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Game Of the Week: Carlsen vs. Li Chao - Qatar Masters Open

Game Of the Week: Carlsen vs. Li Chao - Qatar Masters Open

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Carlsen vs. Li Chao - Qatar Masters Open

Opening: D70: Neo-Grunfeld defense

Player(s): Carlsen, Li

Three-time U.S. Champion GM Joel Benjamin brings you a new show every Friday at 15:00 Server Time. Joel is regarded by many as one of the best commentators and analysts' we have in the game today -- so if you want to get ahead of the game, get ready to tune-in!

World Champion Magnus Carlsen raised a few eyebrows when he agreed to play in a Swiss-system tournament. That decision didn't look so good at first when he was held to a draw in the first round of the Qatar Masters by IM Nino Batsiashvili. Carlsen shook off that failure and put up full points against his male opponents, soon surging into the lead. In round five Carlsen produced one of the more spectacular games of the tournament, reminding us that he is more than just a good grinder.

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