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16-Year-Old Improves on Magnus Carlsen's Opening

16-Year-Old Improves on Magnus Carlsen's Opening

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Round 6 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD & I highlight India 2's Gukesh D game against Armenia's Gabriel Sargissian. Gukesh D is a perfect 6/6 on board 1, and he's only 16! His rating has increased to 2719, ranking him 26th in the live ratings. He also passed Vidit to become the third highest-rated player from India in the live ratings.

The opening is similar to the last two recaps, with a QGD structure. We have ChessGoals courses that are currently 25% off during the olympiad with coupon code olympiad. One of our courses is the Classical 1.d4 for White, which has a similar chapter on the QGD and Carlsbad structure. Check out the YouTube video recap here:

If you prefer to view the game without a video, here's the analysis in PGN format:

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