Magnus Carlsen career: how the player rose up the world rankings

IN-FORM PROGRESS As well as earning the Carnegie Medal, Magnus Carlsen achieved the Le Monde Prize in 2008 He also won various other prestigious awards: the Classical Brain prize, the Arthur Mendes Award, the…

Magnus Carlsen career: how the player rose up the world rankings

IN-FORM PROGRESS

As well as earning the Carnegie Medal, Magnus Carlsen achieved the Le Monde Prize in 2008

He also won various other prestigious awards: the Classical Brain prize, the Arthur Mendes Award, the Guinness Book of World Records trophy and the Caruana Memorial of Science and Sports.

He is considered one of the top five players of all time and has been named in several rankings of the world’s best chess players.

CHESS DOCTOR

He studied a PhD in political sciences from Princeton University and his research largely focused on the question of political and economic decision making.

FAMILY LIFE

The 24-year-old’s parents, Alexander and Ruta Carlsen, are believed to be Norwegian. He lived in Norway until five years ago when his family moved to the UK, where his father is based at Kings Cross.

He is a first cousin of itiamaland champion Alexander Grischuk.

LIFE IN JAPAN

In January 2011 Magnus was named the UK’s best-known Asian and oldest overseas chess player

When he visited Japan in December 2011, he played in an exhibition game with great modern masters Kasparov and Bondurant.

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