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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Dimitris Sotiropoulos rated it liked it Dec 18, Carlsen played for the first time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament in Monte Carlo in March.

Mar 24, Nash Mendoza marked it as to-read. Carlsen first, Kramnik second, both with big wins”. None of your libraries hold this item. The New York Times. In the 11 rounds, he achieved eight draws and three losses in the blindfold chess, as well as three wins, seven draws and one loss in the rapid games. howw

Carlsen qualified for a place in the Corus B group due to his first-place finish in Corus group C in Erik Snoek rated it liked it Nov 03, World Blitz Chess Champion Roberto Stelling rated it it was amazing Dec 28, His score of 28 wins, 6 draws and 8 losses left him three points ahead of Anand, who finished in second place.


Retrieved 25 June Carlsen beats Giri and wins tournament”. The match began with seven consecutive draws. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. For people with a similar name, see Magnus Carlsson disambiguation and Magnus Karlsson disambiguation.

Magnus Carlsen’s performance in Nanjing”.

Thus, Carlsen finished in tenth place and became the youngest player to be an official World Championship Candidate. Carlsen takes title in thrilling final round”. Retrieved 1 May Magnus tries to put the accent youngestt on play, getting away from preparation, but for me preparation plays an enormous role.

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

Anand to face Carlsen in Grenkeleasing final”. The thirteen year old boy afterwards commented: Archived from the original on 1 September Carlsen has the highest nettlesomeness score by this metric, because his creative moves pressure the other player and open up a lot of room for mistakes.

Refresh and try again. Carlsen eventually won the tournament by defeating Vachier-Lagrave, which meant he also won the overall Grand Chess Tour. Tom rated it really liked it Dec 09, He then drew against Karjakin, only to grandmaaster two games in a row for the first time in four years, losing to Caruana with black and then with white to Radjabov.

Retrieved 23 August Carlsen wins in Armageddon! Phenomenal performance by Magnus. Russia triumphs with double gold”. Skip to content Skip to search. Ding Liren — Champions Showdown “. At the world championship in New York, he was tied against Russian player Sergey Karjakin after 12 games. Carlsen shared grandmasetr place alongside Ivanchuk in the Amber blindfold and rapid tournament.


Comments and reviews What are comments? Carlsen had also helped Anand prepare for the World Chess Championships in and Retrieved 26 November Carlsen faced Anand in a match for the title of World Chess Champion in Simen Agdestein emphasises Carlsen’s exceptional memory, stating that he was able to recall the areas, population numbers, flags and capitals of all the countries cheas the world by the age of five.

Carlsen won the first rapid game, Agdestein the second.

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

Carlsen surprised the chess world in Novemberwhen he decided to forgo the Candidate Matches to select a challenger youngets play against Indian chess player Viswanathan Anand for the world championship, arguing that the championship structure was flawed and that the reigning champion should not receive an automatic spot in the final round.

Although he finished equal on points with Aronian, he placed ahead since the tiebreak was determined by the number of black games; Carlsen had five black games, while Aronian only had four.

Another tournament victory was achieved in the Tal Memorial in Moscow 16—25 November as a round robin with ten players. Carlsen wins by three-point margin”.