Other than playing chess, grandmasters do have other jobs. The vast majority of chess grandmasters can’t afford to concentrate on playing chess full-time because it simply isn’t well-rewarded enough to do so. The most common way for a grandmaster to supplement their income is to coach chess. That be very well paid, and it helps keep the grandmaster’s game in shape too.
Our top 8 grandmaster blunders of all time include the current world champion Magnus Carlsen throwing a game away, the former world champion Anataloy Karpov doing it twice, and a grandmaster being soundly thrashed due to an unforced error playing a computer and then the computers returning the favor when playing another grandmaster! This is a must see group of games for any keen chess player.
Although the most prevalent image of chess players is that they are nerdy, some arrogant chess players, including world champions, do exist. Some chess players are arrogant probably because they have so much heart, soul, and pride in the game. In the midst of such high emotions, people’s behaviour can become that much more intense.
Carlsen is not better at chess than a computer because no human mind can keep up with a chess computer that is using maximum analytical capacity. A computer can analyze billions of possibilities and billions of positions ahead. Despite his chess genius, Carlsen cannot compare to that kind of analytical power.
Magnus Carlsen is the best player in the world right now. He is the current World Blitz Champion, the World Rapid Chess Champion, the World Chess Champion and has a higher ELO rating than Hikaru. Carlsen also has a better record head-to-head though Hikaru has won more rapid games as black than Carlsen has.