If you ask me, he´s the best and most complete chess player that has ever lived on this planet. Not only has he inspired me among millions of others, he has also taught me a tremendously amount of tips&tricks. I´ve also met the guy at a meet up for chess enthusiast. What can i say, one of the most down-to-earth guys I´ve ever met! It was quite surreal standing there having a normal conversation, knowing that he´s a complete mathematic genius!
Enough with the starstruck talk, here´s some information about Magnus.
- Born 30 November 1990 in Norway
- No.1 Ranked Chess player in The World
- Peak rating: 2882 (INSANE and highest in History)
- Became grandnaster in 2004, at the age of 13
- Youngest Grandmaster in History
- The youngest player ever ranked No.1
- Won the World Chess Champion 2013
- Known for his Aggressive Play style