Being clever is the new sexy, says world chess champion Magnus Carlsen

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  • Twenty-five year old preparing to defend his title against Sergey Karjakin
  • Grandmaster beat India’s Vishy Anand in 2013 to become world champion

The Norwegian world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, has said he wants to prove that “smart is the new sexy” as he prepares to defend his title against Russia’s Sergey Karjakin.

Interest in chess in Norway has skyrocketed since Carlsen, 25, took the title in 2013 by beating India’s Vishy Anand.

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