Will Magnus Carlsen make it as the 2nd Youngest World Champion come WCC 2013 (Updated)

by:  joeyj
Updated:  November 4, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013
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The FIDE World Chess Championship Match 2013 calendared to take place on  7-28 November 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Chennai, India would be between the reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand(2775) of India and Magnus Carlsen(2870) of Norway, the World’s #1 rated player with an ‘All-Time-High’ rating of 2872 (Feb 2013 – April 2013 FIDE rating list), who won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament, London 2013 (15 March – 1 April 2013).


FWCM 2013: Magnus Carlsen Vs Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand the reigning 15th World Chess Champion (official & undisputed) who made it at age 37yrs-9mos-18days on 29 September 2007 had successfully defended the title in 2008, 2010 & 2012.

Assuming that the FWCM 2013 will go the full distance, ends on 28 November 2013 (tie break games) and Magnus Carlsen will be declared as the new World Chess Champion (16th), by then, Carlsen (born: 30 November 1990) will be 22yrs-11mos-29days.  If that happens he will be the 2nd Youngest to capture the Official & Undisputed World Chess Championship (WCC).

WCC-1985: Anatoly Karpov Vs Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov was The youngest to capture the official & undisputed World Chess Championship who at age 22yrs-6mos-27days on November 9, 1985 became the 13th World Champion.

Magnus Carlsen will be 5 months older than Kasparov and 6 months younger than Mikhail Tal, the 2nd youngest World Champion who on 7 May 1960 became the 8th World Champion at age 23yrs-5mos-28days.

Tal and Botvinnik, 1958

Youngest World Chess Champions (Official and Undisputed)

ref:   Youngest World Chess Champions (Official and Undisputed)

To date,  GM Magnus Carlsen has these records to wit:

GM Magnus Carlsen: 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2009

  1. On 26 April 2004, Magnus Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13yrs-4mos-27days making him the 3rd youngest in history.
  2. On January 2006 FIDE rating list Carlsen breached the 2600 mark with an official rating of 2625 at the age of 15yrs and 32 days making him the 4th youngest in history (updated as of 1 Nov 2013).
  3. On July 2007 FIDE rating list Carlsen breached the 2700 mark with an official rating of 2710 at the age of 16yrs-7mos-1day making him the youngest in history.
  4. On November 2009 FIDE rating list Carlsen breached the 2800 mark with an official rating of 2801 at the age of 18yrs-11mos-2days making him the youngest in history.

What is lacking in his arsenal is the World Champion title …  that hopefully he will attain come FWCM 2013.

R10:27 Mar 2013: Magnus Carlsen (2872) Vs Boris Gelfand(2740):1-0

Additionally, with his current November 2013 FIDE rating of 2870, his ‘All-Time-High’ peak rating of 2872 (Feb 2013 – April 2013) and also his ‘all-time-high Live Rating’ of 2878.9 he achieved on 27 March 2013  in London at the Candidates Tournament when he defeated Boris Gelfand in R10, countless expect him to breach the 2900 mark sooner or later.

Magnus Carlsen Live Ratings @ 2013 Candidates Tournament

References:
World’s Youngest To Attain GM, 2600, 2700, 2800 and WC
Wei Yi : The World’s Youngest Super Grandmaster
World Chess Championship
FWCM 2013 Official Website
http://www.fide.com
http://chessbase.com
http://www.chessgames.com
http://london2013.fide.com/

 

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2 thoughts on “Will Magnus Carlsen make it as the 2nd Youngest World Champion come WCC 2013 (Updated)

  1. Magnus wins +2

    And he probably would’ve prevailed had he entered the last but one Candidates cycle, but essentially he’ll be the same age as Garry was, the difference of a few months isn’t important, it’s simply how the dates fall; what really matters is that he’s been dominating in the same way Garry did but BEFORE winning the WCC and while still a teenager, Garry didn’t begin to dominate til after ever-so-slightly edging out Karpov.

    • An excellent compilation undoubtedly but one can draw numerous inferences from it. Perhaps the WCC match we are about to witness is a match between the guy who peaked youngest vs the guy who peaked oldest?

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