Magnus Carlsen - Super Chess Grandmaster
Sven Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the highest ranked player in history with a rating of 2872. This is higher than the peak rating of 2851 of the Russian Grandmaster and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, who was the highest ranked player almost continuously from 1986 till 2005 when he retired.
Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years. On the 1st of January 2010, aged 19 years he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1 and qualified for the Candidates Tournament that will determine the challenger for the World Chess Championship 2013. He qualified and became the challenger for the world title.
He won the world chess match against the defending world chess champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and became the new world chess champion 2013. A year later in 2014 he defended his title successfully versus Viswanathan Anand who qualified to become the challenger.
Carlsen is a universal player who does not rely upon opening preparation as extensive as other players do, but he changes his openings frequently to avoid any homemade preparations his opponents might have prepared for him.
Magnus Carlsen meets Garry Kasparov
Magnus Carlsen - his Chess Games
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