The Only "Losing" Move || Carlsen vs Leko || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Viswanathan Anand vs Vladimir Kramnik
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 23.7.2020, GAME 1
French, Steinitz, Boleslavsky variation (C11)
1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. d4 cxd4 5. exd4 d5 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Bg5 e6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. Be2 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. h3 Bh5 12. Re1 h6 13. Bh4 Rc8 14. Ne5 Bxe2 15. Rxe2 g5 16. Bg3 Bb4 17. Rc1 Bxc3 18. Rxc3 Ne4 19. Rcc2 Re8 20. Nxc6 Rxc6 21. Rxc6 bxc6 22. Bh2 Re6 23. f3 Nd6 24. Rxe6 fxe6 25. Qa4 Qd7 26. Qb4 Nc8 27. Qb8 Kf7 28. Be5 Kg8 29. b4 Kf7 30. a4 Ke7 31. a5 Kd8 32. a6 Ke8 33. Kh2 Kf7 34. Qb7 Ke8 35. g4 Ne7 36. Qb8+ Nc8 37. Kg3 Kd8 38. Qb7 Nd6 39. Qxd7+ Kxd7 40. Bxd6 Kxd6 41. f4 Ke7 42. h4 Kf6 43. hxg5+ hxg5 44. fxg5+ Kxg5 45. Kf3 Kg6 46. Kf4 Kf6 47. g5+ Kg6 48. Ke5 Kxg5 49. Kxe6 Kf4 50. Kd6 Ke4 51. Kxc6 Kxd4 52. b5
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. Harish Mishra

    Harish MishraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Show recordings only. Do not comment.

  2. D Cop

    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

    Am very excited that @trojan.horse_07 on Instagram recovered and verified my old Instagram account.

  3. Jay Pee Jay

    Jay Pee JayΠριν 3 μήνες

    I have just seen Agadmator playing 4 Player Anti-Chess with Rosen, Levy, Hikaru and it got me thinking. Are there any chess games with an engine like google deep mind playing with itself in a team game? Sort of 2v2 or maybe free for all? Dunno how many of you would like to see a battle like this but I definitely would love to witness such event :P Love your channel Agadmator! Keep the good work :D

  4. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν 3 μήνες

    My habit is to find a lot of losing moves.

  5. Robinsar Benedict Samuelon Gultom

    Robinsar Benedict Samuelon GultomΠριν 3 μήνες

    nice t shirt :D

  6. William Moore

    William MooreΠριν 3 μήνες

    Absolutely beautiful. I wonder when Magnus got the idea of the king and pawn endgame

  7. Edward Lane

    Edward LaneΠριν 3 μήνες

    at 4:13 what's wrong with Knight to B5 - blocks the attack on C6, covers the pawn on A7 and moves the knight out of the path of the bishop

  8. Mohammad Al-Abbasi

    Mohammad Al-AbbasiΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Appologies to everyone with OCD" LOL epic

  9. cptkoman

    cptkomanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Where are all the standings after each round? I have no idea how this tournament has been going and we are in round 2 already 🤣🤷‍♂️

  10. Jullian Molina

    Jullian MolinaΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:47 couldn't he block with the bishop and ?

  11. F M

    F MΠριν 3 μήνες

    Leto never had a chance

  12. Thejes Kumar

    Thejes KumarΠριν 3 μήνες

    5:01 that's what she said

  13. Chandir

    ChandirΠριν 3 μήνες

    He knew the pawn structure was winning which was all he needed. A somewhat engine-like style, just simplify into a game you know is winning even if that means trading active pieces for inactive ones. Very impressive, this guy just knows how chess works

  14. Nielskvv9

    Nielskvv9Πριν 3 μήνες

    Why is hikaru not one of the legends

  15. Adam Grise

    Adam GriseΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus looks about 42 in that picture.

  16. officialjkenn

    officialjkennΠριν 3 μήνες

    4:17 - black can just play nb5??

  17. calpatt11

    calpatt11Πριν 3 μήνες

    I'm sorry but Peter Leko's photo looks like some kind of serious face george costanza

  18. Brian Gerra

    Brian GerraΠριν 3 μήνες

    At femboy hooters like 5:02

  19. kozo kosa

    kozo kosaΠριν 3 μήνες

    After queen a 4 why not move knight to b5?

  20. michał botor

    michał botorΠριν 3 μήνες

    brute force -- magnus' favourite algorithm.

  21. stuefor rieder-schule

    stuefor rieder-schuleΠριν 3 μήνες

    "very symmetrical stuff" nice comment

  22. E N

    E NΠριν 3 μήνες

    Indeed, Carlsen is an endgame master!! Wowww

  23. Luke Moy

    Luke MoyΠριν 3 μήνες

    "he really should just play anything other than the move he played" is every game i've ever been in

  24. jushthehermit

    jushthehermitΠριν 3 μήνες

    an explosive start

  25. Ally Daquipil

    Ally DaquipilΠριν 3 μήνες

    Description says Anand vs Kramnik, I don't know if this is wrong or what, so whoever is concerned. :)


    FALCON FIREΠριν 3 μήνες

    7:26 um never mind CUT the win

  27. ashok kumar dharmareddy

    ashok kumar dharmareddyΠριν 3 μήνες

    I think 7:00 R b4 best move

  28. carmen kalo

    carmen kaloΠριν 3 μήνες

    agad is one legend, everyone

  29. Flaming Ice SMD awesome clashers!

    Flaming Ice SMD awesome clashers!Πριν 3 μήνες

    Please guys what is the thumbnail?!! I couldn’t understand what it refers to

  30. Supah Hackah

    Supah HackahΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Different people feel differently about resigning" Except Mr. Barnes, he doesn't resign

  31. bubu qq

    bubu qqΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 4.04 why not Qc2 instead of Qa4

  32. Learn More

    Learn MoreΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hi. You made an error in the description. You put Anand vs. Kramnik.

  33. Sakazuki

    SakazukiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Playing chess on the internet is not a good too many variables .

  34. Jo_Ward

    Jo_WardΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agadmator was forced to wear that T-shirt!!


    REAL KANNIFFΠριν 3 μήνες

    Apology to everyone with OCD LOL

  36. SmallWillyman420

    SmallWillyman420Πριν 3 μήνες

    What site or app is this?

  37. ProneMan OldButYoung

    ProneMan OldButYoungΠριν 3 μήνες

    The black d pawn is a winning pawn for white 🙂 Just make file checks with the white queen and whenever black moves his king in front of his own pawn, preventing it to advance, then move your white king one step closer. Repeat that pattern and eventually take the black pawn and then mate the black king

  38. Payback007

    Payback007Πριν 3 μήνες

    It makes me happy to see MC slaughter the fools one by one!

  39. Benedek Máté Nagy

    Benedek Máté NagyΠριν 3 μήνες

    I'm proud of Peter Leko, he is a fantastic Hungarian chess player! Let's go hungarians!!!

  40. David Skywalker

    David SkywalkerΠριν 3 μήνες

    1.28 no you cant play Bd3

  41. Mehmet Emin

    Mehmet EminΠριν 3 μήνες

    1:05 Mr. Andy Now

  42. rkrmtest

    rkrmtestΠριν 3 μήνες

    Too hard to beat Carlsen!

  43. Domino Paolo Tamayao

    Domino Paolo TamayaoΠριν 3 μήνες

    According to Leko the rook only losing move was a mouse slip

  44. Inmemorian4

    Inmemorian4Πριν 3 μήνες

    For the first time since i started watching your videos (about 2 weeks) i was able to guess correct move. Such a joy. But it was rather easy one :P

  45. Adam Bruce

    Adam BruceΠριν 3 μήνες

    I'm a 1400 player and I find almost every single move when he asks you to pause the video and yet I'm blundering all my shit every 5 moves in my own games.

  46. Rajaram Kashyap

    Rajaram KashyapΠριν 3 μήνες

    How can Magnus always have more time on the clock?

  47. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Er, he plays more quickly? It's not rocket surgery.

  48. taehyung will be the death of me

    taehyung will be the death of meΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:48 what happens when Bb8?

  49. Charlotte Sometimes

    Charlotte SometimesΠριν 3 μήνες

    2:00 Thankx for warning me

  50. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus is at it again.........

  51. Evžen Polpetić

    Evžen PolpetićΠριν 3 μήνες

    8:15 why not take with Bishop?

  52. Thapa Nimesh

    Thapa NimeshΠριν 3 μήνες

    0:27 And it was in this position Peter Leko got blown to pieces and resigned the game.

  53. hirak doshi

    hirak doshiΠριν 3 μήνες

    The description mentions Anand and Kramnik. Is that a typo ?

  54. Amrita Sarkar

    Amrita SarkarΠριν 3 μήνες

    People who noticed that there is the previous game(Anand vs Kramnik) given in the description like here👇

  55. Anil Bista

    Anil BistaΠριν 3 μήνες

    God's have placed Magnus in the endgames for sure

  56. There Is No Sandwich

    There Is No SandwichΠριν 3 μήνες

    1:55 Was really hoping Leko would play Re8 here. I'm the kind of player that would probably do it whether it helps me or not. Just to clarify, that's because I'm not a good player haha

  57. Mustafa Lokhandwala

    Mustafa LokhandwalaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Show a video on matches between Stockfish NNUE and LeelaChesszero

  58. Himanshu Singh

    Himanshu SinghΠριν 3 μήνες

    Peter leko is outclassing everyone in this tournament. he is definitely going to semifinals

  59. Scott Carlass

    Scott CarlassΠριν 3 μήνες

    Good game, but that quote by Fischer, why doesn't it just say "Different people feel differently."?

  60. Preetham B

    Preetham BΠριν 3 μήνες

    magnus could have without the endgame but it was a great game

  61. BethesdaSucks

    BethesdaSucksΠριν 3 μήνες

    Peter Leko was better most of the time in previous games, it only shows how strong of a player he is.

  62. rajiv singh

    rajiv singhΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus is surely a God in endgames

  63. Петър Недев

    Петър НедевΠριν 3 μήνες

    nice win by the world champ but peter gave him a pretty tough time tbh

  64. TheGuy WhoPlaysChess

    TheGuy WhoPlaysChessΠριν 3 μήνες

    I’m so early, that the people commenting about the comments that the “In this positionerino” guy isn’t here yet

  65. Wesley Deng

    Wesley DengΠριν 3 μήνες

    10:13 There is no drawing pawn if the pawn is only on 3rd/6th row. All is winning by Q.

  66. kapil nagar

    kapil nagarΠριν 3 μήνες

    Make video on ivanchuk vs ding

  67. Ahin Cult

    Ahin CultΠριν 3 μήνες

    Re6 was due to a mouse slip

  68. Shubham Zaware

    Shubham ZawareΠριν 3 μήνες

    Please cover nepo vs Anish 1st gane

  69. Maiel

    MaielΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus just showing the power and beauty of studying the endgame, no need for sneaky tactics just outplaying Leko here, pure class

  70. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν 3 μήνες

    As always the king of end games Magnus carlsen...

  71. 09 Ganesh Bathina

    09 Ganesh BathinaΠριν 3 μήνες

    I can find vlad - Anand game in the description below the link

  72. xxNarcissus

    xxNarcissusΠριν 3 μήνες

    Bd3 loses to Nxd4 i think

  73. gg wew

    gg wewΠριν 3 μήνες

    The Endgame king.

  74. surajit paul

    surajit paulΠριν 3 μήνες

    He is such impeccable at endgames! It could have been very exciting had capablanka and Carlssen been pitted against each other in a battle of 20 matches with just endgame positions..

  75. Pranav sharma

    Pranav sharmaΠριν 3 μήνες

    4:10 doesn't Nb5 saves everything??

  76. ARoop Creations

    ARoop CreationsΠριν 3 μήνες

    magnus is. On fire

  77. Drunken Sailor

    Drunken SailorΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus precisely control which game to win - not too early, or late to make armageddon happen

  78. Altair

    AltairΠριν 3 μήνες

    One very important point why Nc8 lost was also because it allowed white to play Qb8 with a tempo (somewhat). Since the knight was pinned black had to unpin, but then it would allow Be5. After Be5 the knight could still not move anywhere cuz if it did then Qh8 and it's game over

  79. Dwarka Chakravarty

    Dwarka ChakravartyΠριν 3 μήνες

    of all the moves Nc8?

  80. TIME X 1234

    TIME X 1234Πριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Please agadmator check out the game of Stockfish+NNUE vs Leela chess zero

  81. Manish Dawar

    Manish DawarΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 4:23, why moving knight to b5 was not a good option? Can someone explain?

  82. D Cop

    D CopΠριν 3 μήνες

    am very excited that @trojan.horse_07 on Instagram who verified my old account.

  83. Albert Sison Cruz

    Albert Sison CruzΠριν 3 μήνες

    Here is my YT if u want to see my best games against titled players.. Albert Sison Cruz

  84. Lewis Gan

    Lewis GanΠριν 3 μήνες

    End game master!

  85. Albert Sison Cruz

    Albert Sison CruzΠριν 3 μήνες

    You are good sir.. Both in commenting and playing chess ..but guess, I think we have the same level of chess tactics.. Curious? See my YT channel and find out how I defeat a titled chess player online

  86. Prashant Sharma

    Prashant SharmaΠριν 3 μήνες

    HELLO @agadmator !! You have the mismatched description of the game actually referring Vishy Anand Vs Kramnik ...Update ur video description of this game which is about Magnus vs Leko....

  87. Joshua Koenig

    Joshua KoenigΠριν 3 μήνες

    45 Now, in Romans the 4th chapter, I want to read just for a-a portion of Word, to continue on. What shall we say then that Abraham our father,… pertaining to the flesh, has found? For if Abraham was justified by work, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justified the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. 46 And may the Lord add His blessing to the Word. Now the little subject, if they should call it so, that I wish to speak to you about, is: Divine Love. And when Divine love has been projected and comes to its destination, sovereign grace takes its place. See? Now can you think of that? Now ponder over it, so we get it real close now. See? When Divine love is projected and comes to its destiny, then sovereign grace takes over. 56-0826 - Divine Love Rev. William Marrion Branham 85 God had brought love in my heart for that mortal being. I thought, “It’s not the man. It’s a devil that’s got him in that condition. That man would be a normal man who wants to love and live, like other men does. But it’s the devil that’s got him like that.” And a love begin to flow out, for that man. And the first thing you know, that man dropped and fell across my feet there. When Divine love had been projected, sovereign grace stepped in and took its place. It’ll do it every time. 86 Here not long ago, when…I might have told you this before. Last year, year before last, it is now. I was mowing my yard up there, trying to get my yard mowed down, around, around. I had to stop and change clothes, go in and pray for somebody, come out. Well, my yard was growed up. Before I…In the back, before I could get the front mowed, it would grow up. 87 And so I, one day, I was back in the back with my old mowing machine, a mowing along, on, trying, a little power mower. And I forgot that there was a nest of hornets in the corner there. And I rammed that mower into that. And back there, I had my shirt off, no shirt on. I hit that fence with that mowing machine, having no shirt on. In a moment’s time, I was covered all over with hornets. You know what they are, a big nest of hornets; they would kill you. Great big fellows just a buzzing! Oh, I thought… 88 First, it scared me. Then, all of a sudden, something begin to happen, begin to quieten down. Them hornets, still buzzing around. Now, this sounds like a kid, this sounds like juvenile. But, God of Heaven knows whether it’s truth, or not, of Whom I stand. Then, instead of trying to fight, and beat and smack them hornets, there was some kind of a godly love come up over me. 89 And I thought, “Poor little fellows, you got a right to build a nest. That’s the way God made for you to protect yourself. And I disturbed you, and I’m sorry that I did it. If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t disturb you. I didn’t mean to do it.” But, I said, “I’m the servant of the Lord. And His sick children is here to be prayed for, and I got to hurry and mow this yard. Now, you little creatures of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, go back to your nest. I’ll not bother you.” 90 And what was it? It was at a place where I could have been stung to death. In the love of God, with submitted heart, the projecting of love came forth, and sovereign grace taken over; what could tell those hornets, speak, and every-and every hornet took his circle in a fly, and lined up like a military bunch of soldiers, and went right straight back into their nest. 91 What was it? I couldn’t speak to the hornets. I have no way of speaking to them. How could I keep them from stinging me? I was at the end. But I had love. God gave love for those hornets, and I spoke to them in my voice. And the Holy Spirit, through sovereign grace, guided those hornets right back into their nest. 56-0826 - Divine Love Rev. William Marrion Branham

  88. Tushar

    TusharΠριν 3 μήνες

    As someone with OCD, I greatly appreciated that joke.

  89. Nasser Shuaibi

    Nasser ShuaibiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agad i have a suggestion why dont you make a series on the basic chess opening. I been playing for a while but im amateur and would love the help. Thanks for creating this awesome content you are propelling chess and allowing it to have a greater influence in the modern world

  90. Luwangamba Thounaojam

    Luwangamba ThounaojamΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus Boa constrictor

  91. French Friday

    French FridayΠριν 3 μήνες

    the shirt tho... lol

  92. Kohinoor Banerjee

    Kohinoor BanerjeeΠριν 3 μήνες

    What is OCD

  93. X1aッ

    X1aッΠριν 3 μήνες

    So how do I watch these matches live Where are they streamed

  94. X1aッ

    X1aッΠριν 3 μήνες

    @Kamogelo Mabea thanks man

  95. Kamogelo Mabea

    Kamogelo MabeaΠριν 3 μήνες


  96. Ephraim B

    Ephraim BΠριν 3 μήνες

    Leko: 8 consecutive king moves Magnus: 🪓

  97. isaachaze1

    isaachaze1Πριν 3 μήνες

    I had to stop the video to remark that for me, not just in chess, but in life, usually any move is better than the one i end up playing.

  98. Patrik Močibob

    Patrik MočibobΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion pls ivanchuk-ding

  99. matt tucci

    matt tucciΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Ding vs. Ivanchuk! It was a great game with lots of tactics in the end game!

  100. Aryan Jain Ascanio

    Aryan Jain AscanioΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion please whenever you can make a video of the new chess engine “stockfish NNUE” which claims to be best one over all

  101. 日西ディエゴ

    日西ディエゴΠριν 3 μήνες

    I am that OCD guy lol

  102. bRichh19

    bRichh19Πριν 3 μήνες

    at 7:02 wouldn't bisjop to c7 be completely winning and win the pawn?

  103. Shubham Jain

    Shubham JainΠριν 3 μήνες

    My friends at the bar and library wont even expect what hit 'em the next time I'll meet them.

  104. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν 3 μήνες