Queen Trapped - Or is it? || Nepo vs Giri || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Anish Giri
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 31.7.2020, GAME 1
Bishop's opening, Berlin defence (C24)
1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Nf3 d6 6. O-O Bxc3 7. bxc3 Na5 8. Bb3 h6 9. h3 Qe7 10. Nh2 Nxb3 11. axb3 g5 12. Re1 Rg8 13. Nf1 g4 14. h4 g3 15. fxg3 Rg6 16. b4 Nh5 17. Qxh5 Bg4 18. Qxg6 fxg6 19. Bxh6 Kd7 20. Ne3 Be6 21. Rf1 Qh7 22. Bg5 Qg8 23. Rf6 a6 24. Raf1 Re8 25. c4 b6 26. Nd5 Kc6 27. R6f2 Qg7 28. Kh2 Kb7 29. Nc3 Ra8 30. Rf6 Qg8 31. c5 Qe8 32. Nd5 dxc5 33. bxc5 bxc5 34. Rb1+ Kc8 35. Bh6 Kd7 36. Rb7 Bxd5 37. exd5 Kc8 38. Rb1 Kd7 39. Rbf1 Rd8 40. Rf8 Qe7
The chess24 Legends of Chess is the 4th stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and features Magnus Carlsen and his predecessors as World Champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. It consists of two stages, a 10-player preliminary, where each player plays each other once, followed by a knockout among the top 4. Prelim ties are played as 4-game rapid matches, while knockout ties are the best of 3 such matches. The prize fund is $150,000, with $45,000 for first place, while the winner also qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final.
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  1. Anime Awakening

    Anime AwakeningΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Why wasn’t bishop played to f7 to check the king and take away castle or has no one seen that move

  2. ytmndman

    ytmndmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    After Qxh5 Qg4, I thought the idea was Bg5, winning back the queen (you lose a piece but you were already up a piece anyway).

  3. Kevin Martin

    Kevin MartinΠριν 2 μήνες

    "So yeah."

  4. Hudson DaReal

    Hudson DaRealΠριν 2 μήνες

    Already at 10:15 Nepo could have played Tower to f8 and win the queen.

  5. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν 2 μήνες

    The sound was OK even without the +5dB

  6. Kiall Bentley

    Kiall BentleyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Don’t even play chess, hell don’t even know how the pieces move or work the majority of the time but i find this so interesting and often spend my late nights watching these, thankyou for all he times you’ve peaked my curiosity

  7. DockWonder

    DockWonderΠριν 2 μήνες

    What a beautiful game. Nepo really showed how meaningless a queen can be against a strong position. Thanks for showing it!

  8. Rohit Panchal

    Rohit PanchalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry to say but you need to keep at least 15+db because its 5db is too low doesnt make much difference

  9. Jawad Thabet

    Jawad ThabetΠριν 2 μήνες

    at 7:30 why didn't Nepo play Ne7+? Doesn't it win a queen or a rook

  10. Jawad Thabet

    Jawad ThabetΠριν 2 μήνες

    yeah I forgot about the white rook on f6 blocking the bishop my fault

  11. Rudin Ferra

    Rudin FerraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Rook takes e7 then what?

  12. Orxan Mayilov

    Orxan MayilovΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why did Nepo capture with A pawn at 2:12 instead of C2 pawn to undo messed pawn structure?

  13. shankaraist

    shankaraistΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hi Agadmator. recently your Channel site opens with error. The chess board is visible at 7,5 x 8 squares size, that is half of bottom row of squares is cut off (= is invisible). Don't know whether you are aware of this problem, I don't think the error is caused by my computer....Please elaborate on this.

  14. Saviour's Elf

    Saviour's ElfΠριν 2 μήνες


  15. Will Trick

    Will TrickΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:50 white took to f8 wins the black rook. Queen has to move

  16. 『 EquinoX 』ゲ猿

    『 EquinoX 』ゲ猿Πριν 2 μήνες

    Whats the problem with Bg5 in 4:53 ? To me its just to offer the piece back and continue the game but i dont know why nepo didnt play it...

  17. 『 EquinoX 』ゲ猿

    『 EquinoX 』ゲ猿Πριν 2 μήνες

    Also in 7:35 , Ne7+ is there, trading the Knight for the Rook, and it should be okay for white, maybe even better


    KONSTANTINOS 2382Πριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo is probably the next best player after Carlsen. His position evaluations are flawless.

  19. Bass Fischer

    Bass FischerΠριν 2 μήνες

    12:00.. Unless it's something really weird 😆

  20. ll kurofox ll

    ll kurofox llΠριν 2 μήνες

    I dunno but Giri looks like a character from simpsons

  21. Krazy Lobster

    Krazy LobsterΠριν 2 μήνες

    What a fantastic game!

  22. Pieter Los

    Pieter LosΠριν 2 μήνες

    That agadmator is a beast!

  23. Jonathan Smith

    Jonathan SmithΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hi Antonio, would you consider covering a couple of games from Fischer v Spassky in 1992? I think it would be interesting. Thank you.

  24. Jerson Matthew Minguillan

    Jerson Matthew MinguillanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo is just in a zone. His game is impeccable

  25. Mike McCulty

    Mike McCultyΠριν 2 μήνες

    the sound adjustment was insignificant and it was fine prior to increasing by 5 decibels

  26. Darth KEK

    Darth KEKΠριν 2 μήνες

    I know what a legend is. It's the foot.

  27. Simon Hanot

    Simon HanotΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow impressive queen sacrifice. GG

  28. JoHanz Tube

    JoHanz TubeΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:55 what happens when white plays Bg5 here? Anyone

  29. Herbert

    HerbertΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:40 I would assume the main reason the queen moves is that Ne7+ (forking king and queen) wins the rook, no? Also a reason why Nepo moved the rook back in order to open the diagonal for the bishop onto e7

  30. chad sainson

    chad sainsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Some of your best narration!

  31. M Salty

    M SaltyΠριν 2 μήνες

    No disrespect but... does anyone route for Giri? I don't know why, but I like to see the erratic ups and downs of a Nepo or Chucky.

  32. Selected

    SelectedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hope evrybody is having a nice day, im just here to enjoy the show :)

  33. Rick Renegade

    Rick RenegadeΠριν 2 μήνες

    An attacking player willing to give away his Queen vs a player who always plays for a draw. Result 1 - 0

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

    Im gay since Im responding to your comment, butΠριν 2 μήνες

    That was literally Leela

  35. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν 2 μήνες

    agadmator how is that all the games from your database are from the last 10-15 years? you dont have games from, say, 30 or 40 years earlier?

  36. All the Fail

    All the FailΠριν 2 μήνες

    Brilliant from Nepo

  37. K B

    K BΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great game 🙂👍🏾

  38. SquidwardAF

    SquidwardAFΠριν 2 μήνες

    good job, FrostNova

  39. Praneeth Achanta

    Praneeth AchantaΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:07 why not Rf8?

  40. Vic Birth

    Vic BirthΠριν 2 μήνες

    never nice game

  41. Cairne Bloodhoof

    Cairne BloodhoofΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please adjust the volume of moves over the board.

  42. Edward Strinden

    Edward StrindenΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:55 I don't think the queen is trapped because you could play Bg5. If Bxh5 then Bxe7 and white is equal or better. If Qf8, hxg5, or f6 then Qxg4 and white is better. If Rxg5 then Qxh6 and white is better. Am I missing something?

  43. Sunny Arun

    Sunny ArunΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your doggo does cute stuff behind you, what is his name btw?😂😂😍😍

  44. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great to see Nepo with Tempo, win a great game with ........................queen sacrifice he also ripped open the F file. How about a Platinum Barnes Head for Nepo's incredible Queen sacrifice attack victory

  45. C Rizzy

    C RizzyΠριν 2 μήνες

    I thought Giri was sure to lose with all the momentum Ian had going into this match. Great job by Giri, he beat a very good opponent. Now it's time to bow to your sensei!

  46. Shivam Naik

    Shivam NaikΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why didn't Nepo play Rf8 to win the queen at 9:57?

  47. maurice boyle

    maurice boyleΠριν 2 μήνες

    Another gem. Thank you " Agadmator " Respect.

  48. Always Audacity

    Always AudacityΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Queen to somewhere" is one of my favorite moves.

  49. Ayan Sharma 2K19_CO_096

    Ayan Sharma 2K19_CO_096Πριν 2 μήνες

    Replace capablanca with Tal and its a much better quote

  50. Kedar Bedge

    Kedar BedgeΠριν 2 μήνες

    That 'P.S.' to the birthday wish at 12:04 was quite funny ☺

  51. Storm

    StormΠριν 2 μήνες

    I got a no-one expects the spanish inquisition ad.

  52. halfaheartbongobongo

    halfaheartbongobongoΠριν 2 μήνες

    It's always crazy to me when GMs are able to find these awesome queen sacs where they're not only able to win enough minor pieces back to kind of compensate, but where they also net these huge positional advantages that allows them to dominate the opposing queen.

  53. Screaming

    ScreamingΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:38 Black*?

  54. RFmath

    RFmathΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion can you cover some of the leela vs stockfish nnue/ stockfish games? leela made a nice comeback and ended up winning that tournament.

  55. Raynman Gaming

    Raynman GamingΠριν 2 μήνες

    I've been watching too many beekeeping videos. I saw "Queen Trapped" and my first thought was of bees.

  56. Marx Carl

    Marx CarlΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo is love. Nepo is life 😭😭😭

  57. Orlando Finley

    Orlando FinleyΠριν 2 μήνες


  58. eura yingst

    eura yingstΠριν 2 μήνες

    "5:19" If someone need something simply try *darf.best/igfl-guide-746* Its cool for everyone! ඕනෑම කෙනෙකුට බොහෝ සම්පත් ලබා ගත හැකිa

  59. Marx Carl

    Marx CarlΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love nepo. Nepo is life and deserves to be the next world champion

  60. Unbearable

    UnbearableΠριν 2 μήνες

    Masterclass by Ian

  61. Vikram Srinivasan

    Vikram SrinivasanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Giri escaped from the draw

  62. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Excellent victory for white.

  63. Wolfgang Leonhard

    Wolfgang LeonhardΠριν 2 μήνες

    How are you young man?

  64. Louis Gedo

    Louis GedoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice Q sac

  65. Saul Savelis

    Saul SavelisΠριν 2 μήνες

    can anyone program 10x10 chess with two additional pieces Generals who moves like a king but covering 2 squares instead of 1 (i.e. covering not 9 squares, but 25) and that are situated between king/queen and bishop. Pawns moves 1,2,3 squares from initial position and enpassant rule applies.

  66. Psycho Chess

    Psycho ChessΠριν 2 μήνες

    the notation in description is incorrect !

  67. Kirk Mason

    Kirk MasonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Point of interest and question: the algebraic notations are different than the game you are showing. Why didn’t Giri Castle Queen side rather then Kd7?

  68. Kirk Mason

    Kirk MasonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Now I got. If ...O-O-O, Bg5 attacks the Queen and rook on d8. Thanks

  69. Jakob Tscherteu

    Jakob TscherteuΠριν 2 μήνες

    If i got your move right (5:22), i guess Nepo would then easily win the exchange by playing bishop to g5

  70. Umang Gada

    Umang GadaΠριν 2 μήνες

    He lost the moment he captured the queen

  71. Justin Bohner

    Justin BohnerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Giri: I will trap your queen! Nepo: I'm good with that. Giri: well shit.

  72. John Maxwell

    John MaxwellΠριν 2 μήνες

    Put that on a postcard: "I hope everything you wish for comes true, unless it's something really weird"

  73. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At about 12:04

  74. Samuel Pearlman

    Samuel PearlmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    No, "ESPECIALLY if it's something really weird!"

  75. Steven St. John

    Steven St. JohnΠριν 2 μήνες

    Really hoping Albin's birthday wish isn't too weird.

  76. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At about 12:04

  77. Terence Parker

    Terence ParkerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please get on some alternative platforms. I'm tired of having to support GRlifes because hobby content creators like you refuse to just upload to more than one platform. I suggest bitchute

  78. gaBBar Singh

    gaBBar SinghΠριν 2 μήνες

    And here we are thinking Anish plays for draws 🤷‍♂️

  79. Dylan Weitzel

    Dylan WeitzelΠριν 2 μήνες

    It feels like he never shows a game in which giri wins

  80. dreggory82

    dreggory82Πριν 2 μήνες

    At 4:54 what if Nepo had responded with bishop to G5?

  81. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν 2 μήνες

    agadmator is like chess's vsauce.

  82. Rajesh Kumar

    Rajesh KumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    I just wanna ask, who won this one? 👉🏼👈🏼

  83. Stéphane Badol

    Stéphane BadolΠριν 2 μήνες

    Don't be shy. Nepomniachtchi won with white pieces if that was a serious question.

  84. Choirur Rizal

    Choirur RizalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad need some sleep

  85. Soumajit Das

    Soumajit DasΠριν 2 μήνες

    Giri tried to trap Nepo's queen, and instead ended up getting stuck with his own bishop and queen trying to defend one another and a pawn. Could not find any active move. That makes this game of chess so interesting and beautiful. Power of each piece depends on the situation on the board. A good match by Nepo.

  86. Sujal28

    Sujal28Πριν 2 μήνες

    this a family show , *or is it*

  87. Jason Ho

    Jason HoΠριν 2 μήνες

    in the move Kc6 i guess its cause Rook takes g6 and he cant take with the queen cause its a double with the horse

  88. ivanlamont

    ivanlamontΠριν 2 μήνες

    at the first "pause the video", whats wrong with Bg5? If ...hxg5 then Qxh5 is a fair exchange but the queen isn't trapped any more, can continue Qh8+. If not ...hxg5, has to move the Q to block the light square bishop and the knight is undefended.

  89. Divyam Nigam

    Divyam NigamΠριν 2 μήνες

    If I Could Record Videos Like Agadmator In 1 go without editing i would have uploaded 60 videos a month ,True Talent😂

  90. A V

    A VΠριν 2 μήνες

    Increase piece volume further more, that's amazing

  91. FutureBrandChase

    FutureBrandChaseΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey dude , what is Your Highest Rating online ???

  92. Anshul Bhosale

    Anshul BhosaleΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:32, why didn't nepo play Ne7?

  93. Jo Christian

    Jo ChristianΠριν 2 μήνες

    As a lower-rated player, It is nice to see how powerless the Queen can become in a position. Love this game!

  94. Boris Kogan

    Boris KoganΠριν 2 μήνες

    activity above all else!

  95. BrightNight88

    BrightNight88Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hm. I kept looking at the thumbnail before clicking on the video. Couldn't figure it out. Let's see what happened here...

  96. Suchita Patil

    Suchita PatilΠριν 2 μήνες

    Petition for Anish Giris new profile photo 😁😂

  97. Ned Merrill

    Ned MerrillΠριν 2 μήνες

    The two white rooks have more mobility than the black queen.

  98. Burak Ates

    Burak AtesΠριν 2 μήνες

    There's going to be a riot at the bar & the library with this one.

  99. bogus parasite

    bogus parasiteΠριν 2 μήνες

    my queen is not trapped if i don't have a queen

  100. ESports Lobby

    ESports LobbyΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:43 that bishop looks like a horse head🤔🤔🤔

  101. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν 2 μήνες


  102. Piyush Bastia

    Piyush BastiaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Slowly but surely I'm becoming a Nepo fan..his games are mind blowing !!! He shows something different in every single one of his games !! He shows attacking masterclass... just loving his games !!

  103. maggi das

    maggi dasΠριν 2 μήνες

    Queen trap for a queen trap Only difference giri could not benefit anything extra from his trap

  104. potato

    potatoΠριν 2 μήνες


  105. gibbeldon

    gibbeldonΠριν 2 μήνες

    No pausing for me... I should never watch chess matches live again XD

  106. vivek allu

    vivek alluΠριν 2 μήνες

    @agadmator lan crushed Anish in the preliminaries 2.5 - 0.5, sad that you became unprofessional. The description is wrong too, unsubscribing!

  107. Of Mice and Gods

    Of Mice and GodsΠριν 2 μήνες

    12:05 -- LOL

  108. Théophile ABLL

    Théophile ABLLΠριν 2 μήνες

    St. Peter

  109. mohammad amin sarabi

    mohammad amin sarabiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo nepo nepo

  110. Morgan H

    Morgan HΠριν 2 μήνες

    Be careful what you wish for you might just get it. Lol

  111. tiger s

    tiger sΠριν 2 μήνες

    "if captures then captures captures" -agadmator 2020

  112. Nexxett

    NexxettΠριν 2 μήνες

    ..and captures .. and black is lost 😂

  113. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες