Nakamura: Playing Magnus Again Will be Fun! || MVL vs Carlsen || Speed Chess Semifinals (2020)

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Maxime Vachier Lagrave vs Magnus Carlsen
Speed Chess Championship, Bullet 1+0
Robatsch defence, two knights variation (B06)
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  1. ytmndman

    ytmndmanΠριν μήνα

    How come you're not putting the PGNs in the description anymore?

  2. D B F

    D B FΠριν μήνα

    just how many completely new game this shit has??? lmao

  3. pectorialis

    pectorialisΠριν μήνα

    after: ... Qxe7 - wasn't the black bishop hanging? Couldn't MVL respond: Qxa6? rather than queen trade?

  4. Mark James

    Mark JamesΠριν μήνα

    i don’t mind the interruption, but doesn’t yelena have keys?

  5. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν μήνα

    9:12 How could those 3 seconds just elapse when you assured us that for them this was infinite time? How can you run out of time when you have infinite time?

  6. Jeremy Expiritu

    Jeremy ExpirituΠριν μήνα

    is the opening Magnus used a variation of the pirc defense???

  7. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    Magnus has the Morphy walk of the King, hope to see it again.

  8. Sandoval Weisz

    Sandoval WeiszΠριν μήνα

    I'm sure Magnus is trying some AlphaZero stuff, maybe trying too hard but I respect it!

  9. CaradhrasAiguo49

    CaradhrasAiguo49Πριν μήνα

    08:03 White would be up the exchange, not a full piece

  10. Alexander Goldthorpe

    Alexander GoldthorpeΠριν μήνα

    Why didn't Magnus just castle in this game? XD Instead he plays Rf8 and later Kf7, Kg8. Could've saved time, no?

  11. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

    There is no remorse like the remorse of chess

  12. cptnoremac

    cptnoremacΠριν μήνα

    8:02 That's not a free knight. You're just regaining the material. Basically you're grabbing the knight instead of the bishop or winning the exchange.

  13. melvin de bosscher

    melvin de bosscherΠριν μήνα

    Doggo always there to defend our great Agadmator!

  14. submalevolent grace

    submalevolent graceΠριν μήνα

    Mvl is very strong, but I dont think either players are playing their best chess with a second increment.

  15. TheCreeperkiller

    TheCreeperkillerΠριν μήνα

    7:36, wouldn't Qxh6 also work? It threatens checkmate. If Rh7, simply capture the bishop, might be counterplay with Ng4+, Kg1, but should still be good for white. If Rf6, then Bxf6, Qxf6, Qxh5 and you're up a rook.

  16. mohamad pesarak tanha

    mohamad pesarak tanhaΠριν μήνα

    Mailman ,pitza guy and now yelena resighn the battle vs medo. Who is next?

  17. Qoheleth

    QohelethΠριν μήνα

    "Too weak, too slow"

  18. MasterTallness

    MasterTallnessΠριν μήνα

    First time I saw the move!

  19. Star Dorminey

    Star DormineyΠριν μήνα

    I figured out the question!! This is the first time I've ever figured out Agadmator's question, I'm chuffed.

  20. :Indranil Pramanik

    :Indranil PramanikΠριν μήνα

    I am sorry about that 😂

  21. Fortifor

    FortiforΠριν μήνα

    7:32 It happen often in your videos. I love them, maybe you need to take more time or maybe is one of your feature. Anyway, thank you Agadmator

  22. 1 Champs1127

    1 Champs1127Πριν μήνα

    5:00 It was in this position that Agadmator’s dog resigned the game.

  23. PikaPilot

    PikaPilotΠριν μήνα

    Maxine's ability to keep up with such a complicated mid-game is insane. Well earned victory.

  24. Sina Mousanezhad

    Sina MousanezhadΠριν μήνα

    8:01 you are not up any material 🤨🧐

  25. Sina Mousanezhad

    Sina MousanezhadΠριν μήνα

    You are just up a pawn

  26. Sina Mousanezhad

    Sina MousanezhadΠριν μήνα

    You will be

  27. Gopal Srinivasan

    Gopal SrinivasanΠριν μήνα

    nice game

  28. Al Depantchu

    Al DepantchuΠριν μήνα


  29. Suryam Gupta

    Suryam GuptaΠριν μήνα

    8:47 Isn't pawn to g3 also winning? There would be an attack on the knight and bishop at the same time and the pawn also frees space for the king to avoid backrank checkmate.

  30. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν μήνα

    Good Stuff

  31. Hans Nase

    Hans NaseΠριν μήνα

    5:10 after the rook is moved to c1 why doesn't Magnus ever grab the free a4 pawn?

  32. Dr Mark Warner

    Dr Mark WarnerΠριν μήνα

    Magnus tried to mix it up, but Maxime played a good classical game.

  33. Mr TrustWorthy

    Mr TrustWorthyΠριν μήνα

    2.04 he could have captured the pawn right?

  34. Steve Mills

    Steve MillsΠριν μήνα

    I know I keep saying this but Magnus always ends up with doubled isolated pawns.

  35. Michele

    MicheleΠριν μήνα

    10:30 "it's not the mailman or the pizza guy but it was actually Elena..." we love you ANTONIO!

  36. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Chess Story in 3 Minutes

  37. Percin Imrek

    Percin ImrekΠριν μήνα

    The dog got suspiciously quiet after Agadmator went to ''silence'' him...

  38. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    He got him in a carotid choke, but he wasn't sorry about that one.

  39. Harmjan Roeles

    Harmjan RoelesΠριν μήνα

    Is this guitar make sounds some days?

  40. J Stn

    J StnΠριν μήνα

    WTH did Magnus let E6 happen at 2:10? Was there anything wrong at all with playing E7-E6 by black?

  41. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great game. Thank you.

  42. Corbin Lowe

    Corbin LoweΠριν μήνα

    MVL again! Could he possibly win the 2020-2021 Candidate's Tournament and go on to defeat Magnus for the World Championship?

  43. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    One wonders if Magnus has peaked in his career, or if he's just slumming it while waiting for the world to return to normal, or if playing so much chess at a computer is beginning to dull his superiority. Of course, no one remains on top forever, and Magnus has been world champion in classical time format (OTB) for seven years now, which is getting to be pretty lengthy.

  44. Sashank Vsl

    Sashank VslΠριν μήνα

    2992?? Someone, please explain!!

  45. MsLondondude

    MsLondondudeΠριν μήνα

    When you double check your mind and try to find the check Agadmator can see that you cant! 7:33

  46. josefrees

    josefreesΠριν μήνα

    Love that top level chess meta is play off beat moves to make magnus do calculations.

  47. Mr. Everest

    Mr. EverestΠριν μήνα

    Save water Drinks beer. - Agadmator T-Shirt 2020

  48. Al Depantchu

    Al DepantchuΠριν μήνα

    8:59- Maxime creates a pawn that did not exist until that move.

  49. Al Depantchu

    Al DepantchuΠριν μήνα

    @retro dunk of course he meant passed pawn. it was just funny

  50. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    He probably meant A4 pawn by itself(isolated or passed pawn). ESL perhaps.

  51. Stephen Grabarek

    Stephen GrabarekΠριν μήνα

    Your very lucky agad... that 1 BTC is worth over 18k

  52. Al Depantchu

    Al DepantchuΠριν μήνα

    8:07- you're not up a piece.

  53. Al Depantchu

    Al DepantchuΠριν μήνα

    @Gnash R down an exchange. Not up a piece.

  54. Gnash R

    Gnash RΠριν μήνα

    Both white queen and white rook are under attack

  55. Bobromil

    BobromilΠριν μήνα

    What is the drawback of capturing that pawn on e5 at around the 2 minute mark?

  56. Sonneborn Family Channel

    Sonneborn Family ChannelΠριν μήνα

    Agad is a God for fans from Boston

  57. Dvd Avins

    Dvd AvinsΠριν μήνα

    How would Lagrave be up a piece after ... Qg6+, Rg7 Qxh5? Black still has a minor piece on a3, so they each have one minor piece. Look to me that if you're going for a line like that, White might was well pick up the h-pawn first. Qxh6 threatens Qh8#. The best response I think is Rh7 and only then you play Qg6+ and Qxh5 or Qxa3.

  58. qwerty 123

    qwerty 123Πριν μήνα

    At 8:05 i'm pretty sure you're not up a piece, since you first sacrificed your knight. However position is still winning I guess

  59. Rozza43

    Rozza43Πριν μήνα

    Was i the only one yelling at the screen for magnus to take the a4 pawn with his queen and pressure the dark square knight.

  60. taouil bilal

    taouil bilalΠριν μήνα

    I discovered chess youtube 3 years ago with your channel, and among all the ones i have seen your channel is the best pick !


    FAISAL SHAFEIΠριν μήνα

    MVL wouldn't be up a piece he'd be up pawns if he rejects the queen trade after the knight captures

  62. Escape Room Leander

    Escape Room LeanderΠριν μήνα

    It's so bizarre that all of these opening moves seemed normal, yet by move 8 it's a brand new game.

  63. Adarsh Agrawal

    Adarsh AgrawalΠριν μήνα

    08:05 not actually up a piece😬

  64. Hussain Thaeer

    Hussain ThaeerΠριν μήνα

    "Captures, captures and captures" agadmator

  65. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα


  66. Local Mechanic

    Local MechanicΠριν μήνα

    10:15 Jelena gambit accepted

  67. Ryan Friesen

    Ryan FriesenΠριν μήνα

    tourneys rigged, carlsens not in the final

  68. adeo dozo

    adeo dozoΠριν μήνα

    His hello has to be the most energetic one!!

  69. weavehole

    weaveholeΠριν μήνα

    This is a new chair for me...

  70. Nicholas Antoniou

    Nicholas AntoniouΠριν μήνα

    Andrew Tang vs Christopher Woojin Yoo game 11/12/2020 for the US championship qualifiers Keep up the world class work you are doing! #suggestion

  71. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν μήνα

    Queen g6 had to be the easiest "give you a few seconds" ever

  72. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν μήνα

    Lol except he didn't play it

  73. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν μήνα

    So much content lately, love it

  74. weavehole

    weaveholeΠριν μήνα

    Holly vs Queeg Red Dwarf Season 2 Episode 5 #suggestion

  75. Joseph DESTAUBIN

    Joseph DESTAUBINΠριν μήνα

    At 7:39 why not Q x a6 ? The Bishop on a6 is unprotected.

  76. Bigo

    BigoΠριν μήνα

    PGN with Leela Chess Zero evaluation at 50k nodes (J96-44 network) : 1. e4 {CP: +0.10} g6 {CP: +0.27} 2. d4 {CP: +0.30} Bg7 {CP: +0.28} 3. Nc3 {CP: +0.30} d6 {CP: +0.29} 4. Nf3 {CP: +0.30} a6 {CP: +0.30} 5. Be3 {CP: +0.31} b5 {CP: +0.32} 6. Bd3 {CP: +0.31} Nd7 {CP: +0.30} 7. O-O {CP: +0.29} c5 {CP: +0.43} 8. dxc5 {CP: +0.60} dxc5 {CP: +0.60} 9. e5 {CP: +0.51} Bb7 {CP: +0.42} 10. e6 {CP: +0.45} fxe6 {CP: +0.42} 11. Ng5 {CP: +0.45} Bxc3 {CP: +0.54} 12. bxc3 {CP: +0.59} Qb6 {CP: +0.67} 13. c4 {CP: +0.65} Ngf6 {CP: +0.83} 14. a4 {CP: +0.43} b4 {CP: +0.56} 15. Qe2 {CP: +0.66} Ne5 {CP: +0.68} 16. Bf4 {CP: +0.91} Qc6 {CP: +0.94} 17. f3 {CP: +0.89} Nxd3 {CP: +0.86} 18. cxd3 {CP: +0.90} Bc8 {CP: +0.85} 19. Rfe1 {CP: +0.52} h6 {CP: +0.41} 20. Nh3 {CP: +0.21} g5 {CP: +0.12} 21. Be5 {CP: +0.12} Rf8 {CP: +0.26} 22. Nf2 {CP: +0.23} a5 {CP: +0.21} 23. d4 {CP: +0.15} cxd4 {CP: +0.47} 24. Bxd4 {CP: +0.13} Ba6 {CP: +0.11} 25. Rac1 {CP: +0.11} Rd8 {CP: +0.43} 26. Ba1 {CP: -0.27} Kf7 {CP: +0.93} 27. Nd3 {CP: +0.51} Kg8 {CP: +2.00} 28. Ne5 {CP: +3.02} Qc5+ {CP: +2.76} 29. Kh1 {CP: +2.90} Nh5 {CP: +3.23} 30. Ng6 {CP: +3.04} Rf7 {CP: +2.89} 31. Qxe6 {CP: +3.33} Qd6 {CP: +3.06} 32. Nxe7+ {CP: +3.52} Qxe7 {CP: +5.54} 33. Qxe7 {CP: +12.69} Rxe7 {CP: +10.35} 34. Rxe7 {CP: +12.39} Nf4 {CP: +9.31} 35. Ra7 {CP: +5.68} Bxc4 {CP: +13.38} 36. Rxa5 {CP: +9.58}

  77. william goss

    william gossΠριν μήνα

    Brilliant game by MVL; good, occasionally, t"o see Carlsen out-gunned !!

  78. Marauderson

    MaraudersonΠριν μήνα


  79. Ivys Oliveira

    Ivys OliveiraΠριν μήνα

    8:04 white doesn't up a piece, but up a pawn.

  80. Michéal O' Caoinlean

    Michéal O' CaoinleanΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen is the worst thing to ever happen chess. He goes out of his way to trade queens early and turn the game into a long, long boring grinding endgame that is normally drawn. It is like he has been sent to finish off chess.

  81. Boris Gaming Channel

    Boris Gaming ChannelΠριν μήνα

    This was a very passive approach by Magnus 😝

  82. MeLoDy Live

    MeLoDy LiveΠριν μήνα

    its not new game i already play this xd

  83. AConsideredMoment

    AConsideredMomentΠριν μήνα

    Magnus Queen Trade declined is increasingly becoming a key to defeating him.

  84. retro dunk

    retro dunkΠριν μήνα

    If MC is offering his queen it is probably mainly do to him being in trouble like this game. He is not playing like himself.

  85. Arcade Player

    Arcade PlayerΠριν μήνα

    Well playing bullet and blitz with increment without a queen most likely will end in a draw

  86. jx14aby

    jx14abyΠριν μήνα

    He just gets desperate.

  87. Vladimir Mendoza

    Vladimir MendozaΠριν μήνα

    Well it avoids going into the endgame which is literally Magnus’ strong suit

  88. Robert Phillips

    Robert PhillipsΠριν μήνα

    Predicts MVL will beat Naka because of Naka's prediction.

  89. Mihai Bulugea

    Mihai BulugeaΠριν μήνα

    You're up a pawn after the sneaky qg6+ but if you trade queens you're up a whloe rook

  90. arun Reddy

    arun ReddyΠριν μήνα

    Sad to see magnus loose..., 😟

  91. robert82747

    robert82747Πριν μήνα

    Two monumental masters,love learning from these men.

  92. Barak Diker

    Barak DikerΠριν μήνα

    I don't understand how MVL agrees to this picture

  93. Talk Etic

    Talk EticΠριν μήνα

    Magnus lost on time, but it looks to me like he was better. That past pawn could have taken out the bishop in 3 moves

  94. krishna sai 579

    krishna sai 579Πριν μήνα

    Dude that queen sacrifice game. Please that was soo sick

  95. mike s.

    mike s.Πριν μήνα

    The 8th game of MVL vs Hikaru in the SCC final. #queensac #suggestion

  96. Mat G

    Mat GΠριν μήνα

    Thanks Agad! Will you cover any games from the Russian Championship? There are great games being played

  97. Earth moon

    Earth moonΠριν μήνα


  98. Xichen Jiang

    Xichen JiangΠριν μήνα

    @2:30 Queen to B6 would have still defended E6 pawn without the bishop capture

  99. Pejuang Receh

    Pejuang RecehΠριν μήνα

    What is recommended chess GUI 2020? Thanks 🙏🏻

  100. Arkajit Ganguly

    Arkajit GangulyΠριν μήνα

    After seeing the finalists every super GM will be interested to come in Agad's Podcast.

  101. Fried Twice

    Fried TwiceΠριν μήνα

    Too many spoilers agad!!!

  102. Groovy Buddha

    Groovy BuddhaΠριν μήνα

    Is this the good stuff? Nice I'm in the right place cheers 🥂

  103. Uday Tej Singh

    Uday Tej SinghΠριν μήνα

    Why doesn’t Agadmator do photo challenges any more?

  104. luka šarić

    luka šarićΠριν μήνα

    Koji kurac agadmator je hrvat, pa kumeeeeeeee. Svaka ti cast na kanalu, pa ti si zvir, bas mi je drago sta si naš. 🇭🇷🇭🇷🔥🔥

  105. Deepak Kumar

    Deepak KumarΠριν μήνα

    Magnus lost in INFINITE+1 game😭

  106. clarkent

    clarkentΠριν μήνα

    Hoodie guy and Barns is the best pronunciation 😀

  107. Sujoy Sen Gupta

    Sujoy Sen GuptaΠριν μήνα

    Isn't trading Queens the best move for white @8:23 as it wins an exchange? Otherwise after Qg6+ Rg7, Qxh5 ... It is just a knight for a knight trade. Not to mention the Bishop on a6 was always hanging.

  108. the trickster

    the tricksterΠριν μήνα

    8:00 MVL isn't up a piece yet if he takes the knight on h. It's the double attack by the bishop on the rook and the rook on the queen that will win an exchange the next move.

  109. Shobhit choudhry

    Shobhit choudhryΠριν μήνα

    10:18 so in this position agadmator checkmated his dog!!

  110. chinmay deshmukh

    chinmay deshmukhΠριν μήνα

    At 7:52, if I grab the bishop on A6 with queen, it wins me a piece and also opens an attack on the queen. Is this a good move? If not then why? PS- I just started playing chess, please clear my doubt. Thanks in advance

  111. Nick Gurr

    Nick GurrΠριν μήνα

    Difficult to believe that it was a new game on move 8. You'd think pushing the pawn, capturing and capturing would have been played at least once.

  112. Amr Ramsey

    Amr RamseyΠριν μήνα

    "he who analyses blitz is stupid" what about he who analyses bullet?

  113. Darko Icic

    Darko IcicΠριν μήνα

    That dog in the end ahahahahaha