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Magnus Carlsen

December 24, 2012

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen, World no 1 has become the ‘highest-rated player of all time’ in chess

Norwegian sensation Magnus Carlsen has reportedly broken Gary Kasparov’s 12-year record to become game’s highest rated player of all time. The 22 year old world number one took up chess at the age of five and become world number one by the time he was 19. Known as the “Mozart of chess “ for the raw ability he demon stared from a young age, Carlsen achieved his goal by defeating English player Luke Mcshane at the London chess classic this week, the daily mail reports.
According to the Paper, Kasparov had previously claimed that his record rating of 2.851 was impossible to beat, but with victory over Mcshane Carlsen nudged his own total to 2857.4 points.
In typically understated fashion Carlsen, who has been world number one since he took the crown at the age of 19, said his win over Mcshane was a “great started to the tournament” and he was satisfied with the record.
“The 22 year old world number one took up chess at the age of five and became world number one by the time he was 19.

Times Of India

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