Simen Agdestein

Simen became Norway's first Grand Master as an 18-year-old in 1985 and has at his highest been ranked 16th in the world. Since 1998 he has worked full time as a chess coach at the Norwegian College for Top Athletes (NTG) with Magnus Carlsen as his best known student. In addition, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Aryan Tari,Johan-Sebastian Christiansen and many other top chess players in Norway have coached by Simen.