chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Carlsen 
Photo courtesy of Magnus Carlsen's Official Facebook Page.  
Magnus Carlsen
Number of games in database: 1,662
Years covered: 2000 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2877 (2855 rapid, 2948 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2882
Overall record: +417 -176 =459 (61.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      610 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (165) 
    B90 B40 B30 B43 B46
 Ruy Lopez (105) 
    C78 C65 C84 C67 C88
 Slav (56) 
    D15 D17 D12 D10 D11
 Nimzo Indian (49) 
    E32 E20 E21 E36 E54
 French Defense (38) 
    C11 C00 C02 C10 C03
 Semi-Slav (34) 
    D43 D45 D47 D44
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (164) 
    B33 B30 B22 B90 B77
 Ruy Lopez (114) 
    C67 C95 C65 C69 C78
 Queen's Indian (73) 
    E15 E12 E17 E13 E18
 Nimzo Indian (42) 
    E34 E32 E21 E20 E55
 Slav (38) 
    D12 D15 D17 D11 D10
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (36) 
    C95 C91 C88 C96 C90
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 1-0
   Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 1-0
   J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 0-1
   Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 0-1
   Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 0-1
   Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 1-0
   Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 1-0
   Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 1-0
   Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 1-0
   Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)
   Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2007)
   London Chess Classic (2012)
   Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009)
   Tata Steel (2013)
   Gashimov Memorial (2014)
   Norwegian Championship (2005)
   Norwegian Championship (2006)
   Corus Wijk aan Zee Group B (2006)
   Norwegian Championship (2004)
   Midnight Sun Chess Challenge (2006)
   Tata Steel (2011)
   Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2010)
   FIDE World Cup (2005)
   World Chess Cup (2007)
   XXII Reykjavik Open (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   MAGNUS CARLSEN'S BEST GAMES by notyetagm
   Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen by jakaiden
   Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen, 2000-2004 by Resignation Trap
   Match Carlsen! by amadeus
   The Carlsen Chronicles by MoonlitKnight
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 2000-2010 (Part 1) by Anatoly21
   Magnus Carlsen by akatombo
   Mozart of chess by zarg
   magnus carlsen .. by sk.sen
   Carlsen Favorites by chocobonbon
   Carlsen's winning miniatures by alexmagnus
   Guess-the-Move Chess: 2000-2010 (Part 2) by Anatoly21
   Carlsen in world championships:2005-07 by alexmagnus
   Magnus Carlsens Meisterwerke by tmh13

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Magnus Carlsen
Search Google for Magnus Carlsen
FIDE player card for Magnus Carlsen


MAGNUS CARLSEN
(born Nov-30-1990, 23 years old) Norway

[what is this?]
Magnus Carlsen is the 16th undisputed World Champion, winning the crown from Viswanathan Anand in November 2013.

Landmarks

FM (2002); IM (2003); GM (2004); vice-World U12 World Champion (2002); Norwegian Champion (2006); Candidate (2007 & 2013); World Champion (2013); World Rapid Champion (2014) and World Blitz Champion (2009 & 2014).

Carlsen has been the world's top ranked player since January 2010, apart from six months between November 2010 and June 2011 when he was #2, and possesses the highest standard FIDE rating ever posted, as well as the highest ever live rating.

Background:

He was born in Tønsberg, Vestfold. His parents are Sigrun Øen and Henrik Carlsen, both of whom are engineers. His father taught him chess at the age of eight after which he soon played his first tournament, a junior (Miniputt) Norwegian championship. He was coached by seven-time Norwegian Champion Simen Agdestein and by Curt Hansen. He won the title of International Master in 2003 at the age of 12 years 7 months and 25 days. In 2004, after having gained over 300 rating points in little over a year, he became the second-youngest grandmaster in chess history at the time, behind only Sergey Karjakin, at the age of 13 years 4 months and 27 days. Parimarjan Negi later pipped his record by five days to become the second youngest grandmaster ever.

Championships:

<Age>: Carlsen won the Norwegian U11 Championship in 2000 and the U10 Nordic Championship in 2001. In 2002, he placed =1st in the Open Norwegian Junior Championship with 5.5/7, but easily won the same event the following year with 6/6. Carlsen started with 4/4 at the 2002 U12 European Championship but faded to finish sixth. In the 2002 U12 World Championship a few weeks later, Carlsen was sole leader coming into the last round, but was held to a draw by David Howell, enabling Ian Nepomniachtchi to equal his score and to win on tiebreak. He placed =3rd at the 2003 U14 European Championship, half a point behind Sergei Zhigalko and Tornike Sanikidze, a short time later placing =9th with 7.5/11 at the World U14 Championship in Halkidiki.

<National and Continental>: A couple of weeks after being eliminated from the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) (see below), he placed =1st in the 2004 Norwegian Championship. However, after a two-game play-off match with co-leader and until then, six-time Norwegian champion, Berge Ostenstad was drawn, Østenstad was declared winner on tiebreak. In the 2005 Norwegian Chess Championship, Carlsen again finished in a shared first place, this time with his mentor Simen Agdestein. A rapid game playoff between them resulted in Agdestein’s victory by 3.5-2.5 (+2 -1 =3). Carlsen finally won the Norwegian Championship in 2006, after defeating Simen Agdestein in a tie-break match.

Carlsen’s first and and so far only participation in the continental championship provided a solid 22-point boost to his rating when he scored 8/13 in the 6th European Individual Championship (2005).

<World>: Carlsen qualified for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), but was eliminated in the first round tiebreaker by Levon Aronian. His hopes to become a contender for the World Championship in the future took a big step forward by placing tenth at the FIDE World Cup (2005), becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for the Candidates. In his first Candidates match in Elista in May, he drew 3-3 in the six slow games of the Candidates Match: Aronian - Carlsen (2007) before losing in rapid-play tie-breaks. He reached the final four in the World Chess Cup (2007) before being defeated in the semi-finals by the eventual winner, Gata Kamsky. Carlsen's final placing in the 2007 World Cup qualified him for participation in the FIDE Grand Prix for 2008-09. Soon afterwards he tied for first place in the Baku Grand Prix (2008), the first round of FIDE's inaugural Grand Prix series. Carlsen later withdrew from the Grand Prix cycle despite his excellent result in Baku, complaining about "dramatic changes to ... regulations." and that “…changing the rules dramatically in the middle of a cycle is simply unacceptable.”

On the basis of his rating, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament that would determine the challenger to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in 2012. In November 2010, however, Carlsen announced he was withdrawing from the Candidates tournament. Carlsen described the 2008–12 cycle as not "...sufficiently modern and fair", and added that "Reigning champion privileges, the long (five year) span of the cycle, changes made during the cycle resulting in a new format (Candidates) that no World Champion has had to go through since Kasparov, puzzling ranking criteria as well as the shallow ceaseless match-after-match concept are all less than satisfactory in my opinion." Carlsen qualified for the World Championship Candidates (2013) that was played in London, again on the basis of his rating. He placed =1st with Vladimir Kramnik on 8.5/14 after both players lost their last round games, but as the first tiebreaker (score against each other in the tournament which was 1-1) failed to break the tie, he won on the second tiebreak which stipulated that the player with the greater number of wins takes first place; he had scored five wins to Kramnik's four. During the tournament, Carlsen set a new live rating record of 2878.9 after he defeated Gelfand in round 10.

In November 2013, Carlsen won the Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013) that was staged in Chennai. The first four games were drawn before Carlsen won the fifth and sixth games. The seventh and eighth games were drawn, with Carlsen then winning the ninth game and drawing the tenth and last game to win by 6.5-3.5 (+3 =7). He will defend his title in November 2014 in a rematch against Viswanathan Anand, who won the World Chess Championship Candidates (2014) that was held in March 2014.

Classical Tournaments:

Carlsen earned his first IM norm in January 2003 at the Gausdal Troll Masters when he scored 7/10. His second IM norm came in June 2003 at the Salongernas IM-tournament in Stockholm where he scored 6/9 and his third IM norm came in the following month at the 2003 Politiken Cup in Copenhagen where he scored 8/11. In early 2004, Carlsen made a major international impact when he won Corus C with 10.5/13, easily winning his first grandmaster norm and earning his entry to the Corus B in 2005. Carlsen obtained his second grandmaster norm in the 3rd Aeroflot Festival (2004) in February and his third grandmaster norm at the sixth 6th Dubai Open (2004), held between 18th and 28th April.

Soon afterwards he placed 3rd at the 12th Sigeman & Co Chess Tournament (2004) followed later that month with a solid =3rd place at the Politiken Cup 2004, a half point behind the leaders Darmen Sadvakasov and compatriot Leif Erlend Johannessen. In October 2005, he won the Gausdal Bygger'n Masters in Norway with 8/9 ahead of 9 other grandmasters. He continued to improve in 2006, tying Alexander Motylev for first place in Corus Wijk aan Zee Group B (2006). After several more strong performances during the year, including 6.5/9 at the XXII Reykjavik Open (2006), =2nd at Bosna Sarajevo Tournament (2006), =2nd behind Sergei Shipov at the Midnight Sun Challenge at Breivika videregaende skole in Norway, =2nd at Biel Int'l Festival (2006) (after beating the winner Alexander Morozevich twice), first at the Gausdal Classics GM-A and a joint second-place finish at Linares - Morelia (2007), he crossed the 2700-mark, the youngest player ever to do so. A relatively poor result at Dortmund (2007) (3/7) was followed by a win at Biel Chess Festival (2007) (His score was equaled by Alexander Onischuk and so they played a tie-breaker match to determine the winner. After drawing two rapid and two blitz games, Carlsen won the Armageddon game) and a par for rating =2nd at the Arctic Chess Challenge (2007) where he scored 7/9, a half point behind the leader Alexander Moiseenko, and 3rd at the Tal Memorial (2007) in November 2007.

In 2008 Carlsen was the joint winner of Corus (2008) A-Group together with Levon Aronian, and placed second in Morelia-Linares (2008) behind Anand. He won clear first place at Aerosvit (2008) with a dominant 8/11 score. His "disappointing" third placement at 41st Biel International Chess Festival (2008) with 6/10, a half point behind joint winners Leinier Dominguez Perez and Evgeny Alekseev, was nevertheless still a 2740 performance, whilst his equal second in the Bilbao Grand Slam Chess Final (2008) with 5.0/10 was a 2768 performance. His relatively meagre 7/13 at Corus (2009) was followed by equal second placement behind Kramnik at Dortmund (2009) with a 2773 performance and 2nd with 5/9 at the M-Tel Masters (2009). The arrival of Garry Kasparov in 2009 as his coach enabled Carlsen's finest tournament performance to date, and one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leko, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament (2009). Carlsen's performance rating for the tournament was a record 3002 and lifted his FIDE rating in the November 2009 list to 2801, which made him only the fifth player to surpass 2800, and easily the youngest. After a slow start, Carlsen placed equal second with Vassily Ivanchuk behind Vladimir Kramnik in the Category XXI Tal Memorial (2009), which fielded ten of the world's top thirteen rated players. He saw out 2009 with a win at the London Chess Classic (2009), a point ahead of Kramnik, a result which pushed him to the top of the world ratings in January 2010.

In 2010, Carlsen's success continued, winning Corus (2010) outright with 8.5/13, half a point ahead of joint second place finishers Kramnik and Alexey Shirov. In June, he won the category XXI King's Tournament (2010) in Bazna in Romania by a clear two points with 7.5/10 and a 2918 performance. Following mediocre performances at the 2010 Olympiad and the category XXII Bilbao Masters (2010), Carlsen returned to form by winning the category XXI Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament (2010) outright with 7/10 (+4 -0 =6) and a 2901 rating performance, a full point ahead of World Champion Anand who took outright second with 6/10, and finishing the year by winning the London Chess Classic (2010) for the second time in succession. After a slow start in the Tata Steel (2011) super tournament, Carlsen finished =3rd with Levon Aronian behind Hikaru Nakamura and Anand with 8/13 and a performance rating of 2821. He followed up in June by winning the Bazna King's Tournament (2011) on tiebreak ahead of Karjakin, both finishing with 6.5/10, and by winning Biel Chess Festival (2011) in July with a round to spare and with a final score of 7/10 (TPR 2835). After another characteristically slow start, Carlsen placed =1st with Ivanchuk at the 4th Bilbao Masters (2011) with 15 points under the Bilbao scoring system (+3 -1 =6) and a 2842 performance rating, ultimately winning the tournament in a blitz tiebreaker. Then in November 2011, Carlsen won the Tal Memorial (2011) on tiebreak with 5.5/9 (+2 =7 -0 and a TPR of 2850) over Aronian. Carlsen finished 2011 with 3rd place at the category 20 London Chess Classic (2011) behind Kramnik and Nakamura, scoring +3 =5 (TPR of 2879). 2012 started with =2nd (+4 -1 =8; TPR 2830) behind Aronian and alongside Radjabov and Fabiano Caruana at the Category 21 Tata Steel (2012). He won the category 22 Tal Memorial (2012) outright with 5.5/9 (+2 =7) and a TPR of 2849. The month after his strong results in the World Blitz he finished outright second behind Wang Hao in the Grandmaster Tournament of the Biel Chess Festival (2012). In October 2012, Carlsen repeated his 2011 feat at Bilbao by winning the Bilbao Masters (2012) in a tiebreaker, this time against Caruana. He finished up 2012 by winning the London Chess Classic (2012), the third time he has done so, with a score of 6.5/8 (+5 =3 -0) and a TPR of 2994 (only fractionally below his record effort at Pearl Springs in 2009). London 2012 was also made historic for the fact that Carlsen's result lifted his January 2013 rating to a new record, exceeding Kasparov's record 2851 by 10 points.

Building on his achievements of 2012, Carlsen won the category 20 Tata Steel (2013) tournament with a round to spare, his final score being 10/13. He also set a new live rating record of 2874 after his round 12 win over Nakamura, although this was superseded at the Candidates in March. In May 2013 he played in the category 21 Norway Chess Tournament (2013) held in the Stavanger Region of Norway and came 2nd with 5.5/9, half a point behind the winner Sergey Karjakin; in the preliminary Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz) (2013) held to determine the draw, he came 2nd with 6/9 behind Karjakin, thereby earning 5 games as White out of the 9 to be played. In June he again came outright 2nd, this time at the category 22 Tal Memorial (2013), half a point behind the winner Boris Gelfand. His last hit out before the World Championship match against Anand in November 2013 was the category 22 double round robin Sinquefield Cup (2013), which he won outright with 4.5/6 (+3 =3; TPR of 2966).

Carlsen's first tournament as World Champion was the Zurich Chess Challenge (2014), the first ever category 23 tournament (average rating 2801). He came from behind to take equal first with Aronian in the Zurich Chess Challenge (Blitz) (2014), which determined the colors in the main event (Carlsen has 4 whites and 1 black). By round 4 of the standard time event, he extended his live rating to 2882.6, breaking the record he established in round 3. His round 5 draw with Anand enabled him to finish the standard time event in first place, 2 scoring points ahead of Aronian. He needed 3.5/5 in the Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) played on the final day to guarantee his win in the event, however his 2/5 result was sufficient to win the combined event by one point under the scoring system used. His next event was the category 22 Gashimov Memorial (2014), a new event in honor of the late Azeri GM Vugar Gashimov, which he won outright with a score of 6.5/10, defeating Fabiano Caruana, his rival for first prize, in the last round. Although he was the only undefeated player at the Norway Chess Tournament (2014), he won insufficient games to win the event, which was successfully defended by last year's winner, Sergei Karjakin.

Next event

His next tournament will be the Sinquefield Cup starting on 27 August 2014.

Rapid:

Carlsen won the Glitnir Blitz Tournament in 2006 in Iceland. In September 2006 Carlsen placed 8th out of 16 participants at the World Blitz Championship (2006) in Rishon LeZion, Israel. In the blitz tournament associated with the Tal Memorial 2006, namely the Tal Blitz Cup, Carlsen scored 17½/34 points and placed 9th in a group of 18 participants. In March 2007, Carlsen played for the first time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament in Monte Carlo. In the 11 rounds of the 16th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2007), he achieved eight draws and three losses (placing =9th) then scored three wins, seven draws and one loss in the 16th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2007) (=2nd), for an overall 8th place in the combined tournament. In March 2008, Carlsen played for the second time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament, which was held in Nice for the first time. Carlsen achieved four wins, four draws and two losses in the Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2008), and three wins, two losses, and six draws in the Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2008), resulting in a shared second place in the overall tournament.

In the Chess Classic Mainz (2008), Carlsen finished in second place after losing the final to defending champion Anand 3:1 (two losses, two draws). 2009 saw Carlsen score equal first in the Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2009) with 7/11 alongside Kramnik and Aronian, and equal second with Veselin Topalov at M-Tel Masters (2009) behind Shirov with a 2822 performance. He also won the XXII Magistral Ciudad de Leon (2009), a rapid knockout tournament, ahead of Morozevich, Ivanchuk, and Wang Yue. Just a few days after his 2nd placement at the Tal Memorial (2009), he won the World Blitz Championship (2009) with 31/42, a full three points ahead of runner-up Anand. He shared first place at the 2010 Amber Rapid and Blindfold Tournament with Ivanchuk; scoring 6½ points in the blindfold and 8 points in the rapid, Carlsen accumulated 14½ from a possible 22 points. After a slow start in the Arctic Securities Chess Stars (2010) rapid tournament, he continued his success by defeating Anand in the two-game playoff for gold. In the World Blitz Championship (2010), held in Moscow on 16–18 November, Carlsen attempted to defend his 2009 title. With a score of 23½/38, he finished in third place behind Radjabov and the winner Aronian. After the tournament, Carlsen played a private 40-game blitz match against Hikaru Nakamura, winning with a score of 23½–16½. A phenomenal 9.5/11, 2.5 points clear of the field, in 20th Amber Tournament (Rapid) (2011) was insufficient for him to win the overall contest, as his results in the 20th Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2011) were poor, resulting in a 2nd overall to 2008 and 2009 overall winner Aronian. In July 2012 he came clear 2nd in the World Rapid Championship (2012) behind Karjakin with 10.5/15, and clear 2nd in the World Blitz Championship (2012) with 19.5/30, half a point behind Alexander Grischuk.

In June 2014, he realized his ambition to be the triple champion (of standard, rapid and blitz chess) when he won the FIDE World Rapid Championship (2014) with 11/15, half a point ahead of runner-up Caruana, and the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014) with 17/21, one point clear of Nepomniachtchi and Nakamura.

Matches:

The DSB Bank match between Loek van Wely and Magnus Carlsen took place 28th April - 1st May 2006. The four game classical time limit match was tied 2-2. Carlsen won the blitz portion of the match 3.5-0.5. He won a rapid match against Peter Leko held in Miskolc, Hungary, scoring 5:3 (+2 =6). Carlsen played in a curtain raiser to the Norwegian Championship, winning the Carlsen - Predojevic Rapid Match (2013) by 2.5-1.5 (+1 =3); the match was organized by the "Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue" to celebrate the long-standing relationship between Lillehammer and Sarajevo. (1)

Team:

<Olympiad>: Carlsen represented Norway on board 1 in the 36th Olympiad (2004), the 37th Chess Olympiad (2006), the Olympiad (2008), the Chess Olympiad (2010) and in the Chess Olympiad (2014). His best result was in the 2006 Olympiad, where he scored 6 points from 8 games and came 5th for board 1.

<National> He played board 1 for Norway at the European Team Chess Championships (2007) and won an individual silver medal.

<Club> Carlsen played four seasons in the European Club Cup. In 2001 and 2003 he played for Asker Norway on board 6 and board 1 (after he had gained his FM title) respectively, while his father Henrik was reserve on both occasions. In 2007 he played board 3 for OS Baden Baden, and in 2008 he played top board for MIKA Yerevan. His total game result from these 4 seasons was 15.5/27 (+11 -7 =9). He also played in the Norwegian Team Championship in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006, in the Bundesliga in the 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007/08, 2008-09 seasons, and in the Dutch Team Championship 2007.

<Other> In August 2006, he played in the NH Hotels event featuring the older Experience Team vs Youth team (easily won by the Youth team 28–22), and was equal top scorer with Alexander Beliavsky with 6.5/10.

Rating:

The highest official rating achieved by Carlsen to date was 2882 in May 2014. His highest live rating was 2889.2 on 21 April 2014.

Carlsen's 1 August 2014 FIDE ratings are:

<Standard>: 2877, making him the top ranked player in the world. By the end of the August 2014 rating period, he will have been world number one for a total of 50 months. He holds the record for the longest period as the world's top ranked Junior (U20) - 36 months - from 1 January 2008 until 31 December 2010. He was also both world number one junior and world number one player for the first 10 months of 2010. Furthermore, he holds the record for the highest rating acquired by any player aged 13, and 15 through to 23 inclusive.

<Rapid>: 2855 (world #2); and

<Blitz>: 2948 (world #1).

Other:

Carlsen won the Chess Oscars for 2009, 2010, and 2011, and he was also awarded Norway's annual Peer Gynt Prize for 2011 for being "a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society". (2) After he won the World Championship he was awarded Norway's "Name of the Year" award for 2013. (3) He has two sisters, Ellen Oen Carlsen and Ingrid Oen Carlsen. Carlsen helped Anand prepare for the World Chess Championships in 2007 and 2008 and 2010. Carlsen has modeled for G-Star Raw, starting with its Autumn/Winter 2010 advertising campaign.

General Sources:

Carlsen's FIDE player card; Wikipedia article: Magnus Carlsen; live rating: http://www.2700chess.com/; official website: http://www.magnuscarlsen.com/; blogs: http://www.arcticsec.no/index.php?b... (English language); http://simonsenlaw.no/ (Norwegian language); World Championship Index: http://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/wcc...; and Olimpbase, the Encyclopedia of Team Chess: http://www.olimpbase.org/

Footnotes

(1) http://www.peace.no/index.php?optio...; (2) http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/03...; (3) http://www.nrk.no/sport/videoklipp/...


 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,663  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Toan Thanh Pham vs Carlsen 1-032 2000 Det åpne NMB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
2. Carlsen vs H Sannes 1-060 2000 Det åpne NMA27 English, Three Knights System
3. Carlsen vs J Svindahl 0-142 2000 Det åpne NMA36 English
4. M Svendsen vs Carlsen 1-039 2000 Det åpne NMC02 French, Advance
5. Carlsen vs P Brantzeg 0-152 2000 ASKOs Pinseturnering, Gruppe BC18 French, Winawer
6. H Bartels vs Carlsen ½-½48 2000 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 4thC59 Two Knights
7. A Flaata vs Carlsen 1-024 2000 Stjernen Grand PrixA07 King's Indian Attack
8. T Christenson vs Carlsen 0-146 2000 Det åpne NMB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
9. G Kaiser vs Carlsen 0-136 2000 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 4thB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Carlsen vs T Nielsen 0-145 2000 Det åpne NMA10 English
11. Carlsen vs L Olzem ½-½36 2000 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 4thD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Carlsen vs I Cordts 0-130 2000 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 4thA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
13. Carlsen vs T Solstad ½-½21 2000 Det åpne NME04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. K Ovesen vs Carlsen 1-038 2000 Det åpne NMA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Carlsen vs I Cordts 0-130 2000 Bayern-chI Bank Hofmann 4thA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
16. K Stokke vs Carlsen ½-½12 2001 Bergen Chess InternationalA36 English
17. Carlsen vs O Hole 0-136 2001 Classics IMAB12 Caro-Kann Defense
18. Carlsen vs Y Miellet-Bensan 0-151 2001 Nordic ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
19. Carlsen vs A Moen 0-129 2001 Troll MastersC42 Petrov Defense
20. M Kouvatsou vs Carlsen  ½-½37 2001 ECCC55 Two Knights Defense
21. P Skovgaard vs Carlsen 0-137 2001 Nordic-chTA56 Benoni Defense
22. R T Andersen vs Carlsen  0-132 2001 Astlandserien 01/02 div. 1, SOSS - AskerE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
23. Carlsen vs S Rukovci ½-½6 2001 Open NOR-chA21 English
24. K Ribbegren vs Carlsen 1-028 2001 Astlandserien 01/02 div. 1, Asker - ASKO IE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
25. Carlsen vs A Caoili ½-½34 2001 Classics IMAB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
 page 1 of 67; games 1-25 of 1,663  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Carlsen wins | Carlsen loses  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2596 OF 3019 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Apr-27-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  KKDEREK: <timhortons><colbert proved it that he is a well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot.

even how smart magnus handled him, the thing is still a disaster.>

I wound't go that far, but I dont find this guy funny <at all>. But hey, always nice to see top chess players on TV.

Apr-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Colbert knows where his bread is buttered--Magnus Carlsen will someday be world champion, Naka won't.

That said, it is kind of irritating when these TV personalities immediately set up the chess player as the "weird genius" sort. I don't think they do that to virtuosos in music or painting. I think the David Letterman/Colbert/Colin Ferguson guys have always been a bit unnerved by things they don't understand, so you get these weird attempts to be funny. I guess it's pretty harmless.

Better would be if Carslen were to appear on Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel is a Scrabble champ (I saw him beat the national scholastic Scrabble champ in a game, live TV), a very bright guy. He would be able to have a normal conversation with Carslen, without all the dopey stuff (the world "genius" would not be heard in the interview).

Best of course, is <60 Minutes>, still the gold standard in news magazine reporting.

Apr-28-12  MORPHYEUS: <HeMateMe: Colbert knows where his bread is buttered--Magnus Carlsen will someday be world champion, Naka won't.>

Don't be so certain.

Apr-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I'm very certain. Chess is somewhat predictable. Naka is a very strong player, but there will always be someone better. Carslen? He will be the best, at some point.
Apr-28-12  MORPHYEUS: <HeMateMe: I'm very certain. Chess is somewhat predictable. Naka is a very strong player, but there will always be someone better. Carslen? He will be the best, at some point.>

That's not what you said.

You said, Magnus will be world champion and Naka won't be.

:)

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <Naka is a very strong player, but there will always be someone better. Carslen?>

there is something wrong the way this statement is made.

you may say carlsen is a very strong player< as he is number one, naka is the 4, how can naka be a very strong player when the subject of comparison is carlsen?>but there are players who can beat him.Magnus is number one but can be beatin and can be drawn by anybody in top 10.

Apr-28-12  MarkFinan: Carlsen gets more media exposure because of one thing and one thing only, and thats because some people find him good looking!! (No, I don't think he's good looking, but who's his competition look's wise in the chess world?? Plus he's a model of some sort, right?)

And he should get more attention than Nakamura too whichever country he comes from, he's a better player for one, and Naka's personality needs a good slap!

I actually like his chess, I'ts exciting, but as a person.... Forget it!!

That guy will lose Interest in chess in the next 5 years, that's my opinion anyway, but Carlsen seems a lot more dedicated, and I think he's destined to become world champion..

I maybe stating the obvious, but I don't take that much of an interest in chess players lives, other than what i read on chess websites, unlike most you guy's who post on the players pages everyday arguing over what he does in his private life!! Can Magnus play poker?? Who cares??? I'm more interested in who plays the best and most exciting games, so i'l always prefer players like Ivanchuk, Topalov, and less "Marketable players"..

He is a brilliant, brilliant player though, and IMO the best since Kasparov..

Apr-28-12  timhortons: This happen when a genius failed to handle an idiotic news anchor in a tv interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0bj...

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <No, I don't think he's good looking>

magnus is 21 years old,the age where youthfull hormone production is at its peak, sure he is handsome, with a well proportioned tight and fit body.

magnus carlsen image.
http://images.smh.com.au/2010/02/22...

he got a nice oblong face though his jawbone is more pronounced, i think though it added more to a manly image.

Apr-28-12  MarkFinan: It's a spoof <timhortons>!!!!!
Apr-28-12  timhortons: <I don't think he's good looking, but who's his competition look's wise in the chess world>

naiditchs, the german GM is extremely handsome,i may say, he is a hollywood skinny type guy with nice clean face, very youthfull and manly looking.

A lot of pretty and sexy young women in chess world too.Adrian caoile is one, so sexy!.

Apr-28-12  MarkFinan: Tim, what the hell you talking about him having a <well proportioned tight fit body> for???

I mean, each to there own n all that, but come on?

And as for female chess players, there are a few I'd say were "cute", but I'm yet to see one I'd call outright "Beautiful".. You can't have looks and brains, I guess thats why I'm so handsome lol ;)

Apr-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: You guys are weird.
Apr-28-12  MarkFinan: <HeMateMe> Maybe so in your eyes, but you're looking at things from a womans point of view.. I think it's a bit odd when a woman talks about how sexy other women are in the cafe, but you do it all the time..:)
Apr-28-12  timhortons: look at magnus mark finan and compare him to your self, he is 21 years old, how old are you?
Apr-28-12  timhortons: im describing magnus the way i see him, do you find him flabby?

can you not find a way to describe him?

i didnt say he got it all, actually his jaw bone is very pronounced, he look like mang babalu.

http://sublimesilence.files.wordpre...

Apr-28-12  voyager39: While Aronian gets some invaluable match experience and worldwide audience - we have this absolutely crazy discussion on modelling going on here!

To break the flow and get our focus back to Chess, I'd suggest Magnus also does a match like Aronian vs Kramnik. It could be vs Kramnik / Aronian / Anand.

Based on ratings and recent performance, Magnus should win easily and it would cement his greatness. Just in case he draws / loses - its still priceless experience.

An absolute win-win situation IMHO.

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <Based on ratings and recent performance, Magnus should win easily and it would cement his greatness. >

the last time aronian and magnus faced off in a tournament, aronian won.

dont say magnus will win easily.

magnus could have wiped out his more inferior opponent at tata like fischer wiped out larsen et al, if he is that great.

i believe that if magnus have to win, he need to struggle each step of the way.

Apr-28-12  voyager39: <timhortons> <I believe that if magnus have to win, he need to struggle each step of the way> The struggle is integral to greatness. I shall quote something from Wikipedia to share my belief...

<Alexander and his exploits were admired by many Romans, especially generals, who wanted to associate themselves with his achievements. Polybius began his Histories by reminding Romans of Alexander's achievements, and thereafter Roman leaders saw him as a role model. Pompey the Great adopted the epithet "MAGNUS" and even Alexander's anatole-type haircut, and searched the conquered lands of the east for Alexander's 260-year-old cloak, which he then wore as a sign of greatness>

Struggle is the way to go. Fashionistas will follow like they did above.

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <Alexander and his exploits were admired by many Romans, especially generals, who wanted to associate themselves with his achievements.> who among the roman general that admired him lead their army to the front like alexander did?

pompeye? lol, he is only a shadow of caesar.

ask caesar who is the greatest, he will point alexander,but caesar never did the stunts that alexander did in his campaigns.

alexander can claim all the glory by himself for he lead his troops in the front, he lead his companion cavalry in the front, the single unit in alexander army which always desicively bring victory in battle.

ah just like bobby fischer, he does thing all by himself, no billionaires money to finance him, no dad and mom to baby set him.no million of games that is stored in the databse that is available with the click of internet to guide him in his studies, with fischer everything is stored in his brain,that is his chess databse, the neurons in his brain, that is his internet connection.

thats a struggle!

these boys now adays dont understand what struggle means.

Apr-28-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Bobby Fiske: <<timhortons:>the last time aronian and magnus faced off in a tournament, aronian won.> Nice try.

-The last time Aronian and Magnus faced off in a tournament, MAGNUS won:

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <Alexander and his exploits were admired by many Romans, especially generals, who wanted to associate themselves with his achievements.>

who among the roman generals that admired him lead their army to the front like alexander ?

pompeye? lol, he is only a shadow of caesar.

ask caesar who is the greatest, he will point alexander,but caesar never did the stunts that alexander done in his campaigns.

alexander can claim all the glory by himself for he lead his troops in the front, he lead his companion cavalry in the front, the single unit in alexander army which always desicively bring victory in battle.

ah just like bobby fischer, he does thing all by himself, no billionaires money to finance him, no dad and mom to baby set him.no million of games that is stored in the databse that is available with the click of internet to guide him in his studies, with fischer everything is stored in his brain,that is his chess databse, the neurons in his brain, that is his internet connection.

thats a struggle!

these boys now adays dont understand what struggle means.

Apr-28-12  timhortons: <The last time Aronian and Magnus faced off in a tournament, MAGNUS won>

am i right? aronian won tata?

is aronian not marketble? why you guys are not promoting aronian magnus rivalry? just asking?

Apr-28-12  timhortons: after kramnik- aronian match, there should be magnus- aronian match, i actually dont follow kramnik- aronian match, i dont know, i dont find it exciting, better magnus versus aronian, that will be more fun.
Apr-28-12  voyager39: <timhortons> <ah just like bobby fischer, he does things all by himself, no billionaires money to finance him, no dad and mom to baby set him.no million of games that is stored in the databse that is available with the click of internet to guide him in his studies, with fischer everything is stored in his brain,that is his chess databse, the neurons in his brain, that is his internet connection> Point taken, but we are talking across generations. We have evolved from the Industrial age to the Information age and its something irreversible barring an armageddon.

Fischer won his war and Karpov, Kasparov won theirs without computers. Kramnik, Anand etc straddle the transition...modern day players must survive (and exploit) the Information age. That's a much more fearsome struggle wherein one must contend against the Silicon monsters and not just gifted individuals. You can't just conquer opponents based on god's gift, good trainers, hard work and ambition alone...its got to be backed up by adequate hardware, software and database.

Now if Magnus Carlsen was given a choice, when would he prefer to be born??

1943? (Fischer)
1951? (Karpov)
1963? (Kasparov)
1969? (Anand)
1975? (Kramnik)
1982? (Aronian)

Or is it 1990 and beyond?

I'd still go with 1990. Only attitudes need to change.

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3019)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 2596 OF 3019 ·  Later Kibitzing>
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies