Today we celebrate the release of The Magnus Touch: The Endgame.
This brand new – and hugely anticipated – Chessable course has been assembled by an all-star cast.
Carlsen’s reputation for squeezing winning chances out of the most innocuous-looking endings places him in a very small group of players with a similar ability. José Raúl Capablanca, Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov always spring immediately to mind.
What allows such players to create something out of virtually nothing? A large amount of skill is obviously an important factor. We can add tremendous patience, an extremely strong will to win and sheer determination to the list.
The Magnus Touch: The Endgame utilises our
We gave details of the a free lesson just a few days ago but now is the time to investigate the full course.
In truth, it the position of the white e-pawn that gives Carlsen something to target.
He played 39 …Rc4! which doesn’t look like much at first glance. However, White’s e-pawn is suddenly left feeling a shade lonely as f2-f4 is more difficult to achieve.
Fast forward a number of moves and we find, with more than a hint of irony, that the e-pawn is still in position but all of the other white pawns have gone.
According to the course: