Chess Analysis with Magnus Carlsen, Peter Leko and Jan Gustafsson | Naiditsch vs Carlsen

Arkadij Naiditsch vs Magnus Carlsen – Post-game analysis with Peter Leko and Jan Gustafsson after round 7 of the GRENKE Chess Classic 2018.

Magnus Carlsen played the Najdorf variation in the Sicilian Defense against Arkadij Naiditsch. He could get a positional addvantage and could finally win the game. We used the common chess term oft he „Royal Massage“ to describe the course oft he round 7 game between Magnus Carlsen and Arkadij Naiditsch

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The upcoming World Chess Championship will take place from 09 to 28 November 2018 in London. Magnus Carlsen (Norway) defends his title against Fabiano Caruana after the 25-year-old Italian-American won the candidate tournament in Berlin. But all chess fans get a taste of this duel just a few days after Caruana’s triumph, because the current superstars of the scene meet at the GRENKE Chess Classic.

At the press conference after his victory in the last round in Berlin against Alexander Grischuk, Caruana was already very self-confident: “We’re going to actually play at the Grenke Classic in a few days, so hopefully I’ll send a message there!”. Whether the duel will take place in Karlsruhe at the beginning or in Baden-Baden in the second half, however, is not yet clear, as the pairings will be drawn one day before the start of the tournament.

In addition to Carlsen and Caruana, three other players are the favourites for the tournament victory. It will be interesting to see if Levon Aronian (Armenia), after his disappointing performance at the candidate tournament, can muster the strength to repeat his success at the GRENKE Chess Classic last year. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) and former world champion Viswanathan Anand (India), on the other hand, will start the race fully rested.

The field of participants with ten world-class grandmasters is completed by Nikita Vitiugov (Russia), Arkadij Naiditsch (Azerbaijan), the world’s strongest chess player Hou Yifan (China), Georg Meier (Germany) and Matthias Blübaum (Germany).

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6 Comments

  1. The look on Leko's face is:" How in earth could this guy manage to become a world champion?!" 😂😂

  2. bhai vidoe mei sound problem hai yaar yeh sahi ni hai yaar audi and vidoe problem yaar

  3. "forgiven for his sins" are we still talking about chess?

  4. Carlsen was bored playing this game… I mean he wouldn't say this but, that's what his body language says. The opponent did not present enough challenges to excite him about his win!

    I would be glad to be corrected, anyone.

  5. It's very interesting to see that Carlsen lost interest in the game as soon as the strategic battle was over. He is such a methodical player, and if the whole game isn't a reflection of good strategy, he immediately classifies it as bad. I like this approach.

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