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The Top 3 Best Chess Players In The World

The Top 3 Best Chess Players In The World

Chess player #1Magnus Carlsen was born November 30, 1990, in ​​Tønsberg, Norway. Here are some quick facts about his journey/success: 

  • A child prodigy who became the second-youngest GM in history 
  • In 2021, he became the eighth-youngest GM 
  • In 2009, he became the youngest player to break the 2800-rating threshold 
  • In 2011, he took the world's number one ranking spot and has yet to be defeated 
  • In 2013, he won the world title and continued to defend it four times after
  • He has won multiple world titles 
    • rapid (twice) 
    • blitz (four times) time controls
    • Earned the highest rating ever 
    • Won several elite tournaments 
  • In 2020, He set another world record with his 125-game undefeated streak where he scored 42 wins and 83 draws during this streak. 
Chess player #2

Alireza Firouzja was born June 18, 2003 in Babol, Iran.  Here are some quick facts about this grandmaster journey/success: 

  • Is the youngest, world-class player in the world
  • He is a two-time Iranian champion and the reigning European Fischer Random champion
  • In 2021 he become the only teenager to be ranked in top 15 list 
  • In 2019 placed second in the World Rapid Championship with his 5/7 start at the 2020 Tata Steel tournament
  • He won the Riga Grand Swiss where he scored 8/9 which placed him second in the world rankings with a 2804 rating
  • At the age of 18, he became one of the youngest to qualify for the 2022 Candidates Tournament because of his Grand Swiss victory
  • Broke the record for youngest player to exceed a 2800 rating.
Chess player #3

Ding Liren was born October 24, 1992, in ​​Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China. Here are some quick facts about this super grandmaster journey/success: 

  • At the age of 16, he won his first Chinese Chess Championship 
    • Was the youngest person to win the Chinese Chess Championship
  • In 2017 and 2019 he was the first player in history to reach the finals twice in a row for the Chess World Cup
  •  His three Chinese titles are joined by two team gold medals and one individual gold medal at the Chess Olympiads (plus one team gold medal at the World Team Championships).
  • From 2017 to 2018, he was the longest in history to hold a 100-game unbeaten streak in top-level chess competition
  • In 2018, he broke the 2800-rating mark 

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