Carlsen vs Ivanchuk – Nimzo-Indian – Bilbao Chess Masters Round 9 – Oct 10, 2011

Here Magnus Carlsen shows why he’s the world number 1, crushing Ivanchuk positionally and tying Ivanchuk for first place in the Bilbao Chess Masters Tournament in Round 9 going into the final round. Magnus has serious momentum now at Bilbao, probably fueled by his humble yet circumspectly optimistic outlook. Check out this interview recorded just a few days prior to this game after he took revenge against Vallejo in Round 8: