This Opening is TOO STRONG! || Aronian vs Nakamura || Airthings Masters (2020)

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Levon Aronian vs Hikaru Nakamura
Airthings Masters (2020), Round Quarterfinals, Game 2
Queen's bishop game (D02)
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bb5+ Nbd7 6. c3 O-O 7. Nbd2 Qe7 8. Ne5 Ne4 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. Qc2 f5 11. Bxd7 Bxd7 12. h4 Bb5 13. a4 Bxe5 14. Bxe5 Bd3 15. Qb3 b6 16. f4 h5 17. Kf2 Kh7 18. Rh3 g6 19. Rg3 c5 20. Rg5 Kh6 21. dxc5 bxc5 22. c4 Rf7 23. Qc3 Qb7 24. a5 Rc8 25. b3 Qc6 26. Rh1 Rb7 27. Rh3 Rg8 28. Rhg3 Kh7 29. Qc1 Qe8 30. Qd1 Rd7 31. Rxg6 Qxg6 32. Rxg6 Kxg6 33. Kg1 a6 34. Kh2 Rb7 35. Qa1 Rxb3 36. Qa4 Rb1 37. Qd7 Bxc4 38. Qe7 Rbb8
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the Airthings Masters, the 2nd stage of the Champions Chess Tour. The 12-player event will be played online on chess24 from December 26th to January 3rd and, as the first Major of the tour, features a $200,000 prize fund with $60,000 for 1st place. The winner also qualifies directly to the Grand Final in September 2021.
The tournament starts with a 3-day preliminary stage where the players play each other once before the top 8 go forward to a knockout. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:
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  1. porroro ornot

    porroro ornotΠριν 7 ώρες

    instead of capturing g6 can we not take h5? the pawn takes our rook and then we take the rook on g8 and if the black queen takes then we can take h5 pawn with our queen? sorry if this is dumb i just started earning so i lack a lot but id be grateful if someone explained.

  2. Stephen Lawson

    Stephen LawsonΠριν 2 ημέρες

    @4:24 rook to g3 why not queen to h4 capture pawn bring pressure and essentially trapping rooks?

  3. Rahul Bhatt

    Rahul BhattΠριν 3 ημέρες


  4. Rahul Bhatt

    Rahul BhattΠριν 3 ημέρες

    Awesome 🔥

  5. Kathleen Harrison

    Kathleen HarrisonΠριν 4 ημέρες

    I just got into bitcoin trading 9 days ago and I just received my first profit, wish I knew about this earlier

  6. rakesh sharma

    rakesh sharmaΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Man you should be a grandmaster

  7. Glenn Stavem

    Glenn StavemΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Will we ever know what he is sorry about? He's always sorry about something under the desk. One of the great mysteries in life

  8. Anbe Sivam

    Anbe SivamΠριν 5 ημέρες

    "sorry bout that" Intentional? Bit annoying actually

  9. Vasanth Karuppiah

    Vasanth KaruppiahΠριν 5 ημέρες

    0:32 Sorry about that

  10. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Sorry about what?? i had the speakers on maximum volume and couldn´t heara thing! i think Agadmator is just doing it for his signature/Memes rather than a real thing that´s actually happening

  11. Long Evenings

    Long EveningsΠριν 6 ημέρες

    My mom thought that I was watching Smithers from the Simpsons.

  12. Demetrios M. Papadakis

    Demetrios M. PapadakisΠριν 6 ημέρες

    How can 79 people press "dislike"?

  13. Oscar Fernandez

    Oscar FernandezΠριν 6 ημέρες

    You know what is interesting... How in the opening after the bishop attacks the knight of white and after Levon goes check and it was blocked. It is interesting how black does not go for the capture of the knight right away but, he continues to develop his minor pieces to influence the center and fight for his squares to be able to do something at the long run. Most amatures that are learning chess will right away go for the capture believing that by taking chess pieces will win you the game and that is a complete blunder for all amatures. I have gotten much better at chess by observing how the grand masters play chess. The more I can imitate how they play the better I can get. I have also watch youtube videos to get better understanding.

  14. Carl Garner

    Carl GarnerΠριν 7 ημέρες

    "Hello everyone!" new year but some things you can always rely on.

  15. Seyi Adedeji

    Seyi AdedejiΠριν 7 ημέρες

    At this point, I'm probably just addicted to listening to agadmator because after watching tons of his videos, I still don't understand chess, but I watch his videos anyway

  16. Marc Rover

    Marc RoverΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Woah!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe how one "meh" move like that QF7 can make the difference between losing and winning.

  17. Wayne W.

    Wayne W.Πριν 8 ημέρες

    R-H5!!!!!!!! Check game over

  18. Captain's Log

    Captain's LogΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Thumbs down👎 Sorry about that

  19. Groink1

    Groink1Πριν 9 ημέρες

    @2:43 Ah yes, the defender of the imaginary d3 pawn.

  20. David White

    David WhiteΠριν 10 ημέρες

    This tournament has all these twists and turns. Who could’ve predicted this?

  21. Srikar Prapulla

    Srikar PrapullaΠριν 11 ημέρες

    At 7:55 after queen to c1 why can't black rook capture on b3

  22. Terry South

    Terry SouthΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Doesn’t rook x h5 win as well?

  23. יותם גיל

    יותם גילΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Rook to h5 is better

  24. X Czziu

    X CzziuΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I may not understand chess, but I can see Levon Aronian's approach and love for the game, is the same love that got me excited about agadmator channel. To see only one video on all of GRlifes of his matches with hikaru via airthings masters is very disturbing, just a FYI from the Aloha State....

  25. Khanyiso Mapuma

    Khanyiso MapumaΠριν 12 ημέρες

    "Opens with D4" ... "Sorry about that"

  26. Lawrence Lepes

    Lawrence LepesΠριν 12 ημέρες

    #suggestion Danny Kopec vs Alexander Ivanov

  27. brian p ferguson

    brian p fergusonΠριν 12 ημέρες

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  28. Dan Foden

    Dan FodenΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Agamator has best youtube chess n chill in town! ##

  29. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Super match

  30. alexfan011

    alexfan011Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Keep up the good work my friend.Greetings from Greece.

  31. Russell Hammond

    Russell HammondΠριν 13 ημέρες

    I love the London System. It's great for attacking so long as you're patient enough to get your pieces to good squares before hitting the kingside.

  32. Erik Kieffer

    Erik KiefferΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Q x h5

  33. Carlos Noriega

    Carlos NoriegaΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Remember kids 9:52

  34. Carlos Noriega

    Carlos NoriegaΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Why not Bc4? 2:17

  35. Hilmer Melgar

    Hilmer MelgarΠριν 13 ημέρες

    3:12 anyone noticed how that pawn captured another pawn adjacent to it?

  36. Veeti Saarela

    Veeti SaarelaΠριν 13 ημέρες

    I wonder is the move pon to d5 (white) good on time 3minutes

  37. Jo Marvik

    Jo MarvikΠριν 13 ημέρες

    In position 8:15 : Isnt 1. Rh5 gxh5 2. Qh5 checkmate?

  38. Abhishek Menon

    Abhishek MenonΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Amazing game

  39. Teekay

    TeekayΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Nooo Hikaru 😭😭😭

  40. Jake Erkens

    Jake ErkensΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Levon made Arianne proud.

  41. Greg Wojdyga

    Greg WojdygaΠριν 14 ημέρες

    "Sorry about that" - what in the world is happing there? Agadmator please share the secret, it is driving people crazy! 😂

  42. Nicholas Jerrat

    Nicholas JerratΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Whenever I see your shirt I keep thinking, oh he is vegan! Yay!

  43. Richard Sleep

    Richard SleepΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Thanks, Antonia

  44. Richard Sleep

    Richard SleepΠριν 14 ημέρες

    "Sorry about that *click*" It's just something, that baffled Newton and Einstein which he does ;)

  45. Abuten Likha

    Abuten LikhaΠριν 14 ημέρες

    This sorry about me really starts to annoy me now

  46. Idris Wan

    Idris WanΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Congratulations if you managed to solve it

  47. Hamonangan Manihuruk

    Hamonangan ManihurukΠριν 14 ημέρες

    00:33 sorry about that... Lol you almost said that at your video 😁😁😁

  48. Boom Jonggol

    Boom JonggolΠριν 14 ημέρες

    After Rg3 isn't the h4 pawn hanging?

  49. Danger Book Reviews

    Danger Book ReviewsΠριν 14 ημέρες

    @4:24 - why not Qxh4?

  50. Alex

    AlexΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Why do people make a move and then resign? Why not just resign?

  51. mickster mickster

    mickster micksterΠριν 14 ημέρες

    pause video for 3 days, resume and congratulate myself for finding the losing move, enjoy the show anyways.

  52. grcfalcon

    grcfalconΠριν 14 ημέρες

    All these days I thought the title of the event was " Earthlings Masters".

  53. Leonardo Pozzobon

    Leonardo PozzobonΠριν 14 ημέρες

    4:30 For the sake of my life I can't find a reason not to play Qxh4 with black here, taking a pawn, pinning one rook and stopping the other rook from moving to h1

  54. turboyoshi

    turboyoshiΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Black has no way to continue attacking after that. White plays Qe6, check is coming, mate in 2

  55. Ken Harrington

    Ken HarringtonΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Why didn't black take white pawn when 1st rook moved to h3?

  56. Ken Harrington

    Ken HarringtonΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I mean g3

  57. Rami Bekhit

    Rami BekhitΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Why wasn't white bishop to G5 a strong move?

  58. Mjansen77

    Mjansen77Πριν 15 ημέρες

    At 4:24 I thought Q takes H4 was a move. Can someone explain why not?

  59. OnitsukaTiger82

    OnitsukaTiger82Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Great. I love watching Nakamura LOSE.

  60. Benji Graham

    Benji GrahamΠριν 15 ημέρες

    ...sorry about that...

  61. Armando Arellano

    Armando ArellanoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    You had me at "Hello everyone"

  62. Chris Abruzzi

    Chris AbruzziΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Agadmator we heard about the earthquake in Croatia. Is everything OK?

  63. Zeyad Mahmoud

    Zeyad MahmoudΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Why does aronian always look like he regrets the day he was introduced to chess or life in general?

  64. mardenhill

    mardenhillΠριν 12 ημέρες

    he lost his wife a few months back.

  65. Nick Gurr

    Nick GurrΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Levon Aronian, one of the nicest men in all of chess.

  66. Abhishek Nimbaria

    Abhishek NimbariaΠριν 15 ημέρες

    how was F4 pawn captured by E4 pawn?

  67. Dovi Salomon

    Dovi SalomonΠριν 15 ημέρες

    As someone who plays the london system I was confused. These gms are just crazy

  68. Ghassan Alhjouj

    Ghassan AlhjoujΠριν 15 ημέρες

    add Arabic translation if you can tp your video's please

  69. Shantorey Wilkins

    Shantorey WilkinsΠριν 15 ημέρες


  70. jezzdude107

    jezzdude107Πριν 15 ημέρες

    After Rg3 why didn’t black play Qxh4? Pins the rook and stops the other rook moving to h1

  71. kizildt1

    kizildt1Πριν 15 ημέρες

    sorry about what

  72. Mystro -

    Mystro -Πριν 15 ημέρες

    7.36 there is a bh8 is insane move I think

  73. Mystro -

    Mystro -Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Yeah i mean bh8 and Qf6 i think its winning . Im 800 so im not sure if its winning tho

  74. Mihir Redekar

    Mihir RedekarΠριν 15 ημέρες

    South Indian movie industry should hire agad to suggest movie names

  75. the_ visapurkar

    the_ visapurkarΠριν 15 ημέρες

    The thumbnail shirt looks like of Raju from Phir Hera Pheri😅


    ABHINAV JOYΠριν 15 ημέρες

    What are you sorry about in the staring of your every video ??🤔🤔🤔

  77. Kami Tebyani

    Kami TebyaniΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Best chess channel . Thanks Tony for all your videos

  78. Anurag Mangalore

    Anurag MangaloreΠριν 15 ημέρες

    What does he do when he says "sorry about that"?

  79. K T

    K TΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Somebody needs to check that blonde woman host and her horrible questions srsly, bringing up Levons dead wife during a win? Its not just that too, all her questions are so so bad.

  80. Myrmecii

    MyrmeciiΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Yeah she didn't know the situations, she should have done research first for each GMs before doing interviews

  81. ebuka igbokwe

    ebuka igbokweΠριν 15 ημέρες

    What does agad reach for when he goes, "Sorry about that"?

  82. Tyler Wright

    Tyler WrightΠριν 15 ημέρες

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  83. akshay kashyap

    akshay kashyapΠριν 15 ημέρες

    @agadmator why do you always say sorry about that after 1st move ?????????????

  84. Tom Salgado

    Tom SalgadoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Can you resign after making a move and before opponent makes move?

  85. Ryan Green

    Ryan GreenΠριν 15 ημέρες

    What is he doing at 0:31? He does this after the first move in almost every video

  86. kumar gagare

    kumar gagareΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Curious to know why "sorry about that remain constant in your video starting" 🙄,.please reply me

  87. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Levon played like a savage, what a fun game.

  88. Gururaja Rao

    Gururaja RaoΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Agad pls show a game featuring the Stafford gambit #suggestions

  89. I dont wanna use my name

    I dont wanna use my nameΠριν 15 ημέρες

    i feel like hikaru lost on purpose he trashes people around his own rating almost 100 percent of the time im not a fanboy or anything but im simply stating the obvious this is the weirdest game of his ive seen though ive only been watching for a short time, forgive my use of trashing but its almost the only appropriate word

  90. Leo Messi

    Leo MessiΠριν 15 ημέρες

    They have to nerf this opening

  91. Pie Man

    Pie ManΠριν 15 ημέρες

    That bishop on e5 is crazy I might need to learn the london

  92. Wings Gaming fans

    Wings Gaming fansΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I love the london. Always using it against kings indian and grunfeld players. Also using it to troll players to believe im gonna go for nimzo 🤣

  93. D. Rüesch

    D. RüeschΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I always love seein Levon win. That poor bastard always seems to lose when it really matters

  94. Travis Swartz

    Travis SwartzΠριν 15 ημέρες

    why does agadmator reach under his desk and say sorry about that every video?

  95. Jay Rb

    Jay RbΠριν 15 ημέρες

    #suggestion can you explain how they play online without any cheating - or maybe some are cheating?

  96. Jay Rb

    Jay RbΠριν 15 ημέρες

    #suggestion can you make the video 16:9 to fit on my monitor?

  97. william goss

    william gossΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Excellent match, thanks.

  98. Daniel

    DanielΠριν 15 ημέρες

    I've noticed that this channel likes to show more of Nakamura's matches that he loses rather than wins

  99. Daniel

    DanielΠριν 9 ημέρες

    @Fox Oh I see, I misunderstood your comment. Yeah, this channel definitely has their favorites lol

  100. Fox

    FoxΠριν 10 ημέρες

    @Daniel He showed him beating Carlsen a couple months back but he’s never shown Karjakin winning, it’s strange lol

  101. Daniel

    DanielΠριν 10 ημέρες

    @Fox I've watched his channel for a little over a year now and I think you're correct. I don't remember ever seeing a match review where Nakamura wins lol

  102. Hxstle

    HxstleΠριν 10 ημέρες

    I think he shows the interesting games rather than the games where he crushes his opponents

  103. Fox

    FoxΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Karjakin has it far worse- I don’t think Agad has shown one game he won.

  104. Angel Carrillo

    Angel CarrilloΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Hikauro could have also defended with double rook

  105. Ilon Sofair

    Ilon SofairΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Why does he always say sorry about that and bends down when d4 is played?

  106. Mike Murphy

    Mike MurphyΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Nothing better than seeing the cocky naka get defatead so brutally.

  107. James Roberts

    James RobertsΠριν 15 ημέρες

    In almost every video you move the first place followed by the statement "sorry about that" while reaching down with your right hand. What are you doing? Thank you.

  108. Karim Hani

    Karim HaniΠριν 15 ημέρες

    6:46 only dubov would see that

  109. Ahmed Alsalman

    Ahmed AlsalmanΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Why do you apologize at the start of every video while Grabbing down for your leg?

  110. Peter E

    Peter EΠριν 15 ημέρες

    All us noobs who play the London appreciate this one