Play Like Anish Giri

Play Like Anish Giri

Can you find the moves of Super GM and World Championship Candidate Anish Giri?

Anish Giri has been one of the top players in the world for several years and may qualify to challenge Magnus Carlsen for the World Championship next year. Learn from five of Giri's best games so far.

  • How did Giri win his first-ever career game against Magnus Carlsen?
  • Check out Giri's beautiful mating attack against Alexander Morozevich.
  • How did Giri win his first Dutch Championship at only 15 years old?
Play Like Anish Giri: Carlsen vs Giri

Play Like Anish Giri: Carlsen vs Giri

For years Anish Giri had a winning record against World Champion Carlsen by virtue of winning their first-ever game. It's not often you take down the top player in the world in just 22 moves with the black pieces!
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Play Like Anish Giri: Miedema - Giri

Play Like Anish Giri: Miedema - Giri

Anish Giri moved from his native Russia to the Netherlands in 2008 and earned his GM title and his first Dutch Championship in 2009. Here's one of the games from that championship against IM Roi David Miedema.
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Play Like Anish Giri: Mamedyarov - Giri

Play Like Anish Giri: Mamedyarov - Giri

To compete for first place in open tournaments, you have to be able to play for a win with both colors. Check out how Giri's principled play led to a swift victory against the always dangerous Super GM, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.
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Play Like Anish Giri: Giri vs Morozevich

Play Like Anish Giri: Giri vs Morozevich

What happens when a solid player like Giri takes on a wild attacker like the great Alexander Morozevich? You get a wonderful attacking game, where Giri can show his own attacking prowess.
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Play Like Anish Giri: Giri vs Bartel

Play Like Anish Giri: Giri vs Bartel

In the 2013 European Club Cup, GM Mateusz Bartel surprised Giri with the rare 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 a6. Giri reacted with a strong pawn sacrifice and surprised his opponent the rest of the way. See if you can figure out how he did it.
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Play Like Anish Giri

Master Games
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Released December 29, 2020
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