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Magnus Carlsen retains World No. 1 title

Magnus Carlsen won the 2016 World Chess Championship on 30 November 2016 in New York City, USA.
●    Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster.
●    He became a chess Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years. This made him the third-youngest grandmaster in history.
●    In November 2013, he became World Champion by defeating Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship.
●    On the May 2014 FIDE rating list, he reached his peak rating of 2882, which is the highest in history.
●    He successfully defended his title in November 2014 by defeating Anand once again.
●    In 2014, he also won the World Rapid Championship and the World Blitz Championship, thus holding all three world championship titles.
●    The World Chess Championship is played to determine the World Champion in chess.
●    It commenced in 1886.
●    From 1948 to 1993, the championship was administered by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).


 

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