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Carlsen: The Birth Of A New Genius ?

March 22, 2024

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Magnus Carlsen, considered one of the great promises of chess in recent times has been a typical case of child prodigy and is now the center of attention of the chess community who sees with astonishment the meteoric rise of this new figure world. At the time was the youngest Grandmaster in history at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days, still only managed to beat a child masters the likes of former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Short and well Dolmatov Kramnik among other major figures, also played spectacular battles with the chess legend Garry Kasparov and earns an undisputed position among the elite and experienced chess players in the heart of the fans. From its beginnings in Carlsen began to see a child prodigy: with only five years and no problem reciting the name, size and population of the 430 stocks in Norway. After a failed attempt to instill the interest of the young because of their brother, Magnus found in chess the great passion of his life. His exceptional abilities were not to expect similar results in chess so computer company Microsoft decided it had to support such an exuberant talent and became a sponsor of the little genius.

Since then, its development as a chess player was exponential. The winners of Carlsen is one of the most dense in the history of chess. At only 10 years of career to date has garnered a significant amount of victories that would be good to emphasize: was second in the World 2002 Sub12. In 2004 achieved the International Grandmaster title after winning four brilliant results in just 4 months! When the rule only requires that they be in March. In 2006, finished second in no less than the Linares tournament (something like the equivalent of Wimbledon tennis players) in one of the highest level meetings of all time being ahead of the most experienced among them chess have Veselin Topalov, Vassily Ivanchuck and Peter Leko, among others. In 2007 and 2008 repeated the feat in Linares leaving only behind the world champion Viswanathan Anand. Corus tournament champion in 2008, where he tied on points with Armenian Levon Aronian beating in direct clashes with nothing less than Kramnik and Polgar. In this version of Corus was only subdued by the world champion Vishy Anand and Peter Leko by the Serbian, but not enough to coax them was the Norwegian title.

Winner of the super-match: Carlsen vs Leko in 2008 by a score of 5-3. No doubt the future holds for him the Mozart of chess (and at some point he also dubbed the great Robert Fischer) is full of great expectations by the chess community, which sees a new icon capable Carlsen to overthrow the paradigm of the game “conservative” full of tables in the heated and complicated but not as exciting chess century. At present there are many who believe (believe) that has born a new spirit: the successor Kasparov and why not, a new Fischer. Only time and the results will know them (us) the reason if this new figure will be one of the legends of the rich history of this beautiful sport.