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Magnus Carlsen's Perfect Play Leads Norway Gnomes Past Oslo Trolls

Magnus Carlsen's Perfect Play Leads Norway Gnomes Past Oslo Trolls

Jan 31, 2018, 11:54 AM 0

World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen scored a flawless 4/4 today leading the Norway Gnomes past the Oslo Trolls 8.5-7.5. Not only was Carlsen perfect, but his total PRO Chess League score is now an astounding 8/8! Today he was never in any danger and delivered some devastating attacks.

It was apparent Carlsen was in a swashbuckling mood, opening his white games with 1. a3 (followed by 2. h4!) in round two and 1. Nc3 in round four. 

He sewed up the round two game with a beautiful sacrifice; can you say "Move Of The Week"!? 

Play through the game here and see if you can spot where Carlsen missed a mate-in-two!

In round three, Carlsen continued his offbeat play and essayed the Hungarian Defense! Possibly a tip of the cap to PRO Chess League commentator IM Anna Rudolf?

In round four, Carlsen found a nice unexpected checkmate in a rook and knight endgame and sealed the deal for Norway.

2018 PRO Chess League | Week 3 | Norway Gnomes vs Oslo Trolls

Trolls Gnomes Magnus Carlsen Laurent Fressinet Aryan Tari Elham Abdrlauf 9
Frode Urkedal 2.5
Roeland Pruijssers 2
Kristian Stuvik Holm 1.5
Tor Fredrik Kaasen 1
7 4 2 3 0

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