Monday, May 4, 2020

A Nice Endgame by 10-year-old Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen excels in the endgame (as he does in most aspects of the game). I remember a picture of him from about 10-12 years ago where he was studying Lamprecht and Muller's Fundamental Chess Endings. I recently started reading the book Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen which features many of Magnus' great (and a couple not so great) endings through his career.

I created a video on one of his endings from when he was 10-years-old. His opponent was now GM Jon Ludwig Hammer. This game featured a nice attack on a weak pawn then shifting his attack when his opponent moves his pieces to defend the weakness.

Here is the video:

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