Tagged: Chess

Carlsen retains his chess title

After a string of draws, the Norwegian crushed challenger Caruana in rapid play Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Magnus Carlsen defended his World Champion title with bravado against the challenger Fabiano Caruana. The final games...

What’s the endgame?

Norwegians dominating in chess Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Chess has had a long hold on the Norse. The Vikings created detailed ivory pieces for the game, meticulously and beautifully carved walrus tusk, a precious...

Tromsø hosts Chess Olympiad

Over 170 countries battle for medals in a competition marred by deaths Staff Compilation Norwegian American Weekly The world’s fourth-largest sporting event, the 41st Chess Olympiad, wrapped up this August in the former Mack...

World No. 1 and … Fashion Model

In what undoubtedly is a first, the world’s top-ranked player, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, who is 19, has taken on a second career: fashion model. Wednesday, G-Star RAW, a Dutch clothing company that has...

Ivanchuk and Carlsen Tie for First at Amber

Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine tied for first in the 19th Amber tournament, which ended on Thursday in Nice, France. Vladimir Kramnik of Russia was third, 1.5 points behind the...

Chess: Carlsen number one

As the youngest chess player ever, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (19) now tops the list over the world’s top players, after his match at the London Chess Classic against British Michael Adams on Monday ended in...

Chess: Norwegian Carlsen wins in China

After securing overall victory at the Nanjing Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in China on Oct. 8, Norway’s Magnus Carlsen (18) on Friday also won the remaining game against Russia’s Dmitrij Jakovenko. This makes Carlsen...

Chess: The majesty of Magnus Carlsen

Should Norway’s Magnus Carlsen maintain the same level of play in the second half of the the Pearl Spring tournament at Nanjing, China he will register one of the greatest performances of all time,...