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Magnus Carlsen: 'Chess has not been very kind to women over the years'

The world champion has praised Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and thinks it would be close if he played the fictional Beth HarmonOn his Instagram feed, Magnus Carlsen imagined a photoshopped match against Beth Harmon, the fictional heroine of Netflix’s smash hit chess series The Queen’s Gambit. “I think it would be close,” he wrote.In reality, Carlsen stands alone at the top of the global game, the unrivalled great of his generation. But he says there is no reason a real world Harmon could no...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Harmon, Beth Harmon, Queen 's Gambit, Beth HarmonOn


Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is the best sports show on TV right now

Anya Taylor-Joy plays chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Netflix Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit," a limited series about a female chess prodigy in the 1950s and 1960s, has taken the streaming and chess worlds by storm As Beth Harmon, Anya Taylor-Joy's performance is threatening to set off a serious chess boom, the likes of which we haven't seen since Bobby Fischer defeated Boris Spassky in 1972 to win the World Championship. Chess became recognized as a sport, more than just a game, in the 1970s, a...
Tags: New York, London, Kentucky, White House, Russia, US, Sports, Trends, Netflix, Hungary, Jeff Daniels, Nba, Moscow, Manhattan, Jane Austen, Mlb


Chess: Carlsen throws game in record four moves after Ding disconnects

Magnus Carlsen has set numerous records in his career, but few would have expected the 29-year-old Norwegian to lose the shortest ever game, four moves, by a world champion. Carlsen met China’s world No3 Ding Liren on Tuesday in the semi-final of the $150,000 online Chessable Masters. With a minute left each, Ding disconnected, a recurring problem for China’s elite players, and the rules gave Carlsen a win by forfeit.
Tags: News, China, Sports, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Ding, Ding Liren


Chess Thrives Online Despite Pandemic

The world’s top chess players are competing online with in-person tournaments shut down. Millions of amateurs are joining in, too.
Tags: News, Chess, Carlsen, Magnus, Garry, Caruana, Kasparov, Fabiano, Chess Olympiad, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, International Chess Federation


16-Year-Old Beat World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen to Win 'Banter Blitz Cup'

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: A 16-year-old Iranian chess prodigy has upended the chess world by beating World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen in the final of the Banter Blitz Cup. Alireza Firouzja defeated the Norwegian 8.5-7.5 in the final of the online quickfire knockout contest -- where players must comment verbally on their moves, and their opponents, during the game -- to claim the $14,000 prize... After 7 months and 131 matches, the series of three-minute games involving 128 contestants...
Tags: France, Tech, Cnn, Moscow, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Alireza Firouzja, Firouzja, Iran Firouzja


The Perfect Tenses in English

What could be simpler than grammatical tense—things happening now are in the present, things happening before are in the past, and things that haven’t happened yet are in the future.If only it were so easy.Consider the present tense. Its meaning often refers not to things happening right now but to some general state of affairs, as in Italians eat salad after the main course or Healthy people exercise regularly. If you want to indicate something actually going on in the moment, the present progr...
Tags: Books, Moscow, Ted Chiang, Nelson, Dennis, James Harden, Allison, Sam Anderson, Andre, Carlsen, Brian Evenson, Towles, Louise Banks, Aaron Burden, Amor Towles, Count Rostov


World Chess Champion Plays Recklessly Online Using a Pseudonym (slashdot)

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has been sneaking onto online chess sites using stupid pseudonyms and taunting his opponents by using pointless maneuvers with names like "the Bongcloud." One YouTube commenter calls it "a revolution in the history of chess." Slate documents the antics in an article titled "DrDrunkenstein's Reign of Terror." "DrDrunkenstein" is one of many aliases Magnus Carlsen has played under during the past two years, when he went on a killing spree across the speed che...
Tags: News, Magnus Carlsen, Mozart, Dre, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, EditorDavid, Bongcloud One YouTube, DannyTheDonkey, DrDrunkenstein, Lichess


World Chess Champion Plays Recklessly Online Using a Pseudonym

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has been sneaking onto online chess sites using stupid pseudonyms and taunting his opponents by using pointless maneuvers with names like "the Bongcloud." One YouTube commenter calls it "a revolution in the history of chess." Slate documents the antics in an article titled "DrDrunkenstein's Reign of Terror." "DrDrunkenstein" is one of many aliases Magnus Carlsen has played under during the past two years, when he went on a killing spree across the speed che...
Tags: Tech, Magnus Carlsen, Mozart, Dre, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Bongcloud One YouTube, DannyTheDonkey, DrDrunkenstein, Lichess


Unibet: Luck Is No Coincidence

Unibet needed an ad to launch the collaboration with the Chess World Champion, Magnus Carlsen. Unibet says that luck is no coincidence, so we wanted to focus on all the hard work behind Carlsen’s historical achievements.
Tags: Advertising, Carlsen, Magnus Carlsen Unibet


Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history

• World’s No 1 chess player makes it 111 games without defeat• Carlsen eclipses record set by Russia’s Sergei Tiviakov in 2005Magnus Carlsen has completed another record-breaking achievement as the world’s No 1 chess player made it 111 games without defeat, the longest such streak in history.The 29-year-old drew against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament to edge past the record of 110 classical games unbeaten, set by the Russian Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Contin...
Tags: Russia, Sport, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Sergei Tiviakov, Jorden van Foreest


Current chess champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the top fantasy soccer players in the world

The Premier League’s official fantasy football league has over seven million entrants. And as of a few days, World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen was number one in the league. As of this writing, he's down to third place. Apparently, Norwegians tend to do well in the league: Carlsen, like many Norwegians, is obsessed with both the Premier League and its fantasy league spin-off. In 2017, eight players from Norway were in the top 50 FPL players in the world. Along with a "phenomenal memory for P...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Premier League, Norway, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, FPL, Carlsen, Magnus


Chess grandmaster becomes No. 1 in fantasy soccer

Magnus Carlsen is a No. 1 player in both reality and fantasy. The world chess champion from Norway is showing he has a flair for another game by moving to the top of the standings in Fantasy Premier League, an online soccer competition played by more than 7 million people. The 29-year-old Carlsen even changed […]
Tags: News, Sports, Soccer, Nation, Norway, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen


Chess champion Magnus Carlsen moves to top of world fantasy football rankings

The Norwegian says his Premier League success is down to luck‘His level of knowledge about English football is amazing’Magnus Carlsen, the world’s best chess player for the last decade, is leading the Premier League’s official fantasy football table, beating over seven million players. Related: Chess: Ding Liren wins Grand Tour as China’s 1975 domination plan rolls on Continue reading...
Tags: China, Sport, Premier League, Fantasy Football, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Ding Liren


This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile

Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Tags: News, Parenting, Nigeria, Chess, Carlsen, Magnus, Children and Childhood, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Education (K-12, Manhattan (NYC, Homeless Persons


The 8-Year-Old Homeless Refugee Chess Champion

Overcoming life’s basic truth: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.
Tags: News, Parenting, Nigeria, Chess, Carlsen, Magnus, Children and Childhood, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, Education (K-12, Manhattan (NYC, Homeless Persons


After 12 Draws and a Day of Tiebreakers, Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Win World Chess Championship (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: After three weeks, 12 straight draws and a day of tiebreakers, Norway's Magnus Carlsen finally retained the world chess championship in London on Wednesday with a victory against Fabiano Caruana (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), his American challenger. Carlsen's victory came in what amounted to sudden-death chess: a scheduled series of four so-called rapid games in which the players started with 25 minutes to mak...
Tags: London, News, New York Times, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Fischer, Carlsen, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, Caruana, BeauHD


World Chess Championships: How Carlsen kept his World Chess crown... after 50 hours!

After fifty hours of tense play, world number one Magnus Carlsen beat world number two Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker event which contained 12 drawn games.
Tags: Sport, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen


After 12 Draws and a Day of Tiebreakers, Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Win World Chess Championship

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: After three weeks, 12 straight draws and a day of tiebreakers, Norway's Magnus Carlsen finally retained the world chess championship in London on Wednesday with a victory against Fabiano Caruana (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), his American challenger. Carlsen's victory came in what amounted to sudden-death chess: a scheduled series of four so-called rapid games in which the players started with 25 minutes to mak...
Tags: London, Tech, New York Times, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Fischer, Carlsen, Boris Spassky, Bobby Fischer, Caruana


Magnus Carlsen won his 4th straight World Chess Championship by dominating the rapid tiebreaker after 12 straight draws

Magnus Carlsen has won his fourth World Chess Championship, defeating Fabiano Caruana in London. After an unprecedented 12 draws in longer time controls, the classic chess gave way to rapid tiebreaks. Carlsen is the stronger rapid player and crushed Caruana 3-0. It's a four-peat for Norway's Magnus Carlsen, who defeated American Fabiano Caruana in London on Wednesday to win the 2018 World Chess Championship. As in Carlsen's 2016 title defense, against Russia's Sergey Karjakin, Carlsen needed ...
Tags: London, Russia, America, Trends, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlson, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Caruana, Sergey Karjakin Carlsen


Magnus Carlsen Retains His Title As World Chess Champion

Carlsen, a 27-year-old Norwegian, has held the title since 2013. He defeated Fabiano Caruana, who would have been the first U.S. citizen to win the world title since Bobby Fischer. (Image credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer


Norway’s Carlsen beats Caruana to defend chess world title

LONDON (AP) — Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has defended his chess world championship title by beating American challenger Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in rapid tiebreaker games. After their three-week match ended in 12 draws, Carlsen wrapped up the victory quickly Wednesday with three straight wins to build an unassailable lead in the best-of-four rapid format. The […]
Tags: London, News, Ap, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Caruana, Nation & World


Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana to Win World Chess Championship

After three weeks of draws failed to produce a winner, the players settled the title in rapid chess, with Carlsen retaining his title.
Tags: News, Fabiano Caruana, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Magnus, World Chess Championship


Magnus Carlsen beats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess crown

Deadlock finally broken after nearly three weeksNorwegian seals third successful defence of title For much of the past 20 days the world’s two best grandmasters have sat in an soundproof room in central London, with only a chessboard and each other for company. But finally, after 773 moves – and 51 hours of nerves, sweat and mostly draws – the Norwegian world champion Magnus Carlsen held on to his crown with an emphatic rapid-play victory over the American challenger Fabiano Caruana.Some had won...
Tags: London, Sport, US sports, Fabiano Caruana, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Caruana


Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana: World Chess Championship tie-breakers – live!

Carlsen and Caruana to decide world championship in tie-breakersCarlsen shocks with Game 12 draw offer (full move-by-move recap)Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham or email him 3.14pm GMT After 4. ... O-O 5. Nge2 c6 6. Bg2, Caruana is into the first real think. He expends three and and a half minutes before playing 6. ... a6. On they go with 7. O-O b5 8. d4 d6. Carlsen’s unusual line was a shrewd way of avoiding Caruana’s well-drilled home prep. Carlsen’s jacket off already. 3.08pm GMT The firs...
Tags: Sport, US sports, Fabiano Caruana, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, E5, Bryan, Carlsen, Caruana, Rossolimo Sicilian, World Chess Championship 2018


Game 12 of the World Chess Championship has ended in a shocking draw and now goes to tiebreakers between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana

The 2018 World Chess Championship will go to tiebreakers after a shocking draw in Game 12 on Monday. There had been an unprecedented 11 draws before Monday's result. The reigning world champion, Magnus Carlsen, had an edge in Game 12 but didn't capitalize. UPDATE: Game 12 ended, controversially, in a draw after 31 moves, after Magnus Carlsen held a slight edge with the black pieces. The chess world was shocked by the result. The match will now go to tiebreakers on Wednesday to decide the cham...
Tags: London, Russia, India, America, Trends, United States, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Karjakin, Anand, Caruana


Game 12 of the World Chess Championship has ended in a shocking draw and now goes to tiebreaks between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana

The 2018 World Chess Championship will now go to tiebreaks after a shocking draw in Game 12. There had been an unprecedented 11 draws before Monday's result. Reigning World Champion Magnus Carlsen had an edge in Game 12, but he didn't capitalize, and the match will now go to tiebreaks. UPDATE: Game 12 ended, controversially, in a draw after 31 moves with Carlsen holding a slight edge with the black pieces. The chess world was shocked by the result. The match will now go to tiebreaks on Wednes...
Tags: London, India, America, Trends, United States, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Karjakin, Anand, Caruana, Carlsen Caruana


The World Chess Championship is all tied after 11 games — and it's been nothing but draws going into the final game before tiebreaks

The 2018 World Chess Championship is dead-even after 11 consecutive drawn games. That's never happened before. Game 12 will be a test of whether American challenger Fabiano Caruana wants to risk it all with the white pieces against three-time champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway or take the match to tiebreaks. After an unprecedented 11 draws, the 2018 World Chess Championship has come down to a final classical game, being played today in London between defending champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway and c...
Tags: London, India, America, Trends, United States, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Vishy Anand, Sergey Karjakin, Karjakin, Anand, Caruana, Carlsen Caruana


The Magnus Effect: Norway Falls Hard for Chess

Chess is omnipresent in Norway, the home to the world champion Magnus Carlsen. And, somehow, it has become cool.
Tags: Television, News, Norway, Chess, Magnus Carlsen, Carlsen, Magnus, Caruana, NRK, Fabiano


American challenger Fabiano Caruana missed his best chance to win a game against Magnus Carlsen at World Chess Championship

American Challenger Fabiano Caruana fought for a win in Game 6 at the 2018 World Chess Championship, but Magnus Carlsen was able to make a draw. The first five games were interesting, but all also ended in draws. Six more games remain to be played in London, with the score deadlocked at 3-3. The midway point of the 2018 World Chess Championship in London has arrived. For the first time since Norway's Magnus Carlsen took the title in 2013, the two highest-rated players on the planet are compet...
Tags: London, Russia, Berlin, Trends, Norway, Fabiano Caruana, Magnus Carlsen, Fischer, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Sergey Karjakin, Karjakin, WCC, Caruana, Rossolimo Sicilian, Gurgenidze


Any Chess Players? World Championship Being Played AS We Speak

Fabiano opened with the first two Bobby Fischer moves. Carlsen countered with the Sicilian. A long 115 move game followed. DRAW. Being played in London. First American to try for the title since Bobby Fischer in '72. Is that tricky Raven KNight Tal guy here?
Tags: London, Weapon, General Discussion, Carlsen, Bobby Fischer, Fabiano