Battle for the Future: Endless Grind || Firouzja vs Carlsen || Altibox Norway Chess (2020)

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Alireza Firouzja vs Magnus Carlsen
Altibox Norway Chess (2020)
Reti opening (A05)
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 c5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. O-O e5 5. e4 d6 6. c3 g6 7. d4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Bg4 9. dxe5 dxe5 10. Nc3 Bg7 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxd8+ Rxd8 13. Bxf3 O-O 14. Kg2 Nd4 15. Bg5 h6 16. Bxf6 Bxf6 17. Nd5 Rd6 18. Rac1 Bd8 19. Rfd1 Kg7 20. Ne3 Ra6 21. 3a , h5 - 22. Nc4 Bf6 23. H4 Rc8 24. Ne3 Rac6 25. Rxc6 Rxc6 26. Rd3 Bd8 27. Bd1 Rc1 28. Bb3 B5 29. Rd1 Rc8 30. Ba2 A5 31 . Rd3 Forum a4 32. Kf1 Bb6 33. Rc3 Rxc3 34. Bxc3 Nb3 35. Ke1 Bc5 36. Nc2 Nc1 37. Bd5 Nd3 + 38. Ke2 Nxf2 39. Bc6 f6 for 40. Ne3 Nh1 41. Nf1 Bxa3 42. Bxb5 Bb2 43. Bxa4 Bxc3 44. Kf3 Bd4 45. G4 Hxg4 + 46. Kxg4 Nf2 + 47. Kf3 Kh6 48. Ng3 Nd3 49. Be8 Nf4 50. Ne2 Ne6 51. Bf7 Nc5 52. Ng3 Bc3 53. h5 - Be1 54. Bxg6 Bxg3 55. Kxg3 Kg5 56. Kf3 Nb3 57. Bf7 Nd4 + 58. Kg3 Ne2 + 59. Kf3 Nf4 60. Kg3 Nxh5 + 61. Bxh5 Kxh5 62. Kh3 Kh6 63. Kh4 Kg7 64. Kg3 Kf8 65. Kf2 Ke7 66. Ke2 and Ke8 67. Ke3 Kd7 68. Kd3 Kd6 69. Kc3 Kc5
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  1. Saurav Garg

    Saurav GargΠριν 2 ημέρες

    At 6:47 RD1 is mistake!!!!😨 And no one finds? After that magnus can play NxB3 capturing bishop and mean while protecting his rook. Agadmator sir please reply 🙂

  2. Mislav Ivkovic

    Mislav IvkovicΠριν 6 ημέρες

    If he just can be little more patient he came become a new world champion

  3. Stoned Alligator

    Stoned AlligatorΠριν μήνα

    Alireza: "I'm ready, master." Magnus: "Much to learn, you still have."

  4. Stats Guy

    Stats GuyΠριν μήνα

    Chess Ranking by year 1970-2020

  5. Milad Mesri

    Milad MesriΠριν μήνα

    at 6:47 after white R d3 d1, why Magnus didn't win the bishop? K d4 b3?

  6. حامد موسو

    حامد موسوΠριν μήνα

    King alireza👑

  7. Michael Thomas

    Michael ThomasΠριν 2 μήνες

    It seems to me Magnus missed the free bishop at 6:48 in the video. Capture with the knight protects the rook.

  8. Nishant Jakhad

    Nishant JakhadΠριν 2 μήνες

    A real win against Magnus is actually playing out a draw. A win against him is just by chance, mostly.

  9. sanjesh silwal

    sanjesh silwalΠριν 2 μήνες

    gone were those misa boring chess

  10. Jonatan Joensen

    Jonatan JoensenΠριν 2 μήνες

    sometimes you win and sometimes you play Magnus..

  11. Jaghob Jaghobi

    Jaghob JaghobiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Live er spil uten spil er ikke live❤Esker spil❤🙏

  12. Gregory Wonderwheel

    Gregory WonderwheelΠριν 2 μήνες

    I would have chosen 69, Kc4. I guess I'm not good enough to see why that fails to keep the opposition.

  13. Cem Doğan

    Cem DoğanΠριν 2 μήνες

    i hate these cancer ads!standing there like a goddman tree recording childeren cry?!

  14. Francis Bryan

    Francis BryanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Resigning is better than throwing temper tantrums, just like their previous game. Maybe the kid grew.

  15. Sunburn74

    Sunburn74Πριν 2 μήνες

    Around 7:00 in the vid, why didn't magnus just grab the undefended bishop when firoujza offered the room trade? The knight would then also protect the rook.

  16. Cole Abrahams

    Cole AbrahamsΠριν 2 μήνες

    14:44 shouldn’t he have gone Ke3 instead?

  17. Cole Abrahams

    Cole AbrahamsΠριν 2 μήνες

    1:39 If Nxe4, then Nxe5??

  18. Clark Richard Bueno

    Clark Richard BuenoΠριν 3 μήνες

    After the exchanges of queen, for me black has the slightest edge.... early rook connection by playing (0-0), and whites dark square still hasnt play some of his role,; development rather. .. I would like to play, but, but, i feel sleeping 😅😅😉

  19. Clark Richard Bueno

    Clark Richard BuenoΠριν 3 μήνες

    After bishop g4, queen b3! I have tested this gave me a better endgame.... . And thus, g6!?has shown me. A weakness to be exploited.. The backward pawn on d6, .. Qb3, is preparing the rook open file and a lift. Attacking the e open file... . And iam not afraid of The bishop pin....... Some. Sharper. opening is the early gobbled up on e pawn. E5.. Avoiding early class of exchange creates, i meam really create a tension on both.. And the attacker is always a winner..

  20. Owen fox - One Love, One Family!

    Owen fox - One Love, One Family!Πριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus rocks. Best player ever!

  21. Owen fox - One Love, One Family!

    Owen fox - One Love, One Family!Πριν 3 μήνες

    When he said more flexible idea at 3.55 ish I thought he was gona say morphy!

  22. Ankur Mahindroo

    Ankur MahindrooΠριν 3 μήνες

    Nice game. However, I always wonder what if there was such a variation of chess where we could promote the pawn to another king and then the opposite player had to check mate us twice in order to win.

  23. I Dunoh

    I DunohΠριν 3 μήνες

    At 6:48 what’s wrong with the knight taking the bishop as it defends the rook?

  24. ross

    rossΠριν 3 μήνες

    Maybe I'm wrong, but couldn't magnus have moved his knight on B3 at 6:50?

  25. Tim Höernle

    Tim HöernleΠριν 3 μήνες

    The outcome reflects Iran's lack of chess culture.

  26. MuttonChopsAreSpiffy

    MuttonChopsAreSpiffyΠριν 3 μήνες

    after rook d1 why not take the bishop on b3 with the knight? 6:47

  27. Tim Höernle

    Tim HöernleΠριν 3 μήνες

    Because White's rook would penetrate and Firouzja lacked confidence he could draw unless Carlsen was contained.

  28. John

    JohnΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:51 Is the bishop in b3 hanging or am I missing something?

  29. vivek jaiprakash

    vivek jaiprakashΠριν 3 μήνες

    How many times have we seen Carlsen snatching a win from a dead drawn position? He is an endgame monster..

  30. Saaniya Deora

    Saaniya DeoraΠριν 3 μήνες

    I hate how people are making excuses for Alireza

  31. Zion Saal

    Zion SaalΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion the most calculated game in norwaychess2020 Aronian, Levon - Caruana, Fabiano round 6

  32. Kalyan Srinivas Vetcha

    Kalyan Srinivas VetchaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Learnt what is a long opposition and queen opposition :)

  33. Alexander Zack

    Alexander ZackΠριν 3 μήνες

    until today i have never heard of something like "long opposition" thank you for teaching me new stuff..... also i feel somewhat bad for alireza, he hold on so long only to slip at the finish line

  34. Santosh

    SantoshΠριν 3 μήνες

    Alireza would be future wc.. This is I guess.. I saw his two games with magnus.. It was awesome.. Very confident game.

  35. Viniket T

    Viniket TΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hey agad, can you please make audio versions of these games on google podcasts.... So that i can listen to them while i drive to and fro to work...

  36. Brendan

    BrendanΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Magnus Carlsen vs Daniil Dubov, Chessable Masters 2020, Round 4, RAPID. Link to the game: Please like this so agadmator will see! :)

  37. Kwud

    KwudΠριν 3 μήνες


  38. Adel Alvin

    Adel AlvinΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is so advance 🙂I learned how to not trying to learn chess

  39. Sonic Powerr

    Sonic PowerrΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why magnus is doing Pranam/namaskar in the thumbnail picture?!

  40. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    His eyeing his feast - Alireza Firouzja

  41. Mahdi Aa

    Mahdi AaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Alireza improve day by day

  42. Snapdragon024

    Snapdragon024Πριν 3 μήνες

    This is why I love Carlesen. The dude is a chess Spartan.

  43. Mohammad SojiB

    Mohammad SojiBΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Probably the best chess player who ever played the game-Magnus Carlsen" the best line👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  44. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    @Mohammad SojiB l am not going to disagree about his rating and the dominance he has over his peers. One aspect they use to measure excellence in chess is how far advanced are you from your peers. Bobby Fischer is in the top 10 all time rating (achieved this in 1972) ,you also need to take into account the inflation over the years. I urge you to watch more videos on all ratings and GOAT debates as well. I. Dont know much about the game to go around saying who is the Goat or not but it is interesting to here what the expects say.

  45. Mohammad SojiB

    Mohammad SojiBΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yap, they might disagree that, but it is true that Carlsen is the best player of all time, his rating his records prove that he is the best..he is dominating the game of chess in ways the world has never seen..

  46. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    I made note of that statement, many pundits would disagree, but Carlsen is definitely in the top5 all time list.

  47. Animes Lovers United

    Animes Lovers UnitedΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yeah magnus, just beat that arrogant ass

  48. MRabbi Raihan

    MRabbi RaihanΠριν 3 μήνες

    in 6:46 why knight didnt capture the bishop?and if white captured the rook then magnus could recaptured it by the knight and he would be up on a whole knight,isnt it?

  49. MRabbi Raihan

    MRabbi RaihanΠριν 3 μήνες

    ok got it

  50. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    It would be just an exchange of bishops.

  51. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Lol Firoujza would capture the bishop on d8 and not the rook.

  52. Anna Svidler

    Anna SvidlerΠριν 3 μήνες

    Like majority agadmator said carlsen is the goat

  53. Henrik Burms

    Henrik BurmsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agadmator you really have a good HEART!

  54. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Literally, since he got a new valve replacement.

  55. Nathan Joyce

    Nathan JoyceΠριν 3 μήνες

    "You could even play D4 and play some attractive chess, ah, all in all this is something you don't want to do."

  56. Austin Wheeler

    Austin WheelerΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is absolutely brutal. If I blundered a game like that after all those hours of fighting for my life and holding a draw, I’d smash every keyboard I own.

  57. yiuqwfj

    yiuqwfjΠριν 3 μήνες

    can't decide on whether this is very sad or very funny.


    HEEY GUYS ANY GALSΠριν 3 μήνες

    PRESSURE PP STALL FTW by magnus carlsen

  59. Theo hulkstable

    Theo hulkstableΠριν 3 μήνες

    You wanna draw against Magnus... pull out a sketch pad and an artist ✏ pencil... only way

  60. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Or you could be named Anish Giri.

  61. Theo hulkstable

    Theo hulkstableΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yesssss hes back i am no longer bored out of my minddd! Welcome e back brother we missed you

  62. war in squares

    war in squaresΠριν 3 μήνες

    @6:47 why don't Magnus capture that white bishop with knight and his rook also be protected 🙄🙄

  63. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    That will leave the bishop on d8/e8 hanging, Firoujza wouldn't capture the rook, but the bishop which was blocked previously by the knight.

  64. Lukas Trayser

    Lukas TrayserΠριν 3 μήνες

    Was that a blender at 6:47 just capture the bishop with the knight protect the rock?? When he moved his rock?

  65. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    No, lol..... If Carlsen did that then Firoujza would capture Carlsen's bishop on d8, which was blocked by his knight....

  66. Lukas Trayser

    Lukas TrayserΠριν 3 μήνες

    I'm actually so confused

  67. Hercules Chess

    Hercules ChessΠριν 3 μήνες

    Resilience is what makes a champion💪

  68. Adam C

    Adam CΠριν 3 μήνες


  69. Great U.S. Treasure Hunt

    Great U.S. Treasure HuntΠριν 3 μήνες

    "You had better play perfect chess." "I'm going to play almost perfect." *Magnus smiles*

  70. Michael H

    Michael HΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agadmator, I really don't understand your commentary. I have been such a fan of your videos for a few years now, but you don't at all mention the questions of the World Class Grandmaster Commentators for this game, Vlad Kramnik and Judit Polgar, for the Bg5 move by White. GM Alireza gave up his Bishop pair for what, exactly? Seems like you should have touched on that point.

  71. Sean Bean

    Sean BeanΠριν 3 μήνες

    13:43 I wouldve went king g5, then traded pawns on f5, thats seems much more winning to me, you get the pawn out of the way and then you just king/pawn march up the board Edit:after looking at it in the engine, i do not see how white could recover from pawn f6 to f5.

  72. Giggity Goo

    Giggity GooΠριν 3 μήνες

    Plot twist: Alireza lost on purpose to tell Magnus that he will never draw with white against him.

  73. David Johnson

    David JohnsonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Poor Alireza. So close again, yet not able to convert his tournament into a win.

  74. Tariqul Islam

    Tariqul IslamΠριν 3 μήνες

    Welcome back Agadmator....very glad your surgery went well

  75. H Nalike

    H NalikeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sad for alireza

  76. Daniel Essien

    Daniel EssienΠριν 3 μήνες

    Good to see you again agadmator

  77. Leeuniteus Lee

    Leeuniteus LeeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why not king c4 by reza at the last move?

  78. John Cj Elcamel

    John Cj ElcamelΠριν 3 μήνες

    @6:50 is knight takes bishop winning?

  79. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    No it isn't, the bishop on d8 is not defended. Firoujza would capture the dark squared bishop instead of the rook.

  80. iseeyou1312

    iseeyou1312Πριν 3 μήνες

    15:40 Wouldn't king to c4 also work?

  81. None of your business

    None of your businessΠριν 3 μήνες

    I thought so too but the engine strongly disagrees. Black king would move back to the other side of the board(king's side) and find its way through

  82. TAR ICO

    TAR ICOΠριν 3 μήνες

    How can Medo sleep next to that 70s pillow??!!

  83. Call me R

    Call me RΠριν 3 μήνες

    This channel has helped me go closer to chess and better understanding how to moves😁 but most importantly it has helped me go through my depression and anxieties I can say as the more I watched ur channel I am being able to concentrate😌👍

  84. Alan G.

    Alan G.Πριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus has been a pro longer than Alierza's age, the fact that Firouzja got him that far is actually more impressive. Magnus please pass the torch already and stop the sillyness.

  85. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Lol age is not really anything. Magnus was 13 when he drew Kasparov who had been a pro longer than Carlsen's age now.

  86. TheMegadomino

    TheMegadominoΠριν 3 μήνες

    He literally just beat him? Pass the torch when he actually deserves it

  87. Intellectual Warrior

    Intellectual WarriorΠριν 3 μήνες

    I just wanted to let you know, it’s because of you that I fell in love with chess. You are a true treasure to the chess world. I’m obsessed with the game, it is so beautiful. Thank you 🙏🏼!

  88. Damon

    DamonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Bet he won’t make that mistake ever again!!! My god.. top 10 player can’t make mistakes like this ever. So young tho, he’s got a long road ahead

  89. craig walrath

    craig walrathΠριν 3 μήνες

    Carlsen is a great player but not the greatest of all time. In his title defenses he has only won because of tie breaks. The greatest player was Fischer. Nobody ever won 20 games in a row before. He was dominant for two years in a way no one other than Morphy ever was.

  90. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    The greatest of all time debates is all based on people's personal preference.

  91. Yuva Raj

    Yuva RajΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus knows the way to beat opponent brain,, magnificient magnus (He is thinking 24×64)

  92. TrentG the Goat

    TrentG the GoatΠριν 3 μήνες

    Welcome back. 💪

  93. Ahmad khalid Hotak

    Ahmad khalid HotakΠριν 3 μήνες

    Those new games aren't as interested as the games before 2000.

  94. Everten Plaza

    Everten PlazaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can you cover Terry Davis vs God?

  95. Sinking Buiscuit

    Sinking BuiscuitΠριν 3 μήνες

    really good analysis

  96. Raveendran K.N.

    Raveendran K.N.Πριν 3 μήνες

    15:39 only great Cuban jose raul capablanca can defend this position against magnus even in serious time trouble

  97. John Phamlore

    John PhamloreΠριν 3 μήνες

    First, congratulations on your recovery. Second, this is hardly new. This is Magnus playing a Botvinnik English as Black. Magnus has always been a natural in the English -- recall his defeating Kramnik in Kramnik's prime. Also Magnus paid to study with Kasparov and no doubt absorbed Botvinnik's wisdom through Botvinnik's star pupil.

  98. Niroshan Venkateshwaran

    Niroshan VenkateshwaranΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:50 why not Nxb3?

  99. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Because bishop on d8 is hanging.

  100. Joe Wizuber

    Joe WizuberΠριν 3 μήνες

    Welcome back bro👍

  101. How Chong

    How ChongΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:51 why can't Nxb2 then defend the rook? Edit: thanks, I saw now

  102. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Because bishop d8 is hanging, Firoujza wouldn't capture the rook but would capture the bishop

  103. Bence Zakota

    Bence ZakotaΠριν 3 μήνες


  104. Allan Chen

    Allan ChenΠριν 3 μήνες

    Who is the dude constantly on the top right corner

  105. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    The great magician from Riga Mikhail Tal.

  106. VaSavoir2007

    VaSavoir2007Πριν 3 μήνες

    If Kc4, Ke6, I'm supposing, so the opposition covers things which end up not being purely the opposition unless one uses the term as broadly as possible, which one should I suppose.

  107. Genius For Life

    Genius For LifeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Show magnus vs aronian

  108. TheBigLeChowski

    TheBigLeChowskiΠριν 3 μήνες

    So basically, if you want to win at chess, don't have Magnus Carlsen as your opponent. Got it!

  109. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    He lost against Duda, after 2 years of small wins and a million draws(Duda broke his streak in this tournament)

  110. Torq11

    Torq11Πριν 3 μήνες

    On my suggested videos I just got one from a few year's ago, and you had just hit 5000 subs!

  111. Mr Tapan

    Mr TapanΠριν 3 μήνες

    We are seeing a guitar behind!! So waiting to hear ,Hello Everyone in a musical way!!

  112. askpatrick

    askpatrickΠριν 3 μήνες

    Welcome back.

  113. Draconisrex1

    Draconisrex1Πριν 3 μήνες

    Either one of them could spot me two queens and still win.

  114. Ronald Matshavha

    Ronald MatshavhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    An IM could do the same thing

  115. Behzad Ahmadi

    Behzad AhmadiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Beautiful and tactical.Never seen a end game like this one with kings. Poor kid was on time pressure and Magnus knew it soon or later he is going to make a error. Ok

  116. Bbbumpy

    BbbumpyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ha! You're BACK! Excellent! Thanks for the easy-flowing commentary.

  117. Nick Mullen

    Nick MullenΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agad, just wanted to let you know that I gave a presentation today about my cancer research project, and I led off with "hello everyone," dropped "so what's the idea here?" and invited the audience to answer a question I posed to them while I took a nice sip of my water. This channel has changed my life 😂

  118. Youlian Ouzounov

    Youlian OuzounovΠριν 3 μήνες

    So nice to see you back , Antonio !

  119. Edgar Torres

    Edgar TorresΠριν 3 μήνες

    One wrong move

  120. Atha de Magneval

    Atha de MagnevalΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is the most Magnus of Magnus games LMAOOOO

  121. Jose M. Molina Ocampo

    Jose M. Molina OcampoΠριν 3 μήνες

    You scared me with that funny Rook move. Lol

  122. cİmİcak

    cİmİcakΠριν 3 μήνες

    Alireza is louding 75%

  123. PanHowie

    PanHowieΠριν 3 μήνες

    1500 at lichess at blitz, I had oponent that didn't know how to mate with rook and after some moves there was draw, cause of this 50 moves rule. Also once time I had oponent that didn't know how to mate with two bishops... That thinks happened