When Even Brilliant... || Ding vs Carlsen || Magnus Carlsen Grand Final (2020)

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Ding Liren vs Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva (2020),
12.8.2020, GAME 6
Catalan, closed (E01)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. Rc1 Nfd7 12. Nd3 Nc6 13. e3 Rc8 14. Nc3 Na5 15. Qd1 Nc4 16. Be1 Nd6 17. a4 a5 18. Nb5 Rxc1 19. Rxc1 Qb8 20. b4 Nc4 21. bxa5 bxa5 22. e4 Ndb6 23. exd5 Bxd5 24. Bxd5 exd5 25. Ne5 Qb7 26. Bxa5 Bg5 27. Bxb6 Bxc1 28. Bc5 Ra8 29. Nxc4 dxc4 30. Qxc1 Rxa4 31. Nc3 Ra5 32. h4 Qa8 33. Qb2 Ra1+ 34. Nb1 c3 35. Qb3 h6 36. d5 Qc8 37. Kg2 Qxc5 38. Nxc3 Ra8 39. Ne2 Rd8 40. Nf4 Qd4 41. h5 Qe5 42. Qb6 Rb8 43. Qc5 Qe4+ 44. Kh3 Rb1 45. Kg4 f5+
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: chess24.com/tour
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  1. Lothian

    LothianΠριν 3 ημέρες


  2. Zito Keratin

    Zito KeratinΠριν μήνα

    Medo is the best! I love it.

  3. Jay Murray

    Jay MurrayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Medo puts pressure on the frame rate with 60 licks per second

  4. Chris Davidson

    Chris DavidsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yesss, I got all the pauses correct...I just knew exactly when to pause the video! The chess problems not so much.

  5. Lawrence Lepes

    Lawrence LepesΠριν 2 μήνες

    "He Cleverly Avoids Checkmate By Resigning."

  6. dennis tanui

    dennis tanuiΠριν 2 μήνες

    0:12 The Medo Glance....

  7. saurabh a

    saurabh aΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is there anybody else who thinks Agad definitely moves his hand a lot more while explaining games in this new setup as compared to his home setup?

  8. Giannis Christopoulos

    Giannis ChristopoulosΠριν 2 μήνες

    Now the audio is much better!

  9. Medo Fçb

    Medo FçbΠριν 2 μήνες


  10. Eldores Chess

    Eldores ChessΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow the 3 top donations are crazy!

  11. Sheriffi

    SheriffiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why did he not play d6 on 7:47?

  12. Karan Ram

    Karan RamΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Ding escapes with King g4 which is incredibly brave but it loses the game." -- Just Epic Stuff

  13. Rohit Yarakala

    Rohit YarakalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    And it was in this position that so and so resigned the game #adagmator

  14. Sirous CiCi

    Sirous CiCiΠριν 2 μήνες

    HIKARU got to finals 2 (TWO days) earlier....HOW !!! did u NOT know that at the end of your clip?!!!

  15. Checkmate Chess Channel

    Checkmate Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thanks Boomer!

  16. Dr. K Ç

    Dr. K ÇΠριν 2 μήνες

    8:10 lol get the Qe3 and get check mated

  17. ŞĦƗVΔΜ

    ŞĦƗVΔΜΠριν 2 μήνες

    I found all the 3 tactics while pausing the video

  18. Butterfield 8

    Butterfield 8Πριν 2 μήνες

    I always pause the video for few seconds but I never find the winning moves :/

  19. Max Steiner

    Max SteinerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wy is Qc7 not a good move? The engine recomend it . Wy?

  20. K B

    K BΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus paid his way to the finals no surprise he's been doing this all year. Ding had winning position and just gave it up like that? No, Magnus paid him. I'm rooting for Hikaru, who will only lose if Magnus pays him to do so.


    BARSCIENCE101Πριν 2 μήνες

    pause the video 5:20 ish finally figured out the move lol feel smart today will probably get crushed online later

  22. john fasano II

    john fasano IIΠριν 2 μήνες

    Look @ this position again ding could have prevented the pond push and saved the bishop moving the bishop c5 to d4

  23. Vammy

    VammyΠριν 2 μήνες

    With it or Vidit?

  24. Leandro Viana

    Leandro VianaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The board is a little off the screen in the last videos. I don't know why it wasn't fix yet. #suggestion

  25. Andrew Xu

    Andrew XuΠριν 2 μήνες

    bruh how did ding even find that brilliancy in a blitz game?!?

  26. SuperCoven

    SuperCovenΠριν 2 μήνες

    i'm always here to just enjoy the show

  27. Mark Creech

    Mark CreechΠριν 2 μήνες

    love the DOG!

  28. Chess MC

    Chess MCΠριν 2 μήνες

    *And it was in this position that we have a completely new 'sorry about that'* 🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚🌚

  29. gokul siriah

    gokul siriahΠριν 2 μήνες

    What happened to your old dog???

  30. Masroor Qidwai

    Masroor QidwaiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hi I would really like you to do a video on the 1966 world championship match game 10, between petrosian and spassky. It would be really interesting.

  31. Jiří Blahoš

    Jiří BlahošΠριν 2 μήνες

    1:00 nicely placed right arm to censor what's happening in the back :-D

  32. Shubham Diwe

    Shubham DiweΠριν 2 μήνες

    The whole world: Corona + Lockdown = stuck at home #agadmator: I am on a vacation and taking my dog too.

  33. 046 - Fulvian Zhillan

    046 - Fulvian ZhillanΠριν 2 μήνες

    No wait the first to reach the finals is Hikaru, winning all 3 matches against Dubov

  34. roy gbv

    roy gbvΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yep. Got another guess the move mate in two. He must be dumbing these down to make us feel better!

  35. salmarwow

    salmarwowΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:11 Carslen "remember how you got me checkmated on f5 last time?"

  36. Midnight Mathness

    Midnight MathnessΠριν 2 μήνες

    what chess software do you use?

  37. Aniruddh Barve

    Aniruddh BarveΠριν 2 μήνες

    Medo - "Who does this guy talk to everyday"

  38. Adithyan

    AdithyanΠριν 2 μήνες

    How could Ding have saved or won the game after this move? 31. Nc3 Ra5

  39. Abdar Razak

    Abdar RazakΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad what are you ‘sorry about that ‘ on every video - why not sort it out once and for all before the video starts !

  40. Bennett Flint

    Bennett FlintΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:12 why not bishop to d4?

  41. Green Falcon

    Green FalconΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus will never play king's indian again after that disaster😄😄

  42. Atul Tripathi

    Atul TripathiΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:52 "and it was in this position that, Grand Master Medo left the game."

  43. D H

    D HΠριν 2 μήνες

    Has Ding EVER beat Magnus?

  44. Carvan Thipe

    Carvan ThipeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Its brilliant coz of F5 of wwe Lesner

  45. rambo a

    rambo aΠριν 2 μήνες

    “You don’t want a crazy knight jumping around in front of your king” Ding dong!

  46. Devs #1996

    Devs #1996Πριν 2 μήνες

    My GRlifes notifications did not notify me of a new video. Sorry about that

  47. Live Life

    Live LifeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus is Ryu Masters And Ding Liren is Ken Masters of the Chess.

  48. SportsGamingCubing

    SportsGamingCubingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Couch Agadmator kinda looks like a Chad

  49. Robert Richie

    Robert RichieΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru was the first finalist after beating Danil yesterday in the third of three consecutive matches!

  50. Thiago Roriz

    Thiago RorizΠριν 2 μήνες

    Not one of yours best analyses!!!

  51. Bill Gardner

    Bill GardnerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wasn’t sure how to send you a private message: Here is an interesting game that I thought you might like: Kreiman,Boris (2526) - Hanken,Jerome (2200) American op 40th Los Angeles (2), 25.11.2004 Modern Defense [B06] 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.h4 c5 4.d5 e6 5.d6 f5 6.exf5 gxf5 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.Nc3 0-0 9.h5 Ne4 10.Nxe4 fxe4 11.Ng5 Qf6 12.Nxe4 Qe5 13.Qg4 Kh8 14.h6 Bf6 15.Rh5! 1-0 The black queen is trapped. P.S. found on chesscafe.com

  52. arijit kundu

    arijit kunduΠριν 2 μήνες

    The game swang to their favour like a pendulum but finally MC won the game. Your analysis was wonderful.Thank you.

  53. OKH NN

    OKH NNΠριν 2 μήνες

    this is the first time i heard the sound that he always says sorry about that... now its clear dude lol

  54. Luiz___ MK

    Luiz___ MKΠριν 2 μήνες

    Winning back the exchange! Didn't see that coming

  55. Jane Brown

    Jane BrownΠριν 2 μήνες

    Lovely game.

  56. Shaun McIsaac

    Shaun McIsaacΠριν 2 μήνες

    1:59 "White never won a game playing Qc7." Sadly it's also lost 100% of the times when a non-Qc7 move is played :(

  57. Neil Michaud

    Neil MichaudΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love pausing and trying to find the best line!! 2/3 this time, not too shabby. i missed the queen a8 move though

  58. Raynman Gaming

    Raynman GamingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carlsen has been running over so many top players throughout these events. Ding really gave him a run for his money. If I could do what Ding did, I would be happy in life. Though maybe the fact that I would be content with that is the reason why I cannot do what Ding did.

  59. Jose Manny

    Jose MannyΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:07....Magnus improves the posution of the queen! 5:36....the queen is in an awkward square!

  60. Move_I_Got_This

    Move_I_Got_ThisΠριν 2 μήνες

    I want a Captures Captures t-shirt. 😀 But I live in Miami and these people don't know chess or English. 😣

  61. derrick gooden

    derrick goodenΠριν 2 μήνες

    so much pressure.

  62. Apoorv Saxena

    Apoorv SaxenaΠριν 2 μήνες

    "I never said that thing, stop misquoting me" ~Magnus Carlsen

  63. Apoorv Saxena

    Apoorv SaxenaΠριν 2 μήνες

    @ontledingen that thing

  64. ontledingen

    ontledingenΠριν 2 μήνες

    which thing?

  65. thezquad

    thezquadΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Ding escapes with kd4 which is incredibly brave but it loses the game" :)

  66. Marco Antonio Castilho

    Marco Antonio CastilhoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Congratulations for your nice dog!

  67. Fan Jin

    Fan JinΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:30 It was in this position that the microphone blocks the view of the knight.

  68. Draconisrex1

    Draconisrex1Πριν 2 μήνες

    Go back to the desk.

  69. Jon Subong

    Jon SubongΠριν 2 μήνες

    A bit of an error there agadmator, Hikaru Nakamura qualified to the finals like 2 days ago. He went 3-0 against Daniil Dubov in that semifinals

  70. murasaki kozou

    murasaki kozouΠριν 2 μήνες

    Feeling so bad for Ding that a brilliant game got ruined by that h4 itself... but he is a worthy opponent for Magnus, no one doubts it

  71. Cress Welsing

    Cress WelsingΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love your dog.

  72. Onur ISLAK

    Onur ISLAKΠριν 2 μήνες

    you are wrong agadmator first finalist is nakamura he won 3-0 against dubov.

  73. Just S

    Just SΠριν 2 μήνες

    that european chess dude is a genius... and magnus is okay too

  74. Logan 5

    Logan 5Πριν 2 μήνες

    And the grand final of the final then whoever wins goes into the grand final of the final match in the final 5 games of the final.

  75. Urmila Baori

    Urmila BaoriΠριν 2 μήνες

    Medo: Agad is seeing ghosts, obviously.

  76. Rocket League Gaming

    Rocket League GamingΠριν 2 μήνες

    first time i guessed the right move (bishop a5)

  77. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why not make a nice prophylactic move with the king to h2 after black plays queen to a8?

  78. Saad Shah

    Saad ShahΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carlsen isn’t the 1st finalist, Hikaru won his match 3-0 & his match with Dubov ended a day before. You aren’t keeping up.

  79. Darmok at Tanagra

    Darmok at TanagraΠριν 2 μήνες

    At around 7:00 mark - the analysis essentially breaks down --but I still love every second of your videos !

  80. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:28 it's gotta be bishop captures on a4

  81. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 2 μήνες

    It had to be the pawn push for checkmate, what else could it be

  82. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ha! I wish i could get to move 20 in my games to find these moves

  83. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 2 μήνες

    I always find out interesting why players like to trade rooks... maybe it's a good strategy for black?

  84. Vlado Cvijetinović

    Vlado CvijetinovićΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:23 Ding resigned the game and Vidit the match

  85. NoSystem

    NoSystemΠριν 2 μήνες

    Medo: "Can we go to the beach now??"

  86. Ibrahim Nuhaad

    Ibrahim NuhaadΠριν 2 μήνες

    Playing with magnus don't exchange rooks for other minor piece cause he will be better in the end game.. and he plays more natural move with materialistic...

  87. skidcrew

    skidcrewΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakamura qualified for the Final the day before Carlsen!

  88. Jesse Schmidt

    Jesse SchmidtΠριν 2 μήνες

    The frame of the board is slightly moved down

  89. chuckg4812

    chuckg4812Πριν 2 μήνες

    Deftly placed right arm blocking Medo's privates

  90. Matias Fernandez

    Matias FernandezΠριν 2 μήνες

    What are your thoughts on Ling not allowing checkmate? I thought it was respect and class from Magnus allowing the previous game. Ling should have allowed it, as a sign of respect and well played sportsmanship. Thoughts?

  91. Kevin Williams

    Kevin WilliamsΠριν 2 μήνες


  92. DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)

    DFTA (Don't Feed The Animals)Πριν 2 μήνες

    Sometimes it just makes me laugh when I realize the World Champion is named Magnus. Not sure why...it just sounds almost fantastical.

  93. Kevin Williams

    Kevin WilliamsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Does anyone know this guys name?

  94. Empanadero

    EmpanaderoΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 11:10 I’m pretty sure if queen captures you should fork immediately 😅😅

  95. Cheryl Lins

    Cheryl LinsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus was not the first finalist...

  96. DaChef1974

    DaChef1974Πριν 2 μήνες

    Not a fan of your new sound setup, volume's too low and too metallic sounding. But once again, thanks for the video and your channel in general!

  97. snippletrap

    snippletrapΠριν 2 μήνες

    Something tells me that "Polak Shlomo" isn't a real name...

  98. Dave Davidson

    Dave DavidsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Terrific and amazing video as well as game. Thanks

  99. Truth & Love

    Truth & LoveΠριν 2 μήνες

    The pieces sound a bit muffled when they move. Btw, great work man, your videos are fantastic!

  100. dfchang813

    dfchang813Πριν 2 μήνες

    Actually Hikaru was in first. He swept Dubov day before.

  101. E.Q.

    E.Q.Πριν 2 μήνες

    I wonder: are there games that are completely new positions by say... move 6, but then return to a previously before played position by move 15? It would be interesting to see if at the end of the branch if the player who initiated the variation created a better position for themselves by the end.

  102. iiMaGinENation

    iiMaGinENationΠριν 2 μήνες


  103. sajin sajin

    sajin sajinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Always agadamater says "Sorry about that"💥😅😁

  104. sajin sajin

    sajin sajinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Always agadamater says "Sorry about that"💥😅😁