Game of the Week: Magnus Carlsen vs Aryan Tari

by Merijn van Delft
10/14/2020 – In his "Game of the Week" show, Merijn van Delft takes a look at a highlight from the Altibox Norway Chess Tournament: Magnus Carlsen's strategic textbook win against Aryan Tari in round eight. | Merijn's show is freely available at 15.00 UTC (17:00 CEST, 11:00 EDT) for a limited time, and on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here. | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Game of the Week #433

Merijn van Delft: "Norway Chess continues to entertain and to impress. The World Champion is doing well and leading the tournament. Probably his loss against Duda annoys him, but he won more than enough games to compensate for that. Firouzja is playing an absolutely amazing tournament and is now in second place. Carlsen's win in the eighth round against Tari was a crystal clear instructive game, which is our Game of the Week."

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Merijn van Delft is an International Master from the Netherlands who lived in Hamburg for many years and is currently based in Amsterdam. After scoring a GM norm in 2017 he is eager for more. His ChessBase show on Wednesday evenings has been running for over ten years now.
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tom_70 tom_70 10/15/2020 01:33
@Davidx1, I think Garry knows that would be a mostly one sided affair and prefers to avoid it.
Davidx1 Davidx1 10/15/2020 12:22
Objectively Magnus is the best player among previous world champions, computer control over his game has a strong influence.
But a Kasparov-Carlsen match would be interesting, if Steinitz Challenge Lasker in 1899 why can't Garry do it?
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