Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Carlsen made his Jedi Master-Kasparov proud!

Norwegian wonder kid- Magnus Carlsen had a flying start at the 2nd Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament . After two round, the new Kasparov's Padawan scored the maximum two points by beating the third seed and world no.6th-Peter Leko in the first round. In round two, he ground down none other then World no. 1 – Veselin Topalov.

I guess that Carlsen recent announcement regarding his cooperation (coaching session ) with legendary ex- World Champion - Gary Kasparov has affected Carslen's opponents serious psychology "nightmare". Kasparov, beside his playing superiority, was well known as a player who has ( and still have!) a large number of deadly opening novelties (preparation) . Probably Carlsen's opponents worried that Carslen has the "privilege" to use some of it.

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