What is "PLACHUTTA" in Chess?

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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Allies
"Ashes Tarrasch's" (game of the day Jun-26-2009)
Consultation game (1914), Naples ITA
Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03)
1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. O-O e6 6. b3 Qc7 7. Bb2 f6 8. c4 Nce7 9. Nc3 Nh6 10. Rc1 Bb5 11. Nb5 Qd7 12. Qe2 Nc6 13. cd5 ed5 14. e4 O-O-O 15. e5 a6 16. Nc3 b5 17. a4 b4 18. Nd1 Kb7 19. ef6 gf6 20. Bf6 Re8 21. Ne3 Rg8 22. Qd3 Ng4 23. Ng4 Qg4 24. Rf2 Qd7 25. Ne5 Ne5 26. Be5 Rc8 27. Qf3 Kb6 28. d3 Bh6 29. Rfc2 d4 30. a5 Kb5 31. Bc7
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  1. Philip Robinet

    Philip RobinetΠριν 3 ημέρες

    My translate program translates plachutta as Plachutta, Massachusetts.

  2. Tiberion Marivallis

    Tiberion MarivallisΠριν 15 ημέρες

    10:10 Queen to c6 is checkmate if the rook captures (white rook to c5). Only good reaction would be queen to c6. White should exchange queens, since a7 is not an option because of rook to g7. Only way out would be queen to b6 which results in a exchange of queens and in addition white loses a pawn. It's not so impressive after seeing the Plachutta, but I'm proud, that I saw this one.

  3. G Rujan

    G RujanΠριν 19 ημέρες

    shameless plachuta plug

  4. chessgratisꓸcom

    chessgratisꓸcomΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I want to have Tarrasch's eyeglasses, ready for the war!

  5. chessgratisꓸcom

    chessgratisꓸcomΠριν 20 ημέρες

    I want to have Tarrasch's eyeglasses, reay for the war!

  6. XD Programmer

    XD ProgrammerΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Archimedes -Eureka Dr. Siegbert tarrasch- plachutta😂😂😂

  7. Theo Fontaine

    Theo FontaineΠριν 22 ημέρες

    My friends in the bar and in the library seem to use en passant alot...

  8. Flashstar 123

    Flashstar 123Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Doesn’t queen c6 work for black?

  9. Biswas Rai_G.E_43

    Biswas Rai_G.E_43Πριν 27 ημέρες

    Does Bishop to d6 also works instead of c7 ?

  10. Ak ut

    Ak utΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Are you still holding that 1 BTC? #HODL

  11. Gerard S. Sollie

    Gerard S. SollieΠριν μήνα

    Nice. Never to old to learn in chess.

  12. Sebastian Vazquez-Ferrero

    Sebastian Vazquez-FerreroΠριν μήνα

    I always like plachutta with my spaghetti.

  13. Darkness

    DarknessΠριν μήνα

    and to think that none of this would've happened if he left the bishop on F8

  14. Jimmy Tran

    Jimmy TranΠριν μήνα

    love the videos

  15. Christopher Pearce

    Christopher PearceΠριν μήνα

    Couldn't black play queen c6?

  16. pgbluster

    pgblusterΠριν μήνα

    Prosciutto? I don't understand.

  17. Sparsh Sharma

    Sparsh SharmaΠριν μήνα

    what about black bishop to F8?

  18. William Andrés

    William AndrésΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Then Queen B7 is mate.

  19. Jaro Hladky

    Jaro HladkyΠριν μήνα

    Plachutta means something like scary. (As: How it is possible ...?)

  20. Richard Redmond

    Richard RedmondΠριν μήνα

    Hope your health is ok.

  21. Mario Henrique Bastos Viana

    Mario Henrique Bastos VianaΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator, please, would Bd6 work in the higlighted position? Even not being a Plachutta?

  22. Joseph A

    Joseph AΠριν μήνα

    Idk why but I started cracking up at 5:52

  23. random guy

    random guyΠριν μήνα

    I wonder why Black didn't play Bf8.

  24. Redi Hoxha

    Redi HoxhaΠριν μήνα

    Great move this plachuta blocks everything its awesome

  25. Mystery Igen

    Mystery IgenΠριν μήνα

    I feel in love with tarrasch

  26. Eidenhoek

    EidenhoekΠριν μήνα

    Pancetta? Is ham.

  27. Daniel Cooper

    Daniel CooperΠριν μήνα

    Like new words? Look up "santorum" in urban dictionary

  28. arturszo

    arturszoΠριν μήνα

    I think there was kind of a "plachutta" moment during first World Champion match between Magnus and Anand, when in one of the matches Anand's rook was blocked by his own pawn. If not for that pawn he would've had a draw, but instead he lost the game.

  29. Himanshu Singh

    Himanshu SinghΠριν μήνα

    After Bc7 what if black plays queen to c6, It blocks Queen to b7 and also defends pawn at c5? After that, either queen trades or black will have 2 rooks against a queen (still playable).

  30. Avinaasha Shastry

    Avinaasha ShastryΠριν μήνα

    I think Kasparov has a Plachutta under his name. Please look into that also sometime #Suggestion

  31. Steve Conrad

    Steve ConradΠριν μήνα

    Plachutra - bless you

  32. Oakley Sierney

    Oakley SierneyΠριν μήνα

    For a guy that's supposed to make good instructive chess videos this was crap. Because you NEVER EXPLAINED it. What is "PLACHUTTA" in Chess? Besides your incessant rambling you only provided the EXAMPLE but never gave any kind of definition or even mentioning what are the essential components of one.

  33. Rolando Castaneda

    Rolando CastanedaΠριν μήνα

    I learned a new word and it is beautiful!

  34. Jaegar Howatt

    Jaegar HowattΠριν μήνα

    Can someone explain to me why bd6 wouldn't be just as good? Thats the move i thought of at the pause point.

  35. Mohamed Zashim

    Mohamed ZashimΠριν μήνα

    "plachutta" is exactly same as "interference". interference lesson is in chess.com

  36. luke springer

    luke springerΠριν μήνα

    Bf8 to cover the c5 pawn gets out of plachutta right?

  37. Luis

    LuisΠριν μήνα

    What about Bd6? Is this also a move ?

  38. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

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  39. Anumon Parekkat

    Anumon ParekkatΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator looks like he is the twin of Mike Boyd.

  40. Chris Pyle

    Chris PyleΠριν μήνα

    Profylactic move lol Love that!

  41. pazeinat

    pazeinatΠριν μήνα

    Plachuta is a chess problem term - it is a theme. There are amazing problem composed with these theme.

  42. blahblah blahblah

    blahblah blahblahΠριν μήνα

    what about queen D7 to C6. could that save black?

  43. Seb Master

    Seb MasterΠριν μήνα

    Plschutta is a restaurant in Vienna where you can eat the legendary Tafelspitz

  44. Shashidhar Gowda

    Shashidhar GowdaΠριν μήνα

    Qc6 after plachutta

  45. D K

    D KΠριν μήνα

    going to show this one to my friends at the bar or the library. in 2022

  46. Mathias 90

    Mathias 90Πριν μήνα

    Using Library in Finland is free. What about other countries?

  47. Klodian Kulla

    Klodian KullaΠριν μήνα

    U can play more than 5 move but always black losse!

  48. James Pawlina

    James PawlinaΠριν μήνα

    I may be short sighted but what happens if you move black queen to c6?

  49. xcountrycowboy

    xcountrycowboyΠριν μήνα

    I feel like Tarrasch deserves his head on other players if another plachutta is demonstrated.

  50. carbon zaamz

    carbon zaamzΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator: Sorry about that! Me!: What the fuck is that!?

  51. William Jones Chess

    William Jones ChessΠριν μήνα

    10:33 Plachutta!

  52. Raed Bourne Layz

    Raed Bourne LayzΠριν μήνα

    Starts at 2:20

  53. Simon Says

    Simon SaysΠριν μήνα

    This channel is awesome Love from America 💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤💙❤

  54. olayinka awoyemi

    olayinka awoyemiΠριν μήνα

    Nice game to watch

  55. William August Franz

    William August FranzΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator's CHess Channel It is pronounced PLA-HOO-TA, with H like in Hrvatska. Josip Plahuta was a Slovenian born in Zadar (today Croatia) to Slovenian parents. In his time, the whole region was part of Austria-Hungary, so Plachutta in a Germanized form of Plahuta.

  56. Purple Strike

    Purple StrikeΠριν μήνα


  57. Roger Stone

    Roger StoneΠριν μήνα

    I wasn't at all familiar with Tarrasch until looking up some background for this game. He looks a suitable candidate for a SAGA, I believe.

  58. Roger Stone

    Roger StoneΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator: "I like to do chess stuff quite often". I tell you, after simultaneous and blindfold, there's only one great hurdle left, and that's to defeat someone at chess in your SLEEP. And my money is on Agad to be the first to do it. (If anyone doubts it, go to the Agadmator You Tube channel home page and click the 'Playlists' tab. Then start scrolling down.)

  59. Alex G

    Alex GΠριν μήνα

    Did black resign after the plachutta? Couldn't have gone Queen to C6?

  60. cristian mures

    cristian muresΠριν μήνα

    What is the difference between Plachutta and Novotny?

  61. czgibson

    czgibsonΠριν μήνα

    I've been watching agadmator's videos for a while now but I still don't understand why he says "sorry about that" in almost every one. (2:27) What is he apologising for?

  62. Ivan Popovic

    Ivan PopovicΠριν μήνα

    My friends at the bar and the library really loved this. jk never been to library before

  63. sooooooooDark

    sooooooooDarkΠριν μήνα

    14:45 "i like uh..do chess stuff uh..pretty often" - agadmator 2020

  64. dopecello

    dopecelloΠριν μήνα

    Agadmators 1 BTC is worth double what he got it for now 🤣🤣

  65. sooooooooDark

    sooooooooDarkΠριν μήνα

    5:42 cute giggle 😊

  66. Bezzle Bedeviled

    Bezzle BedeviledΠριν μήνα

    14:00 - What could Black play besides capturing the bishop? Qc6 doesn't prevent checkmate, but it offers White the option to play suboptimally by trading queens, or trading his two rooks for the pawn and queen. (Best play is ...Rxc5, Qxc5 (tempting Rxc5+?), Qb7+, Qb6, Qxb6#)

  67. Pav W

    Pav WΠριν μήνα

    I paused after he moved the bishop. I did not see any merit in the play. However, the bishop sacrifice into queen sacrifice to merely dislodge the rook is brilliant. Thank you for showing us this awe inspiring position.

  68. Nerssi Nasiri Amini

    Nerssi Nasiri AminiΠριν μήνα

    I see another option. Sacrificing bishop by taking the pawn on D4, the Black Queen can't afford to capture bishop leaving B7 off guard so black has to take with Pawn on C5 which will clear the 5th row exposing the black king. White will then take the rook on C8 that has to be recaptured by the other Rook (Again Queen can't leave D7) and then White Queen to H5 will do the Job. I think that would be Mate in 10 with be moves. Hopefully Tarash didn't go with this idea and instead created the magical move which is called Plachutta :)

  69. Andrea Ferraris

    Andrea FerrarisΠριν μήνα

    #suggestions www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1040276 Roman Dzindzichashvili vs Walter Shawn Browne New York International Open (1984), New York, NY USA, rd 8, May-?? This is a great game I suggest covering. It ends with a plachutta, if I understood it correctly.

  70. wiadroman

    wiadromanΠριν μήνα

    "Its actually a very nice game, sorry about that".

  71. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν μήνα


  72. gagariga binalayefa

    gagariga binalayefaΠριν μήνα

    Thank you too for the plachutta

  73. Mark Lewis

    Mark LewisΠριν μήνα

    Plachutta... When a player makes a seemingly rogue-sacrificial move, that turns out... is actually poisoned with line clearance, piece deflections, interference, and zugzwang for the opponent, all evilly rolled into one... immediate resignation causing position. "The more you know..."

  74. Sourav Banerjee

    Sourav BanerjeeΠριν μήνα


  75. Rajsekhar Chetty

    Rajsekhar ChettyΠριν μήνα

    Is Bd6 possible?

  76. Mailing today

    Mailing todayΠριν μήνα

    Cut that crap off your face

  77. Eddie B.

    Eddie B.Πριν μήνα


  78. Eddie B.

    Eddie B.Πριν μήνα

    Nevermind still loses

  79. Aby Mathew

    Aby MathewΠριν μήνα

    Which is this software used to analyse?

  80. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great game, thank you.

  81. Mr. E's Mysteries & Magicks

    Mr. E's Mysteries & MagicksΠριν μήνα

    Can you also use that word to mean "putting my own pieces in their way"? It would make my games less verbose to describe to other people. Maybe something like, "Yup, I plachutted myself again."

  82. Jack Paul

    Jack PaulΠριν μήνα

    what about instead of taking the bishop black plays c4? white captures c4 with either b or d or rook, but it leaves black with some desperate struggles.

  83. Rudram Dushe

    Rudram DusheΠριν μήνα

    One of the most beautiful moves I have ever seen!! Thanks @agadmator for this game!

  84. Lukas Ritzer

    Lukas RitzerΠριν μήνα

    Someone send agad some lotion for his right ankle

  85. Ali

    AliΠριν μήνα

    This is one of my favorite games now. Thank you

  86. Jack Paul

    Jack PaulΠριν μήνα

    this is such a perfect and beautiful game my new favorite. i want to memorize this as i love the f4 nf3 open.

  87. Josh

    JoshΠριν μήνα

    What happens if you sac your Queen and capture both Rooks?

  88. Howard Feldman

    Howard FeldmanΠριν μήνα

    Can you offer a trade of queens and continue?

  89. MicskiDK

    MicskiDKΠριν μήνα

    It's just amazing, how a player can find such a move. Thanks for your great videos. Greetings from Copenhagen.

  90. olivier boissière

    olivier boissièreΠριν μήνα

    What about Qc6 after Bc7?

  91. Kingfisher

    KingfisherΠριν μήνα

    Congratulations, you are an excellent finder of words.

  92. Paul Surette

    Paul SuretteΠριν μήνα

    What about bishop to f8 to defend?

  93. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    Brilliant play. 👏🏾😀

  94. Danijel Vukovic

    Danijel VukovicΠριν μήνα

    Plachuttas for everyone at bar and library!

  95. Stefano Mango

    Stefano MangoΠριν μήνα


  96. Kevin Facts

    Kevin FactsΠριν μήνα

    What is the Sorry about that thing. What does he do

  97. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion style your hair like Siegbert Tarrasch

  98. Flamin' Cat

    Flamin' CatΠριν μήνα

    I prefer "meat shield"

  99. D Jones

    D JonesΠριν μήνα

    Now THAT is a beautiful move.

  100. Bobpourri

    BobpourriΠριν μήνα

    "Hey, bar friends, Do ya' wanna know all about 'Plachuttas'?".......Instant social distance. Agadmator is keeping me safe.

  101. bakerman12

    bakerman12Πριν μήνα

    5:56 why not white Qxa6+? looks like a free pawn

  102. Edward Hachfeld

    Edward HachfeldΠριν μήνα

    Would black queen to c6 work? Probably not winning with bishop vs rook in the endgame.