Magnus Carlsen

  • TomMac19
  • | Mar 21, 2008

Magnus Carlsen is a 17 Year old (D.O.B 20/11/1990) from Norway who is a chess Genius and definetly the one to watch out for! Carlsen became Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 4 months, and 27 days-the third youngest in the history of the game. In the January FIDE ratings he was playing at 2733 making him Norway's number 1, World Juniors' number 1 and World's number 13- all at just 17 Year olds ! ! ! !

Magnus Carlsen defeated former world champion Karpov in a Blitz Tournament in 2004 (when he was 13!) and then Drawing the next day against Kasparov- who was the best player in the world (and in my opinion the joint best ever player of the game)!!!!

This Year he has played in the top group A of the Corus chess tournament where he shared first place with Levon Aronian, becoming the youngest person ever to win a category 20 tournament and to have an ELO rating of 2830 ! ! ! Whilst at the Linares he again had a 2000+ rating and finished in sole second place, 1/2 point behind the winner (world champion) Anand. Note that after this tournament ELO rating calculations place him fifth in the world rankings 

If we remind ourselves that he is playing (and in some cases beating) players such as Anand, Kramnik, Topalov, Leko and Radjabov- we truely see how great this boy is! He is CLEARLY the future World Champion!

The game shown is when he managed a draw with Kasparov aged 13,  note that there are many

other games where he has shown pure excellence and you may wish to look into these.


  • 6 years ago


    can we play

  • 6 years ago


    I am huge fans of all the super GMs, except for Carlsen. I really dislike him.
  • 7 years ago


    He now suppassed the 2800 mark

  • 8 years ago


    Fischer Jr., he is.

  • 8 years ago


    Magnus Carlsen, is a gift from the "gods". This boy genius is better than Fischer at the same age and has all Grand Chessmasters games for references..! This brilliant prodigy is already amoung the elite and out playing them! Karpov, Kasparov, and Anand didn't see him coming. This innocent looking boy has taken our wonderful game to the next stage and will soon enough be a World Chess Champion himself..! I am honored to experience his awesome chess playing in my life time! What a true inspiration..! Pay very careful attention to his games to come! Cool

  • 8 years ago


    My coach said after the game garry asked magnus carlsens parents for coaching but in return they have too sign a contract like every time you win a tournament you have too give garry 30% of the money. They obviously rejected.
  • 8 years ago


    This boy is another Fischer!
  • 9 years ago


    the ratings will be adjusted in due course but he will move up
  • 9 years ago


    Where do you get information about ratings from?

    In the official FIDE ratings Magnus still has 2733. So it's not updated there yet.
  • 9 years ago


    wow! really amazing...this kid is a genius and now I´ll follow him to see his games.
  • 9 years ago


    23...Bh3 would have lost the bishop  after white checks with 24.Qh4
  • 9 years ago


    its Blitz so i believe it was 5mins
  • 9 years ago


    how fast was this game played?
  • 9 years ago


    Thanks for your good comments guys! keep them coming! i envy him more than i envy annand!
  • 9 years ago


    why didnt anand move 23...Bh3 ?!!!
  • 9 years ago


    I'm jealous. I wish I could be that good.
  • 9 years ago


    Ofcorse he is a genius, he is from norway (:
  • 9 years ago


  • 9 years ago


    A lot of aggressive in-between moves in that game against Kasparov, very cool to watch.
  • 9 years ago


    Amazing queen play by Carlsen in monchocintron's post. Again, "fresh."
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