Carlsen's Carlsbad MasterClass: SMASHTOWN

Carlsen's Carlsbad MasterClass: SMASHTOWN

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Round 4 of the FIDE Chess Olympiad 2022 has finished! Coach JD & I want highlight the Magnus Carlsen game against Mongolia's Dambasuren Batsuren. The game starts out as a Ragozin and looks similar to a Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation. 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:

Which team do you want to see win it all?