Carlsen, Magnus Age 33


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
World Rank
Norway Rank
FIDE Peak Rating
2882 - May 2014 (Age 23)
FIDE Peak Rank
#1 (2810) - Jan 2010 (Age 19)
2828 World #1, Peak 2919 (Jul 2017)
2886 World #1, Peak 2986 (Dec 2017)
30 Nov 1990
T√łnsberg, Vestfold, Norway
FIDE ID 1503014

Active Years:
2001 - 2024
Total Games:
1536 (45%)
527 (15%)
1358 (40%)
Total score:
Performance :
Performance for the last active 12 months:
C65 Ruy Lopez (42 games)
D02 London System (39 games)
B90 Sicilian Defense (29 games)
B33 Sicilian Defense (55 games)
E15 Queen's Indian Defense (48 games)
C54 Italian Game (42 games)

World Champion 2013 till 2023. After defeating Anand to take the world crown in classical chess in 2013, he successfully defended his title against Anand in 2014, Karjakin in 2016, Caruana in 2018 and Nepomniachtchi in 2021, Carlsen retired from the World Championship cycle ceding the crown to the winner of the Nepomniachtchi-Ding Liren World Championship match held in April 2023. He is the first player to retire from the title.

He was World Rapid Champion 5 times in 2014, 2015, 2019, 2022 and 2023 and World Blitz Champion 7 times in 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023. He was triple World Champion (classical, rapid and blitz) in 2014, 2019 and 2022.

World #1 in standard, World #1 in rapid (live rating wef 7 Jan 2024) and World #1 in blitz, he is the only player to have ratings of over 2800 in each of these formats of the game. He has also had ratings of over 2900 in the rapid and blitz formats, the only player to have done so.

Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004 when he was 13 years old, at that time the second youngest grandmaster ever.

Norwegian Champion 2006.

Eight-time winner at Wijk aan Zee (Corus until 2010, currently the Tata Steel Tournament) in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2022.

Also won the category 21 Pearl Spring Tournament (2009) in Nanjing with 8/10 and a record performance rating of 3002.

Other victories in major events include

He represented Norway on board 1 at the Chess Olympiads of 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2016.

Carlsen played in the category 22 Sinquefield Cup 2019 in August 2019, placing equal first alongside Ding Liren in the classical games, both scoring 6.5/11, but losing to Ding in the rapid/blitz playoff by 1-1 (rapid) and 2-0 (blitz).

Carlsen beat Wesley So in the Champions Chess Tour (CCT) finals to win the CCT for a third successive year.

In 2023, he achieved his dream of winning the World Cup, defeating Praggnanandhaa in the final 1-1 (classical) 1.5-0.5 (rapid). This was his fifth participation in the World Cup. In 2005, he placed 10th thereby qualifying for the Candidates Tournament, and at the age of 15 was the youngest player to do so, beating Fischer's record by 5 months. In 2007, Carlsen reached the semi-final but lost to Aronian and subsequently declined to participate in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019. In 2017, Carlsen lost to Bu Xiangzhi in round 3, in 2021 he lost to Duda in the tiebreak in the semi final before finally breaking through to win in 2023 in a tense final.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesSiteDate 
1Carlsen, Magnus2830Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar27621/2-1/233Warsaw12 May 2024
2Giri, Anish2745Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/247Warsaw12 May 2024
3Gukesh, Dommaraju2764Carlsen, Magnus28300-143Warsaw12 May 2024
4Carlsen, Magnus2830Duda, Jan Krzysztof27341-066Warsaw12 May 2024
5Keymer, Vincent2726Carlsen, Magnus28300-182Warsaw12 May 2024
6Carlsen, Magnus2830Wei, Yi27551-058Warsaw12 May 2024
7Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2766Carlsen, Magnus28300-143Warsaw12 May 2024
8Carlsen, Magnus2830Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu27471-037Warsaw12 May 2024
9Shevchenko, Kirill2546Carlsen, Magnus28860-138Warsaw12 May 2024
10Shevchenko, Kirill2677Carlsen, Magnus28300-123Warsaw12 May 2024
11Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar2762Carlsen, Magnus28300-190Warsaw11 May 2024
12Carlsen, Magnus2830Giri, Anish27451-045Warsaw11 May 2024
13Carlsen, Magnus2830Gukesh, Dommaraju27641-052Warsaw11 May 2024
14Duda, Jan Krzysztof2766Carlsen, Magnus28861/2-1/243Warsaw11 May 2024
15Carlsen, Magnus2830Keymer, Vincent27261-044Warsaw11 May 2024
16Wei, Yi2755Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/265Warsaw11 May 2024
17Carlsen, Magnus2830Abdusattorov, Nodirbek27660-151Warsaw11 May 2024
18Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu2747Carlsen, Magnus28301-069Warsaw11 May 2024
19Carlsen, Magnus2830Shevchenko, Kirill26771-042Warsaw11 May 2024
20Carlsen, Magnus2830Giri, Anish27451/2-1/268Warsaw10 May 2024
21Keymer, Vincent2726Carlsen, Magnus28300-133Warsaw10 May 2024
22Carlsen, Magnus2830Praggnanandhaa, Rameshbabu27471/2-1/249Warsaw10 May 2024
23Gukesh, Dommaraju2764Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/239Warsaw9 May 2024
24Carlsen, Magnus2830Abdusattorov, Nodirbek27661-0107Warsaw9 May 2024
25Shevchenko, Kirill2677Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/257Warsaw9 May 2024
26Carlsen, Magnus2830Duda, Jan Krzysztof27341/2-1/234Warsaw8 May 2024
27Wei, Yi2755Carlsen, Magnus28300-142Warsaw8 May 2024
28Carlsen, Magnus2830Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar27621/2-1/250Warsaw8 May 2024
29Rapport, Richard2719Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/279Karlsruhe1 Apr 2024
30Carlsen, Magnus2830Rapport, Richard27191-051Karlsruhe1 Apr 2024
31Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2728Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/242Karlsruhe31 Mar 2024
32Carlsen, Magnus2830Keymer, Vincent27381-073Karlsruhe31 Mar 2024
33Ding, Liren2762Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/236Karlsruhe30 Mar 2024
34Carlsen, Magnus2830Fridman, Daniel25901-042Karlsruhe30 Mar 2024
35Carlsen, Magnus2830Rapport, Richard27201-032Karlsruhe28 Mar 2024
36Keymer, Vincent2738Carlsen, Magnus28300-166Karlsruhe28 Mar 2024
37Carlsen, Magnus2830Vachier Lagrave, Maxime27281/2-1/271Karlsruhe27 Mar 2024
38Carlsen, Magnus2830Ding, Liren27621/2-1/248Karlsruhe27 Mar 2024
39Fridman, Daniel2590Carlsen, Magnus28300-168Karlsruhe26 Mar 2024
40Rapport, Richard2720Carlsen, Magnus28301-041Karlsruhe26 Mar 2024
41Aronian, Levon2723Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/220Samarkand30 Dec 2023
42Murzin, Volodar2627Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/236Samarkand30 Dec 2023
43Carlsen, Magnus2830Rapport, Richard27311-057Samarkand30 Dec 2023
44Duda, Jan Krzysztof2732Carlsen, Magnus28300-181Samarkand30 Dec 2023
45Carlsen, Magnus2830Yu, Yangyi27141-038Samarkand30 Dec 2023
46Indjic, Aleksandar2589Carlsen, Magnus28300-134Samarkand30 Dec 2023
47Carlsen, Magnus2830Erigaisi, Arjun Kumar27271-074Samarkand30 Dec 2023
48Carlsen, Magnus2830Sarana, Alexey26881-036Samarkand30 Dec 2023
49Vachier Lagrave, Maxime2731Carlsen, Magnus28301-047Samarkand30 Dec 2023
50Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/237Samarkand30 Dec 2023