'Super talent' Magnus Carlsen: the new world chess champion

Carlsen has dominated the World Chess Federation's list of top players in the last three years, with a top rating of 2,870 points that broke Garry Kasparov's best of 2,851 points achieved in 1999.

updated: November 25, 2013 09:25 IST
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Oslo: As a prodigal genius and fashion model, newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has already lit up the game and has now added the world crown to his list of achievements.

The Norwegian world number one earned his maiden world title on Friday when he defeated reigning champion Viswanathan Anand of India in the 12-game challenge match in Chennai.

Carlsen, who turns 23 on November 30, missed out on becoming the youngest world champion by a few weeks, a record set by his one-time coach and Russian legend Garry Kasparov in 1985.

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