Fortress to Believe in! || Nakamura vs Carlsen || Magnus Carlsen Grand Final (2020)

Publicerades den 20 aug 2020
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Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva (2020),
20.8.2020, GAME 7, Armageddon
Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence (C65)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. h3 Nd7 8. Nf1 f6 9. g4 Qe7 10. Ng3 O-O-O 11. Qe2 Kb8 12. a3 Bb6 13. Be3 Nf8 14. O-O-O Ng6 15. Nh5 Bxe3+ 16. Qxe3 c5 17. Nd2 b6 18. Nb1 Nh4 19. Rhg1 g5 20. Nc3 Ng6 21. Kb1 Nf4 22. Nxf4 gxf4 23. Qe2 h5 24. f3 hxg4 25. hxg4 Rh3 26. Rg2 Rdh8 27. Rdg1 Rh1 28. b3 c4 29. dxc4 Qxa3 30. g5 fxg5 31. Rxg5 a5 32. Qd3 Kb7 33. Rg7 Rxg1+ 34. Rxg1 Rh7 35. Na4 Qd6 36. Qc3 Bd7 37. Nb2 Rh3 38. Rd1 Qe7 39. Nd3 Rxf3 40. Qxe5 Rxd3 41. Qxe7 Rxd1+ 42. Kb2 Bc6 43. e5 f3 44. Qf6 Rd2 45. e6 f2 46. e7 Re2 47. Qf7 Rxe7 48. Qxf2 Rg7 49. Qf4 Rg2 50. Qe5 Rg6 51. c3 Rg2+ 52. Kc1 Rg4 53. Qe6 Re4 54. Qf7 Re1+ 55. Kd2 Re4 56. b4 axb4 57. cxb4 b5 58. cxb5 Bxb5 59. Qd5+ Bc6 60. Qc5 Re6 61. Kc3 Rd6 62. b5 Bd7 63. Qe5 Bc8 64. Kc4 Rb6 65. Kc5 Kb8 66. Qe8 Rd6 67. Qf8 Rb6
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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  • 11:38 Ah yes... The well known e1 check, also known as the Ivanchuk

  • Qa3 move i guess will never be a draw for carlsen

  • 9:10 I can't believe a noob like me actually got it right. I'm gonna treat myself to a cup of tea.

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  • No one : Agadmator after 2 sec : sorry about that

  • Magnus 2019 : I don't believe in fortresses Magnus 2020 : I don't believe in YOUR fortresses

  • Magnus 🔥

  • lol that smiley pillow in the backround

  • And now carlsen has won the bullet title

  • Is Nakamura now the world champion for 2020?

  • Single rook check mate easy tutorial

  • Why does he always say, “Sorry about that.”. It’s driving me crazy that I still don’t know what he is sorry about. 😂

  • If its a draw than how did magnus won?

  • oh, OK, so the tournament organizers (which includes Carlsen) made a rule that should give Carlsen (who would obviously win one of the previous tournaments) to choose the color in the Armageddon section? that's very obscure. I'm amazed I'm the only one talking about this.

  • Why not captures for white with the g4 pawn? Is it because the e6 bishop can capture h3 then, and and after for example Rh1, just Rxh5? and you're down a pawn in a bad position? What about Rh1 immediately? Then after captures captures, Black doesn't control the open file

  • For reference to people watching a little bit later, might want to mention which day this was. I wasn't sure if it was 6 or 7 when I watched it

  • “Sorry about that?” You are never sorry...

  • Magnus be like :- "get him close enough to win the event, then take the win" 🤫😬

  • Hikaru said he didnt want to flag magnus

  • Was c5 not potentially a winning move for Hikaru after the passed pawns were captured...?

  • Can you start doing historical games again ?

  • I think Magnus was tired from playing in so many events.

  • Watch nakamura's post game, he decided before the match he wasn't going to flag

  • How ironic that Magnus of all people wins with a fortress lol

  • Oh yea. The classic Queen Sacrifice, I always do that in my games!

  • One blitz game, no more than 9 minutes of work, and it was worth $60,000. That is an hourly rate of $400,000 for Magnus.

  • 오랜만이야 agad. 오늘도 재밌네

  • I seem to be behind on the lore here: When agad says "sorry about that" such as at 1:19 and reaches down for something what is that about? I've seen it several times but I don't understand

    • I believe he increases the volume of the sound of the pieces as they move around the board.

  • Well done, Magnus!

  • 12:07 what is white played b5?

  • #suggestion please try and analyse Olympiad games going on right now...INDIA is crushing it right now...please analyse it thank you!

  • Hikaru said before the event that he didn't want to flag Magnus even in the Armageddon

  • "He wants do captures captures" - agadmator 2020

  • sounds are better now ,thanks for coming home have a nice day!

  • And that, my friends, is the difference between a very stong player and the world champion. Hikaru was malding so bad towards the end with his contrived smiles, it was sad to watch.

  • Maybe the real fortress was the friends we made along the way

  • Woooooo good audio is back.

  • Just heard about the 100000 captures from the positierino guy. It would be cool if you had a best fan trophy delivered at his home, totally deserves it :)

  • My two favorite players...what an epic battle!

  • Really hoped if hikaru would some how manage to win🥺🥺 sad...congatzz for carlsen

  • gotta hope they will be re-evaluating the World Chess Championship format after this ...

  • I love this channel I swear I searched fortresses and found garbage like 2 days ago you my boyyy

  • Can't white win either bishop or rook after BC6?

  • Strong player always gets fortresses and got lucky.. i saw this every field.. like give away money also gets luckily to someone who had it...

  • So over Magnus

  • We have captures captures. Hmm

  • You wondered why Magus chose white before and I thought that maybe he was figuring winning the match by choosing black in the final armageddon.

  • "Sorry about that" in almost every video 😆😆

  • 12:00 would it have helped to go Qf3? Still looks like a draw

  • Love the quote.

  • Agadmator says pause the video but I already watched the match so I already know the move and I didn’t pause the video

  • thanks for the anime reference ;-)

  • Let's see that "second blitz game where Magnus won out of nowhere"

  • Agad just found out that neural networks are using footage of you from yt to train lip-reading algorithms! I think that this is awesome, you are contributing to potentially revolutionary tech without knowing it. Check this clip: (at around 2:07)

  • Prize subject is like (1:15 - 3:15) of Carlin 👍👍

  • 3:15 "queen captures magnus"

  • does anywon here play fortnite

  • Hikaru could have won by flagging

  • Knight to G6, knight to knight to G6

  • This match showed that Carlsen can be beaten, by Hikaru, many times. Hikaru won so many games against Carlsen. Good to see Carlsen can lose a few games here and there.


  • It was a close fight but everyone saying it was awesome> a lot of games were just Berlins all the time and not super interesting games or new ideas. Ofc there were 1-2 really interesting games every set but a lot of games were nothing special.

  • voice is too low

  • Analyze today's olympiad match of Nihal Sarin against Vietnam player he pulled off a stunner at last

  • camera isnt smooth anymore? i can see fps drops

  • So with this win carlsen is= world classical, rapid and bliz champion in OTB, FIDE. And he is also online blitz rapid and bullet champion

  • Why didnt Hikaru just try to dirty flag?

  • Carlsen give away 15 seconds at the beginning which is A LOT. With no increment. I was so anxious that he couldnt win but he indeed wins

  • Its 140k dollars

  • GOAT Magnus Carlsen won, Sshed, the naka fan boyss lets goo


  • Magnus doesnt believe in fortresses because they cant play fortress again carlsen, but carlsen can

  • What if Magnus paid Naka to make it an Armageddon final? Or what if one of them was holding back on purpose to make it as entertaining as possible? *adjusts tinfoil hat* Great games though, and consider me entertained

  • Why can't I see this video?

  • Armageddon is the worst idea FIDE ever came up with. Of course if given the option you pick black, and just sit back and play for a draw which makes these game’s uneventful , and unfair for white.

  • Dude, what's up with this "sorry about that" line every time you start moving your pieces? It's really getting irritating to say the least. Are you imagining the piece move sound feels like bomb blast to us?🤔

  • Yess GOAT Magnus Carlsen has won the 4 out of 5 tournaments and he also won the whole Magnus Tour Final!!!

  • What does flagging mean

  • Aren't there any new players?? We always see games between the same 4, 5 players.

  • Hello everyone and welcome back to the old location

  • Magnus is such a hero

  • Maybe if the Armageddon game results in a draw then you count the value of each piece for each side and the one who has more points based on the value of the pieces wins?

  • I would like to know what the winning percentage is when taking black in Armageddon versus taking white. It seems like it is much easier (at least for these guys - not for me lol) to hold with black even down a minute. Maybe there could be some adjustment to this "sudden death" arrangement?

  • I'm loving the anime quotes

  • The queen is so good it should get nerfed whats the name of this game creator ill send a letter

  • It’s a shame that Magnus felt like he had nothing to prove after such an intense series and had to apply such a passive way of winning this armageddon, but after all it sums up perfectly how the finals went: passive Magnus and unfortunate missed opportunities by Hikaru. I’m glad that this screenplay they put on was huge for chess in general and I hope to see more events like this in the future.

    • Maybe because Magnus done taking risk? U remember the last 2 armageddon? Magnus picked white 2 times,and lost 2 times He had enough playing aggressive and risky

  • I believe magnus is donating a portion of his winnings to charity which he decided before the grand finals

  • Magnus (Morphy) and Hikaru (Barnes) series live again.

  • Hikaru plays such great chess against Magnus but just never quite comes out on top.

  • Magnus organized the magnus tour and won the magnus tour by beating his arch nemesis, Hikaru. Who sees a conspiracy theory? 😅😅

  • The c7 pawn won magnus $60,000💵💵 without doing anything. Lesson: don't push pawns too often 😎

  • Tough one for Naka , such a close match and losing in the end simply because Magnus was given the choice to put Naka on white for the armagedon match. Seems bit unfair but wp to both players. Magnus probs deserved the victory for pulling himself back so many times.

    • Yet I bet u dont praise Magnus when he chose white in the last 2 armageddon games He can play safe and win with black,instead he took a risk and picked white 2 times and lost 2 times to Naka

  • ohh gott, that was amazing

  • why Hikaru did not move the pawn to eat the bishop at 12:06?

  • This match has been awesome.

  • i really wish agadmator had a chess commentating spot

  • This tournament has been a wonderfull promotion of chess!

  • Now , everything is it's very best

  • If you find a beetle in your house, tell it to not run away as shoe to its face is a beautiful, smothered checkmate.

  • Sing to the melody of Otherside by Red Hot Chili Peppers: “I don’t believe in foooo-ortress ...”