Magnus Carlsen Biography
Magnus Carlsen born Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and the current World Chess Champion (as of 2018) born on 30th November 1990 in Tønsberg, Norway. He earned his grandmaster title at the age of 13 years and 148 days.
At the age of 5, he learnt to play chess from his father . The game became his big passion, his first target was to beat his sister, then his father and it obviously didn’t stop there. At the age of 13, he became an International Grandmaster, the youngest at the time.
During the Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament, in October 2009, he became the fifth chess player in the history to achieve an Elo-rating over 2800 and youngest to do so. He also became The World Blitz Chess Champion the same year. On January, the 1st of 2010 the new FIDE list was published and at the age of 19, he became the youngest chess player to be ranked World Number One.
He is the World Champion and arguably the strongest player who ever lived. In 2013, at 22, he defeated Viswanathan Anand to become the second youngest unchallenged World Champion in history , though he had already been the man to beat for the previous three years. He followed that up by claiming both the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in June 2014 before defending the big title against Anand in November 2014.
Magnus Carlsen Age
He was born on 30th November 1990 in Tønsberg, Norway. He is 28 years old as of 2018.
Magnus Carlsen Iq
Magnus Carlsen IQ (intelligence quotient) is estimated to be between 185 and 190.
Magnus Carlsen Sister
Magnus Carlsen Girlfriend
Magnus is currently dating Synne Cristian Larsen. The two have been in a relationship since the Valentine’s Day of 2017.
Magnus Carlsen Net Worth
Magnus has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Magnus Carlsen Chess App
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Magnus Carlsen Rating
Magnus Carlsen House
Magnus lives in Holmenkollen, in the west of Oslo.
Magnus Carlsen Kasparov
Kasparov vs Carlsen – Who Is The Best?
Who is the best chess player ever? It’s a Kasparov vs Carlsen fight?
This is always a controversial topic. Some chess fans consider the Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov to be the greatest chess player of all times, others speak of the Norwegian giant and current World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen as the world’s best chess player ever.
Today, Garry Kasparov is 54 years old which means he is old enough to be the father of Magnus Carlsen with his 26 years. Due to that Garry Kasparov retired from professional chess in 2005, little can be concluded from a comparison of their current performances.
Surely, if both players played a match these days, Magnus Carlsen would be the undisputed favorite as he’s regularly playing at the world’s highest level, while Kasparov mainly commentates elite chess tournaments and plays blitz and rapid games every now and then.
To compare these two outstanding chess giants, one needs to take a closer look at their individual careers necessarily
Magnus Carlsen Film
Magnus is a 2016 documentary exploring the life and mind of Magnus Carlsen, the charismatic Norwegian prodigy who became world chess champion. Born in 1990, Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.
Initial release: 2 September 2016 (Norway)
Director: Benjamin Ree
Producer: Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen
Executive producers: Øyvind Asbjørnsen, Aage Aaberge
Screenplay: Benjamin Ree, Linn-Jeanethe Kyed
Magnus Carlsen Instagram
Magnus Carlsen Twitter
Magnus Carlsen Book
- How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games
- Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
- Carlsen: Move by Move
- Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained
Carlsen’s Assault on the Throne
- Magnus Force
- Wonderboy Magnus Carlsen
- Tactics Training – Magnus Carlsen: How to Improve Your Chess with Magnus Carlsen and Become a Chess Tactics Master
Magnus Carlsen Loses
Magnus Carlsen Games
- Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 1-0
- Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 1-0
- J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 0-1
- Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 0-1
- Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 0-1
- Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 1-0
- Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 1-0
- Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 0-1
- Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 1-0
- Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 1-0
- FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)
- Anand – Carlsen World Championship (2013)
- Carlsen – Anand World Championship (2014)
- Carlsen – Karjakin World Championship (2016)
- Corus Group C (2004)
- Norwegian Championship (2006)
- Norwegian Championship (2004)
- Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009)
- Tata Steel (2015)
- Tata Steel (2013)
- Isle of Man Open (2017)
- Chess.com Speed Chess Championship 2017/18 (2017)
- Corus Group B (2006)
- Norwegian Championship (2005)
- Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)
- Pro Chess League (2018)
- World Chess Cup (2007)
- FIDE World Cup (2005)
- XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)
- Carlsen Cranks Up Fredthebear by fredthebear
- Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen by jakaiden
- studiare scacchi con Magnus Carlsen by mariofrisini
- rodmalone’s favorite games carlsen by rodmalone
- HiperKing Magnus by Gottschalk
- MAGNUS CARLSEN’S BEST GAMES by notyetagm
- MAGNUS CARLSEN’S BEST GAMES by SantGG
- The Carlsen Chronicles by MoonlitKnight
- Wonderboy – Magnus Carlsen, 2000-2004 by Resignation Trap
- Match Carlsen! by amadeus
- Magnus Carlsen by akatombo
- Move by Move – Carlsen (Lakdawala) by Qindarka
- Carlsen’s winning miniatures by alexmagnus
- Power Chess – Carlsen by Anatoly21
- Altibox Norway
- M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen (Jun-08-18) 1/2-1/2
- Carlsen vs Mamedyarov (Jun-06-18) 1/2-1/2
- W So vs Carlsen (Jun-03-18) 1-0
- Carlsen vs Anand (Jun-02-18) 1/2-1/2
- Nakamura vs Carlsen (Jun-01-18) 1/2-1/2
Magnus Carlsen Opening
8 Chess Openings that are the most common openings that Magnus Calrsen plays.
1. Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6
The Berlin Defense has a reputation of a solid opening and even a drawish one. It is sometimes referred as the “Berlin Wall”. This opening leads to positions that Magnus excels at, thus it’s on top of “to-play” list.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6
Sicilian Defense is the most popular, highest scoring response to 1.e4. The sole reason why 1.d4 is statistically better for white is because there is no Sicilian Defense against it. It is no surprise Carlsen has to face the Sicilian on daily basis in many his games. And he doesn’t mind. He has proven many time that he know a thing or two about the Sicilian.
Ruy Lopez – Open Variation
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4
Open variation of Ruy Lopez is another favorite in Carlsen’s repertoire. It is a very solid opening, leading mainly to positional chess. Carlsen prefers quiet games where he can capitalize on his main advantage – higher quality moves and smaller error percentage.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4
Scotch Game is considered a very drawish opening, where black has no difficulty equalizing.
Why Magnus Carlsen is playing this opening? Doesn’t World Champion and number 1 player wants to play for a win with white pieces?
Carlsen’s style is unique, he plays his best in seemingly equal positions, yet he is capable of winning many minimizing the risk of losing. That’s why Scotch is one of the openings of choice.
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3
Queen’s Indian is a very solid, hyper-modern opening. Black fianchetto his queen’s side bishop early on in the game. As in the other Indian defenses, center is controlled by pieces not pawns. This opening is famous for its counter-attacking chances and was played by many strong players including Magnus Carlsen.
Ruy Lopez – Berlin Defense – Open Variation
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4
Carsen plays Berlin Defense with both colors and gets consistent results. This is a great opening choice for a player like him. Carlsen reaches easy equality and that’s where the game actually begins. Don’t be surprised to see a 60+ move struggle.
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
Sicilian Defense is another opening that Carlsen plays with both white and black. There is slight change up in lines and variations he picks, but the beginning moves are the same. Sicilian can be played both aggressively and positionally. He usually picks the second option, unless he is in a “must win” situation.
Queen’s Gambit Declined
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3
Queen’s Gambit Declined is the opening that was tested extensively during many World Championship matches including Alekhine – Capablanca, Kasparov-Karpov and the recent Anand-Topalov. Black constructs a solid position with central pawns and it’s what considered to be one of the most solid defenses in chess theory. No wonder Magnus Carlsen plays it as well!