My Moves Speak for Themselves: World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in The New York Times
In reply to another question about how he is known for standing up and walking away from the board during games and whether it was to psych out his opponent, Magnus Carlsen said, "No. I just feel that if there is not too much to think about, it’s better to walk around a little bit, maybe get some drinks, some food to get some energy and also to get the blood flowing a little. To a major extent, my moves speak for themselves."
"The moves are intimidating enough, so I don’t need any extra tricks to make my opponents fear me."
Q: You’re now 23, and you do some modeling for the clothing brand G-Star Raw. I couldn’t help wondering, is there a big dating scene on the chess circuit?
Q: When you’re socializing at parties or bars outside the chess world, do you casually drop the chess thing into conversation with women? Or is it a subject you avoid?
Q: O.K. Have you ever competed in a chess game drunk?
Q: You’ve traveled all over the world to compete. Have you seen any unique chess-related rituals in different countries?
Q: You can keep 10 games of chess going at once without even looking, and still win. Has that incredible working memory served you well in other parts of your life?
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