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.


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rgorn rgorn 11/8/2016 01:15
Looks like you are right. There is a white pawn on d2 next to the queen on e2.
Kornrade Kornrade 11/6/2016 05:25
I think it is rather like this (white pawns A-D are on the starting position):
1.e4 c6
2.Nc3 d5
3.Qe2 dxe4
4.Nxe4 Nd7
Resistance Resistance 11/5/2016 10:58
I admire Magnus' character. He is the world champion, and so, as a rather public figure (more than most players, at least), you would understand if he decided to keep his private life away from the media. Nonetheless, he is faithful to himself and openly shares this aspect of his life which many would prefer to keep silent. Thanks Magnus for your courage, for it also shows the many that you don't have to sell yourself or betray any of your principles in order to reach success.

Kesaris Kesaris 11/5/2016 08:11
Very cool!

algorithmy algorithmy 11/5/2016 10:11
@ rgorn
wonderfully spotted, well done!
rgorn rgorn 11/5/2016 04:46
1. e4 c6
2. d4 d5
3. Nd2 dxe4
4. Nxe4 Nd7
5. Qe2 ...
6. Nxd6 #

What did Black play on his 5th?

The Junior made two moves in a row?
Checkok Checkok 11/4/2016 08:10
Could we have a version in English please?
vladivaclav vladivaclav 11/4/2016 05:30
Kvakkamura xD :):)
jajalamapratapri jajalamapratapri 11/4/2016 04:01
More to the point:

Is chessbase going to broadcast the games this time??
DionFortune DionFortune 11/4/2016 01:21
Fischer liked Tarzan and (apparently) Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu novels. Tal had a degree in Philology; Spassky was steeped in the novels of Dostoevsky; Kasparov's favourite novel is Bulgakov's The Master and Margerita. Carlsen likes Donald Duck. Is there a theme developing here?
This will cheer you up, Boris: DONALD´S NEPHEWS 1938, YouTube.
algorithmy algorithmy 11/4/2016 09:39
"You play a bit like Quackamura"
sicilian_D sicilian_D 11/4/2016 07:51