Jakovenko vs Carlsen

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Opocensky Variation Traditional Line (B92) · 0-1

Kevin’s Commentary: In another tournament that Magnus dominated, he shows how strong black can be in the sicilian if played correctly. This game really shows the exact science that it takes in the end game to execute a perfect plan. Some games there aren’t any elaborate sacrifices or crazy attacks. Instead you see one player find a small advantage and then use tactical precision to win the game. That’s exactly what Carlsen did and that’s why he is playing at such a ridiculous level right now.