Magnus carlsen needs no introduction. His determination and immense talent from a very primarily stage has the way he has engraved himself into the chess world as the strongest player of the decade. He resembles all the universal qualities  a player should have but he gives most of the importance to the strategic play positions.

The question must be arising in all the chess lovers mind that how did MAGNUS CARLSEN become a good chess player? REALLY? he started to learn chess when he was young, he had a great trainer, his father could afford his travels all around the world,he was talented and he put a lot of effort in chess. The only talent or high IQ aren't enough to become a world champion.

Speaking of his strategies,

The positions with a slight plus where he can slowly increase the pressure without risking anything. His games are a source of inspiration for any aspiring chess player who looks for perfection as well as improvement.

Here are the few valid things to learn from him inorder become a classic and massive player if implemented:

1.   Tactical play

Although its not often that we see Magnus Carlsen winning a game with a devastating attack nowadays, he has done so a number of times and it hasn’t been easy for his opponents.


2.   Flexible thinking

He is a massive chess player who has studied and analyzed a lots of games and positions. He knows almost all types of  structures, as well as the typical patterns, which motivates him and makes his sight clear to find the suitable plans in any losing position. He can easily switch to one type of position/structure to another when it is necessary to do so.


3.   Endgame technique

The current World Champion has a great endgame technique and has been able to win even many seemingly “drawish” positions. He is always trying to create new weaknesses in his opponent’s position and slowly but surely convert this slight advantage into a win. His preference for such position is what made people seeing him as a rather dull player, but speaking of being practical this is the skill all the chess players would love to perceive.


4.   Positional chess

When it comes to positional chess all you need is Magnus carlsen! You can just learn all the strategic from him. He has great technique  with the bishop pair, he is constantly trying to weaken the opponent’s position and then exploit  this,etc. all we need to do is grab all our attention to those details and how he uses them to his advantage.


5.   Play simple chess

He rarely plays for an opening advantage; he usually gets equal or only slightly better positions out of the openings. From there, it is time to show which side can handle the position better.

Nowadays many players waste a lot of time trying to find the perfect opening that will yield them a very good middlegame, when this is almost impossible.

Just play simple and normal chess wherever necessary that should be identified by the player as well!


6.   Wide opening choice

As any top player, he knows many openings and always varies in tournaments. This can be a very useful weapon for the tournament player, making it difficult for your opponent to prepare.


7.   Physical training

In what universe chess has to be related to physical training? Well, Magnus is one of the young players who showed the importance of the physical training and of finding  the right balance between chess training and keeping in a good physical shape. This translates in the physical endurance he shows over the board, as most of his games are very long; he likes to tire his opponents and eventually lead them into making a mistake.

So basically you should be physically active too as a fat and unfit body can make you tired too.

So stay fit like Carlsen!


8.   Self – confidence

Another most precise,crucial and important feature that every player should develop. Magnus Carlsen is a very fantastic example of self-confidence;he is always sure in himself and he believes he can achieve any goals he sets.

This is perhaps one of the most important things in a player, there are many strong chess players who didn’t succeed simply because they didn’t really believe they could do it.


9.   Psychological strength

This is very important during a game and tournaments. Magnus is one player who likes to know his opponents from a psychological point of view and find patterns in their styles that he can use in his favor. He has also shown a great ability to come back after a tough loss and quickly recover after a bad result.

10.  Fighting spirit

Magnus Carlsen sometimes plays until exhaustion, even positions that are equal. This shows that he is constantly trying to win and trying out different plans that could make his opponents go wrong. A great feature that any chess player could use!

So what you think about this player’s strategy let us know and try to implement them to play an awesome strategic game like him.