How to beat GM Magnus Carlsen 2

2021 Meltwater CCTF Chess24

03/10/2021 –    Grandmaster Radjabov  (Rating: 2763) of Azerbaijan is playing extraordinarily at the 2021 Meltwater CCTF Chess24. Currently placing 3rd place and recently won match versus GM Wesley So. I am pleased about his determination to win and spectacular play as shown in his games against GM Magnus Carlsen.

Our featured two games exhibit masterful opening theories for you to absorb and study. How did GM Radjabov won 2 games against World Champ GM Magnus Carlsen? Let’s find out…

CHESS BLOG No. 35 : Date: 3rd October 2021

The Anti-Berlin 4. d3

1st Game : Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 1)

The Anti-Berlin 4. d3 line stops black from playing 4...Ne4. If white allows it white moves 4. 0-0 instead. In view to Berlin's strategical nature, only way to stop it by using whites 4. d3 line. To learn this line, please check Chess Blog No. 24 about the Anti-Berlin 4. d3 employed by GM Alireza Firouzja.

The flexible g6 line against white's 1. e4 or 1. d4

2nd Game: Check diagram below (GAME VIEWER 2)

Black's 1...g6 line has several transpositions. It can transpose to Modern Defense, Pirc Defense, King's Indian Defense and Grunfeld Defense. To learn this, you must have understanding on Indian Defense Openings. Lets check why GM Carlsen was not successful using this line versus GM Radjabov. Enjoy....

GAME VIEWER 1

GAME VIEWER 2

ENDGAME CORNER - SOLVE THE PROBLEM BELOW

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