Daniel King’s Power Play Show: Tactics from the Chessable Masters and the genius of Magnus Carlsen – Chessbase News

And here's another entertaining mate in two: Power Play 28: Tactic Toolbox King's Gambit Daniel King presents 50 puzzle positions in video format, all arising from the King's Gambit. They feature typical tactics from the opening, so this is a great way of becoming familiar with the tricks and traps that you can set your opponent. Youll find older broadcastsin thePower Playcategory.

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Magnus Carlsen botches win and heads for tiebreaks at chess World Cup – The Guardian

Magnus Carlsens serene progress through the early rounds of the $1.9m (1.38m), 206-player World Cup at Sochi hit a rock in Fridays fourth round, the last 32, when the world champion botched a simple win. After drawing his first game with Radoslaw Wojtaszek on Thursday, Carlsen built up a decisive attack against the Polish No 2s Sicilian Defence only to miss the decisive rook move 25 Rxh7! instead allowing a draw by repeated position. The match now heads at 1-1 for speed tie-breaks on Saturday, starting at 1pm.

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Magnus Carlsen chess games – 365Chess.com

Bio Magnus Carlsen was born in Tnsberg, Norway on November 30, 1990.Since childhood, he was trained by the master Simen Agdestein achieving incredible results being considered the Mozart of Chess.He was the youngest player to reach first position in the ranking at the age of 19 and at 22 he was the youngest player to reach 2800 ELO.

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Wesley So beats Magnus Carlsen again to win Opera Euro Rapid – chess24

I'd like to apologise to Magnus for ruining his Valentine'sDay," said Wesley So after defeating Magnus Carlsen in the final of theOpera Euro Rapid after also beating him in the Skilling Open final on the WorldChampions 30th birthday. Wesley won the first game of the day after amisjudged sacrifice, but Magnus had great chances to hitback in Games 3 and 4 if hed trusted his intuition and sacrificed at the rightmoment. Teimour Radjabov finished 3rd after a shocking blunder by MaximeVachier-Lagrave cut the 3rd place match short.

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Magnus Carlsen survives ‘disgusting’ blunders against Daniil Dubov – The Guardian

Magnus Carlsen has been in a form crisis since his 30th birthday in November, online and over the board, but the world champion seemed back to his best at this weeks $100,000 online Opera Euro Rapid. That is, until the wheels came off again on Wednesday in one of the most spectacular bouts of poor play of Carlsens entire career. Yet again the Norwegian responded with an impressive victory the next day and after winning his semi-final on Friday he now meets US champion Wesley So in the weekend final for the $30,000 first prize

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