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Carlsen's Unbeaten Streak
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Magnus Carlsen currently has a streak of 118 consecutive classical games without a loss, a record at the elite level.

During this 118 game streak, he has won 39 games, and drawn 79 for a score of 78.5/118.

The streak is broken down as follows:

Biel 2018

Sinquefield 2018

World Championship 2018

Tata Steel 2019

Gashimov Memorial 2019

GRENKE 2019

Norway 2019

GCT 2019

Sinquefield 2019

FIDE Grand Swiss 2019

(League Games)

London Chess Classic 2019

Tata Steel 2020

♔ STATS ♔

The following stats are all original research, with the help of an Excel sheet. (effective Game 118)

Carlsen's average rating is 2858, and the average rating of his opponents in the 118 games is 2744.

Carlsen has faced 46 different opponents, from 20* different countries. The most common people Carlsen has faced are Americans (27), followed by Russians (25). Carlsen has defeated people from all countries that he has played at least 2 games versus.

When Carlsen has white, he is 42.5/59 (+26,=33). When Carlsen has black, he is 31/59 (+13,=36).

The player who has faced Carlsen the most is Caruana. All 19 of their games were drawn. The next most is Aronian and Anand, who have each faced Carlsen 8 times. Carlsen scored 5/8 (+2,=6) against both of them.

Other than Caruana, the only other player who faced Carlsen more than once and not lose is Radjabov (2 games).

Carlsen has faced 18 players at least twice, and 12 players at least three times.

The average number of moves in Carlsen's games is 48. The average number of moves in Carlsen's white games is 48. The average number of moves in Carlsen's black games is 48. The average number of moves in a win is 49. The average number of moves in a draw is 48. The average numbers of moves in a white draw, black draw, white win and black win, respectively, are: 47, 49, 50, 47.

Carlsen's shortest game, black game, win and black win is 23 moves (Game 69: A Giri vs Carlsen, 2019). Carlsen's shortest draw and black draw is 25 moves (Game 39: Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2019). Carlsen's shortest white draw is a tie between Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 (Game 99) and Carlsen vs A Giri, 2020 (Game 108), both lasting 25 moves. Carlsen's shortest white win is 30 moves (Game 115: Carlsen vs Vitiugov, 2020).

Carlsen's longest game, draw, black game and black draw is 131 moves (Game 31: V S Gujrathi vs Carlsen, 2019). Carlsen's longest win, white game and white win is 97 moves (Game 10: Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018). Carlsen's longest black win is 81 moves (Game 51: V Keymer vs Carlsen, 2019). Carlsen's longest white draw is 80 moves (Game 22: Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018).

* I assumed FIDE counts as Firouzja's "country".

♔ OTHER NOTES ♔

After a loss to Mamedyarov at Biel 2018 (Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018), he defeated Georgiadis at Biel 2018 (Carlsen vs N Georgiadis, 2018) and has not lost another game.

Note: There are 2 games during this streak that are not in this collection (Games 102 and 103).

Updated as of Jan/24/2020, following Carlsen's Tata Steel 2020 Round 11 draw vs. Duda with black.

https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...

Game 1
Carlsen vs N Georgiadis, 2018 
(B20) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2018 
(A13) English, 88 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2018
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Carlsen, 2018
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs W So, 2018 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2018 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 97 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Potkin, 2018 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 1-0

R Wojtaszek vs Carlsen, 2018
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs A Donchenko, 2018 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2018 
(C47) Four Knights, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Carlsen, 2018
(B15) Caro-Kann, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B33) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A05) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

V S Gujrathi vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 131 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2019 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

J van Foreest vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

V Fedoseev vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D90) Grunfeld, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs R Rapport, 2019 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

S Shankland vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs J K Duda, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2019
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs A Giri, 2019 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 38 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2019 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

V Keymer vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 81 moves, 0-1

F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(A22) English, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2019 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Meier vs Carlsen, 2019 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 58 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2019 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(A15) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Yu Yangyi, 2019 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Mamedyarov, 2019 
(A15) English, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

I Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2019 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 59 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Aronian, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs Carlsen, 2019 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs A Giri, 2019 
(A28) English, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs W So, 2019 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Kuzubov, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

A Sarana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Kovalev vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Kasimdzhanov, 2019 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Ganguly, 2019 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

K Alekseenko vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wang Hao vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2019 
(A28) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 100
Carlsen vs M Matlakov, 2019 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 80 moves, 1-0

Game 101
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2019 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 104
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 105
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 106
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2019 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 107
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 108
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2020 
(A22) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 109
Yu Yangyi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 110
Carlsen vs J Xiong, 2020 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 111
J van Foreest vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C58) Two Knights, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 112
Carlsen vs D Dubov, 2020
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 113
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2020 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 114
Anand vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 115
Carlsen vs Vitiugov, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 116
A Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 117
Carlsen vs V Kovalev, 2020 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 118
J K Duda vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs V Artemiev, 2020
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

W So vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C47) Four Knights, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

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