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Who is Magnus Carlsen, what’s the world chess grandmaster’s IQ and what is his net worth?

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MAGNUS Carlsen has retained the world chess championship title with a win over his US challenger Fabiano Caruana.

Carlsen won the world chess title in 2013 at age 22, and then successfully defended it in 2014 and 2016.


Magnus Carlsen during the Round Four game against US challenger Fabiano Caruana at the World Chess Championship 2018 in London

Who is Magnus Carlsen?

The 27-year-old Norwegian is a chess grandmaster and the current world champion.

He was born in Tonsberg on November 30, 1990.

Carlsen was taught to play chess at the age of five by his father.

He participated in his first tournament in 1999 when he was aged 8 years and 7 months.

His big break though came the following year in the country’s junior teams championship.

He became an International Master in August 2003 and a Grand Master in April 2004

Carlsen claimed his first world title in 2013 in India by beating Viswanathan Anand and successfully defended the title the following year against the same opponent.

Outside of chess , Carlsen has also done some modelling and was picked by Cosmopolitan as one of the sexiest men of 2013.

In 2017 he made a guest appearance on The Simpsons.

 Magnus is said to be one of the world's best ever chess players

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Magnus is said to be one of the world’s best ever chess players

What’s the world chess grandmaster’s IQ?

Carlsen reportedly has an IQ of 190.

A score over 140 points is considered as a genius level, which according to scientists on 0.5percent of people have.

He is the youngest chess player ever to be ranked number one in the world.

Chess icon Garry Kasparov personally coached him until 2010.

What is his net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth Carlsen is worth a cool $8million (£6.2m) but the site does not explain how this is worked out.

He reportedly made more than $1m a year for the past two years.

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