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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Magnus Carlsen on 'Time 100' - List of Most Influential People in the World

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Hi everyone, 

Guess who from the chess world is on the 'TIME 100' list of the world's most influential people? It is World No. 1 Magnus Carslen. 

TIME selects 100 most influential people in the world and gets them profiled by equally influential celebrities for their worldwide list. The full list with features will appear in the April 29 / May 6 issue of TIME that would go on the newsstands on April 19. 

None other than 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov has written the feature on Magnus Carlsen for the 'Time 100' list 2013. 
Magnus Carlsen, by Garry Kasparov (An excerpt): “I had the opportunity to train Carlsen in 2009, and his intuitive style conserves the mystique of chess at a time when every CPU-enhanced fan thinks the game is easy. Carlsen is as charismatic and independent as he is talented. If he can rekindle the world’s fascination with the royal game, we will soon be living in the Carlsen Era
The TIME 100 features often-surprising pairings of the influentials and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The tenth-annual list includes, among others, President Barack Obama on Tom Coburn, Justin Timberlake on Jimmy Fallon, Oprah Winfrey on Shonda Rhimes, Michael Bloombergon Jay Z, Hillary Clinton on Barack Obama, Chelsea Clinton on Malala Yousafzai and more. The list is divided into five categories: Titans, Leaders, Artists, Pioneers and Icons.

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