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This documentary follows the career of Magnus Carlsen, the Norwegian chess prodigy who would go on to become World Champion in 2013, at the age of just 22. We follow the rise to fame and glory of Magnus, a shy and introspected young man, via home movies and other archive clips. Showcasing extraordinary ability throughout, his goal is to qualify for the World Championship Match but must win a tournament comprised of challengers in order to do so. The film focuses on the psychology it takes to succeed and the support network required in order to achieve great things at any age.
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