Magnus Carlsen Is Clearly The Best Chess Player In The World – Hikaru

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  1. Very well said actually with the Fischer/Karpov example

  2. Fischer himself was less certain than Hikaru that he would have probably beaten Karpov.

  3. Magnus believes in his intuitions and very confident about his moves but other players lacks that ability.And I think it makes him the best player in the world.Thinking differently/adaptability is very important than same line of calculations.

  4. Magnus nearly Lost to Karjakin and the Match With Fabiano was also very close so I dont think its so clear That je would win

  5. Yah, Magnus would win against top player from half a century ago, shocker. Next thing you tell me he would win against Capablanca.

  6. Deep in hikaru's heart: "if magnus doesn't play and i can finish 2nd, then i'll play championship, as simple as that" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  7. Magnus would never lose like the clowns in the current candidates did. Magnus is on a different level unfortunately

  8. WRONG! Humans are terrible. If you want to know some actual good chess players, look at alphazero, stockfish, leela.

  9. I feel like Magnus is just the loudest and most egotistical. There’s probably some old dude in some small village somewhere who doesn’t care about fame that would slap Magnus up and down the street.

  10. Idk if im remembering incorrectly but im pretty sure in an interview once magnus said he remembers every game hes ever played. Yeah good luck beating that

  11. Maybe Magnus doing what heavyweight boxers do all the time. Remind people of their value by introducing the idea they are taking themselves away.

  12. Magnus Carlsen is a GOAT, ….. Muhammad Ali said, the differences between the GOAT and the rest of great players are technically not too much, sometimes they win with unbelievable big margin, and many times only by a fraction, the GOAT in the most crucial decisive time, always have the mental toughness and attitudes that give some unexpected slight edges to overcome opponents, therefore swimmers like Mark Spitz manage to got 7 olympic Gold medals with only tiny fractions of seconds, Magnus himself several times have to go to tie breakers. He is a true dominant champion

  13. Magnus truly the GOAT.

    He beat the guy whose miles ahead of the candidates like the guy just studied chess today. Just Wow

  14. Everyone's worried Magnus won't play but I'm sure there are people/sponsors out there who would incentivize Magnus to play the world championship with $$$.

  15. Magnus is 50-100 Elo stronger than his opponents but at that level 100 points is like a 1500 playing a 1900…

    If Magnus ever breaks 3000 we need to invent a new title above GM.

  16. If Magnus decides not to defend his title. Hopefully we can expect a SUPER interesting next candidates and championship game

  17. I don't see where Magnus doesn't play the world championship:
    1. There is a lot of prize money on the line and while he's not going broke anytime soon, it's still a lot a money
    2. I think he would have a hard time seeing someone as world champion when he knows that he could confidently beat them

    It could be a negotiation tactic. The organizers know a match with Magnus will draw a bigger crowd than one without, so he could demand a bigger prize pool before he'll play

  18. If you're an endurance athlete and have completed a gruelling race, then you might recognise Magnus' comment. Often, very often you hear yourself and others say "never again" directly after the finish – then a couple of months later you're stabbing you exhausted self in the back and start preparing for the next event…

  19. Magnus


    Everyone else

  20. The rating difference between #1 Magnus and #2 Ding is as big as between #2 Ding and #16 Karjakin. This is massive, especially in the era of super deep engine preps. Just for comparison, the incredibly strong ex-challenger Fabiano just lost 4 out of 14 games and it is just "bad tournament" for him, meanwhile Magnus is losing a game once in a few months on average, and every time it is a sensation.

  21. i am actually looking for decent chess players to make them crushers in mtt poker tournaments ! I think poker and chess have so much more in common than the average joe thinks + a 2k rated player in chess makes 0 money when in poker he could literally be crushing souls !

  22. Magnus’ genius brain is unequal to anyone. He has reached a new level of genius that will be tough to challenge while he is still alive. Anyone else will always be living in his shadow.

  23. Damn.. Hikaru is so humble and proper. Really classy! When the number 1 blitz and bullet and previous number 2 in highest FIDE classical says that.. It's just pure class.

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