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Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall (C42)  1-0 OCB victory
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 71 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 Na8?
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1 Precision
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

C84 1-0 40
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 1-0 Who's pinning who?
Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 50 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

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

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Italian Game d3, c3; exhanges on e3 (C50) 1-0 Black in a Bind
Carlsen vs Anand, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1/2-1/2 Tension
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2017 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 White easily passes pawns
Carlsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg2 vsDragon Nc6, Nf6, Bg7 (B25) 1-0Blitz
Jobava vs Carlsen, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Game 1, Alekhine Alert by Timothy Taylor
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 0-1

North Sea Defense; He thought for sure Magnus was a goner
B Savchenko vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 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: Classical. Quiet System (B08) 0-1 Kaiser Rolled
G Kaiser vs Carlsen, 2000 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

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

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 22 in How to Crush Your Opponents by Simon Williams
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 0-1 25...?
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

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

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

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto Var(B31) 0-1Discovr
M Pavlovic vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

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

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 1-0 Spearhead w/Passer
R Zelcic vs Carlsen, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Four Knights. Exchange(B40) 0-1 Exchange sac declined
Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2005 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Sic Dragon. Yugoslav Attk Modern Line (B76) 1-0Overcomes blundr
Carlsen vs G Jones, 2018 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

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

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

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack Old Line (B78) 0-1 Q sac promo
Polgar vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 44 moves, 0-1

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

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

KIA vs French Defense Guimard Hybrid (C00) 1-0 Weak Backward P
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 Q forks EAD & LPDO
R Sander vs Carlsen, 2002 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

French Def. Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 1-0 Qs penetrate
Carlsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

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

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

Game 38 in The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies by Sam Collins
Carlsen vs Short, 2010 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

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

K Pawn Game: Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 Undermine Q as defender
Carlsen vs S Vokhidov, 2018 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 36 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

G62: Fighting Chess w/Magnus Carlsen by Mikhalchishin & Stetsko
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1-0

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

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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Threatening pin vs f7
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Four Knights Game: Italian Copycat (C50) 0-1 MC was 9 years old
Carlsen vs Thobias Kolbu, 1999 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 26 moves, 0-1

Russian Game d3 (C42) 0-1Concentrate power & get the Q in close
O Hagberg vs Carlsen, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 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

Magnus plays the Halloween Gambit with an a3 prep
Carlsen vs S Nyysti, 2002 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 0-1 Diagonal spearhead on g2
M Egeland vs Carlsen, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 0-1 kibitzer
B Kvisvik vs Carlsen, 2002 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 34 moves, 0-1

31 Rh8-d8! Black c7-king cannot defend both d8- and c6-squares
Carlsen vs T Gulbrandsen, 2002 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Schlechter Variation (C00) 1-0 Unusual bishops
Carlsen vs T Maeder, 2002 
(C00) French Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

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

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Kolisch Def (C39) 1/2-1/2 Try 9.Nd5
Fedorov vs Carlsen, 2004 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Pins crush
Carlsen vs O Dannevig, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.Be2. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Back ranker
Carlsen vs S Agdestein, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 38 moves, 0-1

C95 1-0 38
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 Both 14 yrs old
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1Blitz blunder
Carlsen vs M Gagunashvili, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 Tactics - all kinds!
Carlsen vs T Bae, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 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

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 Nxf7 countered later by Q sac
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0If you don't like to capture...
Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 0-1 "If" is a big word.
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 7 in 'Carlsen: Move by Move' by Cyrus Lakdawala.
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2007 
(B07) Pirc, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 55 in Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Scheveningen. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Spearhead
Carlsen vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 A battle of passed pawns
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0 R sac
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Sjugirov B12 1-0 25
S Sjugirov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Blitz; see youtube link
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 0-1

Nepomniachtchi B92 0-1 66
Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 66 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 0-1 Strangeness
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Decent enough game
Carlsen vs D Howell, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

B51 1-0 56
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 0-1
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 0-1

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0Black Ps get busted
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(C11) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Italian, Classical c3, d3 Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 RxNf7 pin
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2012 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 53 in Carlsen: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Bologan vs Carlsen, 2012 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Cnterattk (C44) 1-0 Central P thrust
Carlsen vs Harikrishna, 2013 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 33 in Carlsen: Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala
Carlsen vs I Sokolov, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 1-0 Pin, Discovered+
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 92 moves, 1-0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur... Carlson Annotates
Yifan Hou vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Classical (B18) 1-0 Lots of Black Q moves
Carlsen vs L'Ami, 2013 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 65 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 W has many ways
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

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

Carlsen vs Anand 2013 World Championship rd 6
Anand vs Carlsen, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1-0 22.? Informant Golden Game
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)1-0 R ending, missed 1/2
Carlsen vs P H Nielsen, 2014 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1-0 youtube analysis
Carlsen vs Potkin, 2014 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1-0 29.? Fredthebear share
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 38 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

Carlsen - Anand World Champship Match (2014), Sochi RUS, rd 6
Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 "little moves" improve position
Carlsen vs Yifan Hou, 2015 
(B32) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Archangelsk (C78) 0-1Lost in time trouble
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 After the fact
Carlsen vs So, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var 4.0-0 (C50) 1-0 Exchange sacs P race
Carlsen vs Adams, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nimzowitsch. Exchange (B29) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs N Grandelius, 2016 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Blitz blunder
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Standard Def (B06) 0-1 First blood
Wei Yi vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 g-file Spearhead
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B50) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

C65 1-0 26
Carlsen vs So, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Two Knights (B06) 0-1 Spearhead on 2nd
D Solak vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly. Venice System (B28) 1-0 Simul Exhibition
Carlsen vs Vedic Panda, 2016 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

G34: Most Exciting Games of 2016 by Naiditsch, Balogh & Maze
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 75 moves, 1-0

B13 1-0 46
Carlsen vs V S Gujrathi, 2016 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Dodgeball
Carlsen vs Wojtaszek, 2017 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Botvinnik System (A07) 1-0Kside exchanges produce passer
Carlsen vs M Sebenik, 2017
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

KIA vs QID closed e4, c4 vs e5, c5 (A07) 1-0Paralysed minors EG
Carlsen vs L Pantsulaia, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Slugfest
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1/2-1/2 Rapid; Mate in 60?!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2017 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

C22 0-1 19
Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C22) Center Game, 19 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Malaniuk Var (C45) 0-1 So left the pawn hanging
So vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

B51 1-0 30
Carlsen vs Dreev, 2017 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: 2Knts Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 0-1 Stockfish
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Stockfish 8 analysis
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Blitz
Carlsen vs So, 2017
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 0-1 Discovery
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2017
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Mutual promotion
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attk 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (C42)1-0 OCB ending
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Tarrasch Var (C77) 1-0Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Anand, 2019 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 1-0

Carlsen back over 2850 for the first time since 2016
Navara vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Scandi Ilundain 3...Qd8 vs Bg7, Bb7 (B01) 1-0 Blitz Bxf7+
Carlsen vs P Maghsoodloo, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

B08 0-1 34
E Hansen vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

B18 1/2-1/2 18
Carlsen vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

B90 1/2-1/2 24
Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

B22 1/2-1/2 79
D Howell vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

B33 0-1 37
I Cheparinov vs Carlsen, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

C55 0-1 49
V Malakhov vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

C78 1-0 20
Carlsen vs Beliavsky, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

B43 1-0 34
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2006 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 1-0

B30 0-1 50
Morozevich vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

B67 1-0 35
Carlsen vs Vladimirov, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 35 moves, 1-0

B92 0-1 37
Yurtaev vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

B97 1-0 26
Carlsen vs V Popov, 2004 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

C67 1-0 66
Carlsen vs Kharlov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 1-0

B76 1-0 33
Carlsen vs M Praszak, 2005 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

B43 1-0 48
Carlsen vs Kamsky, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 48 moves, 1-0

B30 0-1 40
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

C45 1-0 44
Carlsen vs Leko, 2009 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

C11 0-1 45
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2010 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 0-1

B76 0-1 31
Nisipeanu vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

C67 0-1 33
Smeets vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

B12 1-0 29
Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

B92 1-0 37
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

C78 0-1 38
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

C78 1/2-1/2 37
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2016 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. 3.Nc3 e5 (B30) 0-1 Sac and mate by a pawn roller
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 B&N vs B&R
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

Sveshnikov Sicil1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e5
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. General 3...e5 4.Bc4 Be7 (B30) 0-1 Easy Peezy
Karjakin vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Norwegian Defense (B06) 0-1 Blitz
Anand vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Norwegian Def. Norwegian Gambit (B06) 0-1 Blitz
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1-0 Armageddon
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1-0

Sic Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov, Novosibirsk (B33) 0-1 Stockfish
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Sicil Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Another f3 blu
Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50) 1-0 csmath annotates!
Carlsen vs So, 2019 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 R vs R&B
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 109 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 0-1Blitz; interference fails
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Schlechter Bd3/Exchange (C00) 0-1 B vs N ending
R Fontaine vs Carlsen, 2018
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Attk Perenyi Gambit (B81) 0-1 Daisy
Carlsen vs Bromberger, 2004 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def: Ilundain (B01) 1-0 Nxf7 KxN hit by Spearhead
Carlsen vs Petter Lund, 2001
(B01) Scandinavian, 13 moves, 1-0

Game 944 in Chess Informant Best Games 901-1000
Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2005 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

QID: Fianchetto. Check Variation Intermezzo (E15) 1-0 blitz
Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 kicked by a horse
R Kulkarni vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C22) Center Game, 28 moves, 0-1

"I'm Just a Bill" (game of the day Jan-25-2014)
Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo ML (C53) 0-1 Passers
N Rosenthal vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

"Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?"
Carlsen vs P N Royset, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Gubinsky-Melts (B01) 0-1 NxBd2 dark weakness
R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B01) Scandinavian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1/2-? Psychology vs the WC
D Smerdon vs Carlsen, 2016 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chess.com referred to this as a Smerdon Book Win
S Vaibhav vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 0-1

Sicilian (B54) 1/2-1/2 it's viewable on line
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(B57) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

It's NOT a KIA: Dble Fianchetto (A07) 0-1My Mislabel Commentary
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Scheveningen (B80) 0-1 Armageddon; Stockfish notes
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern. ML (B57) 0-1 5.Bc4?! Ginsburg Gambit
Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2020 
(B57) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch Defense transposes to Center Counter Def (B00) 1-0
Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: McDonnell Attack (B21) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

KGA. Schallop Def (C34) 0-1 Follow theory if you play gambits
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2020 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Stockfish
Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Scandinavian Def: Schiller-Pytel 3...Qd6 (B01) 1-0 Prevent 0-0
Carlsen vs A Utegaliyev, 2019 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs C Daly, 2003 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

French Def: Winawer. Adv General (C16) 1-0Recapture, Discovery+
Carlsen vs G Fant, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Brooklyn Variation (B02) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Fressinet vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

1.c3?! Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Svidler, 2020 
(B30) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2020 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Stockfish notes; blitz
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2020 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Chelyabinsk Var (B33) 0-1blitz
A Dogukan vs Carlsen, 2020  
(B33) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Internet
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2020 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

French Def: Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Aggressive!
Carlsen vs Andersson, 2006 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Breyer Def Zaitsev Hybrid (C95) 1-0 Blitz
Carlsen vs B Amin, 2019 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Castle cleaning
Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Bg7, Bb7 Var (B31) 0-1 Live Video
Giri vs Carlsen, 2019 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 55 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 video link at top
Dubov vs Carlsen, 2020 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attack (C77) 0-1 video link
Anand vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Vol 128, Game 3; Chess Evolution Volumes 101-150
Carlsen vs Wojtaszek, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Mar-01-08 sallom89: a video of this game
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 video
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1 Video link
Ding Liren vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Mordimer's video link
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Mordimer video link
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def: Winawer. Poisoned Pawn General (C18) 1-0 Gueridon #
Carlsen vs H Willumsen, 2004 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Tal Variation (B12) 0-1 BOSS
Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: Exchange Var (C41) 0-1 Discovered+ and more
Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Anand - Carlsen World Champship Match (2013), Chennai IND, rd.1
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Norway 2020: end of a 125 game streak without a loss
Duda vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1-0

"That is really awesome. Wow." says the champ.
L P Supi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B01) Scandinavian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Mordimer video link
Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78)1-0 Mordimer video link
Carlsen vs A Tari, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

KIA 5.e4!? vs Rev Botvinnik (A07) 0-1 Mordimer video link
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
D Arngrimsson vs Carlsen, 2004
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Stockfish
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Cozio Def. General (C60) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 0-1 Rapid, Internet
So vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 video links
A Esipenko vs Carlsen, 2021 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ns inv
Carlsen vs Dubov, 2021 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1/2- Draw of the Year
Carlsen vs Giri, 2021 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Martinez Var (C78) 1-0 blitz video
Carlsen vs Ding Liren, 2021 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs S Martinovic, 2021 
(B56) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attk (B51) 1/2-Daniel King
Carlsen vs Wojtaszek, 2021 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2021 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Var (B12) 1-0
Carlsen vs V Fedoseev, 2021 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: Four Pawns Attk. Fianchetto Var (B03) 0-1 Stockfi
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2020 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 Def: Classical 6.Ne5 c6 (B01) 1-0 Discovered+
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2021 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 video link
Carlsen vs Firouzja, 2021 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 52 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: Keene Var (B00) 0-1 backward P on half-open file
Eljanov vs Carlsen, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Oct-02-21 optimal play: SACRIFICED QUEEN blitz game video
Giri vs Carlsen, 2021 
(B30) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 0-1 armageddon
Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2021 
(C28) Vienna Game, 56 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Staunton Var (C42) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2021 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jan-06-18 chancho: The Chief Arbiter on the incident: video
Carlsen vs E Inarkiev, 2017 
(B20) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Magnus tries the Chinese Dragon, after a tip from Radja
Dominguez Perez vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 0-1 LPDO
Carlsen vs S Gabrielsen, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Carlsen vs Kasimdzhanov, 2017 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 0-1 Controversy
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 66 moves, 0-1

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