There is a lot we can learn from the great chess players of the past. Yet, today’s World Chess Champion has lots to teach us too.
Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated chess player ever with a peak rating of 2882. He also holds the record for the longest unbeaten streak in classical chess.
When you study the games of Magnus Carlsen, you are learning from a strong chess grandmaster who excels in all three phases of the game.
Despite his relatively young age, Magnus Carlsen has already secured his place in chess history as a legend of the game.
In a short space of time, his accomplishments have been extraordinary. In December 2012, he broke Garry Kasparov’s record to become the highest-rated chess player of all time. He followed up this achievement in 2013 by defeating Vishy Anand to become World Chess Champion.
Magnus Carlsen’s universal style, positional mastery and incredible mental strength add up to make him a formidable opponent.
In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala invites you to join him in a study of his favourite Magnus Carlsen games.
He examines Carlsen’s skills in attack and defence, exploiting imbalances, accumulating advantages and endgame play. And he also shows us how we can all improve by learning from Carlsen’s masterpieces.
Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge.
Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved. It also allows you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.