2012: The Magnus Era
Welcome to the era of Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian superstar. Magnus is undeniably one of the most prodigious chess figures in the history of the game. He's the highest rated player ever. He became a Grandmaster at age thirteen. And he's a fashion model. He plays a well-rounded game - a variety of openings, blistering tactical play, unfathomable positional understanding, insane endgame calculation, and a ridiculous ability to defend almost any position. And at only 24 years of age, he may stay the dominant chess figure for years to come.