Playing Magnus is Like This || Carlsen vs Svidler || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Magnus Carlsen vs Peter Svidler
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 1.8.2020, GAME 1
Sicilian, Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack (B90)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. Be2 Qc7 8. Qd2 b5 9. a3 Bb7 10. f3 Nbd7 11. O-O-O d5 12. exd5 Bxd5 13. Bf4 Qb6 14. Rhe1 O-O-O 15. Be3 Qb7 16. a4 b4 17. Nxd5 Nxd5 18. Nb3 Qc6 19. Qd4 Bd6 20. Na5 Qc5 21. Bxa6+ Kc7 22. Nb7 Qxd4 23. Rxd4 Ra8 24. Nxd6 Kxd6 25. Bb5 Nf6 26. Bd2
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:
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  1. joe johnson

    joe johnsonΠριν μήνα

    This is what Peter Twiddler gets for Twiddling the pieces on the live stream of the magnus carlsen invitational.

  2. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry about that

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your explanations are not always correct

  4. Paul Prem

    Paul PremΠριν 2 μήνες

    Happy to see your dog again on the video! ;)

  5. hin te guest Andi

    hin te guest AndiΠριν 2 μήνες


  6. youtube adventure

    youtube adventureΠριν 2 μήνες

    What kind of chess is this??! So simple and boring And played by world champion MAgnus Chess can played more complex This game deceive you I have seen more complex games than you could imagine!! This is nothing amateur playing this game

  7. Mang Vel Khai

    Mang Vel KhaiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Castle King Side!

  8. Conan Dombroski

    Conan DombroskiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Title: "Playing Magnus is Like This" "Svidler had like 15 seconds while Magnus had over 5 minutes." Yep. That's how I imagined it. Except it feels like that the whole game.

  9. Peter Knörrich

    Peter KnörrichΠριν 2 μήνες

    That new system really has upped your arrow game. So fast!

  10. Tideas

    TideasΠριν 2 μήνες

    what do you mean by completely new game?

  11. Anton Hollube

    Anton HollubeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey agadmator, can you please remove the mouse in your future videos?

  12. Shriram Deshpande

    Shriram DeshpandeΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:09 the bishop on f4 covers the b8 square so can he still castle

  13. the Alchemist

    the AlchemistΠριν 2 μήνες

    "You can't recapture,because of the pin here"

  14. MrBrokentowels

    MrBrokentowelsΠριν 2 μήνες

    I think Peter Svidler resigns too quickly, he looks for more ways to lose than to win

  15. Atom Heart

    Atom HeartΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:34 king queen fork?

  16. Stephen Faulkner

    Stephen FaulknerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus destroys 2600 plus rated Grandmasters and makes it look so easy

  17. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Time lag leads resignation

  18. Nicholas Lombardi

    Nicholas LombardiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Chess... where skipping pronouns is accepted.

  19. A Singh

    A SinghΠριν 2 μήνες

    Not sure where he went wrong? Castling into a open space was like the Russians on the open step in the first days of Barbarossa...

  20. Andrew M

    Andrew MΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Were in for a long theoretical struggle" 26 moves later... it was in the position svidler resigned the game.

  21. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν 2 μήνες

    Goat carlsen 🔥

  22. postdrummer

    postdrummerΠριν 2 μήνες

    isnt svidler's castle illegal? carlson's black square bishop is pointing towards svidlers back rank...

  23. Glitch P

    Glitch PΠριν 2 μήνες

    Castling was on c8 and d8 and black bishop targeting b8 so no problem to do castling

  24. Michael Rubino

    Michael RubinoΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:42 why doesn't black just play e5?

  25. Pekka Rintala

    Pekka RintalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    How Kasparov is not in this tuornament?

  26. My Life Matters

    My Life MattersΠριν 2 μήνες

    Pete’s beard just got a little grayer

  27. The Librarian

    The LibrarianΠριν 2 μήνες

    Alright, lemme guess. Magnus won. Again

  28. Shekinah M. Kazadi

    Shekinah M. KazadiΠριν 2 μήνες

    The dog at the background is cute😁

  29. ONeilTD

    ONeilTDΠριν 2 μήνες

    High Elo chess in 2020: Who can memorize more Engine lines

  30. nash tym

    nash tymΠριν 2 μήνες

    Humans need not search for Aliens, we have them on earth already#Carlsen one of them is simply super human.

  31. Ketan Kyadar

    Ketan KyadarΠριν 2 μήνες

    On main position or critical position can B*a3 is possible. Because black may have some play and attack and of course he can castle on king side too

  32. ex59neo53

    ex59neo53Πριν 2 μήνες

    At first ,a little dog distracted me from the game ... he deserves a video :)

  33. brownieboiii

    brownieboiiiΠριν 2 μήνες

    It's crazy how they're almost tied on material but Magnus is completely winning

  34. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow . What a flogging Again.


    SARVEPALLI VENKATA SaikumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Short castling would have been better after releasing black square Bishop.

  36. salmarwow

    salmarwowΠριν 2 μήνες

    Funny how everyone complains about queen's side castle (which was inaccuracy, according to the engine, not a mistake). Engine, on the other hand, is quite unhappy with e6 in the English variation, says that usual e5 is definitely better.

  37. Samir Mehta

    Samir MehtaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The reason people are complaining about the queen castle is just related to this game. Castling on the side which has no pawns to cover the king is a mistake

  38. Maximilian Prinz

    Maximilian PrinzΠριν 2 μήνες

    After just reading, that the Najdorf Variation is actually spelled like that, I am a little confused. I always thought is the Russian way to say “Knight Off”

  39. Dhanush kumar

    Dhanush kumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    What does he actually do when he says.. 'sorry about that'? Scratching his ankle?

  40. Exceldo Yadika

    Exceldo YadikaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Lowering his speaker volume so there is no echo

  41. Yogik Khurana

    Yogik KhuranaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Daym he just destroyed sSilder..😐

  42. Chandra Shekhar Azad

    Chandra Shekhar AzadΠριν 2 μήνες

    But the question remains.. Playing Magnus is like what?😂

  43. Vikram Srinivasan

    Vikram SrinivasanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carlsen the angel

  44. Niroshan Venkateshwaran

    Niroshan VenkateshwaranΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:02 There’s a knight on f6 that covers the bishop on e5, so how can the queen capture the bishop?

  45. eastdragon42

    eastdragon42Πριν 2 μήνες

    Probably meant to use the knight on C3 to take the bishop on D5. At that point Magnus has a triple attack on D5 (knight, queen, & rook), so using the knight to capture the bishop attacks the queen & forces a trade with black's F6 knight; which frees up even more space in front of an already very exposed black king.

  46. George Ray

    George RayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Good game Agad👍🏻

  47. Elisabeth Paehtz

    Elisabeth PaehtzΠριν 2 μήνες

    Leaving the king in the center against Carlsen is not wise i would say : )

  48. Karim Khalaf

    Karim KhalafΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nice game “ as usual “

  49. Gaurav Sharma

    Gaurav SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    All time greatest end game player

  50. Chess MC

    Chess MCΠριν 2 μήνες

    *if captures then captures captures* -agadmator 2020- 😜😜😜

  51. Philosophy Philosophy

    Philosophy PhilosophyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus Carlsen is human version of mighty stockfish so, he doesn't need to analyze it at home.

  52. Scientist Prince

    Scientist PrinceΠριν 2 μήνες

    It's a completely new game


    SAKSHAM JAYRAJΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry about that

  54. rocchirodrigo

    rocchirodrigoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus: e4 Opponent: Resigns, as there's nothing more to be done here :) no point in playing a full game against Carlsen, you're going to loose anyway.


    AYUSH GUPTAΠριν 2 μήνες

    SPOILER ALERT: Agadmator will SPOIL the standings in the next video😂😂

  56. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 08:38

  57. Jim Walker

    Jim WalkerΠριν 2 μήνες

    7...e6 is against the spirit of the Najdorf. 7..e5 must be played!

  58. Jacob Jezioro

    Jacob JezioroΠριν 2 μήνες

    What's a good book to learn chess openings? I know some of the names and a couple distinctive moves but never really learned

  59. Yash Potnis

    Yash PotnisΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can you show game 6 of Giri vs Nepo

  60. Alpha Beta

    Alpha BetaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is it just me or is the general sound really low?

  61. Dev Chaudhary

    Dev ChaudharyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Happy friendship day to all of my chess buddy❤️

  62. Magnus Kramnik

    Magnus KramnikΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yesterday I tried "Pick-a-boo bishops" opening 1. b4 ... 2. Ba3 ... 3. g4 ... 4. Bh3 ... I lost by the way.

  63. shovon majumder

    shovon majumderΠριν 2 μήνες

    Giri vs Nepo 2nd blitz game was just awesome can check it out.

  64. IDC Anymore

    IDC AnymoreΠριν 2 μήνες

    13 seconds vs 5 minutes. Geez

  65. rkrmtest

    rkrmtestΠριν 2 μήνες

    Svidler seems to have lost his rhythm off late..hope that he comes back stronger!

  66. rkrmtest

    rkrmtestΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Squinky Threepwood yeah..but looking at that castle, is way below his caliber!

  67. Squinky Threepwood

    Squinky ThreepwoodΠριν 2 μήνες

    He made it to the last 4 of a tournament with some big names. I think he's doing fine.

  68. Chris Smith

    Chris SmithΠριν 2 μήνες

    @2:04 the bishop would not hang Bc it’s defended by the knight on F6

  69. Selim Yıldız

    Selim YıldızΠριν 2 μήνες

    I dont think this is carlsen’s preperation because he didnt move instantly. He think for a lot time for that move

  70. Yaro from Yengo

    Yaro from YengoΠριν 2 μήνες

    If svidler castle king side then he may survive Because rook to c8 and queen captures c2 is mate

  71. axel blade7

    axel blade7Πριν 2 μήνες

    I think Peter should have castled king's side

  72. Kid Explains Chess

    Kid Explains ChessΠριν 2 μήνες

    What's more aggressive than queenside-castling? Queenside-castling with no pawns!

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

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

    So magnus and nepo basically play like engines. Nepo like leela and magnus like... of course... stockfish Magnus against Nepo is gonna be like a lower-depth leela vs stockfish

  74. Samuel Diaz

    Samuel DiazΠριν 2 μήνες

    In 0:46 your dog was having fun by himself Agadmator xD

  75. Gajanan Sawant

    Gajanan SawantΠριν 2 μήνες

    Giri vs nepo is like a buffet

  76. Raghuveer Dubagunta

    Raghuveer DubaguntaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Svidler: I castle Queen side Magnus: So you choose death 😂😂

  77. Zack Sherry

    Zack SherryΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus can see the very near future like Spiderman!:D

  78. trequor

    trequorΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow this Magnus character is pretty strong... I think he has a bright future ahead of him!

  79. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Cro Magnon: A next step in the evolution of humans. Pro Magnus: A next step in the evolution of human chess players.

  80. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    It is not yet already Sunday where I am at, so I am still having an excellent rest of my Saturday.

  81. Dion Prasetyo

    Dion PrasetyoΠριν 2 μήνες

    we need more vids about yesterday semifinal

  82. Ramin Jafarzadeh

    Ramin JafarzadehΠριν 2 μήνες

    your "castle, captures and all the other ca- words" are eventually sounding like Hikaru's!!! You watch his streams a lot I guess :D


    ABHINAV JAINΠριν 2 μήνες

    "If losing against tal, neither works" - me

  84. angelo tomaro

    angelo tomaroΠριν 2 μήνες

    ,all was hanging

  85. whatta gronk

    whatta gronkΠριν 2 μήνες

    You gotta say sorry just to scratch your leg?

  86. X N

    X NΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why even bother to qualify for top 4 if you are going to resign at move 26. Svidler disappoints. Ivanchuk should've been the one to qualify. Shame!

  87. Stein Brecher

    Stein BrecherΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm kinda getting tired of the "sorry about that" thing. it takes literally 2 seconds to fix and no one can tell the difference anyway. the rest is pure fun. Peace!

  88. Navaraj Panday

    Navaraj PandayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Stein Brecher maybe its just his habit to apologize for even negligible discomfort he gives to others

  89. Stein Brecher

    Stein BrecherΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Navaraj Panday ​ I guess the majority of excellent subscribers find the quote amusing every time, and fair enough, but for some reason it just bothers the hell out of me the idea that someone is compulsively offering idle apologies for something he can effortlessly prevent... idk.

  90. Navaraj Panday

    Navaraj PandayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sorry about that are the sacred words of the channel. Your comment is a sin

  91. Kohinoor Banerjee

    Kohinoor BanerjeeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Just woke up and watching this haha

  92. Electro Wizard

    Electro WizardΠριν 2 μήνες

    Watching the game, alot of moves come to mind and mistakes are noticed but sometimes GMs play absolute weird move like castling into lion's mouth and also they have such a huge time difference on the clock that they have to resign. How does that work

  93. Captain Charisma

    Captain CharismaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Time constraints ruin chess

  94. Kenneth Cunado

    Kenneth CunadoΠριν 2 μήνες

    I think sorry about that is a habit😁. Why not fix before the video.

  95. Gideon Lapig

    Gideon LapigΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey agad kindly remove d subs... for me its a distraction tnx

  96. Electro Wizard

    Electro WizardΠριν 2 μήνες

    It is so weird how easily Magnus converts wins

  97. tehemton

    tehemtonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but is casting allowed if the spaces between the rook and the king are attacked? Was svidler's castle legal if the Black's black bishop is slicing between the king and the rook?

  98. Greg Miller

    Greg MillerΠριν 2 μήνες

    There is NO ONE better to showcase chess. Honestly this is the best chess content out there.

  99. roy gbv

    roy gbvΠριν 2 μήνες

    Spoil away Agadmator. Spoil away. For me it's a relief. How the hell is Carlsen so good?!

  100. SergetheGrim

    SergetheGrimΠριν 2 μήνες

    Untrue, some are already born with native predispositions that have little to do with specific training in a certain age, same with being born as an idiot - you can not train a prodigy out of a complete imbecile

  101. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 08:38

  102. giray sinan save

    giray sinan saveΠριν 2 μήνες

    carlsen's parents claimed "any child can be prodigy, if they be trained in specific area at the age of 3-6". they proved their claim.

  103. SergetheGrim

    SergetheGrimΠριν 2 μήνες

    Well he has got some modest 190 iq and is basically a prodigy so here you have the answer

  104. surajit paul

    surajit paulΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sign of too much fear!! That's why world cup is so exciting..

  105. Raynman Gaming

    Raynman GamingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Svidler did pretty good for being down a rook the entire game.

  106. Buzzsaw Jim-Duggen

    Buzzsaw Jim-DuggenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Its always the Sicilian defense..

  107. Mandros

    MandrosΠριν 2 μήνες

    So when Chess World championship comes don't let Magnus go to the tiebreaks, He will crush you.

  108. Panos

    PanosΠριν 2 μήνες

    What's that sorry about that in every video?

  109. carlingtonme

    carlingtonmeΠριν 2 μήνες

    The clock master.strikes again

  110. Alexis Gacha

    Alexis GachaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Who can defeat magnus? Anyone?

  111. skhartoc

    skhartocΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love Svidler to death, but there was no mystery as who won this match before even watching the video. Magnus is just a monster.

  112. Luke Egan

    Luke EganΠριν 2 μήνες

    Svidler moved his queen far too much in the opening. His undeveloped kingside bishop and rook attest to that. Giving Carlsen so many tempi is never a good idea.

  113. Narayanan Subramaniam

    Narayanan SubramaniamΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agatmator, you are awesome in explaining the chess moves. I have learnt from you a lot. I am just beginner... I watch your videos daily at least once.

  114. A L

    A LΠριν 2 μήνες

    The king is still in dangerous position. *Proceed castling right in front all attackers*

  115. The Algerian Tank

    The Algerian TankΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow... Castling to the bare Queenside! And they say when GMs do an abnormality they are right... Shame...