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Magnus Carlsen will soon become the world champion, he is just too good!!
Excellent! We need a series on Carlsen's greatest games.
Good one. I liked the game with the positional squeeze followed by tactical fireworks and a slow king march.
Great video, but why do you refer to White or Black as "they" instead of as "he" or "she" -- there's only one of them! Or do all Super GMs suffer from multiple personality disorders?
great! looking forward to the next one.
Very good video
Great video Kostya!! YOU ARE THE MAN
Did he say "Hey bro" in the first seconds? :D
count how many times Kostya says slowly by surely
bravo machos respect
Couple of very interesting games.Thanks
Thanks for making it a series. What always amazes me in those is how great players are able to turn a very balanced situation into a very dominant one in a couple of move. This is very inspiring.
So glad you awoke early to see another daily video. Sorry for the delay members! This one's worth it - some very deep analysis from Magnus.
by FM Kostya Kavutskiy
FM Kostya Kavutskiy begins a video series on how to get your rating north of 2860! Short of that, he at least explains how GM Magnus Carlsen did it. At the 2012 London Chess Classic, the boy-wonder played a pair of deep positional pawn sacrifices to take over the initiative from the world's elite. He also had a chance to perform a Nigel Short-esque dark-square king walk from g1 to h6. Watch and learn how the number-one player sees things that most mortals miss.
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Anti-Benoni Variation, Geller Variation (A33)
Related: Carlsen's Insatiable Appetite
Who's Who: Magnus Calrsen
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FM Kostya Kavutskiy
Kostya Kavutskiy earned his FM title in 2011 and has been teaching chess, semi-professionally, for several years now. Apart from video lessons, he can be seen all over chess.com working on Chess Mentor, Chess TV, and more! Before joining the "official author team" on the main site, he's been making video lectures for Chess.com's YouTube Channel for sometime. He's also done quite a bit of writing for publications such as Chess Life Online and Chessbase, and even co-authored a chess book expected to be released Fall 2013.
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