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He is by his own admission a chess genius, weaned on computers, a supreme expert on openings, and the hardest worker amongst the top players. Actually, when you have gone through this remarkable ChessPro interview with Magnus Carlsen – which you must – you will recognize that all of the fairly plausible claims in our initial statement are false – in fact the opposite is true.


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Magnus Carlsen appeared on the prestigious news show “60 Minutes” which has run on CBS since 1968. Reporter Bob Simon profiled Carlsen in a segment that appeared Sunday February 19th 2012. You can now see this interview and much additional material. There is footage of Carlsen in Norway and playing at the London Chess Classic alongside the interview.

60 MINUTES BROADCAST SEGMENT

60 MINUTES OVERTIME (WEB SHOW) – CORRESPONDENT CANDID

WEB EXTRA – “CHESS ON THE MIND” – LONDON EYE

WEB EXTRA – “FAME OF A CHESS CELEBRITY” – WALK & TALK IN OSLO

WEB EXTRA – “WHY MAGNUS CARLSEN IS EXTRAORDINARY” – INTERVIEW WITH FREDERIC FRIEDEL

WEB EXTRA – “CHESS IS A BRUTAL GAME” – INTERVIEW WITH DANNY KING

The 2011 London Chess Classic is now just a month away – and it just got a little bit stronger.  At the top of the list, for the first time in the history of chess competition, there are four players rated 2800 or more. All are playing in London. So that’s not a bad place to be, from December 3-12.

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