Även i USA har man lagt märke till IM Magnus Carlsens resultat från Corus Chess Tournament (vann C-gruppen). GM Lubomir Kavalek skriver följande i Washington Posts schackspalten:
Mozart of Chess
Magnus Carlsen, a 13-year-old Norwegian sensation, made his first grandmaster norm and won the Corus C-group with an impressive score of 10½ points. He showed his enormous talent, defeating his closest rival, Dutch International Master Sipke Ernst, with one of the most dazzling attacks played in Wijk aan Zee this year. But was his smashing victory in the Classical Caro-Kann based on a marvelous imagination or did it represent homework well done?
[Corus 2004 - officiella sajten]