Tagged: Magnus Carlsen

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...

Carlsen defends World Champion title

Molly Jones The Norwegian American For the first time in over two decades, New York City hosted the World Chess Championship, and it should be no surprise that Norway’s Magnus Carlsen was invited, determined...

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,...

Chess: Kasparov and Carlsen in Oslo

A scheduled training session with Garry Kasparov (Russia) and Magnus Carlsen (Norway) was used as an occasion to meet the Norwegian press, reports Chessbase.com The two sat down for a friendly game against Education Minister...