"Magnus Carlsen’s Cousin in America"

Excerpt from Chessbase.com

Fantastic article on chessbase.com! Read the excerpt below then check it out on chessbase.com!

“Two weeks ago we published an interview by the German magazine Der Spiegel with Magnus Carlsen, with a picture that one of our readers found familiar. “He looks remarkably like my son,” thought Professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige of Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts. After a little research we discovered that the two are second cousins. Guess who the American relative is.”

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NOTE:  As everyone knows, this was an April Fool’s Joke.  : – )  Find out more about this Chessbase prank here — >  http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6232

1 Comment
  • Chris Chase

    This is not true. It was one of three stories that ChessBase ran on April 1st prank to see who could figure out what the the joke story was out of the three. The other two were about Large Hadron Collider and about exhuming Fischer’s body (which, is sadly, the correct story). Here is the chessbase story explaining the joke and their reader’s comments:


    I really think that you should correct this.


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