Magnus Carlsen Famous Quotes & Sayings

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45 Magnus Carlsen Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Of course, analysis can sometimes give more accurate results than intuition but usually it's just Of course, analysis can sometimes give more accurate results than intuition but usually it's just a lot of work. I normally do what my intuition tells me to do. Most of the time spent thinking is just to double-check.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I feel sorry for players who are always lying awake at night, brooding over their I feel sorry for players who are always lying awake at night, brooding over their games.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Right now I'm really happy with how things are going with my chess career, so Right now I'm really happy with how things are going with my chess career, so I'm not thinking of doing anything else.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Not winning a tournament is not an option for me, unless it's no longer theoretically Not winning a tournament is not an option for me, unless it's no longer theoretically possible - then of course winning becomes impossible. But up to that point, not winning is just not an option.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Once you're a chess player, you spend a lot of time thinking about the game 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.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I don't consider myself a particularly young chess player. I have been playing in the I don't consider myself a particularly young chess player. I have been playing in the best tournaments in the world since I was 16 years old. In other sports, if you have been playing for seven years, you are not a young prodigy any more. You're one of the pros.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I really enjoy the experience of playing humans. The psychological game is so much more I really enjoy the experience of playing humans. The psychological game is so much more important.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: For me right now I think being the world number one is a bigger deal For me right now I think being the world number one is a bigger deal than being the world champion because I think it shows better who plays the best chess. That sounds self-serving but I think it's also right.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn't even have books 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.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I'm not really into rap. I'm not really into rap.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: If you want to get to the top, there's always the risk that it will If you want to get to the top, there's always the risk that it will isolate you from other people.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you 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.
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Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Contrary to many young Colleagues, I do believe that it makes sense to study the Contrary to many young Colleagues, I do believe that it makes sense to study the Classics.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I can't count the times I have lagged seemingly hopelessly far behind, and nobody except I can't count the times I have lagged seemingly hopelessly far behind, and nobody except myself thinks I can win. But I have pulled myself in from desperate [situations]. When you are behind there are two strategies - counter-attack or all men to the defences. I'm good at finding the right balance between those.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Unfortunately I'm still not a fashion expert. Unfortunately I'm still not a fashion expert.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people. It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: All I expect are wins and to get pleasure from the game. And if someone All I expect are wins and to get pleasure from the game. And if someone thinks something about me, if someone's dissatisfied with something ... that's not my headache. I hope someday I'll become World Champion - and I'll make all these people happy. But even if for some reason that doesn't happen it won't stop me getting pleasure from chess. I'm sure of that.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: What I admired most about him [Bobby Fischer] was his ability to make what was What I admired most about him [Bobby Fischer] was his ability to make what was in fact so difficult look easy to us. I try to emulate him.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Maybe if I didn't have the talent in chess I'd find the talent in something 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.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Self-confidence is very important. If you don't think you can win, you will take cowardly Self-confidence is very important. If you don't think you can win, you will take cowardly decisions in the crucial moments, out of sheer respect for your opponent. You see the opportunity but also greater limitations than you should. I have always believed in what I do on the chessboard, even when I had no objective reason to. It is better to overestimate your prospects than underestimate them.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I learnt an enormous amount, but there came a point where I found there was I learnt an enormous amount, but there came a point where I found there was too much stress. It was no fun any more. Outside of the chessboard I avoid conflict, so I thought this wasn't worth it.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I got the travel bug when I was quite young. My parents took me and 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.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I am trying to beat the guy sitting across from me and trying to choose I am trying to beat the guy sitting across from me and trying to choose the moves that are most unpleasant for him and his style.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with 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.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: It's easy for me to get along with chess players. Even though we are all It's easy for me to get along with chess players. Even though we are all very different, we have chess in common.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to I don't look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I enjoy hiking and skiing, like most Norwegians. In winter, there will be snow for 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.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's okay to lose. Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, it's okay to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway. My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: It's nice to be financially secure. Apart from that, I really don't care too much It's nice to be financially secure. Apart from that, I really don't care too much about money.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: People ask what my goal is. I don't have a goal. People ask what my goal is. I don't have a goal.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I was lucky enough to attend schools where they were understanding about when I needed 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.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I am not some sort of freak. I might be very good at chess but I am not some sort of freak. I might be very good at chess but I'm just a normal person.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: My father, a fine chess player himself, has been a massive influence throughout my life. My father, a fine chess player himself, has been a massive influence throughout my life.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I don't think there is a thing like overconfidence in chess. It's always better to I don't think there is a thing like overconfidence in chess. It's always better to be too confident than too reluctant.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I played like a child. I played like a child.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything. Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: You have to choose the move that feels right sometimes; that's what intuition is. You have to choose the move that feels right sometimes; that's what intuition is.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: I honestly don't read that much. Obviously I read chess books - in terms of I honestly don't read that much. Obviously I read chess books - in terms of favorites, Kasparov's 'My Great Predecessors' is pretty good.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: The Nanjing games are homework by Garry Kasparov and me, [ ... ] Today's game The Nanjing games are homework by Garry Kasparov and me, [ ... ] Today's game was provided by Garry.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: There wasn't any particular player I modeled my game after. I tried to learn from There wasn't any particular player I modeled my game after. I tried to learn from everyone and create my own style. I studied past players. Truth be told I never had a favorite player. It's just not my nature to go around idolizing people. I just go try to learn.
Magnus Carlsen Sayings: You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to You need to have that edge, you need to have that confidence, you need to have that absolute belief that you're the best and that you'll win every time.