Solberg sent the following message to Carlsen after she heard the result: “Congratulations on having defended the World Champion title in chess! Norway is proud of you.”
Prime Minister Erna Solberg proud of Norway's Magnus Carlsen. Photo: NTB / scanpix
Minister of Culture, Thorhild Widvey was also among those congratulating Carlsen after deciding the World Championship in the eleventh series game against Vishy Anand.
Widvey said after his victory: “Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen with his defence of the World Champion title!”
Timeline of a Champion: Magnus Carlsen
1990: Born November 30th, in Tønsberg. Raised in Bærum, Oslo.
2004: Grandmaster in chess at 13-year-old.
2006: Ranked among 100 best chess players in the world.
2007: As a 16-year-old, Carlsen beats then world number one, Veselin Topalov.
2009: The youngest ever World Champion in speed chess.
2010: Carlsen is 19-years-old when he ranks as world number one for first time.
2013: Achieves the highest ever number of ranking points (2872).
2013: Become the first Norwegian World Champion in chess after his 6.5-3.5 victory against Vishy Anand.
2014: Defended his World Champion title after a 6.5-4.5 victory against Vishy Anand. Earlier this same year, wins blitz chess and speed chess titles.