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Carlsen Cranks
Compiled by fredthebear
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Aronian is moving out. The champ needs his space.

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Matulovic Variation (A89) 0-1
A Giri vs Aronian, 2011 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 40 moves, 0-1

Dutch Defense: Leningrad. Warsaw Variation (A88) 1-0
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2012 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 59 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: Classical Def / Torre w/out 0-0-0 (A45) 0-1
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 0-1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z28pPn6XTPg
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin/Pseudo French Advance (B22) 0-1 B centralizes
G Szabo vs Aronian, 1994
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 0-1

(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0
Aronian vs Jobava, 2015 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: K Pawn Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 Missed Spearhead #
Aronian vs K Urban, 1996 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Var (C67) 0-1Overworked
A Frhat vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 Best game 2006
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Defense. QID (A15) 1-0 Qside mop up
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) Textbook EG
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A14) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Which pawn? Which rook?
Anand vs Aronian, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4w...
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1/2-1/2 Rapid exchanges
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2013 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav, Meran. Wade Var (D47) 1-0 Uncastled K loses
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77) 1-0
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2012 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 23: Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Magnus squeezes a rook endgame win from a dead drawn position
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Norfolk Gambit 2 (A01) 1-0 Discovery
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Carlsen plays the Canal-Sokolsky Attack
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

KIA (A07) 1/2 1/2 Perpetual; Q on the diagonal
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Stonewall. Modern vs Dbl Fio (A90) 0-1 Passers
Anand vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch (E25) 0-1 Contemporary Classic
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 0-1

Beating the World Champ at 18
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

43rd World Championship Match, Game 11
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

The Black bishop and passer are pinned from behind, can't promo
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A10) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Kmoch Var (E20) 0-1 Voted game, video of year
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def (A04) 0-1 Anastasia's mate
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 Fishin' Pole
Carlsen vs N Ibraev, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 17 moves, 1-0

FR Trsch (C08)1-0A great burger is not necessarily a "Big Mac"
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

09 World Blitz Ch: Sicilian Lasker-Dunne Attack; Remove the Def
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def., Anti-Moscow Gambit (D43) 1-0 Sharp tactics
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian(E10) 1-0Doubled pawns exposed K
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Spanish Open, Bernstein Var (C80) 1-0 Check & Fork LPDO!
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

White leaves a queen "hanging" causing Black to resign
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

10th best game of 2009
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

North Sea Defense; He thought for sure Magnus was a goner
B Savchenko vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 0-1

Reti Opening vs. NY System
Carlsen vs J Smeets, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Featured in Chessbase Magazine 115 Move By Move column (King)
L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 27: Move by Move - Carlsen (Cyrus Lakdawala)
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2014 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0Black couldn't finalize
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed Var Chigorin Def (C98) 1-0 Q sac & more!
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jn5...
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1 Pin, Passer,
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Philidor Def (C41) 1-0 W avoids draw by three-fold repetition
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox Variation (E94) 0-1 Q+ will fork LPDO Rook
C F Ekeberg vs Carlsen, 2003 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 0-1

Qf8?? Probably the most fatal blunder in Carlsen's career
Carlsen vs Bareev, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

"It was probably one of my best games ever" - Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 The Qs are not exchanged
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 35: Move by Move - Carlsen (Cyrus Lakdawala)
Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Stonewall. Modern Variation (A90) 0-1
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(A90) Dutch, 52 moves, 0-1

(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 1-0
Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2014 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Kramnik going down with white for the first time in a while.
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 0-1 Contemporary
Kamsky vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Nice Interference/Knight fork shot, + endgame technique
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 0-1

61 f5-f6!! a thunderous winning move overlooked by Carlsen(!)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 67 moves, 1-0

Partidas de Carlsen en relacion a aperturas que
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Positional Variation (C19) 1-0 EG Blunder
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 91 moves, 1-0

Howizterooking the Castled Position.
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Wonderboy - Magnus Carlsen conducts a ruthless king hunt!!
Carlsen vs L Drabke, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 0-1 Rook Hard-at-Work
J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Zukertort /d6 Dutch or Dbl K-Pawn 3 Knights? (A04) 1-0Discovery
Carlsen vs Dolmatov, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange(B40) 0-1 Exchange sac declined
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

3...Qd8 Ilundain Variation (B01) 0-1
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 50 moves, 0-1

If KxB then Dovetail mate Qh5#. If RxB then Gueridon mate Qe7#
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening / English Dbl Fio (A00) 1-0 Deadly crosspin
Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

English Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) 1-0 Back rank
Carlsen vs P Manne, 2002 
(A14) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Troll Masters (2002) Sicilian: Modern Variations (B50) 1-0
Carlsen vs Anders Bekker-Jensen, 2002 
(B50) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

World Championships U12 (2002) Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0
Carlsen vs F Bindrich, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1 Reverse Q trap
R Sander vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 22 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's Defense, Exchange Var (B03) 0-1 Early Magnus win
B Byklum vs Carlsen, 2002 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (B23) 0-1 Pawn fork, Spearhead
O Mikalsen vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Classical Variation (D86) 0-1 Mini
L Olsson vs Carlsen, 2003 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 22 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Indian Variation (A01) 0-1 Ps stripped
O Boyum Fossum vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech Variation. Bled Attack (D17) 1-0 Rob the pin
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Dutch Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1-0 Magnus is 12 years old
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B48) 1-0 Interesting Kside attack
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

DW Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 0-1
M Egeland vs Carlsen, 2002 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 6.Qe2 trap
Carlsen vs A Hobber, 2006 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 48: Move by Move - Carlsen by C. Lakdawala
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 Pin
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow (C91) 1-0 Heavy piece coordination
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Taking 1 pawn might
Carlsen vs Granda Zuniga, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 "...one of the worst"
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Prague ML (D34) 1-0 Bloody Mary w/extra Worcester
Carlsen vs G M Todorovic, 2006 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Chinese Var (B78) 1-0 Brilliancy
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Noa Var (E37) 1-0 Houdini analysis
Carlsen vs Adams, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights (E21) 0-1Exchange sac
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 62 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 1/2-1/2 Live commentary
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1/2-1/2 A hard fight
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's English. 4Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1/2-1/2 Live comments
Carlsen vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Promotion
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var(A15) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2008 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Defense: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Kaiser Rolled
G Kaiser vs Carlsen, 2000 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense 3...e5, 5.QxQd8 KxQ (B07) 0-1 Pins, N vs B ending
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack (B09) 0-1 Black is up 2 pawns
Judit Polgar vs Carlsen, 2012
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Open e-file, uncastled K
Carlsen vs E Blomqvist, 2001 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 OCB ending
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Delete this.
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

Delete this.
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 19 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Schlechter 3.Bd3?! (C00) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Carlsen vs I A Abusdal, 2003 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Under 11, Sicilian Bowlder Attk (B20) 0-1 MC's 1st official win
Bendik Svendsen vs Carlsen, 1999 
(B20) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Black IQP
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 1/2
Motylev vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1 Prompt Dbl Exchange Sacs
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 0-1 The chink in the armor
Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 79 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov, English Attk (B48) 0-1 The Shining
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 90 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Reti 5.c4 Yugoslav (A07) 0-1R endings take time to mast
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 1-0 Pin, Discovered+
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 92 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 "The B's Knees" SCB ending
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Photo link in blog
I Saric vs Carlsen, 2014 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

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