Mette Norgaard

Confidence Resources

 
 

MAGNUS

The documentary Magnus shows the beauty of deep training, intuition, and flow. It features Magnus Carlsen, the so-called Mozart of Chess, and Vishvanad Anand during the 2013 World Chess Championship. 

Frankly, it’s gut wrenching to watch Magnus the first four games, talk about gauche under pressure. Then they have a one-day break. While Anand studies, Magnus hangs out with his family. Surrounded by affection, goofing around, doing silly stuff. And something falls into place. 

As game five is about to begin, Magnus strolls in with his signature smile, totally relaxed. The magic is back. Trusting his training, he senses the patterns and makes decisions intuitively. Pure grace under pressure. And he wins.