'Mozart of chess' now unbeaten for 111 games

Carlsen, the arena’s No.1 chess participant and, such used to be his prodigious ability, described because the ‘Mozart of chess’ as a 14-year-old, drew in opposition to Jorden van Foreest within the fourth spherical of the Wijk aan Zee event within the Netherlands to wreck the report.

Magnus Carlsen beats Fabiano Caruana to win World Chess ChampionshipMagnus Carlsen beats Fabiano Caruana to win World Chess Championship

The 29-year-old Norwegian grandmaster completed his feat whilst taking part in in opposition to warring parties who had a a ways upper moderate Fide ranking — the ratings that govern world chess pageant — than Tiviakov’s opponents.

He had steered that he may imagine the report damaged provided that he received any other two fits as two wins, within the Norwegian League, had been in opposition to warring parties ranked greater than 5000 issues not up to him.

However Carlsen informed English newspaper The Mother or father: “I am concerned about [claiming the streak] too. I imagine my streak in opposition to elite opposition is 109 and in opposition to just right opposition is 111 and I’m glad about that.”

In 2018 Carlsen beat American Fabiano Caruana to safe his fourth international chess name.

Thoughts sports activities

It is not handiest in chess that Carlsen has been showing his analytical abilities. In December, the Norwegian crowned the Fable Premier League desk, although he has now slipped again to 9th. The Premier League’s Fable Soccer pageant is contested via greater than seven million competition.
Carlsen is pictured playing football in Velsen-Zuid  prior to a chess tournament in 2017.Carlsen is pictured playing football in Velsen-Zuid  prior to a chess tournament in 2017.
On Wednesday, Carlsen might be some of the chess grandmasters from the Tata Metal Masters and Tata Metal Challengers collaborating in a pleasant football fit with avid gamers from Dutch workforce Telstar FC.

“Best soccer and most sensible chess, a bodily game and a thoughts game. You’re feeling that they’re miles aside, however they have got extra in not unusual than they appear and so they toughen every different,” mentioned Myra Rooselaar, chairwoman of the Tata Metal Chess event.

“In bodily sports activities you wish to have cutting edge ideas and strategic pondering to succeed in absolutely the most sensible. And conversely, it is vital for chess avid gamers to be bodily have compatibility in an effort to ship most sensible efficiency.”

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