Chess players are a rare breed. We live by rules of logic and strategy, intending to overtake our opponent to achieve victory.
It’s a solo sport that tests our courage and ability to make decisions under pressure. Yet there is no one path to becoming an effective chess player.
Some of us are born with natural talent, but most players—myself included—improve their game through hard work and dedication.
Magnus Carlsen (Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen), was born Nov 30, 1990, in Tønsberg, Norway.
His father enjoyed the game more than Carlsen at first, but he came to like it even more with time. He started playing chess at the age of 5.
By 7, he was a skilled player, having beaten his father in their first game together when he was 10.
Here is a comprehensive list of all chess grandmasters, inclusive of FIDE Rating, Gender, Nationality, Place of Birth, Death, Title Year, and more. We update this chess grandmaster list regularly.