Magnus Carlsen Tries the Minibar Gambit!

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Magnus Carlsen vs Teimour Radjabov
"Who Knows Where the Teim Goes?" (game of the day Mar-05-2019)
World Blitz Championship (2012) (blitz), Astana KAZ, rd 27, Jul-10
Ware Opening: General (A00)
1. a4 e5 2. e4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Bb5 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. d3 Bg4 8. Ne2 a6 9. Bc6 bc6 10. Ng3 Nh5 11. h3 Ng3 12. fg3 Bd7 13. g4 Bc5 14. Kh1 Qe7 15. Qe1 f6 16. Nh4 g6 17. Bh6 Rf7 18. Rb1 Bb6 19. b3 d5 20. Nf3 Re8 21. Qg3 Bc5 22. Rbe1 de4 23. de4 Bd6 24. Re2 c5 25. Nd2 Be6 26. Qd3 g5 27. Qa6 Kh8 28. Nc4 Bc4 29. Qc4 Rg8 30. h4 gh4 31. g5 Rg6 32. Ref2
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    TCPUDPATM PORTSΠριν 7 ώρες

    @3:25 It’s funny how your voice changes a bit when you start describing a game.

  2. Alex Ling

    Alex LingΠριν 2 ημέρες

    I actually get crushed by engines at 1200 and when I drink and play against people at 1500 I win pretty comfortably

  3. Erik Klein

    Erik KleinΠριν 4 ημέρες

    11:45 what about queen to D5

  4. Ислам Миртаиров

    Ислам МиртаировΠριν 5 ημέρες

    As a Kazakhstan citizen I must admin that in my wildest dreams I can never imagine hearing words “Kazakh vodka” in English language channel about chess

  5. Cavansir Hasanzada

    Cavansir HasanzadaΠριν 7 ημέρες

    Forza Teymur 🤜🤛

  6. Jack Driscoll

    Jack DriscollΠριν 7 ημέρες

    For some reason 6:51 just activated my Google home

  7. Johnny Sunset

    Johnny SunsetΠριν 10 ημέρες

    What about not wasting blacks move at the end and just play Qd8 instead? I think it could work because white wouldnt have strong past pawn

  8. D. Rüesch

    D. RüeschΠριν 10 ημέρες

    I play better after drinking cause I’m super relaxed

  9. Manol Georgiev

    Manol GeorgievΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Magnus' Plan: -Get drunk -Win while drunk Works every time!

  10. Eric Chen

    Eric ChenΠριν 12 ημέρες

    The vodka gambit

  11. Prepared Survivalist

    Prepared SurvivalistΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Magnus plays around on the passed pawn side while his opponent sets a trap for himself trying to grab that Bishop, knowing full well he never saw that h pawn move coming. That was nasty, and in blitz nonetheless.

  12. Aaron Walderslade

    Aaron WaldersladeΠριν 16 ημέρες

    At 11:05 my move of choice was to double the rooks. Since Carlsen did this eventually, was it a bad choice?

  13. Phrophetsam

    PhrophetsamΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Pretty sure there a few stories concerning this. Either Radjabov said that Magnus was so good he could beat him with A4 or that he was so tired that Magnus might as well play A4 cos he could still win.

  14. Grumpy Llama

    Grumpy LlamaΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Where was the gambit!?!?!? Did he swallow his own pawn at the minibar?

  15. gaby de wilde

    gaby de wildeΠριν 19 ημέρες

    at 10:43 is first sacrificing the bishop on g4 something?

  16. Andrew

    AndrewΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I'm so bad at Chess, and this is the reason I willfully kill as many pieces as possible at the beginning. I can't keep up with them at the end. At least when they're off the board I have a chance.

  17. Jason Alcala

    Jason AlcalaΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Did anyone solve it??? I didn’t feelsbadman

  18. Compinerd

    CompinerdΠριν μήνα

    i liked the excurse at 4:11

  19. Rajsekhar Chetty

    Rajsekhar ChettyΠριν μήνα

    You spelt Teimour Rajabov wrong.

  20. Sheamus Burke

    Sheamus BurkeΠριν μήνα

    I'm a GM when I play in Mexico cause qualudes are legal

  21. in4merATP

    in4merATPΠριν μήνα


  22. Say No more

    Say No moreΠριν μήνα

    "pause the video" move....what about taking g5 pawn by bishop? you could end up of taking black queen...

  23. Mert Caner Mat

    Mert Caner MatΠριν μήνα

    Minibar opening...

  24. Parus Giri

    Parus GiriΠριν μήνα

    h4 is not forced Bxg5 If pawn takes took takes guarded by the queen

  25. Dolfan Dave

    Dolfan DaveΠριν μήνα

    "The only move that wins the game..." I prefer queen to A6 threatening queen to C8 , given that black indeed did move his rook to F6. At the very least I could see a piece up after perhaps a queen exchange or retreat by black.

  26. Hambobertil

    HambobertilΠριν μήνα

    Saw the move and are now violently happy 😃

  27. Gianluca Bruno

    Gianluca BrunoΠριν μήνα

    too much commentary, just show the moves pls

  28. Tim no

    Tim noΠριν μήνα

    isn't Bxg5 a winning move too?

  29. Fred Jonson

    Fred JonsonΠριν μήνα

    I was playing against a friend and I just won the first 3 games. He opened A4 and beat me on the fourth game and I didn't win again all night.

  30. Tuna On A Stick

    Tuna On A StickΠριν μήνα

    Lmao man got drunk and became a chess god.

  31. Shashank Thobula Ravi

    Shashank Thobula RaviΠριν μήνα

    Bruh I searched up how to play minibar gambit -_-

  32. ShadoWolf43

    ShadoWolf43Πριν μήνα

    Not the minibar Gambit, it’s the Harmon Gambit XD

  33. möhre möhre

    möhre möhreΠριν μήνα

    Great title

  34. 8o8inSquares

    8o8inSquaresΠριν μήνα

    11:04 I thought about queen d5 with the idea of checking black if he moves the rook towards the bishop, can't figure out what's wrong with it

  35. jingwen Xia

    jingwen XiaΠριν μήνα

    Easy block by other rook (guarded by the Queen) and your queen is now under attack and you still lose the bishop

  36. usman qaisar

    usman qaisarΠριν μήνα

    I am a Pakistani and I litterally loved Josh Watzkin endgames these helped me a lot to improve my endgames

  37. crucci

    crucciΠριν μήνα

    I've had that happen. Not with chess, just with the alcohol.

  38. usman qaisar

    usman qaisarΠριν μήνα

    13:28 there is no defence to rook to G7😂😂😂😂😂

  39. Iain McClure

    Iain McClureΠριν μήνα

    11:30 "If you enjoy such things." We do.

  40. Liam O'donoghue

    Liam O'donoghueΠριν μήνα

    just found this channel and its great love your content

  41. Nico Flesche

    Nico FlescheΠριν μήνα

    Henney should of just payed magnus to say he drank henney then won 8 games in a row. Then their chess ads would make sense

  42. Taha Siddiqi

    Taha SiddiqiΠριν μήνα

    what if he keeps the queen at e6 and plays pawn c6? please show the variation

  43. Mike Ferraro

    Mike FerraroΠριν μήνα

    The friendly patio feasibly support because stinger independently manage anenst a same polyester. pointless, hurt wholesaler

  44. Seb Master

    Seb MasterΠριν μήνα

    Now i know why the Soviets where so succesful

  45. Matthew Lio

    Matthew LioΠριν μήνα

    Get on with the game and less talk

  46. Kevin Reyes Kev

    Kevin Reyes KevΠριν 2 μήνες

    “Rook g7 check” of course

  47. JoshinIdaho

    JoshinIdahoΠριν 2 μήνες

    New to the channel, what's the Morphy Saga?

  48. Oblinky

    OblinkyΠριν 2 μήνες

    "He does look like he juste came back from his hotel room" ahahah

  49. Wim Matthijs

    Wim MatthijsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Two remarks: most minibars dont contain huge amounts of alcohol, and second: alcohol is so expensive in Norway, is he crazy???

  50. DieFlabbergast

    DieFlabbergastΠριν 2 μήνες

    So, is this called the Vodka Attack?

  51. John Pesich

    John PesichΠριν 2 μήνες

    File this in the psychology of chess.

  52. tgseraph

    tgseraphΠριν 2 μήνες

    What if white played Queen to A6?

  53. Heaven Studios

    Heaven StudiosΠριν 2 μήνες

    100% of the times you say "pause the video" I rarely if ever see it. This one I was able to see not only the move but the next 7~8 moves that would unfold from it. I think I suck a little less at chess every day.

  54. tanjinpang

    tanjinpangΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:16 Damn... who is this drunkard??

  55. Ryan Flanagan

    Ryan FlanaganΠριν 2 μήνες

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  56. N necodificat

    N necodificatΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:20 Agadmator: And if you trade all ( the Rooks... pardon... :) ) all the pieces! There is no defence against (the 5-th) Rook G7 Whatever you play ... just Rook G7 check! .. and black just need to give up the Quinn for a Bishoooop! Yeeeeeeh ! I regained my sight;

  57. Stan Marsh

    Stan MarshΠριν 2 μήνες

    Man you need to update your player pictures

  58. zachariah adams

    zachariah adamsΠριν 2 μήνες

    I played A4 all the time in highschool it pissed everyone off to no end.

  59. Pacu Ups

    Pacu UpsΠριν 2 μήνες

    I am 26 and recently play chess during lockdown my current blitz rating on is 1300 any tips for me to be good on chess I love playing white pieces

  60. Vaqalar Xornawosk

    Vaqalar XornawoskΠριν 2 μήνες

    Certain magician xDD

  61. Martyn O'nions

    Martyn O'nionsΠριν 2 μήνες

    After Bb5 black should play A6 ?

  62. Thomas Faben

    Thomas FabenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great video! Thank you for describing the reasons behind the moves so well!

  63. John M

    John MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Teimour Radjabov

  64. Mat Hickling

    Mat HicklingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice, I found the move for a change. Felt this one was kind of easy though, nothing else made any sense really

  65. In8_ras

    In8_rasΠριν 2 μήνες

    I got the Kasparov Masterclass ad on this one!

  66. Harris Bobroff

    Harris BobroffΠριν 2 μήνες

    I went and played Bridge. I was nearly drunk!! Had my limit of wine, 2 glasses. Had no intention of playing but they needed me. So I went and won. So miracles do happen.

  67. Dick Brazen

    Dick BrazenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus wins when he drinks, I win when I smoke weed.

  68. HPRshredder

    HPRshredderΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sometimes the enemy is yourself and alcohol allows you to defeat it.

  69. Aceng Polo

    Aceng PoloΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus Reminded me of the movie, ‘Dumb and Dumber’ 😂

  70. Kulkid Spin

    Kulkid SpinΠριν 2 μήνες

    DrDrunkenStein Origins

  71. Kyle Brillantes

    Kyle BrillantesΠριν 2 μήνες


  72. zoltan zolcer

    zoltan zolcerΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:29 you say rook to g7.. it's a bishop! Not a rook.

  73. YouSurfin

    YouSurfinΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:25 fuck yeah, i chose that :D

  74. mario rossi

    mario rossiΠριν 2 μήνες

    i think he was in the mood to demonstrate that he can win giving away the first move...

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  76. Alex Enache

    Alex EnacheΠριν 2 μήνες

    what about Queen to B5 for white at minute 11.20?

  77. hichem binous

    hichem binousΠριν 2 μήνες

    John frusciante is that you?

  78. Victor Rosalino

    Victor RosalinoΠριν 2 μήνες

    please #suggestion the game of fischer and keres in 59. all bests form Amazonia, Brazil

  79. Tim Ware

    Tim WareΠριν 2 μήνες

    But, you know, that’s only if you enjoy such things.

  80. Master Bronze Elite

    Master Bronze EliteΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus: a4 Me: Resign

  81. Mask Collector

    Mask CollectorΠριν 2 μήνες

    Drunken Master

  82. Matthew Craig

    Matthew CraigΠριν 2 μήνες

    There is no defence against the Bishop transmogrifying into a Rook on G7. Agadmator, I love you, man.

  83. Willwork4 XRP

    Willwork4 XRPΠριν 2 μήνες

    I went rook to g5.

  84. Death Dealer

    Death DealerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnos drink .. beth drinks and use drugs 🤣 icons are just fantastic

  85. Fordy2198

    Fordy2198Πριν 2 μήνες

    Rook G7? 😅 bishop G7?

  86. Arjun Bhandari

    Arjun BhandariΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm wondering 🤔 if Magnus thinks the same... I'm beginning to feel like a chess God, chess God All my minor pieces from the back to the front spot, front spot Now who thinks the queens on the board are gonna get off, get off They say I play like a robot but don't call me chess bot, chess bot But for me to play like a computer must be in my genes I got a chess rap in my back pocket My rook will go off when you think not Got a world title from this hot Game and since made a good living of it Ever since Vishy Anand was in his forty's With a 6.5 and the king of his I'm a GM still honest But I don't wanna be rude on this, Chessoholic (capture'em all with)

  87. Leon Ahmed

    Leon AhmedΠριν 2 μήνες

    I think Bishop takes G5 instead of H4 is the best move.

  88. Tonio Kettner

    Tonio KettnerΠριν 2 μήνες

    12:55 the worst bishop in history

  89. Ronald VL

    Ronald VLΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:27 "there's no defense against rook (???) to d7" 13:35 "whatever you play, any move you play, just rook (???) g7 check..." Has agadmator's been drinking too??? Nice video though, as always!

  90. Homo Sapiens

    Homo SapiensΠριν 2 μήνες

    My play is so bad that I’m actually better drunk

  91. Michal Votruba

    Michal VotrubaΠριν 2 μήνες

    If it was calculated it's a nightmare. I love the bishop/knight trade on c4. That made the magic happen and after that the bishop was not trapped. He could simply take a pawn Bxg5. But boiling him in ""desperate"" h4 is beautiful :-). Just wow

  92. Yabba Dabba Doo

    Yabba Dabba DooΠριν 2 μήνες

    So opening pawn move to A4 is the Smirnoff is it??🤣🤣

  93. Michael Barrett

    Michael BarrettΠριν 2 μήνες

    you cant tell how the game with played with the 1000 hypotheticals thrown between every move.

  94. Tejas Sabnis

    Tejas SabnisΠριν 2 μήνες

    I, along with millions of people, can understand the game very clearly, even with the hundred sidelines it shows

  95. Michael Barrett

    Michael BarrettΠριν 2 μήνες

    just wanted to watch the game not 20 variations of every move that was possible in it.

  96. Mathis De Coster

    Mathis De CosterΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:10 and what if Rf5 ?

  97. Random Tot 2000

    Random Tot 2000Πριν 2 μήνες

    Me and the boys playing that stupid opening where you move the TOWERS in the first 2 moves

  98. Twitch Janitor

    Twitch JanitorΠριν 2 μήνες

    hikaru said you wouldnt be able to drink like beth harmon did irl and play chess at same level, guess this proves him wrong lol

  99. whatzit tooyaa

    whatzit tooyaaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice haircut magnus

  100. Zakir Hasanov

    Zakir HasanovΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus is modern equivalent of Mikhail Tal

  101. Y Logic Machine

    Y Logic MachineΠριν 2 μήνες

    칼슨이 개 잘하네

  102. Ivan Cunha

    Ivan CunhaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus just played a.really interesting game vs brazilian GM Luis Paulo Supi. I'd love to see your analysis of that game.