When You Only Need a Draw but You... || Carlsen vs Nepo || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 3.8.2020, GAME 6
Robatsch defence, two knights variation (B06)
1. Nf3 d6 2. d4 g6 3. e4 Bg7 4. Nc3 a6 5. Be3 b5 6. Bd3 Bb7 7. a4 b4 8. Ne2 Nf6 9. Ng3 a5 10. c3 Na6 11. OO OO 12. h3 c5 13. Qe2 bxc3 14. bxc3 cxd4 15. cxd4 Nb4 16. Rfc1 Rc8 17. Bd2 Rxc1 + 18. Rxc1 Qa8 19. Bb1 Bc6 20. Bxb4 Axb4 21. Qc4 Bxa4 22. Qxb4 Bc6 23. Qb6 Rc8 24. Bd3 Bd7 25. Rxc8 + Qxc8 26. Qb2 h5 - 27. Qd2 Qa8 28. E5 Dxe5 29. Dxe5 Nd5 30. Be4 Bc6 31 . e6 f5 32. Bxd5 Bxd5 33. Nh4 Kh7 34. Ngxf5 gxf5 35. Qg5 Qa1 + 36. Kh2 Qe5 + 37. F4 Qxe6 38. Qxh5 + Kg8 39. Nxf5 Bf8 40. Qg5 + Kf7 41. Qh5 + Qg6 42. Nh6 + Bxh6 43. Qxd5 + E6 44. Qb7 + Kg8 45. Qc8 + Kh7 46. Qb7 + Bg7 47. Qf3 Qf6 48. Qe4 + Kg8 49. Qa8 + Bf8 50. Qe4 Kg7 51. g3 Qb2 + 52. Qg2 Qb3 53. Qe2 Bd6 54. h4 Kf6 55. Qd2 Qd5 56. Qb2 + Kf7 57. Qe2 Qd4 58. Kh3 Qc5 59. Qe4 Qh5 60. Qb7 + Be7 61. Qe4 Qd5 62. Qh7 + Ke8 63. h5 Qh1 + 64. Kg4 Qd1 + 65. Kh3 Qh1 + 66. Kg4 Qd1 + 67. Kh3 Qd5 68. Qg6 + Kd7 69. h6 Qh1 + 70. Kg4 Qd1 + 71. Kh3 Qd4 72. H7 Bf6 73. Qf7 + Kd6 74. Qf8 + Kd5 75. Qg8 Qa1 76. Qf7 Qh1 + 77. Kg4 Qd1 + 78. Kh3 Qf1 + 79. Kg4 Qe2 + 80. Kh3 Qb2 81. Qd7 + Ke4 82. Qxe6 + Kf3 83. Qd5 + Ke3 84. Kg4 Bh8 85. Qf3 + Kd4 86. Qd1 + Kc5 87. 92. g4
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.
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. The winner of a preliminary tie decided in rapid games gets 3 points. If the score is 2:2 an Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black. A winner in Armageddon gets 2 match points, while the loser gets 1. The knockout format is the same except before Armageddon there are two 5+3 blitz games. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website: chess24.com/tour
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  1. TheCrazyEagle

    TheCrazyEagleΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm wondering, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but couldn't you just play queen to c8 forking the king and bishop at 13:20, then king to c4 wouldn't really work since it work fork the king and bishop, or am I missing something?

  2. cipix37

    cipix37Πριν 2 μήνες

    10:21 Nepo does not allow any ideeas on 7th rank so Qb7 check, which is still an ideea on the 7th rank, only from the other side :))))))))

  3. Gian Reyes

    Gian ReyesΠριν 2 μήνες

    thanks for always putting efforts agad,💙 also noticed some voice cracks but its okayy hahahahahahah

  4. R Banerjee

    R BanerjeeΠριν 2 μήνες

    12:06 Qh4?

  5. ytmndman

    ytmndmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'd like to take black's place in the final position and play on, then somehow get white's king to h8, my king to f8, and mate him with the bishop

  6. D Cop

    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

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    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

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    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

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  9. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your explanations are not always correct

  10. s l

    s lΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm just here to enjoy the show

  11. durvesh maharaj

    durvesh maharajΠριν 2 μήνες

    Watching you from south Africa

  12. Alan S M

    Alan S MΠριν 2 μήνες

    After finding the winning move I be like :- Future GM Then agadmator says :- it's a move everyone found it... I be like :- alright never mind

  13. Elijah

    ElijahΠριν 2 μήνες

    “And now the threat is just queen g8, h8 and that’s it”-agadmator 11:40

  14. Ahmed Ibrahim

    Ahmed IbrahimΠριν 2 μήνες

    Rook to C8 by nipple

  15. Ian Waithaka

    Ian WaithakaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nobody: Agad's T-Shirt: 'S' saying hi to 'T' lol

  16. magnuslh84

    magnuslh84Πριν 2 μήνες

    very informative and entertaining! you have created a unique set of terms which really help making these videos interesting!

  17. Luigi 3000

    Luigi 3000Πριν 2 μήνες

    So happy I got qf5 right

  18. SKD dwivedi

    SKD dwivediΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm highly against making stalemate a draw, it's against sportsmanship.

  19. Renante Ruiz

    Renante RuizΠριν 2 μήνες

    What a game by Magnus...that's why he's number 1 in the world. He's so unstoppable at the moment and no worthy competition right now

  20. Alvin Parreno

    Alvin ParrenoΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm thinking that Agadmator spoiled the game grlifes.info/number/mmyzrYasqLe62bU/b-nteo : he wins the match

  21. Random Shadow

    Random ShadowΠριν 2 μήνες

    Always remember in a draw position, the one pushing to win will lose.

  22. Random Shadow

    Random ShadowΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus: Draw? Nepo: No Magnus: *Proceeds to Win*

  23. arda gulemek

    arda gulemekΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carlsen is an end-game monster

  24. johnny Mensah

    johnny MensahΠριν 2 μήνες

    I want to subscribe to agadmator channel 30 times lah bcos i love it😊

  25. Saadat Aleem

    Saadat AleemΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why didn’t Nepo resign after the Queen trades? He couldn’t win with just a bishop, and draw means he loses the match anyway.....

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

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

    This is Magnus’s vision/version of a “draw”

  27. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν 2 μήνες

    Fitting quote for the game would be "as more pieces are traded, the value of the pawns increases" or something like that

  28. C T

    C TΠριν 2 μήνες

    nice game!

  29. SHEEPinator

    SHEEPinatorΠριν 2 μήνες

    I am the 420th comment. :)

  30. pan grey

    pan greyΠριν 2 μήνες

    why does is it carlsen who only needs draws to win?

  31. 006ran1

    006ran1Πριν 2 μήνες

    these videos actually really brighten up these quarantined days for me. Thank you Agadmator.

  32. lilbigp

    lilbigpΠριν 2 μήνες

    Didn't know my niple was so good at chess

  33. Shubham Sharma

    Shubham SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Volume is very low....

  34. Uday Tej Singh

    Uday Tej SinghΠριν 2 μήνες

    Also what analysis software does @agadmator use here? The board is quite nice.

  35. Uday Tej Singh

    Uday Tej SinghΠριν 2 μήνες

    Instead of Rfc1 what about Bb5?

  36. Uday Tej Singh

    Uday Tej SinghΠριν 2 μήνες

    Umm the moves from 87 to 92 aren't there in the description!

  37. Joe Norsworthy

    Joe NorsworthyΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion game 2 between Magnus and Nepo was a masterpiece to this point

  38. jsdree 666

    jsdree 666Πριν 2 μήνες

    Please cover all the games for grand finals.

  39. schwunsch

    schwunschΠριν 2 μήνες

    You should sell T-shirts that say "I just wanna enjoy the show" :P

  40. Damo Hanson

    Damo HansonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Speed chess sucks !

  41. Gorgeous Kal

    Gorgeous KalΠριν 2 μήνες

    agad can't analysis by his own

  42. Gorgeous Kal

    Gorgeous KalΠριν 2 μήνες

    agad can't analysis by his own

  43. Gorgeous Kal

    Gorgeous KalΠριν 2 μήνες

    agad can't analysis by his own

  44. Gorgeous Kal

    Gorgeous KalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad can't analysis by his own

  45. Hilltycoon

    HilltycoonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yo dude 4 times? Calm down

  46. Krishanu Sai Ramkumar

    Krishanu Sai RamkumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    If there is a game between ivanchuk and tal , can you show through this channel

  47. Krishanu Sai Ramkumar

    Krishanu Sai RamkumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    It was damn tactical

  48. Krishanu Sai Ramkumar

    Krishanu Sai RamkumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Superb game

  49. Rafael Agustin

    Rafael AgustinΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm just waiting for the day that he says "In this position on move 65 Blah blah DOES NOT resign didn't see that one huh"

  50. Marufa Akther

    Marufa AktherΠριν 2 μήνες

    বাঙালী কেউ আছেন?


    VIKAS RAJPUTΠριν 2 μήνες

    plzz bring us Kasparov vs kremnik 1994 clash.......

  52. Mornepin

    MornepinΠριν 2 μήνες

    And it was after these 3 videos in 1 day that the subscribers resigned

  53. Luis David Maldonado-Bonilla

    Luis David Maldonado-BonillaΠριν 2 μήνες

    I found the move 🙂


    NAUMAN KHANΠριν 2 μήνες

    Were is sorry about that

  55. Adam Leckius

    Adam LeckiusΠριν 2 μήνες

    That title though.. what a teaser!

  56. arconexo

    arconexoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus endgame is surreal

  57. Safe Tex

    Safe TexΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator: "I do imagine EVERYONE got this one" (the checkmate line) and my heart is in my mouth. Okay, I got it this time but I'd prefer not to have moments like this in life!

  58. butiz

    butizΠριν 2 μήνες

    @04:00 black king on e4 had a4 to protect pawn, love ur vids bro

  59. Marco Alexander Tejo

    Marco Alexander TejoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Chess unit stats Pawn Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:1 Range:1,4 Skill: Increase movement speed (only able to be used once at the first mive) Special attributes: Promotion, en passant Knight Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:2.2 Range:2.2 Special attributes: jump over units Bishop Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:11.3 Range:11.3 Rook Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:8 Range:8 Queen Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:11.3 Range:11.3 King Hitpoint:1 Damage:1 Attack speed:1 Movement speed:1,4 Range:1,4 Skill: castling (only available when king and rook haven't moved and no units are in between them) Conclusion: all chess units has the sam hitpoint,damage and attack speed. Just different movement speed

  60. Marufa Akther

    Marufa AktherΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is Magnus the champion of legends of chess??

  61. Akshay Patil

    Akshay PatilΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion The sound of the pieces is a little too much...try lowering by 3-4 dB..

  62. Radu Leu

    Radu LeuΠριν 2 μήνες

    I can not upload it in Stockfish... :(

  63. Amir khan

    Amir khanΠριν 2 μήνες

    When u say "he needs to win" I can guess he is surely gonna lose.

  64. Mrcl

    MrclΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice 👍 vid sub

  65. Anil Bista

    Anil BistaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The problem to Morden chess is that Magnus wins all the competitions It's quite bad- Savage Anish giri

  66. Darren Joyce

    Darren JoyceΠριν 2 μήνες

    Really enjoy your analysis! Keep it up

  67. Yajat S

    Yajat SΠριν 2 μήνες

    This is the no of checks in the game

  68. M P

    M PΠριν 2 μήνες

    last night i wanted to watch some nba but this man drops 3 excellent videos and me as excellent subscriber had to stop watching nba and get into the good stuff

  69. VIVEK

    VIVEKΠριν 2 μήνες

    Where is the dog?

  70. King C

    King CΠριν 2 μήνες

    I've never seen a game where the whole queen side is empty it's crazy !!

  71. Dhruvil Jain

    Dhruvil JainΠριν 2 μήνες

    More games and we mind?? Antonio, more games from you = more quality content for us. I don't know about anyone else but I love your videos

  72. Just_Prodiigy

    Just_ProdiigyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Last time I watched the video I accidentally disliked it.. Fixed the mistake now. Probably all the dislike are accidental

  73. Miss Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

    Miss Sunshine on a Cloudy DayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Lets just stop for a second and appreciate the speed agad got us these videos.. thanks man you're the best!

  74. Safe Tex

    Safe TexΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah, I still don't understand how he got a new computer last week and had it up and running for the very next day !?!?!?

  75. Karim Khalaf

    Karim KhalafΠριν 2 μήνες

    Very strong gameplay by Carlsen

  76. keivan alizadeh

    keivan alizadehΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion analyze some games between LC0 and Stockfish 8 that is being held by chess.com/ccc

  77. roy gbv

    roy gbvΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yes! Finally got the move to win and was pleased. Then informed that no doubt everyone had found it and felt less pleased.

  78. M

    MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo missed it



    Awsome one !! At 14:55 after pawn to g6 check black could go to e8 instead of f8.then ke6 and kf8 what then. Can you please show this line that would be very helpful.


    FALCON FIREΠριν 2 μήνες

    The thumbnail 6:00

  81. pranab mahay

    pranab mahayΠριν 2 μήνες

    www.espn.in/chess/story/_/id/29591948/meet-antonio-radic-creator-agadmator-most-popular-chess-channel-youtube Hello from India....I have just started playing chess a month back and thanks to your channel my game has improved a lot..your way of explaining the game and alternate scenarios is exemplary and helps in deep understanding of the consequences of each move...

  82. Rok Podlogar

    Rok PodlogarΠριν 2 μήνες

    the only match i played without a blunder recently and lost on time by 0.3 secs :)

  83. the quack father

    the quack fatherΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey Agadmator, are you planning to cover the Karpov-Kasparov legendary 1985 World Championship at some point? Maybe after the Chess24 Tournament finishes? Series between great players of the past are always interesting and gain a lot of views! Thanks man!

  84. the quack father

    the quack fatherΠριν 2 μήνες

    @agadmator's Chess Channel Спасибо большое! Looking forward to it

  85. agadmator's Chess Channel

    agadmator's Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yes, at some point we will do an entire Karpov and Kasparov saga

  86. Vikas Swami

    Vikas SwamiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus seems to be at peak of his career

  87. Goose

    GooseΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus, best end game player ever.

  88. Jim Frank

    Jim FrankΠριν 2 μήνες

    Tactical analysis is beautiful

  89. fabien francken

    fabien franckenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Petition to change the name of the top donator from 'Mystery' to 'HoodyGuy'

  90. arun Reddy

    arun ReddyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hai agadmator! You are right sir. Giri is perfect opponent for magnus maybe its more interesting with him.

  91. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν 2 μήνες

    So happy that agad gave me more videos yesterday

  92. Astitv Shandilya

    Astitv ShandilyaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus shouldn't have played in his own chess tour to begin with... He's the indisputably best, the question is who's no.2...

  93. Maheshbabu Suramalla

    Maheshbabu SuramallaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Mikhail tal + Bobby Fischer = Magnus carlsen. He is the dangerous man ever

  94. Neeraj Agrawal

    Neeraj AgrawalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thanks agadmator. I always wait for your analysis.

  95. Gihuto Jr

    Gihuto JrΠριν 2 μήνες

    Just by the thumbnail I can say who is the clear winner this is something like a cold War 😂

  96. Ashwini Dixit

    Ashwini DixitΠριν 2 μήνες

    hello everyone 6th comment in a row !!!!!!!!

  97. 22ft

    22ftΠριν 2 μήνες

    First time I found the move! Normally I just enjoy the show

  98. imskp

    imskpΠριν 2 μήνες

    Before light square bishop of magnus grabs knight, why en passant wasn't possible?

  99. Safe Tex

    Safe TexΠριν 2 μήνες

    That would be an illegal move. En passant is not quite what you think. the white pawn would have to be on the 6th rank for en passant

  100. imskp

    imskpΠριν 2 μήνες

    Anyone plz explain especially @agadmator

  101. Amish Khurana

    Amish KhuranaΠριν 2 μήνες

    increase your own volume it is very low

  102. Shrawan Koirala

    Shrawan KoiralaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hello "Hello everyone"...

  103. Nidhi Goel

    Nidhi GoelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Instead i enjoyed it very much thnk u so mch

  104. Dhushyanth R

    Dhushyanth RΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion #chessablemasters Caruana Vs Radjabov #KingsIndian.....It is an epic game,please check it out

  105. Erfan H

    Erfan HΠριν 2 μήνες

    I would have resigned the game after magnus played e4

  106. Narayanan Subramaniam

    Narayanan SubramaniamΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice manoeuvre of Queen at the end, really Carlson is King of chess!

  107. Penchester Fan

    Penchester FanΠριν 2 μήνες

    If Carlson is King, who is Queen?

  108. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Sorry about a [few] more games." Agadmator needs to apologize for bringing us extra games today the way the government needs to apologize for giving me extra COVID benefits.