Originally posted by @jimmygoldWell Jimmy, here is some news that might brighten your day: What netflix hints at and what happens in the real world are 2 very different things. Magnus is indeed a very talented guy, but without his strong work ethic he wouldn't have cracked the top 100, much less become world champion. The same can be said about all the past world champions. I'm sorry about your Steinitz defense issues, but as far as Magnus goes, he has to work hard just like all the rest of the super GM's.
So Netflix has a good documentary about Magnus growing up and becoming world champion. It is worth watching but it hints at talented players being good and seeing moves without effort or even knowing why they have that much chess strength. That is unfortunate. I would love to be good but if it just came naturally with little work I wouldn't play. Now of c ...[text shortened]... inst Carauna though. I played 5...f5 in a Steinitz defense and got crushed so I'm in a bad mood.
Originally posted by @jimmygoldI watched that documentary on NETFLIX about a year ago.
Well said by both of you.
Originally posted by @jimmygoldI can relate. I used to hate it when I blundered away an advantage in an OTB tournament. Just one more reason to stick with correspondence chess.
It's amazing the amount of blunders the top players make and it's the type of blunders I make! I imagine a blunder at the top being a 7 move combination or something but a lot of the time they make basic blunders like me. Maybe I still have a chance to get good. A man can dream.