SOS File 8: Magnus Carlsen and the SOS Approach
The Choices of a Homo Ludens
by Jeroen Bosch
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SOS File 8 examines Magnus Carlsen's willingness to experiment and to adopt surprising opening variations that are off the beaten track. Even in his earlier years some games showed an SOS type approach to the opening stage. The author is SOS-Editor Jeroen Bosch, a strong IM and opening expert from the Netherlands. The FIDE Trainers’ Commission awarded him the Isaac Boleslavsky medal for 2012 for his work as a chess author.
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