Carlsen vs Kramnik

English Opening: King’s English. Four Knights Variation Fianchetto Lines (A29) ยท 1-0

Kevin’s Commentary: At the London Chess Classic Tournament Carlsen and Kramnik finished 1/2 and were playing at the top of their games. The deciding match would be that of Carlsen playing Kramnik as white and holding his advantage for the win of the game and the tournament. The interesting thing about the game that Kramnik spent the entire game focusing all his energy on an aggressive attack and almost became consumed with winning the game outright. Carlsen on the other hand, played very patiently, defending well and at the same time, slowly built up his position. This shows that even as strong a player as Kramnik is, all attacks don’t work out so be sure it’ll work before you go in for the kill.