Magnus Carlsen's Perfect Play Leads Norway Gnomes Past Oslo Trolls
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.
@PROChessLeague) January 31, 2018
He sewed up the round two game with a beautiful sacrifice; can you say "Move Of The Week"!?
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|
|Kristian Stuvik Holm||1.5|
|Tor Fredrik Kaasen||1|