World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has held the No. 1 position in the FIDE world chess rankings since 1 July 2011, and trails only Garry Kasparov in time spent as the highest-rated player in the world. Carlsen’s peak rating of 2882 is the highest in history, but can he make it to 2900?!
Carlsen is currently playing the Norway Chess 2022 which commenced today with the Blitz tournament. The classical and main part of the event kicks off tomorrow and could be a chance for Magnus to improve his rating. However, not even the perfect 9/9 score will make Carlsen reach 2900, but he would be six points close to that achievement. To avoid dropping rating points, Carlsen needs to score 6/9 points in the event.
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