Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian Grandmaster born in 1990. At age 14 he became the second youngest Grandmaster ever and in 2005 was the youngest player to attend the candidates tournament.
Despite his young age he already won several super tournaments, including Corus 2008 and in 2009 winning the 21st Pearl Spring Chess Tournament with a score of 8/10 and a tournament performance of over 3000 Elo.
He was coached by Garry Kasparov in 2009 and is by far the youngest player ever to have an rating of 2800.
He currently is the highest rated player on the July 2011 list of FIDE with a rating of 2821.
Lenier Dominguez is a Cuban Grandmaster born in 1983.He won the Cuban Championship in 2002,2003 and 2006. In 2008 he won the “Capablanca In Memoriam tournament “ in Havana.He was ranked as high as number 21 in the world (May 2011).
Prior to this game the two played 13 games under classical time controls, with Carlsen winning 4 and 5 draws.
In a dynamic Grunfeld, Carlsen makes a questionable pawn sacrifice, which Dominguez is unable to exploit. Both sides end the midgame with a heavily damaged pawn structure. Black blunders in the endgame and allows Carlsen to simplify in a position where his passed central pawn proves to be decisive.
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