This 24-Year-Old Is The Best Chess Player In The World And He Just Won 3 Games At Once. BLINDFOLDED!
Magnus Carlsen is what you call a chess mastermind. At only 24-years-old, he is not only the No.1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion, but he is the highest-rated player in the HISTORY of chess! Yeah, he’s better than Garry Kasparov and Bobby Fischer. So it’s extremely rare that any game of chess against anyone in the world is a challenge for him. Even if he’s playing blindfolded against three different competitors.
Magnus was at the Sohn Investment Conference in New York to help raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment. That’s where the chess G.O.A.T. took on three challengers simultaneously while blindfolded in timed games, which apparently is the first time this was ever attempted.
Carlsen’s opponents were J. Christopher Flowers, a Wall Street financier as well as chairman and founder of J.C. Flowers & Co, Paul Hoffman, the president and CEO of the Liberty Science Center; and actor Gbenga Akinnagbe from The Wire.
The chess virtuoso had to visualize all three boards and moves in his head while time ticked away. The seemingly impossible feat was child’s play for Magnus. He destroyed all three challengers. Plus, his astonishing feat of chess wizardry helped the organization raise over $4 million dollars for the outstanding cause.
The shit’s blindfolded chess, it ain’t checkers!
The massively gifted Norwegian became a Chess Grandmaster in 2004 at the remarkable age of 13-years-old and on January 1, 2010, at the age of 19-years, 32-days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. That’s ridiculous.
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