23 November 2013

FT: Young Norwegian takes world chess title

Magnus Carlsen's victory in the 2013 World Championship has deservedly received a great deal of press attention, including a front-page article in the Financial Times (FT).  The world's most influential grandmaster had this to say:
Kenneth Rogoff, a professor at Harvard, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and a chess grandmaster in his own right, told the FT: “Magnus was magnificent, showing enormous talent and a will to win, the likes of which can compare with the greatest in any sport.”
He added: “Carlsen has emerged as the most important public personality the chess world has known since the great American champion Bobby Fischer, he will draw many new devotees to the game.”
The "Lunch with the FT" article featuring Carlsen was also well worth the read, for those who have not seen it.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if any former Worldchampion lost his title without winning a single game in the match . Anand is only 100 points weaker but.. no chance

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