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Magnus Carlsen Profile

Magnus Carlsen Profile

Feb 22, 2010, 11:47 AM 13

A short profile of Magnus Carlsen with brief snippets of an interview is available via the AFP news agency.

They used the most miserable photo of Magnus I've ever seen (not the one on this page) and called him sulky! Laughing

He recently completed high school without huge success, but 19-year-old Magnus Carlsen is now already at the top of the chess world, following the footsteps of his mentor, legendary chess champion Garry Kasparov.

On New Year's Day, the mop-haired, sulky-looking Norwegian teen became the youngest player to ever top the rankings of best players published by the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

Now he is setting his sights on the title of world champion.

Read the rest of the piece here.

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