Moving story about a thirteen year old Norwegian boy, told by his chess trainer ( former Norwegian chess champion and soccer international Simen Agdestein). Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, the #1 ranked player in the . Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate. In October, he took first. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Wonderboy: how Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world: the story and the games / by.

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That year he was hired by the Dutch clothing company G-Star to model its denim clothing in an advertising campaign. Carlsen—Karjakin draw, Carlsen wins Medias “. New In Chess, Carlsen reached the semi-final round of the World Chess Cup in December, after defeating Michael Adams in the round of 16 and Ivan Cheparinov in the quarterfinals.

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Retrieved 23 August Retrieved 14 December Carlsen described the —12 younyest as “[not] sufficiently modern and fair”, and wrote that “Reigning champion privileges, the long five-year span of the cycle, changes made during the cycle resulting in a new format Candidates that no World Champion has had to go through since Kasparov, puzzling ranking criteria as well as the shallow ceaseless match-after-match concept are all less than satisfactory in my opinion.


Over the course of this year, Carlsen’s rating rose from in Juneto Books by Simen Agdestein.

Wonderboy: How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

Agdestein said that Carlsen had an excellent memory and played an unusually wide range of openings. Anand to face Carlsen in Grenkeleasing final”. Carlsen’s repertoire is aimed at avoiding an early crisis in the game. World Chess Championship match against Fabiano Caruana []. These online bookshops told us they have this item: He finished ninth in a group of 18 participants in the associated blitz tournament, which was won by Anand.

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Wonderboy: How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World by Simen Agdestein

Jan Timman[]. Thank you for your feedback. Retrieved 8 May Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Simen Agdestein emphasises Carlsen’s exceptional memory, stating that he was able to recall the areas, population numbers, flags and capitals of all the countries in the world by the age of five.


At the world championship in New York, he was tied against Russian player Sergey Karjakin after 12 games. Retrieved 27 May He later withdrew from the Grand Prix cycle despite his initial success, criticising FIDE for “changing the rules dramatically in the middle of a World Championship cycle”.

Youngest and oldest falter”. On 5 Septemberafter winning in round 4 of the Bilbao MastersCarlsen, aged 17 th and days old, briefly became No.

Each of the panel members proposed a move and the public could then vote over the proposed moves. Retrieved 5 January His ninth-round loss to Kramnik ended a streak of 36 rated games undefeated.

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The Internet Grzndmaster Club. Add a tag Cancel Magnus Carlsen. Carlsen won a rapid match against Peter Leko held in MiskolcHungary, scoring 5—3. United States Chess Federation.