How to press your opponents like Carlsen?

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Magnus Carlsen does not require much introduction – his great chess power and tremendous results are well known. The Norwegian star has been dominating the chess world for a couple of years and he’s still on top, which is great!


But what is really intriguing is HOW Carlsen can play so well, consistently?

While this is a mystery to most chess players, we’ll analyse it in depth – I’m going to conduct the webinarPress your opponents like Carlsen” on 28 February at 3 p.m. GMT (check timings here: LINK), where I’ll discuss the above question deeply and share with you the key factors for his success.

For instance, let me show you an example – below is a position from the recent World Championship match between Carlsen and Anand.

Carlsen – Anand


Black’s turn

It is the second game of the event, where Anand played 34…h5?? He had to resign after White’s answer 35.Qb7. Instead, Black could have played 34…Qd2, counter-attacking the White king, and the game would have gone on.

But here is the question: how could Anand make such an elementary blunder in one move? It seems like pure luck on the part of Carlsen.

However, let’s see what Carlsen himself says about his games. Here’s a fragment of Carlsen’s interview:

Journalist: Many people think that you are lucky, that your opponents commit mistakes. Do you think this is some part of you being lucky?

Carlsen: No, that is a myth. When you put pressure on your opponents, they tend to make mistakes. 

And this is exactly what we’ll talk about in my webinar “Press your opponents like Carlsen”! 🙂


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Additionally, you’ll have a chance to get this webinar recording as a free bonus if you buy my new book Champion Psychology in the first days after release! 🙂

However, your attendance will not be guaranteed as the seats are limited to 100 students. Do it at your own risk! 🙂 Moreover, I might give other special offers during the release of the book as it will be a special moment for our Academy. Who knows? Stay tuned!

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  1. Carlsen is amazing at those major piece endgames. …Qd2 also would have tied the white queen to the defense of the c-pawn. 34…Qd2 35.Qxf3,Qxc2 and I still like white’s chances better due to his more active rook but black has plenty of potential to save the game as both sides have quite weak pawns. Maybe white would try exchanging into a pure rook ending since black’s queen is active and supports the passed pawn here?

  2. Dear igor smirnov i purchased webinar on 20th feburary and i want to suggest a idea can u provide an offer like 1st 100 buyers who purchased the webinar have a chance to get the book for free.

  3. Thanks for your suggestion! Since I’ve already announced the conditions for this event, I can’t change them now. Still, I’ll take your idea into account for future events.
    Hopefully, you’ll enjoy both the book and the webinar. Both topics are very useful and interesting.

    Talk to you soon in the webinar!

    1. wounder full webinar igor,I like it a lot.I want to study endgame for some to master it, can u suggest some opening that i can go endgame and play solid equal position, i have your opening course i saw attacking openings only for white

  4. I’ve just been looking at the game Movsesian-Kasparov, Sarajevo 2000. Kasparov’s 19th move really struck me as an excellent example of what you teach in Lesson 2 from the Your Winning Plan package.

  5. Thank you for the very inspiring Book and Webinar! I have the feeling that with the help of the great ideas described in the book i will play more confidently and enjoy the game much more. Also the webinar is well done and i think the ideas are very good to implement in the own thought process. Thank you!

    1. Thanks for your appreciation Alex!

      It takes a lot of efforts to create a high-quality book/webinar, and it’s important for me to know your feedback. Thank you for sharing it!

      Good luck in your chess battles! 🙂

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