...Carlsen is demonstrating one of his most feared qualities, namely his “nettlesomeness,” to use a term coined for this purpose by Ken Regan. Using computer analysis, you can measure which players do the most to cause their opponents to make mistakes. Carlsen has the highest nettlesomeness score by this metric, because his creative moves pressure the other player and open up a lot of room for mistakes. In contrast, a player such as Kramnik plays a high percentage of very accurate moves, and of course he is very strong, but those moves are in some way calmer and they are less likely to induce mistakes in response.


A characteristic of chess players. A measure of how often they make moves that cause their opponent to make mistakes.

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 Nettlesomeness, and the first half of the Carlsen-Anand match
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Cowen , Tyler (11/16/2013), Nettlesomeness, and the first half of the Carlsen-Anand match, Marginal Revolution, Retrieved on 2013-11-22
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