Magnus Carlsen (Fleksibind)

Portrait of a World Champion

Author:

Arne Danielsen

Norwegian title: Magnus Carlsen
Norwegian subtitle: Portrett av en verdensmester
Author:
Binding: Fleksibind
Year: 2015
Pages: 256
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Språk: Bokmål
ISBN/EAN: 9788202479848
Overview Magnus Carlsen

New, revised and updated edition of Arne Danielsen's book about Magnus Carlsen.

Magnus Carlsen has achieved two of the most important sporting successes of any Norwegian in the 21st century. On 1st January 2010 he became the youngest person in history to reach the top of the world ranking in chess. And last year he became world champion in a competition which all Norway followed for two weeks. The book describes Carlsen's way to the top in a game which is surrounded by myths. It explains the phenomenon and enables the reader to understand the drama played out on the chessboard in important matches. This will help the general public to understand the significance of Magnus Carlsen's fantastic achievements in the world of chess.

This edition has been extensively rewritten and 5 new chapters added, including new interviews with Carlsen, and an update from the World Chess Championships at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in November 2014 and 30 pictures.

’Danielsen is an excellent communicator, who tells Carlsen’s story in a humorous and agreeable style. What is most impressive is his ability to recreate the excitement of the chessboard without using chess notation. Fine subtleties of the game are like a thrilling film when Danielsen is the narrator. This book is highly recommended.’
NORSK SJAKKBLAD

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Reviews from Magnus Carlsen
"Danielsen er en fremragende formidler. Han forteller på en humoristisk og fornøyelig måte. Det som imponerer mest er hvor godt han klarer å gjenskape spenningen på brettet uten å bruke sjakknotasjon. De tyngste teorivariantene blir som en intens spenningsfilm når Danielsen forteller.
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Men mitt inntrykk er at den til tider ordknappe mesteren har latt den sympatiske forfatteren få litt mer enn det han vanligvis gir til innpåslitne journalister. Dette er ingen bok som er skrevet i full fart for å smi mens jernet er varmt, men et resultat av et langtidsprosjekt med utallige timers jobbing. Boken anbefales på det sterkeste."
 
Ellisiv Reppen, Norsk sjakkblad

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