13-year-old Magnus Carlsen’s picturesque mate

This game between 13-year-old Magnus Carlsen (white), and Sipke Ernst (black) was the penultimate round of the Group C section of the Corus Chess Tournament of 2004. Both Magnus Carlsen and Sipke Ernst were International Masters at the time, Carlsen becoming a Grandmaster a few months later, and Ernst a couple years later. Carlsen’s picturesque mate against Ernst secured him his 1st Grandmaster norm. Watch the young mind at work execute a beautiful attacking combination from a seemingly quiet looking position out of a Caro-Kann Defense, Main Line.

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6
7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Ngf6
12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Qa5 14. Kb1 O-O 15. Nxf6+ Nxf6 16. Ne5
Rad8 17. Qe2 c5 18. Ng6 fxg6 19. Qxe6+ Kh8 20. hxg6 Ng8
21. Bxh6 gxh6 22. Rxh6+ Nxh6 23. Qxe7 Nf7 24. gxf7 Kg7 25. Rd3
Rd6 26. Rg3+ Rg6 27. Qe5+ Kxf7 28. Qf5+ Rf6 29. Qd7

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Software: Blitzin

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