Today is October 15th of the year 2016. It is yet 27 days till the 2016 WCC match of Magnus Carlen vs Sergey Karjakin.
Magnus Carlsen is good icon for the ame of chess, He is very much unlike Bobby Fischer (1972), who after wnning the WCC, abandoned tournament play. Magnus is a good strong man with the stamina and endurance to win the former World Chess Championship match (2014) against Viswanathan Anand.
Here he is with the white pieces in game 2, playing the Ruy Lopez.