General May 18, 2020 | 2:31 PMby chess24 staff

World Chess Champion ‘too honest’ about his secrets in new training course

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has been "too honest" about his secrets in a new training package about his career, the star's long-time coach has revealed. 

The Norwegian has offered a rare glimpse into what makes him arguably the world's greatest ever player in The Magnus Touch, released today by our friends over at

It is Carlsen's first in detail look-back over an incredible career that has seen him dominate the chess world for the last decade.

Carlsen, 29, is a four-time World Champion who has an unbroken run as world number 1 going back to 2011. 

In 2014 he achieved the highest rating in history of 2882, overhauling chess great Garry Kasparov's record.

But following the publication of Carlsen's training course today, friend and coach Grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen said: 

I think Magnus is way too honest in The Magnus Touch, giving away what he thinks.

In the training package, Carlsen offers over 4.5 hours of video instruction as he analyses 10 of his best games.

A further 44 of Carlsen's masterpieces are analysed by his team and 155 chess problems set for players to test themselves.

The champion said: 

This is by far the most comprehensive collection of my own games' analysis I've done. I learned a lot from this, and I hope you will too!

Magnus Carlsen is fresh from winning the FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial and already tomorrow plays in the second event of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour - the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge

The Magnus Touch: Chess Strategy is available now on chess training platform Go to to find out more.

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