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Friday, March 28, 2014

World Chess Champ Magnus Carlsen to Visit Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology April 8

On April 8, 2014, the World Chess Champion and one of the youngest grandmasters in the world, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, will visit MIPT. The twenty-three year old chess player, who already made an appearance on Time magazine’s "100 most influential people of 2013" list, will hold a simultaneous exhibition for students, graduate students and students of the MIPT "Phystech lyceum."

The name Magnus Carlsen (Norwegian: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen) is well known to people interested in chess. “He beats leading chess players in such positions in which people usually settle for a draw. He has an absolutely phenomenal technique and in addition - as if a complete absence of the nervous system. And Carlsen calculates variations very well, as young people do," says international grandmaster Evgeniy Bareev.

Currently, Magnus Carlsen is the youngest World Chess Champion and a holder of a record high FIDE rating.

The official part of the visit will take place on April 8 at the MIPT Concert Hall, where Magnus Carlsen will meet with MIPT students and guests.
The event starts at 10:30 am. The meeting host will be Tina Kandelaki, and the meeting will be held in English.
From 12.00 to 14.00 the grandmaster will play a simultaneous match with MIPT students and postgraduate students, and from 15.00 to 16.00 – with students from the "Phystech lyceum."

The main purpose of the event, organized by Runa Capital fund, Phystech-Union and Sberbank Technologies, is to give an opportunity to talented students to meet the World Chess Champion and to mark a new stage in the development of an IT cluster at MIPT. (MIPT News)

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