English Chinese (Simplified) German Hindi Romanian Russian Spanish

21 Days to Supercharge Your Chess

SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHESS
Give me 21 Days and I Will Show You How to
Become a Dramatically Better Chess Player

Chess Talk

Chess Players Online:

We have 366 guests online
pogonina

ideas behind openings

33 Images of Magnus Carlsen's Path to Success E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 16 December 2013 00:00

magnus carlsenMagnus Carlsen is not just any chess player. In 2004, he became a grandmaster at the age of 13. In 2010, at the age of 19, he became a youngest ever chess player to be ranked number 1 in the world.  

In 2013, at the age of 22, Carlsen became 16th World Chess Champion. After becoming a world chess champion he was asked what would he prefer: being world’s number 1 or having a world chess championship title? He shrugged his shoulders and said, both.

We present a pictorial report of the entire Carlsen’s chess career, a timeline from 2000 to today.


1. Young Magnus Carlsen does what he does best: winning chess games from an early age.

magnus carlsen

2. Carlsen is 10 and rated about 2000. He is already in the top 100 chess players in Norway.

magnus carlsen

3. 13 year old and 2300 rated Magnus Carlsen playing Kasparov in Iceland, Reykjavik. The game ended in a draw.

magnus carlsen

4. Carlsen's family photo in 2004. All his sisters play chess as well, on the National level.

magnus carlsen

5. Magnus Carlsen is playing against Anatoly Karpov. 

magnus carlsen

6. Carlsen is playing in the elite, invitational chess tournament in Netherlands.

magnus carlsen

7. Magnus, 2550 rated, is playing in the final round of Norway's National Championship 2005 versus his coach Simen Agdestein (currently the second highest rated player in Norway).  

magnus carlsen

8. 16 Year old Carlsen, 2675 rated, places 2nd in the Linares International Chess Tournament.

magnus carlsen

9. Blitz chess tournament in Oslo.

magnus carlsen

10. Vishy Anand and Vassiliy Ivanchuk are observing Magnus Carlsen playing in the 2008 Bilbao Chess Tournament. Little did they know that this kid will become a 16 th World Chess champion in 5 short years. 

magnus carlsen

11. 2770 rated Carlsen is playing in a simultaneous exhibition in Oslo.

magnus carlsen

12. Carlsen vs. Anand in World Blitz Championship 2009 in Moscow.

magnus carlsen

13. In 2009 Garry Kasparov becomes Carlsen's coach. The training continues for one year. Carlsen later states that he gained a lot of priceless knowledge about his competition from Kasparov.

magnus carlsen

14. Magnus Carlsen in chess tournament in China.

magnus carlsen

15. Carlsen is playing in London Chess Classic in 2009.

magnus carlsen

16. Magnus Carlsen is playing in Central Park in Manhattan, New York.

magnus carlsen

17. Carlsen with Liv Tyler and Garry Kasparov. Who is this guy on the left? (hint: his first name is Hikaru)

magnus carlsen

18. Carlsen is playing simultaneously with an American rock band Red Hot Chilly Peppers in 2011. He is already over 2800 rated and the world's number 1.

magnus carlsen

19. Magnus plays chess in Norway mountains. 

magnus carlsen

20. Carlsen with Apple's chairman Arthur Levinson.

magnus carlsen

21. Carlsen with a chess board at London's famous Ferris wheel: London Eye.

magnus carlsen

22. Carlsen during one of the chess tournaments. He really looks exhausted.

magnus carlsen

23. Magnus Carlsen made Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World List, 2013.

magnus carlsen

24. Carlsen is playing tennis to stay in top physical shape.

magnus carlsen

25. Carlsen is playing at Sinquefield Cup, 2013.

magnus carlsen

26. Magnus Carlsen with Susan Polgar.

magnus carlsen

27. Carlsen is playing at the Biel chess Festival.

magnus carlsen

28. Carlsen is playing at London Chess Classic.

magnus carlsen

29. Magnus Carlsen's photo shot...

magnus carlsen

30. and another one...

magnus carlsen

31. and the last one...

magnus carlsen

32. Magnus Carlsen celebrates his new World Chess Championship title in the pool, in Chennai, 2013.

magnus carlsen

33. Magnus Carlsen's FIDE rating chart. He is 2872 rated as of December 2013.

carlsen fide

Do you think Magnus Carlsen will break 3000? Comment below!

Read more about Magnus Carlsen:

Credits:

Images are taken from Susan Polgar Blog, Drugoi Livejournal and ChessPro.ru

"There Are 3 Main Problems That 95% of All Chess Players Are Facing... "

start winning at chess

You will instantly discover how you can significantly improve your game, adding hundreds of elo points without hiring an expensive chess coach or spending 5 hours a day on chess !


Click Here to Start Your Training

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 09:53
 

Comments  

 
+4 #5 Arny34 2013-12-22 12:30
Cool these are amazing! Do more image reports like that!
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+2 #4 Yury 2013-12-17 23:07
Eric, thanks for the clarification!

Anon2, maybe 3000 is currently hard to achieve, but with rating inflation.. it can become a reality.

Besides Carlsen obtained 3003 provisional rating in USCF (United States Chess Federation). It not quite a FIDE rating but we will see:)
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+7 #3 anon2 2013-12-17 02:32
3000 is a joke,but carlsen can cross 2900
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+9 #2 Eric 2013-12-16 18:55
#22 was just after he had won the Candidates tournament in March 2013.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
+10 #1 Neolita 2013-12-16 10:26
Picture number 10 is really powerful!
Quote | Report to administrator
 

Add comment

Please offer your feedback for the article here. Don't worry, your comment will appear shortly after approval. Only SPAM and abusive comments will be deleted.


Security code
Refresh