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So, is Magnus Carlsen, 22 year old Norwegian chess http://www.fredlucas.eu/gallery/tata17/content/images/large/Magnus_Carlsen.jpghttp://www.ozy.com/pictures/480xany/1/1/2/7112_978x.jpg, newest World Chess Champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world a hot boy? He is supposed to have a girlfriend… but ???

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Carlsen

 

World Chess Championship 2013

Carlsen faced Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai, India, from 9 to 22 November. The first four games of the match were drawn, but Carlsen won the next two. The seventh and eighth games were drawn, while the ninth game was won by Carlsen and the tenth was a draw; thus, Carlsen became the 16th undisputed world chess champion.

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To answer your question, definitely a YES... I am sure he has a lot of admirers, both boys and girls, or men and women, depending on how you gauge interest... but he is certainly a cute guy... messy hair, the start of sideburns and a bit of scruff and oh, such an innocent look... I bet he could be a model too... but lots of brains to be the 16th undisputed world chess champion!!

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Already a model…./

 

Young, Good-Looking, Brilliant, Rich — what’s not to hate?

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2013/nov/22/magnus-carlsen-chess-champion-glory

 

 

Magnus Carlsen made chess look sexy – now he's world champion

Fans hope historic win by player likened to Harry Potter will help the game recapture its former status

 

His career to date has earned him comparisons to Tiger Woods, Mozart, and the boy wizard Harry Potter, but Magnus Carlsen might now be justified in feeling he has become his own man, after he became the youngest world chess champion on Friday since Garry Kasparov, just days shy of his 23rd birthday.

The Norwegian is also a part-time model who already earns more than €1m (£840,000) a year and was named by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world this year. But with his 6.5-3.5 series victory on Friday over chess's reigning champion Viswanathan Anand, Carlsen has earned a place at the very pinnacle of the game, and comparisons to the greatest players of all time.

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Thanks very much, jankeedaddy. It was great to have that link to the Guardian story too. Now your challenge is to find some of the pictures of this guy "modeling"...!! As someone of Norwegian heritage, it is even more special to me that he has achieved this fame and is recognized as a pretty normal guy that is unaffected by his achievements, at least according to this article. Thanks again for this post. I am assuming you are a chess player too.

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Dear DD

 

Here are some modeling pics. and I am a "failed" chess player. Years ago, spending much too much time improving my game with the realization that I was never going to master it. Went on to things I was better at, now I look at Magnus and I am everything he is not: old, fading looks, fading memory, with less than a million euros a year in income. What's not to love. I do succeed in being a "pretty normal guy" if you get the right meaning from "pretty".

 

http://www.chessvibes.com/plaatjes/gstar/2.jpg

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_dMCVCOEiZoE/TDngXWDxKbI/AAAAAAAAJBo/A-p_nHd-yZI/s1600/magnus.jpg

 

http://i.models.com/i/db/2011/1/37595/37595-500w.jpg

 

http://magnuscarlsen.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MG_8951.jpg

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Already a model…./

 

Young, Good-Looking, Brilliant, Rich — what’s not to hate?

 

Yech. To me he looks deformed--as if an I-beam had struck him in the forehead right between the eyes. I guess I'm in the minority. Since it looks as if he's had success both as a model and a chess player, I hope that hasn't made him arrogant and/or obnoxious, as can happen to gifted young men.

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Yech. To me he looks deformed--as if an I-beam had struck him in the forehead right between the eyes. I guess I'm in the minority. Since it looks as if he's had success both as a model and a chess player, I hope that hasn't made him arrogant and/or obnoxious, as can happen to gifted young men.

 

The only image I like (not love) of him is the one in the vneck tshirt which might be much better if he smiled and didn't have that strange peering look with his eyes. I think most successful models appear somewhat stand-off-ish in their images and possibly in their personal lives, but he has a thug look that seems to be saying "What the f--k are you looking at?" Just my opinion.

 

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Hey jankeedaddy,

Thanks for the pictures. They are not at all what I was expecting. I agree with Boston Bill, the only one that is halfway decent is the one in the v neck t shirt. And I agree that he should smile. I don't understand why that agency would have him take these "thug" posters. The one in the white pants does suggest a pretty good basket.. :). He doesn't have the look, the body or the presence to carry that off the thug poses. While he may be the chess master, I predict he will have a very short career as a model unless he gets a different agent or a different photographer.

 

By the way, I too am a "failed" chess player, but I do enjoy watching a good chess match. Loved your comment about being a "pretty" normal guy !! I think a lot of the poster on this site share that description!!!

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This morning's New York Times

 

 

 

From NYT: Nov. 23, 2013

 

If chess were storytelling, Andrew Paulson would be the undisputed world champion, the Bobby Fischer of raconteurs.

 

The World Chess Federation, also known as FIDE, has sold worldwide licensing and marketing rights to Mr. Paulson’s company, Agon, in the hope that he will become the game’s white knight, able to monetize chess where past efforts have flopped.

 

Mr. Paulson, who lives in London, has a good idea of what India is watching because he parked himself there for several months in advance of the chess world championship, which was decided on Friday in Chennai. The victor was Magnus Carlsen, a handsome and personable 22-year-old from Norway who made a Cosmopolitan magazine list of the sexiest men of 2013. To Mr. Paulson, Mr. Carlsen is “a sea change in the history of chess, who gives us the opportunity to reveal the individual of chess players rather than their introverted inscrutability.”

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Two model photos that are a little less "dangerous".

 

TIME presents its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons 2013

 

Magnus Carlsen

 

Chess wunderkind, 22

By Garry Kasparov April 18, 2013

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Chess history is best viewed through the game’s evolution: the Romantic Era of the 19th century, the Hypermodernism of the early 20th, the post–World War II dominance of the Soviet School. The elite chess players of today are of no school. They hail from all over the world, as illustrated by current world champion Viswanathan Anand of India and young Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, who is due to challenge Anand for the championship this year. I had the opportunity to train Carlsen in 2009, and his intuitive style conserves the mystique of chess at a time when every CPU-enhanced fan thinks the game is easy. Carlsen is as charismatic and independent as he is talented. If he can rekindle the world’s fascination with the royal game, we will soon be living in the Carlsen Era.

 

 

 

Caption: Time 100 Gala 2013 Time Warner Building, NYC April 23, 2013 Photos by Sonia Moskowitz, Globe Photos Inc 2013 Magnus Carlsen

Celebrity: Magnus Carlsen

Event: Time 100 Gala 2013 April 23, 2013

Location: New York, N.Y., USA

Image Number: 6088810

Dimensions: 3840x5760 px

Photographer: Globe-Photos

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Photo Details

Caption: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Model Magnus Carlsen arrives backstage before G-Star RAW's Fall/Winter 2011 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2011 in New York City.

Celebrity: Magnus Carlsen, G STAR

Event: MBFW - G-Star RAW Backstage Arrivals February 12, 2011

Location: New York, NY, United States

Image Number: 5374851

Dimensions: 2921x3600 px

Photographer: Fernando-Leon

 

 

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