Magnus Carlsen is the highest rated chess player in the world today. His rating, 2837, puts him at the top of the FIDE rating list. What’s even more impressive is that Carlsen, only 21, is the youngest among the elite. But what else makes him different from other top players? Is it that he is a fashion model? Is it that that he gets more upset when he loses Monopoly than chess? Or is it that that he joined the 2800 club by becoming only the 5th player in history to achieve a rating over 2800 at 18? Whatever it is, Carlsen attracts attention and publicity like a magnet. Besides the fact that he is just really, really good at chess, people are interested in him because of his youth.
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