1 Born on 30 November 1990
2 “The Mozart of Chess”
The “Mozart of chess” was born with a victory in the C group at the Corus chess
tournament in Wijk aan Zee.
As a result of the victory, Magnus took his first Grandmaster norm and achieved a
performance rating of 2702. He also won the Audience Prize, as the best game of the
3 Second Grandmaster Norm
Magnus Carlsen obtained his second GM norm in the Moscow Aeroflot Open in February
4 FIDE World Chess Championship 2004
Magnus Carlsen was the youngest player ever to participate in the FIDE World Chess
5 Smartfish Chess Masters
In Smartfish Chess Masters at the Drammen chess festival 2004–05 Magnus Carlsen
defeated Alexei Shirov, ranked number 10 in the world.
6 Norwegian Chess Championship 2005
In the 2005 Norwegian Chess Championship, Magnus Carlsen again finished in a shared first
place, this time with his mentor Simen Agdestein.
7 Arnold Eikrem Memorial 2005
8 October 2005
In October 2005 Magnus took first place at the Arnold Eikrem Memorial in Gausdal with
eight out of nine points and a performance rating of 2792 at the age of 14.
8 The youngest person to break the 2600 Elo barrier.
In the January 2006 FIDE list, at the age of 15 years and 31 days, he officially attained
2625 elo rating, which made Carlsen the youngest person to break the 2600 elo barrier.
9 Won the Glitnir Blitz Tournament 2006
Magnus won the 2006 Glitnir Blitz Tournament in Iceland. He won 2–0 over Viswanathan Anand
in the semi finals and 2–0 in the finals.
10 Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2006
9 July 2006
In the 2006 Biel grandmaster tournament, Magnus achieved second place, after having beaten
the eventual winner Alexander Morozevich twice.
11 Melody Amber blind and rapid chess tournament
In March 2007, Magnus played for the first time in the Melody Amber blind and rapid chess
tournament in Monte Carlo.
12 The youngest person to break the 2700 Elo barrier
11 July 2007
In the July 2007 FIDE list, at the age of 16 years and 7 months, Magnus officially attained 2710
Elo rating, which made Carlsen the youngest person to break the 2700 Elo barrier.
13 Won the Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2007
In July–August 2007, he won the International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament
14 The youngest person ever to win a category 20
Playing for the second time in the top group A of the Corus chess tournament, Magnus shared
first place with Levon Aronian, becoming the youngest person ever to win a category 20
15 Linares Chess Tournament 2008
Magnus finished in sole second place, ½ point behind the winner, world champion
Viswanathan Anand at the 2008 Linares chess tournament. Carlsen had another
2800+ Elo performance.
16 Won the Chess Oscar for 2009
Magnus won the Chess Oscar for 2009.
17 Won the category 21 at Nanjing Pearl Spring
Magnus Carlsen won the category 21 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament, 2½ points ahead of
second-place finisher Topalov, the world's highest-rated player at the time.
18 Won the World Blitz Championship 2009
Magnus won the 2009 World Blitz Championship, played from 16 November to 18 November in
19 Won the Corus Chess Tournament 2010
Magnus won the Corus chess tournament played 16–31 January with 8½ points (five wins,
seven draws, one loss).
20 Won the Chess Oscar for 2010
Magnus won the Chess Oscar for 2010.
21 Won the London Chess Classic 2010
Magnus won the 2010 London Chess Classic on 8–15 December in a field comprising world
champion Viswanathan Anand, former world champion Vladimir Kramnik, American number one
Hikaru Nakamura, and British players Michael Adams, Nigel Short, David Howell, and Luke
22 on the official FIDE rating list with a 2826 rating
As of November 2011, Magnus Carlsen is again #1 on the official FIDE rating list with a 2826
rating. The first tournament victory of 2011 came in the Bazna Kings tournament.
23 Won the Tal Memorial in Moscow 2011
Won the Tal Memorial in Moscow 16–25 November 2011. Magnus Carlsen won two games,
against Gelfand and Nakamura, and drew the rest.
24 Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2012
At the Tata Steel Chess Tournament held January 14–29, Magnus Carlsen finished in a shared
second place with 8 points out of 13.
25 Joined Facebook
26 April 2012
26 TNSCA, Chennai, Tamil nadu
26 April 1947
It celebrated silver Jubilee (1972). Golden jubilee (1997) and Diamond jubilee (2007)
(Tamil Nadu State Chess Association ) in the erstwhile name of Madras chess
club/Association was formed on 26 April 1947
( 66 years ago, there was no FACE BOOK !)