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Carlsen's Endgame Technique

  • FM Cats4Sale
  • | Jan 5, 2014
  • | 6560 views
  • | 15 comments

There is an old saying that goes like this: "All rook endgames are drawn." While it is not clear who exactly proclaimed such a statement, it has become evident that Magnus Carlsen does not agree.
When asked about the game afterwards at the press conference, Carlsen remarked that he had recalled a similar structure from an ancient game of Capablanca's:
It is evidently important to study the classics (according to Carlsen!). Recently in the World Championship match, Carlsen displayed a nice technique against Vishy Anand:

Also, play to the end! In this respect, Carlsen resembles Fischer:
Carlsen seems to score better results with Black; in this vein, can we say that there are similarities between him and Korchnoi?

Comments


  • 9 months ago

    andrea1980

    very nice article, hope to make use of it

  • 9 months ago

    Mithu10

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  • 9 months ago

    erpz11

    i love reading this article

  • 9 months ago

    StevieBlues

    This article was too good to be true. Therefore i disregard all i have learned. Thanks and no thanks. Im tired

  • 9 months ago

    Marcokim

    THE MAGNUS.... how deep does he see these early endgame positions - very deep it must be said. Modern day Capablanca for sure!!

  • 9 months ago

    yureesystem

    Carlsen unbelieve win against Pomomariov, I never get tired playing this endgame over again, truly brilliant.

  • 9 months ago

    novzki41

    whats with Korchnoi with black? 

  • 9 months ago

    jcm1978

    Nice, with annotations!

  • 9 months ago

    Ronrgamer26

    is this part 4 of carlsen's tactics .......???

  • 9 months ago

    SherlockHolmes94

    Great article! I love reading everything about Magnus and covering Carlsen's Endgames is a fantastic idea.... More about Carlsen please! Smile

  • 9 months ago

    pawnpwner123

    Great article!

  • 9 months ago

    xwarriour

    (Thnx a lot)*2

    The game against Anand would be remembered for a long time. Marvellous.

  • 9 months ago

    FM Cats4Sale

    Thanks for your kind words marito99 and welboy. xwarriour, thanks for your suggestion - annotations have been added to the games. 

  • 9 months ago

    marito99

    muy buen documento!!!!!

  • 9 months ago

    welboy

    nice....

  • 9 months ago

    xwarriour

    apart from the brilliance, how frustated Ponomariov would have been! That one was such a grinder.

    Also some annotation with ur skill would have been useful becoz working out the pattern seems extremely difficult.

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