From 27 October to 2 November, Carlsen played in the first official FIDE World Fischer Random Chess Championship. Magnus Carlsen (Norway). Carlsen ended the tournament with +3−1=5, losing to Caruana but beating Anand, Kramnik and Nakamura. He was at the top of the world rankings five out of six times, from April 2007 to July 2008, holding the number one ranking for a total of 15 months. He finished joint first with 7/9 (+5−0=4), and defeated Yu Yangyi in a tie-break match to win the tournament. In the first tournament, in Baku, Azerbaijan, he finished in a three-way tie for first place, with another 2800 PR. Anand held the FIDE World Chess Championship from 2000 to 2002 when the world title was split. In 2011, Magnus’ FIDE rating closed in on Kasparov’s historical record of 2851 (year 1999). Carlsen's placing awarded him 7 additional points in the Grand Chess Tour standings, which was enough to crown him the 2017 Grand Chess Tour champion. [146], Carlsen won the FIDE World Rapid Championship, which was held in Dubai from 16 to 19 June. [58], Carlsen played for the first time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament in Monte Carlo in March. [190], From 1 to 11 December, Carlsen competed in the 2017 London Chess Classic, the final event of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour. 2. He was automatically seeded to the semifinal round, as the unofficial Fischer Random Chess champion. The logic of Carlsen’s decision was obvious: he is the best fast chess player in the world, and so he would be favored in the tie-break games, … Agdestein qualified by defeating Jon Ludvig Hammer in a rapid match that took place from 26 to 27 April 2014. Each panel member was allowed three chances to let chess engine Houdini propose a move during the game. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was born in October 1990, in Nogent-sur-Marne, in the suburb of Paris. Photo: Lennart Ootes / Altibox Norway Chess. [184], In September, he took part in the Chess World Cup 2017. He lost three of his first eight games—including both of the first two—to significantly lower-rated opponents in the rapid event. He finished in second place with a score of 8/13 (+3−0=10), two points behind the winner Caruana. Carlsen's victory in the C group q… Carlsen had also helped Anand prepare for the World Chess Championships in 2007 and 2008. This will be Mamedyarov’s second time playing in Altibox Norway Chess. He becomes the European blitz champion in 2010 and again in 2012. [11] Carlsen developed his early chess skills playing by himself for hours on end—moving the pieces around, searching for combinations, and replaying games and positions shown to him by his father. Eventually, Aronian eliminated Carlsen from the tournament after winning both tiebreak blitz games. Ding Liren, born in October 1992 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. Alexander Grischuk (Russia). [318][319], The Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) has awarded Carlsen the "Name of the Year" (Årets navn) twice, in 2009[320] and 2013. [322] Carlsen has also won the Folkets Idrettspris, a people's choice award from the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, in 2009[323] and 2010. Altibox Norway Chess is a 6-player double round-robin featuring World Champion Magnus Carlsen and taking place in the Clarion Hotel Energy in Stavanger, Norway from 5-16 October. The game was drawn when Carlsen forced a perpetual check. Torstein Bae NM Bergen 2009.jpg 2,592 × 3,888; 3.07 MB [167], From 17 to 20 June, Carlsen played in the Leuven leg of the Grand Chess Tour. FIDE’s Laws of Chess will apply. Media in category "Chess players from Norway" The following 16 files are in this category, out of 16 total. The Tournament consists of 9 rounds. On 27 October, he faced Nakamura in the final. [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. The game continued 18.Ng6 fxg6 19.Qxe6+ Kh8 20.hxg6 Ng8 21.Bxh6 gxh6 22.Rxh6+ Nxh6 23.Qxe7 Nf7 24.gxf7 Kg7 25.Rd3 Rd6 26.Rg3+ Rg6 27.Qe5+ Kxf7 28.Qf5+ Rf6 29.Qd7. "[87], In early 2009 Carlsen engaged former World Champion Garry Kasparov as a personal trainer. He kept the title again by defeating Boris Gelfand in 2012. The four-man rapid tournament was a double round-robin. [203] In August, he competed in the 6th Sinquefield Cup. This will be Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s 5th time playing in Altibox Norway Chess. Mamedyarov attained joint first place at the Aeroflot Open in Moscow in February 2006. [226], From 10 to 26 January, Carlsen competed in the 82nd Tata Steel Chess Tournament. [8] He has three sisters, and in 2010 he stated that one of the things that first motivated him to take up chess seriously was the desire to beat his elder sister at the game. [30] Carlsen's prowess caught the attention of Microsoft, which became his sponsor. He uses a variety of openings to make it more difficult for opponents to prepare against him and reduce the effect of computer analysis. With a performance rating of 2983, this was Carlsen's third best tournament result ever, behind only Nanjing 2009 (3002 TPR) and London 2012 (2994 TPR). Carlsen won five games, lost two and drew six, sharing first place with Levon Aronian. In 2018, he played in Altibox Norway Chess for the second time, finishing 3rd. [38] Anand won 3–1. [232] Carlsen had went 125 games without defeat, a period spanning 2 years, 2 months and 10 days. Play Chess Online! 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. [200] Carlsen won the fifth edition of Shamkir Chess, held from 18 to 28 April, finishing clear first with a score of 6/9 (+3−0=6). 1 in all three disciplines simultaneously. [227] During the tournament, Carlsen surpassed Sergei Tiviakov's unbeaten streak in classical chess of 110 games. [202], Carlsen participated in the 51st Biel Grandmaster tournament, held from 23 July to 1 August. Carlsen retained his title by defeating Caruana 3–0 in rapid tiebreak games. This year Carlsen (Norway), Aronian (Armenia), and Caruana (USA) are joined by young stars Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland) and Alireza Firouzja (FIDE). Magnus tries to put the accent only on play, getting away from preparation, but for me preparation plays an enormous role. In the 11 rounds he achieved four wins, four draws and two losses in the blindfold, and three wins, two losses, and six draws in the rapid. [21] After this, he obtained three IM norms in relatively quick succession; his first was at the January 2003 Gausdal Troll Masters (score 7/10, 2453 PR), the second was at the June 2003 Salongernas IM-tournament in Stockholm (6/9, 2470 PR), and the third and final IM norm was obtained at the July 2003 Politiken Cup in Copenhagen (8/11, 2503 PR). Later the same year he won the both the Rapid and the Bitz World Championships. [67], In March, Carlsen played for the second time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament, held in Nice for the first time. 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. In 2008, Wesley So won the title in the Dubai Open Chess Championships, in the United Arab Emirates, and set a record as the youngest winner in the 10-year history of the Cup. His rating increased from 2848 to 2861 and surpassed Kasparov’s “unbeatable” record. [117], The first tournament victory of the year came in the Bazna Kings tournament, a double round robin played in Mediaș, Romania on 11–21 June. From 29 January to 4 February, Carlsen played in the Zurich Chess Challenge, winning the blitz event (+2−1=2) and the classical event (+3−0=2). Levon  Aronian was born in October 1982. Carlsen's score was 3½/6 (+1−0=5).[215]. [51] In the Biel Grandmaster Tournament, he placed second, beating the tournament winner Alexander Morozevich twice. In June, he won the seventh edition of Norway Chess. Carlsen recovered somewhat in the latter part of the tournament, achieving a win over Shirov, and finishing with 2½/6. [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. "[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. Carlsen won the first rapid game, Agdestein the second. Alexander Grischuk, born in October, 1983, is a Russian chess Grandmaster. [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. Developed by LAST FRIDAY. [357] Levon Aronian said in 2015: "Magnus' main secret is his composure and the absence of any soul-searching after mistakes during a game. [33] Carlsen played in the FIDE World Chess Championship, thus becoming the youngest player ever to participate in one, but was knocked out in the first round by Levon Aronian. Carlsen won two games, against Gelfand and Nakamura, and drew the rest. 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. [164] Carlsen then played in the second edition of the Qatar Masters Open, which was held from 20 to 29 December. Before this, Nielsen was on Viswanathan Anand's team. ", "Magnus Carlsen sjokkerte med opprykkskamp i norsk 1. divisjon", "Carlsen-remis mot Norge: – Dere måtte bruke Houdini for å ha en sjanse", "Norway Chess 2014 – Six Players Announced", "Sinquefield 10: Draws end magnificent event", "Carlsen vant Tata Steel etter remis mot Saric", "GRENKE Final: Carlsen wins in Armageddon! [63] A game which attracted some attention was his sixth-round win over his father, Henrik Carlsen. [19] In October 2002, he placed sixth in the European Under-12 Championship in Peñiscola. In 2016, Wesley So was awarded The Samford Chess Fellowship, by the US Chess Trust. 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. As in the Tal Memorial earlier in 2012, Carlsen managed to finish the tournament without any losses (+4−0=6). In April 2017, Mamedyarov won the Vugar Gashimov Memorial for the second year in a row. [173] In the blitz tournament, he scored 16½/21, finishing second on tiebreak behind Karjakin, and 2 points clear of the rest of the field.[174]. Anand qualified by winning the 2014 Candidates Tournament. He drew first blood in game 5 by taking advantage of a small mistake made by Anand, and emerged victorious in games 6 and 9, making him the 16th undisputed World Chess Champion. In 2014, Magnus defended his World Champion title, and became the first player to simultaneously hold the title in all three FIDE rated time controls (Standard, Rapid and Blitz). I always loved the Norway Chess atmosphere. [373] In February 2014, he appeared in G-Star Raw's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign along with actress and model Lily Cole. He finished the year with a win against Sergey Karjakin at the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York. He also holds three team gold medals, one team silver and individual gold, two silver and one bronze from the World Team Chess Championship. (Having written that, I fear that Carlsen may find a way to lose two of his last three games and be caught on the line – but I doubt it!) He is also the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1991–92, India’s highest sporting honour. [73], In the Mainz World Rapid Chess Championship, Carlsen finished in second place after losing the final to defending champion Anand 3–1. [332], The FIDE rankings in January 2010 recorded Carlsen's rating at 2810, which made him No. Anand lost the title to Magnus Carlsen in 2013, and also lost the return match in 2014. He later went on to take out the Bilbao Masters Final in July. [228], During the COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted the cancellation of many physical tournaments, Carlsen organized the Magnus Carlsen Invitational along with Chess24. 5. At the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, So also won a gold medal for the Philippines. The Norway Chess tournament is one of the strongest chess tournaments where usually the top 10 players in the world are playing. He finished with +5−2=7, and won the tournament on tiebreak over Vladimir Kramnik. 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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. [324], In 2011, he was awarded the Peer Gynt Prize, a Norwegian prize awarded annually to "a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society". Viswanathan Anand (India). He thus extended his unbeaten streak in classical chess to 101 games, surpassing Ding's record of 100 games. [82][83] After the Tal Memorial, Carlsen won the World Blitz Championship, played from 16 to 18 November in Moscow, Russia. [20] The following month, he tied for first place in the World Under-12 Championship in Heraklion, placing second to Ian Nepomniachtchi on tiebreak. 9: Carlsen beats Giri and wins tournament", "Carlsen beats Nakamura in 3-hour blitz battle", "Tata Steel 2017, 7: Magnus' most embarrassing moment? [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. Carlsen then won the blitz tiebreak against Ivanchuk. [385][386], In August 2013, Carlsen became an ambassador for Nordic Semiconductor,[387] and in November was selected as one of the "sexiest men of 2013" by Cosmopolitan. Anand won game nine with a powerful exchange sacrifice, but then lost four of the next five. He is an Armenian Grandmaster. Grischuk played in Altibox Norway Chess in 2014 and 2015. 1 ranking in serious jeopardy. We are happy to have Ding Liren back this year, after his unfortunate bicycle accident in 2018, that forced him to withdraw from the tournament. Magnus Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway in November, 1990. The apps Magnus Trainer and Magnus Kingdom of Chess followed in 2016 and 2018, respectively. In September 2017, he became the first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament, the penultimate stage in the World Championship. [74] In the qualification round Carlsen scored 1½–½ against Judit Polgár, 1–1 against Anand and 1–1 against Alexander Morozevich. He had a poor showing, scoring 8/18 (+3−4=2, points doubled) in rapid and 9/18 (+6−6=6) in blitz for a combined total of 17/36, putting him in sixth place. [34], In July, Carlsen and Berge Østenstad (then the reigning Norwegian champion) tied for first in the Norwegian Chess Championship, each scoring 7/9. [48] He achieved a 2–0 win over Viswanathan Anand in the semi-finals and achieved the same score in the finals. To progress, Carlsen's style became more universal, capable of handling all sorts of positions well. He played in the A group along with Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Radjabov. Carlsen won the match 6½–3½ by winning games five, six and nine and drawing the remainder. [96] Kasparov said in 2013 that "Carlsen is a combination of Karpov [and] Fischer. Today, Fabiano is one of the hottest players on the global scene and is tipped by many to become World Champion in the very near future. After two draws at standard time controls, Carlsen won both rapid games in round two, securing his first Norwegian championship win. [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 was officially awarded the IM title on 20 August 2003. He finished second on 6/10 (+3−1=6), one-and-a-half points behind the winner Mamedyarov. [55] In November, Carlsen achieved a shared 8th place of 10 participants in the Mikhail Tal Memorial in Moscow with two losses and seven draws. [139], In the Sinquefield Cup, held in September, Carlsen finished first, scoring 4½/6 (+3−0=3), a point ahead of Nakamura.[140]. He also compared Carlsen to Boris Spassky in his prime, and stated that "Magnus can literally do almost everything. He played in his first tournament at the age of eight. 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). With a score of 23½/38, he finished in third place behind Radjabov and winner Levon Aronian. [125] At the blitz chess tournament at Tal Memorial, held in Moscow on 7 June, Carlsen shared first place with Morozevich. In the knockout tournament, he upset the 44th-ranked Zurab Azmaiparashvili in round one, and proceeded to defeat Farrukh Amonatov and Ivan Cheparinov to reach the round of 16. He placed joint first with Giri, scoring 9/13 (+5−0=8). "[158], From 22 August to 3 September, Carlsen played in the 2015 Sinquefield Cup. He scored 11/15 in the rapid tournament, finishing third on tiebreak behind Ivanchuk and Grischuk. In 2008 he won the Corsican Circuit rapid knockout.In 2009 he won the Mainz Ordix Open. 1; his final score of 7/10 (with a PR of 2903) was a full point ahead of runner-up Anand.[111]. Although Fabiano did not win, he proved himself to be a very strong rival to Magnus Carlsen. [340][341], Carlsen had an aggressive style of play as a youth,[342][343] and, according to Simen Agdestein, his play was characterised by "a fearless readiness to offer material for activity". Tyler Cowen gave a point of view on Carlsen's playing style: "Carlsen is demonstrating one of his most feared qualities, namely his 'nettlesomeness,' to use a term coined for this purpose by Ken Regan, of the University at Buffalo. [37] In the semi-finals of the Ciudad de León rapid chess tournament in June, Carlsen played a four-game match against Viswanathan Anand, who was ranked No. Carlsen lost to Caruana in round 3 and defeated Aronian and Nakamura in rounds 5 and 7, respectively. It is now Norway's largest chess club; Carlsen is its current chairman. [156] He was then outplayed by Caruana in the second round, missed a win against Anish Giri in round 3, and lost to Anand in round 4. At age 15, he won the Norwegian Chess Championship, and at 17, he finished joint first in the top group of Corus. Magnus started 2016 with his fifth win at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and his first at the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. [152][153], In February, Carlsen won the 3rd Grenke Chess Classic after a five-game tiebreak with Arkadij Naiditsch. [325], In 2013, Time magazine named Carlsen one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He defended his classical world title against Sergey Karjakin in 2016, and against Fabiano Caruana in 2018. Other players in the event were Aronian, Caruana, Topalov, Svidler, Kramnik, Grischuk, Giri and Agdestein. 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). [391], As of 2016, Carlsen identifies as a social democrat and mostly follows a vegetarian diet; two of his sisters are vegetarians. After drawing games 1 and 2, Carlsen won games 3 and 4 to record a 3–1 victory and retain his World Champion title. [131][132] By rating performance, this was one of the best results in history, with a PR of 2994. Carlsen faced Sergey Karjakin in the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York City. [136], In May, Carlsen played in the first edition of Norway Chess tournament. [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. Burke). After 11 of 12 games, Carlsen led 6½–4½, thereby defending his World Champion title. 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. ", This page was last edited on 20 January 2021, at 07:50. At the 2014 Sinquefield Cup in Saint Louis Missouri, he scores one of the best tournament performances in the history of chess: Clear first with 8.5 points from 10 games, and 3 full points clear ahead of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, including an astonishing streak of seven consecutive wins! [155], Carlsen had a poor result in the third edition of Norway Chess, held 15–26 June. 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In the exhibition blitz tournament at Biel before the GM tournament, Carlsen was eliminated (+1−2=0) in the first round by Étienne Bacrot. He fared worse in the rapid event (+1−2=2), which counted towards the overall standings, but retained enough of a lead to win the tournament. Wesley So (USA). [209], Carlsen participated in the sixth edition of Shamkir Chess, held from 31 March to 9 April. He defeated Fabiano Carauna in the semifinals 12½-7½, but lost to Wesley So in the final round 13½-2½. "The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again. Particularly notable was his win over Sipke Ernst in the penultimate round, when Carlsen sacrificed material to give matein just 29 moves. Ding Liren (China). The majority of ideas occur to him absolutely naturally. He finished first in the rapid portion of the tournament with 14/18 (+5−0=4; two points for a win) and fifth in the blitz portion with 10/18 (+8−6=4) to place joint first overall with Vachier-Lagrave. Norway Chess Tournament 2016 The Norwegian organizers decided to get out of the Grand Prix Tour this year, but this didn't keep them from arranging a gathering of champions in Stavanger. From 28 May to 7 June 2018, he competed in the sixth edition of Norway Chess, placing seventh. 2 in the world at the time and had won the 2003 World Rapid Chess Championship. Since the tournament was played with three points for a win, Carlsen's +4−2=1 score put him ahead of Anand and McShane who scored +2=5 (a more traditional two-points-for-a-win system would have yielded a three-way tie, with Carlsen still on top, having the better tiebreaker due to four games with black—Anand and McShane played only three times with black). Carlsen won the tournament by scoring 9 points out of 13 (+5−0=8), earning him his 5th Wijk Aan Zee title. 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