Norway’s Magnus Carlsen Is New Chess World Champion


Norway’s Magnus Carlsen smiles at a news conference after clinching the FIDE World Chess Championship Friday in Chennai, India, on Friday

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen Is New Chess World Champion (NPR, Nov 22, 2013):

In Norway, it’s “Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, all of the great days” rolled into one: That’s because 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen has beaten the defending champion, India’s Viswanathan Anand, to be crowned chess world champion.

The world No. 1’s victory Friday over Anand, the world No. 8 and an Indian fan favorite, came after 10 games in Chennai, India. Carlsen won three and drew seven, and earned the highest rating of all time with the 6.5-3.5 win.

2013 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – Game 10 (Video)


YouTube Added: Nov 22, 2013

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This is a game 10 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 3 points and Carlsen has 6 points going into game 10.

2013 World Chess Championship: Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 9 (Video)


YouTube Added: Nov 21, 2013

Description:

This is a game 9 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 3 points and Carlsen has 5 points going into game 9.

2013 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – Game 8 (Video)


YouTube Added: Nov 19, 2013

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This is a game 8 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 2.5 points and Carlsen has 4.5 points going into game 8.

2013 World Chess Championship: Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 7 (Video)


YouTube Added: Nov 18, 2013

Description:

This is a game 7 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 2 points and Carlsen has 4 points going into game 7.

2013 World Chess Championship: Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 6 (Video)


YouTube Added: Nov 16, 2013

Description:

This is a game 6 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 2 points and Carlsen has 3 points going into game 6.

2013 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – Game 5 (Video)

45. … Rc1+??

Instead 45. … Ra1 and the position is about equal.



YouTube Added: Nov 15, 2013

Description:

This is a game 5 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 2 points and Carlsen has 2 points going into game 5.

2013 World Chess Championship: Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Game 4 (Video)

36. … Rd8!



YouTube Added: Nov 13, 2013

Description:

This is a game 4 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 1.5 points and Carlsen has 1.5 points going into game 4.

2013 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand – Game 3 (Video)

28. d3?? dxe3
29. Rxe3 Bxb2!


… and black is winning.



YouTube Added: Nov 12, 2013

Description:

This is a Game 3 review of the much anticipated 2013 World Chess Championship match between defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India, and the challenger 22-year-old chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen of Norway. Anand has 1 point and Carlsen has 1 point going into game 3.