|Jan-27-09|| ||alexmagnus: It's obvious Ellen plays in Gibraltar now. The question is, in which event. The official pairings list her in two tournaments simultaneously - in Masters (board 73 today) and in Amateurs (board 3 today). Guess the amateur one is Ingrid (but Ingrid on board 3? What is the highest Elo there???)|
|Jan-27-09|| ||Karpova: Pictures:
|Jan-27-09|| ||alexmagnus: In the first round she beat Andrew Horton-Kitchlew (2084). In the second it goes against IM Masha Klinova (2328).|
The mystery of who the Carlsen in the amateur event is, remains. The Elo is shown at 1748*. None of the Carlsen family has a FIDE-Elo of 1748, but maybe that's national Elo? Anybody knows Ingrid's Norwegian elo?
|Jan-27-09|| ||alexmagnus: Just found out. 1748 is Ellen's national rating in September 2008. But how can she play in two tournaments simultaneously? LOL. "She" won against some 1400 in the amateur section btw.|
|Jan-27-09|| ||MoonlitKnight: The Amateur tournament is during the morning while the Masters starts in the afternoon, so players can participate in both.|
|Jan-28-09|| ||alexmagnus: Thx for the info. So she beats some patzers in the morning to be crushed herself in the afternoon (j/k) ;)|
|Oct-24-09|| ||waustad: She must be the sister Magnus says was the reason he started playing chess, so that he could beat her.|
|Oct-24-09|| ||LaFreak III: she's so pretty..
is she a sister of magnus?
|Oct-25-09|| ||SugarDom: Without a doubt, Magnus' sister...
The face says it all...
|Oct-25-09|| ||awfulhangover: Ellen, thank you for your contribution to chess! Without you, Magnus may never had been a chess player!|
|Oct-25-09|| ||dakgootje: <Ellen, thank you for your contribution to chess! Without you, Magnus may never had been a chess player!>|
think of all the lost talent in the world due to the lack of siblings who <must> be beat :/
Certainly, all praise to Ellen for saving Magnus.
<Without a doubt, Magnus' sister...
The face says it all...>
|Oct-25-09|| ||alexmagnus: Heh, who we should crdit for Magnus' sucess? Henrik C.? Agdestein? Kasparov? No, the prime credit goes to <Ellen> :) Without her the other three would never intervene ;)|
|Oct-25-09|| ||Phony Benoni: Player comes to the board, and learns the opponent is Ellen Carlsen.|
"Do you know Magnus Carlsen?"
"Oh, he's my little baby brother. I beat him so often that we don't even bother to play any more."
|Oct-25-09|| ||SugarDom: Player comes to the board, and says:
"I'll let you win, if you give me your cell phone number..."
|Oct-26-09|| ||Karpova: Btw., Ellen represents Norway at the 17th European Women's Team Chess Championship 2009 on board three. She's at 1.0/5 (+0 -3 =2) at the moment against a rating average of 2087 (her own rating is 1904).|
|May-07-11|| ||kevins55555: Happy Birthday!|
|May-07-11|| ||Pygeum Lycopene: she's pretty good looking for a girl|
|Nov-09-11|| ||Karpova: What Magnus Carlsen says about his sister in an interview from March 2010:|
<Question: When did you start playing chess?
Carlsen: I must have been five and a half or six years old. My father taught my oldest sister, Ellen, and me the rules. Unlike Ellen, I was not particularly interested; I was bad and soon stopped again. It was not until I was eight that I started occupying myself with chess again.>
<Question: There was no crucial experience?
Carlsen: I saw Ellen, my sister, playing. I think I wanted to beat her at it.
Carlsen: After the game she didn’t touch a board again for four years.>