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Carlsen sets sights on triple chess crown

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Carlsen sets sights on triple chess crown
Magnus Karlsen (left) playing India's Anand Viswanathan at the world championships last year. Photo: Scanpix Carls

Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen has announced a new goal: to simultaneously hold the world chess titles in classical chess, rapid chess, and blitz chess.

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The 23-year-old prodigy is now preparing for world championships in Rapid and Blitz chess, which will be held simultaneously in Dubai in mid June. 
 
In the 2012 championships, held in Kazakhstan, Carlsen won two silvers, after being beaten by Russia's Sergey Karjakin in Rapid Chess and by his countryman Alexander Brischuk in blitz. 
 
Viswanathan Anand, who Carlsen beat in a string of World Championship games last November, will also compete in Dubai. 
 

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