Style Bender: Magnus Carlsen’s 50 Best Games – GM Arkadij Naiditsch

Topics: Chess Courses Instructor: GM Arkadij Naiditsch Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In this 16-hour course, GM Arkadij Naiditsch examines 50 of Magnus Carlsen's best games, grouping them into categories such as Positional Masterpieces, Attacking Play, Endgames, and World Championship Clashes.

$119.99 $60.00

What You Will Get in this Course

Video Lessons

Video Lessons

This Course contains video lessons to guide you through its content.
Chess Games

Games Database

This course includes a database of chess games played by masters to see the theory "in action".

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Summary

56 Lessons
134 Games in database

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Endgames
  • Game 1: Carlsen – Hracek (Bundesliga 2006-07)
  • Game 2: Carlsen – Aronian (Candidates 2007)
  • Game 3: Carlsen – Bu (Biel 2007)
  • Game 4: Carlsen – Eljanov (Wijk aan Zee 2008)
  • Game 5: Carlsen – Van Wely (Aerosvit 2008)
  • Game 6: Carlsen – Anand (Linares 2009)
  • Game 7: Radjabov – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2012)
  • Game 8: Carlsen – Karjakin (Wijk aan Zee 2013)
  • Game 9: Aronian – Carlsen (Sinquefield Cup 2014)
  • Game 10: Caruana – Carlsen (Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2015)
  • Game 11: Carlsen – Grischuk (Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2019)
  • Game 12: Carlsen – Karjakin (Sinquefield Cup 2018)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s Endgames
  • Part 2: Positional Masterpieces
  • Game 13: Carlsen – Ivanchuk (Linares 2007)
  • Game 14: Mamedyarov – Carlsen (Wijk aan Zee 2008)
  • Game 15: Carlsen – Topalov (MTel Masters 2009)
  • Game 16: Carlsen – Adams (London Chess Classic 2009)
  • Game 17: Carlsen – Anand (5th Chess Masters Final 2012)
  • Game 18: Carlsen – Nakamura (Tal Memorial 2013)
  • Game 19: Carlsen – Kamsky (Sinquefield Cup 2013)
  • Game 20: Carlsen – Mamedyarov (Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2014)
  • Game 21: Carlsen – Wojtaszek (Olympiad Open 2014)
  • Game 22: Carlsen – Aronian (Wijk aan Zee 2015)
  • Game 23: Carlsen – Radjabov (Wijk aan Zee 2015)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s Positional Masterpieces
  • Part 3: Attacking Games
  • Game 24: Carlsen – Radjabov (Biel 2007)
  • Game 25: Carlsen – Topalov (Wijk aan Zee 2012)
  • Game 26: Carlsen – Grandelius (Norway Chess 2016)
  • Game 27: Carlsen – Xiong (Isle of Man Masters 2017)
  • Game 28: Carlsen – Matlakov (Isle of Man Grand Swiss 2019)
  • Game 29: Carlsen – Giri (Vugar Gashimov Memorial 2019)
  • Game 30: Carlsen – Fedoseev (World Cup 2021)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s Attacking Games
  • Part 4: Defending
  • Game 31: Ivanchuk – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2007)
  • Game 32: Kramnik – Carlsen (Tal Memorial 2011)
  • Game 33: Carlsen – Radjabov (Candidates 2013)
  • Game 34: Vachier-Lagrave – Carlsen (Sinquefield Cup 2014)
  • Game 35: Vachier-Lagrave – Carlsen (Norway Chess 2016)
  • Game 36: Svidler – Carlsen (European Club Cup 2018)
  • Game 37: Duda – Carlsen (Wijk aan Zee 2020)
  • Game 38: Caruana – Carlsen (Norway Chess 2020)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s Defense
  • Part 5: World Championships
  • Game 39: Carlsen – Anand (World Chess Championship 2013, Game 5)
  • Game 40: Anand – Carlsen (World Chess Championship 2013, Game 6)
  • Game 41: Carlsen – Anand (World Chess Championship 2014, Game 2)
  • Game 42: Carlsen – Anand (World Chess Championship 2014, Game 6)
  • Game 43: Carlsen – Anand (World Chess Championship 2014, Game 11)
  • Game 44: Carlsen – Karjakin (World Chess Championship 2016, Game 10)
  • Game 45: Carlsen – Karjakin (World Chess Championship 2016, Tiebreaks Game 4)
  • Game 46: Caruana – Carlsen (World Chess Championship 2018, Tiebreaks Game 2)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s World Championship Games
  • Part 6: Online Rapid & Blitz
  • Game 47: Carlsen – Nakamura (FTX Crypto Cup KO 2021)
  • Game 48: Carlsen – Grischuk (FTX Crypto Cup Preliminaries 2021)
  • Game 49: Carlsen – Aronian (New in Chess Classic KO 2021)
  • Game 50: Carlsen – Dubov (Chess24 Blitz Death Match 2021)
  • Final Thoughts on Carlsen’s Online Games
  • Final Word

Magnus Carlsen

– World Champion and the highest-rated player of all time – dominates the strongest players in the world because of his immense strength in all types of positions.

Tactical or positional, kingside attack or queenside squeeze, technical endgame or dynamic defense… Carlsen is willing and able to do whatever it takes to win.

In this 16-hour course, GM Arkadij Naiditsch (peak rating 2737 and 17th in the world) examines 50 of Magnus Carlsen’s best games, grouping them into categories such as Positional Masterpieces, Attacking Play, Endgames, and World Championship Clashes.

Naiditsch’s analysis and explanations will open your eyes to possibilities that even elite grandmasters missed before Carlsen played them.

You will learn how to make progress in quiet positions, ramp up the pressure in attack, and create winning chances in level endgames.

Everything you see is practical and can be applied in your own games, and each winning strategy and psychological ploy is made memorable by following the cut and thrust of the play.

Study all 50 games with Arkadij’s expert explanations and you will be armed with some of the most powerful chess ideas ever seen on the board.

About the author:

Arkadij Naiditsch (born 25 October 1985) is a  chess grandmaster currently representing Azerbaijan (since 2015).

In 1995 he won the European Under-10 championship in Verdun.

Naiditsch was the winner of the Dortmund Sparkassen 2005 Tournament, ahead of well-known players such as Loek van Wely, Veselin Topalov, Peter Svidler, Vladimir Kramnik, Michael Adams, and Peter Leko. In 2007, he won the German national championship based in Bad Königshofen.

Naiditsch won the Grandmaster Group B of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013 in Wijk aan Zee on tiebreak over Richárd Rapport after both finished on 9/13. This victory qualified him for the Tata Steel Group A of 2014 (later renamed ‘Tata Steel Masters’). In August 2014 he won with the black pieces against World Champion Magnus Carlsen, playing first board for the German team in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. The following month Naiditsch won the 2nd Grenke Chess Classic tournament in Baden-Baden. In December of the same year, he finished first in the 38th Zurich Christmas Open.

What will I learn from this course:

  • Mind-Warping Attacks. Re3 (diagram) looks like a beginner’s move – and yet it sets up a deep attack and forces Carlsen’s higher-rated opponent to resign just a few moves later. Naiditsch explains how preparation is as important as execution and reveals the hidden clues that lead Magnus to moves like this.
  • 1% Moves. When your every move is 1% better than your opponent’s you soon snowball that edge into complete domination. Pawn moves, trades, key squares, king position… Magnus is incredibly accurate with these decisions – and Naiditsch explains how.
  • Endgame Genius. Carlsen wins endgames that even elite GMs would only draw 95% of the time. Magnus sees everything and finds every brilliant resource to bring home the full point time after time.

Bonus Content!

As well as the 16 hours of video content, you’ll also receive:

  • PGN Database: All the games from the course, organized by theme.
  • Carlsen’s Game Database: A huge PGN containing nearly 4000 of Magnus’ games!
  • Style Bender: Read the complete story of Magnus Carlsen’s spectacular career from his first professional games right up to his World Championship heights.

Learn the most effective chess ideas ever played, from the highest-rated, most accurate player of all time, Magnus Carlsen!