Magnus Carlsen has said that he may stay at the top for
another 20 years. And who can argue with the World Champion? He's been
dominating top-level chess with an iron fist and has rightly highlighted the
lack of consistency from his potential rivals.
When Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov and Magnus
Carlsen burst onto the chess scene, there was no doubt whatsoever about their
future destiny: sooner or later they were going to become World Champion. How
different is the situation today, when there seems to be no such player.
New In Chess contributing editor Anish Giri
presents ten chess players that may challenge Carlsen's hegemony in the years
ahead. Or may not. Giri not only shares his insider's knowledge about his
colleagues in his lucid and witty notes to their games, he also provides the
reader with valuable lessons in all phases of the game.
Anish Giri (1994) became a Grandmaster at the
age of 14. IM John Donaldson, Chess Today, on Giri's My
Junior Years in 20 Games:
"The games are thoroughly and instructively
annotated. An excellent book and one that deserves a place in every chess
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