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.
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.