Special edition of Donald Duck with Carlsen coming

by Albert Silver
11/3/2016 – Readers may recall a couple of years ago when the local Norwegian edition of Donald Duck comics decided to pay homage to their star, Magnus Carlsen. It should therefore come as no surprise to find out that in tribute to the world championship match to be held next week, Magnus Carlsen will grace its pages once more in a special edition laced with humor and lessons in chess!

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Two years ago, in October 2014, we ran a story on a special issue of Donald Duck published in Norway, in which Magnus Carlsen would be making a special appearance. This was done in complete collaboration with the world champion, who was an unabashed fan of the comic and not only agreed to it, but actively participated in the story development by contributing ideas of his own.

The comic was written by the Norwegian writer Knut Nærum and Magnus Carlsen himself

"You play a bit like Kvakkamura (Quackamura)"

It eventually came out in the November issue of 2014

Exactly two years later, in support of their champion, Norway’s edition of Donald Duck will be issuing a special edition with Magnus Carlsen. It will contain stories that are chess themed, but more importantly that will promote and teach the game to its readers.

The special edition with "Makspuls Clarsyn" will hit the stores on Monday


Born in the US, he grew up in Paris, France, where he completed his Baccalaureat, and after college moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He had a peak rating of 2240 FIDE, and was a key designer of Chess Assistant 6. In 2010 he joined the ChessBase family as an editor and writer at ChessBase News. He is also a passionate photographer with work appearing in numerous publications, and the content creator of the YouTube channel, Chess & Tech.

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