News broke today that former World Champion Garry Kasparov, widely seen as the greatest chess player in history, has been training 18-year-old Magnus Carlsen, currently ranked #4 in the world and one of the most likely contenders for the world title. ChessBase quotes Espen Agdestein, who sums it up nicely: "This is the king training his crown prince." Here are some links, and I will add to them as more stories emerge.
- Breaking News: Carlsen and Kasparov Join Forces at ChessBase
The first story, with the best photos.
- Garry & Magnus by Mig Greengard
Greengard, a friend and adviser to Kasparov, gives the inside scoop.
- Magnus Carlsen: "My Job Is to Improve My Chess" by Peter Doggers
Interview with Carlsen confirms that this is not a fantasy.
- Garry Kasparov hired as chess trainer for Magnus Carlsen by Steve Goldberg