Carlsen Wins The Tal Memorial

It was nice to see Magnus Carlsen pip his rivals at the post in the Tal Memorial. And the result serves as a reminder that any World Championship cycle must include the young Norwegian in order to have real validity.

Here’s his last round game against Luke McShane. And the lesson for the chess improver is that titles don’t matter as much as strength.


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: