The newly retired world champion will aim for a high score at Chennai to boost his chances of reaching the 2900 target which has twice narrowly eluded him
Magnus Carlsen will not defend his world championship title in 2023 against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi. The five-times title winner will instead aim for a new record playing level. Carlsen explained, in a podcast for Unibet: “ I am not motivated to play another match. I feel that I don’t...
Magnus Carlsen, who has been the reigning World Chess champion for nine years, announced Wednesday that he won't defend his world title in 2023, citing a lack of motivation. Carlsen, 31, made the announcement on a Unibet podcast, telling co-host Magnus Barstad that he met with International Chess Federation (FIDE) leadership to discuss potential changes to the biennial World Chess Championship.
Chess legend Magnus Carlsen unmotivated to compete in world championship: 'I don't have a lot to gain'
Magnus Carlsen, one of the top chess players in the world, revealed Wednesday he refused to play in the world championship next year against Ian Nepomniachtchi. Carlsen, 31, said in a podcast interview for his sponsor, Unibet, he has no motivation to defend his title. "I feel I don't have...
Magnus Carlsen says he will not defend his World Championship title in 2023 against Russia’s Ian Nepomniachtchi
Magnus Carlsen says he will not defend his world championship title next year against Russia's Ian Nepomniachtchi because he has no motivation to play the match.
Magnus Carlsen, who has been ranked the No. 1 chess player in the world since 2011, announced Wednesday he will not defend his world championship title. "The conclusion is very simple that I am not motivated to play another match," the five-time world champion said on his podcast, The Magnus Effect. The championship matches are held every two years and the next is scheduled for 2023.
Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian chess grandmaster and reigning World Chess Champion, won't defend or seek a sixth title in 2022. Carlsen, 31, revealed on his podcast, "The Magnus Effect" that he spent more than a year contemplating the decision – even before he won the title for the fifth time late last year – but he's ultimately comfortable with giving up his title. However, Carlsen did say he wasn't retiring from chess and would continue to play the game he's dominated since becoming the No. 1 ranked player in 2011.