Moving story about a thirteen year old Norwegian boy, told by his chess trainer ( former Norwegian chess champion and soccer international Simen Agdestein). Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, the #1 ranked player in the . Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate. In October, he took first. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Wonderboy: how Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world: the story and the games / by.

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Retrieved 2 January This was his second victory in the tournament over the former world No.

Magnus Carlsen | Norwegian chess player |

Carlsen’s next tournament was the Grand Slam Masters Final on 9—15 October, which he had qualified for automatically by winning three of the previous year’s four Grand Slam chess events Nanjing Pearl Spring, Corus, Bazna Kings. Retrieved 8 April Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of However, a string of six wins in a row thrust Carlsen into clear first place.

Carlsen then went on to finish second in the Biel Grandmaster Tournament, with 18 points, just one point behind Wang Hao using the 3—1—0 scoring system. Carlsen faced Anand in a match for the title of World Chess Champion in Before this, Nielsen was on Viswanathan Anand’s team. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


He performed poorly and had a performance rating ofhis lowest sinceat the European Team Chess Championship. Retrieved 15 February Mikko rated it liked it Jul 08, Archived from the original on 24 November There was a problem with your submission.

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Wonderboy: How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

Carlsen is a combination of Retrieved 17 August Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. On 27 October, he faced Nakamura in the final.

The majority of ideas occur to him absolutely naturally. The game standard match, held between 11 and 28 Thee, concluded with a 6—6 draw.

In November Carlsen defeated Anand in 10 games at the world championship match in ChennaiIndiawith a score of 3 wins and 7 draws. Retrieved 25 June Also during this tournament, Carlsen recorded his first victory over Anish Giri in a classical game.

Retrieved 18 April Retrieved 3 January Magnus Carlsen at Wikipedia’s sister projects. Views Read Edit View history.

Ben rated it liked it Aug 24, However, he finished the tournament strongly, scoring victories against Peter Leko and Radoslaw Wojtaszekthe latter of whom he had lost to earlier in the year, but his performance was not enough to earn his team a medal, and he lost 16 rating points during the event. Later, Carlsen had memorised the areas, population numbers, coat-of-arms and administrative centres of “virtually all” Norwegian municipalities. Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate.


InTime magazine named Carlsen one of the most influential people in the world. It also prevented Carlsen from beating Agdestein’s record as the youngest Norwegian champion ever. Barden on chess Sport”. All games drawn, Anand wins Super-GM”. Retrieved 17 February Retrieved 18 May Carlsen first, Kramnik second, both with big wins”.

On 3 January he defeated Nakamura 18—9 in the final, thus winning the tournament for a second time in a row.

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Classical Rapid Blitz Armageddon. Grischuk wins third title”. The Year-Old King of Chess”.