GM Magnus Carlsen

Player

Profile
Rating: 
2822
Age: 
27
Country: 
Norway
Chess Highlights
World Champion (2013 – Current)
2018 Sinquefield Cup Wildcard

Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. Carlsen was a child chess prodigy who became a chess grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years and 148 days, making him the third-youngest grandmaster in history. In November 2013,  Carlsen became World Champion by defeating Viswanathan Anand. He defended his title in November 2016 when he defeated Sergey Karjakin. On the May 2014 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached his peak rating of 2882, which is the highest in history.