Magnus Carlsen ranks the World Chess Champions
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Magnus Carlsen ranks the World Chess Champions

How does Magnus Carlsen rate his great predecessors as World Chess Champions on genius, entertainment, influence and sanity? We got to find out in a series of videos made for the New in Chess Classic, in which he assessed the 11th to the 16th World Champions, i.e. Bobby Fischer, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and himself! He also looked at arguably the two greatest female players of all time, Judit Polgar and Hou Yifan, and rated the top player in each category going back to the likes of Jose Capablanca and Mikhail Tal.

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  • Reports May 1, 2021 | 10:34 AM 6

    New in Chess Classic, SF2: Carlsen & Nakamura with shot at redemption

    Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura meet in today’s final of the New in Chess Classic for their first match since the epic 7-day final of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. “Both of us have a chance to redeem ourselves,” said Hikaru, aft...

  • Reports Apr 30, 2021 | 1:54 AM 4

    New in Chess Classic, SF1: Naka leads as Lev hits back to tie Magnus

    Hikaru Nakamura leads Shakhriyar Mamedyarov going into Day 2 of the New in Chess Classic semi-finals after emerging victorious from a brutal four decisive games. There was just as much drama in the other match, with Magnus Carlsen t...

  • Reports Apr 29, 2021 | 1:15 PM 1

    New in Chess QF2: Carlsen & Nakamura on collision course

    The first Carlsen-Nakamura match since the epic final of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour is on the cards after both players reached the New in Chess Classic semi-finals. Magnus said he “tried to play a lot more aggressively” as one fi...

  • Reports Apr 28, 2021 | 4:10 PM 2

    New in Chess Classic QF1: Aronian, Mamedyarov & Nakamura lead

    Levon Aronian quipped,“generally I accept such things with humility and respect towards the chance, so I take it!” after Wesley So mouse-slipped away the first game of their quarterfinal. Levon survived an auto-queen scare to win 3:...

  • Reports Apr 28, 2021 | 9:42 AM 7

    Ding beats Nepo, Wang Hao retires as FIDE Candidates finally ends

    406 days after it began on March 17th 2020, the FIDE Candidates Tournament is finally over. Ian Nepomniachtchi had won the prize that mattered with a day to spare, but was taken down by Ding Liren, whose 3rd win in a row saw him reg...

  • Reports Apr 27, 2021 | 10:42 AM 11

    New in Chess Classic: Carlsen does it again

    Magnus Carlsen has won a 5th Meltwater Champions Chess Tour preliminary stage in a row, with the World Champion commenting, “I’m starting to perfect the art of getting the first seed without too much hassle”. He faces Teimour Radjab...

  • Reports Apr 25, 2021 | 4:59 PM 1

    New in Chess Classic, Day 1: Pragg off to flying start

    15-year-old Praggnanandhaa was expected to face a baptism of fire on his debut on the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, but instead he beat Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Sergey Karjakin to finish the day on 3/5, tied for 4th place with Levon...

  • Reports Apr 25, 2021 | 10:15 AM 33

    Candidates 12: Giri ends Fabi’s dream | Nepo leads

    Anish Giri won a 3rd game in 4 rounds to end Fabiano Caruana’s hopes of a World Championship rematch against Magnus Carlsen. The dramatic win might have taken Giri level with Ian Nepomniachtchi with two rounds to go, but Wang Hao mi...

  • Reports Apr 24, 2021 | 8:50 AM 7

    Candidates R11: Giri inspired as Nepo keeps Fabi at bay

    Ian Nepomniachtchi took another big step towards a World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen when he gave Fabiano Caruana no chance in a draw in their Round 11 game of the FIDE Candidates Tournament in Yekaterinburg. Fabi stil...

  • General Apr 22, 2021 | 7:31 PM 8

    Carlsen-Karjakin as New in Chess Classic starts Saturday

    Magnus Carlsen faces his 2016 challenger Sergey Karjakin as the New in Chess Classic, the 5th event on the $1.5 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, kicks off on Saturday 24 April at 19:00 CEST. Other Round 1 clashes to watch out...


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