The Beast Returns, Again! || Firouzja vs Kasparov || Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (2020)

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Alireza Firouzja vs Garry Kasparov
Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (2020)
11.9.2020, Round 1
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Garry Kasparov is back in action tonight in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX, where he’ll face Magnus Carlsen in their first competitive game since 13-year-old Magnus took on the legend in Reykjavik in 2004. The 10-player round-robin also features Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alireza Firouzja and reigning Chess960 World Champion Wesley So. Two days later the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz begins, with Nepo, Grischuk, Harikrishna and Xiong replacing Kasparov, MVL, Caruana and Svidler.
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  • ELO rating of Agadmator's commentary is above than Alpha zero

  • Cmon he is more than 60 y old how can he concetrad

  • firouzja going to jail.

  • 6:11 queen moves to couch and back to other room

  • *Story of the listening phone*

  • G man for the win! Nice

  • 13:18 What if white plays g:h4 (after K:f7)? If 1...g3 then 2. Re2 Nf2 3. Re1 Still probably winning for black but not easy to convert (?)

  • What kind of chess is this?

  • How they started their peaces maib is the new way of started the game

  • Listen to me chess board showing half bcz your font showing so requesting only speak or font don't show thank you

  • Beast of Baku 🙌

  • KaspRov so lucky here, in peak condition nobody could beat king of chess alireza firouzja!!

  • Since i started to watch agadmator channel ive gone from raring of 1945 to 1454 in 3 years, captures captures 😓🙇

  • They should introduce one obvious mouseslip retake per game and player, because this would never happen in a normal game

  • 3:24, C1 to F4 would have changed everything.

  • Kasparov loves the bishop pair, except when he's playing against Ivanchuk

  • That's what I call Garry Power! It would be interesting if Alireza can play Kasparov in his full power (1980s/1990s when he crushed everything) Because now Alireza is getting better while Garry is getting older, but as you can see he is still one of the big boys and even though he isn't playing competitive chess for more than 15 years (which means he is out of form) he is still able to win a game or even a match against every single one of the world's top GMs!!

  • After watching many Chess 960 matches I am feeling uncomfortable with the original position.

  • At 06:11 Jelena is checking if the captures fest have started!

  • 5:57 Intruder #1, 6:10 Intruder #2

  • 6:13 😍

  • Kasparov is only 57?

    • Not really thinking about it in relation to Firouzja, I just thought he was a lot older than that.

    • What do you mean "only". That's quite a bit older than his opponent.

  • I feel like if all the chess players throughout history played a chess 960 tournament bobby fischer would destroy everyone, even possibly magnus

    • @EpicShooter F . I believe that too because Fischer was very obsessive.

    • @Stay Positive if he had a year to prepare he would crush them all in his primer.

    • Fischer was in my opinion the most sound player in history. He would only lose to today's top players due to theory.

  • 6:49, i thought Firouzja Rf1 was prevent black to do Nf2

  • No one feel freed in this game! 🤣🤣 as there was no pause

  • sorry about that. :D

  • the moves did not seem like super grandmaster moves. They looked like 1700 elo. chess960 brings many players to a lower and similar level. I'd be interested to know what SF says if asked " how much playing strength does a super GM lose when playing chess960 ? "

  • Why are the pieces jumbled....can anyone explain???

    • It's a variant called Fischer Random or Chess 960, invented by Bobby Fischer. Bothered by the level of memorization in professional chess, Fischer wanted to popularize this version where there are some 960 possible setups with the back ranks jumbled up. This idea removes the possibility of any opening preparation via memorization and relies on pure chess instincts to win.

    • Ask Bobby Fischer. He wanted a new type of chess.

  • This opening called Sorry about that

  • I dont understand the chessboard setup here. How is this supposed to mean?

    • Called Fischer Random or chess 960.

  • @6:10 A wild Jelena appears.

  • Well Kasparov gave Forouzja a lot to think about in this game. Very interesting and instructive. It’s so hard to consider all those moves in such little time. I actually like Chess 960 some now.

  • why hasn't someone developed an interactive chess board into youtube? feel free to pause the video and make the best move? and the screen turns into a live chess board? hmmmm

  • good stuff

  • It is as of1996 we have a completely new game, Fischer random chess.

  • You can see how ahead of his time Bobby Fischer really was and you can still see how they're screwing Bobby Fischer over this should be called Fischer random Fischer random Fischer random wow the Injustice has never ceased

  • That Kasparov guy is pretty good...

  • I have grown to really, really like Chess9LX

  • Great game 🙂 Gary the legend and Alireza the future star 🙂

  • what is the program agad is using?

  • firouzja is benny from the bronx, any carlitos way fan will know what im talking about

  • I am sure firozja is the happiest even playing with him 😍

  • So strange hearing Kasparov's name so much.

  • Good to see Garry poppin off.

  • But what if white played rook to g3?

  • Wow, instead of classical chess they play and promote this garbage 960.

    • Enjoy it with yourself

    • learn to enjoy life boomer

    • Its indeed garbage i dont like it

  • i think i share the same feelings u had about chess96. this doesnt do it for me

  • Personally I feel that these two players have such similar style of attacking play. It would have been immensely interesting to watch them play a regular Sicilian or kings indian. This was an okay game. But then, you spiced it up with your commentary. And what a great quote!!

  • What r u always sorry about 😂

  • The rapid time control shall be twenty five (25) minutes per game, with a five (5)-second increment from move one (G/25+5).

  • Haha chess is not a sport. Don't ever say that again

  • What does it mean for a pawn to be 'backwards'?

    • Meaning it cannot advance safely without being lost

  • Masterclass

  • 7:16 Agad : *"Or To Trade On C3, *Yes He Would Give Up The Bishop Pai...* Medo (Behind) : *DhumDum*

  • I wasn't expecting this to be honest. Firouzja is one of the best players at the moment, and an old wolf who comes from years of inactivity beats him. This is really impressive.

    • Firuzja was thinking too much in early moves ..he arrived at a winning position with no time on his clock

  • I love kasparov

  • Kasparov is teaching kids the real lesson

  • Hell yeah, Kasparov is back! Him facing guys like Carlsen and Firouzja is like a dream come true to me.

  • I’ve got a Gary Kasparov chess computer I bought in 1992!

  • Man, i liked your videos but too much talking now and why always say “sorry about that” I don’t get it and do we gain anything from it.

  • To have these great players play Fischer Random against one another is really stupid. You have Kasparov playing Carlsen for the first time in 16 years and they're playing gimmick chess? What a waste.

  • very smart win

  • No.

  • Where's the Garry Kasparov Saga?!

  • Awww, friennnnd, Kasparov friennnnd. 'It's going to hard to castle when all the pieces start in random positions?' "Actually super easy, barely an inconvenience.'

  • I thought that Alireza would totally crush KAsparov.

    • No chance, Garry the once and future king.

  • Chess960 should be he new Chess

  • Kasparov is amazing

  • There is a lady ghost just behind you 😨😨😨

  • @0:59 bruh.

  • 7:33 can someone tell me why Kasparov didnt capture the knight?

  • 6:10 achadmator

  • The rook and Bishop are placed wrong from the start :/

  • What's the significance of letter on birds head on lower right corner?

  • Its crazy to think that kasparov can still keep up with the best of the world after being retired for so long. What a beast. Tbh i think he wpuld be higher rated than anand if he still would be activ

    • I think over few games Firo will beat him since it was his first experience of 960. Despite that Kasparov is a legend and it was extremely valuable experience for Firo to play against him.

  • 6:10, and in this position that Agadmator has his very first video with Medo and another person in the shot.

  • 6:10 black widow!

  • How is Alireza, older than me. Fml.

  • Whats the difference between 9LX and Fischer Random?

  • 5:57 "My phone is listening to me" Beware the phone might get some nasty discoveries

  • 1:14 super easy, barely an inconvenience

  • Ali Reza never ceases to amaze! 🔥🔥

  • Kid got tamed by the beast of Baku

  • anyone know why my blitz rating on is 200 points lower than that on lichess? on the first i started going from 600 up and on lichess it went from 1500 down to my median? which is more correct?

  • dont ever be sorry for talking a bit more. its always a pleasure hearing what u have to say :)

  • I was hoping to see normal chess played between those two .

  • I don't think Firo will do particularly well here, 9XL rules give some advantage on those with more experience, and while he put up a good fight against Master Windu here, he's still a padawan.

  • Chess is not a sport.

    • David Copson it’s not a sport dork. And I play chess on lichess every day sometimes I get finger burns from the iPad on my fingers nerd.

    • You have obviously never played a serious game!

  • I cannot watch the beautiful game of chess being defiled with the randomization of the pieces. What a crock of utter bullshit. Can anyone give me a good reason why we need 'violate' this beautiful game in such a way?

  • is "my phone is listening to me" a cry for help?

  • Agad's phone is terminator as it is listening to him

  • Did anybody notice at 2:06, it's Kaparov instead of Kasparov?

  • People talking about Agadmator instead of talking about Kasparov, Firouzja or the match... :/

  • Mallika sherawat opening: samays gambit

  • Not a fan of 960

  • Firouzja is 17 forever

  • I wonder if agadmator could create modified catch phrases for Chess960, i.e., Comments960. And, of course, say them in a Yoda voice.

  • Firouzja: I will drink your milkshake, old man. Kasparov: Choke on my vodka, boy.

    • @Alvin Bernstine You sound quite knowledgeable of that particular matter, I'd like to ask you a question out of curiosity, do you know which ethnicity Firouzja belongs, if he is not Persian? I've found a website states: "In 2015, the CIA World Factbook provided the following percentage breakdown of ethnicity in Iran: 61% Persian 16% Azeri 10% Kurd 6% Lur 2% Baloch 2% Arab 2% Turkmen and Turkic Tribes 1% other " follows as: "Note: In 2018, The CIA World Factbook stated that Iran's ethnic groups are Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes. The CIA World Factbook no longer provides percentage breakdowns of Iran's ethnic groups. " Regardless, thanks for the information. Have a good day!

    • He ain't even Russian, even though he considers himself. His father is an Azerbaijani Jew and his mother is an Armenian. He's merely an assimiliated boy. And Firouzja is Iranian, but not Persian.

    • @HKM زرت

    • AKA old Russian man destroys petite Iranian boy

    • زرت

  • 5:58 My phone is listening to me... I fell down from the chair

  • I love chess 960. Wish it was played more.