The 25-year-old Norwegian Magnus Carlsen will be defending his title this fall against his Russian challenger, Sergey Karjakin. The World Chess Champion tells DW how he wants to make chess more accessible to everyone.
DW: Since the end of March, you've known that you will be competing against the Russian Sergey Karjakin at the World Chess Championship in November. Have you already started preparing?
Magnus Carlsen: I cannot say that I've already started my preparation. I've started thinking about it. But my main focus now is on the next tournaments that I have.
When do you plan to begin?
Probably some concrete preparations will begin in May. A lot of the preparation will be in Norway, maybe some other places as well. But the base will be in Norway.
How important are computer programs for your preparation?...
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