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Maybe if I didn’t have the talent in chess I’d find the talent in something else. The only thing I know is that I have…
Unfortunately I’m still not a fashion expert.
Right now I’m really happy with how things are going with my chess career, so I’m not thinking of doing anything else.
My former coach, Simen Agdestein, used to be the best player in Norway.
It’s nice to be financially secure. Apart from that, I really don’t care too much about money.
My father, a fine chess player himself, has been a massive influence throughout my life.
I’m not really into rap.
It’s easy for me to get along with chess players. Even though we are all very different, we have chess in common.
I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up.
I get more upset at losing at other things than chess. I always get upset when I lose at Monopoly.
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
I started by just sitting by the chessboard exploring things. I didn’t even have books at first, and I just played by myself. I learnt…
It’s just not my nature to go around idolizing people.
I don’t look at computers as opponents. For me it is much more interesting to beat humans.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people – men of the…
I was lucky enough to attend schools where they were understanding about when I needed to go abroad to play chess. Of course, socially it…
People ask what my goal is. I don’t have a goal.
Once you’re a chess player, you spend a lot of time thinking about the game and you can’t get it completely out of your head.
I honestly don’t read that much. Obviously I read chess books – in terms of favorites, Kasparov’s ‘My Great Predecessors’ is pretty good.
I’ve never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn’t use…
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