Now he shows up everywhere at Chess competitions like the London Chess Classic with his constant companion, his Father. There he will play against 8 other top ranking players but he is already being introduced as the number one player to beat in the world. He played against America’s number one ranking player Hikaru Nakamura and watched his eyes close from despair from his loss to this kid. Their match lasted 4 hours with no breaks.
Chess players are very serious and can have poker faces but when Magnus knows that he has got you, a big smile will ensue and you are done. Yes, the highlight of this sport is that sinister smile after hours of concentration. Nothing dramatic like what happened at a midnight show of the Batman movie where 58 people were injured and also 12 innocent dead bodies were before you; the scene in now real life that you would have only seen before in a dark and sinister movie.