How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games

by Simen Agdestein

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Overview

At the age of 13 years, 4 months and 26 days, Magnus Carlsen became the youngest chess grandmaster in the world. The international press raved about the Norwegian prodigy. The Washington Post even called him ‘the Mozart of chess’. Ten years on Magnus Carlsen is the number one in the world rankings and a household name far beyond chess circles. Time Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World is the fairy-tale-like story of his rise. The story-teller could not have been better qualified. Simen Agdestein trained Magnus in the years leading up to his grandmaster title, repeatedly pinching himself in amazement at his pupil’s lightning progress

While you follow Magnus on his wonderful journey, Agdestein is your guide, providing insights into the Carlsen family life and explaining the secrets of Magnus’ play in clear and instructive comments. This is an inspiring book for any chess player. It will fascinate parents and help gifted children to realize their full potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789056914424
Publisher: New in Chess
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Simen Agdestein is a most remarkable double talent. Not only did he win the Norwegian national chess championship six times, but he also used to be a highly gifted soccer player. He played for Lyn FC in Oslo and represented the Norwegian national soccer team on eight occasions.

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