Magnus Carlsen: News

Norwegian Chess Grandmaster

24 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Praggnanandhaa falls short in Chess World Cup final: Top reactions

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday. The two-game classical series ended in a draw before Carlsen defeated Praggnanandhaa in the tiebreaker.

24 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

R Praggnanandhaa: Decoding his career achievements

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa fell short versus world number one, Magnus Carlsen, in the Chess World Cup final.

24 Aug 2023


Carlsen beats Praggnanandhaa to win FIDE Chess World Cup: Stats

Magnus Carlsen defeated India's R Praggnanandhaa to win the Chess World Cup on Thursday.

23 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Chess WC final: Praggnanandhaa 1-1 Carlsen; here's what happens next

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa could enter the record books on August 24.

23 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

FIDE World Cup: All you need to know about Praggnanandhaa

Chess teen prodigy from India, R Praggnanandhaa is up against five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen for the title of the FIDE World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

21 Aug 2023

R Praggnanandhaa

Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa becomes third-youngest to reach Candidates Tournament 

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa upset world number three, Fabiano Caruana, 3.5-2.5 through the tie-break to reach the finals of the 2023 Chess World Cup.

21 Oct 2022


American GM Hans Niemann sues Magnus Carlsen, Here's why

US chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has filed a $100 million lawsuit against world champion Magnus Carlsen after accusing him of cheating.

17 Oct 2022


Who is Indian chess player Dommaraju Gukesh?

Indian teenager Dommaraju Gukesh on Sunday outfoxed five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen in the ongoing Aimchess Rapid online tournament.

05 Oct 2022


Chess grandmaster Hans Niemann cheated in over 100 matches: Report

According to an investigation conducted by, American chess grandmaster Hans Niemann has cheated "more than 100 times" in the past.

27 Sep 2022


Chess, Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating: Details here

Chess star Magnus Carlsen accused his American rival Hans Niemann of cheating on Monday.

20 Sep 2022


Chess: Did Niemann cheat against Magnus Carlsen? All we know

In a major development, reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen resigned from a Julius Baer Generation Cup match against America's Hans Niemann after making the opening move.

21 Feb 2022


Airthings Masters: 16-year-old Praggnanandhaa beats World Champion Magnus Carlsen

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa (16) on Monday defeated world champion, Magnus Carlsen, in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters rapid chess tournament.

09 Dec 2019

Manchester United

Besides chess, Magnus Carlsen excels in another sport: Details here

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is undoubtedly one of the GOATs.

29 Nov 2018

Vishwanathan Anand

Carlsen defeats Caruana in tie-breakers to retain World Chess Championship

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, who has been the undisputed king of chess since winning the World Championship from Vishwanathan Anand, managed to retain his position on top after beating American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana in tie-breakers.

14 Nov 2018


World Chess Championship: Carlsen-Caruana draw fourth match amid video controversy

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is currently defending his title against America's Caruana and the 12-match game is yet to produce a leader.

04 Sep 2018


Chess: 5 strategies to improve your performance

Chess is a game of the mind, which can only be won by out-thinking your opponent.

10 Aug 2018


The Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen, genius redefined

Magnus Carlsen has rightly been called the 'Mozart of Chess'.

30 Jul 2018

Viswanathan Anand

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

28 Jul 2018


Chess records that might never get broken

One of the oldest and most complicated games ever invented, chess has a rich and varied legacy.

18 Jul 2018


These are the best chess players of all time

Chess is a unique game in its own accord.

28 Dec 2017


Vishwanathan Anand beats World No.1 Magnus Carlsen in World Rapids

Former world champion Vishwanathan Anand stunned the reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen at the World Rapid Championship in Riyadh.

14 Aug 2017

Viswanathan Anand

The Clash of the Titans: Kasparov vs Anand

The game of 64 squares is back in the spotlight, as its greatest champion returns to centre stage.