Do you see many brilliant ideas waged by Magnus over the board? Well, probably not.
What does Carlsen himself think of inspiration and new ideas?
“You can play good games and you can win, but flashes of true inspiration are very hard to come by. It feels like making a big scientific discovery in a way. It doesn’t happen very often, at least not with me.” Fair enough. (source here)
Now think of a true artist, or a genius, who is without inspiration and new constructive ideas. That simply cannot be true. Period.
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