Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Looks Smarter Than You In New Biopic Trailer

Expect serious mind games

Magnus Carlsen has been ranked the number one chess player since he was 13 years old, probably the age you learned to tell time properly. His new eponymous biopic, directed by Bejamin Rhee, follows the Norwegian champion - now 25 - who is the highest ever rated chess player. 

The journey to success is an emotional experience for Magnus - in old footage, you see a young boy who is painfully aware he is "different from the rest of the class." 

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Carlsen attributes his talent to relying on instinct and a feeling he cannot explain. Not something most of us can claim when confronted with 64 squares and 16 figures to place them on.

Magnus will be screened on 19 and 23 April at the Tribeca Film Festival and generally released this November. Just in time for this year's World Chess Championships, in case you haven't bought your ticket already.

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