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Magnus Carlsen

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About Magnus Carlsen

Last update: February, 2017

The famous sportsman Magnus Carlsen was born on November 30, 1990 in Oslo, Norway. The International Grandmaster Chess was crowned the sixteenth World Champion in his sport. The famous chess player was proclaimed world champion on November 22, 2013, at 22 years, 11 months and 23 days, making it the second-youngest champion ever after Garry Kasparov. It is the second chess player from West to break the supremacy of the Soviet Chess School since the great American master Bobby Fischer did it. Carlsen won the title by beating the current Indian champion Viswanathan Anand by 6½-3½ points (3 wins and 7 draws) in the game organized by the World Chess Federation, FIDE, in the Indian city of Chennai.

In 2010 Magnus Carlsen was placed in the first position of the world ranking of the International Chess Federation. He was the youngest player to surpass the 2800 Elo points and to achieve the position of world number one player after getting it at the age of 19 years and one month. In the February list of 2013, Magnus Carlsen reached 2876 Elo points, the highest figure of all time surpassing Kasparov’s 2851 won on July 1999.

On April 26, 2004 Carlsen became Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months and 27 days, at that time the youngest in the world. The famous chess player is the third-youngest Grand Master to win this title in history, after Sergey Karjakin and Parimarjan Negi.

Magnus Carlsen victories in chess tournaments are too extensive to be mentioned. Since his victory in Biel in 2007 he has been constant in staying on top of major tournaments, including Wijk aan Zee in 2008 and in 2010, Nanjing in 2009 and in 2010, the Master of Bilbao in 2011 and in 2012, the classic London in 2009 and in 2010 and the Tal Memorial in 2011 and in 2012. the famous chess player won the World Rapid Chess Championship in 2009 and his leadership in the sport of chess was confirmed by receiving the \"chess Oscar\" in three consecutive years, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

In June 2014, Magnus Carlsen managed to win the World Blitz Championship and the World Rapid Chess Championship. Thus, he became the first chess player able to achieve the three world titles at once. He had to defend the title against the same opponent, Viswanathan Anand in November 2014. It was a much tougher match than the first one but Magnus Carlsen finally managed to win 6½ to 4½. The acclaimed chess player will put his title at stake in 2016