5-fold and current World Chess Champion, highest rated Chess player ever. Co-Founder of Play Magnus.
Magnus is born
On 30 november 1990 Magnus is born in Tønsberg, Norway
Magnus Carlsen is introduced to chess by his father Henrik at age 5.
Magnus Carlsen becomes the youngest Grandmaster (at that time) in the world at age 13.
Magnus becomes the World Chess Champion after defeating India’s Viswanathan Anand.
Together with his father Henrik, Magnus founds Play Magnus AS.
First winner CCT
Magnus wins the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2021 Finals, becoming the online tournament’s first Tour Winner.
Defending World Champion
In December 2021, Magnus succesfully defends his World Champion crown in Dubai, and becomes a 5-time World Chess Champion.
In 2013 Magnus Carlsen co-founded the Play Magnus company launching 2 apps, Magnus Trainer and Play Magnus. The goal of the company was providing users with the Magnus touch, learning from the world champion.
Magnus Carlsen holds a unique role in the company.