★ FACEBOOK facebook.com ★ TWITTER twitter.com ★ GOOGLE+ plus.google.com ★ LIVESTREAM twitch.tv This is a blitz chess game I played against a random opponent who was selected from the ChessNetwork Cafe on ChessCube. The game was livestreamed at www.twitch.tv/ChessNetwork. Time controls are set at 5 minutes per player. Opening: Sicilian Defense – Rossolimo ive blitz chess commentary english opening symmetrical #210 210 chesscube chessnetwork chess_network network mindgame mind game speed play analysis national master

♕ ARTICLE/PGN: www.onlinechesslessons.net facebook.com | twitter.com Magnus Carlsen is undeniably one of the best chess players ever. However, he has not even come close to winning the definitive title of world chess champion. In the coming years it will be very interesting to see if Carlsen can translate the current highest rated in the world and widespread tournament domination to the type of success in the match format system that is required to succeed in the world chess championship cycle. Carlsen´s style is the definition of universality – he is comfortable in a variety of different positions and excels at both attack and defense. But the distinguishing factor of Carlsen´s success must be his exceptional positional understanding and endgame technique – very reminiscent of former World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov! Not only is Carlsen´s strength in positional play similar to Karpov, Carlsen´s opening repertoire is remarkably close to Karpov´s as well. I don´t mean that Carlsen plays the exact same openings as Karpov did in his prime – I´m trying to say that Carlsen intentionally chooses quieter openings that do not risk uncontrollable complications, leading to subtler positional battles that are full of tension. In the following chess video I´m going to break down an excellent attacking example from a young Magnus Carlsen against a veteran Anatoly Karpov. Interface used ICC: www.chessclub.com
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