In the last 10 years, there have been a number of young players who have been dubbed as “can’t miss” chess phenoms (Bu, Ponomariov, Bacrot, Radjabov, Karjakin, Lahno, Nakamura, etc.). Unfortunately, at one phase or another, they all hit the brick wall. Some do manage to progress after a brief halt.
What does Carlsen have to do to avoid the same fate early on? How does Carlsen compare to Karpov, Kasparov, or Fischer at the same age?
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