Carlsen Played The GOAT Opening To Defeat Hikaru And Fabiano
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Carlsen Played The GOAT Opening To Defeat Hikaru And Fabiano

Carlsen Played The GOAT Opening To Defeat Hikaru And Fabiano

Regarded as the GOAT of chess, Magnus Carlsen has incorporated a new, peculiar, and unconventional chess opening known as the Goat Horns opening into his repertoire. Remarkably, he holds an impressive win rate of 82% with this unusual opening, having even secured victories against formidable opponents such as Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana.

Curious about how this opening unfolds? Carlsen begins with 1…a6 on move 1 – yes, you heard it right! But the intrigue doesn’t stop there; he follows up with 2…c6, yet another seemingly bizarre move.

While it may appear to be a whimsical opening, suitable for trolling opponents on the Internet, it actually has some interesting variations that allow Black to attain a superior position.

Below, you can find the games shown in the video:

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