Carlsen – Giri, Tata Steel Tournament 2011

Here’s Magnus Carlsen’s shockingly quick loss against Anish Giri which I think provides some fascinating insights into his extraordinarily deep approach to chess and what can go wrong with it. There’s no doubt that 11.Qd2 is one weird move, but the ideas behind it are well motivated. It’s not quite clear to me what he missed tactically but White is in deep trouble after …e5-e4.

I imagine these two will be playing quite a few more games against each other. Could it become one of the great rivalries of chess history?