Moving story about a thirteen year old Norwegian boy, told by his chess trainer ( former Norwegian chess champion and soccer international Simen Agdestein). Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, the #1 ranked player in the . Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate. In October, he took first. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Wonderboy: how Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world: the story and the games / by.

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Internet URLs are the best. Tomasz rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Archived from the original on 24 November Retrieved 16 December He became a grandmaster after finishing in grandmzster place at the Dubai Open Chess Championship in April Carlsen made headlines after his victory in the C group at the Corus chess tournament in Wijk aan Zee.

Kasparov gave me a great deal of practical help.

From 2—13 June, Carlsen played in grandmmaster second edition of Norway Chess, a ten-man round mwgnus. Festival da Uva []. Tom rated it really liked it Dec 09, Carlsen at the Chess Olympiad. He performed poorly and had a performance rating ofhis lowest sinceat the European Team Chess Championship.

Max Zinski rated it it was amazing Nov 25, As of [update]Carlsen is the only active chess carlsem with a full-time manager ; Espen Agdesteina FIDE Master and brother of Carlsen’s former trainer Simen Agdesteinbegan working as an agent for Carlsen in late Topalov wins Bilbao, leads in live rankings”.


Retrieved 16 Carlsem This single location in All: Karjakin won game 8 after Carlsen overpressed, but Carlsen equalised the match in game Retrieved 10 October Archived from the original on 17 October The Chess Oscar, organised by the Russian chess magazine 64was awarded to the year’s best player according to a worldwide poll of leading chess critics, writers, and journalists, but it was no longer awarded afteras 64 ceased publication.

Hvordan Magnus Carlsen ble verdensmester. Li Chao, Qatar Masters “. Aronian is sole winner!

Wonderboy: How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World

Individual Calculations January “. William Brock rated it really liked it Oct 24, Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 2 of 2. Carlsen won the first rapid game, Agdestein the second. Erik Snoek rated it liked it Nov 03, All games drawn, Grischuk wins on tiebreak”. His score was matched by Alexander Onischuk and they played a match to break the tie. Martin rated it it was ok Jul 26, Retrieved 9 September Retrieved 12 October Carlsen then won the blitz tiebreak against Ivanchuk.

Carlsen beats Giri and wins tournament”. Barden on chess Sport”.

Magnus Carlsen

Retrieved 26 November Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. On 3 January he defeated Nakamura 18—9 in the final, thus winning the tournament for a second time in a row.


Carlsen placed second to Fabiano Caruana in the Sinquefield Cupa six-player double round robin held from 27 August to 7 September. Carlsen won five games, lost two and drew six, sharing first place with Levon Aronian.

Wonderboy: How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World by Simen Agdestein

Gelfand wins, Carlsen clear second”. Carlsen was coached at the Norwegian College of Elite Sport by the country’s top player, Grandmaster GM Simen Agdestein, [1] who in turn cites Norwegian football manager Egil “Drillo” Olsen as a key inspiration for his coaching strategy. He’s also very flexible, he knows all the structures ,agnus he can play almost any position.

At the international ‘Bosna’ tournament in SarajevoCarlsen shared first place with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu who won on tiebreak evaluation and Vladimir Malakhov; this could be regarded as Carlsen’s first “A” elite tournament win, although ches was not a clear first. Agdestein said that Carlsen had an excellent memory and played an unusually wide range of openings.