Magnus Carlsen

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  • Name: Magnus Carlsen ( Sven Magnus Carlsen, Ian )
  • Date of birth: 30 November 1990
  • Age: 26 years
  • Place of birth: Tonsberg, Norway
  • Activity: the Norwegian chess player, 16-th world chess champion
  • Marital status: not married

    Magnus Carlsen: a biography

    In the asset «chess stars» Magnus Carlsen collected five Chess Oscars. This prestigious award was presented to the Norwegian 5 consecutive years, starting in 2009. The young athlete has managed the seemingly impossible: he has the highest ELO rating for the entire period of its existence – 2882 item. This indicator Magnus reached in the spring of 2014, thereby beating the record held by Garry Kasparov for 13 years.

    Magnus Carlsen
    A chess Prodigy |

    The full name of a chess genius – Sven Magnus Carlsen, Ian. He was born in November 1990 in Tønsberg, which is in the Norwegian province of Vestfold. But the son, in the family grew up three daughters: the eldest, Hellen, and two younger – Ingrid and Signa.

    Magnus Carlsen with family
    With family |

    The boy was a real gift for father – the engineer of the oil company Henrik Carlsen. He is an avid chess player who has achieved in this sport respectable result: ELO – 2100 points. With the birth of a son Henrik have the opportunity to grow myself a good partner for your favorite games. What the father started immediately. In the 5 years Magnus was planted for black-and-white Board. And after 3 years has achieved significant results. For a successful blitz game online Microsoft has sent the whole family on tour for a year.


    Since 2000, 10-year-old Magnus Carlsen started coaching international master ringdal torbjørn Hansen. Is a graduate of the Norwegian champion and grandmaster of Simena Agdestein. Notably, he advised the student to improve playing technique books of Soviet authors, among them books of Mark Dvoretsky and Shereshevsky, Mikhail. But after 2 years the young Magnus took from Hansen all that he was able to offer him. Therefore, for training talented teenager came from himself Agdestein.

    Magnus Carlsen and Garry Kasparov
    With Garry Kasparov |

    At the age of 13, Magnus Carlsen has managed to go from young child Prodigy to super star chess. He became the youngest grandmaster, finishing in 2nd place at the world Championship in Dubai. It happened in April 2004.

    In Reykjavik Magnus won the 12th world champion Anatoly Karpov, and the second champion Garry Kasparov – he played a draw. From that moment, the brilliant chess biography of Magnus Carlsen. Victories follow one another, affecting the whole chess world. In 2005, he ranked in the top ten players in the world Cup, which was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, and was able to confirm the title of the strongest player in the world. While the very young.

    Magnus Carlsen
    The young grandmaster |

    In 2009, the Norwegian Prodigy was coached by Kasparov. First secretly and then openly. The training took place from March to September. Thanks to the Russian mentor of the party of Magnus Carlsen become even thinner. As Kasparov admitted he was amazed at the abilities of the 19-year-old Norwegian. He demonstrated talent through intuition, without any additional failures. He feels the harmony of chess as it feels a virtuoso musician whose absolute pitch. No wonder Magnus Carlsen and his fans call «chess Mozart».

    Magnus Carlsen
    Chess Mozart |

    In the same 2009, Magnus Carlsen visited the tournament in China, gaining 8 out of 10 possible points. This speech is considered the best among all future. The Norwegian has achieved the highest ELO rating in history, leaving behind all his mentors, including Kasparov.

    In 2011, Carlsen managed to win his main at the time opponent Sergey Karjakin. After 2 years, the youngest grandmaster was among the most influential people in the world. In the list next to the player next to presidents and the richest people on the planet.

    In the same 2013 Norwegian chess player became the 13th world champion in this kind of intellectual sport.

    Magnus Carlsen
    At the London Ferris wheel London Eye |

    Great honor to play a round of them believe such persons like bill gates and mark Zuckerberg.

    Norwegians consider a universal player, but at the same time allocate the middlegame and endgame, in which he is especially strong. About the technique and style of his game a rivals and mentors speak only in superlatives. For example, Karjakin said that the Norwegian chess player «plays almost perfectly.» Dutch grandmaster Loek van Wely claims that Magnus Carlsen is unique in that «where others see nothing at the position, he begins to play». Incredibly keen sense of the psychology of his opponent.

    Magnus Carlsen
    Unique talent |

    About the ability of even Norwegian legends. For example, the Soviet, and later the Swiss chess player Viktor Korchnoi said that the success of Carlsen «are not directly related to chess: Magnus just hypnotizes opponent.» A Supervisory chess fans say that the style of play of the Norwegian can be called «lazy grace».

    But there are skeptics. So GM Yuri Razuvaev, describing the Norwegian star, believed that «it is the most common tactics, but positional talent on his level, Petrosian or Karpov».

    Magnus Carlsen 2016

    In January 2016, the famous chess player took the 1st place in the famous tournament in Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands.

    But the greatest attention of the Russians and fans around the world glued to the Norwegian star in connection with his run-in with a very strong Russian rival Sergey Karjakin. As you know, Karjakin managed to «beat» the record is Carlsen becoming the youngest grandmaster in the world – in 12 years.

    Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin
    Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin |

    Match for the world title takes place in new York from 11 to 30 November 2016. It consists of 12 parties. It is noteworthy that this match is called the «young», because the runners 25 and 26. The prize Fund reached $ 1 million. The winner gets 60% of this a considerable amount, and the loser – the remaining 40. Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin are considered to be the world’s strongest players for 2016.

    Personal life

    Except chess from Norwegian to various other Hobbies. He plays great tennis, soccer and basketball. Masterfully rests on the ski and loves comics.

    Magnus Carlsen
    Chess player keen on sports |

    A considerable source of income for Magnus Carlsen, it was his work as a model. Young GM advertises clothes from famous Dutch company G-Star RAW. His colleagues – Liv Tyler and Gemma Arteron. Promotional activities of chess brings him over a million dollars a year.

    Magnus Carlsen and Liv Tyler
    A colleague at the business model Liv Tyler |

    Of course, the heart of chess stars to hunt a lot of beauties. But the personal life of Magnus Carlsen is still uncertain. Recently, this young man, with a heavy view on the issue of the newspaper «The Telegraph» about his personal life said that the families have not yet thought of. Moreover, in his 25 years has never fell in love.


    Magnus Carlsen

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