The Weekly Show: Firouzja vs Carlsen

by Lawrence Trent
4/21/2020 – In his weekly show IM Lawrence Trent takes a look at some of the games Magnus Carlsen and Alireza Firouzja played against each other at the Magnus Carlsen Invitational 2020. | Lawrence' show is available at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST, 12 Noon EDT) on-demand with a ChessBase Premium Account. You can register a Premium account here.

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Magnus Carlsen vs Alireza Firouzja

Lawrence Trent: "In this show am going to analyse the fantastic Alireza Firouzja-Magnus Carlsen game 2 and talk generally about the Magnus Carlsen Invitational where the game was played. I’ll also briefly talk about the Sunway Sitges online tournament and what ended up happening in the Computer Chess Championship finals."

But first, a position from Carlsen-Firouzja, Game 3, of their encounter at the Carlsen Invitational. Here Firouzja played ...Bf5 and went on to lose the game. Did he miss a chance here though?


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Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs for ChessBase.


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