Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen was born under the name of Sven Magnus Oen Calsen and he is a grandmaster of Norwegian citizenship. He is now World Chess Champion since 2018. He was born in the year 1990 in the city of Tronsberg in Norway. He got the grandmaster title when he was only 13 years old.

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When he was 5 years, he started to learn how to play chess with his father. He became passionate player and at the beginning, he wanted to beat his sister, then he wanted to beat his father and continued until he became a grand master when he was only 13 years old. He was the youngest person to achieve it during that time.

While playing for the Nanjing Pearl Spring, he was the fifth chess player; he became the youngest person to achieve an Elo-Rating over 2800 people. This same year, he became the World Blitz Chess Champion. In the year 2010, he was the newest FIDE list and it got published when he was only 19 years. He was the youngest player to achieve to the World Number One.

He is known as World Champion and he is the strongest player who had lived up to now. In the year 2013, he was able to defeat Viswanathan Anand so that he can be ranked as the second youngest World Champion. He continued and claimed the championship of Blitz and of World Rapid in the year 2014. It was before he was able to defend the title while playing against Anand.


Magnus Carlsen’s IQ rating is believed to be in 185-190 range. He was born with three sisters; they are Ingrid Carlsen, Ellen Oen Carlsen and Signe Carlsen. For his personal bio, he was born to Henrik Albert Carlsen and Sigrun Oen. They are engineers. He started to show his intellectual ability at the age of two when he was able to solve a jigsaw puzzle of 50 pieces. He continued and was able to assemble the Lego sets designed for 4 years old.

When his father found out that he was a brilliant boy, he decided to start teaching him how to play chess. He became fascinated about the game and started to play all by himself for many hours. He read the books about the game and this helped him in developing his skills and game plan. She was blessed by the great memory and he developed into the best player.

Dating, girlfriend, married

Magnus Carlsen dated Synne Christin Larsen and they celebrated the valentine of 2017 together. He visited her village Alsvag found in Vesteralen. However, in 2018, his manager announced his breakup with his girlfriend. He did not talk about the reasons of the breakup. Now he is more focused in defending his World Championship title and not in romance.

Net worth

Magnus Carlsen has been able to make a net worth of 8 million dollars.

05 Mar, 2019