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Elizabeth Harmon vs Harry Beltik
Netflix Series - The Queen's Gambit
Caro-Kann, two knights, 3...Bg4 (B11)
Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov vs Genrikh Kasparian
Spartak Team Ch (1955), Riga LAT
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Variation Exchange Line (B11)
1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Bg4 4. h3 Bf3 5. Qf3 e6 6. g3 g6 7. Bg2 Bg7 8. O-O Nd7 9. Qe2 d4 10. Nb1 e5 11. d3 Ne7 12. f4 Qc7 13. a4 O-O 14. f5 f6 15. Nd2 Bh6 16. Kh2 Kh8 17. fg6 hg6 18. Nf3 Bc1 19. Rac1 Nc5 20. c3 Nb3 21. Rcd1 Rad8 22. Nh4 Qc8 23. Bf3 Qe6 24. Bg4 Qf7 25. Nf3 Qg8 26. h4 Kg7 27. Rf2 Rd6 28. Rdf1 Rdd8 29. Qc2 b6 30. h5 c5 31. hg6 dc3 32. bc3 c4 33. d4 ed4 34. cd4 Nd4 35. Nd4 Rd4 36. e5 f5 37. Bf5 Qd5 38. Be6 Rh8 39. Bh3 Ng6 40. Rf7 Kh6 41. Qg6 Kg6 42. R1f6 Kg5 43. Rf5 Kg6 44. R7f6 Kh7 45. Rh5 Kg7 46. Rg5 Kh7 47. Bf5
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  1. gamerstime 127

    gamerstime 127Πριν 2 ώρες

    the good old Diagon Alley

  2. Godfrey of Bouillon

    Godfrey of BouillonΠριν ημέρα

    I see you have Blizzard account what Blizzard games do you play? ;)

  3. debadyuti mondal

    debadyuti mondalΠριν 5 ημέρες

    that dog is just chilling in the couch

  4. E K Dhilip Kumar

    E K Dhilip KumarΠριν 5 ημέρες

    I wish there was a real Elizabeth Harmon. To see what impact it might have had on the men in the chess world.

  5. Nathan Gendron

    Nathan GendronΠριν 5 ημέρες

    At 13:07, why can't white play QxD3?

  6. Nathan Gendron

    Nathan GendronΠριν 5 ημέρες


  7. Terry Wootton

    Terry WoottonΠριν 6 ημέρες

    This series got me back into Chess.

  8. Salim Wadiwala

    Salim WadiwalaΠριν 5 ημέρες

    And me.

  9. Niranga Sithara

    Niranga SitharaΠριν 6 ημέρες

    She used the loo you creeps

  10. Al

    AlΠριν 7 ημέρες


  11. Saraf Dimi

    Saraf DimiΠριν 7 ημέρες

    bishop e4 why isn't working ?

  12. Fayas Amd

    Fayas AmdΠριν 7 ημέρες

    A cringy show with awkward eye contacts

  13. Jason Dodd

    Jason DoddΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Watching the series now. She plays as fast as Nepo.

  14. Jose Morales

    Jose MoralesΠριν 9 ημέρες

    My 7 year old son Also named Antonio LOVES to play chess. He practices by himself. What are some good resources that can help me improve to beat him lol he's a monster at it!

  15. bogipepper

    bogipepperΠριν 10 ημέρες

    I like chess, but you are nerding me out.

  16. Elion Ryshs

    Elion RyshsΠριν 10 ημέρες

    2:46 when u step on a lego

  17. Davor Štajcer

    Davor ŠtajcerΠριν 11 ημέρες

    13:06 king g4 ?

  18. Twixtwix

    TwixtwixΠριν 11 ημέρες

    She faces Dudley Dursley LMAOOOO

  19. Eric Dupuis

    Eric DupuisΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Couldn't you play rook to g7 then bishop to g4 for the checkmate ? Instead of rook to f5 which is longer and harder to find ?

  20. StressedLag

    StressedLagΠριν 11 ημέρες

    And if you played rock to f8 and then the other rook to f7? The king has to move or the queen has to take and if the king moved to h6 you take the rook on h8 and then check again and you could take knight with rook if the queen takes the rook on f7

  21. Craig Ebersole

    Craig EbersoleΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Great video! Thanks for breaking this down.

  22. Mario Pinot

    Mario PinotΠριν 12 ημέρες


  23. Lonnie Best

    Lonnie BestΠριν 12 ημέρες

    c4 better:

  24. Divyam Sharma

    Divyam SharmaΠριν 12 ημέρες

    2:47 (the legendary yawn)

  25. YellowCactusTv z

    YellowCactusTv zΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Yoo I found the move

  26. Bence Marosán

    Bence MarosánΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I just would like to say, that I love your videos very much! :) Congratulations on them! :)

  27. Bunch of letters

    Bunch of lettersΠριν 13 ημέρες

    "So something was happening in the bathroom"


    MACROTTVΠριν 13 ημέρες

    i think a better move would be a bishop e4

  29. Nenad Jakovljevic

    Nenad JakovljevicΠριν 14 ημέρες

    2:47 hahahaha :)

  30. Giuliano Carletta

    Giuliano CarlettaΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Polgar sagaaaaa

  31. Long Evenings

    Long EveningsΠριν 14 ημέρες

    You are very bad at explaining.

  32. BraniusBalki

    BraniusBalkiΠριν 14 ημέρες

    I like your game, A thing was figured surer.

  33. tazmon122

    tazmon122Πριν 15 ημέρες

    i seriously don't understand this show. like i got literally none of this game played in this video from the show's visual storytelling. like the show does a good job of showing what the 2 players are seeing and how they play, but a terrible job of representing the match itself. at best a handful of hard focus macro-shots of pieces that look more like the original cover of that first Brand New album. if The Queen's Gambit was about a rock-star musician instead of a chess player, it would be like all the concert footage is the bass player and 2nd guitarist smirking at each other and an occasional shot of a head-mounted gopro on the drummer. it's a good show, but i just don't get how you can pull the games without pouring over endless books to find the games that the show bases these matches on.

  34. tazmon122

    tazmon122Πριν 13 ημέρες

    @Jei Marbañiang by your comment, you think films like Ray, Ring Of Fire, The Runaways, Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, Straight Outta Compton, and 8 Mile are only for musicians. all of those movies visually show the artistry and musicianship of the main subject better than The Queen's Gambit did visually representing chess. i'm not a chess player. i don't read the books, i don't know the names, i have no strategy, and i don't care to learn....i just have a vague nostalgia of growing up in Boston and my father hanging out with the old men that would sit at the stone tables outside of Au Bon Pan with the chess boards embedded in them and they would play speed chess for money. so i'm not the audience you think i am. to me, it's not a masterpiece at all. the difference between The Queen's Gambit and Star Wars: A New Hope is that while expressing Joe Campbell's idea of "the hero's journey", Star Wars is a perfect expression, showcasing how to make it work....The Queen's Gambit on the other hand turns the concept into a bunch of obvious cliche's. the Lord of the Rings is another example of doing it right if you need something more contemporary to prove i'm not basing it on age. i'm not gonna sit here and shit on the Queen's Gambit like it's bad. it's not. they dive heavy into the rise and fall, and the pathos of this character of Beth. the people around here are real characters. they do a great job with the look and feel of the period and place, and it feels like a lived in real world. it's good. it's not something to write home about tho....and the 1 thing, the 1 thing that whole production is centered around is the chess, where once again, you can't even visually see the games.

  35. Jei Marbañiang

    Jei MarbañiangΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Netflix didn't make this for chess players only. It made it for the purpose of drama, money, accolades and popularity. That's why. To chess players it's frustrating to not see the games but to cinematographers,critics or the normal audience it's a masterpiece for it's style and visual conflicts

  36. Siriusblck3

    Siriusblck3Πριν 15 ημέρες

    11:45 isn't Rh4 Checkmate?

  37. Ted Haglin

    Ted HaglinΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Gotta be tal

  38. max vk

    max vkΠριν 16 ημέρες

    11:50 rook h4

  39. Aslarn Blackfyre

    Aslarn BlackfyreΠριν 16 ημέρες

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  40. Bob Jalla

    Bob JallaΠριν 16 ημέρες

    après le coup 44 Rg5, mat en deux coups pour le blancs : T g7 ; le roi n'a qu'une case h5, puis fou g4, mat pourquoi ne l'a t elle pas vu ???

  41. #ΦωΦ NEKO

    #ΦωΦ NEKOΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Benny watts vs beth pls

  42. Jan Vondrak

    Jan VondrakΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Great commentary! Just one point - Benny Watts (later in Las Vegas) does not point out the c4 move. He says “You shouldn’t have castled. You could have lost your advantage”. I’m not sure if that makes sense. Beth is shown pondering the c4 move but castling happened much earlier. It’s great that the games are real, but in terms of dialogue they could have consulted with Kasparov a bit more.

  43. Charske Vlogs

    Charske VlogsΠριν 17 ημέρες


  44. ron anthony

    ron anthonyΠριν 17 ημέρες

    Sorry, but does agadmator not realize that Beth Harmon is not real?

  45. arnaud verdier

    arnaud verdierΠριν 17 ημέρες

    At 11:51, if rook move towards the white king at H4, how is it not checkmate? Black could've won....

  46. Griff ///

    Griff ///Πριν 15 ημέρες

    Pawn takes

  47. Γιώργος Αποστολογιωργάκις

    Γιώργος ΑποστολογιωργάκιςΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Why qxc1 doesnt win the game as well? Without even sacrificing?

  48. Dimaratos Georgiadis

    Dimaratos GeorgiadisΠριν 18 ημέρες

    For this woman, only for this woman, I'm simp.

  49. Valentina Benivegna

    Valentina BenivegnaΠριν 19 ημέρες

    I'm a super newbie to chess but I enjoyed the show and and I enjoy watching the games explained. However, when you asked to find the way Beth finally wins, I would have moved the queen to f5. Isn't that checkmate?

  50. Yimmy Tjahjono

    Yimmy TjahjonoΠριν 19 ημέρες

    @17.15, what if queen check in C1, maybe similar result? Albeit some unknown variables as this is not a forced move

  51. DarkForestFox

    DarkForestFoxΠριν 21 ημέρα

    What about Queen to C1?

  52. Nick S

    Nick SΠριν 21 ημέρα

    20:50 Probably played by some random dude who’s name rhymes with Shmaul Porphy....

  53. Miss Norman

    Miss NormanΠριν 22 ημέρες

    My mom made fun of me for watching the Croatia GCT last year and then binged this show without me.

  54. Cathsaigh

    CathsaighΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Hey, I found Bishop to e6, though I wasn't confident that there wouldn't be something better.

  55. Aviral Singh

    Aviral SinghΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Lol at 11:46 rook h4 was check mate 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  56. Gandra64

    Gandra64Πριν 21 ημέρα

    What? You just lose a rook by pawn takes h4

  57. Ari Budre

    Ari BudreΠριν 23 ημέρες

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  58. emordnilap backwards

    emordnilap backwardsΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I love this Antonio guy. He is a legend.

  59. nicholasaurus

    nicholasaurusΠριν 24 ημέρες

    To play Chess don't you have to always suspend your disbelief that there is always one best move? To put it another way, there is always one best move right? Knowing that makes it not as exciting right?

  60. Paul White

    Paul WhiteΠριν 24 ημέρες

    ...she ate too much russian food , felt sick and went to the shithouse to have a big technicolour ivan -chuck.After the involuntary throat gargle , she felt better.

  61. Alton Horton

    Alton HortonΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

  62. The Blind Owl

    The Blind OwlΠριν 24 ημέρες

    I don't understand all the excitement when this character is only factious.

  63. Jack Noble

    Jack NobleΠριν 26 ημέρες

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  65. Romeo Arenzana

    Romeo ArenzanaΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Great analysis, Agadmator. Much appreciated. BTW, that Dudley actor was also in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a film by the Coen brothers. I believe it's still on Netflix. Highly recommended.

  66. Ivan Petrov

    Ivan PetrovΠριν 26 ημέρες

    #suggestion Beth Harmon vs Benny Watts

  67. Sam wise

    Sam wiseΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Morphy vs that count dude

  68. Jack Casey

    Jack CaseyΠριν 26 ημέρες

    It's a little hard to imagine that Beth missed that pawn move. I just started playing a couple months ago and am not a very good player and it stood out to me almost immediately

  69. Chandu singh

    Chandu singhΠριν 27 ημέρες

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  70. Daniel Byrne

    Daniel ByrneΠριν 28 ημέρες

    At 11:45 you say black can't offer check but isn't rook to h4 checkmate?

  71. Zoran

    ZoranΠριν 26 ημέρες

    You can take with the pawn

  72. Line Pedersen

    Line PedersenΠριν 28 ημέρες

    *Not gonna spoil anything or talk about the show* Talks about Beth's reactions, and how she acts... ok.

  73. Ventire Dominus

    Ventire DominusΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Ayy I found a c6 xD

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    Beverly DoxtatorΠριν 29 ημέρες

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  75. bat in the attic

    bat in the atticΠριν μήνα

    Is it fair to say that if you're a little bit 'aspie' you might be gifted at chess?

  76. Wa Jewova

    Wa JewovaΠριν μήνα

    What if the king escaped to h5 instead of g5?

  77. Think and Act Music

    Think and Act MusicΠριν μήνα

    Music for player Chess :

  78. Jay McNaughton

    Jay McNaughtonΠριν μήνα

    In the book, she does start menstruating but there is no one else in the bathroom. What she does is visualize they game on the floor until she finds a way to win. Walter Tevis has done this before with a character, in the Hustler Minnesota Fats goes and freshens up after several hours of play and comes back fresh a a daisy to beat Fast Eddy in their first game.

  79. Ádám Horváth

    Ádám HorváthΠριν μήνα

    There is a mate in two moves instead of 7. After King moves to G5 from the chess, you play rook G7 and then the King has to step H5 and after that there is the mate, Bishop to G4 and thast is chees-mate.

  80. Zoran

    ZoranΠριν 26 ημέρες

    if Rook G7 there is H6

  81. MN Vihaan 180

    MN Vihaan 180Πριν μήνα

    gawd....who all know her from PEAKY BLINDERS

  82. Ken Spencer

    Ken SpencerΠριν μήνα

    Yeah, Black's g6 was a real head-scratcher for me.

  83. steve wong

    steve wongΠριν μήνα


  84. Abdel Aziz

    Abdel AzizΠριν μήνα

    And what would be the game with c4?

  85. JP Crush Gaming/Food Reviews

    JP Crush Gaming/Food ReviewsΠριν μήνα

    After rook f7 check Kh6 Qb2 why not Nf5

  86. Gabriel Dimitrov

    Gabriel DimitrovΠριν μήνα

    17:31 Checkmate in two moves: 1. Queen moves from C2 to C1. Check. Black king moves from H6 to H5 2. Rook goes from F1 to F5. Checkmate

  87. Daniel Garrison

    Daniel GarrisonΠριν μήνα

    Or black blocks with the rook. Or with the knight. Not sure how those play out but it's not checkmate on the next move I don't think.

  88. RandomBerlin

    RandomBerlinΠριν μήνα

    Has anyone figured out why pawn to e4 is the stronger move?

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  90. Farshad MH

    Farshad MHΠριν μήνα

    you are talking more and this cause we are forgetting original game moves :(

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  93. IAmAgainst

    IAmAgainstΠριν μήνα

    Losing the game was the first step of his strategy to get pity sex from her. He was so much ahead of her..

  94. National Socialism

    National SocialismΠριν μήνα

    Still counts

  95. sammy3212321

    sammy3212321Πριν μήνα

    17:17 Could you not just move queen to C1 and checkmate with the pawn/bishop?

  96. G L

    G LΠριν 23 ημέρες

    you can block the queens attack with the black rook. Also watch out for getting checkmated with the black queen and rook yourself.

  97. Inge

    IngeΠριν μήνα

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  99. Andreas Landgraf

    Andreas LandgrafΠριν μήνα

    just noted that the link in the description is not the game from Rashid against Kasparian, buth rather his famous queen sac against Chernikov. Did you ever show the game against Kasparian before? I couldn't find it. Although ist belongs to his very best in my opinion. The bishop move to free the f-file and then the mate combination are just awesome. I would have liked some more explanation regarding the c4 move.

  100. degmar

    degmarΠριν μήνα

    2:40 (Harmon castles). In the show, Benny indicates that this was a mistake and Beltik could've won at this point (dialogue below). Can you discuss this? Benny: You shouldn’t have castled. In your game with Beltik. Elizabeth: I needed to get the rook out. Benny: Well, you could’ve lost your advantage. Elizabeth: I don’t think so. Benny: He plays pawn-takes-pawn. You can’t take back. Your problem is your queen knight. Elizabeth (to mother later): Beltik could’ve beat me.

  101. Darryl Egley

    Darryl EgleyΠριν μήνα

    in the final position of opera game where Beth defeats Benny in blitz, the setup is wrong. White’s king is shown on B1, but in the Morphy game it was at C1, having castled queen side.

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  103. David

    DavidΠριν μήνα

    on 18:40 if white move rook to g7, check. Black king can only move to h5. Then white bishop to g4 is checkmate.

  104. Adrian Suter

    Adrian SuterΠριν μήνα

    I think the most famous chess game ever ist not Morphy's "A Night at the Opera", but Adolf Anderssen's "Immortal".

  105. supermarc45

    supermarc45Πριν μήνα

    Nezhmetdinov was also orphaned and learned chess just by watching others play.

  106. Earl Jaden

    Earl JadenΠριν μήνα

    I''ll coach your chess for an affordable price on fiverr for anyone who's interested @t It's a great way for me to pay for my tuition. Thanks!

  107. Siraj Shaik

    Siraj ShaikΠριν μήνα

    The written english translation is closing the game board Sir...

  108. Joey Vierra

    Joey VierraΠριν μήνα

    What about queen c1 instead of the sacrifice? I feel like it would work too

  109. Pedro Pascoa

    Pedro PascoaΠριν μήνα

    Is that checkmate tho?

  110. Jackson Graves

    Jackson GravesΠριν μήνα

    The moment where Beth leaves to go to the bathroom is actually much earlier if you look at the show. It happens at 5:04 in this video after the pawns are exchanged. It's interesting, because when actually following the drama of the game thanks to this very nice video, the moment you identified at 10:28 was a much more stressful moment for white. I don't see much to be very stressed about at 5:04 but that's when she leaves the table in the show.

  111. Jackson Graves

    Jackson GravesΠριν μήνα

    Actually, sorry, it looks like the show just uses the bathroom break to skip directly from 5:04 to 10:28. When Beth gets up and leaves the table, the board is in the position at 5:04 here. But when she gets back, the board is in the position at 10:28.

  112. dimas yuda

    dimas yudaΠριν μήνα

    can you just add a text when you explain your move instead of the actual game, thats confuse me and you just tell the spoiler dude