Prepare for the... || Nepo vs Carlsen || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

Publicerades den 4 aug 2020
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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Magnus Carlsen
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 4.8.2020, GAME 2
Sicilian, Najdorf (B90)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. g4 h6 9. Be3 Nbd7 10. a4 Nf8 11. Bc4 Ng6 12. Qe2 Bd7 13. f3 Rc8 14. h4 Nh7 15. h5 Bh4+ 16. Rxh4 Nxh4 17. O-O-O Nxf3 18. Rxd6 Qe7 19. the RB6 Bxg4 20. Bd5 o-o 21. Qg2 Qh4 22. Rg6 Nhg5 23. Kb1 Be6 24. Rxe6 Fxe6 25. Bxb7 Qe1 + 26. Bc1 Rxc3 27. Bxc3 Nxe4 28. Bxe4 Qxe4 29. Bxh6 Rf7 30. Bc1 Qf5 31 . Qe2 Rc7 32. Kb2 Qxh5 33. Qxa6 Qe8 34. Qb5 Qc6 35. c4 Kf7 36. C5 Nd4 37. Qf1 + Kg8 38. Be3 Qxa4 39. Bxd4 Exd4 40. Qf4 Qd7 41. Qe5 Rb7 42. Qe4 Rb8 43. Qe5 Rb4 44. Qe4 Qd5 45. Qg4 Rc4 46. Qf4 Rb4 47. Qg4 Qf5 48 . Qh4 Rc4 49. Qd8 + Kh7 50. Qh4 + Kg6 51. Nxd4 Qe5 52. Qg4 + Kh7 53. Qh4 + Kg8 54. Qd8 + Kf7 55. Qd7 + Kf6 56. C3 Rxc5 57. Qd8 + Kg6 58. Qe8 + Kh7 59. Qd8 Rd5 60. Qh4 + Kg8 61. Qg4 Rd6 62. Qh4 Qf6 63. Qe4 the RB6 + 64. Kc2 Kf7 65. Qa8 Qg6 + 66. Kd2 Rb2 + 67. Ke3 Qg1 + 68. Kd3 Qf1 + 69. Ke3 Qf2
The chess24 Legends of Chess is the 4th stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and features Magnus Carlsen and his predecessors as World Champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. It consists of two stages, a 10-player preliminary, where each player plays each other once, followed by a knockout among the top 4. Prelim ties are played as 4-game rapid matches, while knockout ties are the best of 3 such matches. The prize fund is $150,000, with $45,000 for first place, while the winner also qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final.
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. The winner of a preliminary tie decided in rapid games gets 3 points. If the score is 2:2 an Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black. A winner in Armageddon gets 2 match points, while the loser gets 1. The knockout format is the same except before Armageddon there are two 5+3 blitz games. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:
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  • Immortal 10 Chess Players Ever 1970-2020

  • At 8:50 why doesn’t he just capture on c4 with his queen?

  • He is relentless.


  • I’m confused, so Carlsen won it all?


  • Tom Brady Lewis Hamilton and Magnus Carlson 3 super competitors

  • Your explanations are not always correct

  • Is there an analysis of the final game in the Chess24 Legends of Chess tournament? I can't find it...

  • 8:54 why did Magnus not capture the c4 pawn with the queen? Seems like a free pawn to me

  • Why did you not cover the last games?

  • 8:49 35. c4 may also be nifty because if Black grabs the pawn 35... Qxc4, then this blunders Black's advantage with a perpetual Qe8+ / Qh5+

  • Karpov!!!

  • agad how come no cover of the last match between them? its over right? im confused now lol.

  • you are picking queens of wrong colours bcoz....queen endgames are too much complicated ...ha ha ha

  • 13:54 nepo should have moved his queen to a7 attacking the king with check and taking the rook for free.... he could have won this game right then and there

    • He can't, he's in check. He has to move his king

  • 6:02 was Queen to e1 a checkmate

    • @Adjie Ilham Yes you are right....

    • I think its not checkmate, cuz the knight could defend it by going to d1

  • In future tournaments be like 1st prize for magnus (even if he's not participate,bcz if he participate then you know) Other players just play for 2nd prize So magnus get 1st prize without participating in tournaments 😄 🤣

  • Favorite word of Antonio Radic A.k.a agadmator :- "CAPTURES" Favourite place to meet friends The bar and the library

  • Commentary could be a bit more thorough... (e.g., at 8:53, after White moved c4, if Black took Qxc4, then Qe8+ followed by Qh5+ is perpetual check)... @agadmator

  • The textline in the botton is taken away the site of the bord !

  • Among the candidates, I think only Caruana has the mental toughness to challenge Magnus for the championship. The other 9 are pretenders. Otherwise we’d need to wait for someone like Alireza from the new generation to mature enough to be able to take on Magnus.

  • 5:26 nice pawn :(

  • Why is it game match match instead of game set match? The vernacular is confusing

  • 8:42 can you tell me why Carlsen didnt go for Queen captures pon on C4? It looks like free pon

  • There's GM, then there's Super GM, then there's Carlsen. I want to be a Carlsen some day.

  • Why do chess players memorize lines, but Magnus plays chess?

  • 10:47 Queen b here check queen back check

  • Why is nobody talking about, "and okay."?

  • Karpov move was better than all the moves of this game xD

  • 10:25 is c5 not a free pwn to grab with the queen

  • Where is the last game?

  • Subtitles are annoying please.

  • Karpov, showing up Carlsen, got'a love it.

  • #suggestion Can you do a series on Vladimir Makogonov, please?

  • Jan Neporesigns♟😎

  • 5:27 Did he said threatening the pawn?

  • Who are the 68 hooligans who disliked this video

  • "Madman" tal?

  • this is probably my all time favourite game

  • Hey Agadmator can you cast Vincent Keymar classical games in online Biel. He destroyed a lot of very high rated GM's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like Naididitsch and Angujarro (super GM)

  • Hikaru spotted the move as well.Just saying.

    • Well,its easy to spot moves if they are not the one that playing

  • Congrats! You are going places!!

  • Always love magnus carlsen

  • Please remove your subtitle :) of course we can understand without subtitles please don't add subtitles from nax video remove the subtitles anyway great video keep it up, stay safe n long live💖

  • Brilliant!

  • Why can't people beat magnus ?

  • What did he mean when he said ‘like a madman’ but wouldn’t say what he was going to say?

    • he was going to say like thomas wilson barnes which is a player who is notorious for attacking carelessly and relentlessly.

  • after a quick analysis, i found 2 inaccuracies in Agad's position 1. calling carlsen instead of nepo 2. moving nepo's queen instead of carlsen's for the mating move perhaps this is one of his bad days, i dunno

  • Nepo is a clown. Don't show that patzer any more. I love you but you need a break. Take some time off. I don't want you to get burned out.

  • @5:26 I feel bad for the bishop

  • So we enter an end game where Magnus is up on time, up on material, and has control of the centre... Hahaha :)

  • Magnesium calcium seems to be a good player. I wonder if he can defeat world champion Garry Kasparov

  • Agadmator really said “Queen B-here”

  • truly Titanic game....i'm not a Carlsen fan, as he lacks any magic...but he is very efficient

  • Bobby Fischer would have beaten Magnus

  • Bless you Antonio, you have been a great support to me. You talk to me every day through your video. I lost a dear one recently on 31st July. Your cheerful videos help me in these days

  • This tournament is just Magnus checking if someone has improved enough to defeat him. He is, as always, disappointed.

  • Problem is nepo chooses lines where there's only possibilities are either win or lose. He's courageous

  • Picking up the white queen is indeed is a weird move.. 😎😎😎

  • You are the best

  • I feel like agadmator was rushing this video lol

  • Why not try to win two pieces for the rook first and go from there? I am sure there's a blunder from Nepo in that line.

  • Judit Polgar. One more time the queen of attack. Excellent video!

  • 11:12 damn I wish Magnus went for qxc2. Carsen plays strong chess. It's not beautiful chess though, which is dissapointing

  • Ian "Mr Barnes the complete madman" Nepomniachtchia34rwsfas

  • That g7 pawn had been waiting the entire game, knowing it would be useful one day

  • 5:27 that's a juicy pawn

  • I took very long to have a new game.

  • Nepo is love, nepo is life. Hope he wins

  • He is to strong

  • I saw that Karpov move‼️

  • 5:25 That's a pretty damn big pawn he's threatening over there!

  • Anatoly Karpov and endgame is a true love story!

  • Now that’s what chess is about!

  • Magnus always seems to play better than his opponents when fewer pieces remain on the board. Nepo was playing well to a point (IMO until Magnus's Knight H to G5 @ 6:02 which neutralized Nepo's double attack) and from there on, with fewer pieces left on the board, Magnus just outwaits his opponents until they make a mistake, which they eventually do. Magnus just makes fewer mistakes.

  • At 3:24 an interesting idea pointed out by Judith Polgar was ...Nf4 Qf2, Qxf4 Qxf4,Ng2+ Followed by Nxh4 after White's move. At the time all 3 commentators including Karpov thought that this was the line Magnus would go for. But as Tania sachdev later pointed out the engine showed this line to be better for white although it wasnt very clear why. Later when Magnus and Tania discussed this line, Magnus said that he had considered it but thought that it was too passive. He was able to correctly evaluate a position which all 3 commentators couldn't! Just goes on to show his class. Just thought I should mention this

  • I fucking love these videos

  • do they even need to play the finals of the tour? just give the 1st prize to carlsen...let the others fight it out for 2nd

  • 5:27 it's a bishop, not a pawn

  • Formula 1 and chess have 2 virtually invencible guys at their respective sport, Lewis Hamilton and Magnus Carlsen

  • No sorry about that?

  • I'm so glad to be alive in an era where I can watch the games of Magnus Carlsen narrated and analyzed by Agadmator

  • Irreparable

  • Great stuff but the greatest is bolgar's idea . 🍷🎩

  • Kinda feel like agadmator is the real chess legend here

  • Last game of this tournament-Magnus Carlsen Vs. Alphazero

  • Ha I love chess

  • Nepo deserves Barnes head for this game

  • He won the tournement without losing

  • I didnt like karpovs stlye its more complicated also judit’s too. To keep the queens will lead to checkmate

  • I couldn't understand why Nepo didn't play bxf7 in the game. Nepo's moves are hard to predict in general. It is like he always chooses the alternative to the obvious line.

  • Karpov and Judit should have been a part of this tournament.

  • Why doesnt naka play the candidates?

  • Even hypothesis testing- Agadmator rocks

  • Carlsen's tour was like an armed hunter inviting bunnies to his backyard

    • He is the Jeffery Epstein of the Chess world and everyone else is a little girl.

  • 10:35 cant Magnus capture on c5 since the rook is pinning the knight ?

  • Crazy game indeed when queens are still on the board in an endgame.

  • That's a weird looking pawn 5:27

  • Can you explain why you pique the worng colore of pecess