Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen loses his place at the top of the Premier League Fantasy Football
King for a day! Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen loses his place at the top of the Premier League Fantasy Football table and drops to third place
- The world chess champion had risen to the top of online fantasy football
- Magnus Carlsen, 29, is considered by some to be the best chess player ever
- Carlsen, who was number one, dropped back to third place after the weekend
Chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen lost his top position in the Premier League Fantasy Football rankings and dropped to third place.
The Norwegian, better known for his movements with 16 pieces, managed to rise to the top of the official table last week.
The 29-year-old, generally regarded as the best chess player of all time, slipped back to third place last night after Brighton's 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.
Former opponent of Liverpool and Bristol Rovers, Nick Tanner, whose team & # 39; winorlose-less & # 39; is called.
Carlsen, the reigning world chess champion, has adjusted his Twitter profile to: & # 39; World chess champion. The highest rated chess player in the world. Former (live) # 1 Fantasy Premier League player. & # 39;
Magnus Carlsen, the 2018 world chess champion, rose to the top of the Fantasy Football rankings – he climbed back to third place after the weekend
Carlsen & # 39; s current side includes Tammy Abraham from Chelsea and Jamie Vardy from Leicester
The FPL is played by more than seven million people.
& # 39; Because many people ask questions about my # FPL strategy, mine is not as groundbreaking when it comes to partly statistics and partly gut feeling & # 39 ;, Carlsen told his Twitter followers last week. & # 39; Patent Pending. & # 39;
Carlsen & # 39; s team consists of Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and John Lundstrum of Sheffield United, the main defender of the game.
This is his sixth consecutive season with FPL. In the game, competitors choose a selection of real-life players who earn points based on their performance on the field, bank points for results achieved, including scored goals and error-free matches.
Carlsen & # 39; s best finish to date was 2397th in the 2017 to 2018 season.
Chess journalist Tarjei Svenson, who has known Mr. Carlsen since he was eight years old, says he excels at FPL because he has a phenomenal memory for Premier League details.
Carlsen as the best FPL player in the world has been replaced by Nick Tanner, the former Liverpool and Bristol Rovers defender.
He said: & # 39; His skill in the fantasy league has been known for a few seasons now, but this season was exceptional and he had another good week.
& # 39; His rise in the charts is incredible. He had a very good year last season and then dropped a few hundred places at the end of the season, but he was still in the top 1,000. & # 39;
& # 39; His level of knowledge about English football is great, which should help him a lot. & # 39;
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