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Magnus Carlsen - Quotes

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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.

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.

If you want to get to the top, there's always the risk that it will isolate you from other people. ---->>>

I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.

I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.

Once you're a chess player, you spend a lot of time thinking about the game and you can't get it completely out of your head. ---->>>

Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's okay to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless. ---->>>

I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly. ---->>>

I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.

I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.

Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything. ---->>>

I honestly don't read that much. Obviously I read chess books - in terms of favorites, Kasparov's 'My Great Predecessors' is pretty good. ---->>>

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.

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.

One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people - men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach. ---->>>

I enjoy hiking and skiing, like most Norwegians. In winter, there will be snow for months on end. In the summer, there are the long evenings to enjoy. ---->>>

My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It's easy for me to get along with chess players. Even though we are all very different, we have chess in common. ---->>>

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 was lucky enough to attend schools where they were understanding about when I needed to go abroad to play chess. Of course, socially it is important to go to school and interact with people your own age. ---->>>

It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people. ---->>>

Unfortunately I'm still not a fashion expert. ---->>>

My father, a fine chess player himself, has been a massive influence throughout my life. ---->>>

I'm not really into rap. ---->>>

It's nice to be financially secure. Apart from that, I really don't care too much about money. ---->>>

People ask what my goal is. I don't have a goal. ---->>>

Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport. ---->>>

Right now I'm really happy with how things are going with my chess career, so I'm not thinking of doing anything else. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Norwegian
Born: 11-30, 1990
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Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩]; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, Carlsen earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 years and 148 days. Native to Tønsberg, Carlsen learned to play chess aged 5 and participated in his first tournament at the age of 8 (wikipedia)