Magnus Carlsen,- Mozart of Chess

Will the young master Magnus Carlsen be «the Mozart of chess», the world champion of chess and for years to come, –  totally destroy the records of early champions ?
The Chess-elite of the world, seem to agree about that right now.
The Chess-games of Magnus Carlsen – read more about it here
From the Washington Post , from The Telegraph.
Times are surely changing for the royal game.From the Dispatch 

If publisher Espen Agdestein of Norway has his way, 20-year-old Magnus Carlsen will achieve superstar status.

Agdestein, also a chess player and former director of the media corporation Hjemmet Mortensen, is searching out sponsors for Carlsen, ranked fourth in the world.

«My job is to make Magnus a very attractive object for the market and pick the right sponsors who can build a brand,» Agdestein said.

With few exceptions, big money has been absent from the chess scene.

Bobby Fischer spurned contracts worth millions to live in near-poverty.

Ironically, Garry Kasparov — who became world champion while representing the socialist Soviet Union — probably has amassed the most money from chess: $30 million, according to one estimate. Prize money, fees, endorsements and book royalties have formed the basis of his wealth.

Carlsen is the ideal candidate to give flesh to Agdestein’s concept.

Already a logical choice to become world chess champion, his association with Kasparov — his trainer for the past eight months — raises that probability to a virtual certainty.

To av tre dager er unnagjort i Moskva.

Carlsen klarte å snu alt til sin fordel og leder nå med 11 poeng foran verdensmesteren Viswanathan Anand med 8 poeng.

– Magnus seiler igjen opp som favoritt. Hvis han vinner, blir han tidenes yngste vinner i lynsjakk noensinne. Det er ikke til å fatte. Men selv om Magnus nå har favorittstempel, er det små marginer og alt kan skje onsdag, sier generalsekretær Dag Danielsen i Norges Sjakkforbund til NTB.

Det deltar 22 spillere i turneringen og alle skal spille mot hverandre to ganger. Det blir totalt 42 partier over tre dager. Turneringen spilles i Tal Memorial i den russiske hovedstaden. Les mer her

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