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Chess grandmaster becomes No. 1 in fantasy soccer

Magnus Carlsen is a No. 1 player in both reality and fantasy.

The world chess champion from Norway is showing he has a flair for another game by moving to the top of the standings in Fantasy Premier League, an online soccer competition played by more than 7 million people.

The 29-year-old Carlsen even changed the bio on his Twitter page to reflect his new-found status. It now reads: "The highest ranked chess player in the world. Current (live) (hash)1 Fantasy Premier League player."

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