SO, What's on the Menu? || Carlsen vs Wesley So || Skilling Open Knockout (2020)

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Magnus Carlsen vs Wesley So
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Knockouts, Finals MATCH 1, Game 1
Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, (D41)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 c5 5. cxd5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. e4 dxe4 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Ng5 Be6 10. Nxe6+ fxe6 11. Bc4 Ke7 12. O-O Nbd7 13. Be3 Rc8 14. Bb3 Nc5 15. Bxc5+ Rxc5 16. Rfe1 g6 17. Nxe4 Nxe4 18. Rxe4 e5 19. f4 Bg7 20. Rae1 Rf8 21. fxe5 Rf5 22. e6 Bxb2 23. Rd1 Rc7 24. g4 Rf8 25. Kg2 b5 26. Re2 Bc3 27. Re3 Bb4 28. Red3 a5 29. Rd7+ Rxd7 30. Rxd7+ Kf6 31. Rb7 a4 32. g5+ Kxg5 33. Rxb5+ Rf5 34. Rxb4 axb3 35. e7 bxa2 36. e8=Q a1=Q 37. Qe7+ Kh6 38. Rh4+ Rh5 39. Qf8+ Qg7 40. Qf4+ g5 41. Qd6+ Qg6 42. Qf8+ Qg7 43. Rxh5+
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the Skilling Open, the 1st event on the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour. The 16-player field will be cut to 8 players in a single round-robin on the first 3 days, before the remaining participants play a 6-day knockout. The prize fund is $100,000, with a $30,000 top prize.
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  1. Manish Dhawan

    Manish DhawanΠριν 28 ημέρες

    rook b5

  2. WoT Hog

    WoT HogΠριν μήνα

    And this is why Magnus is better than I am.

  3. John Formanczyk

    John FormanczykΠριν μήνα

    Captures captures is my new favourite saying

  4. Murad

    MuradΠριν μήνα

    bu harika satranç ürünlerine bir bakın

  5. Spacer

    SpacerΠριν μήνα

    #sugestion try the queen sacrifice

  6. tubinreo

    tubinreoΠριν μήνα

    I found both moves; but I never see them all the way out like they do.

  7. Joachim Dijk, van

    Joachim Dijk, vanΠριν μήνα

    07:49 Wesley So that

  8. Will Rausch

    Will RauschΠριν μήνα

    It's Kyle Schwarber in the thumbnail

  9. pablo enrique

    pablo enriqueΠριν μήνα

    Someone: "is a dead draw" Magnus "what is a draw?"

  10. Leandro Viana

    Leandro VianaΠριν μήνα

    "There is one game from the 2015 pokerstars I love man masters tournament"

  11. JensBonde007

    JensBonde007Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Isle of man

  12. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    Moral of the story. Magnus lost because he refused to draw when he lost when it could of been the way to win the tournament.

  13. messi9991

    messi9991Πριν μήνα

    This is an amazing game! From that point where Magnus sacrifices a pawn onwards is amazing!

  14. Nevin Kuser

    Nevin KuserΠριν μήνα

    the flippin beauty of this game! ay carumba! ❤️❤️❤️

  15. Stats Journal

    Stats JournalΠριν μήνα

    Chess Ranking by year 1970-2020

  16. Dan Aspden

    Dan AspdenΠριν μήνα

    Chess baffles me sometimes and the opening to this game is a classic example of this. So after move 11, Wesley has already given up his bishop pair, has double-isolated E pawns, an exposed/un-castleable king stuck on the 7th rank, and a completely blocked in dark square bishop/H rook. I appreciate that these guys are playing chess on a level that most of us can’t even comprehend, but how is it possible for so many opening principles to be so casually disregarded without the position being completely lost, especially at such a high level. Why would anybody willingly enter the position on the board at 1:16? From what I can see, Wesley has little compensation for going into this position (though I am by no means a strong player). Was Wesley just going for a quick draw here? I hope somebody can clarify this for me 🙂

  17. rossonero78

    rossonero78Πριν μήνα

    At 5:50, what about Rook to F7?

  18. Sudden Cucumber

    Sudden CucumberΠριν μήνα

    the "So, what's on the menu" and Wesley So pun is funny.

  19. nirav parikh

    nirav parikhΠριν μήνα

    It was to Wesley so’s horror as he saw what he had missed....

  20. Chris S.

    Chris S.Πριν μήνα

    5:51 isnt RF7 a brillant move?

  21. Adam Rosenscruggs

    Adam RosenscruggsΠριν μήνα

    Best part of this game was that during the live stream, Magnus gave a sly smile when he saw the tactic, and then 1-2 moves later when Wesley saw it, he smiled as well. One of those "Chess is beautiful" types of moments.

  22. Axel Fiedler

    Axel FiedlerΠριν μήνα

    I really liked the idea that they talked about in the livestream before Magnus played g2-g4 @3:35, So could have played Rc1 instead of Rc7 threatening mate and force a rook exchange. I think that would have given him better chances in the endgame.

  23. Carpet Climber

    Carpet ClimberΠριν μήνα

    You know it's late when Medo is not in his office on the couch.

  24. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Great Chess Players Standings From 1970-2020

  25. RoboSparkle

    RoboSparkleΠριν μήνα

    Ok, I was looking at that endgame position and just thinking "but Carlsen can't promote his pawn without So promoting his!" Little did I realise that So's new queen was a complete non-threat in this instance. Nice ending!

  26. pharohofcold

    pharohofcoldΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion I found this game quite immpressive. Cant belive that stockfish +4.0 on start loses the game. You would be the excelent youtuber if you explore all of the lines 😉

  27. Naveed Rahman

    Naveed RahmanΠριν μήνα

    Magnus 🤣🤣🤣

  28. visharad rawat

    visharad rawatΠριν μήνα

    4:51 why not Bd5?

  29. Shreesha Bhat

    Shreesha BhatΠριν μήνα

    Speed is fastest: Einstein Agar: sorry about that..

  30. Killupha 1

    Killupha 1Πριν μήνα

    What if you use Qa1 to Qf6 in 8:11 wouldnt this be better ?

  31. MCIG

    MCIGΠριν μήνα

    7:19 like Hikaru would say, "this is just puzzle rush"

  32. pgbluster

    pgblusterΠριν μήνα

    "So" puns are a gift that keeps on giving.

  33. kieran marshall

    kieran marshallΠριν μήνα

    What about rook to F7 instead of the pawn push? Rook to F7 check, rook takes onF7 then pawn takes on F7 defended by the white bishop?

  34. Ahmed Baig

    Ahmed BaigΠριν μήνα

    Actual game should have taken an hour or so. American champion Vesley So, still reminds that there are some top chess players from USA.

  35. Andy Cecil

    Andy CecilΠριν μήνα

    short intros!

  36. AP

    APΠριν μήνα

    Not many know that magnus blundered in the second round and there was a 4 move checkmate done by Wesley!

  37. Pranshu Shrivastava

    Pranshu ShrivastavaΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen plays better when there are less pieces on board. That's why he is a monster in endgame

  38. The Amnesia Squad

    The Amnesia SquadΠριν μήνα

    Here after Magnus choked :(



    Pure Beast

  40. Rhys Edmonds

    Rhys EdmondsΠριν μήνα

    love the quick opening!

  41. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν μήνα

    Some moves don't even look good. Rf5 is one of those moves.

  42. Edgar Hovhannisyan

    Edgar HovhannisyanΠριν μήνα

    Agad: hello everyone Light: Einstain:

  43. Mishu Gaming

    Mishu GamingΠριν μήνα

    I can't find your best line "SORRY ABOUT THAT" with touching your foot in every video... Missed the element 😂😂 Hope i m not only one who noticed this in every video.

  44. mohammed alharthy

    mohammed alharthyΠριν μήνα

    magnus 200IQ

  45. Cristóbal Audisio

    Cristóbal AudisioΠριν μήνα

    How to repport a liches mod, yes a mod cheating and insulting? Anyone???

  46. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    At 3:36 after Rc7, why not Rd4 doubling up rooks on d file. There is no defense against Rd7 next move. Any idea why Magnus dint go for it immediately

  47. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    @Faz Naz oh ya..thanks

  48. Faz Naz

    Faz NazΠριν μήνα

    The black bishop on b2 covers the d4 square so if Red4 then Bxd4.

  49. Osch Wald

    Osch WaldΠριν μήνα


  50. abhinav soni

    abhinav soniΠριν μήνα

    Make a video on game 2 its amazing

  51. Louis ST

    Louis STΠριν μήνα

    It's at 3:32 that Wesley makes his 'mistake'. If he playes rook C1 instead of rook C7 he forces a rook trade which would simplify things. However in the actual game he missed this move and blitzed out C7, the rest is incredible by Magnus

  52. vivek jaiprakash

    vivek jaiprakashΠριν μήνα

    Another game where Carlsen squeezed the unsqueezable..

  53. Roopayan Ghosh

    Roopayan GhoshΠριν μήνα

    Do the hilarious endgame of the next game as well

  54. Gunduz Osmanli

    Gunduz OsmanliΠριν μήνα

    7:48 Wesley So that :D that was classic



    Sehr gut !!danke !!

  56. Alpha White Male

    Alpha White MaleΠριν μήνα

    Jesi ti nas?

  57. Kaushik Reddy

    Kaushik ReddyΠριν μήνα

    0:12 I think Agadmator likes to make a meme out of himself. Why not? If I were to become famous, I would encourage as many memes about me as possible.

  58. Hosein Hashemi

    Hosein HashemiΠριν μήνα

    Wow, what a game

  59. aditya hol

    aditya holΠριν μήνα

    3:01 that is GM Abish Matthew's king

  60. Chaitali Kulkarni

    Chaitali KulkarniΠριν μήνα

    Please make video on every game of magnus in skilling open knockout. May be u missed one match between magnus vs Nepo

  61. Aquascapers Sri Lanka

    Aquascapers Sri LankaΠριν μήνα

    37. Qe7 + Qf6.....

  62. Jason B

    Jason BΠριν μήνα

    I wonder how deep in how many lines Carlson can calculate in 3 minutes

  63. Vegan Drinker and Smoker

    Vegan Drinker and SmokerΠριν μήνα

    Even I love to deprive my opponent of castling privilege.

  64. Mohammad Omar faruk

    Mohammad Omar farukΠριν μήνα

    nice game

  65. Bagadeshkumar R

    Bagadeshkumar RΠριν μήνα

    Think only Hikaru is the only guy that can give a tough competition to Magnus

  66. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    Think again.

  67. Jason Eel

    Jason EelΠριν μήνα

    5:02 why not put the rook on f7?

  68. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    But f8 is a black square, so its difficult to pawn the queen after the series of exchanges

  69. METO U

    METO UΠριν μήνα

    Am I the only one that noticed Hakaru giving agadmator the middle finger after his blunder leading to checkmate in 1 while playing doubles with the 4 boards(don't know what it's called)

  70. Gurnihal Singh

    Gurnihal SinghΠριν μήνα

    After some time, I've managed to pick the right move... I can die in peace now

  71. David White

    David WhiteΠριν μήνα

    One of the many amazing things about Magnus is how is able to pull wins out of drawn positions

  72. Rohit C

    Rohit CΠριν μήνα

    4:52 how about white plays Rook F7 check?

  73. Rohit C

    Rohit CΠριν μήνα

    @Harish SP missed that. Thanks!!

  74. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    But f8 is a black square, so its difficult to pawn the queen after the series of exchanges

  75. Johnna Cates



    RAAAJVEERE.Πριν μήνα

    Gaygambit69 well.

  77. Adam Robert Orr

    Adam Robert OrrΠριν μήνα

    When you correctly guess g5 😎

  78. Graham Hill

    Graham HillΠριν μήνα

    g5 is a lovely move

  79. Atharva Kulkarni

    Atharva KulkarniΠριν μήνα

    Please also cover Wesley So's 2nd and 4th game

  80. michael hart

    michael hartΠριν μήνα

    The commentary on Chess24 was quite illuminating, citing Rc7 as Wesley's only real mistake. He was actually smiling at the denouement. Not for nothing is Magnus called the greatest end-game player of all time. Without any false modesty, I've seen him joke about it in the regular online rapid competitions. True or not, there can't have been any World Champions so willing to engage with those at the base of the pyramid.

  81. Ena Nebres

    Ena NebresΠριν μήνα

    I am learning a lot. Thanks to you

  82. Jose bonilla

    Jose bonillaΠριν μήνα

    Aga: being in the posting of being faster than light you’re in a posting of perpetual darkness

  83. pushpak chandra sekhar

    pushpak chandra sekharΠριν μήνα

    what is wrong with rookf7 in 5:10

  84. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    But f8 is a black square, so its difficult to pawn the queen after the series of exchanges

  85. Aditya Murai

    Aditya MuraiΠριν μήνα

    Amazing pawn push

  86. Blaze Aldrich

    Blaze AldrichΠριν μήνα

    Grandmaster: loses Agadmator: Hello everyone!

  87. Jie Mo

    Jie MoΠριν μήνα

    einstein: nothing is faster than the speed of light agad: hello everyone

  88. Kurt Cobain

    Kurt CobainΠριν μήνα

    That's why Magnus consider himself The GOAT of EndGame play.

  89. Analy Tical

    Analy TicalΠριν μήνα

    Guess Magnus is still not in a nice path now after a 2 and 2 score

  90. Wesley Snyder

    Wesley SnyderΠριν μήνα

    And it was in this position, after clicking the like button you’ve become an excellent subscriber.

  91. MeganMegan BaumeisterBaumeister

    MeganMegan BaumeisterBaumeisterΠριν μήνα

    Conspiracy: the players told Agadmator the moves before hand, that's why his videos are out so early. It's all a set up ;-)

  92. mardenhill

    mardenhillΠριν μήνα

    antonio plays the moves for the players, they basically replay his moves.

  93. Bol Beats 217

    Bol Beats 217Πριν μήνα

    SO, IS What's on the Menu

  94. Mark Eleazar Gomez

    Mark Eleazar GomezΠριν μήνα

    I love it because amazing wow please help my chnel

  95. Alex Obed

    Alex ObedΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't So just block Magnus' check (on F6) w/ his newly minted dark Queen? Then, it would have been a trade and even, no?

  96. Kyroiz

    KyroizΠριν μήνα

    At 4:55, would Rook to F7 not be a good move for white?

  97. Cameron Baird

    Cameron BairdΠριν μήνα

    At 4:50, why not Bd5

  98. Harish SP

    Harish SPΠριν μήνα

    After that Ke5

  99. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    Pretty sad when one thinks it's a cool thing to add a "69" to one's username.

  100. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    What if they were born in 69. Or if someones initials are BJ. Should they avoid it because someone somewhere decided to make it a sexual refference? Ijs

  101. SV Alangudi

    SV AlangudiΠριν μήνα

    at 9:11, we will be in hurry to grab queen and win rook. Carlsen grabbed the rook first and won queen!

  102. View Film

    View FilmΠριν μήνα

    One move they mentioned in the commentary is when Magnus went Rd1 Wesley can go Rc1 and force a trade

  103. Vancha March

    Vancha MarchΠριν μήνα

    Anyone else belong to the cult of Wesley?

  104. Aru Gula

    Aru GulaΠριν μήνα

    Oh God. We've built up Agad's confidence too much. We're at the "Cheesy ESPN style Puns" titles phase of his career.

  105. hmijares10605

    hmijares10605Πριν μήνα

    Yeahhhhhh boy!

  106. Muhammad Atthur 59_20

    Muhammad Atthur 59_20Πριν μήνα

    Agad with integrity doesn't do no commercial GRlifes: hahahaha fuck yu

  107. A P

    A PΠριν μήνα

    The way Magnus play the game is just amazing.

  108. Aru Gula

    Aru GulaΠριν μήνα

    Freak of nature

  109. Omar Tawhid Imam

    Omar Tawhid ImamΠριν μήνα

    What if rook to F7 was played at the time of 5min

  110. Brandon Kling

    Brandon KlingΠριν μήνα

    Rook F7 with check at 4:50?

  111. Angry Tomato!

    Angry Tomato!Πριν μήνα

    He didn't SO that comming!

  112. Guillaume le cam

    Guillaume le camΠριν μήνα

    "Wesley Saw that". So Wesley so Saw that?