Magnus Carlsen

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Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [svɛn ˈmɑ̀ŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩]; 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 6,149,985 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 86th most popular chess player.

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  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among chess players, Magnus Carlsen ranks 86 out of 256Before him are Ignatz Kolisch, Jacques Mieses, Henry Bird, Friedrich Sämisch, Pal Benko, and Ernst Falkbeer. After him are Friðrik Ólafsson, Vlastimil Hort, Alexander Petrov, Alexander McDonnell, Daniel Harrwitz, and Veselin Topalov.

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Among people born in 1990, Magnus Carlsen ranks 12Before him are Toni Kroos, Emiliano Sala, Kristen Stewart, David de Gea, Miralem Pjanić, and Wojciech Szczęsny. After him are Douglas Costa, Peter Sagan, Bojan Krkić, Aaron Ramsey, Kim Jong-hyun, and Georginio Wijnaldum.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Magnus Carlsen ranks 197 out of 508Before him are Eva Joly (1943), Egil Olsen (1942), Axel Thue (1863), Sigbjørn Obstfelder (1866), Adolph Tidemand (1814), and Torbjørn Falkanger (1927). After him are John Norum (1964), Georg Ossian Sars (1837), Sverre Hassel (1876), Thorbjørn Svenssen (1924), Wenche Myhre (1947), and Karl Ove Knausgård (1968).


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

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