Magnus Carlsen is new chess champion

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand.

Carlsen,22 won the match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5-3.5. He has now achieved the highest rating of all time but he misses out on being the youngest player to win the title and that honour goes to the Russian Garry Kasparov.Carlsen has won 60% of the total prize fund of $2.24m (£1.4m).

More about Magnus Carlsen:
Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the reigning World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history.
A chess prodigy, in 2004 Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, at that time the highest in history. In November 2013, Carlsen beat Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013, thus becoming the 16th undisputed world chess champion.
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