Magnus Force: How Carlsen Beat Kasparov’s Record

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Everyman Chess


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Magnus Force: How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record
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In December 2012, Magnus Carlsen won the prestigious London Chess Classic. In doing so he became the highest-rated chess player in the history of the game, beating Garry Kasparov’s 13-year-old record.

Magnus Carlsen followed up this performance with another phenomenal tournament win at Wijk aan Zee, pushing his peak rating to an astronomical 2872. He also didn’t lose a single game in either tournament.

What is Carlsen’s secret? How did an already world-class player succeed in reaching this unprecedented level where he was regularly beating the world’s strongest grandmasters?

In this book, International Master Colin Crouch provides answers to these questions. He studies Carlsen’s progress in recent years. He also demonstrates how Magnus Carlsen learned lessons from previous setbacks. Carlsen turned weaknesses into strengths, losses into draws, and draws into wins.

By doing so Magnus Carlsen was able to elevate his play to a stratospheric level, but any aspiring chess player can use similar methods to improve their game.

  • The story of Carlsen’s record-breaking performances
  • In-depth analysis of Carlsen’s games
  • Learn from the World’s number one player

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