Magnus Carlsen Explains How His Mind Works

Here’s a nice video in which Magnus Carlsen explains his thinking process; he intuitively ‘knows’ which move he wants to plan and then spends some time checking. Other GMs are doing the same of course, though not quite as well as him at the moment!

Nigel Davies

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About NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in Southport in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Besides teaching chess, Nigel is a registered tai chi and qigong instructor and runs several weekly classes.