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Category: Magnus Carlsen

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen’s betting sponsorship deal risks Fide dispute

• Carlsen to be global ambassador for Unibet in 2020-21• Fide official: ‘You can forget about this logo in Fide events’Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, has signed a controversial new two-year sponsorship deal for 2020-21 which could put the Norwegia…

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Chess: Caruana lining up another title shot after eclipsing Carlsen at Wijk

The US world No 2 finished two points clear of the Norwegian on 10/13 and is now the favourite to win the candidates in MarchFabiano Caruana has set down an impressive marker for a 2020 campaign which could take the US world No 2 to a second shot at Ma…

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Chess: Fabiano Caruana leads Magnus Carlsen by a point as Wijk end nears

Alireza Firouzja, the 16-year-old Iranian and centre of attraction, met his match in the American and NorwegianFabiano Caruana, the world No 2 who narrowly lost the title match to Magnus Carlsen at London 2018, is well placed to gain some revenge as th…

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Chess: Carlsen secures record but draws threaten chances of victory at Wijk

Iranian exile Alireza Firouzja, 16, shares the lead at tournament in the Netherlands after an impressive win against Anish GiriMagnus Carlsen’s streak of 111 games without defeat is a new landmark in the 29-year-old Norwegian’s career, but its climax h…

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Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history

• World’s No 1 chess player makes it 111 games without defeat• Carlsen eclipses record set by Russia’s Sergei Tiviakov in 2005Magnus Carlsen has completed another record-breaking achievement as the world’s No 1 chess player made it 111 games without de…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen chasing fresh records but dangers lurk at Wijk aan Zee

Fabiano Caruana wants revenge for his defeat in the 2018 world title match, while rising star Alireza Firouzja aims to join the eliteMagnus Carlsen starts his 2020 campaign on Saturday when the world champion plays his opening round at Tata Steel Wijk …

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Magnus Carlsen: ‘You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football’

The chess world champion reached the landmark during a highly successful year and now has his sights set on a record unbeaten streak in chess“I’m not a highly cultured guy,” says the world’s strongest chess player and, for a brief giddy moment before C…

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Chess: Carlsen wins speed titles after controversial game with rising star

The world No 1 dominated his rivals in 2019, winning 10 elite tournaments, but is expected play less in his title defence yearMagnus Carlsen ended his vintage year of 2019 as he began it, as a superb all-round player who outclasses his rivals. Carlsen …

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Chess champion Magnus Carlsen moves to top of world fantasy football rankings

The Norwegian says his Premier League success is down to luck‘His level of knowledge about English football is amazing’Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player for the last decade, is leading the Premier League’s official fantasy football table, b…

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World chess champion on the verge of topping fantasy football table

Magnus Carlsen climbs to third spot of Fantasy Premier League but puts his success down to ‘luck’Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player for the last decade, is on the brink of reaching the top in another game – fantasy football.The grandmaster i…

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Chess: ‘Sluggish’ Carlsen loses Olympia tie-break as speed wobbles return

The Norwegian has won a record eight tournaments in 2019 but Maxime Vachier-Lagrave won a chaotic London gameMagnus Carlsen in 2019 has been the most active and arguably successful world champion ever, yet inconsistency at speed has recently arrived to…

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Magnus Carlsen prepares for London chess finals: ‘I’m the man to beat’

World champion sets record Tour total and regains No 1 in rapid but loses twice in blitz in Kolkata to China’s Ding LirenMagnus Carlsen was back to his dominant best this week as Norway’s world champion, who turns 29 on Saturday, set a record total for…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen ‘won’t count’ Norway league games in record streak

World champion calls them ‘Tivi-esque’ in dig at Sergei Tiviakov, the rival claimant to the longest run in classical without defeatMagnus Carlsen is aiming for a record 111-game unbeaten streak, but the world champion has just made it harder for himsel…

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World Chess to issue digital tokens in stock market flotation

Company that ran World Chess Championships wants to cash in on game’s online popularityThe company that ran the World Chess Championships plans to issue a cryptocurrency-like digital token ahead of a stock market float in London as it tries to cash in …

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen to meet top teens in pursuit of record unbeaten run

The world No 1 can reach 111 classical games without losing at the fifth round of Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in JanuaryMagnus Carlsen, the world champion, will face five opponents aged 21 or younger when he bids for a record eighth victory at Tata Steel W…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen to meet top teens in pursuit of record unbeaten run

The world No 1 can reach 111 classical games without losing at the fifth round of Tata Steel Wijk aan Zee in JanuaryMagnus Carlsen, the world champion, will face five opponents aged 21 or younger when he bids for a record eighth victory at Tata Steel W…

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Chess: Carlsen ‘deeply ashamed’ of heavy defeat to So in World Random final

Home city pressures worked against the global No 1 Magnus Carlsen in his 2.5-13.5 loss to Wesley So of the US in OsloMagnus Carlsen has admitted to being “deeply ashamed” of his crushing 2.5-13.5 defeat by America’s Wesley So in the first ever World Fi…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen trails on home ground after shock defeat by Wesley So

Norway’s world No 1 in danger of Oslo defeat in first official global championship with random piece placingsMagnus Carlsen is in trouble in a three-day world championship final in Oslo this weekend. The Norwegian is meeting America’s Wesley So in a $1…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen among nine closely bunched leaders at Isle of Man

English hopes fade after Luke McShane spoils winning position in the fifth round against the world No 2, Fabiano CaruanaFour rounds from the end of the $430,000 Fide/Chess.com Isle of Man event, chances of a bunch finish were growing as just half a poi…

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Chess: Magnus Carlsen escapes but Vishy Anand is beaten at Isle of Man

The first round was also a disaster for England’s players, with seven defeats in eight games, as young talents scored upsetsThe world champion, Magnus Carlsen, had a narrow escape, the former champion Vishy Anand was brilliantly beaten, and several oth…