Was Magnus Carlsen lucky to save a draw in this game? Or is he just that good?
GM Ben Finegold takes a look at an exciting Giri-Carlsen game where the world champion presses too much for a win with the black pieces.
Although Carlsen escapes with the draw, the game is instructive and has more fighting spirit than most wins. | Watch video
When is a draw more exciting than a win? GM Ben Finegold makes his case for this fighting draw between two of the best players in the world, Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.
Played in the recently concluded Sinquefield Cup (the strongest chess tournament of all time), this game helped set the standard for aggressive, dynamic chess early in the pairings.
Watch carefully for a secret move that according to GM Hikaru Nakamura was only known by three players in the world!
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Watch this complete broadcast replay of Chess.com's coverage of the 2014 Chess Olympiad's exciting round two.
Be sure to check out Magnus Carlsen's first Olympiad game in four years.
For a full report on the round, see the related Chess.com/news link below. | Watch video
With most expecting GM Magnus Carlsen to dispatch former coach GM Simen Agdestein in the final round of Norway Chess 2014, the spotlight is on GM Sergey Karjakin. The tournament leader had a much less favorable pairing - Black against the world number four, GM Fabiano Caruana. Still, a win for Karjakin guaranteed first place. Could he pull it out and avoid a playoff with the world champion? Watch IM Rendle and GM Williams explain his game! | Watch video
How did Magnus Carlsen become the triple crown champion of chess? To win the classical, rapid and blitz world titles, he needed some "Carlsen Magic" as GM Yermolinsky says. Watch and see why his blitz rating is nearing 3000 - Carlsen just never knows when to call it a day. Today he squeezes the polyglot GM Sergei Movsesian until his opponent lands in a pitiful zugzwang. The kid has the goods no matter the time control! | Watch video