Best Game of Day 1 || Xiong vs Liang || U.S. Championship 2020

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Jeffery Xiong vs Awonder Liang
U.S. Championship (2020)
26.10.2020, Round 1
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. Nbd2 d5 4. b4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O a5 8. b5 c5 9. c3 Nbd7 10. a4 b6 11. Ba3 Bb7 12. c4 Rc8 13. Rc1 Re8 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 bxc5 17. Qb3 Nb6 18. Rfd1 Qc7 19. Nc4 Bd5 20. Nfd2 Red8 21. Qc2 e6 22. Nxa5 Ra8 23. Ndc4 Bxc4 24. Nxc4 Nxa4 25. Bf3 Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Ra7 27. Rd6 Nc3 28. b6 Ra1+ 29. Rd1 Nxd1 30. bxc7 Nxe3+ 31. Bd1 Nxc2 32. c8=Q+ Bf8 33. Qd8 Kg7 34. h4 Nd4 35. Ne3 Nf5 36. h5 Nxe3 37. fxe3 Ra6 38. Bb3 Rd6 39. Qg5 Rd7 40. Qe5 + Kg8 41. Bc4 Rd1 + 42. Kf2 Rc1 43. Qf4 Kg7 44. g4 Be7 45. Qe5 + Kg8 46. Qb8 + Kg7 47. Qb2 +
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  1. 19 JJ Sc

    19 JJ ScΠριν 19 ημέρες

    The tournament: *U.S.* Championship The players: of *Asian* descent

  2. William Schlass

    William SchlassΠριν 2 μήνες

    Where are the american

  3. Rainbow Dash

    Rainbow DashΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ah yes, The Queen's Gambit is my favorite player

  4. Vladimir Pavliv

    Vladimir PavlivΠριν 2 μήνες

    u can't go below the board hold my pawn

  5. Andrea Ferraris

    Andrea FerrarisΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 12:50, why can't you go Knight D4, to block the white queen's defense on the bishop?

  6. Zahary Nussbaum

    Zahary NussbaumΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey! Sorry been commenting a lot. Can anyone point me to a list of up coming chess tournys and fun stuff where I can cheer Magnus on live? Cheers fellow chess people!( at 7:40 its Rd1 to D6 or Qc2 to Qd3) That is annoying at the end with the Ra1C...they had no where near enough people supporting that attack. I get time but no shot every time. I love watching this games in slowmo cause I would have blundered 19 times but you explain it so well I feel like that clear blunder would have been a win.)

  7. Aditya Panda

    Aditya PandaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Stranger things season 4 will show below the board

  8. LancerFFS

    LancerFFSΠριν 2 μήνες

    It's A Wonder how he lost his rook like that.

  9. UFCPR

    UFCPRΠριν 2 μήνες

    What the “sorry about that” in almost every video, means? Is a joke, a code a prank? Anyone?

  10. Dmytro Berbets

    Dmytro BerbetsΠριν 2 μήνες

    sth like a running joke

  11. Nick Day

    Nick DayΠριν 2 μήνες

    I still don’t see the difference between Nb2 and Nc3 from the lines you showed.

  12. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν 2 μήνες

    One of these players will resign, as there is nothing more to be done.

  13. Gill Rowley

    Gill RowleyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Awonder doesn't live very far from me.

  14. Darrell Finley

    Darrell FinleyΠριν 2 μήνες

    guess you didn't see So coming,,

  15. Majid Math Mate

    Majid Math MateΠριν 2 μήνες

    Which app is using for making this video?

  16. EverWhat what?

    EverWhat what?Πριν 2 μήνες

    It's funny. I didn find the move I just don't know why it's strong xd. Saw none of the actual reasoning behind the move

  17. Kulvis Flabu

    Kulvis FlabuΠριν 2 μήνες

    did anybody think the pictures were the same people at first?

  18. Carter Legrand

    Carter LegrandΠριν 2 μήνες

    The quote above is golden

  19. Kumar Shubham Kushwaha

    Kumar Shubham KushwahaΠριν 2 μήνες

    #quote He who fears an isolated queen’s pawn should give up chess. -Siegbert Tarrasch

  20. Phantasm 320

    Phantasm 320Πριν 2 μήνες

    Fun Fact: Awonder has two brothers named Adream and Able

  21. Jeffery li

    Jeffery liΠριν 2 μήνες

    Jeffery gang lets go!

  22. Abdullah Asem

    Abdullah AsemΠριν 2 μήνες


  23. John Ktejik

    John KtejikΠριν 2 μήνες

    Love the quote, just watched the show yesterday :)

  24. Samuel Bruyneel

    Samuel BruyneelΠριν 2 μήνες

    12:50 “You can’t go below the board, to attack the bishop.” agadmator - 2020

  25. Great U.S. Treasure Hunt

    Great U.S. Treasure HuntΠριν 2 μήνες

    In the history of chess, Fischer was the only player who could go below the board. Fact!

  26. Wellington Santana

    Wellington SantanaΠριν 2 μήνες

    😂" Knight can't go below the board"

  27. zacharycat

    zacharycatΠριν 2 μήνες

    I did find Rd6, but also considered a few other moves and wasn't sure which was best.

  28. Shareef Hasan

    Shareef HasanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Does anyone know why fabi isnot playing in this toruntment

  29. Rahul Mistry

    Rahul MistryΠριν 2 μήνες

    Jef played amazingly against wesley on day 3 ... maybe you might wanna check that game out if you havent yer. #suggestion.

  30. Draco Volantus

    Draco VolantusΠριν 2 μήνες

    there should be a rule to go below the board for any player once a year it would be hilarious

  31. Donkey Cong

    Donkey CongΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nothing says America like Xiong vs Liang.

  32. Dalton Mouw

    Dalton MouwΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey I’m new to chess only playing consistently for about a year. I watch A TON of agadmators videos and I’m just wondering what does “at this move we have a new game mean”? Does it mean it’s never been in the data base before or??? Thank you for any responses.

  33. MC

    MCΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please cover more games from The Queen’s Gambit

  34. Lazy Lazy LiFe

    Lazy Lazy LiFeΠριν 3 μήνες

    below the board🤣 man your sense of humor is amazing 🤣🤣

  35. Quan Dang

    Quan DangΠριν 3 μήνες

    This game is so complicated. I would've blundered every move after the opening. LOL.

  36. Jefferson Thomas

    Jefferson ThomasΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is the first game I have watched Agadmator "review" in months. I don't watch him. Agad insists on going off on "never played chess tangents"...why?? Just show us the game. IF you want to speculate on tangents do so after the review. I ignore Agad when he starts talking about what might have happened and wait until I hear him return to REAL chess. What would be wrong with a quick review of the REAL game prior to anything else?

  37. Massive dnegel here

    Massive dnegel hereΠριν 2 μήνες

    Then don't watch him

  38. Ali Hanafiah

    Ali HanafiahΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hii...this is link Jeffery Xiong beat

  39. Chitra K

    Chitra KΠριν 3 μήνες

    good one

  40. Hardik Sharma

    Hardik SharmaΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion can you make a series on What makes "Grandmaster name" great

  41. Shridhar Pattar

    Shridhar PattarΠριν 3 μήνες

    Photos are like fat vs slim

  42. Marco Zanin

    Marco ZaninΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hi I'm writing this comment on behalf of all the people in your telegram group. We need a moderator, unfortunately it seems impossible to get in touch with you there so i need to write this request on the youtube comment section. Lately we have experienced issues with a couple of trolls and people who pretended to be IMs selling courses, so now the group (which still counts about 500 people) is dying and everyone has stopped writing (except for a troll who everyday sends pictures of naked asian girls -.- ) So please, could you open telegram just once and and make a couple of people admins of the chat? This way we could at least remove those trolls and maybe bring back a good chess-themed group (sorry if there are some mistakes but i'm not a native english speaker)

  43. Фотихбек Отабоев

    Фотихбек ОтабоевΠριν 3 μήνες

    just two chinese man play chess In US tournament, nothing to see here

  44. SV Alangudi

    SV AlangudiΠριν 3 μήνες

    at 12:50 "you can't play below the board"!!!! if happens then the NEWEST move ever! lol

  45. zsoltip

    zsoltipΠριν 3 μήνες

    What happened with age of caissa? When is the second episode coming? I would like to share with my friends (in the bar and library 😀)

  46. Milen Cenov

    Milen CenovΠριν 3 μήνες

    "... cause it's super, super complicated, so you'd more easily understand..." I like this train of thought.

  47. Double Die

    Double DieΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion agadmator vs Mikhail Tal

  48. David Beever

    David BeeverΠριν 3 μήνες

    I love the way Jeffery plays.

  49. Aadi bansal

    Aadi bansalΠριν 3 μήνες

    10:31 queen D1??

  50. Ahmed Ahmed96

    Ahmed Ahmed96Πριν 3 μήνες

    I need someone who plays chess with me in order to benefit from my mistakes. I am average in chess strength, but steady at my level. I need someone to play with to know me.

  51. Kuya SP

    Kuya SPΠριν 3 μήνες

    I stop playing chess years ago. Im starting from scratches now. One of my motivation in playing right now is imagining you analyzing my game. From 483, luckily I am now 997 🤣🤣🤣.

  52. Nadif Noka

    Nadif NokaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can someone explain to me why knight to b2 is different? He explained everything but from what I see, the only different is either capturing the rook with rook or knight. I mean, both knight to b2/c3 covers d1 square and is protected by the bishop on g7, and in both moves black can always play rook captures on d1. Maybe I missed something.

  53. Nadif Noka

    Nadif NokaΠριν 3 μήνες

    @Ranadev Datta I see, that makes sense.

  54. Ranadev Datta

    Ranadev DattaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Nothing.. I post the same things... it seems key idea to capture rook with rook not with knight..

  55. chess tea

    chess teaΠριν 3 μήνες

    14:49 “Awonder-ful victory for Jeffrey Xiong”

  56. Guess Who

    Guess WhoΠριν 3 μήνες

    It's us championship but the contnders are..... You know what I mean😅

  57. Ririlily Riri

    Ririlily RiriΠριν 3 μήνες

    Looks like Chinese championship to me

  58. Daniel Wengorek

    Daniel WengorekΠριν 3 μήνες

    How do you get, as a chess player, into the moment when you are able to see the knight to b3? I can't really calculate the moves, is that a natural gift or it just comes with an experience and years of playing?

  59. Roy Long

    Roy LongΠριν 3 μήνες

    a wonderful game by xiong indeed

  60. Dominic Comtois

    Dominic ComtoisΠριν 3 μήνες

    Something weird with the pgn after move 39, lichess won't import it. Here's a corrected version: 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. Nbd2 d5 4. b4 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c6 7. O-O a5 8. b5 c5 9. c3 Nbd7 10. a4 b6 11. Ba3 Bb7 12. c4 Rc8 13. Rc1 Re8 14. cxd5 Nxd5 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. Bxc5 bxc5 17. Qb3 Nb6 18. Rfd1 Qc7 19. Nc4 Bd5 20. Nfd2 Red8 21. Qc2 e6 22. Nxa5 Ra8 23. Ndc4 Bxc4 24. Nxc4 Nxa4 25. Bf3 Rxd1+ 26. Rxd1 Ra7 27. Rd6 Nc3 28. b6 Ra1+ 29. Rd1 Nxd1 30. bxc7 Nxe3+ 31. Bd1 Nxc2 32. c8=Q+ Bf8 33. Qd8 Kg7 34. h4 Nd4 35. Ne3 Nf5 36. h5 Nxe3 37. fxe3 Ra6 38. Bb3 Rd6 39. Qg5 Rd7 40. Qe5+ Kg8 41. Bc4 Rd1+ 42. Kf2 Rc1 43. Qf4 Kg7 44. g4 Be7 45. Qe5+ Kg8 46. Qb8+ Kg7 47. Qb2+

  61. Dances with Wolves

    Dances with WolvesΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sorry about what?

  62. nymeria frost

    nymeria frostΠριν 3 μήνες

    Is Jeffery Chinese?

  63. Kris S.

    Kris S.Πριν 3 μήνες

    "And we have sorry about that"

  64. Akshay Shrivastava

    Akshay ShrivastavaΠριν 3 μήνες

    We have, "Sorry about that", which we always do.

  65. Dion Prasetyo

    Dion PrasetyoΠριν 3 μήνες

    so without duduridu lets check out the game

  66. Hondo MacLean

    Hondo MacLeanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Awonder... Fml, these parents really shouldn't be allowed to raise a kid

  67. Mark Pompeo

    Mark PompeoΠριν 3 μήνες

    Didn't pause, took one look at the position, immediately said, "Rook d6." Love it when the intuition pays off.

  68. Wesley Bradshaw

    Wesley BradshawΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:18 - "this is a bit of a problem for him. Not because he will lose material but because he will run into some problems." 12:48 - "he can't move off the board to attack." wow, I've been playing it wrong all these years lol j/k.

  69. Subscribe bitch

    Subscribe bitchΠριν 3 μήνες

    Imagine losing to a bongcloud Im joking, thought it was funny

  70. Wesley Bradshaw

    Wesley BradshawΠριν 3 μήνες

    The Queen's Gambit series disses the Caro-Kann? Really? Well there goes my high hopes for it. Will there ever be a decent Chess show/movie? They must not have consulted Hikaru like they should have.

  71. Jnice12

    Jnice12Πριν 3 μήνες

    Watching these games makes me realize how bad I suck at chess. The game is so cerebral. Most of these moves are effortless by these players, but like a foreign language to me. I enjoy these videos.

  72. Leo Besa

    Leo BesaΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion game 1 US championship with wesley so. The 2 pawns vs bishop end game.

  73. DavidBrit

    DavidBritΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:36 For white, Queen to D7 with the followup of Queen to C8 is how to win

  74. Tom Bailey

    Tom BaileyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Long boring ads.

  75. Kevin Dowd

    Kevin DowdΠριν 3 μήνες

    While you were locked up in the asylum I attempted to view other chess heads. I am so glad you are back because I cannot watch 4 ads in the middle of the voices. I gift you $25 on PayPal.

  76. Mohammad Salehi

    Mohammad SalehiΠριν 3 μήνες

    12:50 lol😂😂😂 Thank you Agadmator for your enjoyable channel.

  77. Fishbro 1k subs before 2022 challenge

    Fishbro 1k subs before 2022 challengeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Jeffery didn't kill himself

  78. mark caywood

    mark caywoodΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hikaru is off his game. Lost to Awonder Boy today!

  79. kvaldec

    kvaldecΠριν 3 μήνες

    I was startled by the weird arrow. Eek

  80. gopal gopi

    gopal gopiΠριν 3 μήνες

    "u can't go below the board" :) :)

  81. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 12:50

  82. Agadmator Memes

    Agadmator MemesΠριν 3 μήνες

    This kid is really A Wonder

  83. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν 3 μήνες

    That was quite a game. A couple of missed opportunities.

  84. kenneth onwuachu

    kenneth onwuachuΠριν 3 μήνες

    @ 12:23 please what is wrong with black moving his Knight to D4 ? isn't that an option?

  85. Joe Norsworthy

    Joe NorsworthyΠριν 3 μήνες

    another #suggestion So vs Shanklin US Championship, where So wins while down material

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

    Im gay since Im responding to your comment, butΠριν 3 μήνες

    1:34 we have, “sorry about that”, g6...

  87. Arun Kumar

    Arun KumarΠριν 3 μήνες

    Nihal sarin game from Karpov trophy#agadmator

  88. manu 1945

    manu 1945Πριν 3 μήνες

    I like this game. Liam hasen't live to the expectations . Most young great talents don't.

  89. Dab Daniel

    Dab DanielΠριν 3 μήνες

    12:18 why not just capture the queen since the bishop is pinned?

  90. Jahandad Baloch

    Jahandad BalochΠριν 3 μήνες

    Of course the queen was captured in the game.


    CHESS WORLDΠριν 3 μήνες

    always waiting for that "sorry about that "line

  92. EBHAE 1

    EBHAE 1Πριν 3 μήνες

    So for you who like me needed an analysis board for this one. The point is that trading Nights is incredibly much in blacks favor in the resulting endgame. It's more of a positional difference than a concrete tactical one.

  93. Frank Sandridge

    Frank SandridgeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agad i am expecting a full review of queen’s gambit

  94. Abhinav Jain

    Abhinav JainΠριν 3 μήνες

    One of those rare comment sections with no hate comments or serious negative comments

  95. Sam mwai

    Sam mwaiΠριν 3 μήνες

    ‘You can’t go below the board to attack the Bishop’ is a new line.

  96. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 12:50

  97. Frank Kirkpatrick

    Frank KirkpatrickΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is me laughing at the 18 clowns who down voted the legend's video

  98. Joe Norsworthy

    Joe NorsworthyΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion So vs Swiercz today in US Championship.

  99. Patrik Conjar

    Patrik ConjarΠριν 3 μήνες

    I like that quote so much. Benny Watts was one of my favourite characters

  100. Kris Valdes

    Kris ValdesΠριν 3 μήνες

    First thought when I saw the young man was nakamaura Bongcloud

  101. Jahid Hasan Jibon

    Jahid Hasan JibonΠριν 3 μήνες

    nihal is the best

  102. Satyam Tyagi

    Satyam TyagiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Any games from Krush or Yip, please!

  103. D Ackou

    D AckouΠριν 3 μήνες


  104. pianofortekang

    pianofortekangΠριν 3 μήνες

    No agadmator, we hope YOU enjoyed the game too!

  105. Pranjal Ranjan

    Pranjal RanjanΠριν 3 μήνες

    01:34 "We have sorry about that". Quite literally.

  106. Yagnik Bandyopadhyay

    Yagnik BandyopadhyayΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Fischer v/s Bronstein 1958 Portoroz interzonal rd. 6

  107. sneekmatrix

    sneekmatrixΠριν 3 μήνες

    Pleade feel to keave a comment. Also i want to tekk you one of the symptins if covid 19 is bad spoellinh