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Haraldur R Karlsson
Apr 1, 2013

Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen wins Candidates Tournament today in London

Apr 1, 2013 by Haraldur R Karlsson

Norwegian wunderkind Magnus Carlsen, 22 years of age, won the Candidates Tournament today (April Fool's Day).  Carlsen will challenge the Vishy Anand (India) later this year in a match for the World Chess Champion title.  Magnus is the youngest person to challenge for title since Gary Kasparov.  Eight top-level grandmasters qualified for the tournament: Magnus Carlsen (Norway), Vladimir Kramnik (Russia), Peter Svidler (Russia), Alexander Grischuck (Russia), Vassily Ivanchuck (Ukraine),...