Magnus Carlsen

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Chess Player
Date of Birth November 30, 1990
Place of Birth Tonsberg, Norway
Age 29 years old
Horoscope Sagittarius

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Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. A chess prodigy, Carlsen achieved second place in the World U12 Chess Championship in 2002. Shortly after turning 13, he finished first in the C group of the Corus chess tournament, and earned the grandmaster title a few months later. At age 15, he won the Norwegian Chess Championship, and at 17, he finished joint first in the top group of Corus. He surpassed a rating of 2800 at age 18 and reached number one in the FIDE world rankings aged 19, becoming the youngest person ever to achieve those feats. Carlsen became World Chess Champion in 2013 by defeating Viswanathan Anand.

Full name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
Country: Norway
Born: November 30, 1990, Tønsberg, Norway
Title: Grandmaster (2004)
World Champion: 2013–present
FIDE rating: 2853
Peak rating: 2882 (May 2014)
Ranking: No. 1 (July 2011)
Peak ranking: No. 1 (January 2010)
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About Magnus Carlsen

Chess prodigy who was ranked the top player in the world, with a rating of 2872, in February of 2013, which was the highest rating in the history of the game.

Before Fame

He could assemble jigsaw puzzles at age 2, and was taught chess at age of 5; by 13 he had become the world's youngest grandmaster.


Not limited to chess, he also took on a modeling job for G-Star Raw's 2010 campaign and was voted among the 'sexiest men of 2013' by Cosmopolitan.

Family Life

His father taught him the basics of the game, including various chess positions, and then became his manager.


Director J.J. Abrams reportedly offered him a part in his new Star Trek movie, as a chess player from the future, but Carlsen could not obtain the work visa to take the part.

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