Carlsen's rollercoaster

by Oliver Reeh
3/27/2021 – In the diagram position, White has just played 17.e5, attacking against Black's queen on f6 and Black's bishop on b7. The World Champion first defended cooly, but then blundered which allowed his opponent a spectacular finish. Enjoy!

Strike like the world champions Strike like the world champions

88 times, IM Oliver Reeh leads you step by step through the most brillant game conclusions of the world champions - in interactive Fritztrainer format, enabling you to enter the winning moves yourself.

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Oliver Reeh is an International Master, lives in Hamburg, and plays for the "Hamburger Schachklub" in the "Bundesliga". He is a long-time member of the ChessBase team, and regularly entertains and educates readers with his tactic column in the ChessBase Magazine. He is also co-author of the popular DVDs on Bobby Fischer, Mihhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raul Capablanca appearing in the ChessBase Master Class Series.
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Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats 3/27/2021 11:40
Without even reading the article, i should say, Carlsen should be aware that more focused persons will win against him. He should be more sharp. More edgy, to keep winning in chess. Just like Kasparov and Anand....and Kramnik...lately they all lost by a small margin. Mark my words. Not downplaying Carlsen whatsover, he is still one of the greatest. But he might get complacent...
Frits Fritschy Frits Fritschy 3/27/2021 12:42
Even more 'vigorous' than 24 Rxe8 was 24 Qd8, as the engine lets us know.
lajosarpad lajosarpad 3/27/2021 10:34
For me the interactive table does not react on clicking on show solution. I use FireFox with Ubuntu.
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