Finishing in Cold Blood

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is dangerous – very dangerous – when in form. At the recently-concluded World Blitz Chess Championship, Carlsen accelerated to straight eight wins on the final day. Even though it was enough only to get Carlsen to within half point of the eventual World Blitz Chess Champion Alexander Grischuk, the games were worth watching. Here is the World No. 1’s win over the World Rapid Chess Champion Sergey Karjakin. Karjakin later told Chess-News that Carlsen had congratulated him for the World Rapid Title saying, “He (Karjakin) deserved it.”

Carlsen,M (2837) – Karjakin,Sergey (2779)

Result: 1-0
Site: Astana KAZ
Date: 2012.07.10
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