Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

For the first time in a long time, I’m seriously interested in chess at the higher levels.  This year we have the challenger, 22 year old Magnus Carlsen, taking on 5 time champion Vishy Anand.  It seems 99% of everyone I’ve talked to think Magnus Carlsen should absolutely destroy Anand.  After all, he has Gary Kasparov, one of, if not the best chess player of this generation, as well as loads of innate talent.  He’s also the highest rated player in FIDE.  Ever.  Even higher than Gary Kasparov and people thought his rating was unheard of. (more…)