Magnus Carlsen IQ, (Hindi: मैग्नस कार्लसन) is an International Chess Grandmaster, the 16th World Chess Champion. He was proclaimed world champion on November 22, 2013, at 22 years, 11 months, and 23 days, making him the second-youngest champion in history after Garry Kasparov. He won the title by winning the Magnus Carlsen vs Anand match by 6½-3½ points (3 wins and 7 draws) in the match organized by FIDE in the Indian city of Chennai.

Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 and was world champion at age 22, winning the world championship final after Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand. In 2010 he reached the first position in the world ranking of the International Chess Federation.

He was the youngest player to exceed 2800 Elo points and achieve the number one position in the world at the age of 19 years and one month. In the rankings of April 2014, Carlsen was the first to reach 2882 Elo points, the highest figure of all time, surpassing 2851 obtained by Kasparov in July 1999. Carlsen would match its own 2882 ​​Elo points record in July 2019.

Magnus Carlsen IQ Biography

  • World Chess Champion since 2013.
  • Years Active : Since 1998
  • Elo: 2863 (2020)
  • Ranking: No. 1 (October 2018)
  • Parents: Sigrun Øen, Henrik Albert Carlsen
  • Full Name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen Early Life

Magnus Carlsen IQ was born on November 30, 1990, in Bærum, Akershus, Norway, making Magnus Carlsen age to be 29 this year. He is the son of Sigrun Øen, Henrik, and Albert Carlsen, and he has three brothers: Ingrid, Signe, and Ellen Øen. He learned to play chess with his father at age five. His first goals were to defeat his sister and his father. When he was eight years old, he participated in his first tournament.

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His motivation was always the game, to fully understand it, to have fun. Grandmaster at 13 years old, number one on a provisional ranking at 17, and another official one at 19, he crossed the barriers of 2,700 and 2,800 Elo points at 16 and 18 years old, respectively. No one, not Fischer, not Karpov, not Kasparov, accomplished so much while so young.

He was first trained by Simen Agdestein. He managed to beat players like Nigel Short, Anatoly Karpov, Ivan Sokolov, Kramnik, Ernst, and Dolmatov, and even achieved a draw in Magnus Carlsen vs Garry Kasparov (2004), who was number 1 at the time. There was no more Magnus Carlsen vs Kasparov after that.

Peter Heine Nielsen, the Danish Grand Master trained him, then Garry Kasparov himself trained him. Carlsen enjoys the simple life and works if he feels like it. It is understood that he only practiced a year and a half with Kasparov as a coach.

He is known as the Mozart of chess, he likes the long game, pressuring his rivals. He plays a wide variety of openings, and his dominance in positional style and the end is compared to Karpov and Capablanca.

Magnus Carlsen IQ

There is no official information about Magnus Carlsen IQ out there. The intelligence of a person cannot be measured nearly as precisely in IQ points as is possible for his weight in kilos and for his height in centimeters. His coach Garry Kasparov IQ is 135 points after the English test and 123 points after the Scottish test.


Based on these tests, Kasparov's intelligence can only be said to be considerably above the average but is not nearly as high as the intelligence of geniuses of the century, who include Goethe and Einstein. Their intelligence quotient was posthumously estimated at 200 by some psychologists and 180 by others. But this shows there is no correlation between IQ and chess players' skill levels.

What Chess Grandmasters have in common is the total passion for the game, high memory and spatial awareness, and the ability to focus on chess and concentrate during the game for a very long time.

Magnus Carlsen Chess Games

In 2002, Magnus Carlsen IQ was proclaimed world runner-up in the sub-12 category. He won group C of the Corus Chess Tournament in January 2004, and in 2006 he was awarded group B of the same tournament. He participated in the 2004 World Chess Championship (FIDE), in which Rustam Kasimdzhanov would prevail. At the 2005 Norwegian Chess Championship, he finished first alongside Simen Agdestein. In 2006, he finished second at the 39th International Chess Festival in Biel, Switzerland.

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He was proclaimed world champion blitz by winning the final in Moscow from November 16 to 18, 2009. He obtained the first place on the FIDE rating list, surpassing Veselin Topalov by 5 points. The FIDE rating from July 2009 to January 2010 allowed him to qualify for the Candidates Tournament of the 2011 World Championship cycle.

In 2013 he was champion of the 75th Tata Steel Chess and took the World Championship versus Anand. He was proclaimed the second-youngest world champion in history on November 22, 2013, when he defeated by 6.5 points against 3.5 and dethroned the Indian after a five-hour fight resolved in tables in the tenth game, in the contest held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel from Chennai city, India. Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand both won a million euros and 600,000, respectively

Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013

Shortly before his 24th birthday, he became world chess champion for the second consecutive year. He defended his title in November 2014, once again winning Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand match.

In January 2015, Carlsen won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament, which was played primarily in Wijk aan Zee. In October, Magnus Carlsen IQ successfully defended his title at the FIDE World Championship in Berlin. On April 29, 2016, he won the fourth edition of the Norwegian Chess Tournament.

Firouzja beats Carlsen to win the Banter Blitz Cup

In July 2016, he took the ninth edition of the Bilbao Masters Final. In November 2016, he defends his world title against New York City against Sergey Karjakin, and finally the Norwegian prevails over the Russian in the semi-fast games and revalidates the World Chess Championship by a final 9-7.

In November 2018, he won the World Chess Championship for the fourth time, against his toughest rival to date, the American Fabiano Caruana, who managed to draw him in twelve consecutive games, which forced four more, at a faster pace, to a tie-break. After winning the first three, the last one was unnecessary.

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen IQ returned to match his own brand of 2,882 Elo points in July 2019.

Magnus Carlsen's girlfriend

Magnus Carlsen's girlfriend is Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne. She is 24 years old, five years Magnus' junior, and is from Hardanger in Western Norway. She studies Criminology at the University of Oslo.

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Magnus and Elisabet have been in a relationship for nearly a year. When Elisabet posted a picture of her and Magnus visiting a German Zoo together on her private Instagram profile, the word spread and several Norwegian magazines/websites covered this story.

Magnus Carlsen girlfriend

She took part in Brun Og Blid Modelling competition, a very popular one in Norway and reached the final 10. The prize for the winner was half a million Norwegian Kroner. Elisabet did not win the grand prize, yet for her first and only modeling appearance, it was a great outing.

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Magnus Carlsen Vs Computer

Magnus Carlsen uses his computer to train, not to play against. Computers are simply too good for any human chess player alive right now. One chess grandmaster, Andrew Soltis, said: "Right now, there's just no competition," Soltis says. "The computers are just much too good."

Magnus Carlsen vs Himself

"The world champion Magnus Carlsen won't even play his computer," Soltis says. "He uses it to train, to recommend moves for future competition. But he won't play it, because he just loses all the time and there's nothing more depressing than losing without even being in the game."

Carlsen himself said in an interview about Magnus Carlsen vs Computer: "I personally never wanted [to play against a computer]. I find it much more interesting to play humans. And also, of course, now that they have become so strong in a game like that, I wouldn't stand a chance."

After Garry Kasparov was defeated by Deep Blue, the chess-playing computer in 1997, computers have left human players further and further behind.

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