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chess champ magnus carlsen – a new king is crowned

Fat Nancy considers herself to be a magnanimous loser, with one exception … chess. Chess is without doubt the most absorbing, fascinating game ever to exist in human kind’s history. Marcel Duchamp, one of the greatest artists of the modern world famously gave up art to pursue a career as a chess master, and that says it all. The world has very recently seen a new face on the world chess scene – Carlson Magnus, at the grand old age of 22. Magnus narrowly misses being the youngest ever FIDE (World Class Chess Federation) champion by a matter of weeks – the youngest ever being of course, Garry Kasparov. On November 22, 2013 Carlson secured a draw to win the World Chess Championship in ten games, with two left to play. Winning the match in Chennai, India, with a score of 6.5 – 3.5, he has now achieved the highest rating of all time. Speaking at a press conference after the victory, Carlsen said he was “very very happy to have won and to have …