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Carlsen Awarded Norway's Prestigious Peer Gynt Prize

  • DeepGreene
  • on 3/22/11, 12:28 PM.

Source: "Views & News from Norway"

Magnus Carlsen, the young Norwegian who’s recently ranked as the top chess player in the world, can now add another prize to his growing list of accomplishments. The Norwegian Parliament will bestow upon him the national honor of being named Årets Peer Gynt, the winner of this year’s Peer Gynt Prize.

The prize is given every year to “a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society.” The recipient has been deemed to have distinguished him- or herself within Norway and also to have improved Norway’s international reputation.

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  • 3 years ago

    jocelasi

    Congratulations Magnus.  You are the man!

  • 3 years ago

    Roma60

    i think he will have to start looking for a bigger house. to put all hes medals and awards well done young man.

  • 4 years ago

    lowell63

    magnus deserves for that award mentioned above!

  • 4 years ago

    jocelasi

    nice one.  nice man.

  • 4 years ago

    Sierrastar

    Well done, Magnus.  A credit to Norway and a credit to chess.

  • 4 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Way to go Norwegian Parliament! 

  • 4 years ago

    Englix

    Yes great!! As he wasn´t nominated at all in this years sport-achievements of the year in Norway, Magnus really is the right person to receive this even more prestigious prize!

  • 4 years ago

    markronilodevera

    0h hail Chess! Carlsen vi N0rway!

  • 4 years ago

    etuncoz

    Magnus The Great

  • 4 years ago

    GoodThing

    Agreed! Deserves it, he does.

  • 4 years ago

    pawngenius

    He deserves it!

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