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

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