The Weekly Show: Carlsen vs So

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12/1/2020 – In his "Weekly Show" IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at the final of the Skilling Open, in which Wesley So defeated Magnus Carlsen in a blitz-tiebreak. | Lawrence's show is available at 18:00 UTC (19:00 CET, 14:00 ET) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Skilling Open: Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So

Lawrence: "I will be taking a look at the finale between So and Carlsen from the Skilling Open where Wesley surprisingly defeated Magnus on his 30th birthday!

I’ll take a look at game two from the final where Magnus uncharacteristically gets complacent and Wesley dominates him from the middlegame with his two powerful knights."

But first a warm-up: Magnus needed to win this game in order to force an Armageddon in the final. What was his best chance in this position?


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