Carlsen’s new idea in the Sicilian with 3.Bb5+

In his first opening video for ChessBase Magazine Markus Ragger takes up an idea that the World Champion tried out at the FIDE World Cup this summer. In the Moscow Variation (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.d4 cxd4) White almost always recaptures the d4-pawn with the queen. Carlsen played 5.Nxd4 against Wojtaszek instead and answered 5…Nf6 with the remarkable 6.0-0. In the new ChessBase Magazine Markus Ragger explains the potential of the new concept in a half hour video. From simple stumbling blocks (why can’t Black just win the pawn with 6…Sxe4?) to tricky double attacks and positional exchange sacrifices, everything is possible! Here’s an excerpt from Ragger’s analysis.

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