Magnus Carlsen only won two games in the just-completed 2012 Tal Memorial, but both, especially his early-round win over Teimour Radjabov, were of instructive value. About the win over Radjabov, I had a feeling of deja vu when I replayed it that the fundamental outline of his winning plan was very similar to an old victory of Jose Capablanca's. When I read Carlsen's comments in the post-game press conference to the same effect I had to find the game in question, and it wasn't too difficult: Ilya Kan-Capablanca from the same city (Moscow) in 1936.
So in this week's ChessVideos show I present both games, hopefully with enough clarity and depth to help you pressure and (generally) defeat your opponents from similar structures. If Kan and especially Radjabov failed to hold, our everyday opponents at the club level are really going to be in trouble!
The show is free, as always (one-time only free registration is required) and will be available on-demand for the next month or so.