Magnus Carlsen

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Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the current World Chess Champion, World Rapid Chess Champion, and World Blitz Chess Champion. Carlsen first reached the top of the FIDE world rankings in 2010, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest rated player in the world. His peak classical rating of 2882 is the highest in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Magnus Carlsen has received more than 9,182,132 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Magnus Carlsen is the 76th most popular chess player (up from 86th in 2019), the 192nd most popular biography from Norway (up from 199th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Magnus Carlsen ranks 76 out of 376Before him are Semyon Alapin, Viswanathan Anand, Gideon Ståhlberg, Jan Timman, Joseph Henry Blackburne, and Adolf Albin. After him are Rudolf Charousek, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, Jean Dufresne, Ernst Falkbeer, Edward Lasker, and Jacques Mieses.

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Among people born in 1990, Magnus Carlsen ranks 11Before him are Kristen Stewart, Mario Balotelli, Toni Kroos, Miralem Pjanić, Ciro Immobile, and André Schürrle. After him are Machine Gun Kelly, The Weeknd, Douglas Costa, Bojan Krkić, David de Gea, and Çağatay Ulusoy.

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Among people born in Norway, Magnus Carlsen ranks 192 out of 735Before him are Erik Werenskiold (1855), Johan Herman Wessel (1742), Edvard Moser (1962), Anne-Cath. Vestly (1920), Camilla Collett (1813), and Jahn Teigen (1949). After him are Johan Grøttumsbråten (1899), Hjalmar Andersen (1923), Johan Ludwig Mowinckel (1870), Harriet Backer (1845), Dorothe Engelbretsdatter (1634), and Egil Olsen (1942).


Among chess players born in Norway, Magnus Carlsen ranks 1After him are Simen Agdestein (1967) and Jon Ludvig Hammer (1990).

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