Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian Chess Grandmaster, Current #1 World Chess Champion is a chess prodigy. This man is truly intelligent. His style, the way he plays, and his motivations are worth to watch for.
This Grandmaster can tell just by looking at the position of the pieces tell who played that particular game in which year. This is not only the appreciation of his memory but also of his brilliance. WOW!
He tested himself once by playing 10 chess masters simultaneously. Well, what was brilliant that he didn’t even without even looking at any of the boards. He had all the 10 boards pictured in mind and played all of them simultaneously. He admitted that he once or twice forgot a position in one of the boards, but he virtually played that particular game in his mind again in just 30 seconds.
Guess what He won ALL OF THEM!
An absolute example of brilliance. Also when he was asked what he used to do in the free time he said: “I played chess in my mind so that I can prepare my strategies for the next game”.
Not many chess players have the ability to become a grandmaster. Not many grandmasters cross the 2700 line. Only a few of those who do, achieve the 2800 rating. How cool will it be to get to know some chess quotes from him right? That chess quotes that he follows.
Here are some beautifully crafted intelligent chess quotes from this man which proves he can be anyone’s admiration. Have a look at these chess quotes.
“Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it’s OK to lose. I don’t. You have to be merciless.”
“I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn’t even have books at first, and I just played by myself. I learned a lot from that, and I feel that it is a big reason why I now have a good intuitive understanding of chess.”
“What I admired most about him (Fischer) was his ability to make what was in fact so difficult look easy to us. I try to emulate him.”
“Not winning a tournament is not an option for me, unless it’s no longer theoretically possible – then of course winning becomes impossible. But up to that point, not winning is just not an option.”
“For me right now I think being the world number one is a bigger deal than being the world champion because I think it shows better who plays the best chess. That sounds self-serving but I think it’s also right.”
“There wasn’t any particular player I modelled my game after. I tried to learn from everyone and create my own style. I studied past players. Truth be told I never had a favourite player. It’s just not my nature to go around idolising people. I just go try to learn.”
“Contrary to many young colleagues I do believe that it makes sense to study the classics.”
“It’s easy to get obsessed with chess. That’s what happened with Fischer and Paul Morphy. I don’t have that same obsession.”
“I am not some sort of freak. I might be very good at chess but I’m just a normal person.”
“I am trying to beat the guy sitting across from me and trying to choose the moves that are most unpleasant for him and his style.”
“He (Kasparov) has an extreme capacity for work, extreme determination to win and extreme perfectionism.”
“I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.”
“Self-confidence is very important. If you don’t think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them.”
“Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.”
“I don’t look at computers as opponents. For me, it is much more interesting to beat humans.”
“People ask what my goal is. I don’t have a goal.”
“Maybe if I didn’t have the talent in chess I’d find the talent in something else. The only thing I know is that I have talent in chess, and I’m satisfied with that.”
“I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.”
here is the video showing the way he plays :
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