12-year old Magnus Carlsen’s amazing queen sacrifice

12-year old Magnus Carlsen’s amazing queen sacrifice
Tactics & Calculation

12-year old Magnus Carlsen’s amazing queen sacrifice

Attack is one of the most important and essential skills in chess. You cannot win a chess game if you cannot attack. But many chess players don’t know where to attack and how to start an attack. The right plan is required to deliver a proper and successful attack.


Even the first undisputed world chess champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, used to say that “Only the player with the initiative has the right to attack.


Today our guest coach CM Tryfon Gavriel has prepared a very instructive video lesson for you. In this video, he will show you a great game played by the 12-year old Magnus Carlsen, where the current World Champion had delivered a successful attack with an amazing Queen sacrifice.
Magnus Carlsen

Suggestion: you may also like to see Magnus Carlsen’s immortal chess game!


You’ll also learn about the following in this lesson:


  • Flexibility and coordination of your pieces
  • Manoeuvring
  • Importance of the space advantage
  • Power of the queen-bishop battery
  • Pawn breakthrough
  • And lots more


You can watch the video below:

Author information


Tryfon Gavriel is a FIDE Candidate Master (CM) with a rating of 2170. He has over 35 years of playing actively both online and offline.
Tryfon GavrielHe won the Lloyds Under-18 national UK tournament in 1989, and was awarded with the trophy by Grandmaster and PHD Mathematician Dr John Nunn. He also played twice in the main British Chess Championship.


P.S. Did you enjoy watching the game? What is your impression about Tryfon’s lesson? 🙂 Feel free to write your thoughts and feedback in the comments below.


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