Magnus Carlsen vs Laurent Fressinet – Round 7 – 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship

This is a review of World Champion Magnus Carlsen’s Round 7 game from the 2014 FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship held in United Arab Emirates, Dubai. Carlsen was white against Laurent Fressient. The opening played was the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Slav, Breyer Variation. 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. Am I the only one who's noticed that Carlsen's only using the Queen's Pawn opening

  2. i bet carlsen just didnt see rxc4. i cant possibly see why he would have allowed that if he saw it. everyone make mistakes, especially with short time controls

  3. Fressinet is french, so wouldn't you say the end of his name similar to how you say buffet? 

  4. Well, carlsen would have to protect his Rook and would be down the exchange.

  5. Carlsen's 37. Rgb1 move was a brief mental lapse. He said in an interview that he was planning to move the bishop to defend the pawn and then just accidentally grabbed the rook and then didn't have the presence of mind to alternatively move it to g4 to protect the pawn. Interesting how these kind of mistakes can be made.

  6. but…. somebody may win with time if they continue

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