Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian Chess Grandmaster and the #1 World Chess Champion. An exceptional chess prodigy, he became a chess grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third youngest grandmaster in history. He is the highest rated player in the world and in the history of chess, with a peak rating of 2881.
Won the inaugural Grand Chess Tour and defended his title as World Champion in Rapid Chess. Ended the year by winning the Qatar Open
Defended his World Champion title, and became the first player to simultaneously hold the title in all three FIDE rated time controls. He remained World Number 1 with a rating of 2882 as of May
Magnus starts year-long collaboration with Kasparov and was ranked at the top of the FIDE rating list after winning the London Chess Classic ahead of Vladimir Kramnik
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