|Carlsen on top of the London Eye.|
|Book published in 2004|
We can only imagine how high Carlsen could go once he stops needing luck to escape from a losing position (against Luke McShane) or when he finds the critical move order to convert all pleasant advantages into victories (against Hikaru Nakamura and Viswanathan Anand). Indeed, he has plenty of room for improvement compared to a computer programs like Houdini. Regardless, the always opinionated Kasparov already conceded that Carlsen has the necessary talent to reach 2900, only as long as he continues to work hard.
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