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  1. 1. 1 Born on 30 November 1990 2 “The Mozart of Chess” January 2004 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 round. 3 Second Grandmaster Norm February 2004 Magnus Carlsen obtained his second GM norm in the Moscow Aeroflot Open in February 2004. 4 FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 June 2004 Magnus Carlsen was the youngest player ever to participate in the FIDE World Chess Championship 2004. 5 Smartfish Chess Masters January 2005 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 September 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. January 2006 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.
  2. 2. 9 Won the Glitnir Blitz Tournament 2006 March 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 2007 March 2007 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 August 2007 In July–August 2007, he won the International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament 2007. 14 The youngest person ever to win a category 20 tournament. January 2008 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 tournament. 15 Linares Chess Tournament 2008 January 2008
  3. 3. 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 2009 Magnus won the Chess Oscar for 2009. 17 Won the category 21 at Nanjing Pearl Spring Tournament September 2009 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 November 2009 Magnus won the 2009 World Blitz Championship, played from 16 November to 18 November in Moscow, Russia. 19 Won the Corus Chess Tournament 2010 January 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 2010 Magnus won the Chess Oscar for 2010. 21 Won the London Chess Classic 2010 December 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 McShane.
  4. 4. 22 on the official FIDE rating list with a 2826 rating November 2011 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 November 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 January 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 !)