Magnus Carlsen

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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

I will never allow myself to think about losing!More Magnus Carlsen [11/26/2016 05:11:47]
I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.More Magnus Carlsen [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn't use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games.More Magnus Carlsen [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I got the travel bug when I was quite young. My parents took me and my sisters out of school and we travelled all over Europe. It was an eye-opening experience and, although I love Norway, I also enjoy visiting new countries. I don't get homesick.More Magnus Carlsen [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I feel sorry for players who are always lying awake at night, brooding over their games.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to have that absolute belief that you’re the best and that you’ll win every time.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My father, a fine chess player himself, has been a massive influence throughout my life.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Of course, analysis can sometimes give more accurate results than intuition but usually it’s just a lot of work. I normally do what my intuition tells me to do. Most of the time spent thinking is just to double-check.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's OK to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I learnt an enormous amount, but there came a point where I found there was too much stress. It was no fun any more. Outside of the chessboard I avoid conflict, so I thought this wasn't worth it.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn't use a computer for preparing for games at all. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games. I analyze when I'm on the computer, either my games or my opponents. But mostly my own.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I played like a child.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Nanjing games are homework by Garry Kasparov and me, [...] Today's game was provided by Garry.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Contrary to many young Colleagues, I do believe that it makes sense to study the Classics.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 learnt a lot from that, and I feel that it is a big reason why I now have a good intuitive understanding of chess.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I can’t count the times I have lagged seemingly hopelessly far behind, and nobody except myself thinks I can win. But I have pulled myself in from desperate [situations]. When you are behind there are two strategies - counter-attack or all men to the defences. I’m good at finding the right balance between those.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think there is a thing like overconfidence in chess. It's always better to be too confident than too reluctant.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I really enjoy the experience of playing humans. The psychological game is so much more important.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't consider myself a particularly young chess player. I have been playing in the best tournaments in the world since I was 16 years old. In other sports, if you have been playing for seven years, you are not a young prodigy any more. You're one of the pros.More Magnus Carlsen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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