In 2002, Magnus finished in 2nd place at the Crete youth
championship in Greece. In April of 2004, Magnus earned his final GM norm.
At 13 years of age,
this Norwegian became the 2nd youngest GM in history. This past year, Magnus has defeated
Alexi Shirov and GM Nigel Short. Magnus also added one world
champion scale to his belt, when he defeated
12th World Anatoly Karpov in a blitz game.
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