Showing posts with label Magnus Carlsen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Magnus Carlsen. Show all posts

"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." - Magnus Carlsen

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"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." - Magnus Carlsen
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"My favorite player from the past is probably myself from three or four years ago." - Magnus Carlsen

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"My favorite player from the past is probably myself from three or four years ago." - Magnus Carlsen
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"My trick? Intuition. 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." - Magnus Carlsen

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"My trick? Intuition. 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." - Magnus Carlsen
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"Perhaps the most important reason for my success is that I enjoy reading about chess theory and chess history – and I remember what I read." - Magnus Carlsen

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"Perhaps the most important reason for my success is that I enjoy reading about chess theory and chess history – and I remember what I read." - Magnus Carlsen
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"Eventually, that's what you do, you learn everything there is to learn and then you start to invent." - Magnus Carlsen

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"Eventually, that's what you do, you learn everything there is to learn and then you start to invent." - Magnus Carlsen
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"Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything." - Magnus Carlsen

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"Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything." - Magnus Carlsen
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"Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, that it's okay to lose. I don't. You have to be merciless." - Magnus Carlsen

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"Some people think that if their opponent plays a beautiful game, that it's okay to lose.  I don't.  You have to be merciless." - Magnus Carlsen
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"If you want to get to the top, there's always the risk that it will isolate you from other people." - Magnus Carlsen

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"If you want to get to the top, there's always the risk that it will isolate you from other people." - Magnus Carlsen
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"You can learn from almost every game and everyone." - Magnus Carlsen

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"You can learn from almost every game and everyone." - Magnus Carlsen

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"I believe the world could use some more ‘thinkers’ who are conscious and critical about the consequences of their actions." - Magnus Carlsen

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"I believe the world could use some more ‘thinkers’ who are conscious and critical about the consequences of their actions." - Magnus Carlsen 
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"If you don’t believe in your capability, no one else will. Confidence is important to success in general." - Magnus Carlsen

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"If you don’t believe in your capability, no one else will. Confidence is important to success in general." - Magnus Carlsen
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"If you're not optimistic - if you're not looking for your chances - you'll miss opportunities." - Magnus Carlsen

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"If you're not optimistic - if you're not looking for your chances - you'll miss opportunities." - +Magnus Carlsen
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"I never felt that losing was a natural part of the game, and that's the way you have to feel if you want to be the best." - Magnus Carlsen

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"I never felt that losing was a natural part of the game, and that's the way you have to feel if you want to be the best." - +Magnus Carlsen
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"In order to succeed in any field one must develop themselves and have certain talent and luck, but the most important factor is to enjoy the process." - Magnus Carlsen

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"In order to succeed in any field one must develop themselves and have certain talent and luck, but the most important factor is to enjoy the process." - +Magnus Carlsen
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"I think there are many elements of sport in chess. We prepare very seriously for the games, the main objective is winning, the players prepare physically as well as mentally, and it's very tough - you get seriously tired playing long games." - Magnus Carlsen

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"I think there are many elements of sport in chess. We prepare very seriously for the games, the main objective is winning, the players prepare physically as well as mentally, and it's very tough - you get seriously tired playing long games." - +Magnus Carlsen
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“I have no doubts that when I am playing at my best, I am the best. The ratings don’t lie.” - Magnus Carlsen

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“I have no doubts that when I am playing at my best, I am the best. The ratings don’t lie.” - Magnus Carlsen
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