Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen

Here’s a nice Youtube clip on Magnus Carlsen.

One point of interest is his prodigious memory, something which seems common to many strong players. Lev Psakhis once knew ever published Bobby Fischer game by heart though when I asked him about this in the 1990s Lev said that he was no longer able to do so. I’ve found myself that my memory for chess positions remains very strong though recently I seem to have had a bit more trouble recalling names.