[16] Apart from chess, which he studied about three to four hours a day, Carlsen's favourite pastimes included playing football and reading Donald Duck comics. In recognition of becoming world chess champion, he took the honorary kick-off in a La Liga game between Real Madrid and Real Valladolid on 30 November 2013. This will be Maxime Vachier-Lagrave’s 5th time playing in Altibox Norway Chess. Live from Altibox Norway Chess. GameKnot chess player effie (from Norway). Mikhalchishin, Adrian; Stetsko, Oleg. Ranked number 8 in the world. He came 10 th in the Chess World Cup in Russia thus becoming the youngest player to be an official World Championship candidate. [64], Carlsen reached the semi-final round of the World Chess Cup in December, after defeating Michael Adams in the round of 16 and Ivan Cheparinov in the quarterfinals. [194], From October 2017 to January 2018, Carlsen played in the second edition of Chess.com's Speed Chess Championship. [81], In the Tal Memorial, played from 5 to 14 November, Carlsen started with seven straight draws, but finished with wins over former FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov and Peter Leko. Carlsen became World Chess Champion in 2013 by defeating Viswanathan Anand. [382] In September 2019, the group acquired Chessable, an interactive chess learning platform and marketplace. He was automatically seeded to the semifinal round, as the unofficial Fischer Random Chess champion. [57] In the Linares chess tournament, Carlsen played against top-rated players Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, Levon Aronian, Peter Leko, and Vassily Ivanchuk. Carlsen had finished joint first with Naiditsch on 4½/7, beating Michael Adams, Anand, and David Baramidze, and losing to Naiditsch in their classical encounter. Due to the fact that it has always been a basic human need to compare each other because [103] His team, Norway, finished 51st out of 149 teams. [79], Carlsen won the category 21 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament, 2½ points ahead of second-place finisher Topalov, the world's highest-rated player at the time. He finished in sole second place, ½ point behind the winner World Champion Viswanathan Anand. Chess podcasts hover atop the download charts in Norway, and trams are full of people playing on their phones. He finished the tournament with 5½/10 (+2−1=7), three points behind Caruana. When the world championship was split, Anand played in both versions. Carlsen continued his streak in April, winning Shamkir Chess with a score of 7/9 (+5−0=4), defeating Mamedyarov, Caruana, Vachier-Lagrave, Kramnik, and Rauf Mamedov. "[352] Carlsen has also stated that he follows in the traditions of Karpov and Fischer, but additionally mentions Reuben Fine as a player who "was doing in chess similar to what I am doing". In June 2016, Mamedyarov won the 3rd Shamkir Chess Tournament, the Vugar Gashimov Memorial. 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[134] On 1 February, Danish GM Peter Heine Nielsen joined the team of assistants who helped Carlsen prepare for the Candidates Tournament in March. The Armageddon games could begin any time after 15.30:) He joined the lead with a win over Howell in round 5, and managed to stay in the lead following a harrowing draw against Kramnik in round 6, before defeating Short in the last round. 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. The four-game rapid playoff was drawn as well (+1−1=2), with Carlsen winning the last game to stay in the match. 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. [231] During the tournament, Carlsen's unbeaten streak in classical chess was ended by Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Over the course of that year, Carlsen's rating rose from 904 in June 2000, to 1907. [30] Carlsen's prowess caught the attention of Microsoft, which became his sponsor. With a score of 23½/38, he finished in third place behind Radjabov and winner Levon Aronian. [338] In August 2019 he equalled his peak FIDE rating of 2882. Carlsen won three games and drew five. [322] Carlsen has also won the Folkets Idrettspris, a people's choice award from the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, in 2009[323] and 2010. [361][362][363] Jon Speelman, analysing several of Carlsen's endgames from the 2012 London Classic (in particular, his wins against McShane, Aronian, and Adams), described what he calls the "Carlsen effect": ... through the combined force of his skill and no less important his reputation, he drives his opponents into errors. He took clear first place with a score of 19/30 (+5−1=4; three points for a win) in a field comprising Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Morozevich, Alexey Shirov and Yannick Pelletier, two points ahead of Morozevich. Aronian has been the leading Armenian chess player since the early 2000s. In October 2008, he dropped out of the world top three ranking for the first time since July 1996! In November 2014, he won the Tal Memorial for the second time. Welcome back, Ding! Anand is one of a small group of players to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list, and in April 2007 at the age of 37, he became world number one for the first time. He was Russian champion in 2009. He played in his first tournament at the age of eight. Anand shared first place with Vladimir Fedoseev on 10½/15, and won the tournament after defeating Fedoseev on tiebreak. 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. He is a former World Chess Champion. In October 2006, he won the closed Essent Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen, beating Judit Polgár. [34], In July, Carlsen and Berge Østenstad (then the reigning Norwegian champion) tied for first in the Norwegian Chess Championship, each scoring 7/9. In September 2017, he became the first Chinese player to qualify for a Candidates Tournament, the penultimate stage in the World Championship. Carlsen won five games, lost two and drew six, sharing first place with Levon Aronian. [69], Carlsen won a rapid match against Peter Leko held in Miskolc, Hungary, scoring 5–3. [133], Carlsen played in the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament from 11 to 27 January in Wijk aan Zee. [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. 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). Thus, Carlsen became the new World Chess Champion. His shared first place with Alexander Motylev with 9/13 (+6−1=6) qualified him to play in the Corus group A in 2007. Carlsen has played in all editions of the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Carlsen lost the first game, but won the second one, and in the tiebreak defeated Polgár 2–0. The 12-game standard match, held between 11 and 28 November, concluded with a 6–6 draw. He grew up when I was in power, and perhaps he studied my games. Later the same year he won the both the Rapid and the Bitz World Championships. 10. [345][346][347] He said in 2015 that the middlegame is his favourite part of the game as it comes down to "pure chess". Ding Liren (China). The Tournament consists of 9 rounds. He placed second with 5½/9, ½ a point behind the winner Karjakin. In 2009 he becomes Junior World Champion. He finished joint first with 7/9 (+5−0=4), and defeated Yu Yangyi in a tie-break match to win the tournament. "[219] The fifth leg, the 7th Sinquefield Cup, was a classical tournament. Carlsen’s father first taught him how to play chess when he was five years old. 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. [212][213], In early May, Carlsen won the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz, the first leg of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, with a score of 26½/36. He lost three of his first eight games—including both of the first two—to significantly lower-rated opponents in the rapid event. Carlsen regained his sole lead by scoring a comfortable victory against compatriot Aryan Tari in Round 8 of Altibox Norway Chess. [48] He achieved a 2–0 win over Viswanathan Anand in the semi-finals and achieved the same score in the finals. [147] He went on to claim the World Blitz Championship two days later, becoming the first player to simultaneously hold the title in all three FIDE rated time controls. Eventually, Aronian eliminated Carlsen from the tournament after winning both tiebreak blitz games. Games 11 and 12 were both drawn. [168][169], In July, Carlsen won the 9th edition of the Bilbao Masters Final, scoring 17 points out of 10 games (+4−1=5; a win was 3 points, a draw was 1 point). He became the undisputed World Champion in 2007 and defended his title against Vladimir Kramnik in 2008. It is now Norway's largest chess club; Carlsen is its current chairman. "[96] In 2012, when asked what he learnt from working with Kasparov, Carlsen answered: "Complex positions. Ranked number 1 in the world. [61] Immediately after the Biel tournament, Carlsen entered the open Arctic Chess Challenge in Tromsø, but his fourth-place result with +5=4 was a slight underperformance in terms of rating. [204] Carlsen represented Vålerenga sjakklubb at the 34th European Chess Club Cup in October. 1. [63] A game which attracted some attention was his sixth-round win over his father, Henrik Carlsen. [224] He then went on to beat Levon Aronian to claim third place. [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. He finished in first place with 6/9 (+4−1=4), half a point ahead of Levon Aronian, and a full point in front of Vladimir Kramnik, Veselin Topalov and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. 4. In 2018, he played in Altibox Norway Chess for the second time, finishing 3rd. Carlsen achieved a draw in their first game but lost the second, and was thus knocked out of the tournament. He played in the A group along with Caruana, Nakamura, Karjakin, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Radjabov. 1 on the unofficial live ratings list. This resulted in a shared ninth place in the blindfold, shared second place in the rapid (behind Anand), and a shared eighth place overall. In the second half of the tournament, Carlsen scored 4/5, beating Mamedyarov and Nakamura again, and securing the tournament victory by beating Caruana in the final round, finishing with +5−2=3. He scored 7½/9 (+6−0=3), half a point ahead of Nakamura and Anand, for a performance rating of 2903. He also defeated the winner Wang in both of their individual games. [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). This was Carlsen's second title. 7. Anand lost the title to Magnus Carlsen in 2013, and also lost the return match in 2014. Burke). As a result of the victory, he earned his first GM norm, and achieved a PR of 2702. He was then defeated in the third round by Bu Xiangzhi +0−1=1 and eliminated from the tournament. Anand qualified by winning the 2014 Candidates Tournament. [180] Carlsen's performance rating in the blitz portion of the tournament was 3018, which Garry Kasparov described as "phenomenal". By rating performance, this was one of the greatest results in history, with a PR of 3002. Magnus started 2016 with his fifth win at the Tata Steel Chess Tournament and his first at the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. The blitz tournament was a preliminary event leading up to a rapid knockout tournament beginning the next day. The "Rising Stars" won the match 28–22, with Carlsen achieving the best individual score for the Rising Stars team (6½/10) and a 2700 PR, thus winning the right to participate in the 2007 Melody Amber tournament. Carlsen started the tournament with 2/2, beating Mamedyarov and Nakamura. [214] In late May, Carlsen won his sixth tournament in a row, winning the Lindores Abbey Chess Stars Tournament. In 2007 at the age of 14, he became the youngest Grandmaster in the history of the United States, beating the record set by Bobby Fischer. Developed by LAST FRIDAY. The 6th edition of Norway Chess begins tomorrow. [154] This tournament victory meant that Carlsen began 2015 by winning two out of two tournaments. Magnus Carlsen was born in Tønsberg, Norway in November, 1990. Each panel member was allowed three chances to let chess engine Houdini propose a move during the game. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. In the exhibition blitz tournament at Biel before the GM tournament, Carlsen was eliminated (+1−2=0) in the first round by Étienne Bacrot. 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). After two draws at standard time controls, Carlsen won both rapid games in round two, securing his first Norwegian championship win. Carlsen has the highest nettlesomeness score by this metric, because his creative moves pressure the other player and open up a lot of room for mistakes. © 2021 Tower AS. [225] Over the next two days, from 29 December to 30 December he took part in the 2019 World Blitz Chess Championship. Caruana won the event with 6½/9 (+4−0=5). At age 5 in 1998, after relocating from Miami to Park Slope Brooklyn in New York City, he learned to play chess at an after school program. He can convert a minimal advantage into a real one. 1 in all three disciplines simultaneously. [143], Carlsen won the Vugar Gashimov Memorial in Şəmkir, Azerbaijan, played from 20 to 30 April. Carlsen's endgame prowess has been described as among the greatest in history. [197] Carlsen then defeated Giri 1½–½ in the blitz playoff, thus winning the tournament for a record sixth time. This will be Mamedyarov’s second time playing in Altibox Norway Chess. He is also a three-time World Blitz Chess Champion in 2006, 2012 and 2015. He invariably aims for middlegames that lend themselves to a strategic approach. Carlsen, playing white, won in 43 moves. [176], From 13 to 22 April, Carlsen competed in the 4th Grenke Chess Classic, finishing in joint second place, though third on tiebreaks, with Fabiano Caruana, with a score of 4/7 (+1−0=6). [388] In 2017, Carlsen made a special guest appearance on The Simpsons, in an episode where Homer's chess history is revealed. In 2012, Magnus won the London Chess Championship for the third time. He opens with both 1.d4 and 1.e4, as well as 1.c4, and, on occasion, 1.Nf3, thus making it harder for opponents to prepare against him and reducing the effect of computer analysis. Carlsen ended the tournament with +3−1=5, losing to Caruana but beating Anand, Kramnik and Nakamura. 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After 11 of 12 games, Carlsen led 6½–4½, thereby defending his World Champion title. In the preliminary round robin, Carlsen scored 3½/6 to qualify for the final, second behind Anand. In October 2015, Magnus successfully defended his title in the FIDE World Rapid Championships held in Berlin — the first World Rapid Champion in history to do so. 1 of the FIDE rating list, surpassing Veselin Topalov. [223] At the 2019 London Chess Classic in December, the finals of the 2019 Grand Chess Tour, Carlsen was defeated in the semifinals by Vachier-Lagrave on tie-breaks, 15½–14½. In 2011, Magnus’ FIDE rating closed in on Kasparov’s historical record of 2851 (year 1999). FIDE - World Chess Federation, Online ratings, individual calculations [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. [217] This was Carlsen's eighth consecutive tournament victory. In the semi-final, he was eliminated by the eventual winner, Gata Kamsky, scoring ½–1½. [189] Carlsen won, scoring 22–8 (+16−2=12). Grischuk played in Altibox Norway Chess in 2014 and 2015. This makes him a monster and makes many opponents wilt. He uses a variety of openings to make it more difficult for opponents to prepare against him and reduce the effect of computer analysis. [46] Nonetheless, in the playoff held from 19 to 21 September, Carlsen won 3–1. In 2007 he was awarded India’s second highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan. Carlsen had a poor start to the tournament with two draws and a loss in the third round to Radosław Wojtaszek, which left him in tenth place among the fourteen players. [72] Playing in the category 18 Biel Grandmaster Tournament, Carlsen finished third with 6/10, with a PR of 2740. At the age of fourteen years, one month and twenty eight days, FIDE awarded him the title of Grandmaster, making him the ninth youngest chess grandmaster in history. Began to learn chess at the age of four and became International Grandmaster in 2009. 2 Fabiano Caruana also lost, to Levon Aronian, with the … Photo: Lennart Ootes / Altibox Norway Chess. [151], In January, Carlsen won the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which was played mainly in Wijk aan Zee on 9–25 January. Ding Liren, born in October 1992 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. [50], In the Midnight Sun Chess Tournament in Tromsø, Carlsen finished second behind Sergei Shipov. Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate. [198][199], Carlsen placed second with a score of 5½/9 (+2−0=7) in the 5th Grenke Chess Classic, held from 31 March to 9 April. With this win, he became the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: knockout, tournament, and match. 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[175] Carlsen then lost in round 8 to Richárd Rapport, and ultimately placed second with 8/13 (+4−1=8), one point behind winner Wesley So. There, Carlsen lost to Evgeny Bareev,[42] but then won against Joël Lautier and Vladimir Malakhov before losing again to Gata Kamsky. That was the most important thing. Despite being rated significantly lower than any of them, he finished in second place on tiebreaks with 7½/14, having scored four wins, seven draws and three losses, and achieving a PR of 2778. "[354] Kasparov expressed similar sentiments: "[Carlsen] has the ability to correctly evaluate any position, which only Karpov could boast of before him. In December 2019, he reached the No. He finished first in the rapid portion of the tournament with 12/18 (+5−2=2; two points for a win) and also first in the blitz portion with 11/18 (+7−3=8) to place first overall with a score of 23/36, two and a half points ahead of the runner-up, Wesley So. Viswanathan Anand, known as Vishy, was born in December 1969, in Chennai, India. [394][395], Position after 17...c5. [178], Carlsen played in the Paris leg of the 2017 Grand Chess Tour, which was held from 21 to 25 June. [99], Carlsen played in the Bazna Kings Tournament in Romania on 14–25 June. [68], Carlsen was one of 21 players in the six-tournament FIDE Grand Prix 2008–2010, a qualifier for the World Chess Championship 2012. Levon Aronian has played in all editions of Altibox Norway Chess since its start in 2013. In April 2017, Mamedyarov won the Vugar Gashimov Memorial for the second year in a row. Ranked number 4 in the world. Carlsen recovered somewhat in the latter part of the tournament, achieving a win over Shirov, and finishing with 2½/6. [73], In the Mainz World Rapid Chess Championship, Carlsen finished in second place after losing the final to defending champion Anand 3–1. He later went on to take out the Bilbao Masters Final in July. [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". Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda beat Magnus Carlsen in Round 5 of Norway Chess, becoming the first player to defeat the World Chess Champion in a classical game since Shakhriyar Mamedyarov shocked Magnus in Biel 2 years, 2 months and 10 days ago. He then drew against Karjakin, only to lose two games in a row for the first time in four years, losing to Caruana with black and then with white to Radjabov. [191], From 26 to 30 December, Carlsen played in the 2017 World Rapid and World Blitz Chess Championships, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The clear winner with 5½ points (+4−0=3) was Levon Aronian. Carlsen won the first rapid game, Agdestein the second. He placed clear 4th with +1−0=13, the only candidate without a loss at the event. Altibox Norway Chess LIVE. [89][90], Responding to a question in an interview with Time magazine in December 2009 as to whether he used computers when studying chess, Carlsen explained that he does not use a chess set when studying on his own. [115], Carlsen competed in the GM-A group of the 73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament (formerly called the Corus chess tournament) on 14–30 January in Wijk aan Zee in an attempt to defend his title; the field included World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Levon Aronian, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Ruslan Ponomariov, among others. He gets his positions [and] then never lets go of that bulldog bite. He was officially awarded the IM title on 20 August 2003. Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [svɛn ˈmɑ̀ŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːlsn̩]; born 30 November 1990)[1][2] is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. 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