Daniel King's video analysis: Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So

by Daniel King
7/17/2016 – The game between Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So from the fourth round of the "Masters" in Bilbao is puzzling. Carlsen, who had White, opted for a solid Anti-Berlin and showed no particular aggression in the opening. But then his knights suddenly started to dance and Black was in trouble. Carlsen won in 26 moves. Daniel King takes a look at the mysteries of this game.

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Rfield Rfield 7/19/2016 08:40
GM So maneuver of centralizing the monarch hampered its defense, awkwardly limiting its horse mobility. For equally or lowered rated GM this experiment could work. It could be sense GM So relies on software engines not more on his natural talent. A trainer could work wonder in his pursuit and many would be willing. His top ten rating inclusion is hard maintenance. He was dubbed as the future challenger to MC and this luster dissipated. In classical format which is more of patience his conviction is indecisive. He's dependency on chess engine makes him excell at blitz and rapid play.

Dan's brief video clear, effective, and satisfying. Maintain it.
TheUsualSuspect TheUsualSuspect 7/18/2016 07:44
I like Daniel's commentary a great deal. I always learn something from it. Thanks.