The Norwegian Rat - World Champion Magnus Carlsen's Secret Weapon, Vol. 2 (MP4 Download)
The Norwegian Rat
World Champion Magnus Carlsen's Secret Weapon
GM Ron W. Henley
Opening System for Black versus 1.e4 or 1.d4
(Mp4 Format, PC or Mac required to view)
Magnus has played the Norwegian Rat since 2010, but in recent years has scored 4 wins and 1 loss in World Championship Blitz Events, including wins versus Anand and Caruana!
In the last two years, he began employing the Norwegian Rat in his 13 part Chess24.com Banter Blitz series while taunting his opponents “Can anyone equalize against the Rat?” While crushing GMs rated from 2500 to 3200 as well as non-masters, Magnus racked up a stunning 19 wins and 1 loss!
Volume 2 (2 Hours 38 Minutes)
1) 3.Nc3 d5 4.e5 Ne4! 5.Nce2!? f6! White retreats his Knight from c3 and looks to trap the intruder on e4.Black rescues his Knight and then counter-attacks the white center.
2) 3.Nc3 d5 4.e5 Ne4! 5.Bd3
3) 3.Nc3 d5 4.e5 Ne4! 5.Be3
4) 3.Nc3 d5 4.e5 Ne4! 5.Nge2