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Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva (2020),
16.8.2020, GAME 1
Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence (C65)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. O-O f6 9. a4 a5 10. Be3 b6 11. h4 Qe8 12. g3 Be7 13. Ne1 Nc5 14. Ng2 Be6 15. b3 Qd7 16. Qe2 Rae8 17. f3 Bxc4 18. dxc4 Qh3 19. Kf2 Qe6 20. Kg1 f5 21. exf5 Qxf5 22. Rad1 Qh3 23. Bf2 Bd6 24. Rfe1 Re7 25. Qe3 Ref7 26. f4 exf4 27. gxf4 Qg4 28. Qe2 Rxf4 29. Qxg4 Rxg4 30. Rd4 Rg6 31. h5 Rh6 32. Rh4 Rf5 33. Be3 Rhxh5 34. Rxh5 Rxh5 35. Bf4 Bxf4 36. Nxf4 Rf5 37. Ne6 Nxe6 38. Rxe6 c5 39. Re7 h5 40. Rxc7 Kh7 41. Kg2 Kh6 42. c3 Rf6 43. Rc8 Kg5 44. Rd8 Kg4 45. b4 h4
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. MrRaindog

    MrRaindogΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad: "What would YOU play in this position?" Me: "Pig to blunder 5."

  2. Damon Dance

    Damon DanceΠριν 2 μήνες

    I must ask.. As a self aware American.. What on earth makes you a captain America fan lol

  3. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 2 μήνες

    That ending...

  4. JD Muñoz

    JD MuñozΠριν 2 μήνες

    so The Berlin is the meta in 2020?

  5. Mustafa Karataş

    Mustafa KarataşΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:42 turan saldırısı xD

  6. Jake Quirit

    Jake QuiritΠριν 2 μήνες

    The glitch is annoying ;(

  7. You

    YouΠριν 2 μήνες

    I used to create such funny pawn structures when I just started playing against my dad 😂😂

  8. cr0mag

    cr0magΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can someone explain why it's called the Ruy Lopez when my chess books call it the Spanish game?

  9. Clint Ottinger

    Clint OttingerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ruy Lopez had enough gold to buy Spain. next question?

  10. Keto Mousketo

    Keto MousketoΠριν 2 μήνες

    After seeing the moment when "the material is completely equal on the queenside" Hikaru should have resigned. It was completely winning for Magnus. To make it longer is disrespect for the world champion. Thats why a lot of people don't like Hikaru. Look up a recent game of Nepo and Magnus and learn some modesty and know your place. Unless... He trully was thinking that he could win that...

  11. Clint Ottinger

    Clint OttingerΠριν 2 μήνες

    well it is a quick round...sometimes it takes a moment to catch up and realize the situation you're in...maybe?

  12. SuperiorKnight

    SuperiorKnightΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus is a flipping millionaire can someone buy him a decent camera and microphone it’s kinda embarrassing

  13. Nassem Wajdy

    Nassem WajdyΠριν 2 μήνες

    That outro tho

  14. Wael Almattar

    Wael AlmattarΠριν 2 μήνες

    why there is no sorry about that?

  15. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Definitely the two best rapid player in the world! What a match. I think best of 7 is too much though



    I like the older games before engines ruined chess

  17. D Po

    D PoΠριν 2 μήνες

    how you not gonna cover hikaru's brilliant wins yesterday?

  18. Gagan Deep

    Gagan DeepΠριν 2 μήνες

    Appears like agad is a huge Magnus fan😂😂

  19. Kaushal Jain

    Kaushal JainΠριν 2 μήνες

    I have played the new move of this match plenty of times

  20. Leftyriver Funforlife

    Leftyriver FunforlifeΠριν 2 μήνες

    I don't know why , but can't get enough of this channel . Anyone else feels like me ?

  21. Arnav Jain

    Arnav JainΠριν 2 μήνες

    When I heard that f6 was almost played in all games of Berlin - “ it was in this position that I resigned the game as there was nothing to be done here “

  22. Dorian

    DorianΠριν 2 μήνες

    He left the last seconds in for the next "Agadmator best moments" video.

  23. Dorian

    DorianΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:43 it's VI. 6 in roman numerals.

  24. LouisVuittonDonVG

    LouisVuittonDonVGΠριν 2 μήνες

    How is Magnus so much better than Naka

  25. klyde Bajeyd

    klyde BajeydΠριν 2 μήνες

    Me too the audio is not good.

  26. Gerald Chifanzwa

    Gerald ChifanzwaΠριν 2 μήνες

    0:47 why not Nxe5? looks like a loose pawn.

  27. Gerald Chifanzwa

    Gerald ChifanzwaΠριν 2 μήνες

    @daniel gomez bravo haa i see now. Thanx bro

  28. daniel gomez bravo

    daniel gomez bravoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Qd4 threatens checkmate and the e5 knight so you lose a piece for a pawn

  29. bountY

    bountYΠριν 2 μήνες

    E5 HANGING 1:00

  30. Rajdeep Mane

    Rajdeep ManeΠριν 2 μήνες

    i guess its raining at the beach.....

  31. atwarwithdust

    atwarwithdustΠριν 2 μήνες

    Call it the Bird-of-Prey formation.

  32. Anil Bista

    Anil BistaΠριν 2 μήνες

    I can sense Magnus being exhausted from all the tournaments It reminds me of sinqufield cup

  33. BrightNight88

    BrightNight88Πριν 2 μήνες

    it's just painful watching Hikaru play on in these lost positions against Magnus

  34. Naveen Kedilaya

    Naveen KedilayaΠριν 2 μήνες

    So brave of hikaru to exchange everything and go into the endgame with Magnus.

  35. David Castro

    David CastroΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why would you trade 4 pieces when you are down 2 pawns against the best endgame player in the world

  36. Helivar Palac

    Helivar PalacΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakamura's attack pattern/pawn structure at 2:53 looks like the Crane Wing Maneauver in ancient warfare lol

  37. rkrmtest

    rkrmtestΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator's thug life at 7:57..."even though you dont really care about it"

  38. RG

    RGΠριν 2 μήνες

    1:12 Can't you capture though? After Qd4, threatening mate in 1 and attacking the knight, you can play Ng4, defending against the mate. Black plays Bxg4, white plays Qxd4, black captures the pawn with check on f2, and white plays Kd1, and there are no more useful checks and no captures available for black. White king is in the center of the board, but white definitely has some compensation. Plus, black wouldn't have many pieces left to attack the white king. I wouldn't mind playing this line tbh.

  39. RG

    RGΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Mats de Vink I haven't won a pawn, but I control the center and I have a superior pawn structure. I'm not particularly afraid of my king being in the center of the board, with 1 bishop and both knights out of the game on either side. I feel like I can exchange pieces rather easily and enter into an endgame with a better position, plus I will have the more active king. I'm not saying Hikaru should go for this, or that I would if I was a player of his caliber playing against the world champion, but I wouldn't mind playing this position against some other player at my level (~2100 rapid rating online).

  40. Mats de Vink

    Mats de VinkΠριν 2 μήνες

    So in the end you have not won a pawn, your king is in the centre, black’s queen is incredibly active and you have lost castling priviliges, seems like a terrible position.

  41. Your Boy Mr Mac

    Your Boy Mr MacΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus is so damn strong. Hikaru can calculate tactics quickly but watching Magnus find these subtle moves which slowly wrench apart an opponent's position is kind of scary.

  42. Shariiffle

    ShariiffleΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru is the killer.

  43. unelune

    uneluneΠριν 2 μήνες

    It would of been interesting to see how black finishes the game to a win

  44. Sonny Jay

    Sonny JayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus will be winner at the end anyways

  45. MikeKye200

    MikeKye200Πριν 2 μήνες

    That kingside pawn formation by Nakamura without a white squared bishop looks suicidal.

  46. Joshua Zhong

    Joshua ZhongΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:38 I’m sure pvc could come up with a name for ir

  47. Isaac Johnson

    Isaac JohnsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why did Hikaru aggressively trade down into a losing end game?

  48. Roy Long

    Roy LongΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:40 strange setup - see hikaru's two videos on ranking chess openings this one looks sort of like "the hippo"

  49. Jack Waddell

    Jack WaddellΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thanks for working through your holiday! What a guy!

  50. 14zRobot

    14zRobotΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:50 looks like a crab

  51. Escape Room Leander

    Escape Room LeanderΠριν 2 μήνες

    And it was in this position, using one of the oldest openings known in chess, that two grandmasters still found a unique position after only 10 moves.

  52. Johannes Axelsson

    Johannes AxelssonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Noce work as usually, but the sound is horrible.

  53. Maciek Trybuszewski

    Maciek TrybuszewskiΠριν 2 μήνες

    And it was in this new position Medo laid to rest.

  54. Maciek Trybuszewski

    Maciek TrybuszewskiΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Peter Mortensen 0:00.

  55. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες


  56. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Do" is missing in the title (QUASM) - and no, it is not in the thumbnail. See e.g.: _youtube DOT com/watch?v=t4yWEt0OSpg&t=1m49s_ See also _youtube DOT com/watch?v=kS5NfSzXfrI_

  57. Mohit Butta Music

    Mohit Butta MusicΠριν 2 μήνες

    I like the last seconds after two-three 'uhh uhh' and then a good humming before the video ends.

  58. Paul Prem

    Paul PremΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thanks for your comments!

  59. hstandeffer

    hstandefferΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru: *offers trade for 4 straight pieces* Magnus: ...ok? Hikau: *forfeits* ???

  60. Veavictis Asmadi

    Veavictis AsmadiΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Qwerty BC Maybe the buffet was opened

  61. Qwerty BC

    Qwerty BCΠριν 2 μήνες

    yeah i genuinely dont understand what he was thinking for offering that many trades after being down two pawns

  62. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 2 μήνες

    What a sad failure for Hikaru

  63. m.shami 999

    m.shami 999Πριν 2 μήνες

    2:48 it’s called the samurai

  64. Mzhavee

    MzhaveeΠριν 2 μήνες

    I always thought the berlin defence was called the "brilliant" defence, weird

  65. Chinmay Bhalchandra

    Chinmay BhalchandraΠριν 2 μήνες

    It will be great if you create a series of unorthodox/unusual opening games.

  66. Andrei

    AndreiΠριν 2 μήνες

    I can t wait for blitz games

  67. Ash Purohit

    Ash PurohitΠριν 2 μήνες

    This is so great that that advantage can be gained with black pieces depending on how u play..

  68. Hani Ashkir

    Hani AshkirΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ok let is watch this game

  69. Harish Eswaran

    Harish EswaranΠριν 2 μήνες

    I am noticing that magnus Carlson loves to prepare moves, sometimes not preparing it is stronger but he always prepare moves.

  70. George Ray

    George RayΠριν 2 μήνες

    And Magnus lost the 3rd set in the end

  71. F M

    F MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaro is fading...makes you wonder if Magnus lost the first match to draw out Hikaro's tactics or to make the competition more interesting for the fans

  72. Rohan Sharma

    Rohan SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why do both of them prefer black?


    VANIX GAMINGΠριν 2 μήνες

    Breaking- Magnus blundered in the next blitz game and lost

  74. Denish Amsih

    Denish AmsihΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus should play his natural game as he usually does

  75. Gilbert Talbot

    Gilbert TalbotΠριν 2 μήνες

    You need some rest just like Magnus loosing the set today

  76. Clint Ottinger

    Clint OttingerΠριν 2 μήνες

    finally he let the set free. it was so tight. now it is so loose.

  77. manu 1945

    manu 1945Πριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus won but in general he is playing lousy chess. He is a great positional player not Tal.

  78. Requinix17

    Requinix17Πριν 2 μήνες

    "The material on the board is completely equal... on the queenside"

  79. Joe the Mailman

    Joe the MailmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Not sure I need to watch the next World Championship. Is Magnus the only one who doesn't make mistakes?

  80. Rahel Agha

    Rahel AghaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakamura won the match he won the first game of blitz and draw second one . The score is 2-1 for Hikaru

  81. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Spoiler alert

  82. Chad Raush

    Chad RaushΠριν 2 μήνες

    I wonder why he traded down into that end game?

  83. Rodrigo Pavez

    Rodrigo PavezΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmatorino and I fightin all Binod's zombies in the chat 😎😎

  84. Quinto

    QuintoΠριν 2 μήνες

    I hope they will realize that they cannot both play just with the black pieces

  85. Quinto

    QuintoΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:31 agadmator.exe has stopped working

  86. Atilolzz

    AtilolzzΠριν 2 μήνες

    Best video ending ever

  87. Q.M

    Q.MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wtf why did hikaru trade everything when he’s down on pawns?

  88. Burhan Qerimi

    Burhan QerimiΠριν 2 μήνες

    So he won't lose more material

  89. VREB Ds

    VREB DsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is this game really played by Hikaru Nakamura?!! 🤷🏽‍♂️ Or by some Kid who Hacked his system?? Playing against the World Champion ( Endgame MACHINE ) , already down 2 Pawns ( connected ) still, gone for trade everything !! 🤦🏽‍♂️

  90. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες

    Got to run..maybe I can catch a game this evening.

  91. Tom Conners

    Tom ConnersΠριν 2 μήνες

    Like the new Digs agad 👍 is it temp ? Is Medo happy?

  92. Miguel Appleton

    Miguel AppletonΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 3:15 Hikaru just blunders the opportunity to play Rook f to e1 for a Tetris line

  93. Preetham B

    Preetham BΠριν 2 μήνες

    please show us the standings mate please

  94. Revolsin

    RevolsinΠριν 2 μήνες

    why exactly did Hikaru start trading tons of pieces down when he was at a clear disadvantage on the king's side? just seems really odd? surely there was some counterplay in there rather than simply heading straight for a losing position

  95. Faz Naz

    Faz NazΠριν 2 μήνες

    X Æ A -12 It’s all good :) I can understand why this question was asked because it’s not so obvious why this position was terrible for white, all of black’s pieces were much superior compared to the white counterparts especially the useless white knight. You might trick a 1600 in such a position but not against the World Champion.

  96. X Æ A -12

    X Æ A -12Πριν 2 μήνες

    Faz Naz ooh okay, my bad lol

  97. Faz Naz

    Faz NazΠριν 2 μήνες

    X Æ A -12 Oh i was replying to the original comment lmao, your second comment i agree with.

  98. X Æ A -12

    X Æ A -12Πριν 2 μήνες

    Faz Naz yeah I said there may have been a combination, but still magnus’ pieces were way too dangerous. Hikaru did walk away with the victory due to magnus blundering early in March 3/4, so fair play to him

  99. Faz Naz

    Faz NazΠριν 2 μήνες

    Not really, i saw no combination that could even show any form of resistance and I’m sure Hikaru didn’t see anything either. It’s pretty much, pick your poison.

  100. Santosh Deshmukh

    Santosh DeshmukhΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah yeah A......... good bye guys.

  101. Captures_x_Captures

    Captures_x_CapturesΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator chess analysis = legendary

  102. SuperiorKnight

    SuperiorKnightΠριν 2 μήνες

    Fined!!!! Fined $1000 dollars for fixing the camera... come on.. crazy...

  103. Karan Ram

    Karan RamΠριν 2 μήνες

    However the material on the board is completely equal "ON THE QUEEN SIDE" 😁

  104. F Marks

    F MarksΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:44, 9:34 agadmator.exe stopped working

  105. Shridhar Pattar

    Shridhar PattarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Never play f3....

  106. Chess MC

    Chess MCΠριν 2 μήνες

    *Agadmator is still on holiday in the room next to his usual room.* 😁😁

  107. Ben Robinson

    Ben RobinsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    But why did Hikaru trade all his pieces when he was down two pawns?

  108. Burhan Qerimi

    Burhan QerimiΠριν 2 μήνες

    No better ideas.

  109. Burhan Qerimi

    Burhan QerimiΠριν 2 μήνες

    So he can get mated

  110. Kuba Imiela

    Kuba ImielaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why Hikaru forced trades into unequal endgame? He just resigned a few moves after that

  111. Qwerty BC

    Qwerty BCΠριν 2 μήνες

    I can only assume that he started trading off pieces because looking at white's position there really isn't anything that helps white win or draw the game, so he just went for trading pieces for lack of any other better ideas in that position

  112. Madjori

    MadjoriΠριν 2 μήνες

    Capture captures!

  113. Move_I_Got_This

    Move_I_Got_ThisΠριν 2 μήνες

    The recent draw Magnus did with the white pieces is so that there is no excuses like “oh I was upset over the fine”.

  114. Slugger Mendoza

    Slugger MendozaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why the hell would Hikaru trade down so willingly into an undesirable endgame 2 pawns down?

  115. Qwerty BC

    Qwerty BCΠριν 2 μήνες

    my only theory is that he was maybe trying to trade pieces to try and stop the ongoing attack from carlsen, but the queens had already been traded off and there wasn't really any other way to continue it as black so I don't really understand it.

  116. salmarwow

    salmarwowΠριν 2 μήνες

    You are welcome not to trade. Black would be very happy to keep pieces, since there is crushing attack ongoing.

  117. oriondx72

    oriondx72Πριν 2 μήνες

    @Slugger Mendoza hey slugger why dont you just play checkers fool!

  118. JRH

    JRHΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah, he should’ve checked with you first to see if it’s okay

  119. RPHelpingHand

    RPHelpingHandΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah never seen a player rush to such an obvious loss, he should’ve just resigned knowing he’d lost but Hikaru wanted the stats to not look to be as much of a blowout as it was in reality. No one in chess has a bigger ego than Hikaru..

  120. Kalpak Gupta

    Kalpak GuptaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Another great video and so so quick as always.

  121. Ethan Porter

    Ethan PorterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yea the sound is quite bad but I guess since its not the usual setup...... But even though.... its hard to listen, sounds like a low quality skype call.

  122. Anup Pawar

    Anup PawarΠριν 2 μήνες

    I am here just for the analysis from the best And ofcourse the "hello everyone" and "captures captures...."

  123. SmilingIbis

    SmilingIbisΠριν 2 μήνες

    Back when I was studying the Ruy, I determined to play Nc3 to counter the Berlin, transposing into the Spanish 4-Knights. I don't know why more people don't play this.

  124. Paris Dorn

    Paris DornΠριν 2 μήνες

    Because Black has several good options against it? I play 4...Bd6 myself

  125. Random Indian Dude

    Random Indian DudeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator looks like General Zod of Kandor.

  126. Sebastian

    SebastianΠριν 2 μήνες

    Bruh He does actually

  127. Narajan Husic

    Narajan HusicΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why they play only Berlin...

  128. Craxan Shards

    Craxan ShardsΠριν 2 μήνες

    That's the famous "Buffalo Horns" attack.

  129. Craxan Shards

    Craxan ShardsΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Peter Mortensen The Zulu military tactic, lol

  130. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν 2 μήνες