , Bye Bye Carlsen . HAHA but this guy is too lucky. Kramnik lost with a Pirc !!!  it was surreal watch kramnik played that opening . 

the best player in history is Anand or Karpov,  give your opinion here who is the best for you . 

Carlsen was frightened too in the second match vs Vishy,  he made the blunder greatest of all time but then luckily for him,  over and over again, he was lucky and his opponent failed and blunder too!!.

Carlsen´s fortune  only can be explain by karmic or astrological factors or maybe the gods (or aliens)  are playing with us and sell us this farce to laugh at us , the sheeps  . 



macer75

I think it's mostly because of his age. People tend to root for fresh faces who reach the elite level at a young age. It's understandable, of course, but it does mean that at times people will think that he's better than he actually is.

SmyslovFan

GPE is back.

lolurspammed

Sounds more like Thessa to me.

DJTrump2016

There is no prodigy yet. Magnus is clearly overrated. He has no competition at the moment. He drew to a nobody recently. He wasn't even playing handicapped either. How does a world champion draw to a nobody? Magnus will decline when he has actual competition, not just old GMs.

Robert_New_Alekhine
IpswichMatt wrote:
Robert_New_Alekhine wrote:

I suspect it's the same person.

Same person as who?

As that greek lady you mentioned/