Is This MVL-Carlsen Draw More Exciting Than Most Wins?

Sep 8, 2014
16 min
When is a draw more exciting than a win? GM Ben Finegold makes his case for this fighting draw between two of the best players in the world, Magnus Carlsen and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Played in the recently concluded Sinquefield Cup (the strongest chess tournament of all time), this game helped set the standard for aggressive, dynamic chess early in the pairings. Watch carefully for a secret move that according to GM Hikaru Nakamura was only known by three players in the world!