World Chess Champion
Norway’s Magnus Carlsen
Born: November 30, 1990 (age 28 years) in Tønsberg, Norway
Magnus at 2870! Will he reach 2900? 30-points to go!
Magnus Sets Two World Records!
On October 21, 2019, Magnus Carlsen broke Ding Liren’s record of 100 games for the longest unbeaten streak in classical chess by drawing Levon Aronian in the Grand Swiss Chess Tournament.
The first World Record! Magnus Carlsen now has remained unbeaten for 101 straight classical chess games.
Carlsen’s last loss in classical chess was to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in the Biel tournament on July 31, 2018!
The second World Record! Carlsen’s current streak is also the longest unbeaten streak by a reigning World Chess Champion and includes a stretch of 12 undefeated games against Fabiano Caruana at the 2018 World Chess Championship.
Top 10 Players in World – November 2019
#1 Rated Women in World – November 2019
China’s Yifan Hou
The #85 Rated Player Overall in the World
Born: February 27, 1994 (age 25 years) in Xinghua, China
Top 10 Women in World – October 2019
The #1 ranked woman in the world, China’s Yifan Hou (rated 2659), is on a Rhodes Scholarship, currently studying at Oxford University since 2018 and not actively playing Classical Chess now.
The 2020 Women’s World Chess Championship match pairs World Champion #2 ranked China’s Ju Wenjun (rated 2586) and her challenger, Russia’s #4 ranked Aleksandra Goryachkina (rated 2575).
The match will take place in two parts, one held in Shanghai, China and one in Vladivostok, Russia in January 2020.
Women’s World Champion
China’s Ju Wenjun