Grischuk has won two team gold medals, three team silvers, a team bronze, and an individual bronze medal at Chess Olympiads. [93], In March it was announced that Carlsen had split from Kasparov and would no longer use him as a trainer,[94] although this was put into different context by Carlsen himself in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel, in which he stated that they would remain in contact and he would continue to attend training sessions with Kasparov. 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. "[355] He is an Armenian Grandmaster. In October 2006, he won the closed Essent Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen, beating Judit Polgár. [45], Carlsen was close to winning the 2006 Norwegian Chess Championship outright, but a last-round loss to Berge Østenstad dropped him into another tie for first place with Agdestein. When asked in a 2016 interview whether Carlsen's style resembles his own, Karpov answered: "It is quite possible. "[97], Carlsen shared first place alongside Ivanchuk in the Amber blindfold and rapid tournament. Anand won game nine with a powerful exchange sacrifice, but then lost four of the next five. In 2012 he was awarded the Order of St. Mesrop Mashtots. In the first round, Carlsen lost with black to Kramnik; this was Carlsen's second consecutive loss to Kramnik, and placed his hold on the world No. [159], In October, Carlsen successfully defended his title in the FIDE World Rapid Championships held in Berlin, as the first World Rapid Champion to do so in history, going +8−0=7. He is a former World Chess Champion. (2012). 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"[356], In a 2012 interview, Vladimir Kramnik stated that Carlsen's "excellent physical shape" was a contributing factor to his success against other top players as it prevents "psychological lapses", which enables him to maintain a high standard of play over long games and at the end of tournaments, when the energy levels of others have dropped. [43], Carlsen qualified for a place in the Corus B group due to his first-place finish in Corus group C in 2004. He made a draw in the classical match against Aronian and beat the two-time World Cup winner in the Armageddon with the black pieces to win his Round 1 match. Other players in the event were Aronian, Caruana, Topalov, Svidler, Kramnik, Grischuk, Giri and Agdestein. He was Russian champion in 2009. In 1995, he played the PCA World Chess Championship 1995 against Kasparov in New York City’s World Trade Center. Aronian won the FIDE World Cup in 2005 and 2017. Carlsen was coached at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport by the country's top player, Grandmaster (GM) Simen Agdestein,[4] who in turn cites Norwegian football manager Egil "Drillo" Olsen as a key inspiration for his coaching strategy. [372] The campaign was coordinated with the RAW World Chess Challenge in New York, an event in which Carlsen played an online team of global chess players, who voted on moves suggested by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Hikaru Nakamura and Judit Polgár. He also defeated the winner Wang in both of their individual games. ", "European Chess Club Cup: St Petersburg, Monaco Take Titles", "Magnus Carlsen pays for poor start as Daniil Dubov wins World Rapid Chess", "Carlsen & Lagno end 2018 as World Blitz Champions", "Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown", "Carlsen caps stunning Shamkir by beating Grischuk", "Year of the GOAT? Carlsen won the tournament by winning both tiebreak games against Caruana. Carlsen lost the first game, but won the second one, and in the tiebreak defeated Polgár 2–0. As a result, Carlsen's FIDE rating dropped to 2832, his lowest since November 2011 (2826). As a result of the victory, he earned his first GM norm, and achieved a PR of 2702. Despite a strong recovery, he was unable to attain a medal, placing fifth with 10½/15 (+9−3=3). In 2018, he played in Altibox Norway Chess for the second time, finishing 3rd. [85][86], Based on his average ranking from the July 2009 and January 2010 FIDE lists, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament that would determine the challenger to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2012. It was the first gold medal for the country in the history of the tournament. [74] In the qualification round Carlsen scored 1½–½ against Judit Polgár, 1–1 against Anand and 1–1 against Alexander Morozevich. Play Chess Online! In 2018 Fabiano won the Altibox Norway Chess tournament after winning the Candidates Tournament and qualified for a World Championship Match vs. Magnus Carlsen later in the year. [72] Playing in the category 18 Biel Grandmaster Tournament, Carlsen finished third with 6/10, with a PR of 2740. He scored an undefeated 8/10, winning every game as white (against Topalov, Wang Yue, Leko, Teimour Radjabov, and Dmitry Jakovenko), and also winning as black against Jakovenko. Carlsen continued his streak in April, winning Shamkir Chess with a score of 7/9 (+5−0=4), defeating Mamedyarov, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, and Rauf Mamedov. [73], In the Mainz World Rapid Chess Championship, Carlsen finished in second place after losing the final to defending champion Anand 3–1. In the 13-round tournament, he scored 10 points (+7−0=6), winning clear first 1½ points ahead of second-place finisher Aronian. [378], As of 2012[update], Carlsen is the only active chess professional with a full-time manager; Espen Agdestein, a FIDE Master and brother of Carlsen's former trainer Simen Agdestein, began working as an agent for Carlsen in late 2008. Ranked number 12 in the world. He opens with both 1.d4 and 1.e4, as well as 1.c4, and, on occasion, 1.Nf3, thus making it harder for opponents to prepare against him and reducing the effect of computer analysis. 15.10.2020 Magnus Carlsen wins Altibox Norway Chess 2020. On 3 January he defeated Nakamura 18–9 in the final, thus winning the tournament for a second time in a row. [209], Carlsen participated in the sixth edition of Shamkir Chess, held from 31 March to 9 April. [374], Film director J. J. Abrams offered Carlsen a role in the movie Star Trek Into Darkness as "a chess player from the future", but Carlsen was unable to get a work permit in time for shooting. He later withdrew from the Grand Prix cycle despite his initial success, criticising FIDE for "changing the rules dramatically in the middle of a World Championship cycle". At the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, So also won a gold medal for the Philippines. Playing both blitz and bullet chess for a total of three hours, Carlsen defeated Nakamura 14½ to 10½ and became the first winner of the Chess.com Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championship. Carlsen's score was 3½/6 (+1−0=5).[215]. I always loved the Norway Chess atmosphere. [109], Carlsen's next tournament was the Pearl Spring chess tournament on 19–30 October in Nanjing, China, against Anand, Topalov, Vugar Gashimov, Wang Yue, and Étienne Bacrot. With early wins over Bacrot, Wang Yue, and Topalov with white, Carlsen took the early lead, extending his winning streak with white in Nanjing to eight. [148], Carlsen played nine games for Norway in the 41st Chess Olympiad, scoring five wins, two draws, and two losses (against Arkadij Naiditsch and Ivan Šarić). He took clear first place with 7/9 (+5−0=4), two points ahead of runner-up Ding. The tournament was won by Kramnik with 4/6. Simen Agdestein emphasises Carlsen's exceptional memory, stating that he was able to recall the areas, population numbers, flags and capitals of all the countries in the world by the age of five. Viswanathan Anand, the 15th undisputed chess champion and surely the greatest Indian chess player of all time, was born on Dec. 11, 1969 in Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu, the southeasternmost state in India. [190], From 1 to 11 December, Carlsen competed in the 2017 London Chess Classic, the final event of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. In 2017, he played in Altibox Norway Chess for the first time, finishing with a tied 4th place. 1 in all three disciplines simultaneously. Instead of the usual single round-robin with ten participants, this year the Altibox Norway Chess tournament is a six-player double round-robin. [35], In the Smartfish Chess Masters event at the Drammen International Chess Festival 2004–05, Carlsen defeated Alexei Shirov, then ranked No. In the 2014 Olympiad he also won the individual gold medal on board 3, thanks to his performance rating of 2912, the best of the entire event. [172], From 26 to 30 December, Carlsen played in the World Rapid and Blitz Championships held in Doha, Qatar. In May of 2014, Magnus reached a peak rating of 2881. The 101 games consisted of 33 wins and 68 draws.[221]. [380] According to The New York Times, Carlsen earned US$1.2 million in 2012, the bulk of which was from sponsorships. Developed by LAST FRIDAY. [119][120], The Grand Slam Chess Final was held as a double round robin with six players, in São Paulo (25 September – 1 October) and Bilbao (5–11 October). [146], Carlsen won the FIDE World Rapid Championship, which was held in Dubai from 16 to 19 June. Live from Altibox Norway Chess. 1 ranking in serious jeopardy. He scored 3½/6 (+1−0=5), as his team finished fifth. Aronian loses his fourth Armageddon of the event. Magnus Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway in November, 1990. [186], On 1 October, Carlsen won the Isle of Man Open, a tournament held from 23 September to 1 October. This streak was halted by a draw to Anand in round seven, but in the penultimate round Carlsen secured first place by defeating Topalov with black. Carlsen had also helped Anand prepare for the World Chess Championships in 2007 and 2008. [203] In August, he competed in the 6th Sinquefield Cup. Although Carlsen had a slow start, including a loss against bottom-ranked Francisco Vallejo Pons, he finished +3−1=6, equal with Ivanchuk (whose +4−3=3 finish was equal due to three points for a win). In 2008 he won the Corsican Circuit rapid knockout.In 2009 he won the Mainz Ordix Open. 1, as well as the first player from a Western nation to reach the top of the FIDE rankings since Bobby Fischer in 1971. In 2007 at the age of 14, he became the youngest Grandmaster in the history of the United States, beating the record set by Bobby Fischer. [390] Unibet parent company Kindred Group is also a sponsor of Offerspill Chess Club. [391], As of 2016, Carlsen identifies as a social democrat and mostly follows a vegetarian diet; two of his sisters are vegetarians. He started well, scoring 2 wins and 4 draws in his first 6 games, but missed mate-in-3 versus Giri in round 7, which Giri described as "the most embarrassing moment" of Carlsen's career. 1 at Chess", "World Blitz Championship: Carlsen wins by three-point margin", "Magnus Carlsen drops out of World Championship cycle", "Magnus Carlsen: 'My job is to improve my chess, "Breaking news: Carlsen and Kasparov join forces", "Magnus Carlsen: The 19-Year-Old King of Chess", "World No1 Magnus Carlsen parts company with mentor Garry Kasparov", "Magnus Carlsen – 'I don't quite fit into the usual schemes, "Amber: Carlsen and Ivanchuk win 19th Amber", "Chess News – Anand in Playchess – the helpers in Sofia", "Medias R10: Magnus Carlsen wins with two-point lead", "Arctic Securities Rapid: Carlsen gets "hammered", reaches final", "Carlsen beats Anand, wins Arctic Securities Rapid", "Team-Composition for federation NOR – Open", "Standings; World Chess Olympiad 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk; Всемирная Шахматная Олимпиада Ханты-Мансийск", "Final Chess Masters 2010 in Shanghai and Bilbao", "Bekymret for Sjakk-Carlsen etter "ikke-sportslig styr, "Nanjing Super Chess Tournament 2010 (updated)", "Nanjing R10: Magnus wins with 2900+ performance", "Nakamura – Carlsen, Private Blitz Match", "Media Kings Rd10: Carlsen–Karjakin draw, Carlsen wins Medias 2011", "Biel Chess Festival 2011 | The Week in Chess", "Biel Rd.9: Caruana beats Morozevich, Carlsen wins Biel 2011", "Bilbao Masters – Carlsen takes first after blitz tiebreak", "Carlsen catches Aronian in last round, wins Tal Memorial on tiebreak", http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chess.pl?tid=75834, "Wijk aan Zee Rd13: Aronian is sole winner! He took clear first with 8/11 (+5−0=6), and improved his rating to 2882, equalling his peak set in 2014. [23][24] During the year away from school, he placed joint-third in the European Under-14 Championship[25] and ninth in the World Under-14 Championship. [135], Carlsen played in the 2013 Candidates Tournament, which took place in London, from 15 March to 1 April. He is a Chinese chess grandmaster. In 2009, On the FIDE rating list, Wesley So was rated the world’s strongest chess player for his age level (players born in 1993 and later). [108] Carlsen said he did not believe there was a direct connection. Particularly notable was his win over Sipke Ernst in the penultimate round, when Carlsen sacrificed material to give mate in just 29 moves. [150], Carlsen faced Anand in a match for the title of World Chess Champion in 2014. This resulted in a shared ninth place in the blindfold, shared second place in the rapid (behind Anand), and a shared eighth place overall. Children play chess on play dates. Yangyi Yu (China). Ranked number 5 in the world. [322] Carlsen has also won the Folkets Idrettspris, a people's choice award from the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, in 2009[323] and 2010. [47], Carlsen won the Glitnir Blitz Tournament in Iceland. He grew up when I was in power, and perhaps he studied my games. [231] He ultimately won the tournament with a round to spare,[233] finishing on 19½ points, one point ahead of runner-up Alireza Firouzja. Kotronias, Vassilios & Logothetis, Sotiris (2013). In the first round he obtained a winning position against Topalov after pressing in a long endgame, only to lose on time when he mistakenly thought that he would receive 15 minutes of extra time at move 60. [98] In May it was revealed that Carlsen had helped Anand prepare for the World Chess Championship 2010 against challenger Veselin Topalov, which Anand won 6½–5½ to retain the title. When the world championship was split, Anand played in both versions. Billed as the strongest chess tournament ever held, the remaining 4 players in the event were Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Veselin Topalov, and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. In December 2019, he reached the No. [197] In February, Carlsen won the unofficial Fischer Random Chess Championship, defeating Nakamura by a score of 14–10. 1 in the world", "Magnus Carlsen: Individual Calculations January 2010", "Norwegian Carlsen is youngest to top chess rankings", "Norwegian teenager to be crowned new chess king", "A Bold Opening for Chess Player Magnus Carlsen", "Rating Progress Chart – Carlsen, Magnus (NOR)", "August ratings: Carlsen at all-time high", "Magnus Carlsen: "I Love the Middlegame, Because There You Get Pure Chess, "Giri: "Magnus and I are very close in terms of style, "A Short Interview With Peter Heine Nielsen", "Kasparov63: Carlsen is a combination of ...", "Kasparov's verdict on Carlsen's withdrawal", "Aronian: "Magnus' main secret is his composure, "Nettlesomeness, and the first half of the Carlsen-Anand match", "Chess News – CBM training: Carlsen in Capablanca's footsteps", "Lubomir Kavalek: Magnus Carlsen Storms New York's Chess Scene", "Morozevich beats Aronian and Carlsen beats Radjabov in Tal Memorial Round 5 – The Week in Chess", "When artificial intelligence evaluates chess champions", "The World's Best Chess Player Has a Second Life as an Online Speed Chess Prankster", "Top 100 Players January 2004 FIDE Top players archive", "Tal Memorial Rd2 – Carlsen beats Gelfand", "Magnus Carlsen's new career: fashion model! On 17 March, in a blitz chess tournament in Reykjavík, Iceland, Carlsen defeated former World Champion Anatoly Karpov. He also won team gold and individual silver at the World Team Championships in 2015. 2. [327] In the July 2007 FIDE rankings, at the age of 16 years and 213 days, Carlsen attained a 2710 Elo rating, which made him the youngest person to surpass 2700 Elo (the record has since been broken by Wei Yi and Alireza Firouzja). With this win, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: knockout, tournament, and match. He performed poorly and had a performance rating of 2755, his lowest since 2015 (2670, at the European Team Chess Championship). [4] The family spent one year in Espoo, Finland, and then in Brussels, Belgium, before returning to Norway in 1998, where they lived in Lommedalen, Bærum. He finished second, with 5½/9, half a point behind Boris Gelfand. [122][123], In the London Chess Classic, played 3–12 December, Carlsen's streak of tournament victories ended when he finished third, behind Kramnik and Nakamura. World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the Altibox Norway Chess… © 2021 Tower AS. Also during this tournament, Carlsen recorded his first victory over Anish Giri in a classical game. He became a youth French champion in 1997 and a vice-champion in U14 at the age of 12. In 2007, Wesley So went on to become the youngest National Junior Open Chess Champion and won the gold medal on board one, at the World Under16 Team Championships. In the meantime, Levon Aronian and Alireza Firouzja also collected 3 points each by winning their classical games — Aronian inflicted Caruana’s … As in the Tal Memorial earlier in 2012, Carlsen managed to finish the tournament without any losses (+4−0=6). There, Carlsen lost to Evgeny Bareev,[42] but then won against Joël Lautier and Vladimir Malakhov before losing again to Gata Kamsky. Altibox Norway Chess LIVE. This achievement made him the world's youngest GM at the time, as well as the second-youngest GM in history at the time (after Sergey Karjakin, who earned the title at the age of 12 years and 7 months). He took clear first place with a score of 19/30 (+5−1=4; three points for a win) in a field comprising Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Morozevich, Alexey Shirov and Yannick Pelletier, two points ahead of Morozevich. This result put Carlsen in shared second place behind former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and equal with Ivanchuk. [196], From 13 to 28 January, Carlsen competed in the 80th Tata Steel Chess Tournament. On the March 2014 FIDE rating list, he was ranked number two in the world and had an Elo rating of 2830,making him the fourth highest rated player in history. Thus, Carlsen became the new World Chess Champion. He finished first in the rapid portion of the tournament with 12/18 (+5−2=2; two points for a win) and also first in the blitz portion with 11/18 (+7−3=8) to place first overall with a score of 23/36, two and a half points ahead of the runner-up, Wesley So. His ninth-round loss to Kramnik ended a streak of 36 rated games undefeated. [192][193] Carlsen won the blitz event, scoring 16/21 (+13−2=6), one and a half points ahead of his nearest competitors, Karjakin and Anand. [65], In the top group A of the 69th Corus chess tournament, Carlsen scored 8/13, achieving a PR of 2830. He is ranked as No. In January, Carlsen participated in the 79th Tata Steel Chess Tournament. At age 5 in 1998, after relocating from Miami to Park Slope Brooklyn in New York City, he learned to play chess at an after school program. 2 in the world at the time and had won the 2003 World Rapid Chess Championship. [377] He was also interviewed by Rainn Wilson for SoulPancake in 2013. ", "2018 Speed Chess Championship Official Schedule, Players, Prizes, Information", "Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017", "Magnus Carlsen storms back into form with Wijk aan Zee victory", "Carlsen Wins Fischer Random Chess Championship", "GRENKE Chess Classic 2018: Pairings & standings", "Carlsen Wins Shamkir Chess After Quick Draw With Ding", "Carlsen Finishes 2nd Behind Mamedyarov in Biel", "Sinquefield Cup: Three winners (one playoff)! [144], On 8 May, Carlsen played an exhibition game at Oslo City against the people of Norway, assisted by a grandmaster panel consisting of Simen Agdestein, Jon Ludvig Hammer, and Leif Erlend Johannessen. [26], Carlsen made headlines after his victory in the C group at the 2004 Corus chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee. Carlsen had a rocky start, losing his games to McShane and Anand in rounds 1 and 3, but winning with white against Adams and Nakamura in rounds 2 and 4. In 2017, he played in Altibox Norway Chess for the first time, finishing with a tied 4th place. [Carlsen] has been known to say that he isn't all that interested in opening preparation; his main forte is the middlegame, in which he manages to outplay many of his opponents with positional means. [178], Carlsen played in the Paris leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, which was held from 21 to 25 June. 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 2008, Wesley So was rated 2610 and was the youngest player in the history of the game to break the 2600 Elo barrier, surpassing the record previously held by Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen had a poor start to the tournament with two draws and a loss in the third round to Radosław Wojtaszek, which left him in tenth place among the fourteen players. Carlsen's endgame prowess has been described as among the greatest in history. [204] Carlsen represented Vålerenga sjakklubb at the 34th European Chess Club Cup in October. This was Carlsen's second title. On 5 November, Carlsen withdrew from the 2011 Candidates Tournament, having qualified as the highest rated challenger, citing dissatisfaction with the World Championship cycle format. In 2013, Wesley So won five major tournaments. [64], Carlsen reached the semi-final round of the World Chess Cup in December, after defeating Michael Adams in the round of 16 and Ivan Cheparinov in the quarterfinals. Outside the chess world, Yu studied Sports Economics at Beijing Sports University. 10. He tied for first with Caruana and Aronian on 5½/9 (+2−0=7), and jointly won the tournament after the trio decided to share the title. [234], Carlsen won the Chess Oscars from 2009 to 2013. 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. He also holds three team gold medals, one team silver and individual gold, two silver and one bronze from the World Team Chess Championship. He placed joint first with Giri, scoring 9/13 (+5−0=8). 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[389], In 2020, Carlsen announced that he had signed a two-year sponsorship deal with gambling company Unibet to act as a "global ambassador". He is also the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India’s highest sporting honour. It also prevented Carlsen from beating Agdestein's record as the youngest Norwegian champion ever. And at age 6 he started training with his first coach, the renowned National Master Bruce Pandolfini. [19] In October 2002, he placed sixth in the European Under-12 Championship in Peñiscola. [364], An artificial intelligence approach, designed by Jean-Marc Alliot of the Institut de recherche en informatique de Toulouse ("Toulouse Computer Science Research Institute"), which compares chess grandmaster moves against that of Stockfish—a chess engine that outperforms all human opponents—rated Carlsen as the best player of all time as he had the highest probability among all World Chess Champions to play the moves which Stockfish suggested. Topalov leads Anand in the race for the bonus prize of $75,000 awarded to the player with the best performance overall at Norway Chess, the Sinquefield Cup and the London Chess … [164] Carlsen then played in the second edition of the Qatar Masters Open, which was held from 20 to 29 December. These setbacks called into question from some whether Carlsen's activities outside chess, such as modelling for G-Star Raw, were distracting him from performing well at the chessboard. With a population of 5.4 million in the country, 264 people have died from the virus. In his second round, Carlsen lost with the white pieces to Anand; this was his first loss as White since January 2010. The Norway Chess tournament is one of the strongest chess tournaments where usually the top 10 players in the world are playing. [160] He reached the highest live rapid rating in history after the tournament, and was at that point ranked No. Levon Aronian (Armenia). [88] In September their partnership was revealed to the public by Norwegian newspapers. After almost two months, an elite over-the-board tournament Altibox Norway Chess 2020 started in the World Champion's homeland Norway. In the 3-way tiebreak, Carlsen was the top seed, meaning he faced the winner of the first tie-break match between Giri and Vachier-Lagrave. Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway, on 30 November 1990,[1] to Sigrun Øen, a chemical engineer, and Henrik Albert Carlsen, an IT consultant. [152][153], In February, Carlsen won the 3rd Grenke Chess Classic after a five-game tiebreak with Arkadij Naiditsch. Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002 when the world title was split. [92] Carlsen appeared to struggle in the last round against Fabiano Caruana, but saved a draw, leaving him half a point ahead of Kramnik and Shirov. Alexander Grischuk, born in October, 1983, is a Russian chess Grandmaster. 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