Magnus Carlsen beats Bulgaria’s number one chess master
Bulgaria’s number one chess master has been defeated by Norwegian wonder kid Magnus Carlsen in the first round of the M-Tel masters in Sofia. The match started on Wednesday, May 13 at 4pm.
In a game of enormous interest for Bulgarian chess fans, the 18-year-old Norwegian stood up to the challenge and defeated his Bulgarian opponent in 36 moves. Carlsen initiated the proceedings with the white set, having the initiative from the beginning, unrelenting until the end. The game was held at a large exhibition kiosk made of glass in the garden of the National Theatre, Ivan Vazov, Sofia.
In 2004 Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13, the third youngest Grandmaster in history. In the April 2009 FIDE list, he has an Elo rating of 2770, making him World’s number 3. He was born in Tønsberg, Vestfold, but currently lives in Lommedalen, Bærum, near Norway’s capital, Oslo. He played his first tournament at the age of eight and was coached at the Norwegian high school for top athletes led by the country’s top player,Grandmaster (GM) Simen Agdestein.
Source: Sofiaecho.com / Wikipedia