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Wow, this is really gold. 1 hour exclusive podcast with @MagnusCarlsen being interviewed by two of his closest friends. Some fun anecdotes from his childhood. Too bad most of you guys don’t understand Norwegian.
Carlsen on his final GM norm (Dubai Open): «It came earlier than I expected. There was a period in the fall of 2003 when I had roughly 2450, thought about norms, but I wasn’t really close. But in the spring I had my breakthrough»
«In the last tournament in Dubai, I was in the zone. I felt quite invincible, but I.didn’t really think I would beat the 2600’s. But I didn’t see how they would beat me. It was a great time with few things to worry about and youthful courage!»
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