The Brilliancy Prize || First Ever Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities

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Michael Aigner vs Adriano Albiani Barata
First Online Olympiad for People with Disabilities (2020)
Sicilian, closed (B24)
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 e5 6. Nh3 Nge7 7. f4 d6 8. O-O O-O 9. f5 f6 10. g4 g5 11. Nf2 Rb8 {[%mdl 1]} 12. Be3 b5 13. Qd2 h6 14. h4 a6 15. Nh3 b4 16. Ne2 Nd4 17. Ng3 Nec6 18. Rf2 Bd7 19. Raf1 Be8 20. hxg5 hxg5 21. c3 bxc3 22. bxc3 Nb5 23. a4 Nc7 24. Bf3 Bf7 25. Bd1 Na5 26. Rh2 Qe7 27. Nxg5 fxg5 28. Bxg5 Bf6 29. Bh6 Rfd8 30. g5 Bh8 31. g6 Be8 32. Nh5
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the Skilling Open, the 1st event on the $1.5 million Champions Chess Tour. The 16-player field will be cut to 8 players in a single round-robin on the first 3 days, before the remaining participants play a 6-day knockout. The prize fund is $100,000, with a $30,000 top prize.
All games are played online on the chess24 Playzone. Each knockout match is played over two days, with two 4-game rapid matches at a time control of 15 minutes for all moves and a 10-second increment from move 1. If the matches end 1:1, two 5+3 games will be played, followed, if necessary, by Armageddon, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black. Official website:
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  1. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν μήνα

    Michael Aigner was one of the leaders in the development of online chess, giving a lot of his time to FICS (the Free Internet Chess Server) in the early 1990s. The NYT article that Antonio linked is a must-read about Michael's success in coaching young people to junior championships, master titles, and beyond. You might be surprised to know that despite his apparent limitations, Michael is a dangerous opponent in blitz chess. Many unsuspecting titled players have felt the sting of his signature f-pawn openings and devious middle-game tactics. Michael is an inspiration to everyone, not only chess to players.

  2. Dave Olson

    Dave OlsonΠριν μήνα

    fpawn RULES! one of the nicest guys I've met! and he plays bughouse!

  3. Levent K********

    Levent K********Πριν μήνα


  4. Steven Charles Lewis

    Steven Charles LewisΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Mikhail Tahl had a disability, the Magician of Riga!

  5. Ashraf Shaikh

    Ashraf ShaikhΠριν 21 ημέρα

    why does g5 and h7 square color is different ?

  6. Songasaurus

    SongasaurusΠριν μήνα

    Thank you so much for everything you do for us chess lovers aga. Merry Christmas you're the best!

  7. Christ Evane Gleglaud

    Christ Evane GleglaudΠριν μήνα

    Daaaamn 😦😦

  8. Vic Jolley

    Vic JolleyΠριν μήνα

    is anyone, like me, baffled by the 63 dislikes ????? great game and fully worth the prize

  9. Ahmed Baig

    Ahmed BaigΠριν μήνα

    The Karachi is a 5 or 6 large cities of the world.But there is almost no participation. Some money may be diverted by FIDA for disabled persons. Online participation can be increased and so Chess among disabled persons.

  10. Larry K

    Larry KΠριν μήνα

    I barely even know how to play and I can stop watching your videos, agadmator. This is really fantastic content. You're a good one.

  11. rickishi3

    rickishi3Πριν μήνα

    Shoutout to the pizza guy ✊️

  12. duke daffy

    duke daffyΠριν μήνα

    Is it really disabled? I would suggest 'differently-abled' !!

  13. Doctor Manhattan

    Doctor ManhattanΠριν μήνα

    Nicely said.

  14. Ralph M

    Ralph MΠριν μήνα

    Agreed, brilliant play by white

  15. Adrian Alexander Veidt

    Adrian Alexander VeidtΠριν μήνα

    I really don't mean to diminish anyone of these players achievements, but do physical disabilities matter when it comes to chess? I don't see how the vast majority of physical disabilities would impede someone in playing chess. Surely these players could play and compete against people without disabilities too?

  16. Glenn FlipsHomes

    Glenn FlipsHomesΠριν μήνα

    Awesome man good game

  17. Klaus Hermann

    Klaus HermannΠριν μήνα

    december third was official day of people with disabilities! great to see this in the following

  18. Tri Minh

    Tri MinhΠριν μήνα

    This is one of the most wholesome things I have heard in 2020

  19. Fkoo Hio

    Fkoo HioΠριν μήνα

    Knight H3 is a SPECIAL move

  20. VGSoundFX

    VGSoundFXΠριν μήνα

    White developed his pieces beautifully

  21. Black Chameleon

    Black ChameleonΠριν μήνα

    This video is just beautiful, from the game to your prize recommendation to GM words at the end. Chess indeed is a gift and a game for everyone.

  22. Zuriel Enciso

    Zuriel EncisoΠριν μήνα

    are both players will receive the brilliancy trophy or only the player who made the move?

  23. Rico_H

    Rico_HΠριν μήνα

    The prize is A QUEEN, its obvious :)

  24. Brian Carey

    Brian CareyΠριν μήνα

    Enjoyed this very much, thanks!

  25. Shantorey Wilkins

    Shantorey WilkinsΠριν μήνα


  26. John Pickens

    John PickensΠριν μήνα

    This makes me want to try playing with my autistic brother! Wonderful!

  27. Don Scott

    Don ScottΠριν μήνα

    awesome attack

  28. rasibor68

    rasibor68Πριν μήνα

    Hi, Please remove sub titles in your videos. The sub titles keep obstructing the lower half of the board. Thank you

  29. Calvin Green

    Calvin GreenΠριν μήνα

    damn that was a sick game

  30. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Vishy vs Gary Kasparov

  31. Luis David Maldonado-Bonilla

    Luis David Maldonado-BonillaΠριν μήνα

    The trophy looks like a Queen

  32. Kiplangat Kobur

    Kiplangat KoburΠριν μήνα

    The trophy is a Bishop in my view.

  33. TakeMy Queen113

    TakeMy Queen113Πριν μήνα

    #suggestion torre vs fischer 1992 training match stevi stefan 1992

  34. Constantine Matidis

    Constantine MatidisΠριν μήνα

    What a beautiful game!

  35. Kieran Czyzniejewski

    Kieran CzyzniejewskiΠριν μήνα

    Florida should have had its own team

  36. nq983p p388qn

    nq983p p388qnΠριν μήνα

    Im all for fair play but short arms aren't really a disadvantage online with proper setup?

  37. Carry On

    Carry OnΠριν μήνα

    Awesome ❤️

  38. X Y Z

    X Y ZΠριν μήνα

    10:52 Its a Kueen!

  39. my wheelhouse

    my wheelhouseΠριν μήνα

    How is this an sport????

  40. da2nd2nn

    da2nd2nnΠριν μήνα

    black still had both of their bishops, knights, rooks, and their queen and still got crushed. epic

  41. Boris Erjavec

    Boris ErjavecΠριν μήνα

    I was watching blind people play chess,one thing i can't understand is how they calculate positions

  42. Asanka Siriwardena

    Asanka SiriwardenaΠριν μήνα

    Shall we say differently abled ? it seems much nicer

  43. average joe

    average joeΠριν μήνα

    “ it’s not who I am underneath but what I do that defines me”- Batman/Anna Miller

  44. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Good game.

  45. Renard Dubois

    Renard DuboisΠριν μήνα

    Ugh he talked for more than 2 minutes! that was unbearable!

  46. Joseph Epke

    Joseph EpkeΠριν μήνα

    Wonderful job at the park with the beautiful family

  47. Lonnie

    LonnieΠριν μήνα

    Congratulations to all who participated. Good choice Agadmator.

  48. Pook

    PookΠριν μήνα

    bottom left is the average agadmator viewer

  49. j d

    j dΠριν μήνα

    3:15 disabled board... good one agad

  50. Kitty Goursolle

    Kitty GoursolleΠριν μήνα

    Antonio, thanks for sharing this game! Michael Aigner is famous around my home in Northern California-find out more at his website, I have met him at our Golden State Chess Tournament when we still had live events. An amazing man, I’m so happy for him winning the brilliancy prize.

  51. h i

    h iΠριν μήνα

    while knight to c5 was a nice move to gain material, queen to a2 wins the game, it can be blocked but the bishop takes.

  52. Oscar Bustamante

    Oscar BustamanteΠριν μήνα

    Awesome you are reviewing this game

  53. kyan Faizy

    kyan FaizyΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Tal vs Max Euwe

  54. kyan Faizy

    kyan FaizyΠριν μήνα

    why Thomas said "Game ended in a beautifull chekmate " but Agadmator said Black resinged ??

  55. syafon

    syafonΠριν μήνα

    There are countless reasons to play chess - Agadmator

  56. =NolePtr

    =NolePtrΠριν μήνα

    That trophy looks slightly vampyric.

  57. Little Bullet

    Little BulletΠριν μήνα

    Matador ga

  58. Shubham Goyal

    Shubham GoyalΠριν μήνα

    If everyone could replace disable with special ability I think it would result a lot bit better .

  59. Olaf Reitmeier

    Olaf ReitmeierΠριν μήνα

    50 Thumbs down? Really?

  60. Henry Webster Plays Violin

    Henry Webster Plays ViolinΠριν μήνα

    Anyone else want some hairy pottery?

  61. Naval Chopra

    Naval ChopraΠριν μήνα

    Black was totally blown off the board in this game. Thanks for sharing.

  62. Kristine Jackson

    Kristine JacksonΠριν μήνα

    For the person saying they are first I am sending a blue shell your way

  63. oscar kvelland

    oscar kvellandΠριν μήνα

    I loved this game. Agadmator does such a great job showing great games. I am a big fan. I can now learn the Evans Gambit also. I will be taking advantage of your new openings series. Thank you !

  64. Player Unknown

    Player UnknownΠριν μήνα

    This game should be titled as 'the Man with the golden pawn chain"

  65. Richard Raymond

    Richard RaymondΠριν μήνα

    Sir, Thank you for the video. In this time of world concerns it is very nice to see the good in people. Best regards, Richard

  66. CHESSanalysis

    CHESSanalysisΠριν μήνα

    Fantastic game

  67. Mike Bircher

    Mike BircherΠριν μήνα

    Pawn activity for days here lol

  68. Ashen One

    Ashen OneΠριν μήνα


  69. Jesus Revolution

    Jesus RevolutionΠριν μήνα

    God bless you and Jesus Christ almighty loves you!

  70. Karan Jain

    Karan JainΠριν μήνα

    G-5 and H-6 are squares with special colour 😂

  71. Robert Olender

    Robert OlenderΠριν μήνα

    Fantastic video!

  72. xJLM

    xJLMΠριν μήνα

    Even the man the myth, the legend Mikhail Tal had a disability. That is what I love about Chess, everybody can play it and even if you are disabled everybody will support and appreciate you and Tal is a prime example. When people saw Tal they didn't introduce him as "The chess player with a disability" they introduced him as the Magician from Riga because of how great of a player he was. People with disabilities who play great chess are an inspiration to all and I hope they introduce more people into chess.

  73. cristixav

    cristixavΠριν μήνα

    Does the organization of this Olympiad mean that the disability-based international teams which competed in the last few Olympiads will no longer do so? It would be a shame...

  74. Simon Gustafsson

    Simon GustafssonΠριν μήνα

    Great job Agadmator promoting this content!

  75. dominic amoe

    dominic amoeΠριν μήνα

    Should have said a little bit about their ratings. Had no idea how strong they were. NM Michael Aigner has this little tidbit on his profile "OTB GM Scalps: Blatny, Yermolinsky, Akobian and Naroditsky" He's in the 99.9th percentile in Rapid and 99.5th percentile in blitz on

  76. Brian Devis

    Brian DevisΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion luchenko vs elizabeth harmon pls.. im still wanna know all games from the queens gambit.. btw chess is for everyone.. :)

  77. thinbox dictator

    thinbox dictatorΠριν μήνα

    I can't tell you if I agree without seeing other games

  78. ex59neo53

    ex59neo53Πριν μήνα

    Any idea of ELO ratings of these 2 gentlemen please ?

  79. Jan Boron

    Jan BoronΠριν μήνα

    Yeah thx Thomas for spoling the game :(

  80. kikorulan

    kikorulanΠριν μήνα

    Thanks a lot for promoting this content!

  81. e2ipie

    e2ipieΠριν μήνα

    5:30 Ben Finegold punching air while looking at this game.

  82. Thomas Kember

    Thomas KemberΠριν μήνα

    The only disabled opponent I have ever play against was a blind chess player who used a special touch board. It would be very difficult playing online with such a board. Were some of competitors in this event blind and if so, how did they managed?

  83. Adele Bond

    Adele BondΠριν μήνα are such an incredible soul!!!!..and this game is epic cheers to michael

  84. Cameron T

    Cameron TΠριν μήνα

    Fantastic content, amazing game. Congratulations to all that participated.

  85. George 89

    George 89Πριν μήνα

    I wasn't aware that people with disabilities weren't able to play chess with people who don't have disabilities.

  86. Doctor Manhattan

    Doctor ManhattanΠριν μήνα

    I think they just join the disabilities tournaments so they don’t have a disadvantage.

  87. dond2830

    dond2830Πριν μήνα

    well done

  88. Luis Rebolledo S.

    Luis Rebolledo S.Πριν μήνα

    I think we need more of this kind of content, to include people with different abilities! Thanks Agad for doing this, promoting chess in every kind of enviroment, not just the easy ones of the top level (easy ones just because are the most viewers magnet I think) I really like chess more everyday because it doesn't matter who you are, it just matter if you are playing with white or black pieces.

  89. Vinscherooni

    VinscherooniΠριν μήνα

    He looks chill af

  90. Calintares

    CalintaresΠριν μήνα

    what happened to brilliancy prizes? why aren't they awarded for top tournaments any more?

  91. Arnaldo Sandoval

    Arnaldo SandovalΠριν μήνα

    10:42 what a beautiful trophy !!!

  92. Duke Pande

    Duke PandeΠριν μήνα

    Agad: "very hairy..." Me: ???? Agad: "...Harry pottery" Me: "...ohh"

  93. Hasan AlOdele

    Hasan AlOdeleΠριν μήνα

    After knight e7, queen f3, knight g5 could be killer move

  94. Sandeep Kumar Singh

    Sandeep Kumar SinghΠριν μήνα

    Better to call specifically abled 🙂🙄

  95. rupayan das

    rupayan dasΠριν μήνα

    Its really instructive how Mr. Agner takes time to develop all his pieces and brings them to the kingside before sacrificing his piece. Truely worthy of a brilliancy prize. Well done sir!!

  96. Gluon PA

    Gluon PAΠριν μήνα

    The trophy is a queeng.

  97. David Nelson

    David NelsonΠριν μήνα

    Thank you for this game and for promoting such a worthy and beautiful cause.

  98. TheBighoppay

    TheBighoppayΠριν μήνα

    Anyone that disliked this should have youtube privileges revoked

  99. Red L

    Red LΠριν μήνα

    Title should be for 'differently abled people'

  100. DdubB

    DdubBΠριν μήνα

    Very instructive. Beautiful game.

  101. Atirek Mittal

    Atirek MittalΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Agad ... Can u plz show us the match between Georgi Girev and Beth harmon from the queens gambit ... Thanks :)

  102. Niranjan Kar

    Niranjan KarΠριν μήνα

    It was in this position we have a completely new superposition of Schrödinger's king and queen.

  103. Michael Haywood

    Michael HaywoodΠριν μήνα

    Great episode! Really enjoyed it

  104. yunglink Jr

    yunglink JrΠριν μήνα

    I love chess so much man learning it everyday just like life to me every piece has its true purpose it all depends on the moves