domingo, 23 de marzo de 2014

Extensive listening: Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen

In February this year CBS's 60 Minutes rebroadcast their segment The Mozart of Chess, originally aired in February 2012, on World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen.

This is the way reporter Bob Simon introduced the segment and Magnus Carlsen.

"Magnus Carlsen is the best in the world. He is a 21-year-old Norwegian, reigns supreme in a sport played by 500 million people. It is chess. Many don't think of it as a sport because nobody moves, but chess masters will tell you it can be more brutal than boxing. That's because at the championship level, the objective is not only to win, but to demolish your opponent. That can take hours, the best players need extraordinary endurance so most of them are young. Magnus is the youngest number one ever. And no one can explain to you how he does what he does. As we reported in February, it seems to come from another world, which is why he has become known as the Mozart of chess."

You can read the transcript here.

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