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Magnus Carlsen’s Mind-Blowing Memory of Historic Chess Matches

How many historic chess games can Magnus Carlsen recognize just by looking at the placement of chess pieces on the board? It turns out a lot. And that’s partly what makes him the reigning World Chess Champion. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider foll...
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Magnus Carlsen’s Remarkable Memory

Watch as David Howell sets up several historical chess positions and quizzes world champion Magnus Carlsen on them. Spoiler alert: he knows them all. The one he gets in just four moves after opening is just…otherworldly. Carlsen is one of a number of world class performers that have prodigious memory skills. See also LeBron James Has a Photographic Memory, Xavi Hernández identifying goals he scored (and the final scores of those matches), Aaron Rodgers’ memory of his significant plays, and ...
Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez, Magnus Carlsen, Jason Kottke, David Howell, Carlsen, LeBron James Has, David Howell Magnus Carlsen


Ian Nepomniachtchi will not be able to play next to Russia flag against Carlsen

As Magnus Carlsen prepares for a two-day final with his old rival Hikaru Nakamura, Wada’s ban on Russia has reached chessIan Nepomniachtchi’s feat in qualifying as Magnus Carlsen’s official challenger in a €2m, 14-game world title series at Dubai in November was subsequently hit on two fronts. First, having won the Candidates with a round to spare, Nepomniachtchi lost Tuesday’s dead rubber in Ekaterinburg. A more significant blow came on Friday, however, when he learned that he is not allowed to...
Tags: China, Russia, Sport, Dubai, Wada, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, World Anti Doping Agency, Carlsen, Ding, Ekaterinburg, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Hikaru Nakamura Wada, Nepomniachtchi


Garry Kasparov: ‘Why become a martyr? I can do much more outside Russia’

The chess grandmaster on speaking out against Vladimir Putin and why he cannot choose the best player ever“I haven’t stopped my fight against the regime,” says Garry Kasparov, his words bristling with defiance and quiet rage. “I’m not lowering my voice. Putin is not just a Russian imperialist. He has a much bigger agenda. He is an existential threat to the free world.”It would have been easy for the greatest chess player in history to stay quiet after fleeing Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on p...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Sport, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Kasparov


Chess: Humiliated Magnus Carlsen eliminated from his own tournament

The world champion lost his semi-final against Russian champion Ian Nepomniachtchi in the $200,000 Carlsen Invitational Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has been having a hard time in the $1.5m online Meltwater Champions Tour, supported by his own company Play Magnus Group. There are 10 qualifying tournaments leading to a final in the autumn and Carlsen, 30, who won the 2020 Tour, has so far this year been knocked out four times.The first three Tour events were won by the US champion Wesley S...
Tags: US, Sport, Azerbaijan, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Wesley So, Magnus Carlsen Invitational, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Carlsen Invitational Magnus Carlsen, Play Magnus Group, Teimour Radjabov


Why Grandmasters Are Playing the Worst Move in Chess

An otherwise meaningless game during Monday's preliminary stage of the $200,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational left a pair of grandmasters in stitches while thrusting one of chess's most bizarre and least effective openings into the mainstream. From a report: Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States had already qualified for the knockout stage of the competition with one game left to play between them. Carlsen, the world's top-ranked player and reigning world champion, start...
Tags: US, Tech, United States, Norway, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Nakamura, Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen Invitational, Hotbox Variation Don, Peter Leko


Double bongcloud: why grandmasters are playing the worst move in chess

A move so bad you’d have to be stoned to think it was a good idea. But chess’ grandmasters are taking it to the mainstreamAn otherwise meaningless game during Monday’s preliminary stage of the $200,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational left a pair of grandmasters in stitches while thrusting one of chess’s most bizarre and least effective openings into the mainstream.Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura of the United States had already qualified for the knockout stage of the competition with one...
Tags: US, Sport, United States, Norway, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Nakamura, Hikaru Nakamura, Magnus Carlsen Invitational


The Morning Watch: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Chess Analysis, Stuntmen React to ‘Hard Target’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, listen to a world chess champion analyze some of the chess scenes from the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. Plus, hear what stuntmen have to say about Hard Target, Project Power, The Rundown and some H...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Netflix, Chris-Rock, Hall, Magnus Carlsen, Eddie-Murphy, Dave-Chappelle, Richard Pryor, Tambourine, Video Of The Day, Arsenio Hall, The Morning Watch, The Rundown, Gui DaSilva, Project Power


Learn How to Play Chess Online: Free Chess Lessons for Beginners, Intermediate Players & Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2fcenx7KU The most desired Christmas gift of 2020? A chess set. It’s certainly desired, at any rate, by the rapt viewers of The Queen’s Gambit, the acclaimed Netflix miniseries that debuted in October. Created by screenwriter-producers Scott Frank and Allan Scott, its seven episodes tell the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan in 1950s Kentucky who turns out to be a chess prodigy, then goes on to become a world-class player. During the Cold War, the intellec...
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Learn How to Play Chess Free Online: Tutorials for Beginners, Intermediate Players & Beyond

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM2fcenx7KU The most desired Christmas gift of 2020? A chess set. It’s certainly desired, at any rate, by the rapt viewers of The Queen’s Gambit, the acclaimed Netflix miniseries that debuted in October. Created by screenwriter-producers Scott Frank and Allan Scott, its seven episodes tell the story of Beth Harmon, an orphan in 1950s Kentucky who turns out to be a chess prodigy, then goes on to become a world-class player. During the Cold War, the intellec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Games, College, Kentucky, New York City, Earth, Netflix, Seoul, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Nabokov, Facebook Twitter, Walter Tevis, Allan Scott, Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer


Magnus Carlsen: 'Chess has not been very kind to women over the years'

The world champion has praised Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and thinks it would be close if he played the fictional Beth HarmonOn his Instagram feed, Magnus Carlsen imagined a photoshopped match against Beth Harmon, the fictional heroine of Netflix’s smash hit chess series The Queen’s Gambit. “I think it would be close,” he wrote.In reality, Carlsen stands alone at the top of the global game, the unrivalled great of his generation. But he says there is no reason a real world Harmon could no...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Harmon, Beth Harmon, Queen 's Gambit, Beth HarmonOn


Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
Tags: New York, London, Kentucky, White House, Russia, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Jeff Daniels, Nba, Moscow, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Mlb


Magnus Carlsen's 125-game unbeaten streak ended by Jan-Krzysztof Duda

All good things must come to an end, and so it was that Magnus Carlsen's record-breaking streak without defeat in classical chess was halted by Jan-Krzysztof Duda on Saturday.
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Magnus Carlsen has conquered the world of chess. Now he's setting his sights on fantasy football

Magnus Carlsen, the best chess player on the planet, should have been focusing on a match with the talented Chinese player Ding Liren in a renowned online tournament on a summery Sunday in July.
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Magnus Carlsen wins richest and most-watched online chess event ever

There's just no stopping Magnus Carlsen.
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Chess: Carlsen throws game in record four moves after Ding disconnects

Magnus Carlsen has set numerous records in his career, but few would have expected the 29-year-old Norwegian to lose the shortest ever game, four moves, by a world champion. Carlsen met China’s world No3 Ding Liren on Tuesday in the semi-final of the $150,000 online Chessable Masters. With a minute left each, Ding disconnected, a recurring problem for China’s elite players, and the rules gave Carlsen a win by forfeit.
Tags: News, China, Sports, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Ding, Ding Liren


Magnus Carlsen: 'My emotions are usually outside my body and that's not what you usually connect to a chess player.'

Greatness cannot be achieved without sacrifice. While it is the fire that burns inside that fuels the brilliance, the pursuit for perfection can also torment, turning relationships to ashes and niggling at the soul. The gifted can be loved and disliked. They can achieve immortality but still be flawed. They are, after all, human. But, ultimately, their extraordinary talent overshadows everything.
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Magnus Carlsen's next move is to launch $1 million online chess tour

Magnus Carlsen, the chess superstar, is making a new move to boost the sport's popularity.
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Magnus Carlsen wins $70,000 as he triumphs in richest online chess tournament ever

World champion Magnus Carlsen has won the richest online chess tournament in history, bagging the history-making $70,000 winner's prize Sunday.
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Magnus Carlsen gets revenge on 16-year-old Iranian sensation in world's richest online chess tournament

A few days after he was shocked by 16-year-old chess sensation Alireza Firouzja, world champion Magnus Carlsen has enacted his revenge on the Iranian.
Tags: Cnn, Magnus Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja


16-Year-Old Beat World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to Win 'Banter Blitz Cup'

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup. Alireza Firouzja defeated the Norwegian 8.5-7.5 in the final of the online quickfire knockout contest -- where players must comment verbally on their moves, and their opponents, during the game -- to claim the $14,000 prize... After 7 months and 131 matches, the series of three-minute games involving 128 contestants...
Tags: France, Tech, Cnn, Moscow, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja, Firouzja, Iran Firouzja


Iranian teen shocks chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen to win $14,000 prize

A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup.
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Alexander: Coronavirus? It’s business as usual in the NFL

Nature abhors a vacuum, right? So maybe it makes a peculiar sort of sense that as the rest of the sports world has shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the National Football League has not only proceeded with business as usual but has become the only game in town. Figuratively, of course. The NFL’s advantage is that it’s not actually playing games, which doesn’t mean that there aren’t things to postpone or precautions to take. The February combine might be the last actual football-type...
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Rams weigh Todd Gurley trade, pass on tags as NFL free agency opens

Unlike much of the country, the Rams were open for business on the first day of NFL free-agent season. The Rams’ first move was to keep their free-agent options open by declining to spend millions of dollars on a franchise tag to keep linebacker Cory Littleton or edge rusher Dante Fowler, and refusing to shell out what was needed to stop defensive lineman Michael Brockers from leaving for the Baltimore Ravens. By afternoon, their tantalizing options were expanding beyond free-agent signings to i...
Tags: Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, Todd Gurley, Nfc, Las Vegas, Carolina Panthers


World Chess Champion Plays Recklessly Online Using a Pseudonym (slashdot)

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has been sneaking onto online chess sites using stupid pseudonyms and taunting his opponents by using pointless maneuvers with names like "the Bongcloud." One YouTube commenter calls it "a revolution in the history of chess." Slate documents the antics in an article titled "DrDrunkenstein's Reign of Terror." "DrDrunkenstein" is one of many aliases Magnus Carlsen has played under during the past two years, when he went on a killing spree across the speed che...
Tags: News, Magnus Carlsen, Mozart, Dre, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, EditorDavid, Bongcloud One YouTube, DannyTheDonkey, DrDrunkenstein, Lichess


World Chess Champion Plays Recklessly Online Using a Pseudonym

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has been sneaking onto online chess sites using stupid pseudonyms and taunting his opponents by using pointless maneuvers with names like "the Bongcloud." One YouTube commenter calls it "a revolution in the history of chess." Slate documents the antics in an article titled "DrDrunkenstein's Reign of Terror." "DrDrunkenstein" is one of many aliases Magnus Carlsen has played under during the past two years, when he went on a killing spree across the speed che...
Tags: Tech, Magnus Carlsen, Mozart, Dre, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Bongcloud One YouTube, DannyTheDonkey, DrDrunkenstein, Lichess


Fast-and-Loose Culture of Esports is Upending Once Staid World of Chess

Grandmasters and upstarts are reinventing the game online, becoming its most visible ambassadors and arguably its first entertainers. From a report: On Twitch, the most popular internet platform to livestream esports, time spent watching chess has risen by more than 500 percent since 2016, according to data from the company. With that consumption has come some money, mostly donations from viewers facilitated by Twitch but also in sponsorship dollars. That growth persuaded Botez in September to t...
Tags: Tech, Esports, Magnus Carlsen, Newzoo, Botez, Justin Dellario Twitch


Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten run in chess

Chess great Magnus Carlsen made history Tuesday as he extended his unbeaten run to 111 successive classical games, breaking the 110-game streak set by Sergei Tiviakov in 2005.
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Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history

• World’s No 1 chess player makes it 111 games without defeat• Carlsen eclipses record set by Russia’s Sergei Tiviakov in 2005Magnus Carlsen has completed another record-breaking achievement as the world’s No 1 chess player made it 111 games without defeat, the longest such streak in history.The 29-year-old drew against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament to edge past the record of 110 classical games unbeaten, set by the Russian Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Contin...
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Current chess champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the top fantasy soccer players in the world

The Premier League’s official fantasy football league has over seven million entrants. And as of a few days, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was number one in the league. As of this writing, he's down to third place. Apparently, Norwegians tend to do well in the league: Carlsen, like many Norwegians, is obsessed with both the Premier League and its fantasy league spin-off. In 2017, eight players from Norway were in the top 50 FPL players in the world. Along with a "phenomenal memory for P...
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