Watch Where You're Pointing That!! || Wesley So vs Carlsen || Skilling Open Knockout (2020)

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Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Knockouts, Finals MATCH 1, Game 4
Sicilian, Pelikan (Lasker/Sveshnikov) variation (B33)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Nb8 9. Qf3 a6 10. Qa3 b6 11. Bg5 Be7 12. Bxe7 Kxe7 13. O-O-O Bb7 14. Nc3 Nd7 15. f4 Qc7 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Qb4 h5 18. Be2 Kf8 19. Rhf1 Re8 20. Rf5 h4 21. Rf4 Qd8 22. Kb1 Rh6 23. Rdd4 h3 24. g3 Bc8 25. a4 Kg8 26. Rde4 Qc7 27. Rh4 a5 28. Qd4 Rxh4 29. Rxh4 Bf5 30. Rh5 Qc8 31. Qxb6 Ng4 32. Ba6 Re1+ 33. Ka2 Qe8 34. Rxf5 Ne3 35. Bb5 Qe7
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. agadmator's Chess Channel

    agadmator's Chess ChannelΠριν μήνα

    Qg8+... the effects of anesthesia are still present :)

  2. sreenish

    sreenishΠριν μήνα

    Rollercoaster? I think that is a special move🙃

  3. ver

    verΠριν μήνα

    It should be Qf7+

  4. Jinay Shah

    Jinay ShahΠριν μήνα

    @Kelemen Áron overconfidence possibly

  5. Jinay Shah

    Jinay ShahΠριν μήνα

    @Prasanna Manickavasagam the actual move that Magnus played was not capturing the queen

  6. Jinay Shah

    Jinay ShahΠριν μήνα

    @Leo Nash same here🤣🤣

  7. RaidingPig

    RaidingPigΠριν 28 ημέρες

    0:52 ah yes I recognise this move from my games

  8. Courtland Ferreria-Douglas

    Courtland Ferreria-DouglasΠριν μήνα

    @0:53 why can't Magnus capture the Queen after delivering check?? It doesn't seem like the bishop can cover the queen square, and I don't see anything that would immediately threaten the king to force it to flee??

  9. Chess Champ

    Chess ChampΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator Where is the link of game 1,2 & 3 and so on ?

  10. Khal Hiv

    Khal HivΠριν μήνα

    I defeated the stupidest player in violent chess ... A stupid ending

  11. isotvoitot gt

    isotvoitot gtΠριν μήνα

    In the start maybe in 52 seconds if you move Queen to g8 it can Be captured by the King :)

  12. R Nottelling

    R NottellingΠριν μήνα

    Why didn’t he capture the Queen on G8? I’m so confused

  13. ssr kiran

    ssr kiranΠριν μήνα

    Hmm who declines Botez Gambit? Magnus did here

  14. TheLadida42

    TheLadida42Πριν μήνα

    white imba, please nerf it.

  15. Dennis Džeko

    Dennis DžekoΠριν μήνα

    07:00 turn on captions and press F to pay your respects to Mr.Alekhine.

  16. klay aizen belangigue

    klay aizen belangigueΠριν μήνα

    Wesley defeat magnus 2 times in championship.!

  17. John Norton

    John NortonΠριν μήνα

    At 5:48 "probably not castling"...?

  18. beau sky

    beau skyΠριν μήνα

    14:28 why is the black king cannot take the white queen?

  19. Number Harmonics

    Number HarmonicsΠριν μήνα

    Forgive me for being stupid, but at 51 seconds, why not just take the Queen? Queen moves to F7 surely?

  20. Hawkeye1816

    Hawkeye1816Πριν μήνα

    Ah yes, the famous smith and wesley.

  21. Mukul Joshi

    Mukul JoshiΠριν μήνα

    12:26 dark square Bishop?? 🤣

  22. tyler mohammed

    tyler mohammedΠριν μήνα

    At 0:52 why didn’t black king take the queen?

  23. Ben Shaer

    Ben ShaerΠριν μήνα

    0:52 „And it is as move 35 that we have a completly lost position“

  24. hammayun ayub

    hammayun ayubΠριν μήνα

    What is 0:51 black king can take the white queen.

  25. איתמר דואק

    איתמר דואקΠριν μήνα

    guess it was bound to happen, white is a bit better than black right since the opening, I guess that little advantage matters a lot in super high level chess.

  26. Jason Barcebal

    Jason BarcebalΠριν μήνα

    And as of 0:52, agadmator blundered the video

  27. Wilmer Urbina

    Wilmer UrbinaΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't black king just capture white queen at 0:51?

  28. Elvis Nikolli

    Elvis NikolliΠριν μήνα

    Where was the Qween protect g8?? I don’t understand it

  29. Elvis Nikolli

    Elvis NikolliΠριν μήνα


  30. William Hartzell Jr.

    William Hartzell Jr.Πριν μήνα

    I'm lost why didn't Carlson capture the queen

  31. Nathali Ego-Ugan

    Nathali Ego-UganΠριν μήνα

    Why did magnus did not take Qg8 in the 2nd game? 0:51

  32. Vishnujan Narayanan

    Vishnujan NarayananΠριν μήνα

    0:52 i paused the video even though agad didnt say so... Who else? 😂

  33. Vishnujan Narayanan

    Vishnujan NarayananΠριν μήνα

    I dont play chess but why didn't the king capture the queen? 0:51

  34. Hugo Araújo

    Hugo AraújoΠριν μήνα

    00:52 Queen G8 check? 😂

  35. Jaxon Siemers

    Jaxon SiemersΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't he take queen with king???

  36. Frank Villa

    Frank VillaΠριν μήνα

    0:52 what am I missing here? Why doesn't black just capture the queen?

  37. Barry Adams

    Barry AdamsΠριν μήνα

    0:52 what’s wrong with black’s Kxg8? I’m assuming the video host meant to put white’s queen on f7 instead of g8.

  38. ken schellberg

    ken schellbergΠριν μήνα

    something is wrong. Black to move at :51/14:28?

  39. Yasser Hussein

    Yasser HusseinΠριν μήνα

    After queen E8 it was queen F7 check not queen G8. Thank you

  40. Joel Gobeh

    Joel GobehΠριν μήνα

    Why the king could capture the Queen on g8?

  41. peter adel

    peter adelΠριν μήνα

    games like this makes me wish a player like mikhail tal was still here to just comment on the game i think So's position had so many oppurtunites for tal ideas

  42. Qwerty BC

    Qwerty BCΠριν μήνα

    I like how in the checkmating sequence the queen just goes around each corner of the bishop

  43. Benjamin Moine

    Benjamin MoineΠριν μήνα

    0:51 : i think it's not that ! If Queen in G8, King eat Queen in G8 and white've lost! It rather be Queen in F7...

  44. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    GREAT game. Thank you for taking the time to show why various moves weren't used.

  45. David Garner

    David GarnerΠριν μήνα

    What am in missing: at 0:52, black’s king doesn’t take white’s queen on G8?

  46. Jon Woodring

    Jon WoodringΠριν μήνα

    you hold onto that btc agad?

  47. Seger van Wijk

    Seger van WijkΠριν μήνα

    Man, I'm so much enjoying your show. I'm making a film (not about chess, unfortunately) and while I'm rendering frames I'm listening to all the passed and gobbled-up pawns that you have, actually just binging everything you've made. Sometimes I'm pausing the video just to really deeply enjoy a joke for a few seconds. I've been doing this for a good year now. Keep it up. Ke4.

  48. Commwarrior

    CommwarriorΠριν μήνα

    Qg8+.... why didn’t Magnus take Queen with King???? What am I missing?

  49. Mc Gamer J

    Mc Gamer JΠριν μήνα

    0:52 can someone tell me why Magnus should not take the queen?

  50. HiTechOilCo

    HiTechOilCoΠριν μήνα

    Error. After Qg8+, the response would be KxQ as the Queen would be hanging. The move that would have had to happen is Qf7+, etc.

  51. Roger Stone

    Roger StoneΠριν μήνα

    The game 2 ending: this is very much like Sumo. You have to move forward for a win, with all your power; but it must be CONTROLLED power, or your opponent simply moves a little to one side, you find you are over-extended, and with a little helping hand you leave the dohjo in an untidy and undignified heap.

  52. Tyrone Post

    Tyrone PostΠριν μήνα

    At 0:51, White’s Queen went to F7, not G8. In the actual game, Wesley protected his queen with the bishop on G6 with move #91...

  53. Tobias Glidden

    Tobias GliddenΠριν μήνα

    Why does the black King take the white queen on G8? Am I missing something?

  54. Paco Taco

    Paco TacoΠριν μήνα

    Question: At 7:18 couldnt Magnus have en passant?

  55. Ture Franzén

    Ture FranzénΠριν μήνα

    On 0:53, why cant black capture the queen on g8?? Am I missing something?

  56. Urvan Rajde

    Urvan RajdeΠριν μήνα

    0:58 why not king takes g8 ? If someone will tell me I’d be grateful

  57. Tubluer

    TubluerΠριν μήνα

    omg I saw the goof and found the correct mating sequence and I've never been stronger than 1500 club rating

  58. Faheem Akbar

    Faheem AkbarΠριν μήνα

    Second check in the last part of video is not the actual move played in the game because King can simply capture the Queen.

  59. shubham khare

    shubham khareΠριν μήνα

    can anyone expalin QG8+ at 0:50

  60. swaaaa11

    swaaaa11Πριν μήνα

    🙄🤔why not queen capture???? Clarify agadmator???

  61. Wes Baumguardner

    Wes BaumguardnerΠριν μήνα

    @ 0.52, why did he not just kill the queen with his king. It is completely unprotected.

  62. Prashant Kumar

    Prashant KumarΠριν μήνα

    Why not capture white QG8 with Black king

  63. St Nu

    St NuΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about that.

  64. junbgood

    junbgoodΠριν μήνα

    Q. What do you call a group of chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby? A. Chess nuts boasting on an open foyer !

  65. Henry Taylor

    Henry TaylorΠριν μήνα

    I bet 100$ that there will be "sorry about that" comments

  66. Zimatar

    ZimatarΠριν μήνα

    Excellent game Wesley. Congratulations.


    ADITYA BHAGATΠριν μήνα

    Why is Quackity in thumbnail?

  68. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    Does it sound like agadmator says rader rather than rather?

  69. Jeevan K shiji

    Jeevan K shijiΠριν μήνα

    Nice opening preperation

  70. Marc Marc

    Marc MarcΠριν μήνα

    There is something wrong with ur moves with qween on 0:52 seconds from the video he could ve killed it

  71. Tyrone Post

    Tyrone PostΠριν μήνα

    DOUBLE Blunder!?!? Why doesn’t Magnus capture the White Queen with his King when it’s in the G8 square!?!?

  72. Carl Ji

    Carl JiΠριν μήνα

    uncle roger plays chess?

  73. Bishal Jmt

    Bishal JmtΠριν μήνα

    Qg8+ by wesley...and it was in this position on move 5, that Agadmator blundered the game !

  74. ironmaz1

    ironmaz1Πριν μήνα

    Ba6 is a nice deflection... Ive watched the game and still couldn't find it :p

  75. Neal Charm Kansel

    Neal Charm KanselΠριν μήνα

    haha ,that thumbnail of Wesley wearing sunglass is badass :)

  76. Phil V

    Phil VΠριν μήνα

    At 0:52 I might be mistaken but I think the check is on f7 rather than g8 otherwise could Magnus not have captured the queen?

  77. Paul A OBrien

    Paul A OBrienΠριν μήνα

    Qgh+??? What protects the queen?

  78. Kalin Garabedian

    Kalin GarabedianΠριν μήνα

    Qg8+?! But the king will kill her! Maby have some mistake?!

  79. Phil V

    Phil VΠριν μήνα

    "Using lateral alekhine's gun is like a tilted gun in gangster's movie. It's suppose to be scarier" cit. Gotham

  80. Yog Jain

    Yog JainΠριν μήνα

    Whyyy did magnus not capture queen on g8 check

  81. Tyoshom Michael

    Tyoshom MichaelΠριν μήνα

    Magnus should have captured the queen when so checked on g8 instead of running to h6

  82. MetalTBag

    MetalTBagΠριν μήνα

    we all spotted the potential capture on g8

  83. ichsan Benhard

    ichsan BenhardΠριν μήνα

    wait, why magnus not take the queen on g8 in 0:53 thats weird its not checkmate he can take the queen

  84. ThatGuyNoble

    ThatGuyNobleΠριν μήνα

    0:52 Magnus's king couldhave captured So's queen

  85. akhilesh ms

    akhilesh msΠριν μήνα

    Hoodie guy stopped playing chess ??

  86. Laren Lerman

    Laren LermanΠριν μήνα

    at 0:53 why dont just take the queen?

  87. JJ Massie

    JJ MassieΠριν μήνα

    0:51 is a mouse slip I believe

  88. Alex Lie

    Alex LieΠριν μήνα

    How he move with the queen to g8 without any support?? I dont get it

  89. Dimitris Kostidis

    Dimitris KostidisΠριν μήνα

    Qg8+?????? Are u serius dude?

  90. Hsterts Hertz

    Hsterts HertzΠριν μήνα

    Im proud that I know that that thing's called a gun despite not knowing the basics of chess

  91. Hamid Khan

    Hamid KhanΠριν μήνα

    I like it when Carlsen loses 😂

  92. Nanette Ocampo

    Nanette OcampoΠριν μήνα

    Proud of Wesley

  93. jyscelo fer

    jyscelo ferΠριν μήνα

    Congrats, Wesley! Cheers! You deserve it, even being a World Champion someday! Mabuhay! stay safe & great always...

  94. Akshay Bankar

    Akshay BankarΠριν μήνα

    I think Qf7 is correct

  95. Akshay Bankar

    Akshay BankarΠριν μήνα

    What about Qg8

  96. MNR B0ti

    MNR B0tiΠριν μήνα

    0:50 why can't You just take that Queen?

  97. Curtis Feder

    Curtis FederΠριν μήνα

    In game 2 So checked the king on G8 with the bishop sandwiched behind him on G6. With the queen unprotected, couldn’t black’s king just capture the queen?

  98. mardenhill

    mardenhillΠριν μήνα

    wesley snipes, baby!

  99. Hùng Hà

    Hùng HàΠριν μήνα

    0:20 Well, after Agadmator said, I did saw nothing lmao.

  100. Kipsta Tv

    Kipsta TvΠριν μήνα

    Magnus did not play Qg8 check

  101. Ewa Ewa

    Ewa EwaΠριν μήνα

    real quick: @ 7:38 why is a4 a good move?

  102. Anuraag Rapaka

    Anuraag RapakaΠριν μήνα

    0:52 why wasnt queen captured by king ??

  103. FAQ with K. R

    FAQ with K. RΠριν μήνα

    Tips & trick pls

  104. philipp luft

    philipp luftΠριν μήνα

    At 00:52 the black King could have just captured the white Queen !!!!! What was that ???????? Instead of the move Queen g8 ,the move Queen to f7 had to be played in order to win



    Hey Agad i think you should realy check your videos before uploading cauz there are 2mistakes one u understood and another is on 12:26 its light square bishop not dark squared bishop thank me later

  106. DTec27

    DTec27Πριν μήνα

    0:52 I thought I was losing my mind figuring out why Magnus couldn't take the queen.