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Article: Magnus Carlsen: The best chess player in the world


Magnus Carlsen: The best chess player in the world

Magnus Carlsen from Norway is considered the best chess player in the world. He has carried the title of World Chess Champion since 2013 and has consistently been ranked number one in the official FIDE ( International Chess Federation ) world ranking.

Magnus Carlsen was born on November 30, 1990 in Tønsberg, Norway. He started playing chess at the age of 5 and displayed exceptional talent from an early age. At the age of 13 he became a Grandmaster, setting a world record at the time. His approach to chess is characterized by his aggressive style and his ability to find creative and unexpected moves during games.

In 2010, Carlsen became the youngest player to reach an Elo rating of 2800 , surpassing the previous record set by Garry Kasparov. In 2013, he won the Candidates Tournament and faced the then world champion, Viswanathan Anand. Carlsen emerged victorious and became the 20th world chess champion. Since then, he has successfully defended his title in several matchups.

Carlsen is known for his ability to quickly assess positions, his ability to calculate complex variations, and his stamina in long-term games. In addition to his achievements in classical chess, he has also excelled in rapid chess and blitz chess, winning several world titles in those modalities.


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