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Chess Puzzles from the Games of Magnus Carlsen

It is difficult to mention any field of activity that does not have its role models. Chess is not an exclusion. The reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen is one of the brightest role models in the chess world. His impressive achievements in the sphere motivate many people to keep training.


Although Carlsen has vacated his championship title, he's still striving to improve and reach his next milestone: the 2900 rating. We hope these puzzles that we've collected from Magnus Carlsen's games will encourage you to improve your game as well.


1. Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand, Stavanger, 2019. White to mate in 2

Carlsen vs Anand


2. Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Leuven, 2017. White to mate in 3

Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi


3. Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, New York, 2016. White to mate in 2

Carlsen vs Karjakin


4. Magnus Carlsen vs Rainn Wilson, Internet, 12/14/2014. White to mate in 4

Carlsen vs Wilson


5. Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk, Monaco, 3/23/2011. White to mate in 3

Carlsen vs Grischuk




1). 1. Qb2+ Kd5 2. Qd4#

2). 1. Qxf7+ Rxf7 2. Rd8+ Rf8 3. Rfxf8#

3). 1. Qh6+ Kxh6 2. Rh8#

4). 1. Re8+ Rxe8 2. Qxe8+ Kc7 3. Ne6+ Kb4 4. Qb5#

5). 1. Rf1+ Qf7 2. Qe7+ Kg7 3. Qxf7#


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