GM #1 Magnus Carlsen
Hello everyone this is Angryrook 28...Today we are going to take a look at a grand master's story . His name is Magnus Carlsen and he comes for Norway . The follow information is from wikipedia
Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy who is currently the number-one ranked player in the world. In January 2010 he became the seventh player ranked number one in the world on the official FIDE rating list. His peak rating is 2826, the second highest peak rating in history to Garry Kasparov.
On 26 April 2004 Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third-youngest Grandmaster in history. On 1 January 2010 the new FIDE rating list was published, and at the age of 19 years, 32 days he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world number one, breaking the record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik. Carlsen was also the 2009 World blitz chess champion.
His performance at the September–October 2009 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament has been described as one of the greatest in history and lifted him to an Elo rating of 2801, making him the fifth player to achieve a rating over 2800 – and aged 18 years 10 months at the time, by far the youngest to do so.
Based on his rating, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament which will determine the challenger to face World Champion Viswanathan Anand in theWorld Chess Championship 2012. However in November 2010 he announced he was withdrawing from the Candidates tournament; he was replaced byAlexander Grischuk.
Anyway I do not know all of his story ... I only know that he is the top ranked guy in the world and he plays awesome ... He has beaten many grand masters and he deserves to be high appreciated . His tactic shots are great and his strategy is cool .. His moves are not predictable and that's mainly good because when you give your opponent a move which is not the most playable in a position he starts thinking of lots of different variation which you can just take away with your next move . Taking away options and taking small advantages is always good . He has also beaten the world . The world is an organisation where very good players vote for a move online and then the move which has got the most votes is played automatically . In his game against the world he was playing white so he was playing for the win...That's because when grand masters (GM) play with the white pieces they play for the win although when they play with the black pieces a draw is as good as a win ...Well of course a draw can't be as good as a win ... A win is the best thing you can get in a chess match without really manishing why but how ... So when you spot for exampe a game which says "Garry Kasparov vs The world" you should know that playing online with a group of very good players is a challenge for every grand masters . Also my title says GM # 1 Magnus Carlsen and that's because in my opinion he is the best for sure ... Anyway many players don't like his style but I think he is great . Here are some pictures of him I don't really know where are all of them
This match was a standard one . Behind him we can notice the crowd and his flag which repsresents his country , Norway...If you are careful you might also observe that he is holding a pen on his right hand and there is a clock but it is most probably a standard control match so he doesn't care too much about that . He was playing black in this game and I think he won but I'm not one hundred percent sure...This was against a strong grand master...I don't know who exactly is he please tell me in comments guyswhen he was really young...He is playing against Anand here don't take it for grantedAlthough here I can swear he is playing versus Kasparov ....I am not going to tell you more about him anyway ...Magnus Carlsen is definitely a worth seen player...No doubt that he deserves his current rank and rating and (in my opinion ) he deserves even more...He is young so he has got a long time to learn even more.. Because either if we accept it either we don't practise makes perfect...