World Chess Champion – Magnus Carlsen

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World Chess Champion – Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sven ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩]; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, Carlsen earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 years and 148 days.

Short info about Magnus Carlsen

Full nameSven Magnus Øen Carlsen
CountryNorway
Born30 November 1990 (age 26)
Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
TitleGrandmaster (2004)
World Champion2013–present
FIDE rating2827 (September 2017)
Peak rating2882 (May 2014)
RankingNo. 1 (September 2017)
Peak rankingNo. 1 (January 2010)

Native to Tønsberg, Carlsen was introduced to chess at the age of 5 and played in his first tournament at the age of 8. He earned his grandmaster title in 2004 and was competing successfully against the world’s strongest grandmasters by 2007. He surpassed an Elo rating of 2800 in 2009 and reached No. 1 in the FIDE rankings in 2010, becoming the youngest person ever to achieve those feats.

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