Daniel King's video analysis: Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri

by Daniel King
7/23/2016 – Players in Bilbao got 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. Magnus Carlsen won the "Masters" with 17 points from 10 games, or, should you prefer the traditional 1-point-per-win-count, with 6.5/10. He won four games, lost one, and drew five. The game that secured Carlsen's tournament victory was his win against Anish Giri in round nine - the first time Carlsen could beat the Dutch in a game with classical time-control. Daniel King takes a closer look.

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SuperMoverBros SuperMoverBros 7/25/2016 08:52
This guy is really good to listen to. I feel like he's entertaining, but not overly focused on adding entertainment to it. Simple explanations with no unnecessary words added. I feel like the time i take to watch his videos is time well spent. Thanks Mr King.
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 7/25/2016 04:22
Good remarks Ben. And in round 7, which had three draws, DK has chosen the Magnus - Wei Yi game for his presentation. And in round 5, three draws, DK has chosen the Magnus/Anish game. And these draws were also full of action.
BenRedic BenRedic 7/25/2016 12:57
@Raymond Labelle: Carlsen is also the player with most wins and decisive games, in a tournament otherwise full of draws. He has one decisive game against each and every participant, including the loss against Nakamura.
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 7/24/2016 11:31
Great coverage by DK. Always a great pleasure to follow. Both very instructive and entertaining.
Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 7/24/2016 11:28
In nine videos on Bilbao (one for each round), DK proposed the analysis of 10 games (1 video presented 2 games). Of these 10 games, only 2 were not Carlsen games. I have confidence that DK endeavours, at each video in respect of a round, to present the most interesting game or games of the round. Only 2 of 10 games were not Carlsen games.

Who says Carlsen is not an exciting player?