Carlsen, Magnus Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#1 (active)
#1 (active)
2882 - 01 May 2014
2881 World #1 (active)
2886 World #2 (active)
30 Nov 1990
T√łnsberg, Vestfold, Norway

World Champion 2013 till the present, after defending his title against Anand in 2014, Karjakin in 2016 and Caruana in 2018. World Rapid Champion 2014, 2015 & 2019; World Blitz Champion 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

World #1 in standard, World #1 in rapid and World #2 in blitz.

Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004 when he was 13 years old, at that time the second youngest grandmaster ever.

Norwegian Champion 2006.

Six-time winner at Wijk aan Zee (Corus until 2010, currently the Tata Steel Tournament) in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Also won the category 21 Pearl Spring Tournament (2009) in Nanjing with 8/10 and a record performance rating of 3002.

Other victories in major events include

He represented Norway on board 1 at the Chess Olympiads of 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Played in the category 22 Sinquefield Cup 2019 in August 2019, placing equal first alongside Ding Liren in the classical games, both scoring 6.5/11, but losing to Ding in the rapid/blitz playoff by 1-1 (rapid) and 2-0 (blitz).

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Grischuk, Alexander2777Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
2Xiong, Jeffery2709Carlsen, INT2020
3Carlsen, Magnus2863Firouzja, Alireza27281/2-1/ INT2020
4Carlsen, Magnus2863Harikrishna, INT2020
5Dominguez Perez, L.2758Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
6Aronian, Levon2773Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
7Carlsen, Magnus2863So, INT2020
8Carlsen, Magnus2863Nepomniachtchi, I.27841/2-1/ INT2020
9Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
10So, Wesley2770Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
11Carlsen, Magnus2863Dominguez Perez, INT2020
12Firouzja, Alireza2728Carlsen, INT2020
13Nepomniachtchi, I.2784Carlsen, INT2020
14Harikrishna, P.2732Carlsen, INT2020
15Carlsen, Magnus2863Xiong, INT2020
16Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
17Grischuk, Alexander2777Carlsen, INT2020
18Carlsen, Magnus2863Xiong, Jeffery27091/2-1/ INT2020
19Firouzja, Alireza2728Carlsen, INT2020
20Carlsen, Magnus2863Harikrishna, INT2020
21Dominguez Perez, L.2758Carlsen, INT2020
22So, Wesley2770Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
23Carlsen, Magnus2863Nepomniachtchi, INT2020
24Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
25Dominguez Perez, Leinier2758Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
26Carlsen, Magnus2863Svidler, INT2020
27Carlsen, Magnus2863Aronian, Levon27731/2-1/ INT2020
28Firouzja, Alireza2728Carlsen, INT2020
29Carlsen, Magnus2863So, INT2020
30Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
31Carlsen, Magnus2863Caruana, INT2020
32Kasparov, Garry2812Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
33Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Carlsen, INT2020
34Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
35Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
37Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
38Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
39Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
40Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
41Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
42Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
43Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
44Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
45Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
46Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, INT2020
47Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, INT2020
48Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020
49Nakamura, Hikaru2736Carlsen, Magnus28631/2-1/ INT2020
50Carlsen, Magnus2863Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2020