Magnus Carlsen vs Fabiano Caruana – Round 10 – 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship

This is a review of World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Round 10 game from the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship held in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Carlsen was white against Fabiano Caruana. The opening played was the Philidor Defense. Carlsen, along with all other participants, played 5 rounds each day from June 16 thru June 18th. Time controls were set at 15 minutes with a 10 second increment.

Here’s the playlist of all 15 games Magnus Carlsen played to become the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Champion:


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  1. Love the tangents, possible scenarios, and reasoning behind each move. Very useful for a beginner player like myself

  2. I've watched a lot of chess videos your analysis is the best I've seen so far thanks for the uploads mate

  3. How did carlsen know that ruining his structure and losing the bishop pair would be worth the pressure he would get on the queen side? Look at black's bishops! I would never allow that. Carlsen is a god.

  4. Carlsen uses his bishop to remove Caruana's queen from the 7th rank allowing his queen to come to the 7th rank. Carlsen doesn't sacrifice a bishop for a knight unless there is something in it for him.  

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