Magnus Carlsen’s First Chess Game! (Age 8) & Rapid Rise : 1000 Rating Point Gain in 1 Year !!

Magnus Carlsen’s first chess game ever played under tournament conditions was at the Norwegian Chess Championship (under 11 division) in 1999. He scored at impressive 6/11 points. Over the next year and a half, rating shot up dramatically as he continued to compete. Here we will look at three of his games which document his early and dramatic improvement.


  1. Any references, where this game came from?

  2. I found this hilarious. I love the contrast. Humble beginnings indeed

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