The Great Escape || Carlsen vs Giri || Skilling Open Knockout

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Magnus Carlsen vs Anish Giri
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Elimination Quarterfinals, Game 1
Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin variation (D38)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 Ne4 7. Rc1 Nc6 8. e3 g5 9. Bg3 h5 10. h4 Nxg3 11. fxg3 gxh4 12. Bb5 Qd6 13. gxh4 Qg3 + 14. Kf1 Rg8 15. Rg1 Bxc3 16. Rxc3 Bd7 17. Rc5 a6 18. Ba4 Qd6 19. Bxc6 Bxc6 20. Ne5 Bb5+ 21. Ke1 O-O-O 22. Kd2 Rde8 23. Qxh5 f6 24. Nf3 Qg3 25. Qf5+ Kb8 26. Qf4 Qf2+ 27. Kc1 Qxe3+ 28. Qxe3 Rxe3 29. Re1 Rxe1+ 30. Nxe1 Rg4 31. Rxd5 Rxh4 32. Rf5 Rxd4 33. Rxf6 Rg4 34. Rf2 Bc6 35. Nf3 Bd5 36. a3 b5 37. Kd2 Kb7 38. Ne5 Rxg2 39. Rxg2 Bxg2 40. b4 a5 41. Kc3 axb4 + 42. axb4 Kb6 43. Kd4 Bh3 44. Nd3 Kc6 45. Ke5 Bg4 46. Nc5 Bh3 48. Nb3 Kb6 46. . Nc5 Kc6 49. Nb3 Kb6 50. Nc5 Kc6
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  1. Amit Manjarly

    Amit ManjarlyΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Everyone's just 91K subscribers away from knowing the meaning of "Agadmator"😂

  2. Buletin Halimi

    Buletin HalimiΠριν μήνα

    Whats with this sorry bout that at the begining??

  3. Praveen Shrestha

    Praveen ShresthaΠριν μήνα

    Here's what I wanna know. What do you do when you do "sorry about that".. Idk if you did this way way back.. but I have been binging your videos over the past two days.. and you got me curious.

  4. Akash Sahu

    Akash SahuΠριν μήνα

    after every 7 seconds as the video starts... Agad:- " Sorry, about that ".

  5. Sachin Humagain

    Sachin HumagainΠριν μήνα

    Why didnt carlsen go for knightF7 at 4:35

  6. ilyaas omer

    ilyaas omerΠριν μήνα

    Why do you keep saying 'sorry about that'

  7. Agon Nushi

    Agon NushiΠριν μήνα

    After rxg2, white could play re1, and black had no option but to take the knight and exchange queens.

  8. MCHouseboat

    MCHouseboatΠριν μήνα

    4:20 cant carlsen just play knight to F7 here? Grabbing the pawn and getting a double attack on queen and rook?

  9. MCHouseboat

    MCHouseboatΠριν μήνα

    @Agon Nushi ah thank you, I missed that indeed

  10. Agon Nushi

    Agon NushiΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3 check and after king d2 then queen f2 check and captures the knight

  11. cssst5

    cssst5Πριν μήνα

    How would it play out if Giri played Bishop to f1 in that critical position?

  12. shivam gaur

    shivam gaurΠριν μήνα

    @4:20 Is there a forking chance at f7 or am I just high?

  13. Agon Nushi

    Agon NushiΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3 check, and after a forced king d2 move, queen f2 check and queen captures the knight

  14. UFCPR

    UFCPRΠριν μήνα

    This channel should be call: "...sorry about that!"

  15. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν μήνα

    GrandMasters Chess Ranking 1970-2020

  16. Cally Mac

    Cally MacΠριν μήνα

    4:36 why not knight to F7?

  17. Umar Saeed

    Umar SaeedΠριν μήνα

    bishop to e2 is a suicide!!!??? I don't see how that's a good move..... let's say rook to e1 then what black lose as far as I am concern(Why rook wanna capture rook on g2??????)!!!! I bet you to try that!!!!!! after rook to e1 there is no move for black to win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Gregory Essertel

    Gregory EssertelΠριν μήνα

    I just started to watch your channel. I really enjoy it. I am wondering, it seems that in all videos I watched you scratched your foot and say: sorry about that. It almost seems as a tradition now!! Is it on purpose?

  19. Fiorino Sakaj

    Fiorino SakajΠριν μήνα

    What else is new ? Another Giri draw lol

  20. Linus Behrbohm

    Linus BehrbohmΠριν μήνα

    Wow.. I legitimately thought Giri would win this.

  21. Stefan Versac

    Stefan VersacΠριν μήνα

    What about Nf7 instead of Nf3?

  22. Ericson Javier

    Ericson JavierΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen always pushes for the win...giri pushes for the draw most of the time.

  23. Samuel Browning

    Samuel BrowningΠριν μήνα

    I'm new to chess so I was wondering if someone could tell me why rook to e3 was not considered instead of the queen trade? I'm sure there's a reason but I can't see it. Is it just better to have the two rooks together?

  24. Sudhir Goel

    Sudhir GoelΠριν μήνα

    For some reasons, everyone seems to forget how to convert winning position when they are sitting in front of Magnus. It must be the nervousness. They can’t believe themselves when they see a winning position.

  25. Head27

    Head27Πριν μήνα

    Just curious, at 4:18 why not take the pawn forking the queen and the rook? After Giri moves the queen take the rook and be up the exchange.

  26. Hetyboi

    HetyboiΠριν μήνα

    After black castle why did white not play kf7? 4:38

  27. simzed

    simzedΠριν μήνα

    Why does agadmator reach down in the beginning of a lot of videos and say 'sorry about that'?? Is this some sort of Easter egg. Or just the pet dog always under the desk? Computer wire? Itchy leg? This mystery must be solved..

  28. Brian Bernstein

    Brian BernsteinΠριν μήνα

    "It only works if it works." This game is brought to you by Viagra.

  29. Malcolm Mckean

    Malcolm MckeanΠριν μήνα

    What is he doing when he says “sorry about that”

  30. Owais

    OwaisΠριν μήνα

    Why does he do "sorry about that" in all his videos? Ia there an insider home going on?

  31. Ivan Miković

    Ivan MikovićΠριν μήνα

    Could white knight take the f7 pawn on 4:20 with a double attack on the rook and the queen?

  32. Matt Parks

    Matt ParksΠριν μήνα

    I thought of that too, but I think the Queen can move to g3 for check and then the rook can move.

  33. St Nu

    St NuΠριν μήνα

    Sorry bout that.

  34. Yaron Karmi

    Yaron KarmiΠριν μήνα


  35. timespaice

    timespaiceΠριν μήνα

    Too bad Giri, cause I’m pretty sure Carlsen was sweating 😂

  36. The Milfennial

    The MilfennialΠριν μήνα

    What a poor move from Giri taking the pawn on e3. Even I, being just an amateur, wouldn't have taken it. I have been saying for a while that Giri is really overrated, but who am I...

  37. redz machine

    redz machineΠριν μήνα

    Feels like half o magnus's games have him just trolling

  38. 1Shon

    1ShonΠριν μήνα

    6:57 "white has this annoying Ne1 so this line doesnt work" but cant black then play Qg1 to pin the knight and attack the e pawn? I cant see how this isnt a good position for black

  39. concars1234

    concars1234Πριν μήνα

    I swear, Giri does not want to win

  40. NorgesWrap

    NorgesWrapΠριν μήνα


  41. Dad Son

    Dad SonΠριν μήνα

    4:31 why not Nxf7 ?

  42. Dad Son

    Dad SonΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco thank you :) I missed that

  43. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  44. Jan Bonita

    Jan BonitaΠριν μήνα

    I really wanna know what he apologizes for whenever he says "sorry about that" and reaches for something under the desk. Just me?

  45. Pawan Rawat

    Pawan RawatΠριν μήνα

    Why doesn't 22.Nxf7 work

  46. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  47. Nope Son

    Nope SonΠριν μήνα

    4:31 cant the knight capture the pawn forking the queen and the rook??

  48. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    It can,but the knight will be dead after Qg3+

  49. Vishvesh Berawala

    Vishvesh BerawalaΠριν μήνα

    After black castled wasn't knight to f7 a good move?

  50. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Nope,it's a blunder Qg3+ get the knight for free

  51. Aerospace Engineer

    Aerospace EngineerΠριν μήνα

    No tribute to Maradona?

  52. B M

    B MΠριν μήνα

    What could happen if on 4:30 wight plays knight f7?

  53. B M

    B MΠριν μήνα

    Ty, yeah that is good answer.

  54. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  55. friendly destruction

    friendly destructionΠριν μήνα

    need a netflix series describing agadmators life titled evans gambit

  56. Unbeatable Tactics

    Unbeatable TacticsΠριν μήνα

    If you want to win come to my channel " UNBEATABLE TACTICS " there is chess puzzles , lichess matches , traps , basics , rules , strategy , and all other about chess

  57. khkartc

    khkartcΠριν μήνα

    It says a lot about how the top players have become living, breathing chess engines that rapid/blitz games are seemingly the only way to produce inaccuracies and unpredictable positions.

  58. Tukrrjobbs

    TukrrjobbsΠριν μήνα

    [Event "AI Factory's Chess"] [Site "Android Device"] [Date "2020.11.26"] [Round "1"] [White "WLDalton1"] [Black "jurgenklopp1973"] [PlyCount "92"] [Result "0-1"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Bd6 3. d4 Qf6 4. g4 c5 5. g5 Qe6 6. d5 Qg4 7. h3 Qxe4+ 8. Be2 c4 9. Nc3 Qf5 10. Be3 e4 11. Nh4 Qe5 12. Qd4 Qxd4 13. Bxd4 f6 14. Nxe4 Ne7 15. Nxd6+ Kd8 16. Nf7+ Kc7 17. Nxh8 fxg5 18. Nf3 Nxd5 19. O-O-O b5 20. Ne5 Nc6 21. Nxc6 dxc6 22. Be5+ Kb6 23. Bxg7 Be6 24. Bd4+ c5 25. Be5 Nb4 26. Kb1 c3 27. Bf3 Bxa2+ 28. Ka1 cxb2+ 29. Kxb2 a5 30. Bxa8 a4 31. c3 a3+ 32. Ka1 Nc2+ 33. Kxa2 b4 34. Rd6+ Kb5 35. Rc6 Kc4 36. Rc1 b3+ 37. Kb1 a2+ 38. Kb2 a1=Q+ 39. Rxa1 Nxa1 40. Kxa1 h5 41. Rh6 h4 42. Nf7 Kd3 43. Nxg5 Kc2 44. Rxh4 b2+ 45. Ka2 b1=Q+ 46. Ka3 Qa1# 0-1 I am beginner.. I was black and made early blunder

  59. clumpify

    clumpifyΠριν μήνα

    4:35 knight F7?

  60. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Queen G3

  61. Antares

    AntaresΠριν μήνα

    4:40 why doesnt knight fork queen and rook???

  62. Antares

    AntaresΠριν μήνα


  63. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Because of Qg3+ White's knight will be dead

  64. George Jetson

    George JetsonΠριν μήνα

    I find agads commentary and analysis very lackluster and boring. He basically just replays the moves with almost no insight

  65. Veavictis Asmadi

    Veavictis AsmadiΠριν μήνα

    I would have captured with the rook on e3, wouldn't that also be a good move? At least easier to spot than the bishop move. It wins a pawn as well without offering a queen trade.

  66. Simen Tomren Grip

    Simen Tomren GripΠριν μήνα

    Why not Nf7 at 4:34? It seems to fork the queen and rook? There are so many moves like this that seem so good from my view but they never play it, must be a reason why?

  67. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ Your knight will be dead

  68. Rupert Swallow

    Rupert SwallowΠριν μήνα

    at 4:36 what's the problem with Kxf7, forking the rook and queen?

  69. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    The knight will be dead after Qg3+

  70. SuhDu

    SuhDuΠριν μήνα

    He probably didn’t go bishop to e2 because rook to c2 would pin the bishop on blacks queen

  71. Bhaskar Ghosh

    Bhaskar GhoshΠριν μήνα

    4:26 Why won't the white knight capture the pawn at f7 post castle?

  72. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  73. طامي الدوسري

    طامي الدوسريΠριν μήνα

    My friend, why Carl did not take (f7) by the knight instide of the king ? at 4:34

  74. طامي الدوسري

    طامي الدوسريΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco thanx, see it

  75. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    After Qg3+ King can only go to d2 Then queen go to f2+,and white lose the knight at f7

  76. طامي الدوسري

    طامي الدوسريΠριν μήνα

    I got it the way how can Queen and the rock goes out of it, but lossing the knight after Qg3!!?

  77. طامي الدوسري

    طامي الدوسريΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco I didnt see it, how can Queen in g3 captuer the knight in f7?

  78. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    The knight will be dead after Qg3+

  79. FredoMadison

    FredoMadisonΠριν μήνα

    At 4:32 why is Nf7 not a good move? Obviously I am an absolute amateur but this wins a pawn and forks the white rook and queen. Am I blind (or is it too late in the evening)?

  80. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ U will lose the knight

  81. Patrick Daly

    Patrick DalyΠριν μήνα

    Magnus: "I'll give my opponents a better position as long as it's SUPER tricky" Giri: "I don't want to be winning, I'd rather draw. Chess is a draw, right?"

  82. M Ark

    M ArkΠριν μήνα

    What is going on at your right foot? 'Sorry about that' correlates to something fallen or biting.

  83. Jason Pettiaux

    Jason PettiauxΠριν μήνα

    At 4:33 why not go with the knight on f7 ?

  84. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    @Jason Pettiaux g3 followed by f2+.... U lose the knight after Queen go to f2 to check the king again

  85. Jason Pettiaux

    Jason PettiauxΠριν μήνα

    I don't get it even with queen G3 your knight is not even threatened

  86. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3,u lose the knight

  87. TAR ICO

    TAR ICOΠριν μήνα


  88. A Writer

    A WriterΠριν μήνα

    8:50 What about rook captures E3

  89. DramaQQ

    DramaQQΠριν μήνα

    7:25 why wouldnt Rook e8 to e3 work so good?

  90. Dan Floruta

    Dan FlorutaΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about what? Why do you keep saying that?

  91. MrMystzor

    MrMystzorΠριν μήνα

    Hello everyone! Im new here, whats up with this "sorry about that"? Noticed it in many videos, only happens once per video max and at the beginning of the video.

  92. Zolika Hosszu

    Zolika HosszuΠριν μήνα

    what is happening, if a player wins the 1st day 3-0, then the other wins the 2nd day, 2,5 - 1,5 - is that 1-1 ?, or do they count the points, so 4,5 - 2,5 and wins ?, and especially if the 1st day all games draw?, do they need a winner, or wait the 2nd day results ?

  93. Mark Mark

    Mark MarkΠριν μήνα

    another draw snatched from the jaws of victory by Giri.

  94. Junghwan Baik

    Junghwan BaikΠριν μήνα

    4:18 why not knight captures f7pawn? Ty whoever answers my question

  95. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3

  96. Burton Miller

    Burton MillerΠριν μήνα

    At 4:31, why not move the knight to F7 taking the pawn and forking the rook and queen?

  97. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  98. Prateek Varshney

    Prateek VarshneyΠριν μήνα

    I guess there would a Giri's immortal someday soon where he finds that winning move!

  99. Beginner Plays Chess

    Beginner Plays ChessΠριν μήνα

    At 4:30 why not forking queen and rook by knight? Knight f7

  100. Beginner Plays Chess

    Beginner Plays ChessΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco Thanks for the input

  101. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ And u lose the knight

  102. Nishank Yadav

    Nishank YadavΠριν μήνα

    At 04:36 Kd2 was played, why not Nxf7 and then capture the rook by forking the queen?

  103. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ And your knight is dead

  104. Pascal No View Concert

    Pascal No View ConcertΠριν μήνα

    Sorry but we need the game and the players first. Analysis then. It's disappointing when you come here to see a good silent game...

  105. skillywilly187

    skillywilly187Πριν μήνα

    when Agad reaches under there and apologizes what is he doing? Is it sound speaker control maybe?

  106. DJ Derie

    DJ DerieΠριν μήνα

    Is Nxf7 a missed fork on the queen and rook at 4:33?

  107. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ Your knight will be doomed

  108. Andrea Ferraris

    Andrea FerrarisΠριν μήνα

    At 4:31 why no knight captures F7 by Magnus?

  109. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    @Andrea Ferraris Its a forced moved White's king can only go to 1 square,then u can see the real thread

  110. Andrea Ferraris

    Andrea FerrarisΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco Ok but then? Is there a serious thread after the Queen lands on g3?

  111. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Queen g3

  112. شاذان بدر

    شاذان بدرΠριν μήνα

    3 minutes later, my mind is still stuck analyzing the usual reaction :[ Ahhhh SORRY about that].

  113. Esteban

    EstebanΠριν μήνα

    In the minute 4:37, why Carlsen plays King d2? Couldn't he move the knight to f7 and attack the tower and the queen?

  114. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    That kinght will be dead after Qg3+

  115. Sankhadip Sen

    Sankhadip SenΠριν μήνα

    this is the fourth or fifth video in a row that "sorry about that" was said after or during opening moves....

  116. MiD _NA_TayO

    MiD _NA_TayOΠριν μήνα

    When you approaching grand last boss, but you forget to press pause button in the middle of fight

  117. manoj shrivastava

    manoj shrivastavaΠριν μήνα

    At 4:38 why doesn't Carlsen's knight moves to F7 ???

  118. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα


  119. Cyril Jacob

    Cyril JacobΠριν μήνα

    4:32 did you miss Nf7 pinning the queen and the rook😅

  120. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ Its a trap for the knight

  121. Mark Marksen

    Mark MarksenΠριν μήνα

    4:33 knight to f7!!!!!!

  122. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ !!!!!

  123. The Tin-Foil Hat Economist

    The Tin-Foil Hat EconomistΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about thar.

  124. Peter S

    Peter SΠριν μήνα

    12:01 how about rook x e3, I was wondering.

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    Chess GamesΠριν μήνα

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  126. Vikram Srinivasan

    Vikram SrinivasanΠριν μήνα

    Stupid Giri, he should have listened to Agadmator

  127. suyash3nov

    suyash3novΠριν μήνα

    At 4:37, isn’t Nxf7 a fork?

  128. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Nope Qg3+

  129. Enrico Pallazzo

    Enrico PallazzoΠριν μήνα

    Probably a noob question but why doesnt Magnus go Knight F7 at 4:30?

  130. Joe DidIt

    Joe DidItΠριν μήνα

    well lets be honest he wanted a draw

  131. Deepesh Joshi

    Deepesh JoshiΠριν μήνα

    What would have happened if Magnus played Queen to c7 with check?

  132. THE PR0HAN

    THE PR0HANΠριν μήνα

    At 4:20 why no knight takes f7 forking the rook and queen

  133. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    @Senono Technologies Not really accurate After g3+,Qf2+ White will lose the knight Rf8 wont be a threat

  134. THE PR0HAN

    THE PR0HANΠριν μήνα

    @Senono Technologies thanks

  135. Senono Technologies

    Senono TechnologiesΠριν μήνα

    Check on g3 followed by Rf8 would pose abig threat

  136. Nurisman Maarop

    Nurisman MaaropΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't white move his knight to f7 and fork the queen and the castle instead of moving the king to d2? at 4:37mins

  137. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα

    Qg3+ U will lose the knight

  138. Stats Journal

    Stats JournalΠριν μήνα

    Prodigy Ranking Chess Players 1970-2020

  139. flamendless

    flamendlessΠριν μήνα

    Giri doesn't want to win, his goal is to draw. Always

  140. Muhammed Shaker

    Muhammed ShakerΠριν μήνα

    Giri the king of draws

  141. Ashmit Ghose

    Ashmit GhoseΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Wesley So- Teimour Radjabov

  142. Leftyriver Funforlife

    Leftyriver FunforlifeΠριν μήνα

    Giri sacked Victory to get a draw , classic Giri :D

  143. Darth Pro

    Darth ProΠριν μήνα

    Didn't expect to see a Naval quote there at the top

  144. Shiny Noob

    Shiny NoobΠριν μήνα

    why didnt magnus fork at 4:33? he could have taken the f7 pawn, forking the queen and the rook

  145. Shiny Noob

    Shiny NoobΠριν μήνα

    @Alex Ponco oh ok, thanks a lot

  146. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν μήνα