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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Magnus Carlsen

Martin rated it it was ok Jul 26, A playoff between them was played between 7 and 10 November. Open Preview See a Problem? Magnus Carlsen is the new World Champion! St Petersburg, Monaco Take Titles”.

New in Chess 7: Retrieved 8 January At the world championship in New York, he was tied against Russian player Sergey Karjakin after 12 games. Carlsen wins the rapid chess match 5: The total land area of Greece one-fifth of which is made up of the Greek islands is comparable in….


Retrieved 31 January InTime magazine named Carlsen one of the most grandmastsr people in the world. He then drew against Karjakin, granxmaster 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.

After two draws at standard time controls, Carlsen won both rapid games in round two, securing his first Norwegian championship win.

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

The match began with seven consecutive draws. Keep Exploring Britannica Muhammad Ali.

At the international ‘Bosna’ tournament in SarajevoCarlsen shared first place with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu who won on tiebreak evaluation and Vladimir Malakhov; this could be regarded as Carlsen’s first “A” elite tournament win, although it was not a granfmaster first.

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Retrieved 21 November Magnus Carlsen wins fifth title”. Another tournament victory was achieved in the Tal Memorial in Moscow 16—25 November as a round carlaen with ten players. All games drawn, Anand wins Super-GM”.

Each of the panel members proposed a move and the public could then vote over the proposed moves. In Novemberhowever, Carlsen announced he was withdrawing from the Candidates Tournament. Add a tag Cancel Magnus Carlsen. This was Carlsen’s first Norway Chess victory. He won against Grischuk in round 5, drew against Nakamura and Vachier-Lagrave in rounds 6 and 7, and defeated Aronian in round 8, but he lost the last round against Jon Ludvig Hammer, leaving him in seventh place and with a performance rating of Magnus Carlsen runs away with event”.


He has stated the middlegame is his favourite part of the game as it “comes down to pure chess”.

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

At age 15, he won the Norwegian Chess Championshipand at 17, he finished joint first in the top group of Corus. Anand said of Carlsen in Today’s Game, Winning Move”. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login.

Bacrot deprived Carlsen of a win in the classical tournament by holding him to a draw in the final round. Anand punishes Carlsen yokngest Grenkeleasing final”.