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.’
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