Chess is a battle of the brains of two players. By using a variety of tactics and reading the mind of an opponent in an 8×8 grid, Norwegian professional chess player Magnus Carlsen lauded as a World Chess Champion. He has a record of the highest performance rate (PR) of 2882. Just at the age of 13, he coveted a title as a grandmaster of chess becoming one of the youngest in history.
Magnus also became the youngest player to reach #1 spot at the age of 19. In 2013, the Tonsberg native became World Chess Champion and defended his title in 2014 and 2015. He also won against Fabiano Caruana in the 2018 World Chess Championship in rapid tiebreak games.
Magnus Carlsen's Earnings And Net Worth!
Magnus, age 28, is a Norwegian chess grandmaster who savors the hefty net worth of $8 million. As a winner of the 2018 World Championship in London, the #1 ranked chess player earned $625,100. In 2016, he won the similar prize pool defending against the Russian Sergey Karjakin and also secured $480,000 after defending his title against the Indian star Vishy Anand in 2014.
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Reportedly, he earns an annual sum of about $2 million from his endorsement with the Dutch fashion company G-Star Raw and various sponsorships. Some of his sponsors include Norwegian investment bank Arctic Securities, law firm Simonsen Vogt Wiig, newspaper publisher VG, and software company Microsoft Norway.
Split With Girlfriend!
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was dating with Synne Christin Larsen. With his then-girlfriend Synne, the Tonsberg native marked his relationship during the Valentine's in February 2017. During the mid-February 2017, he was spotted visiting the hometown of Synn in the village of Alsvag in Vesteralen.
When they were in the relationship, his ex-girlfriend used to accompany him in the various events. Synne was with him during the IOM Chess prize giving in October 2017.
Magnus Carlsen and his then-girlfriend, Synne Christin Larsen, at the IOM Chess prizegiving in October 2017 (Photo: Twitter)
During the late January 2018, his manager Espen Agdestein revealed with VG that Magnus and Synn are no longer in a relationship. The chess grandmaster remained mum to address the reason of split with his ex-girlfriend. Nowadays, rather than building a romance, Magnus is focused on defending his World Champion title.
Bio, Wiki, And Height
Born on 30 November 1990 as Sven Magnus Oen Carlsen, Magnus is a native of Tonsberg, Norway. The chess grandmaster advanced into a universal player and used a variety of tactics to secure a win towards his opponent. Magnus stands at the height of 1.60 m and holds Norwegian nationality.
As per wiki, he has modeled for the advertising campaign of G-Star Raw's Fall/Winter 2010 with American actress Liv Tyler.
Facts Of Magnus Carlsen
Some of the intriguing facts you may not know about Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen are below:
- Magnus was at the age of five when he learned to play chess from his father, Albert Carlsen. Initially, he showed a little interest in the game as he enjoyed solving 50-piece of jigsaw puzzles and Lego sets.
- The professional chess player had three sisters in his family and got motivated to play chess due to his desire to beat his elder sister at the game. Talking about his parents, his mother Sigrun Oen is a chemical engineer and his father, Henrik Albert Carlsen is an IT consultant.
- Magnus attended the Norwegian College of Elite Sport and got coached by top Norwegian player Simen Agdestein. He learned several tactics and rose into prominence after scoring 3½/5 against the top junior players and obtained a performance rate of about 2000 in September 2000.