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Saturday, November 12, 2011

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen reluctant to believe Kasparov-Nakamura cooperation

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Hello everyone,

Here is an interesting news item by taken via Norwegian newspaper VG Nett.

Carlsen quotes

"I am surprised, especially since I never got the impression that Kasparov had a great deal of respect for Nakamura's chess talent. This is why I have been reluctant to believe the rumors of the two working together."

"I, too, know Kasparov well, and the way he thinks. Besides, I have a pretty good idea of what he thinks are my strengths and weaknesses. I've had very good resaults against Nakamura in the period since Kasparov has been his trainer. I think Nakamura has made and will make more progress as a result, but right now there are four to five players in the world, including me, who have significantly better understanding of chess than Nakamura. And I don't know if even a man like Kasparov can change that in the short term."

Check the VG Nett report at this link.
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  • At November 12, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernandes, Madrid said...

    Carlsen is Carlsen and he will prove it - tal memorial just round the corner.

  • At November 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM , Anonymous Sebastian Wolff, NY said...

    A lot depends on also how a student perceives and grasps just getting the best teacher around is not enough. its got to be synergy. soon we will know.


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