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  1. Standard member woodypusher
    misanthrope
    20 Mar '13 03:29
    He is now 2876.9 in the Live Ratings

    http://www.2700chess.com/
  2. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    20 Mar '13 06:49
    I believe he will.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    20 Mar '13 13:16
    Originally posted by woodypusher
    He is now 2876.9 in the Live Ratings

    http://www.2700chess.com/
    60 points higher than #2! But as he gets closer to 29, he will be winning less and less points per won game and losing more and more points per draw, right? He only changed +4.9 points this time, that would take maybe 6 more updates at that rate to get to the magic 29. I think magic would be 3000 but that's just me.
  4. 20 Mar '13 13:58
    Never mind him cracking the 2900 barrier.
    We have to hope it does not drop below 2700. Then he will retire.


    " But for my rating to go under 2700, I don't think that would ever happen.
    I'll retire before that. I can't picture myself playing that far from my peak."

    Magnus talking to The Guardian onSunday the 10th March 2013.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/mar/10/chess-magnus-carlsen-world-title
  5. 25 Mar '13 13:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Never mind him cracking the 2900 barrier.
    We have to hope it does not drop below 2700. Then he will retire.


    " But for my rating to go under 2700, I don't think that would ever happen.
    I'll retire before that. I can't picture myself playing that far from my peak."

    Magnus talking to The Guardian onSunday the 10th March 2013.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2013/mar/10/chess-magnus-carlsen-world-title
    That article was interesting. He is brilliant. I don't know enough about high end chess to say if he will reach 2900. But with I think there are other players who might get there first.

    I've looked at a few carlsen games on chessgames and though beyond my comprehension, I do notice a couple of things - I like his opponents position more after 10-15 moves, he is not great at openings. He is very strong mid game and wins in fairly subtle ways I don't understand.

    I find it interesting he doesn't like computers (topalov for example does and credits fritz with some of his brilliancies) That might be one of his strenghs - he has programmed himself to beat GMs - that is his game, not wasting time on anti computer lines or opening databases.

    I think possibly carlsens weakness though vs someone like topalov is he can't tone down his game much more for a stonger performance? Maybe thats wrong tho as I know he has a very tactical game that he doesn't use so much now.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    25 Mar '13 21:08
    Originally posted by e4chris
    That article was interesting. He is brilliant. I don't know enough about high end chess to say if he will reach 2900. But with I think there are other players who might get there first.

    I've looked at a few carlsen games on chessgames and though beyond my comprehension, I do notice a couple of things - I like his opponents position more after 10-15 moves, ...[text shortened]... ybe thats wrong tho as I know he has a very tactical game that he doesn't use so much now.
    I guess it does not do much good to play so many tactical games when playing opponents that see all the tactics coming and who can guard against them.