Learning From Past Mistakes, Magnus Carlsen Is Right on Time for FPL Season

Published 04/09/2022, 1:50 PM EDT

The former world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, is equally skilled at Fantasy Premier League as he is in chess. Given his success in FPL, the chess Grand Master appears more talented than most football managers in the game. In fact, in the 2019 season, he finished amongst the top 10 players in the league.

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Carlsen’s analytical skills are very sharp. Perhaps this is the reason he is really good at making just the right team. Although many would say it is sheer luck but the world champion actually does a lot of homework before every match. Furthermore, he has an amazing understanding of numbers and how the overall game functions.

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Magnus Carlsen remembered the deadline this time

When he missed the FPL deadline in February 2022, he called it “Of the many blunders I’ve made in my professional career, this may be the most embarrassing yet!” However, this time the Norwegian Grand Master made no mistake and was well in time. He posted about the same on his Twitter handle.

This time he wrote, “And yes. I remembered the FPL deadline. ” Although it’s hard to imagine a chess player like Magnus Carlsen can forget anything. But at the end of the day, he is just a human. Or is he not?

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Surely, when it comes to the calculation in a game of chess, his skills are equal to that of a supercomputer. For this amazing quality, people often call him a machine. But only Carlsen knows who he really is.

Who will be the next world championship challenger?

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Through the FIDE Grand Prix 2022, American Grand Master, Hikaru Nakamura, and Hungarian Grand Master, Richard Rapport made their entry into the Candidate’s Tournament. The winner of this tournament will be the next challenger against Magnus Carlsen for the world chess championship. With Hikaru making a comeback in classical chess after 2 years, it will be a tournament worth watching.

However, all eyes will be on the youngest 2800 rated Iranian Grand Master Alireza Firouzja. So far in his brief career, he has been exceptional and speculations are that he might be the only one that can beat Magnus in the world championship.

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Who are you rooting for in the Candidate’s Tournament?

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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