World Champion

Magnus Carlsen

Norway

Carlsen is the reigning World Champion and arguably the strongest player who ever lived. In 2013, at the age of 22, he defeated Viswanathan Anand to become the second youngest undisputed World Champion in history (Garry Kasparov beat him by a few months), though he’d already been the man to beat for the previous three years. He followed that up by claiming both the World Rapid and Blitz Championships in June 2014 before defending the big title against Anand in November 2014, Sergey Karjakin in November 2016 and Fabiano Caruana in November 2018.  

Date of Birth

November 30th, 1990

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE id

1503014

Peak Rating

2882

Rating

2855

Rank

#1