Daily Chess Improvement: Double Trouble Carlsen-Caruana Chess Tactic!

Here are 2 chess tactical brilliancy from Carlsen and Caruana

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Magnus Carlsen vs Nurlan Ibraev, Calvia, 2004

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White to move and mate in 4



Caruana vs Peter Vavrak, Rogatska Slatina, 2009

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KarthikM
KarthikM

First problem

  1. Rxf6 Qxf6 [... gxf6 leads to a quick mate]
  2. Qh7+ Kf8
  3. Ba3+ d6
  4. Ne4!

    and now black has to give up the queen to defend Bxd6+ Interposing the rook at e7 in an attempt to give back the exchange opens up Qh8#
haworth
haworth

Carlsen: RxfN black resigns, mate soon

KarthikM
KarthikM

Second problem

  1. Qa7+ Kd6 2. Bf4+ e5 3. Qxb6+ Kd7 4. Qc6#


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