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Peter Svidler vs Magnus Carlsen
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 31.7.2020, GAME 1
English, Bremen, Smyslov system (A22)
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. g3 Bb4 4. e4 Bxc3 5. bxc3 O-O 6. f3 Re8 7. d4 d6 8. Bd3 Nc6 9. Ne2 b6 10. g4 Nd7 11. O-O Ba6 12. Ng3 exd4 13. cxd4 Nxd4 14. Bb2 Ne6 15. f4 g5 16. fxg5 Qxg5 17. Rf5 Qe3+ 18. Kh1 Ne5 19. Be2 Bb7 20. Qc2 Nc5 21. Bc1 Bxe4+ 22. Nxe4 Qxe4+ 23. Qxe4 Nxe4 24. Bb2 Re6 25. Raf1 Rae8 26. g5 Nd2 27. R1f2 Nexc4
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:
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  1. Ante Manenica

    Ante ManenicaΠριν μήνα

    For last 6 months I didn’t go to sleep untiI watching at least 3 of your videos! Keep going 💪🏻💪🏻

  2. Ippo

    IppoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pieces are too loud. I would say reduce it by 2

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your explanations are not always correct. Sorry about that

  4. hazarincesu

    hazarincesuΠριν 2 μήνες

    why doesn't Qa4 work at 3:02 ?

  5. hazarincesu

    hazarincesuΠριν 2 μήνες

    because of Ndb2?

  6. TheCategor

    TheCategorΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:58 Why does it matter? Magnus can still go Queen E3 with the same outcome, no?

  7. yugendar balampet

    yugendar balampetΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pl don't use word "so ya", its irritating

  8. Leo Besa

    Leo BesaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Too loud. Let it go back to normal decibels.

  9. Finn

    FinnΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:55 I was thinking queen a4

  10. Selected

    SelectedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hope evrybody is having a nice day, im just here to enjoy the show :)

  11. Berat Belo

    Berat BeloΠριν 2 μήνες

    Was said "Bishops are little bit superior than the Knights" !?

  12. Joey P

    Joey PΠριν 2 μήνες

    Since Svidler talked bad about Antonio I enjoy watching him lose. Sorry but I can't forget

  13. myme

    mymeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Who needs to hear the pieces?

  14. Zarif Tahmid Shoeb

    Zarif Tahmid ShoebΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey agad, the sound on this pc is still much much lower than your previous pc 😕

  15. Giuliano B. Bianc

    Giuliano B. BiancΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:22 That's the kind of plans I always have in mind during my matches, but then somehow I find myself with no more queen...

  16. Selim Yıldız

    Selim YıldızΠριν 2 μήνες

    In the first match magnus Won 2 and drew 1, In their today’s match also magnus won 2 drew 1. What a GOAT

  17. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    00:42 : Real start 00:45 : Opening: English Opening *en DOT wikipedia DOT org/wiki/English_Opening* 00:51 : Variation: Carl's Bremen system 04:50 : _"...feel free to pause the video ... congratulations ..._ _just enjoy the show"_ 09:22 : _"And it was in this position that ..."_ 11:07 : End of analysis

  18. UJJWAL

    UJJWALΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:05 n-g3 check explain why this move wasnt played when he could easily take a rook

  19. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound of the pieces is OK in relative terms, but the general sound level is way too low.

  20. Said Kerimov

    Said KerimovΠριν 2 μήνες

    I dislike every video where Magnus wins

  21. 秦小梦

    秦小梦Πριν 2 μήνες


  22. Sandeep Bandaru

    Sandeep BandaruΠριν 2 μήνες

    More sound..

  23. John Paul Abiado

    John Paul AbiadoΠριν 2 μήνες

    8:38 Bxe5, Rxe5 then Bf3 does not win a piece?

  24. Srijayasankar Krishnamoorthy

    Srijayasankar KrishnamoorthyΠριν 2 μήνες

    The volume is fine!

  25. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 00:23

  26. Frankly Genius

    Frankly GeniusΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry about that

  27. Ankit Kachchhi

    Ankit KachchhiΠριν 2 μήνες

    #Suggestion Nepo vs Giri Final Four (Game 1);Legends of Chess;Positional queen sacrifice by Nepo

  28. Klaus Ole Kristiansen

    Klaus Ole KristiansenΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound of the moves is good in this video.

  29. Griffen Alexander

    Griffen AlexanderΠριν 2 μήνες

    Could you at least pretend to fix something under your desk for us even if the new PC means you don’t have to?

  30. Alex Kozy

    Alex KozyΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Here he resigned because there's nothing to do " 😂😂😂

  31. phil_27_ivey

    phil_27_iveyΠριν 2 μήνες

    It seems like it is easier to win with black these days! Hahaha.

  32. Laurent Giannesini

    Laurent GiannesiniΠριν 2 μήνες

    Don"t get it! What prevents Carlsen to play Qe3+ after h4 and follow the same path as in the game??

  33. Thuter

    ThuterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound of the pieces is fine now :)

  34. Betty Jane

    Betty JaneΠριν 2 μήνες

    Too loud pieces - just my take You’re a wonderful person with a wonderful channel!

  35. iamtheiconoclast3

    iamtheiconoclast3Πριν 2 μήνες

    I was so proud of rook f5, until it wasn't the right move and it was supposed to be h4 instead. Then I wasn't proud. And then I found out it was what Svidler played, and I was proud again. And then I found out that it lost, and I wasn't proud.

  36. Thuter

    ThuterΠριν 2 μήνες

    @leonardo baracchi Then again, if a player of Svidler's skill level missed it, I think it's fine to assume amateurs will not see it either...

  37. leonardo baracchi

    leonardo baracchiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Seems that your plan is limited to one single move, so it s a plan that can live or die in a morning.. Not even looking to a second move it s a bit optimistic to me though..

  38. Ghipholane

    GhipholaneΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad: a very nice rook lift... Me: yayyyy Agad: but... Me:NOOOOOOOO

  39. Luis Pastor

    Luis PastorΠριν 2 μήνες

    A nice rook lift always looks appealing

  40. Thuter

    ThuterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Same lol

  41. Seanus32

    Seanus32Πριν 2 μήνες

    4:52 - I'd have played Qf3. Sure, Black has Ne5 but then Bxe5, dXe5 and the Q captures on f7. White can unleash the potential of the position in that way.

  42. Lazier

    LazierΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:08 isn't bishopC to B2 checkmate? Instead of that pawn push.

  43. Thuter

    ThuterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Knight to E5 blocks it

  44. kasturi natha

    kasturi nathaΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:27 Why did Magnus move Svidler's bishop? Nevertheless, I'm your biggest fan. Love you Antonio!



    what a game bro

  46. Amish Khurana

    Amish KhuranaΠριν 2 μήνες

    pls increase your own volume

  47. So Yoshimura

    So YoshimuraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Whaaaaat Ivanchuck didnt made it?

  48. Denni Yulius

    Denni YuliusΠριν 2 μήνες

    I thought you're going to make a video of Anish Giri's more than 100 moves game...each pawn push was a legend on it's own...

  49. Mike Salviani

    Mike SalvianiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Quick would be nice to see the tournament the match is from in the top left corner instead of "Info corner"

  50. Joe Smith

    Joe SmithΠριν 2 μήνες

    I come here to see the dog sleeping on the couch behind him, but I don't see the dog in this video.

  51. Rakesh B N

    Rakesh B NΠριν 2 μήνες

    pls a bit of more piece sound

  52. SV Alangudi

    SV AlangudiΠριν 2 μήνες

    you need to win carlsen twice to beat him - psychologically and then the game!

  53. naman sati

    naman satiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Commenting "AGADMATOR IS AWESOME" until agadmator replies.... :)

  54. TopMotionClips

    TopMotionClipsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Modern Chess is so UN-INTERESTING, there are no Novelties,. I have gone back to watch Bobby Fisher games. I am sorry but, these recent generation players are SATURATED. Watched the Movie 'PAWN SACRIFICE', TQ Bobby Fischer for your real contribution to chess.

  55. Ami Loh

    Ami LohΠριν 2 μήνες

    After 2 days- Machine wins against humans in the end games. Giri is best player ever who plays all defensive moves in winning positions.

  56. Ashwini Dixit

    Ashwini DixitΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your voice is ok bro

  57. nithin s

    nithin sΠριν 2 μήνες

    By watching agadmator video I am not only leaning chess but also some good English 😂

  58. Ben G

    Ben GΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator: "And Magnus can just..." Me: It was in this position, with several minutes left in the video, that I knew who would win. Of course, I had my suspicions about Magnus being in a winning position at 0:46

  59. Zachary Hanus

    Zachary HanusΠριν 2 μήνες

    I guess Magnus is playing white and black 7:30

  60. carlingtonme

    carlingtonmeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus intimidated every onein faster formats😬😬

  61. Yaasd Palala

    Yaasd PalalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Colin Petersen he gets crushed roughly 3-1 in blitz in all time records

  62. Colin Petersen

    Colin PetersenΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Yaasd Palala Nakamura is current world blitz #1 after beating Magnus earlier this year, so he clearly doesn't suck in that time format.

  63. Yaasd Palala

    Yaasd PalalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Colin Petersen Hikaru sucks compared to carlsen even in fast formats

  64. Colin Petersen

    Colin PetersenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Except Hikaru where it's the opposite, can't play longer than 5mins 😆

  65. laxmidevi sharma

    laxmidevi sharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Bro you are pro I have seen all your matches 3 times

  66. Prasenjit Biswas

    Prasenjit BiswasΠριν 2 μήνες

    Weird pawn structure results in destruction always

  67. VIVEK

    VIVEKΠριν 2 μήνες

    Where is the dog??

  68. noguerar

    noguerarΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound in general is much lower. I had to put on my earphones so I could hear.

  69. Mike Garganta

    Mike GargantaΠριν 2 μήνες

    What does he usually say "sorry about that" for?

  70. Icarus Flying

    Icarus FlyingΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound of the pieces

  71. kiber1981

    kiber1981Πριν 2 μήνες

    Agamator whats tour name from?

  72. Daniel Jones

    Daniel JonesΠριν 2 μήνες

    5db more and piece sound be perfect.

  73. Ned Merrill

    Ned MerrillΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great game. The game was on a knife's edge at the h4/Rf5 juncture. Chess is an amazing game to see the difference in the resulting positions between these two moves.

  74. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm so glad agadmator doesn't play corporate monkey to some brilliant dot org or other sponsor, he has my respect and admiration.

  75. Rhett

    RhettΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah hopefully he stays poor like us

  76. LL 7

    LL 7Πριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmirable :)

  77. Ahmad Dekoekkoek

    Ahmad DekoekkoekΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:24 It's not game over, Qe8 would be okay for black.

  78. Ahmad Dekoekkoek

    Ahmad DekoekkoekΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Yaasd Palala white rook on f7 also hanging.

  79. Yaasd Palala

    Yaasd PalalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    You can just pick up the rook on e7 then

  80. Udhav Goel

    Udhav GoelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pls increase the audio in your channel

  81. Adam C

    Adam CΠριν 2 μήνες

    This is a fun tournament

  82. Bob

    BobΠριν 2 μήνες

    perfect sound edit: it's a little low

  83. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:26. Magnus is so strong that he's directing the white pieces as well

  84. squealer

    squealerΠριν 2 μήνες

    "After white missed , which could have gone either way, it was all Magnus". Sounds like me after move 1.

  85. john legend

    john legendΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ian games against giri was awesome too.. 3d game

  86. Zolika Hosszu

    Zolika HosszuΠριν 2 μήνες

    hi, Agadmator!, can we see the 2nd game also?, or just that position from it, before in any other next video / even at least, 1-2 minutes , highlights from it/, where that would be a queen, or queen and rook, for either 3 or 4 pieces?, what none of the guys had ever so far, as they discussed after the games?, who would be better?, or would that be too complicated, even for sesse?, thx

  87. Checkmate Chess Channel

    Checkmate Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thanks shorty. Great video! You're still short though.

  88. Maxwell

    MaxwellΠριν 2 μήνες

    @agadmator: Do you have the move list for every game with separate sub lines on a different monitor, then look at it and walk through? Or do you just memorize the games and walk us through?

  89. Henry Prickett

    Henry PrickettΠριν 2 μήνες

    It looks like a analysis board, which would let him add extra comments and lines in the PGN, to help organize his presentation. That's why he doesn't need to manually move the pieces even in the alternative lines.

  90. Nexxett

    NexxettΠριν 2 μήνες

    It was still playable

  91. Justin Bohner

    Justin BohnerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Always love to see Svidler get handled.

  92. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    He can commentate to himself on how he got toweled

  93. Teodor Şovărel

    Teodor ŞovărelΠριν 2 μήνες

    I found g5, but then calculated takes, takes, h4, takes, knight f5 and thought that was no good for black. Next time I'm getting drunk, I'll challenge Magnus and try to get this with white.

  94. Surendra singh bisht

    Surendra singh bishtΠριν 2 μήνες

    If I would be white in that rich position , I would have been played the best move :(Resgination )😑😅😅🤣🤣🤣as he is Magnus Carlsen the world champ 😉🙂🤐😊😊pls a heart bro

  95. rulesnut

    rulesnutΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound still too low.

  96. Karim Khalaf

    Karim KhalafΠριν 2 μήνες

    Awesome as usual

  97. pumper owo

    pumper owoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yo the second nepo giri game was really cool

  98. Eric Odom

    Eric OdomΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sounds perfect

  99. golbrb16

    golbrb16Πριν 2 μήνες

    Is Agadmator a GM? His game analysis is superb.

  100. Amin Hejazi

    Amin HejaziΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:10 instead of moving e5, isnt bishop to b2 checkmate?

  101. Avinaasha Shastry

    Avinaasha ShastryΠριν 2 μήνες


  102. John Austin

    John AustinΠριν 2 μήνες

    My timestamp just before e5 is 6:07. At that time after 1. Bb2+, there is 1. ...Nf6 protected by the Q on d8, and after 2. Rxf6, Qxf6 3.Bxf6+, there is 3. ... Ng7 blocking.

  103. Albert Sanchez

    Albert SanchezΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:55 Queen a4, seems a good idea for me, double attack on white bishop and knight on d7 both undefended. If its a missplay please someone tell me

  104. saif krid

    saif kridΠριν 2 μήνες

    He can defend it with bishop to c8 protecting itself and the knight and you may lose the pawn on g4

  105. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν 2 μήνες

    I would still prefer the pieces to be louder.

  106. Umang Gada

    Umang GadaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The piece sounds are perfect now

  107. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carly is playing Sviddy.

  108. Sabra Simhon

    Sabra SimhonΠριν 2 μήνες

    so bishop to e2 by magnus, magnus is white right? 7:27

  109. Jason Q

    Jason QΠριν 2 μήνες

    He’s like the Mike Tyson of Chess. I didn’t name him, you just know who I’m talking about.

  110. Drietfoga

    DrietfogaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Piece sounds are much better now, thanks for the adjustment

  111. King Jude

    King JudeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why not nite check fork the king and rook game over

  112. josh

    joshΠριν 2 μήνες

    The pieces could be a little louder its much better though.

  113. nemosgaze

    nemosgazeΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:50 how does that trap the queen? the king doesn't have to go to G7 after the check... or am I missing something?

  114. MATTHEW

    MATTHEWΠριν 2 μήνες

    I’m not very good at chess, but as far as I can see, from G.8. the King can move to either F8 or H8, instead of the more sensible G7 option. The central white pawn can still be pushed to E.5. regardless, threatening the Queen, however King to F.8 or H.8 (by black) hangs a pawn, so would first probably be followed by capture of the pawn on F.7 (Rook or Knight H6) White could trade the rook and a knight, which would be exchanged for his opponents Pawn, Knight and Queen,


    INDIAN RIYALΠριν 2 μήνες

    No sorry about that this time


    INDIAN RIYALΠριν 2 μήνες

    @The Gorn haha

  117. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry about that

  118. Dean Havok

    Dean HavokΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hello @agadmator, and welcome to another chess request featuring Rashid Nezhmetdinov. (Sorry about that) Thank you and I hope you have a great rest of your day.

  119. Elaad Teuerstein

    Elaad TeuersteinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Had Svidler played h4, would he be awarded the Morphy head or Barnes head?

  120. ABG ACG

    ABG ACGΠριν 2 μήνες

    The beginning of the game actually resembles a bit the game between leela and stockfish

  121. Jasper Givens

    Jasper GivensΠριν 2 μήνες

    The engines play openings predetermined for them so they were likely playing this line and then after a certain move number they were let loose to play by themselves

  122. Rishabh Shah

    Rishabh ShahΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah Still the sound is low buddy.

  123. Crazy Insane Chess Player

    Crazy Insane Chess PlayerΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion agadmator, can you show your immortal game? :)

  124. Ido Niesen

    Ido NiesenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At minute 8:35, after Re6, can't white just win a piece by removing the knight on e5 (e.g Bxe5 dxe5 or Bxe5 Rxe5 Rxe5 dxe5) and then play Bf3? (Nf2+ is met by Kg2.) What am I not seeing?

  125. High Commander Squealer

    High Commander SquealerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Was wondering the same thing?? I’m gonna put it in an engine but it seems like Bxe5 just puts you up a piece

  126. Captain Nautilus

    Captain NautilusΠριν 2 μήνες

    it will be very disappointing if you dont show the masterpiece of nepo against giri

  127. Nox Ultionis

    Nox UltionisΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pieces audio is still too low. Needs like 300 more decibles.

  128. chipgoon

    chipgoonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pieces too loud now imo