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Magnus Carlsen Wins Shamkir Chess Tournament 2015

World champion Magnus Carlsen of norway won Shamkir Chess Tournament held in Azerbaijan.In the ninth and final round he won against Rauf Mamendov of Azerbaijan in 35th move and scored 7 points. Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand drew with Fabiano Caruana of Italy.

As a result of this win, Magnus Carlsen took his ratings to 2875 points and Anand entered 2800 club to become second in world rankings.

  • This tournament is played in Shamkir,Azerbaijan also called as Glasimov Memorial.
  • Its was established in 2014 and played in the honour of Vugar Gashimov.
  • The prize money amount in this tournament is 100000 euros.
  • Double round robin format is followed in this competition .
  • After this tournament there will be many such competitions with excess of million dollars as prize money.
  • As a part of deal signed Anand will be playing in these tournaments.

ABOUT MAGNUS CARLSEN

  • Carlsen was born in Norway on 30th November 1990.
  • He is no 1 ranked player in the world.
  • His peak rating is 2882,the highest in chess history.
  • At the young age of just 19 he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked number 1.
  • In november 2013, he defeated India’s Anand in World Chess Championship, to become new world chess champion.
  • He successfully defended his title in 2014 by beating Anand.

ABOUT VISWANATHAN ANAND

  • Anand was born in Tamilnadu,India on 11th December 1969.
  • He is one of 8 players to pass 2800Elo on FIDE rating list.
  • He was number one for 21months, 6th longest ever.
  • In March 2015, a minor planet was named 4538 Vishyanand after him