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?