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Magnus Carlsen outplays Peter Svidler in the opening… and then blunders!

After following the games of Magnus Carlsen for a full month and his victories in Tata Steel 2015 and the dramatic Armageddon in Grenke the FIDE World Champion is taking a deserved break. His next large event is Gashimov Memorial 2015 in Shamkir in the month of April.

If you are going to miss Carlsen in this period, GM Davorin Kuljasevic is preparing a special video analysis series on the World Champion, looking at some of his brilliant games.

Today’s game is a fascinating piece from last year by Carlsen and Svidler. In their Norway Chess game Magnus Carlsen outplays Peter Svidler in the opening… and then blunders in won position!

The dramatic game is analyzed in detail by GM Kuljasevic. Part 1 is dedicated to the basics of the opening and the subtle ideas of each move. Part two shows the masterity of middlegame play by Carlsen, while part 3 is dedicated to the blunder and the swift reaction by Svidler.

See also: Magnus Carlsen vs Norway in a brilliant game

More: Analysis of Carlsen’s games in Chess Times magazine / All classical games of Carlsen from 2014 analyzed in Chess Insider (pdf and pgn) / Magnus Carlsen DVD (download + present)

Part 1 – Carlsen with fantastic opening

Part 2 – Carlsen shows how to dominate in the middlegame

Part 3 – Blunder by Magnus Carlsen in a won position

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