2016 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin – Game 8 (Video – Analysis By GM Peter Svidler )


Highlights with Grandmaster Peter Svidler on Game 8 of the 2016 World Chess Championship in New York between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin.



World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen defends his title against challenger Sergey Karjakin in Game 8 of the 2016 World Chess Championship match that is being held in New York, USA. It’s a best of 12 games where the first player to earn 6.5 points earns the lion’s share of a $1.1 million prize pool, and the title of “World Chess Champion”. Carlsen opts for d4 for only the 2nd time in the match, and yet again follows up with something atypical in that of the Colle. This is an opening you’re far more likely to see at the club level instead of the top level. Game 8 was the most interesting game thus far in the match, and felt like it was really 2 games wrapped into one.

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Bb2 b6 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nbd2 Bb7 10. Qe2 Nbd7 11. c4 dxc4 12. Nxc4 Qe7 13. a3 a5 14. Nd4 Rfd8 15. Rfd1 Rac8 16. Rac1 Nf8 17. Qe1 Ng6 18. Bf1 Ng4 19. Nb5 Bc6 20. a4 Bd5 21. Bd4 Bxc4 22. Rxc4 Bxd4 23. Rdxd4 Rxc4 24. bxc4 Nf6 25. Qd2 Rb8 26. g3 Ne5 27. Bg2 h6 28. f4 Ned7 29. Na7 Qa3 30. Nc6 Rf8 31. h3 Nc5 32. Kh2 Nxa4 33. Rd8 g6 34. Qd4 Kg7 35. c5 Rxd8 36. Nxd8 Nxc5 37. Qd6 Qd3 38. Nxe6+ fxe6 39. Qe7+ Kg8 40. Qxf6 a4 41. e4 Qd7 42. Qxg6+ Qg7 43. Qe8+ Qf8 44. Qc6 Qd8 45. f5 a3 46. fxe6 Kg7 47. e7 Qxe7 48. Qxb6 Nd3 49. Qa5 Qc5 50. Qa6 Ne5 51. Qe6 h5 52. h4 a2

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Norway Chess 2015 – Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Round 4 (Video)

Jun 20, 2015


This is a round 4 game from Norway Chess 2015 between Viswanathan Anand and World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. This tournament is being held in Stavanger, Norway. The 2015 edition of Norway Chess is the first event of the Grand Chess Tour. Anand and Carlsen enter the highly strategic closed Ruy Lopez where careful attention to the queenside, center, and kingside is mandatory. Only one player survives. Will it be Anand or Carlsen?

Magnus Carlsen vs Hou Yifan – World Chess Champion vs Women’s World Chess Champion – Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 (Video)



A classical game played between two current World Chess Champions is extremely rare. This happened however in the 7th round of the 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015. The current World Chess Champion and world #1 Magnus Carlsen was paired with the current Women’s World Chess Champion and world #70 Hou Yifan. What happens when Carlsen and Hou enter a great positional struggle in the Kalashnikov variation of the Sicilian Defense?

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Fabiano Caruana vs Magnus Carlsen – 77th Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2015 (Video)



This is the 6th round game between the #2 ranked chess player in the world, Fabiano Caruana, and the #1 ranked chess player in the world and current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, from the 77th Tata Steel chess tournament 2015. Many anticipate Fabiano Caruana to soon challenge Carlsen in the next World Chess Championship match. If so, are battles like this game out of the Sicilian, Rossolimo what we can expect?

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