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Magnus Carlsen
Norway, 26
World Champion
  • Classic 2822
  • Blitz 2899
  • Rapid 2919
  • World rank1
  • National rank1
  • Continent rank1
Overview

World Chess Champion (Since 2013) is one of the youngest ever to become a Grandmaster. Dubbed ‘The Mozart of Chess’ by the fans and media alike, he is known for his amazing chess skills in the endgame. He defended his title in Sochi in 2014.

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Carlsen in Chess World

All of the games were drawn, but it was only because there were several missed wins. Aronian finished 1.5 points ahead of his nearest rival to win easily.
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With his fourth consecutive victory, Levon Aronian won the tournament with a round to spare.
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He won his third consecutive game, while his closest rivals drew. The World Champion also won his first game of the event.
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Hou Yifan lost to Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Round 4, while Levon Aronian beat Matthias Blübaum to take over the lead.
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But three players are only a half point back.
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With her second straight win to start the tournament, Hou Yifan is the sole leader.
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Hou Yifan beat Fabiano Caruana in Round 1. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave also lost, while Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, was held to a draw.
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A week ago, an episode of The Simpsons, the long-running animated series, featured chess and a guest appearance by Magnus Carlsen. But it had many other references to real chess players. World Chess’s columnist explains.
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Three of the world’s top six players play for the United States, giving it a good chance to recapture the World Championship.
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In a thrilling final round that saw five decisive games, Wesley So won to finish a full point ahead of Magnus Carlsen.
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But three players, including Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, trail by half a point.
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Wei Yi recorded the only victory of Round 11 to draw within a half point of the leader.
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With a win in Round 10, Wesley So now leads the field by a full point.
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Magnus Carlsen recorded the sole victory in Round 9, pulling him back to within a half point of So.
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Blunders and oversights plagued the players in Round 7, but at the end of the day, Wesley So still led, trailed now by three players.
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Caught by surprise in the opening, Wesley So managed to draw in Round 6, which was enough to hold onto the lead as his closest rivals also drew.
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