The Old Man and The C || Fabiano Caruana vs Viktor Korchnoi

The photo of Caruana playing Korchnoi at Gibraltar was taken John Saunders johnchess
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Fabiano Caruana vs Viktor Korchnoi
"The Old Man and the C" (game of the day Feb-16-2013)
Tradewise Gibraltar (2011), Catalan Bay GIB, rd 2, Jan-26
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation (C77)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. c3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. Re1 Nd7 9. Be3 Nb6 10. Bb3 Kh8 11. Nbd2 f5 12. Bb6 cb6 13. Bd5 g5 14. h3 g4 15. hg4 fg4 16. Nh2 Bg5 17. Nc4 b5 18. Ne3 Be3 19. Re3 Qf6 20. Qe1 Ne7 21. f3 Nd5 22. ed5 Rg8 23. Qg3 gf3 24. Qf3 Bf5 25. Rf1 Rg5 26. Kh1 Qh6 27. Rf2 Rag8 28. Re1 Qg6 29. Re3 Bd3 30. Kg1 e4 31. Qh3 Rd5 32. Qd7 Rg5 33. g4 Qh6 34. Rf7 R5g7 35. Rg7 Rg7 36. Qd8 Rg8 37. Qb6 Qf6 38. Qb7 Rf8 39. Qa7 b4 40. Rh3 Qg7 41. Qe3 bc3 42. bc3 Qc3 43. Rh5 d5 44. g5 Qa1 45. Kg2 Bf1 46. Kg3 Qe5
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  1. agadmator's Chess Channel

    agadmator's Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    The photo of Caruana playing Korchnoi at Gibraltar was taken John Saunders

  2. tamerlano

    tamerlanoΠριν 6 ημέρες

    that is something very hard to believe. you really need to be a Legend to do something like this.

  3. Felix Lopez

    Felix LopezΠριν μήνα

    ...Victor Korchnoi...adding to my list of favorite masters. Thank you.

  4. chris toulip

    chris toulipΠριν 2 μήνες

    The old Wolf strikes!

  5. Piotrek Z

    Piotrek ZΠριν 2 μήνες


  6. John Saunders

    John SaundersΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can you add somewhere that I took the photo of Caruana and Korchnoi playing this game? John Saunders

  7. Retro Zen

    Retro ZenΠριν 2 μήνες

    So good.

  8. olivier.roche

    olivier.rocheΠριν 2 μήνες

    14:43 Caruana gets a subliminal Morphy's head :)

  9. Udruga Mladih UMNO

    Udruga Mladih UMNOΠριν 2 μήνες

    Was there a mate in 11:28? Check with queen, king has one move, than preparing place for mate with blacks white bishop.

  10. Ranganath Parankusam

    Ranganath ParankusamΠριν 2 μήνες

    This is an incredible win by a veteran grandmaster against a young grandmaster who was close to thrice Caruana's age then..

  11. william goss

    william gossΠριν 2 μήνες

    Don’t judge a book by its wrinkled face, but by his Name. Clearly he is still to be feared over the board.

  12. William Burdon

    William BurdonΠριν 3 μήνες

    go Victor, I hope Caruana stood and clapped for him.

  13. Hob iT

    Hob iTΠριν 3 μήνες

    Young christpf duda and young Victor korchnoi

  14. Jeff Buck

    Jeff BuckΠριν 3 μήνες

    Stop the press! How dare a dinosaur defeat a young whipper snapper. Caruana was equipped with modern chess openings vs a dinosaur from the past. Yet the old man stood tall. I strongly believe that dinosaurs from the past, in their prime and equipped with current chess data bases, would compete favorably with today’s “super” gms.

  15. Anugrah Mishra F2 15

    Anugrah Mishra F2 15Πριν 3 μήνες

    3:35 I just liked there...... "New game like I've said move 13..." Something you just don't hear every time but it was really cool

  16. kasel55

    kasel55Πριν 3 μήνες

    7:55 So defending the pawn with Re3 was incorrect may be Rd1 was better, because you can take the Bishop with Queen followed by QxQ

  17. K B

    K BΠριν 3 μήνες

    Viktor Korchnoi the long lasting legend 😀👏🏾

  18. Michael H

    Michael HΠριν 3 μήνες

    So yeah!

  19. Harsh Arya

    Harsh AryaΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:30 why not queen to F2 check mate?

  20. Maverick StClare

    Maverick StClareΠριν 3 μήνες

    Fabi's photo looks like he just realised that defending d5 didn't work

  21. Will Udall

    Will UdallΠριν 3 μήνες

    This was super satisfying! What an amazing game, and I love the fact that he was still beating superGMs at that age! I don't know much about chess still, so maybe this is obvious, but great nonetheless!



    What a man Korchnoi!

  23. A P

    A PΠριν 3 μήνες

    At the age of 80, he can play 1000x times better than me.

  24. 0531jos

    0531josΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Aronian vs. Caruana recently where Fabi had an open G file and was on his heels and completely flipped the game in about 3 moves.

  25. halneufmille

    halneufmilleΠριν 3 μήνες

    Each time I see an old man, I think think he was always old.

  26. Richard Cochrane

    Richard CochraneΠριν 3 μήνες

    A modern time legend versus an ALL-time legend...

  27. Emre Geylani

    Emre GeylaniΠριν 3 μήνες

    Good to see you back my friend, great video as always

  28. tennesse ricapa

    tennesse ricapaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Lo hizo parecer un paquete a Caruana ... Grande Korchnoi

  29. medexamtoolsdotcom

    medexamtoolsdotcomΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Just to prove to you that Viktor wasn't always old, here is a picture of him when he played Paul Morphy."

  30. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 14:31

  31. Bosko Stanimirovic

    Bosko StanimirovicΠριν 3 μήνες

    Back in the old days chess players had to learn chess. Now players have to learn lines.

  32. Lucifer 989

    Lucifer 989Πριν 3 μήνες

    It’s like Netero vs Meruem in Hunter x Hunter

  33. Kai Mitchell

    Kai MitchellΠριν 3 μήνες

    One of your better video titles jeez

  34. Radders in the wild

    Radders in the wildΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great to see an old master dismantle a super GM with such confidence

  35. TheChessNeck

    TheChessNeckΠριν 3 μήνες

    I definitely want to see more games from Korchnoi

  36. David Dave

    David DaveΠριν 3 μήνες

    Victor was 80 when he played this game, against number 2 player in the world, and won with the black pieces. Dang korchnoi is a beast

  37. Andrew Lisgarten

    Andrew LisgartenΠριν 3 μήνες

    it's just a massacre... - he says with a calm but slightly happy voice

  38. codonauta

    codonautaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Caruana was just 21 years old, maybe we have to consider his age too. He was already GM but experience is important too in chess.

  39. Andrew Gaveston

    Andrew GavestonΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion [Event "Super Final"] [Site "Buenos Aires ARG"] [Date "2000.09.20"] [Round "3"] [White "Polgar, Ju"] [Black "Short, N"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2656"] [BlackElo "2677"] [ECO "C11"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 cxd4 8. Nxd4 Bc5 9. Qd2 a6 10. O-O-O Nxd4 11. Bxd4 O-O 12. Bxc5 Nxc5 13. Qd4 b6 14. Kb1 Bb7 15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Rhe1 Qc7 17. g4 f6 18. f5 Nxd3 19. cxd3 exf5 20. gxf5 fxe5 21. Rxe5 Qc5 22. Qg4 b5 23. d4 Qd6 24. h4 Rc7 25. Re6 Qd8 26. Rf1 Rcf7 27. Re5 b4 28. Nd1 a5 29. Ne3 Kh8 30. h5 a4 31. Qg2 b3 32. a3 Qh4 33. Rd1 h6 34. Qe2 Rc7 35. Qb5 Re7 36. f6 Rxe5 37. fxg7+ Kxg7 38. dxe5 Qe4+ 39. Ka1 Rf7 40. Rg1+ Kh7 41. Ng4 Bc6 42. Qxc6 Qxg4 43. Qg6+ 1-0

  40. The SAK

    The SAKΠριν 3 μήνες

    Brilliant video title #punderdome

  41. Timothy Merkel

    Timothy MerkelΠριν 3 μήνες

    Absolutely thrilling game, thrillingly narrated and explained. Thank you!

  42. cool mint

    cool mintΠριν 3 μήνες

    King of pin

  43. jmt luimem

    jmt luimemΠριν 3 μήνες

    your old picture is from the game against Fisher :

  44. jmt luimem

    jmt luimemΠριν 3 μήνες

    f5 immediately followed by g5 ? this is definitely Viktor...

  45. Mayur Bannai

    Mayur BannaiΠριν 3 μήνες

    This guy has played with fischer, tal, keres, spasky and many legendary players of his time when he was young. Defeating him would not have been an easy task for fabi

  46. Chol Yom

    Chol YomΠριν 3 μήνες

    The strongest player to have never become a world champion.

  47. Omkar Kulkarni IX C.V Raman

    Omkar Kulkarni IX C.V RamanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can you please show some games of vidit

  48. Mohamed Khaled

    Mohamed KhaledΠριν 3 μήνες

    Nice title! I kept thinking something is gonna happen on the C file until I realized you meant Caruana. Great content as always, Antonio!

  49. Niall Lynch

    Niall LynchΠριν 3 μήνες

    10:05 surely Rook - H7 is mate in 1 ? Might have overlooked that one

  50. coxscorner

    coxscornerΠριν 3 μήνες

    Korchnoi always had Tal's number 14-5-29 record. Prior to 1970 he was 11-1-17. He said Tal was a "routine player".


    PARASH BORDOLOIΠριν 3 μήνες


  52. B L A C K T A F F Y

    B L A C K T A F F YΠριν 3 μήνες

    fantastic game. really

  53. Gianluca Colatei

    Gianluca ColateiΠριν 3 μήνες

    What a game

  54. Mario Pinot

    Mario PinotΠριν 3 μήνες


  55. Kral Çıplak

    Kral ÇıplakΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion gza vs. rza from wu-tang clan

  56. Emanuele Passiglia

    Emanuele PassigliaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Viktor when he was 80: I win against a GM Me when I will be 80: what is chess?

  57. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν 3 μήνες

    It's just a massacre............

  58. astel graaf

    astel graafΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:28 ...Qf2 leads to mate !

  59. BozoTheBear

    BozoTheBearΠριν 3 μήνες

    Viktor wasn't always old. Here is a very old photo.

  60. Peter Jennings

    Peter JenningsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Another one to add to the list of players who never became grandmaster / world champion, probably because their face didn't fit, was Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov. He apparently had other disadvantages as well, he started playing chess seriously when he was older than his contemporary GMs for example.

  61. Alex John

    Alex JohnΠριν 3 μήνες

    I played against Korchnoi with the ouija board. I lost...

  62. Dr Joyraj Ghosh

    Dr Joyraj GhoshΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can't believe , what an incredible game ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  63. Dany Zola

    Dany ZolaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Viktor Korchnoi. THE BOSS

  64. MrSiwat

    MrSiwatΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great to see that game. Super play from Viktor there.

  65. khmer artist

    khmer artistΠριν 3 μήνες

    He was an amazing attacker! Great game...

  66. Nagy Szilard

    Nagy SzilardΠριν 3 μήνες

    He was a legend 10 time world champion candidate, among the few who win against Bobby Fischer. He won the World senior chess championship title in 2006.

  67. Harisfnk5 Prasathckyg

    Harisfnk5 PrasathckygΠριν 3 μήνες

    # suggestion Mr agadmator can you analyze is game

  68. Harisfnk5 Prasathckyg

    Harisfnk5 PrasathckygΠριν 3 μήνες


    DARYL WHITEΠριν 3 μήνες

    Thankyou for a very good explanation of the. Game

  70. ex59neo53

    ex59neo53Πριν 3 μήνες

    I'd love to watch a game Kortchnoï/Bronstein here :)

  71. Douglas Quaid

    Douglas QuaidΠριν 3 μήνες

    Korchnoi op

  72. Muhammad Atthur 59_20

    Muhammad Atthur 59_20Πριν 3 μήνες

    My man korchnoi

  73. Oggi7777

    Oggi7777Πριν 3 μήνες

    Your back , not much of a break...

  74. Yousef Sobhani

    Yousef SobhaniΠριν 3 μήνες

    Antonio must be a Hemingway fan :)

  75. Jasly James Inocencio

    Jasly James InocencioΠριν 3 μήνες

    Let's continue the Morphy saga.

  76. Testa

    TestaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Worth mentioning is that Viktor was 80 years old when he won this game.

  77. Michael Matt

    Michael MattΠριν 3 μήνες

    For me you are THE great chess ambassador. Some people simply ended up learning chess because out of nowhere during lockdown youtube recommended you to us. I learned chess this year and anything and everything about the chess world and history I've learned through you. I'm sure young Viktor Korchnoi and many other chess generals in heaven are so thankful to you for reciting their epic battles for our great pleasure. Thank you GM Viktor Korchnoi for such an amazing game and may you R.I.P

  78. U Chess

    U ChessΠριν 3 μήνες

    Old is Gold

  79. Rohan Vidhate

    Rohan VidhateΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vishy has played with Mikhail Tal and he will play against WC 2050 one day

  80. John

    JohnΠριν 3 μήνες

    castles castles

  81. SV Alangudi

    SV AlangudiΠριν 3 μήνες

    at 2:50, as of this move 13, the position (literally) never reaches!

  82. Sven de Ruiter

    Sven de RuiterΠριν 3 μήνες

    15:00 Thanks for pointing that out. I thought Viktor was always old and in fact went to Kindergarten being that old. This really is the good stuff

  83. SV Alangudi

    SV AlangudiΠριν 3 μήνες

    incredible and unbelievable. it is old wine in victor bottle! :)

  84. vaibhav verma

    vaibhav vermaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Victor was like to say that “don’t teach father how to born babies 🤣

  85. BNL Asafa

    BNL AsafaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Just a massacre I like that one :)

  86. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Ivanchuk Vs Kasparov 1991 Linares Linares Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Nimsovich-Rossolimo, Moscow) attack. Ivanchuk checkmates Kasparov

  87. Rohan Khatua

    Rohan KhatuaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Second time asking for an educational video on opposition, pls do it agadmator #suggestions

  88. Dzahierul Aliemy

    Dzahierul AliemyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Petition for Viktor Korchnoi Saga :D

  89. Mr Bean Fan

    Mr Bean FanΠριν 3 μήνες

    u spoiled the ending by showing the barnes head

  90. Luke Masha

    Luke MashaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Lol. "just a massacre". a nice reminder of what chess ultimately is

  91. Syahid Salahuddin

    Syahid SalahuddinΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ahh.. that movie. Good old day

  92. Ron Brown

    Ron BrownΠριν 3 μήνες

    "QUEEN'S GAMBIT" on NETFLIX starts tomorrow (Friday)... 7 part series. I read it's pretty good.

  93. Great White

    Great WhiteΠριν 3 μήνες

    Viktor was spared seeing what shit the world has become in 2020

  94. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν 3 μήνες

    Always loved Viktor and his resistance.

  95. Vlad

    VladΠριν 3 μήνες

    Amazing game! Thank you! Hope you are feeling excellent! Best regards, @agadmator!

  96. Snapdragon024

    Snapdragon024Πριν 3 μήνες

    The title is perfect.


    GOPAL SONIΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agar video quality is not good

  98. Ankit Kumar

    Ankit KumarΠριν 3 μήνες

    8:23 did I heard that right?

  99. ZeroSumJ1

    ZeroSumJ1Πριν 3 μήνες

    Wow. Wrecked.

  100. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν 3 μήνες

    Watch Korchnoi lose to Sofia Polgar and he takes it very badly:

  101. Hilltycoon

    HilltycoonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Korchnoi saga when? This game was nice!