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Alexander R Flaata vs Magnus Carlsen
Stjernen Grand Prix (2000)  ·  Formation: King's Indian Attack (A07)  ·  1-0
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May-13-10  Golddragon: Great game! Cant believe that Magnus lost this fast? Must have been in his early teens. Nice sac 21. Rxf7, whites position is overwhelming.
May-13-10  Sydro: Magnus was 9 or 10 years old.
Oct-28-10
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  Robed.Bishop: The game indicates it was played in 2000 and that Carlsen was rated 2813. Is this accurate?
Oct-28-10
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  Sastre: No, he was probably rated around the 2000 mark at that time.
Dec-19-11  kia0708: Hard to believe that Magnus Carlsen was so easily outplayed by a 2000 p. player.
Dec-19-11  King Death: You might say the young Magnus got flaataned.
Dec-19-11  Nemesistic: <kia0708> Carlsen must have only been around 10 years old at the time this game was played though
Dec-22-11
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  Phony Benoni: I think Carlsen's rating can be explained if you "view" the PGN, where the Event Date is given as 2013. Yes, this tournament has not yet occurred! Apparently, the result was so spectacular that the score was time-teleported back to 2000 to give us a preview of coming attractions.
Mar-28-13  Dionysius1: Why doesn't 13 Bxg7 Kxg7 14 Qh6 win?
Mar-28-13  Cyphelium: <Dionysius1> 13. Bxg7 Kxg7 14. Qh6+ Kf6 seems ok for black. 15. Qh4+ will likely lead to a perpetual, and if white plays something else, black can withdraw the king to e7.
Mar-28-13  Dionysius1: Thanks <Cyphelium>. Much appreciated.
Apr-29-13  The Last Straw: For the record, let's take a look at this: http://www.365chess.com/players/Mag... . Now we all see Mr.Carlsen was around the 2000 level himself at that time?
Jul-21-13
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  alexmagnus: During 2000, Carlsen improved a lot, from about 1200ish at the beginning of the year to about 2000ish at its end.
Jul-25-13
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  FSR: <alexmagnus: During 2000, Carlsen improved a lot, from about 1200ish at the beginning of the year to about 2000ish at its end.>

Compare the phenomenal rise of Fischer in 1956-58:

May 20, 1956: Fischer is rated 1726, over 900 points below top-rated Samuel Reshevsky (2663).

July 1956: scores 8˝/10 to become youngest-ever U.S. Junior Champion at age 13.

August 1956: scores 8˝/12 to tie for 4th–8th places at U.S. Open.

1956 Canadian Open: scores 7/10 to tie for 8–12th.

November 1956: ties for second with Lombardy, Rossolimo and Feuerstein at Eastern States Open Championship, behind Berliner.

Rosenwald Tournament, New York 1956 (de facto U.S. Championship): scores 4˝/11, tying for 8th–9th; wins "Game of the Century" against Donald Byrne.

May 5, 1957: now rated 2231, over 500 points higher than his rating a year before, making him at that time the country's youngest master ever.

August 1957: scores 10/12 in U.S. Open, winning on tie-break points over Bisguier, making him the youngest U.S. Open Champion ever.

Dec. 1957–Jan. 58: wins U.S. Championship with 10˝/13, a point ahead of Reshevsky, earning International Master title.

Sept. 1958: finishes 5th-6th in Portorož Interzonal, becoming the youngest-ever qualifier for the Candidates and the youngest grandmaster ever, a record that stood until Judit Polgar broke it in 1991. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_...

If only one could bottle whatever it is that enables such players to go from "promising junior" to superstar in so short a period of time.

Aug-02-14  joddon: carslen doesn't have his dynamic queen play ready yet!!
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