Since its inception in 2014, the Play Magnus app has mainly been associated with the ability to challenge the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, playing him at any stage of his chess career.
Our new “Hall of Fame” system builds up on that framework and allows you to take on a much more diverse field of opponents, belonging either to the “Story” or to the “Top Players” categories.
The characters in this category are going to be the people who helped Magnus become the person he is today, aiding him on the way to the chess throne and onwards. Members of Carlsen’s family and his chess team, as well as key developers of Play Magnus – these are the types of opponents you will get to meet in the app very soon.
Right now you can play against Grandmaster Torbjørn Ringdal Hansen, Carlsen’s first chess coach and the newest opponent in the app.
Moreover, as a kick-off bonus, you can also expect to challenge Henrik Albert Carlsen. Magnus Carlsen’s father is coming to the Play Magnus app in early February.
Apart from the Magnus gang from the “Story” category, you will also obtain a chance to challenge chess legends from the past and modern elite players.
At the end of 2020 we introduced the Fischer World Chess Champion Wesley So into our app. You can expect plenty of other chess stars to pay us a visit in the future! Let us know whom you would like to get featured in Play Magnus and we will do our best to make it happen.
What is the Hall of Fame System All About?
Here is a quick overview of the main features of the “Hall of Fame” system:
- Each month at least one new character will be introduced into Play Magnus in addition to the existing ones.
- You can expect the opponents to differ in style, chess strength, age, gender, in-game banter, design theme, etc., making the playing process more diverse and fun. Also, we will be adding more features to the app in the future, allowing for an even more exciting playing experience.
- The “Top Players” category grants you a chance to battle against famous chess players whom you probably know and admire already.
- The “Story” category allows you to familiarize yourself better with the people who played a critical role in Magnus Carlsen’s career, offering you invaluable insights into what it takes to become a World Chess Champion. As the old adage goes: “The king is played by his retinue”.
- The new opponents will be available for free to all subscribers of the Play Magnus app. There will also be an option to unlock the characters using Brain Power for Play Magnus users who do not currently have a membership.