21 Nov 2016

What can you learn from Carlsen-Karjakin Game-1?

There’s no doubt that the World Chess Championship started in a great manner on Friday, 11 November. In the first game, World Champion Magnus Carlsen played with White pieces, while the challenger Sergey Karjakin played with Black. If you missed our text analysis of this game, you can check it here.

And the coolest part is that Carlsen surprised everyone by playing the ‘TRUMP-ovsky’ opening. :) Anyway, today we’ll look at the game in a more practical way. Our guest coach FM Marko Makaj has prepared a very instructive video analysis of the game for you.
Carlsen vs KarjakinIn this video, you will learn some of the ideas used by Carlsen and Karjakin in this game, and Marko will explain to you about the thinking process of these players and their approach to their game.

He explains about the ‘uniqueness’ of the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, how he plays different/surprising moves (for instance, playing 2.Bg5) and, at the same time, making sure it’s not a bad move.

You can watch the video below:


You can download the PGN of this game here.

About the author
FM Marko MakajMarko Makaj is from Croatia. He is a FIDE Master with an ELO of around 2350 and a chess trainer. He has held this title since 2008. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have time to play in tournaments in order to achieve the title of IM or GM. He has been working as a coach for over 15 years and many of his students have achieved great results.

Did you enjoy watching the video analysis by Marko Makaj? What are your thoughts about this game or, in general, about the World Championship 2016? Feel free to write in the comments below and discuss. :)

Live: World Chess Championship 2016


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