Magnus Carlsen: St. Pauli signs Norwegian world chess champion

Magnus Carlsen: St. Pauli signs Norwegian world chess champion

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“Coolest brand in Germany” – Magnus Carlsen will play for St. Pauli in the future

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Magnus Carlsen at a tournament in Schleswig-Holstein

Source: dpa/Marcus Brandt

FC St. Pauli has barely been promoted to the first Bundesliga when the club announces the next sporting hammer. Chess superstar Magnus Carlsen will play for the Elbestadt team in the future.

After being promoted to the Bundesliga, the FC St. Pauli chess team is getting spectacular access for the coming season. Former world champion Magnus Carlsen will play for Hamburg. The 33-year-old Norwegian’s commitment is made possible through the cooperation of entrepreneur Jan Henric Büttner’s Weissenhaus Chess Academy and FC St. Pauli.

The collaboration is long-term and will also include joint communication measures with Carlsen, the Chess Academy said in a statement on Thursday.

“I’m happy to be part of the coolest brand in Germany,” said the chess superstar. In addition to the chess players, the footballers also secured promotion to the Bundesliga on Sunday.

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Buettner said in an announcement from the sports club that “FC St. Pauli has achieved amazing things with double promotion in football and chess.” “FC St. Pauli is an ideal partner at our side on our path to sustainably promoting top-class chess in Germany and making it more present. I’m even more pleased that Magnus decided to play for FC St. Pauli on our initiative.”

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Carlsen is considered one of the best chess players in history. He was world champion from 2013 to 2023. A year ago he gave up the title. He has also won world championship titles in blitz and rapid chess several times.

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