THE CHAMP: GM MAGNUS CARLSEN

2021 Aimchess US Rapid Champion

07/09/2021 –  Updates:   Impeccable performance of World Champ GM Magnus Carlsen, the winner of the 2021 Aimchess US RAPID. He defeated GM Vladislav Artemiev (2704) of Russia in entertaining fashion. Lots to learn from his games…

Our featured 2 games are intellectual nourishment for our brains to digest. We thirst for new ideas..not just anybody’s ideas but from his home preparation by the World Champ himself, delivered to us for free… Congratulations!!!! GM Magnus Carlsen….You did it again!!!

CHESS BLOG No. 27 : Date: 7th September 2021

The Queen's Gambit: 6. Qc2 Line

One thing I like about playing 1.d4 is flexibility. Many transposition can arise from this opening. It is also solid, safe and strategy focus chess opening repertoire. Unlike the 1.e4 opening, it can strike at move 2, like the King's Gambit.

The Queen at c2 square is best positioned, eyeing b1 to h7 diagonal. It waits for black's motive or intention then decides the best option either to attack or build.

Check out this game of wits...you need food after...

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The Sicilian Najdorf: delayed Dragon Transformation

There are several transformation set-up of Sicilian Defense. Example: The Kan and Najdorf variation can transform into Hedgehog variation; while the Najdorf can transform into delayed Dragon variation.

This game explains why delayed transformation to Dragon variation has its limits and complications as shown in this game. Enjoy.......

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