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Magnus Carlsen for Amateurs: Carlsen and Anand

  • Austin-Irving Branch Library 6100 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, IL, 60634 United States (map)

How has grandmaster chess changed in the computer era?

What does it mean to have a “style” in chess?

What can beginning and intermediate players learn from the games of the champions?

We’ll discuss selected games of three world champions from the decade after Garry Kasparov’s retirement: Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, and Magnus Carlsen, with a special emphasis on Carlsen’s career. Audience participation encouraged. Open to players of all skill levels ages 7 and up.