Saturday, December 26, 2009

Time on Magnus

Time magazine has a Q&A session with super GM Magnus Carlsen:

Your coach, former world champion Garry Kasparov, says your strength is not calculation, but rather your ability to intuit the right moves, even if their ultimate purpose is not clear. Is that right?

I'm good at sensing the nature of the position and where I should put my pieces. You have to choose the move that feels right sometimes; that's what intuition is. It's very hard to explain.

Read more in Magnus Carlsen: The 19-Year-Old King of Chess.

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