Magnus Carlsen is the youngest Chess Grandmaster, and that's an inspiration to many a budding talents also looking to reach that level. And if you are one of those treat the game with utmost seriousness, here's you chance to harness your skills against the man himself.
According to reports, a brand new free app, dubbed Play Magnus, has been released which lets you challenge a digital version of the reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen on your iPhone.
Carlsen holds the highest rating of any grandmaster ever, and so a match with a player of that caliber might be a nerve wrecking proposal. However, it's not that hard as well as the game allows you to challenge the champion at various stages in his career.
"Want to test your chess skills against the World Champion of Chess? Now you can! Play Magnus offers you the opportunity to play chess against the official Magnus Carlsen "tuned" chess engine and gives you the chance to qualify to play Magnus Carlsen Live at a secret location," the official app store description for the same states.
"Play Magnus supports 1 player gameplay, while future versions will offer multiplayer functionality.
In the mean time, test your skills against challenging the Magnus Carlsen computer opponent and share with your friends to earn additional points," it adds.
The game offers exciting features which are as follows:
- Magnus Carlsen tuned chess engine with general functionality
- Sharing functions
- About Magnus Carlsen updates
- Exclusive chess training with Magnus Carlsen approved problems
- Exclusive video content of Magnus Carlsen
- Chance to qualify to Play Magnus Live at a secret location annually
Play Magnus is currently available for download for free in Apple's App Store.