Magnus Carlsen on Time 100

by admin on April 19, 2013

This week TIME magazine published its annual list of “the 100 most influential people in the world,” and guess who was on it? Oh, I guess the title of this post gave it away. Magnus Carlsen made the list, and got a nice one-paragraph bio from Garry Kasparov, who wrote, “his intuitive style conserves the mystique of chess at a time when every CPU-enhanced fan thinks the game is easy.”

I thought it was interesting that TIME divided the list into Titans, Pioneers, Icons, Leaders, and Artists. What a puzzling list. What is the difference between a Titan, a Pioneer, and an Icon? Can they not be one and the same? Why include Artists but not Scientists? I guess scientists aren’t influential enough.

Anyway, Magnus was listed as a Titan. Last I heard, the Titans were a race of old gods that came in second in a war against the Olympians. I hope this isn’t a bad omen for him. Congratulations on the recognition, Magnus … now go back to getting ready for Viswanathan Anand!

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