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Magnus Carlsen vs. The World was played at the 2nd Gran Chess Festival (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico. It was a vote style game where on each move an audience, "The World", would chose the best of three grandmaster move options. This is the second time Magnus Carlsen competed in a game against "The World". The 1st time the World's #1 ranked chess player played against "The World" was in September of 2010 at a G-Star Raw event.
The Magnus Carlsen vs. The World game took place on November 24th, 2012.
yeah but it's not like the group of grandmasters get together and get to decide on a move together, they each only offer their move and then regular people choose which one they like the most. it's not at all the sum of the GM's abilities, you don't see that?
what I'm trying to say is that the world isn't the sum of everyone's abilities; it's only as good as its best player. and since magnus is the #1 player in the world, I find the likelihood of the world's success pretty futile
I honestly think magnus beating "the world" is an easy feat. Think about it like this: magnus can destroy the avg GM, and what's more, you have regular people voting on moves that don't work together coherently. My point being that these GMs probably see different plans that regular people certainly don't understand so it really only takes one wrong move to lose to Magnus. It's no surprise that both of the games were won very quickly and decisively to Magnus.
Hey Jerry, good stuff you have here! Very nice commentary, thanks for sharing!
Awesome commentary Jerry! Magnus is a beast! GG
Second verse, same as the first. Magnus wins again.
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