Magnus Carlsen – Anatoli Karpov, Reykjavik Rapid 2004 http://netkaup.is/2013/10/05/magnus-carlsen-reykjavik-rapid-2004/ Magnus Carlsen 33 Images of Magnus Carlsen's Path to Success In 2013, at the age of 22, Carlsen became 16th World Chess Champion. After becoming a world chess champion he was asked what would he prefer: being world’s number 1 or having a world chess championship title? He shrugged his shoulders and said, both. 21.6. 2014 NCO eCommerce, www.netkaup.is
The 1990's saw Anatoly Karpov going through the motions. He was enough of a player to win Linares-94 with an astronomical score, enough of a politician to secure himself another World Title after Kasparov left FIDE in pursuit of his corporate dreams, and enough of a slime-ball to throw in two or three lawsuits trying to milk this thing with FIDE long after it became painfully clear that as a 50-year-old Tolya no longer measures up with the young generation.