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Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is World Champion, Chennai 2013 Magnus Carlsen. The gold medal of the World Champion. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich
Magnus Carlsen is World Champion, Chennai 2013. The gold medal of the World Champion. Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich.

Magnus Carlsen is the new World Chess Champion, he beat Viswanathan Anand 6.5-3.5 in the World Chess Championship Match in Chennai 2013.
Magnus Carlsen (born 1990) - chess grandmaster, the challenger of World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship Match 2013.
In 2004 Magnus Carlsen of Norway became chess grandmaster.
Magnus Carlsen is World No.1 in the FIDE rating list, and he was World Number 1 in several FIDE rating lists in 2010, 2011 and in all rating lists in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In February 2013 FIDE Rating List Magnus Carlsen had the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2872. In March 2014 FIDE Rating List Magnus Carlsen had the highest Elo rating in the world of all time, 2881, in May 2014 Top 100 Players - 2882.
Magnus Carlsen with 8.5 out of 14 scores has won the Candidates tournament on tie-break thanks to the higher number of wins: he has 5 wins, Vladimir Kramnik has 4 wins.
Magnus has won many chess super tournaments, e.g. Wijk aan Zee (2008, 2010, 2013, 2015), London Chess Classic (2009, 2010, 2012), Tal Memorial (2011, 2012), Grand Slam Masters (2011, 2012), Pearl Spring (2009, 2010), Sinquefield Cup (2013), Zurich Chess Challenge (2014), Shamkir Chess (2014, 2015) and Baden-Baden (2015).
In June 2014 in Dubai Magnus Carlsen became World Rapid Chess Champion and World Blitz Chess Champion. In 2014 Magnus Carlsen had all three titles: Classical, Rapid and Blitz. Great!
In November 2014 World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat the challenger Viswanathan Anand 6.5-4.5 in the World Chess Championship Match in Sochi (Russia), and retained World Championship title.
In 2015 in Berlin Magnus Carlsen became World Rapid Chess Champion again.
In TIME 100 most influential people in the world 2013, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons, Magnus Carlsen is Titan.

In November 2016 World Champion Magnus Carlsen beat the challenger Sergey Karjakin in the World Chess Championship Match in New York 2016, and retained World Championship title.

Hobbies: Sport, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball. Magnus is a fan of the Real Madrid C. F. (Cristiano Ronaldo) and the National Basketball Association championships (Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks). Music: Dire Straits, Rammstein, the British rock band Coldplay, the song "In My Place". Books: chess books (Kramnik: My Life and Games), Donald Duck comics, books on history. Comedy films: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".

The excellent chess games were won by Magnus Carlsen: Kasimdzhanov - Carlsen, Moscow 2007, Carlsen - Anand, Grand Slam, Bilbao 2012; Carlsen - Grischuk, Candidates, London 2013; Carlsen - Gelfand, Candidates, London 2013; Carlsen - Anand, Tal Memorial, Moscow 2013, Carlsen - Anand, Chennai (5) 2013, Anand - Carlsen, Chennai (6) 2013, Anand - Carlsen, Chennai (9) 2013, Mamedyarov - Carlsen, Shamkir (6) 2014, Carlsen - Anand, WCC, Sochi (2) 2014, Carlsen - Li, Doha 2015, Carlsen - Tomashevsky, Wijk aan Zee 2016, Karjakin - Carlsen, World Championship Tiebreak (3), New York 2016.

In 2010 Magnus Carlsen was a model for the G-Star Raw together with the famous actress Liv Tyler, who played Arwen Undomiel in the great film trilogy "The Lord of the Rings". In February 2014 Magnus Carlsen was a model for the G-Star Raw Spring/Summer 2014 collection of clothes together with the model and actress Lily Luahana Cole. In December 2015 Magnus Carlsen was part of the new Porsche 911 commercial, together with Muhammad Ali and Maria Sharapova.
Magnus Carlsen's sponsors: Nordic Semiconductor, Arctic Securities, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig, and VG Verdens Gang AS.

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