Carlsen's Historic Rating Climb: Part 1

Aug 13, 2013
25 min
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.