Bravest Rook in Chess History - Steinitz's Immortal (Battle of Hastings) || Remake 60fps

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Watch how this brave rook embarks on an epic journey!
Wilhelm Steinitz vs Curt von Bardeleben
"The Battle of Hastings" (game of the day Feb-23-2016)
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 10, Aug-17
Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Traditional Line (C54)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 ed4 6. cd4 Bb4 7. Nc3 d5 8. ed5 Nd5 9. O-O Be6 10. Bg5 Be7 11. Bd5 Bd5 12. Nd5 Qd5 13. Be7 Ne7 14. Re1 f6 15. Qe2 Qd7 16. Rac1 c6 17. d5 cd5 18. Nd4 Kf7 19. Ne6 Rhc8 20. Qg4 g6 21. Ng5 Ke8 22. Re7 Kf8 23. Rf7 Kg8 24. Rg7 Kh8 25. Rh7
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    What a game!

  2. vinay kumar

    vinay kumarΠριν 2 ημέρες

    That was really a brave rook 🥊

  3. Suraj Singh Mehta

    Suraj Singh MehtaΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I'm really missing Agadmator lately...

  4. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν 9 ημέρες

    Most recent comment lmao

  5. Luis David Maldonado-Bonilla

    Luis David Maldonado-BonillaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    “The bravest Rook in chess history” 🧐

  6. Ezekiel McClintock

    Ezekiel McClintockΠριν 23 ημέρες

    When you played Ke8 at 9:37 I was like ohhhhhhh

  7. PrimeStar Chess

    PrimeStar ChessΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Really nice

  8. Kevin Byrne

    Kevin ByrneΠριν 26 ημέρες

    21:01 -- betimes (be-times) -- early ; before the expected time

  9. Dimas Tri Adji

    Dimas Tri AdjiΠριν 27 ημέρες


  10. Steve Lenores

    Steve LenoresΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Brave or annoying? Depends what side of board you are sitting on.

  11. See the Light

    See the LightΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Bardeleben left the table for a short break, walked into the street - and got hit by a bus.

  12. Nate

    NateΠριν 29 ημέρες

    I expect another remake when GRlifes supports 8k and 120 fps

  13. Of Mice and Gods

    Of Mice and GodsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    *"He didn't resign, he.just left the game."* ... And so began the age of *rage quitting.*

  14. Jos Gultom

    Jos GultomΠριν 29 ημέρες

    At in this position, Rook in c1 achieve the bravest rook without even moving

  15. Paulino Belga III

    Paulino Belga IIIΠριν μήνα

    And I thought the rook was a milk bottle.

  16. Visi Ndoj

    Visi NdojΠριν μήνα

    White was just one move away from getting checkmatted. Amazing game👏👏👏

  17. red apple

    red appleΠριν μήνα

    how many emoticons do you have on your channel? google: almost none! agadmator's chess channel:

  18. james crowley

    james crowleyΠριν μήνα

    wow, nice camera for 1895

  19. manu 1945

    manu 1945Πριν μήνα

    I assume Steinitz was and old man in 1916. I have seen this game many times and never cease of amaze me.

  20. Simon Hanot

    Simon HanotΠριν μήνα

    Brilliant game ! Great story telling Agad, thanks for sharing this with everyone.

  21. Hà Tùng Lâm

    Hà Tùng LâmΠριν μήνα

    2:46 you won’t play Qb3 because black won’t capture the rook but black will play d5 and after Bxd5 then black can simply castle O-O and if white captures the bishop then black will also captures white’s bishop and after all the craziness happened, black will just be up a pawn in a much better position so after Bxc3 you have to go Bb3, stopping black from castling and after Bxa1 white just play Re1+, Ne7 blocking check if black doesn’t want to part with the queen and after Rxe7+, black must give up the queen now because if Kf8 then Rxf7+ can follow, it’s a double checks from the bishop and the rook, if the king goes back Ke8 then just Qe1+, Qe7 the only legal move and Qxe7# and if black doesn’t go to e8 and plays Kg8, it’s even worse because Rf8# is checkmate in 1 so in this line black must give up the queen and white will be in a completely winning game. You can check the Greco Gambit in this video from Chess Talk:

  22. Radionixix

    RadionixixΠριν μήνα

    Steinitz is a hella cool surname

  23. SureelaSuwar

    SureelaSuwarΠριν μήνα

    Thumbnail fell for the obvious misconceptions of powerful = bravest

  24. Harris Bobroff

    Harris BobroffΠριν μήνα

    Take thy rest and be healed as well!

  25. Zion Saal

    Zion SaalΠριν μήνα

    WOWOWOWOW!! this is a good game!!

  26. vafeas84

    vafeas84Πριν μήνα

    amazing game

  27. Baze

    BazeΠριν μήνα

    Didn't charlie and daniel review this game ?

  28. Swackbackfromheaven

    SwackbackfromheavenΠριν μήνα

    Can you explan why the King cannot capture the Rook on g7 at 16:34 ? I dont get why he shouldn't do it..

  29. Paul Sexton

    Paul SextonΠριν μήνα

    Doesn't look like 60 fps.

  30. kewltony

    kewltonyΠριν μήνα

    It was at this point, I met your mother.

  31. Saurabh Tayde

    Saurabh TaydeΠριν μήνα

    Agad, plz make the video of Judit polgar vs Indian comedians game... She started the game with knight down position.. sacrificed a piece.. switched the board on comedians request and still won !! Very interesting game !

  32. brikshoe

    brikshoeΠριν μήνα

    It is not true that Bardeleben simply walked out on the game. Okay, maybe he did, but I bet he stopped his clock first. Just kidding, he knocked over the board first.

  33. Michalis Kokkinos

    Michalis KokkinosΠριν μήνα

    I was so moved when the article was read.. holy my

  34. HornetGamer

    HornetGamerΠριν μήνα

    I'm not a fan of Steinitz - great player but dour to watch. This however as you said in the original was a true masterpiece and proof that he played the way he did in order to win rather than due to a lack of imagination.

  35. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν μήνα

    People in the 19th century didn't take an "applause" for the way we take it now. It has been known to applaud up to fifteen or twenty minutes after a great concert for example

  36. Average Johnson

    Average JohnsonΠριν μήνα

    why does the fps matter? it's fuckin chess, not basketball

  37. Robert Keefer

    Robert KeeferΠριν μήνα

    be·times /bəˈtīmz/ adverb 1. ARCHAIC before the usual or expected time; early. "next morning I was up betimes" 2. NORTH AMERICAN sometimes; on occasion. Definitions from Oxford Languages

  38. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν μήνα

    Wait! Where's the smiley video? And the dog??

  39. Sanford Staab

    Sanford StaabΠριν μήνα

    Just WOW!

  40. Mike Summers-Smith

    Mike Summers-SmithΠριν μήνα

    Bowles, almost certainly pronounced to rhyme with bowls, foals and holes; not with fouls, fowls and howls.

  41. Aamir Shahzad

    Aamir ShahzadΠριν μήνα

    applause should be allowed

  42. Alain Trépanier

    Alain TrépanierΠριν μήνα

    Ke5 seems better here

  43. Iulian Mihai

    Iulian MihaiΠριν μήνα

    2020: Agadmator redoes legendary game, for depth, for quality, and for adding some "sorrys"

  44. Richard Veron

    Richard VeronΠριν μήνα

    I stopped my 9-5 with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  45. Joseph DESTAUBIN

    Joseph DESTAUBINΠριν μήνα

    Tiss the rook from hell.

  46. s clements

    s clementsΠριν μήνα

    Ben Finegold talks about this game a lot, just to show the beauty of it or more likely talk about the ending as he enjoys it

  47. Emir Sorensen

    Emir SorensenΠριν μήνα

    It fits well playing sabaton hell and back while watching that rook went all in against black camp

  48. lomax343

    lomax343Πριν μήνα

    "I didn't want the applause to disturb the other players" sounds suspiciously like an excuse Bardeleben made up afterwards.

  49. נועם אהרוני

    נועם אהרוניΠριν μήνα

    Acttely this game not so unique

  50. cindy anggraini

    cindy anggrainiΠριν μήνα

    I've watched the game before..but still failed at the "pause the video" momment..gah!!

  51. Ubaid Chess Gaming

    Ubaid Chess GamingΠριν μήνα

    Watch my videos

  52. PES Header

    PES HeaderΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion some Rashid Nezhmetdinov games please

  53. raj gunaseelan

    raj gunaseelanΠριν μήνα

    30fps vs 60fps for a video where one piece moves once every second or two, make no difference to the visual experience, right?

  54. Let-it-be leave-it

    Let-it-be leave-itΠριν μήνα

    Very correct way to say it as it is....made my day(although it is not sunday today)

  55. DrZaius3141

    DrZaius3141Πριν μήνα

    The most impressive thing about Steinitz is that he was the oldest player to ever win a World Chess Championship at the age of 58. He was also the second oldest at 55, third-oldest at 53, fourth-oldest at 50 but he has to tie that with Botvinnik who was 50 himself.

  56. brian banks

    brian banksΠριν μήνα

    i.e. sometimes, speaker doesn't recall or care when

  57. brian banks

    brian banksΠριν μήνα

    betimes is older English for sometimes

  58. Arbaz Haider

    Arbaz HaiderΠριν μήνα

    My first true touch of Steinitz class

  59. WhirlWolf

    WhirlWolfΠριν μήνα

    Should have told story in the beginning!

  60. Timnor

    TimnorΠριν μήνα

    Is he talking faster than normal? Or am I an idiot for waking up to the alert and watching this at 4am???

  61. abhinandan maurya

    abhinandan mauryaΠριν μήνα

    then you face severe material loss :):):)

  62. Vivin Rithig

    Vivin RithigΠριν μήνα

    I have a doubt from where you get these games and from di you get the data base as many of them dont know from where do you get the games please give the link.

  63. dev

    devΠριν μήνα

    Chess talk (Jeetendra Advani ) and agadmator showed Greko attack on same day AM I RIGHT???

  64. RDX FactsnFun

    RDX FactsnFunΠριν μήνα

    Later Steinitz go insane

  65. Jonathan Shore

    Jonathan ShoreΠριν μήνα


  66. Kousthubha L Rao

    Kousthubha L RaoΠριν μήνα

    capture fest ??!?!??!!! :xDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  67. Hari Kuduva

    Hari KuduvaΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't the black D7 queen capture the g4 white queen?

  68. Kalpana Kulshrestha

    Kalpana KulshresthaΠριν μήνα

    😎You are awesome agad sir😎.😊Sir Betimes means early🤗

  69. Pellumb Maraj

    Pellumb MarajΠριν μήνα

    After rxe7, kxe7 and qb4 what if ke8 ?

  70. Dasari Abhinav Surya Tej

    Dasari Abhinav Surya TejΠριν μήνα

  71. Dean Havok

    Dean HavokΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion anything from No Reverse Gear Rashid Nezhmetdinov!

  72. KNG Drizzle

    KNG DrizzleΠριν μήνα

    Giocco piano: exist Agad: EVANS GAMBIT!

  73. Pavanaj R Hariharan

    Pavanaj R HariharanΠριν μήνα

    Bardaleben left to avoid applause. William shows the variation and gets the applause anyway. Bardaleben: Am I a joke to you?

  74. Noob At Chess

    Noob At ChessΠριν μήνα

    Hey there I am making small videos on chess please if you have free time just watch it once

  75. funtimenetwork

    funtimenetworkΠριν μήνα

    Let's make sure history never forgets... the bravest rook in chess history. -Captain Jean Luc Picard

  76. MikeKatz45

    MikeKatz45Πριν μήνα

    Everyone has or has had a Madame Bowles that just pumps you up and motivates you to go for it all

  77. Scott Bowers

    Scott BowersΠριν μήνα

    can we get a game where the evans gambit is played?

  78. Kris S.

    Kris S.Πριν μήνα

    Thanks agad, for making it clear what happens after Rxh7+ ! #suggestion Game of the Century remake 60 FPS, it would be great

  79. Facty Success

    Facty SuccessΠριν μήνα

    he is very happy showing the game in 60 takes a lot time for processing the video right it is really long 23 mins video

  80. Sujith Joghee

    Sujith JogheeΠριν μήνα

    Well this is the classic example of letting time run out in the analog world with the added advantage that there is no warning from the digital community that it will result in a temporary ban!!

  81. random random

    random randomΠριν μήνα

    In 1895 Viewers applauded in tournaments Nowadays Viewers cough in tournaments

  82. Seth Buller

    Seth BullerΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion have engine evaluation on the side pls

  83. SidK 26

    SidK 26Πριν μήνα

    The black king was not under attack, why can't he have it castled?

  84. Clay Loring

    Clay LoringΠριν μήνα

    Larry Christiansen reviewed this game in chess master 9000

  85. Indraneel Reddy

    Indraneel ReddyΠριν μήνα

    You are an excellent explainer.Hats off to you.I have improved my chess knowledge very much.Thank You!!

  86. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν μήνα

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:37 22:52 Non-60fps link 1:13 Let's check it out 1:40 Evans gambit 2:05 9:55 Bravest rook in chess history 5:02 Nice capture-fest 5:07 Captures captures capture captures and of course captures and captures 5:12 agadmator rap 5:26 Nice dog lift 5:30 Castle artificially 6:49 (9:44) Give you a couple of seconds 7:00 9:58 Enjoy the show 7:08 Laugh's in black's face 10:30 12:37 Completely winning 12:34 Captures captures 10:22 (..and captures with check!) 12:54 Boldly go where no rook has gone before 14:18 Pull a von Bardeleben 14:41 Very nice article 18:52 Standings 19:42 Incredible story reading 21:35 Sorry about that 22:42 So yeah 23:11 Morphy saga 23:19 Chess Manga

  87. TheZotmeister

    TheZotmeisterΠριν μήνα

    23:09 23:17 23:24 See you soon

  88. Yajat S

    Yajat SΠριν μήνα

    Greco gambit Yesterday itself chess talk explained this wow

  89. Vitor Bicudo

    Vitor BicudoΠριν μήνα

    Completely lost it at the evan's gambit joke. Gets me everytime.

  90. F-35 Lightning 2

    F-35 Lightning 2Πριν μήνα

    Why doesn’t black go rook c1

  91. Arka Roy

    Arka RoyΠριν μήνα

    I saw this game before in your channel ....

  92. Kristougher Parages

    Kristougher ParagesΠριν μήνα

    We don't know how much these guys think in the future

  93. Ananda Sur

    Ananda SurΠριν μήνα

    Moral of the story:'Don't dare to play without castling.'

  94. Michael Davidson

    Michael DavidsonΠριν μήνα

    My #suggestion features 1. b4. Evan's Gambit right out of the gate! Gareev v Dominguez Perez (2019)

  95. 트롤in 브롤

    트롤in 브롤Πριν μήνα

    How about making a remake video of "the greatest question in the chess history"? Super amazing game!! lol~

  96. Atch

    AtchΠριν μήνα

    Why arent you covering magnus games L

  97. SmilingIbis

    SmilingIbisΠριν μήνα

    "Betimes" is a bit antiquated. It means "soon" or "early on". Most native English speakers would stumble on it.

  98. nikhil koolahaari

    nikhil koolahaariΠριν μήνα

    Carissa was kind to him that day

  99. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    Not only did von Bardeleben walk out, he did so in a Curt manner.

  100. Sam Exe

    Sam ExeΠριν μήνα

    shot on greenscreen change background and wear clothes style from year the game played,,

  101. Jason Koch

    Jason KochΠριν μήνα

    Petition for Lichess to change the "your opponent has left the game" message to "your opponent has pulled a Bardeleben."

  102. brant nuttall

    brant nuttallΠριν μήνα

    I know where Steinitz is coming from. In some tournaments that I played, there was an old guy who would keep making slurping sounds constantly throughout the game and was really annoying. When I met him once, I even played a move and resigned because it was so bad. (and because I was out of the money by then as well).