Nepo of Loxley || Nepo vs Xiong || Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz (2020)

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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Jeffrey Xiong
Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz (2020)
16.9.2020, Round 5
Alekhine's defence, modern, Larsen variation (B04)
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 g6 6. Qf3 Be6 7. Bc4 Bg7 8. Qb3 Bxe5 9. dxe5 Nc6 10. Qxb7 Ndb4 11. Bb5 Nxc2+ 12. Ke2 O-O 13. Bxc6 Rb8 14. Qxa7 Nd4+ 15. Ke1 Nc2+ 16. Ke2 Rb6 17. Na3 Nd4+ 18. Ke1 Nxc6 19. Qa4 Nxe5 20. Bh6 Qd5 21. f3 Rxb2
The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is a 10-player tournament taking place online from 15-19 September 2020. The event is organised by the Saint Louis Chess Club and has a prize fund of $250,000, with $50,000 for 1st place.
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  1. Abhigyan Patel

    Abhigyan PatelΠριν μήνα

    agamator's funny moments -

  2. highplayer highway

    highplayer highwayΠριν μήνα

    İt is rude tweet by nepo

  3. trequor

    trequorΠριν μήνα

    Yes. It was worth it.

  4. GD Kaci

    GD KaciΠριν μήνα

    Nepo,with that pawn,it reminds me of the Dude from the big Lebowski with the carpet.

  5. Denitsa Dragieva

    Denitsa DragievaΠριν μήνα

    What a beautiful Botez gambit - escaped, but loses the game anyways lol

  6. Paul Burke

    Paul BurkeΠριν μήνα

    At the end. Couldn't white bring back the bishop between the white castle and king threatening the black castle. As you can see, very new to chess.. Sorry had to say a silly move. Lol

  7. Nikhil Bharadwaj

    Nikhil BharadwajΠριν μήνα

    One mustn't dare continue watching the video without watching Monty pythons clip first 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  8. Sydney Reyes

    Sydney ReyesΠριν μήνα

    Pathetic I'm just disappointed with Ian.

  9. Innovative Investment Ideas

    Innovative Investment IdeasΠριν μήνα

    What's the defence called when White opens with E5 and Black responds with Knight to F6? I couldn't catch the name because it sounded like Agadmator had a mini-stroke

  10. FoxBlade Le Gosu

    FoxBlade Le GosuΠριν μήνα

    Beautiful moves Jeffery! GGs!

  11. zentzlb

    zentzlbΠριν μήνα

    Many a player lost a game by grabbing the b pawn.

  12. Ethan Kigundu

    Ethan KigunduΠριν μήνα

    I'm not gonna even try lol

  13. Shivani Bajaj

    Shivani BajajΠριν μήνα

  14. Peter Harband

    Peter HarbandΠριν μήνα

    Welcome to Sherwood!

  15. Paul Dacus

    Paul DacusΠριν μήνα

    When he says, "it's a very short game", and you already know Nepo won.. *WRONG!!!*

  16. Het Zarrow

    Het ZarrowΠριν μήνα

    Nepo underestimated Jeffery Moral of the story: ego kills skill

  17. Deeptajit Nag Chowdhury Class-4 Sec-I

    Deeptajit Nag Chowdhury Class-4 Sec-IΠριν μήνα


  18. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν μήνα

    Omg Monty Payton is still a big thing in Croatia? I thought it was more of my generation than Agad's

  19. Ellis Toussier Bigio

    Ellis Toussier BigioΠριν μήνα

    you said you got a copyright strike for the brief Monty Python clip, and so this game cannot be shown in some (?) countries. The obvious solution is cut out the Monty Python clip, and let this very good game be shown in every country. It is sad that whoever made the copyright protest has so little tolerance, and you were even helping their movie.

  20. Frank Truslow

    Frank TruslowΠριν μήνα

    So worth the copyright ding...Monty Python is always a good play!!

  21. Daniel Denizman

    Daniel DenizmanΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Carlsen vs Xiong, Day 3. What a game, and what a comeback!

  22. Joseph Moghaddam

    Joseph MoghaddamΠριν μήνα

    And it was in this position that Agad completely humiliated Ian all over GRlifes.

  23. Viraj Gohil

    Viraj GohilΠριν μήνα

    In the Thumbnail I thought Ian was Rahul Gandhi 😂😂😂😂😂, Massive Irony

  24. Michelle Davis

    Michelle DavisΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator your my favorite youtuber in the world. I love all of your videos. Your a real one!

  25. Jakub07Pro

    Jakub07ProΠριν μήνα

    More games with jeffrey

  26. Johnny Blaze

    Johnny BlazeΠριν μήνα

    Kinda disrespectful that nepo insinuates that Xiong is poor, or inferior... kinda belittling.

  27. Magnus Carlsen

    Magnus CarlsenΠριν μήνα

    Chinese player outs of the league!!

  28. Udaya Kumar

    Udaya KumarΠριν μήνα


  29. Requinix17

    Requinix17Πριν μήνα

    Now that's what I call a poisoned pawn

  30. Victorious Silver

    Victorious SilverΠριν μήνα

  31. Amanpreet Singh

    Amanpreet SinghΠριν μήνα

    Hallo everryone!

  32. jeremy hulbert

    jeremy hulbertΠριν μήνα

    Nepo deserved a Mr. Barnes head for that pawn grab "attack".

  33. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    Brilliant game 🙂

  34. InCrIpTiOn

    InCrIpTiOnΠριν μήνα

    1:19 is b5 a good move? why not?

  35. InCrIpTiOn

    InCrIpTiOnΠριν μήνα

    nvm, c6 is down a bishop

  36. Alain Zheng

    Alain ZhengΠριν μήνα

    Should have put the astronomia coffin dance instead lmao

  37. Shashank Ram

    Shashank RamΠριν μήνα

    And it was in this position Agadmator received a copyright strike

  38. Samuel Pearlman

    Samuel PearlmanΠριν μήνα

    Banned! Awesome...

  39. Brian Lampman

    Brian LampmanΠριν μήνα

    Haha, poison as hell pawn.

  40. Newport 00

    Newport 00Πριν μήνα

    This was a nice game

  41. Nicko Gutierrez

    Nicko GutierrezΠριν μήνα

    2:50 totally worth it

  42. Hobbes Hobbiton

    Hobbes HobbitonΠριν μήνα

    Wow, Agad got a copyright strike for _that?_ That was not very cash money of you, GRlifes. 🙄👎

  43. Edobus

    EdobusΠριν μήνα

    What would a morphy fan play in that position in the opening?

  44. Tyler Crandall

    Tyler CrandallΠριν μήνα

    why is his name "Ian" in the pic?

  45. Gordana Karać Obradović

    Gordana Karać ObradovićΠριν μήνα

    5:34 why not bishop c4

  46. Come In Swingin

    Come In SwinginΠριν μήνα

    And this is why I like to castle early.

  47. joss

    jossΠριν μήνα

    Leeroy Jenkins, anyone?

  48. Floyd Maxwell

    Floyd MaxwellΠριν μήνα

    5:39 White queen to a4 ? If black rook to b4, then white queen moves back -- perpetual.

  49. davidc5191

    davidc5191Πριν μήνα

    A nice trap shown by the commentators at 1:22 is if Black tries 7...Nb4 to fork the King and Rook on c2, White has the Queen sac 8. Q:f7+, B:f7 9. B:f7 mate. But this no longer works after 7...Bg7 since Black now has an escape square on f8 if White tries this sac.

  50. Power of Castles

    Power of CastlesΠριν μήνα

    Queen 👑 b7 is a normal move for players like me, Knight b4 is a monster move...

  51. ALBxRindi

    ALBxRindiΠριν μήνα

    Honestly i dont understand how nepo went for the pawn instead of development and his king is still in the middle of the board wide open. Thats why Morphy is the best player of all time

  52. funmachine100

    funmachine100Πριν μήνα

    the same happened to me a few days ago. Taking that pawn is always risky

  53. DonkeyPuncher

    DonkeyPuncherΠριν μήνα

    Yeah it's a useful trap to know about. Many people know about it from the white side of the London System but apparently it can happen for Black in the Alekhine. And it happened to me too the other day playing Scandinavian. Very useful to know

  54. sola scriptura

    sola scripturaΠριν μήνα

    "And it is in this position we have a completely nude game."

  55. joe johnson

    joe johnsonΠριν μήνα

    bobby fischer banging hookers reference?

  56. Aryaman Tewari

    Aryaman TewariΠριν μήνα

    Wtf 😂😂


    CHESS NOOBΠριν μήνα

    My friend used to say f6 is not to be played and b7 not to be taken...

  58. Christopher Chen

    Christopher ChenΠριν μήνα



    CHESS NOOBΠριν μήνα

    Nippon : chalange accepted

  60. Arjit Singh

    Arjit SinghΠριν μήνα

    nepo does not seem likable...

  61. John Hamlin

    John HamlinΠριν μήνα

    Looks like a mini brilliancy!

  62. Pyro Walkz

    Pyro WalkzΠριν μήνα

    Yikes for the copyright strike but well, what are you gonna do.

  63. Darshit Chhatanai

    Darshit ChhatanaiΠριν μήνα

    Fo this clip 2:48 Copyright strik 💔💔😭

  64. Siddharth Pathare

    Siddharth PathareΠριν μήνα

    Nepo grabs poisoned pawn and suddenly his queen and king running every where on board for anti venom.but unfortunately there is no Anti venom.

  65. Armin Kulla

    Armin KullaΠριν μήνα

    Thats why I dont want Nepo to win the candidates,

  66. Andrew W.

    Andrew W.Πριν μήνα

    was that a "y'all" at 10:48 ?

  67. chloro-slingshot

    chloro-slingshotΠριν μήνα

    Qb3 felt like Morphy's Opera game move, then Nepo blundered his Queen

  68. chloro-slingshot

    chloro-slingshotΠριν μήνα

    Nepo always so cocky and so sure, this game should be a good eye opener

  69. Juan Díaz

    Juan DíazΠριν μήνα

    Yes!!!! Hahahahaha Oh brave sir Robin, sir Robin of Camelot

  70. Skullturtle

    SkullturtleΠριν μήνα

    I mean what a Great Challenge. If you accept you lose instandly...

  71. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν μήνα

    I feel sorry for copyrights cos some can't watch this in their country...

  72. Ali Azmat

    Ali AzmatΠριν μήνα

    Why have you turned off downloading?

  73. Chris Hauser

    Chris HauserΠριν μήνα

    Nepo has a good sense of humor. 😂

  74. Michael C

    Michael CΠριν μήνα

    Nepo of loxley!!!!

  75. Игорь Марков

    Игорь МарковΠριν μήνα

    Imagine you summon Paul Morphy via the time machine and try to show him how far the chess has developed. You put on the current tournament with the strongest chess masters of the world participating, and then you see this game. Morphy would be, like “you guys really haven’t figured anything since 19th century, huh?”

  76. Chevalier Mal Fet

    Chevalier Mal FetΠριν μήνα

    Your pronouciation of "Xiong" is really really close, but it sounds like you're saying it as two syllables when it should only be one. A wonderful game, thanks for showing us

  77. jayvee sunga

    jayvee sungaΠριν μήνα

    Chess is very easy game everything can happen lol

  78. David Janowski

    David JanowskiΠριν μήνα

    Chess is an easy game to play, but not so easy to be good at.

  79. Sean Hunter

    Sean HunterΠριν μήνα

    Absolute carnage. Incredible game.

  80. Doğuş Burak Saylam

    Doğuş Burak SaylamΠριν μήνα

    I watch Agad for years and I still don’t know what is he sorry about...

  81. Salman Habib

    Salman HabibΠριν μήνα

    My miniature [Event "SalmanHabibAzizi vs ElBarco95"] [Site ""] [Date "2020-09-17"] [White "SalmanHabibAzizi"] [Black "ElBarco95"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "935"] [BlackElo "865"] [TimeControl "lightning"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Bf5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. c3 Bd6 7. Bg3 Bxg3 8. hxg3 Nf6 9. Nd2 O-O 10. g4 Nxg4 11. Qxh7# 1-0

  82. Steven Tai

    Steven TaiΠριν μήνα

    Nepo slip

  83. FortniteGamer 115

    FortniteGamer 115Πριν μήνα

    so many tactics in this game.

  84. Alexandru Tudoran

    Alexandru TudoranΠριν μήνα

    Some close friend should explain to this guy that what made “sorry about that” funny were the intempestive situations he had to be “sorry” for and not faking it during the beginning of each video.

  85. Luciano Fantuzzi

    Luciano FantuzziΠριν μήνα

    In the final position, when (hypothetically) white moves Qe4, you allow a deadly Qd2+. Kf1. Qf2# instead of Qa5

  86. Surya Nar

    Surya NarΠριν μήνα

    The bishop on h6 would capture the Queen

  87. Jason Z

    Jason ZΠριν μήνα

    Well the tweet finally revealed the joke in the tittle I was thinking I was daft there until the tweet reveal... glad Nepo has a sense of humor.



    Sometimes I feel that agad do" sorry about that stuff " fully consciously,,so no sorry by mistake happened😏😏

  89. Karim Khalaf

    Karim KhalafΠριν μήνα

    Wow 😂😂

  90. Eli Hosbrough

    Eli HosbroughΠριν μήνα

    What’s the “sorry about that” for?

  91. Der Name

    Der NameΠριν μήνα

    The _what_ defense? [ Edit - The Alekhine defense. I was thinking that's what he said but wasn't sure. ] I couldn't understand agad and never knew what that defense was called. I'll look it up in lichess and update for others in case later people are interested... unless someone beats me to answering.

  92. vladp089

    vladp089Πριν μήνα

    Never would have thought such a great movie would show up in such a great GRlifes channel 😂

  93. Arpit

    ArpitΠριν μήνα

    In this age of super computers, grandmasters are getting crushed in such a brutal manner. Such a Shame for the game like chess to have such GMs.

  94. Srajit bhardwaj

    Srajit bhardwajΠριν μήνα

    Note ~~ magnus is not a human he is engine in disguise .

  95. Aryaman Tewari

    Aryaman TewariΠριν μήνα

    Engine is Magnus in disguise

  96. Alfi Arief

    Alfi AriefΠριν μήνα

    Agad, It's been two years since I subscribe to you, since then I only have one question, why the aspect ratio doesn't fit to my phone and tv screen? #question

  97. Daniel Wengorek

    Daniel WengorekΠριν μήνα

    Hope we can see Sun Tzu's quote :P

  98. vaibhav verma

    vaibhav vermaΠριν μήνα

    In most of the videos after playing 1 or 2 moves agadmator arranges himself and says “SORRY ABOUT THAT” (0:36) DID YOU NOTICE

  99. jnniel0

    jnniel0Πριν μήνα

    Is this being played online or live?

  100. Aryaman Tewari

    Aryaman TewariΠριν μήνα

    Online. St Louis Online Rapid and Blitz.

  101. Chirantan Biswas

    Chirantan BiswasΠριν μήνα

    And he got a copyright claim(not strike)

  102. Deependra Chouhan

    Deependra ChouhanΠριν μήνα

    Why not hari's games

  103. Diego Vicencio

    Diego VicencioΠριν μήνα

    Talk about a poisoned pawn. That's why the "Chess Principles" are always valid. In the opening, it's usually a bad idea to go on pawn-grabbing expeditions. First, develop your pieces, put your king safe, and THEN, go to grab material.

  104. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν μήνα

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:22 Let's get straight into it 0:34 Sorry about that 0:37 Very standard stuff 0:54 Very strong outpost 1:55 Completely new game 2:28 Position from the thumbnail 2:48 Excellent Monty Python clip 3:14 Completely lost 3:19 Give you a couple of seconds 3:31 Enjoy the show 6:18 Nice king walk 8:25 Chess is a crazy game, anything can happen 8:33 It was in this position 8:38 Nothing more to be done 9:14 So yeah 9:43 Excellent Nepo tweet

  105. 2 FUNNY

    2 FUNNYΠριν μήνα

    If u ever stop writing these comments, i‘ll blast myself

  106. Truth Seeker

    Truth SeekerΠριν μήνα

    Nepo !! what a legend ... gives other players amazing games ... first the game against ANAND where any 8 next moves that Anand make would have won and now today trapping his own queen despite having 9 squares present but not a single good one for his queen ... Bravo Sir Nepo Blundersalot bravo bravo.....!!!

  107. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν μήνα

    @it was in this positionerino agadmatorino keine Problem

  108. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν μήνα

    @Levent K******** Not sure, sorry about that

  109. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν μήνα

    When is the new agadmator best moments coming? 1 week?

  110. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν μήνα

    Everybody gangsta till agadmator forgets to say sorry about that at move one

  111. Robert Tootell

    Robert TootellΠριν μήνα

    no such thing as a free pawn...

  112. Zaratustra Moderno

    Zaratustra ModernoΠριν μήνα

    O brave sir robin!

  113. Robert Tootell

    Robert TootellΠριν μήνα

    Fab reference, Nepo definitely made some unarming comments recently...