The meteoric rise of Magnus Carlsen is simply amazing. While a number of other incredibly talented young players seem to hit their plateau after passing the 2700 mark, Magnus basically shot up to nearly 2800 and who knows what his ceiling will be.

But let’s examine his strengths and weaknesses if any. In your opinion, what are his strengths?

– Opening
– Middlegame
– Endgame
– Tactic
– Calculation
– Strong nerve
– Something else

What is/are his weakness(es)?

And how would you compare Magnus to Fischer, Kasparov, or Karpov at the same age?

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Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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