This week, Magnus Carlsen won the World Rapid and World Blitz titles to become the third person to hold all three world chess titles.

Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen has held the triple crown three times.

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Carlsen won the World Rapid Championship on Wednesday and followed it up with the World Blitz Championship on Friday.

The longest game in world championship history was played by Carlsen in his victory over Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Carlsen is the only player to have won both titles in the same year.

Carlsen was joking that he was going to need more hands soon.

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Carlsen said in a release Friday that his most recent title was his most desired, suggesting that his most recent title was his most desired.

Key Background

Carlsen is one of the best chess players of all time after becoming the youngest person to be ranked number one in the world in 2010. According to the International Chess Federation, he has the highest chess rating of all time at 2884 in classic, 2833 in rapid, and 2856 in blitz. According to, Carlsen will not defend his World Classical title in 2023 due to less enjoyment during tournaments.

Lawyers for Carlsen and asked a federal judge to throw out a $100 million lawsuit filed by the grandmaster of Chess. Carlsen said that during a tournament in St. Louis, Niemann was not tense or focused on the game.

Carlsen wants to dismiss the lawsuit over the cheating allegations.