Who's Who in Modern Chess: Magnus Carlsen

Nov 9, 2013
25 min
GM Kaidanov explains how Magnus Carlsen wins most of his chess games, then shows a prototypical example. The Norwegian wonder just tries to get out the opening with a playable position, then waits and lurks until he can overwhelm the second player. Carlsen is actually even worse in this game, but after ditching a weak pawn, all of his pieces spring to life, and a series of defection tactics doom the white king. This "kid" can play!