Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder
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Learn From The Masters: A Norwegian Wonder

EOGuel
EOGuel
Nov 25, 2018, 5:16 PM |
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What's up, everyone?

As I write, Magnus Carlsen is defending his title against American challenger Fabiano Caruana. With one more classical game to go (a draw being the most likely outcome), it looks like we will witness tiebreaks for the second match in a row, in which many pundits have Carlsen wearing the crown for at least two more years. Regardless of what happens in the match, Magnus Carlsen will undoubtedly join the Mt. Rushmore of chess alongside Fischer, Kasparov, and ... someone else. Feel free to debate in the comments!

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Who should reside on the chess version of Mt. Rushmore? Photo courtesy Flickr.

One of Magnus Carlsen's most famous games occurred when he was a young child before he became a Grandmaster! This game is famed for the mating pattern that Magnus was able to orchestrate.

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The White Queen, Rook, and two Black Rooks all obstruct Black's King movement! 

I really enjoyed going through Serper's savage masterpiece, so I look forward to presenting yet another great game!

If you don't want to know what White did for his 18th move, then don't scroll down!

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18. Ng6(!) entices Black to take the Knight, which exploits the e6-pawn and e7-Bishop.

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White's Rook lift will prove deadly. Time to wrap this thing up!

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An impressive display of tactics by a teen Carlsen! Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons.

As always, I hope you enjoyed the game, and leave a comment! My recommended video honors will this time go to @Chessnetwork. I would encourage you to check out his videos, as he is very good at explaining chess in a way for us all to understand.

I will see you soon with another game!