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Simen Agdestein leads Norwegian chess

Simen Agdestein is the new President of the Norwegian Chess Federation after beating incumbent Morten Madsen with 66:49 votes. Agdestein, who is a chess and football coach, played football professionally until an injury stopped him at 24. He was a top 30 player in the 1990s and later on coached world champion Magnus Carlsen, whose manager Espen is his brother.