Magnus Carlsen Profile On CBS [UPDATED]

Magnus Carlsen Profile On CBS [UPDATED]

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The US TV Network CBS is broadcasting a show about chess, and in particular Magnus Carlsen, on Sunday 19 February at 7pm ET/PT.

A brief preview can be seen here. The program is part of the CBS news "60 Minutes" magazine.

By way of comparison, a 40-year old interview with Bobby Fischer is now available to view as well.

For those who couldn't watch it - the video is here, or on YouTube here!

There are also several 'web extras' available:

Chess on the mind - Bob Simon brought chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to a London tourist site to see what the 21-year-old is like away from the chess board. Turns out, he's still thinking about chess.

A chess prodigy explains how his mind works - Inside the amazing mind of Magnus Carlsen, the number one chess player in the world.

Fame of a chess celebrity - Magnus Carlsen is the best chess player in the world, as well as a sometimes fashion model. The 21-year-old is starting to see the effects of his celebrity.

Why Magnus Carlsen is extraordinary - Frederic Friedel -- whose company, Chess Base, publishes the world's most popular chess program -- explains why Magnus Carlsen is "the most extraordinary chess player ... in a long, long time."

"Chess is a brutal game" - Chess grandmaster Danny King explains why a game that looks calm and meditative is really all-out war.

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