Firouzja: Carlsen’s Next Challenger? | Grandmaster’s Choice – GM Alex Shabalov

Grandmaster Alexander Shabalov looks at the recent rapid rise of Alireza Firouzja. Is it too early to peg the young France player as favorite to win the next world championship cycle?

Alireza Firouzja vs Baadur Jobava, European Team Championship (2021): B12 Caro-Kann, advance variation
Alireza Firouzja vs Mustafa Yilmaz, European Team Championship (2021): B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack
Dariusz Swiercz vs Alireza Firouzja, FIDE Grand Swiss (2021): B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4

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