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 18 May The thirteen year old boy afterwards commented: In March it was announced that Carlsen had split from Kasparov and would no longer use him as a trainer, [89] although this was put into different context by Carlsen himself younngest an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegelin which he stated that they would remain in contact and he would continue to attend training sessions with Kasparov.

This was Carlsen’s first Norway Chess victory. Retrieved 2 January Greecethe southernmost of the countries of the Balkan Peninsula.

Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Carlsen had a poor result in the third edition of Norway Chess, held 15—26 June.

Despite losing in the final round to Russian player Peter Svidler, he accumulated enough wins earlier in the tournament to best Russian player Vladimir Kramnik who had the same number of points and secure the becwme spot against Anand.

Carlsen won his White games against Nakamura, Nisipeanu, and Ivanchuk and drew the rest of the games. Along with Carlsen, the finals consisted of World Champion Anand and the highest two scorers from the preliminary stage held in Shanghai in September: New in Chess 2: These setbacks called into question from some whether Carlsen’s activities outside becxme, such as modelling for G-Star Rawwere distracting him from performing grnadmaster at the chessboard.


He has stated the middlegame is his favourite part of the game as it “comes down to pure chess”. St Petersburg, Monaco Take Titles”. Viswanathan Anand, Bilbao Masters “. Chess — Collections of games.

Carlsen clinched his victory with style on the last move of game 4 by sacrificing his queen to set up checkmate on the next move. Retrieved 31 January World Rapid Chess Champion — However, he was defeated in the first round by Armenian chess player Levon Aronian who went on to place seventh at the world championship.

Carlsen described the —12 cycle as “[not] sufficiently modern and fair”, and wrote that “Reigning champion privileges, the long five-year span of the cycle, changes made during the cycle resulting in a new format Candidates that no World Champion has had to go through since Kasparov, puzzling ranking criteria as well as the shallow ceaseless match-after-match concept are all less than satisfactory in my opinion.

Ding Liren — Champions Showdown “. Retrieved 21 November Carlsen lost to Caruana in round 3 and defeated Aronian and Nakamura in rounds 5 and 7, respectively. Michael rated it it was amazing Dec 14, Carlsen surprised the chess world in Novemberwhen he decided to forgo the Candidate Matches to select a challenger to play against Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand for the world championship, arguing that the championship structure was flawed and that the reigning champion should not receive an automatic spot in the final round.

The game was drawn when Carlsen forced a perpetual check. Archived from the original on 27 March That was the most important thing.


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Anand gtandmaster number one”. Published August 1st by New in Chess first published October 1st The Internet Chess Club. His peak rating ofachieved inis the highest in history. Retrieved 28 December 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.

This maynus is not yet featured on Listopia. They later moved to Haslum. In the London Chess Classic, played 3—12 December, Carlsen’s streak of tournament victories ended when he finished third, behind Kramnik and Nakamura.

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

In the Norwegian Chess Championship, Carlsen again finished in shared first place, this time with his mentor Simen Agdestein. 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. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Using computer analysis, you can measure which players do the most to cause their opponents to make mistakes.

Retrieved 3 November Kasparov gave me a great deal of practical help. Separate different tags with a comma.

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