Magnus Carlsen is a 24-year-old chess champion, who’s currently the top-rated player in the world — and the highest-rated player in the history of chess, period. In 2013,
At the Sohn Conference in New York, the Norwegian chess grandmaster took on three opponents simultaneously — and he was completely blindfolded. Visualizing the three games in his mind while playing against the clock.
TIME named Carlsen one of the 100 most influential people in the world.