CARLSEN’S IDEAL GAME

GM Swapnil Dhopade

GM Swapnil Dhopade

Headcoach - Chess Pathshala

  1. August 23, 2020

CARLSEN’S IDEAL GAME

Carlsen vs. Nakamura, Carlsen Tour Final 2020

Hello Dear Readers,

Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura have been rivals since ages. There have been a plethora of games between the two. While many games are exceptional, this game is a blend of both smooth positional play and attacking technique. 


Find the best move.


White to play.


White to play.


I hope you enjoyed the game. Stay tuned for the next article.

Check out the solutions for last article’s quizzes. 

Botvinnik,M vs.Alatortsev,V 1934

19. Bxf5 Nxf5 20. Nh4! 1-0

Gluecksberg,B vs. Najdorf,M 1935

13… Bg1! 14. Nxg1?

(Better was 14. Nf3 Bxe3)

14… Qh2+40 {Black wants a kill.} 15. Kf3 e5! 16. dxe5 Ndxe5+!! 17. fxe5 Nxe5+ 18. Kf4 Ng6+ 19. Kf3 f4! 20.exf4 Bg4+! {Decoy} 21. Kxg4 Ne5+! 22. fxe5 h5# 0-1

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