22 Wins, 12 Draws, and 2 Losses

A Triumphant Magnus Carlsen holding the trophies for the Worl;d Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships. source:http://dubai2014wrb.com/en/

A triumphant Magnus Carlsen holding the trophies for the World Blitz and Rapid Chess Championships. source:http://dubai2014wrb.com/en/

That’s Magnus Carlsen’s combined record at the 2014 World Rapid Chess Championship and World Blitz Chess Championship. Magnus is also the current number 1 rated chess player in the world and the current World Chess Champion.

Magnus Carlsen is now a member of the most exclusive chess club of them all. That is to say that he is the winner of Chess’ Triple Crown(World Chess Champion at Classical time controls, World Rapid Chess Champion and World Blitz Chess Champion.) The only other chess player to hold all three titles simultaneously was Susan Polgar in 1996.

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Magnus Carlsen with Susan Polgar. source: http://www.SusanPolgar.blogspot.com

Before Carlsen, the chess analysts all said that a “Morphy-esque” style domination would never occur again in top level chess. To those analysts, I say, “Welcome to the Carlsen Age!”

 

Don’t forget to sign your child up for California’s best summer chess camp and the opportunity to train with Susan Polgar!

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