Carlsen is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster, and the current World Chess Champion. In November 2013, Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand to become World Champion. On the May 2014 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached his peak rating of 2882, the highest in history. After defeating Caruana in their 2018 World Championship Match, Carlsen ended the year by winning the World Blitz Championship, his 10th World Championship title in total. He’s been having a phenomenal showing in 2019, winning Tata Steel and Shamkir Chess with a round to spare ahead of his closest rivals.