My Choice For The FIDE Olympiad Brilliancy Prize!

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Dvirnyy vs Alexei Shirov
FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
24.8.2020, GAME
Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 4.e3 Bf5 (D12)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. f3 Bg6 8. Qb3 Qc7 9. Bd2 Be7 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. O-O-O Nbd7 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Kb1 a6 14. Rc1 Qb8 15. h4 b5 16. a4 O-O 17. a5 Rc8 18. Bd3 Qg3 19. Rcg1 Rc4 20. f4 Rac8 21. Qd1 b4 22. Ne2 Qg4 23. Nc1 Ne4 24. Be2 Qf5 25. Bd3 Ndf6 26. g4 Nxg4 27. Rxg4 Qxg4 28. Qxg4 Nxd2+ 29. Ka1 Rxc1+
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  1. Sim Taylor

    Sim TaylorΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator imma let you finish, but Eric Rosen had the best analysis of this game of all time

  2. Brian Meeks

    Brian MeeksΠριν μήνα

    "Most of the games are a positional snooze fest." is my new favorite saying.

  3. Ramon Bannister

    Ramon BannisterΠριν μήνα

    That was complicated

  4. NetroYT

    NetroYTΠριν μήνα

    wow, this is brilliant! thanks for analysis

  5. kshitij shirale

    kshitij shiraleΠριν μήνα

    It's unbelievable game thank you.😍

  6. EdI de

    EdI deΠριν μήνα

    at 7;41 it is not clear to me what happens when king to a1, the black pawn at his point is in b4, not b3 so no mate on first move as agad explained. i'm sure there is a mate there but i simply cannot see it strait away.

  7. Harris Bobroff

    Harris BobroffΠριν μήνα

    Learning chess, my friend has about 1000 chess books and read them all. I mentioned this before. But he is not a high level chess player, but a darn good one!! I strike a good move once in blue moon.....

  8. X00000370

    X00000370Πριν μήνα

    That was a fun game...

  9. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    A brilliancy 😀👏🏾

  10. Stephen Arnold

    Stephen ArnoldΠριν μήνα

    That Mr Barnes looks just like my bank manager calling me in to see him about an unarranged overdraft

  11. Cleveland Chuk

    Cleveland ChukΠριν μήνα

    I like the move that went with the knight on down to that one square that woulda phorked the king, but it turned out it didn't go down that way at all. You kno

  12. hebron205

    hebron205Πριν μήνα

    Hmmm...not sure this is fully explained. In the critical Q sac line, Qxg4 Nxd2+ then Ka1 (not Ka2) b3, Na2 Ra4, Bb1 and what is the continuation for black?

  13. 美的 タランチュラTARANTULA_7U

    美的 タランチュラTARANTULA_7UΠριν μήνα

    Is it just me or does Dvirnyy look like a vampire?

  14. Isaiah Ricablanca

    Isaiah RicablancaΠριν μήνα

    5:35 going thirty to 6:05, a nice position.. whats the best position for eating queens?hihi(_0_)

  15. Isaiah Ricablanca

    Isaiah RicablancaΠριν μήνα

    In between capture! I love this guy!

  16. Jesús González Llorente

    Jesús González LlorenteΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3, thats a player with entire board vision

  17. Jesús González Llorente

    Jesús González LlorenteΠριν μήνα

    Weak castling with the open c file, I remember the sicilian, just a thought

  18. Jesús González Llorente

    Jesús González LlorenteΠριν μήνα

    Im tired but seems a weird game, Rook c4, I played e4 so I dont face the slav opposite castling

  19. Sarthak Maheshwari

    Sarthak MaheshwariΠριν μήνα

    "Sorry bout" that within the first minute. Is it Christmas already?😀

  20. raj jay

    raj jayΠριν μήνα

    Ovyo its going to be a RUSSIAN game

  21. Dibakar Biswas

    Dibakar BiswasΠριν μήνα

    Nice Game

  22. Probably Not

    Probably NotΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator Is would be great to display time it took for each move. The games appear to move so quickly while you're making comments and rapidly moving pieces around. There's no reference of the time a player spent to make a brilliant move.

  23. Sohan Basak

    Sohan BasakΠριν μήνα

    My ELO is 600 and I did catch the knight to e4. Can't say I'm sad

  24. thenutfyd

    thenutfydΠριν μήνα

    Positional Snoozefest!!! That is an expression that I will reuse!😆

  25. Srini

    SriniΠριν μήνα

    At 9:50 can white save with BxNe4?

  26. ShanerM000

    ShanerM000Πριν μήνα

    I don't get it... 7:30, why not Bxe4? Avoids all crap.

  27. daximilian

    daximilianΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't Dvirnyy capture the knight on e4 the second time Shirov offered his queen?

  28. Sploack

    SploackΠριν μήνα

    Since you made videos about the games in Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and Dr House, I suggest a video on the game of chess between Prof. Xavier and Magneto in the first X-Men. Here's a link to an interview in which Patrick Stewart tells the story of that scene: And here is the FEN of the position played in the movie, designed by a Canadian IM: k2r4/6pp/1p6/5b2/N1n5/ppp5/P4QP1/K2N1R1R b -- 01

  29. Moses D Prasad

    Moses D PrasadΠριν μήνα

    Wonderful attack!

  30. E.Q.

    E.Q.Πριν μήνα

    Off topic: What's the status of that Chess Manga you wanted to do? With as much chess history as you know and your social network in the chess world I'd be very excited to see what board states are imagined.

  31. BlackIris Code

    BlackIris CodeΠριν μήνα

    25. Ka1 leads to the most awesome line, a forced mate in 12

  32. Nexztrah

    NexztrahΠριν μήνα

    IMO, this is one of the few channels that provide quality entertainment I can watch for more than 10 minutes.

  33. Adson von Melk

    Adson von MelkΠριν μήνα

    Has someone figured out the theory behind "sorry about that"?

  34. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν μήνα

    it is known. He lowers the sound of his speakers, so we don't hear the pieces move twice (from the directly recorded computer audio and from the speakers->microphone). But lately he does it as part of the routine even when the speakers are not that loud.

  35. Bill Z.

    Bill Z.Πριν μήνα

    Thought you would enjoy this history.

  36. steamroller82

    steamroller82Πριν μήνα

    Beautiful. Bravo, Shirov!

  37. Shreyansh Paliwal

    Shreyansh PaliwalΠριν μήνα

    Hello Agad, every year in India sept 5 is celebrated as Teacher's Day. On this day students express their gratitude towards their teachers or Guru's for making them who they are. A happy teacher's day to you too Agadmator. Thank you making chess so enjoyable.

  38. XSpanier

    XSpanierΠριν μήνα

    There is a crazy line after accepting the queen secrifice after Ka1. Nd2 Ka1 b3 Bb1 Ra4+ Na2 bxa2 Bxa2 the only winning idea here is Nc5!! Crazy!

  39. Im gay since Im responding to your comment, but

    Im gay since Im responding to your comment, butΠριν μήνα

    Completely agree. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game like this. This game was fantastically perfect. And when you showed us how perfectly placed that dark square bishop was without mentioning it even once during and throughout the whole analysis besides the development move.... good one Agad. Masterpiece in your own right. Go to 10:43 to see what I’m talking about.

  40. Skowi Jordan

    Skowi JordanΠριν μήνα

    Knight e4 was the first move I thought about. And then I realised that the queen would be hanging. So I thought: naah, Shirov wouldn't play this. Shirov did play Ne4.

  41. محمد خلدون خرمندة

    محمد خلدون خرمندةΠριν μήνα

    حقيقة دور لا يصدق !! شيروف ابدع غاية الإبداع! دور جميل جدا

  42. Marcelo Lagura

    Marcelo LaguraΠριν μήνα

    What about instead on playing Bxc4 the a in between move bxc3 hanging the Bishop on d2 instead of dxc4...kindly check please properly

  43. Rick Renegade

    Rick RenegadeΠριν μήνα

    It shows how big you become when Fide are sending you games to do.videos on

  44. Forrest Rhoads

    Forrest RhoadsΠριν μήνα

    Truly amazing.

  45. Bertie Munn

    Bertie MunnΠριν μήνα

    my day gets so much better once I hear "hello everyone"

  46. Orion 99

    Orion 99Πριν μήνα

    not many moments in chess that are "funny" but.. him doing the same queen sac offer is for sure funny.. and getting a free pawn out of the deal on the second go as well lol havent seen the other games but.. this one is an interesting one.. with that rook planted on c4 too for half the game

  47. coxscorner

    coxscornerΠριν μήνα

    Fire on board! Fire on board!

  48. Barnabas Tchukombe

    Barnabas TchukombeΠριν μήνα

    Great game! I also think this game deserves the brilliancy prize. Could you cover the finals of Pogchamps 2? I believe the final round will take place September 6. #Suggestion


    SAWYER HOBBSΠριν μήνα

    What is a good book on opening theory? I’d appreciate any suggestions you may have.

  50. Unmay Kharabe

    Unmay KharabeΠριν μήνα

    What he says:- it was at this moment ______ resigned the game What he wants to say:- it was at this moment he realised that he fu*ked up!

  51. TheLadida42

    TheLadida42Πριν μήνα

    me before actually watching the video: looking at the title of the video, looking at the players, noticing Alexei Shirov -- "yeah, seems about right"

  52. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν μήνα

    This was a Saga

  53. Fabio Trucco

    Fabio TruccoΠριν μήνα

    A brilliancy is there when both players made excellent moves and theres only one survivor. Here Shirov launched his trade mark attack in a line where he was far more prepared than his opponent

  54. Raymond Labelle

    Raymond LabelleΠριν μήνα

    Well, the ones awarding the brilliancy prize had the same percption as agadmator. Alexei Shirov has been proclaimed the winner of the Gazprom Brilliancy Prize, a special trophy awarded by the General Partner of the Online Chess Olympiad.

  55. Raymond Labelle

    Raymond LabelleΠριν μήνα

    For that same game.

  56. Parag Patankar

    Parag PatankarΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator your explanation is excellent. @agadmator and other friends can you tell me which engine you are using to analyze the games ? @agadmator can you pl also make videos for person like me who want to improve tactics and positional play ?

  57. Chinmoy Ranjan Khadgaray

    Chinmoy Ranjan KhadgarayΠριν μήνα

    The most stunning Queen sac till now of 2020.

  58. Jai Kathuria

    Jai KathuriaΠριν μήνα

    I am beginning to believe that the "Sorry about that!" Is now the part of the Intro.

  59. pranab roy,nht

    pranab roy,nhtΠριν μήνα

    Moral of the story : when opponent offers an exchange, you take it... because if you deny , he can just sac his queen and destroy you with that rook you denied...

  60. Stephen Callahan

    Stephen CallahanΠριν μήνα

    I'd like to see your second & third choice

  61. Timothy Freeman

    Timothy FreemanΠριν μήνα

    I like your T-shirt, your Happy pillow, your jet-black guitar and your stairway to heaven (or hell), but the couch has far too many pillows on it and not a single one matches anything at all (however, the couch it's self is OK.), and I love your show. I lose at chess an inordinate number of times per month and enjoy it because I am insane. I also like your beard, may I have it? :)_

  62. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν μήνα

    How can we able to join that FIDE olimpiads? You have to have a title?

  63. Gesti Hidri

    Gesti HidriΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion botvinnik vs lajos portich monte carlo 1968

  64. faith mueni

    faith mueniΠριν μήνα

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  65. Pedram Payman Nia

    Pedram Payman NiaΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Wilhelm Steinitz vs Adolf Anderssen 1866

  66. abhishek yadav

    abhishek yadavΠριν μήνα

    you missed the beautiful Nc5 line after the first queen sac is accepted and white plays Ka1

  67. Guitar Guy

    Guitar GuyΠριν μήνα

    No thanks for choice 2 and 3. Morphy saga please.

  68. Mody Sameeir

    Mody SameeirΠριν μήνα

    I'm really intrigued by your trademark action of 'sorry about that!' after the first move..Seen you doing this in almost every game, bending down on right side and adjusting or picking up something..Is it a good omen? Or a signature behavior.. I'm way out of the subject.."sorry about that!" 😂🙏

  69. Kushal Khaire

    Kushal KhaireΠριν μήνα

    positions always matters wheter it in sex or chess game

  70. Dimensional Blade

    Dimensional BladeΠριν μήνα

    We are gonna show the one that gets chosen. Fide please choose something else just so we get one more agadmator.

  71. George Harris

    George HarrisΠριν μήνα

    7:39 - wait - what if white king instead of a2 moves to a1 ? then black pawn can not check and seems that black does not have imminent made, not matter what they do ! no? .. if black pawn to b3, white bishop moves to b1, then rook a4, knight a2 and bang- position defended

  72. rinu P M

    rinu P MΠριν μήνα

    what happens if Ka1 at 7.37

  73. Paul DeCamp

    Paul DeCampΠριν μήνα

    Everyone loves a QUEEN SACRIFICE. It's romantic.

  74. Piyush Kundani

    Piyush KundaniΠριν μήνα

    eric showed one more insane line here ..thts mate in 12 must watch

  75. Max Pricefield

    Max PricefieldΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion hey Agad my good sir, now that stockfish 12 is out, would you be setting up matches against, uhm, LeelaChessZero i guess? and make analyses vids about it

  76. Alexandru Tudoran

    Alexandru TudoranΠριν μήνα

    Stop faking “sorry about that”. Thank me later

  77. Namayo Gerald

    Namayo GeraldΠριν μήνα

    Absolutely brilliant

  78. Denis Charbonneau

    Denis CharbonneauΠριν μήνα

    - " We had to turn off the lights, during that game..." ( M. Brilliancy )

  79. Psycho Chess

    Psycho ChessΠριν μήνα

    when g4 was played Shirov probably chuckled and asked didnt we just have this discussion?

  80. Yamin Shahriar

    Yamin ShahriarΠριν μήνα

    Who is "here just to enjoy the show?"

  81. Abhishikta Khare

    Abhishikta KhareΠριν μήνα

    Shirov op


    DAAKU DADDYΠριν μήνα

    6:28 doesn't bxc3 win two pieces ?

  83. Samory Marshall

    Samory MarshallΠριν μήνα

    7:40 can white defend with Ka1? Because now after b3 you can play Na2 and if you try to continue the attack with Ra4 white can play Bb1 and it seems like the attack is dead with white having a huge material advantage, and even if black captures the knight on a2 with the pawn white still has a queen for two pieces, and black no longer seems to have any attack

  84. MLJ BeBlue

    MLJ BeBlueΠριν μήνα

    That "Hello everyone" at the start spooked the fuck out of me

  85. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    Brutal Check Mate frim Vicious Attack. Even Tal would be jealous. .

  86. Anand Acharya

    Anand AcharyaΠριν μήνα

    What is exactly problem is , why you bend in every video ? ,why can't you fix that one for all

  87. monkerud2108

    monkerud2108Πριν μήνα

    Why on earth did he take to queen anyway tho xD he had already concluded it was lost after doing it, why trow the game? In desperation over a lost rook? XD?

  88. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν μήνα

    10:13 the white king shat his pants he was so scared

  89. Gene Douglas

    Gene DouglasΠριν μήνα

    I recently tried a puzzel of the day from Lautier vs Shirov 1990 and was pretty much clueless as to Shirov's winning moves. Great to see that he's still playing magical chess today. Excellent choice for the prize.

  90. Monty Graham

    Monty GrahamΠριν μήνα

    I’d love to see the other games on the brilliancy shortlist!

  91. Adam C

    Adam CΠριν μήνα History Guy on chess today, interesting

  92. Aryaman Tewari

    Aryaman TewariΠριν μήνα

    All hail THE GOD, THE KING, THE MASTER, THE LORD Alexei Shirov

  93. Aryaman Tewari

    Aryaman TewariΠριν μήνα

    Shirov THE GOD!!

  94. 19cooldude19

    19cooldude19Πριν μήνα

    Russian: Check Russian name: Check Plays chess: Check Good enough for me!

  95. Kamyar Navidan

    Kamyar NavidanΠριν μήνα

    What's the deal with "Sorry About That" at the start of every single game? And every time he reaches down. What is he doing and why is he feeling sorry about it? 😁😁😁

  96. Chess Path

    Chess PathΠριν μήνα

    It is a deep old secret...

  97. Charalambos Kioulos

    Charalambos KioulosΠριν μήνα

    Give him the Morphy head!!!

  98. Brian Check

    Brian CheckΠριν μήνα

    You forgot to cover what happens after ka1 after Nxd2... it’s an even more beautiful line

  99. Arnaldo Sandoval

    Arnaldo SandovalΠριν μήνα

    00:05 No you are not drunk, this is Antonio's introduction for those watching it from the bar or pub

  100. Kgopotso Masela

    Kgopotso MaselaΠριν μήνα

    please show the other two games

  101. Milos Ristic

    Milos RisticΠριν μήνα

    As average player " 1700" i found that Danyl made 2-3 big mistakes. Hope i will get GM tittle one day :)

  102. Gerald Montagna

    Gerald MontagnaΠριν μήνα

    Games in which the players castle on different sides are always nailbiters, nerve-wracking, and almost never end in draws. It's a race of which side can checkmate the other first, since the castled kings are inadequately defended. In this case, white's attack on the black king was far too slow while black's attack on white's king was relentless.

  103. Youk Nowme

    Youk NowmeΠριν μήνα

    What makes this game brilliant is that the first Queen sack was actually a mate in 12 (which both players saw). You must watch Eric Rosen's coverage of this game. It has deeper analysis and more lines.

  104. Grant Burnett

    Grant BurnettΠριν μήνα

    i am now a grandmaster because i saw both of the ideas when i paused the video. however, the rest of the moves are a different story

  105. Mike McCulty

    Mike McCultyΠριν μήνα

    When did Daniel Radcliffe qualify for the FIDE Olympiad?