Something from nothing? Magnus Carlsen & Norwegian Chess
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Something from nothing? Magnus Carlsen & Norwegian Chess

Magnus Carlsen has dominated chess rating lists, tournament victories and headlines for a good decade now, so most of his story has been told. Fans and followers feel like they know him - after all, he is high profile and continues to answer questions with almost worrying honesty. People even have an impression of the impact he's had on little Norway. What might be missing from the tale is a bit of history and context... GM Jonathan Tisdall looks at where Magnus came from in the 11th installment of the #HeritageChess campaign, supported by the Lindores Abbey Preservation Society.




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