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Contents
Preface
Magnus Carlsen - Hero of the Computer Era
1 From Master to Grandmaster
2 The Way to the Top
3 Life at the Top
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D. Jakovenko - M. Carlsen

have given up the exchange: 29. l::!.e3 Ae2!
(29 . . . Wf6 30. c4 h5 31 . e5 Wh4 32. l::!.xf3
leaves White with some hopes) 30. l::!.xe2
fxe2 31 . Wxe2, when his active bishop
gives compensation.

29 . • • h5 30. �h2 Wf6!

Black moves his queen closer to the king,
keeping 'up his sleeve' a delayed-action
mine. The g4-pawn wil l not run away, es­
pecia l ly as after 30 . . . hxg4 White wou ld
have defended with 31 . l::!.g1 Wf6 32 . l::!.ad1 !
gxh3 33. Wb3.

31 . Iig1?!

The rook on a1 should have been moved
out of range of the queen - 31 . l::!.ad1 , and
after 31 . . . \Wf4+ 32. �h1 hxg4 White can
defend by 33. l::!.g1 Wh6 34. l::!.g3 (variation
by Shipov).

31 . •. hxg4

a b c d e f g h
B .i • B
7 .l .i .t .t 7
6 .i_ 'iV 6
s f::, .t i.. 5
4 £::, £::, .t 4
3 .t £::, 3
2 '{i £::, � 2
1 .: .:

a b c d e f g h

h2, White has to accept the loss of the
exchange - 33. Wxc4 Wxa1 .

32. Iiab1?

Jakovenko sensed the danger and moved his
rook away, but to the wrong square. 32. �ad1 ,
defending the bishop, was essential.

32 . . . Axc4!

That's it! The fortress on d5 col lapses, and
the exposed king cannot withstand the
attack by the heavy pieces.

33. Wxc4

If 33. Axc4 Black decides matters with
33 . . . l::!.d2, when 34. Axf7+ fails to 34 . . . �f8.

33 . . . Wf4+ 34. Iig3 Iixd5!

The e4-pawn is pinned , and al l that remains
for White is to sacrifice his queen for two
rooks, since after 35. hxg4 l::!.d1 there is
no defence against . . . Wh6+ with a deci­
sive invasion of the queen . White does not
have sufficient compensation - this is not
one of those cases where the rooks have
operational scope .

35. Wxd5 Iixd5 36. exd5 c4

While the rook is pinned , the pawn swiftly
advances towards the queening square .

37. Iid1 c3 38. d6 c2 39. Iid3 Wc4!

The axe is raised ! If 32 . �xg4 Carlsen had One senses that Carlsen is savouring the

prepared 32 . . . Axc4! , and since 33. Axc4 position .

i s not possible on account of 33 . . . �d2
40. gr93 Wc6 41 . Iid3 Wc5!

34. Wa4 l::!.xf2+ 35. �g1 �fd2! with the ir-
resistible threats of . . . Wd4+ and . . . We5- White resigned .

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..;;;. ___________ c_hapter 2 · The Way to the To,p_ ------------

After the Tal Memorial , how cou ld he not play in the world blitz championship with the
participation of the world champion Anand, which was held two days later there in
Moscow, in the prestigious GUM building on Red Square? Carlsen battled selflessly
in the double-round tournament with 20 participants, and finished in an honourable
9th place, with a score of 20% points. Of course, 38 games with the strongest blitz
players in the world was a severe strain , especial ly as two days later the World Cup
was starting in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Carlsen cou ld rightly consider himself a veteran of the knock-out system, he liked
the fierce struggle in mini-matches, and he was improving tournament by tourna­
ment. We should remind you : in Tripoli 2004 Magnus went out in the first round, in
Khanty-Mansiysk 2005 he reached the fourth , but in Khanty-Mansiysk 2007 he played
six stages. 'The knock-out suits the young more than experienced players,' Carlsen
was to say after the end of the tournament. ' I n particular because it is easier for us to
recover, and because nothing special is expected of us. Before the World Cup I didn't
have many expectations. I wasn't afraid of anyone, but also I did not consider myself
the favourite. I simply came along and played. It turned out wel l . I hope this wil l also
continue in the future.'

The start was difficult , as fatigue told after the continuous marathon. The respite
in the 'entry' match with the Australian Zhao Zong Yuan (2-0) was purely symbolic for
Magnus, since his subsequent opponents did not al low him to relax. Much strength
was used on a protracted endgame in the first game with Naiditsch , whom he managed
to overcome only in the tie-break (3-1 ). Things took a difficult course in the match with
Dominguez, who in the first game so zealously tried to spoil Magnus's birthday, that
on this occasion too he was thinking about the tie-break. But the second game went
wel l (1 %-%), and subsequently his play improved . By the same score 1 %-% he won
his mini-matches against Adams and Cheparinov.

Game 30

M. Carlsen - L. Dominguez
World Cup, Khanty-Mansiysk 2007

Sicilian Defence [ 892]

1 . e4 c5 2. �f3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. �xd4
�f6 5. �c3 a6 6. J.e2 e5 7. �b3 J.e7
8 . .tgs

The pin on the knight is a natural reaction
to 6 . . . e5. By the threat of the exchange
on f6 White discloses the weakness of the
d5-point and the d6-pawn .

8 . . . J.e6 9 . .lxf6 .lxf6

The modern experience of the Sicilian De­
fence (and earlier - of the King's Indian De­
fence in the variation with . . . tDb8-d7 and . . .
e5xd4) has shown that the weakness of the
backward d6-pawn is fu l ly compensated
by Black's active piece play in the centre.

Black is not concerned about his d6-
pawn being inadequately defended - he
can support it by retreating his bishop to
e7 or cover it with his knight from d4 after
the exchange of the knight on b3.

1 0. 'Wd3

(see next diagram)

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I ndex of Openings

I ndex of Open ings

Alekhine Defence [ 804 ] 1 63

Caro-Kann Defence [ 81 9 ] 31

Catalan Open ing [ E05 ] 1 33

Engl ish Open ing [ A28 ] 1 69, [ A29 ] 247,
[ A30 ] 1 1 2 , 1 58 , [ A32 ] 1 95

French Defence [ COS ] 57, [ C1 1 ] 252

Queen's Indian Defence [ E1 2 ] 66, 1 1 5 ,
[ E1 5 ] 1 84

Reti Open ing [ A04 ] 34

Ruy Lopez [ C67 ] 226, [ C84 ] 201 ,
[ C88 ] 1 66, [ C91 ] 77, [ C95 ] 51 ,
[ C98 ] 23

Gri.infeld Defence [ D81 ] 205, [ D87 ] 1 07, Scotch Game [ C45 ] 230, 265
[ D91 ] 1 55

I rregular Open ing [ 807 ] 1 29

King's I ndian Defence [ E62 ] 62,
[ E66 ] 1 01 , [ E81 ] 261 , [ E90 ] 233,
[ E97 ] 90, 1 78

N imzo- lndian Defence [ E20 ] 84, 1 35 ,
[ E32 ] 43 , [ E36 ] 1 43, [ E38 ] 35

Queen's Gambit Accepted [ D27 ] 271

Queen's Gambit [ D37 ] 46, [ D39 ] 240,
[ D43 ] 1 25

Semi-Slav Defence [ D43 ] 2 18 ,
[ D45 ] 208, [ D47 ] 1 98

Sic i l ian Defence [ 830 ] 95, 237,
[ 833 ] 26, 55, [ 843 ] 73 , [ 867 ] 41 ,
[ 876 ] 258, [ 878 ] 1 74, 1 87, 1 91 ,
2 12 , [ 885 ] 2 15 , [ 890 ] 71 , 81 , 244,
[ 892 ] 1 40, [ 892 ] 269

Slav Defence [ D1 5 ] 221 , [ D1 7 ] 1 1 8

Torre Attack [ A48 ] 1 49

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