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 of the current chess world. His impressive achievements in the sphere motivates many people to keep training. Carlsen notes “Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.” We hope that you’ll enjoy solving the chess puzzles we’ve collected for you from Magnus Carlsen's games.

 

1. White to move and mate in 2

Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand, Stavanger, 2019

 

2. White to move and mate in 3

Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi, Leuven, 2017

 

3. White to move and mate in 2

Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin, New York, 2016

 

4. White to move and mate in 4

Magnus Carlsen vs Rainn Wilson, Internet, 12/14/2014

 

5. White to move and mate in 3

Magnus Carlsen vs Alexander Grischuk, Monaco, 3/23/2011

 

 

Solutions

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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