Magnus Carlsen vs Kiril Georgiev – Round 1 – 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship

This is a review of World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Round 1 game from the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship held in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Carlsen was white against Kiril Georgiev. The opening played was the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Tartakower. 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. Kiril Georgiev is a legend. Until I know from my uncle Spiriev Itsko , Kiril also from Mekedon backround as my father, from Nevrokop,and Kiril could beat even Kasparov. So Kiril is a genius. You may learn a lot from Kiril's games and from this biooks especiallly about the Najdorf Sicilian defense where Kiril gave some rare and beutyfull lines not computer yet, Magnifique lines. From Budapes a late comer.

  2. Awesome thanks jerry would magnus win the blitz world championship? To be called the king of chess? The chess god lol.

  3. Thanks Jerry. Be4 was a really nice move by Carlsen in the endgame.

  4. Not very flashy, just good piece by both with Carlsen doing what it took to win. Like how the light square bishops were left to decide the game. Bishop = 4.3 you tube Video "Chess Secrets The Value Of The Pieces." Carlsen knows, but he's not giving away any secrets. Thanks Jerry.

  5. @6:25 yes! The reference to your can the king get into the box endgame vid ! 🙂

  6. i came home, looked at my videos from people im subbed to, and came again

  7. 7:51 Computer sees mate in 28… well… i see it too, don`t worry XD

  8. You analyzed this a bit too rapidly, no pun intended. You do a great analysis, just something to keep in mind.

  9. You posted all of these today? I love you.

  10. Wow, thats a LOT of videos on the rapid championship there. I guess I will dedicate this afternoon to chess 🙂

  11. Why would he spoil the whole series like that in the first video?…

  12. Wow 15 videos. This is wonderful for the weekend :))

  13. Damn Jerry, I don't hear from you in weeks then you dump this load of vids on me.  I feel like a Yt booty call !  lol thx for the share as always.

  14. Sweet mother of god, 15 videos 😀 

    You just made my weekend good sir.

  15. I just logged in for the 15 likes.
    Thank you very much for these series!
    I could tell you that you are awesome and that your explanations are great but I'm sure you already know that.

  16. Massive post–I'm entertained for some time to come!  Thanks Jerry!!

  17. Thanks a lot for these videos, Jerry!  I always appreciate your analysis, and including all of Carlsen's games is quite a treat for us.

  18. Hey Jerry – thanks for another instructive, entertaining video! Having an engine running as you analyze is a really awesome improvement.

  19. Warning : spoilers towards the end of the first minute

  20. Great work Jerry. Your 'how to solve puzzles' series and the 2013 World Champ analysis have kept me interested for hours. Few other commentators have your concern for clarity and precision, not to mention your bedside manner. Even the big American 'eaand' manages to endear. Thanks, and wishing you success going forward. 

  21. enjoy going back to see some of these.

  22. Hi Jerry!
    I have to say I love the live evaluation feature, always kind of missed it!
    And many thanks for all the great videos you bring forward!

  23. hey, Jerry. please keep doing that engine thing, I thought it was helpful!!

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