Game of the Week 484: Giri vs Carlsen – Chessbase News

Magnus Carlsen

The Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021 were won by world champion Magnus Carlsen, mainly because he started the event with a significant lead in points gained in the earlier events. The Meltwater games saw a lot of freestyling, creative moves and also some weird blunders.

We decided to select one of the Giri vs Carlsen games as our Game of the Week, a confrontation that includedan instructive material imbalance.

Warm-up question: What would you play here with Black?

Practical Chess Strategy: The Bishop

When it comes to strategy, one of the key things that chess professionals understand much better than amateur players is the role of the bishop which is the key theme on this video course.

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The flexible Open Spanish

In this opening Black opts for active piece play and is not afraid to fight for the initiative from an early stage. One of the many good features of this opening is that Black is often the side which controls the pace of the game.

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