Analysis game by game of one of the best tournament results in the history of chess. Carlsen eclipsed a stellar field consisting of Topalov, Peter Leko, Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radiaboy, and Wang Yue to win clear first prize with 8/10 at the category XXI Pearl Spring Chess Tournament in 2009. Magnus Carlsen is considered to be the top ranking chess player of all time to date.
Content: Over 2 hours of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures.
Recommended for: Intermediate to Advanced Players.
Users rated this series: 4.6 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Another excellent lecture that not only analyzes the moves played but reveals insight into how either side could have played other lines. Well done David!!!
IM David Vigorito is the 2007 Massachusetts Champion. He has been the state champion of New Hampshire and Nevada. David rated at 2479 in USCF and is the Champion of the Boylston (Boston) Chess Club. He played in the 2006 U.S. Championship after finishing in a tie for 3rd place at the U.S. Open in Phoenix. David is a successful chess author – his Challenging the Nimzo-Indian is very well received by critics and players alike.
GM Jesse Kraai currently resides in Richmond, California. His most notable chess achievements are winning the Denker Tournament of High School Champions in 1989 and 1990, and competing in the US championship from 2002-2006. Jesse received his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open 2007 and has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. Jesse is an active chess coach.
Playing the Scotch in China
Magnus Carlsen vs. Peter Leko
Run Time: 00:26:11
Avoiding Main Lines in China
Magnus Carlsen vs. Veselin Topalov
Run Time: 00:24:46
Carlsen Wins in China – GM Jesse Kraai
Magnus Carlsen vs. Dmitry Jakovenko
Run Time: 00:19:33
How to Beat Radjabov in 25 Moves
Magnus Carlsen vs. Teimour Radjabov
Run Time: 00:25:25
Victim Number Five
Magnus Carlsen vs. Wang Yue
Run Time: 00:35:55
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