The home preparation of openings has changed a lot since the beginning of this century, due to the influence of inhuman players who calculate millions of plays per second and can be installed on a mobile. This turns the most acute variants of starting the game into minefields, because a single inaccuracy of the player surprised by the home preparation of his rival can be brutally punished. For this reason, the world champion, Magnus Carlsen, and other elite colleagues began to use very calm and solid openings and defenses, little analyzed.
On the other hand, it is essential that the execution in the tournament of what is prepared in the laboratory is at the same height. Few examples are better than the one in this video: Véselin Topálov signs another of his immortal masterpieces, from start to finish.
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