Magnus Carlsen beats his Dad at chess in the Arctic

A fast rising 16-year-old Magnus Carlsen was already among the world’s elite chess players. At the Arctic Chess Challenge tournament, held in April of 2007 in Tromsø, Norway, Magnus was paired up against none other than his Dad, Henrik Carlsen. Both Magnus and Henrik entered their Round 6 match-up with 3.5 tournament points. Magnus, a Grandmaster rated about 2700, was a massive favorite over his father Henrik, rated 2089. As if the 600 point rating gap weren’t difficult enough to overcome, Papa Bear would also be saddled with the black pieces.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd5 ed5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 c6 7. Qc2 h6 8. Bh4 O-O 9. Bd3 Re8 10. Nge2 Ne4 11. Be7 Qe7 12. Be4 de4 13. Ng3 f5 14. O-O Na6 15. a3 Nc7 16. f3 ef3 17. Rf3 f4 18. ef4 Bg4 19. Rff1 Rad8 20. f5 Rd4 21. Qf2 Qe3 22. h3 Rd2 23. Qe3 Re3 24. Rf2 Rg3 25. Rd2 Bf5 26. Re1 Kf7 27. Rf1 Kg6 28. Rd6 Be6 29. Re1 Kf7 30. Ne4 Rg6 31. Nc5 b6 32. Rc6 bc5 33. Rc7 Kg8 34. Rc6 Rg2 35. Kg2 Bd5 36. Kg3 Bc6 37. Rc1

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