There's a piece on Magnus Carlsen in the Financial Times, by Adam Thomson.
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I guess the surprising thing would be if it didn't say something like that. Because of course Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov are all, like, completely weird.
In truth it's not all heard-it-all-before. At least, I'd never heard this one before.
Obsession? "Within a couple of years of learning to talk"? Really?
Ho hum. Is there nobody who can do better than this?