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Magnus Carlsen’s 50 Best Games with GM Arkadij Naiditsch (Video Database - 16 hours running time) 


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  • Introduction  Closed
  • Carlsen – Hracek (Bundesliga 2006-07)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Aronian (Candidates 2007)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Bu (Biel 2007)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Eljanov (Wijk aan Zee 2008)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Van Wely (Aerosvit 2008)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (Linares 2009)  Closed
  • Radjabov – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2012)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Karjakin (Wijk aan Zee 2013)  Closed
  • Aronian – Carlsen (Sinquefield Cup 2014)  Closed
  • Caruana – Carlsen (Gashimov Memorial 2019)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Grischuk (Gashimov Memorial 2019)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Karjakin (Sinquefield Cup 2018)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen's Endgames  Closed
  • Carlsen – Ivanchuk (Linares 2007)  Closed
  • Mamedyarov – Carlsen (Wijk aan Zee 2008)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Topalov (MTel Masters 2009)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Adams (London Classic 2009)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (Chess Masters Final 2012)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Nakamura (Tal Memorial 2013)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Kamsky (Sinquefield Cup 2013)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Mamedyarov (Gashimov Memorial 2014)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Wojtaszek (Olympiad Open 2014)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Aronian (Wijk aan Zee 2015)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Radjabov (Wijk aan Zee 2015)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen's Positional Masterpieces  Closed
  • Carlsen – Radjabov (Biel 2007)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Topalov (Wijk aan Zee 2012)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Grandelius (Norway Chess 2016)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Xiong (Isle of Man Masters 2017)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Matlakov (Isle of Man 2019)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Giri (Gashimov Memorial 2019)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Fedoseev (World Cup 2021)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts On Carlsen's Attacking Games  Closed
  • Ivanchuk – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2007)  Closed
  • Kramnik – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2011)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Radjabov (Candidates 2013)  Closed
  • Vachier-Lagrave – Carlsen (Sinquefield Cup 2014)  Closed
  • Vachier-Lagrave – Carlsen (Norway Chess 2016)  Closed
  • Svidler – Carlsen (European Club Cup 2018)  Closed
  • Duda – Carlsen (Wijk aan Zee 2020)  Closed
  • Caruana – Carlsen (Norway Chess 2020)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen's Defense  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (WCC 2013, Game 5)  Closed
  • Anand – Carlsen (WCC 2013, Game 6)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (WCC 2014, Game 2)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (WCC 2014, Game 6)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Anand (WCC 2014, Game 11)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Karjakin (WCC 2016, Game 10)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Karjakin (WCC 2016, TB Game 4)  Closed
  • Caruana – Carlsen (WCC 2018, TB Game 2)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen's World Championship Games  Closed
  • Carlsen – Nakamura (FTX Crypto Cup 2021)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Grischuk (FTX Crypto Cup 2021)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Aronian (NIC Classic KO 2021)  Closed
  • Carlsen – Dubov (c24 Death Match 2021)  Closed
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen's Online Games  Closed
  • Final Word  Closed
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    Style Bender: Magnus Carlsen’s 50 Best Games – GM Arkadij Naiditsch


    Magnus Carlsen – World Champion and the highest-rated player of all time – dominates the strongest players in the world because of his immense strength in all types of positions.

    Tactical or positional, kingside attack or queenside squeeze, technical endgame or dynamic defense… Carlsen is willing and able to do whatever it takes to win.

    In this 16-hour course, GM Arkadij Naiditsch (peak rating 2737 and 17th in the world) examines 50 of Magnus Carlsen’s best games, grouping them into categories such as Positional Masterpieces, Attacking Play, Endgames, and World Championship Clashes.

    Naiditsch’s analysis and explanations will open your eyes to possibilities that even elite grandmasters missed before Carlsen played them.

    You will learn how to make progress in quiet positions, ramp up the pressure in attack, and create winning chances in level endgames.

    Everything you see is practical and can be applied in your own games, and each winning strategy and psychological ploy is made memorable by following the cut and thrust of the play.

    Study all 50 games with Arkadij’s expert explanations and you will be armed with some of the most powerful chess ideas ever seen on the board.

    About the author:

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    Arkadij Naiditsch (born 25 October 1985) is a  chess grandmaster currently representing Azerbaijan (since 2015).

    In 1995 he won the European Under-10 championship in Verdun.

    Naiditsch was the winner of the Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 Tournament, ahead of well-known players such as Loek van Wely, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, and Peter Leko. In 2007, he won the German national championship based in Bad Königshofen.

    Naiditsch won the Grandmaster Group B of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013 in Wijk aan Zee on tiebreak over Richárd Rapport after both finished on 9/13. This victory qualified him for the Tata Steel Group A of 2014 (later renamed ‘Tata Steel Masters’). In August 2014 he won with the black pieces against World Champion Magnus Carlsen, playing first board for the German team in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The following month Naiditsch won the 2nd Grenke Chess Classic tournament in Baden-Baden. In December of the same year, he finished first in the 38th Zurich Christmas Open.

    What will I learn from this course:

    Carlsen Re3

    • Mind-Warping Attacks. Re3 (diagram) looks like a beginner’s move – and yet it sets up a deep attack and forces Carlsen’s higher-rated opponent to resign just a few moves later. Naiditsch explains how preparation is as important as execution and reveals the hidden clues that lead Magnus to moves like this.
    • 1% Moves. When your every move is 1% better than your opponent’s you soon snowball that edge into complete domination. Pawn moves, trades, key squares, king position… Magnus is incredibly accurate with these decisions – and Naiditsch explains how.
    • Endgame Genius. Carlsen wins endgames that even elite GMs would only draw 95% of the time. Magnus sees everything and finds every brilliant resource to bring home the full point time after time.

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    As well as the 16 hours of video content, you’ll also receive:

    • PGN Database: All the games from the course, organized by theme.
    • Carlsen’s Game Database: A huge PGN containing nearly 4000 of Magnus’ games!
    • Style Bender: Read the complete story of Magnus Carlsen’s spectacular career from his first professional games right up to his World Championship heights.
    • Puzzles: Test yourself with devious puzzles taken from Carlsen’s games. Can you remember the ideas you’ve learned from the videos?

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    Learn the most effective chess ideas ever played, from the highest-rated, most accurate player of all time, Magnus Carlsen!