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Magnus Carlsen is World Champion in Chess

Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship by drawing Viswanathan Anand in the 10th game. Carlsen finished the historic victory with a 6.5 to 3.5 score, having won twice as black and once as white.

About Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a 22 year old Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy who is the World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history. Carlsen was the 2009 World Blitz chess champion.

On 26 April 2004, Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, at that time the highest in history. In November 2013, Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, thus becoming the 16th undisputed world chess champion.

Known for his attacking style as a teenager, Carlsen later developed into a more universal player. He does not focus on opening preparation as much as other top players, and plays a variety of openings, making it harder for opponents to prepare against him. His positional mastery and endgame prowess have drawn comparisons to those of former world champions Anatoly Karpov, José Capablanca and Vasily Smyslov.

Beyond chess, Carlsen has modelled for G-Star Raw’s Autumn/Winter 2010 advertising campaign.

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