Magnus Carlsen breaks record for longest unbeaten streak in chess history

Magnus Carlsen, Norways world chess champion, has broken the world record for successive games without defeat by drawing his 111th against Jorden van Foreest in Wijk aan Zee Magnus Carlsen completed another record-breaking achievement when he stretched his unbeaten record to 111 successive games. The 29-year-old world champion drew against Jorden van Foreest in the fourth round of the Wijk aan Zee tournament to edge past the 110 classical games unbeaten, set by the Russian Sergei Tiviakov in 2005. Carlsens record was achieved against a higher calibre of opponent than Tiviakov, with an average Fide rating of greater than 2700 compared with the 2476 faced by the Russian. Previously Carlsen had suggested he might consider the streak truly broken only …

Magnus Carlsen: You need to be very fortunate to be No 1 in fantasy football

The chess world champion reached the landmark during a highly successful year and now has his sights set on a record unbeaten streak in chess, he tells Sean Ingle Im not a highly cultured guy, says the worlds strongest chess player and, for a brief giddy moment before Christmas, the No 1 Premier League fantasy football player on the planet. I dont think I do too much different from other people during my downtime. I play and watch football, and some NBA games. And I spend time working on my Fantasy Football team, obviously. But for all Magnus Carlsens grandmasterly levels of selfdeprecation, there is no doubting that December 2019 was an extraordinary month, as the man called the Mozart …