.If we compare Carlsen with Anand or me or someone else, by ten criteria, he will be stronger in eight of them.
Veselin Topalov 2015
When I saw MVL’s position, it is like a football match where you’re 3:0 down, with two minutes to go and you’re down to 10 men!
Lev Aronian 2016
If I’m thinking for more than 20 minutes about one move, it’s usually a waste. Sometimes you can come up with some amazing solution but most of the time you just end up looping: you consider a move, you reject it, then you’re desperate, you come back to the move, you don’t remember why you rejected it, you have to make a move so you make it – then your opponent replies and you remember why you rejected it. The longest wait I ever did between moves was one hour and five minutes – and the move was horrible.
Magnus Carlsen 2016
I think I like chess. That’s the main reason that I’m able to play at a reasonably high level – that I really love chess. Always have and always will (smiles). It’s the best game in the world!
Nigel Short 2016
Karpov Lost, Kasparov Lost, the Only One Who Remained Is Me.
Silvio Danailov 2014