02 September 2013

The Carlsen Saga

What a long, strange trip it's been. Almost a year ago I assembled a collection of GM Carlsen's games with the idea of studying his opening repertoire.

Later I used that game collection to create a Tournament, Match, and Exhibition Record (TMER).

Around the same time Carlsen won the London Candidates Tournament, giving him the right to challenge GM Anand for the World Championship.

Meanwhile I started to incorporate the record from GM Agdestein's biography of Carlsen into the TMER.

Then I used some background material on the Norwegian GM.

This was followed by more work on the game collection.

After all this work I tried to tackle the most important question: 'What makes him so good?'

QED? Not by a long shot...

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