Squeezing The Unsqueezable || Carlsen vs Nepo || Skilling Open Knockout (2020)

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Magnus Carlsen vs Ian Nepomniachtchi
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Knockouts, Semifinals MATCH 2, Game 2
Sicilian, Alapin's variation (2.c3) (B22)
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 d5 7. exd6 Qxd6 8. O-O Be6 9. Bxe6 Qxe6 10. a4 Qd7 11. a5 Nd5 12. a6 b6 13. d4 cxd4 14. Nxd4 e6 15. Nxc6 Qxc6 16. Qg4 h5 17. Qe2 b5 18. Na3 Bxa3 19. Rxa3 f6 20. Rb3 Nc7 21. Rb4 Qxa6 22. Rh4 Kf7 23. Rxh5 Nd5 24. Re1 Qc6 25. h4 a5 26. Rxh8 Rxh8 27. h5 a4 28. Bd2 Ne7 29. h6 gxh6 30. Qh5+ Ng6 31. Bxh6 Qd6 32. Rd1 Qc6 33. Rd4 f5 34. Rd3 Rg8 35. Bg5 Rh8 36. Qe2 Qc7 37. Rh3 Rxh3 38. gxh3 Qe5 39. Qd1 Nf8 40. h4 Kg6 41. Qd8 Qg7 42. Qe8+ Kh7 43. Qxb5 Ng6 44. Qxa4 Ne5 45. Qf4 Qh8 46. b4 Kg6 47. Qe3 Kf7 48. b5 Qb8 49. Bf4 Qg8+ 50. Kf1 Ng4 51. Qa7+ Kg6 52. Qe7 Nf6 53. h5+
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.
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  1. Mulenga Chimbola

    Mulenga ChimbolaΠριν 25 ημέρες

    I need to know... When you say "sorry about that" what do you apologize for and and what do you reach for under the desk?

  2. John H

    John HΠριν μήνα

    For some reason I thought “sorry about that” was an itch on the leg, every time

  3. Curtis Reeves

    Curtis ReevesΠριν μήνα

    Can someone please explain 1:30 to me, ive never seen that. Im so confused.

  4. Zibbit's Chess Channel

    Zibbit's Chess ChannelΠριν μήνα

    ...f5 allowing the black squared bishop freedom was probably the key moment.

  5. Lawrence Lepes

    Lawrence LepesΠριν μήνα

    C3 Sicilian for the win! I love the Anti-Sicilians

  6. Crispin Fornoff

    Crispin FornoffΠριν μήνα

    There was an add for Trevor Noah where he actually wasn't talking about Trump. He really isn't funny either way.

  7. St Nu

    St NuΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about that.

  8. Hemlock Drinker

    Hemlock DrinkerΠριν μήνα

    Thank you, Agad!!

  9. Ralph M

    Ralph MΠριν μήνα

    wow, what a game!

  10. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Great Chess Players Standings From 1970-2020 grlifes.info/number/laG7oqucqt3ey9c/b-nteo

  11. MarwinF8

    MarwinF8Πριν μήνα

    If Magnus worked in Orange juice factory we would have infinite source of orange juice.

  12. Kissthefish

    KissthefishΠριν μήνα

    10:31 is just losing a pawn, why do that

  13. DmitriiIzg

    DmitriiIzgΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator you keep saying "sorry about that"... but I don't notice anything to be sorry for... so what are you apologizing for?

  14. Jeanine Jeanine

    Jeanine JeanineΠριν μήνα

    "Sorry about that gambit" 😂

  15. Darth KEK

    Darth KEKΠριν μήνα

    6:30 it must be frustrating for Nepo to throw the game... he blundered by not playing a brilliancy !!!

  16. C.V. NÓR

    C.V. NÓRΠριν μήνα

    You’re always adjusting something. I want to know what you’re adjusting! 😆

  17. Mohammad Omar faruk

    Mohammad Omar farukΠριν μήνα


  18. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great analysis, thank you. Such a great pleasure watching these games, that they don't play perfectly ever move gives me confidence.

  19. Adam Davis

    Adam DavisΠριν μήνα

    Me: 950 rated played Also Me: "wow this Ian missed a lot of moves, not very good." Also also Me: I am too stupif to think

  20. Jean

    JeanΠριν μήνα

    Also you : Not Funny

  21. Kurt Cobain

    Kurt CobainΠριν μήνα

    Magnus is The GOAT EndGame play

  22. Antonio Bacic

    Antonio BacicΠριν μήνα

    Impressive resistance by the Magnus’ opponent! But the attacking mastery of Magnus is too much for everyone.

  23. Victor Pluntky

    Victor PluntkyΠριν μήνα

    What is he doing every time he says "Sorry about that" and reaches down with his right arm under the desk!? It's like once in every video! X-D

  24. Ninja8flash

    Ninja8flashΠριν μήνα

    Its a meme at this point not sure what it was the first time he said it tho

  25. Ricky Manfy

    Ricky ManfyΠριν μήνα

    I'm starting liking his videos only for they'r title

  26. tomzablee

    tomzableeΠριν μήνα

    6:50 why not queen g3 and trade Bishop for Knight?

  27. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen is amazing at grinding out a win.

  28. MrMosherMosher

    MrMosherMosherΠριν μήνα

    plz Cover the accelerated Dragon Game of Magnus vs Nepo

  29. Gabbe Guevara

    Gabbe GuevaraΠριν μήνα

    Bro i just came here from watching queens gambit 😅 cred to all the chess players out there

  30. PittsPenguin

    PittsPenguinΠριν μήνα

    what a move is that at 1:29? is this allowed?

  31. Massive dnegel here

    Massive dnegel hereΠριν 2 ημέρες


  32. bryan perez

    bryan perezΠριν μήνα

    when is the final can someone tell me

  33. Ahrry depp

    Ahrry deppΠριν μήνα

    The title is epic

  34. mew2ow

    mew2owΠριν μήνα

    The title is what I say to my girl

  35. ZerK .JohN

    ZerK .JohNΠριν μήνα

    7:22 why white's only good move is Qxg6 and not Qxh6?

  36. Spaxx Spartacus

    Spaxx SpartacusΠριν μήνα

    I am sick and tired of magnus and his flukes. Am I the only one?

  37. Edward P

    Edward PΠριν μήνα

    *waking up on a sunday* Please be an agad vid, please be an agad vid *theres a new agad vid* Sunday vastly improved.

  38. Gana

    GanaΠριν μήνα

    Running out of title ideas i see lol

  39. Dragan Denkovski

    Dragan DenkovskiΠριν μήνα

    Zdravo, Druže, ne razumem "Sorry about that " deo. Da se desilo samo u jednom videu ok. Ali dešava se u skoro svakom. To je deo koji ne razumem. Predlog: ..ili da prestaneš da se izvinjavaš i samo uradiš to zbog čega se izvinjavaš - bez izvinjenja ..ili da preveniraš da uopšte dogješ u poziciju da treba da se zbog nečega izvinjavaš. Kad se već tako često dešava, ne bi trebalo da bude teško predvideti. ..nadam se nisam povredio ničija osećanja komentarom. Svako dobro!

  40. Ariq Ahmer

    Ariq AhmerΠριν μήνα

    His titles get me all the time!

  41. A Writer

    A WriterΠριν μήνα

    Man Carlsen was being driven by fury in this game

  42. Samey90

    Samey90Πριν μήνα

    Man literally too angry to lose?

  43. Jorge Díaz Martínez

    Jorge Díaz MartínezΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about... WHAT?

  44. Marco

    MarcoΠριν μήνα

    11:55 what about bg5? Is it not quicker? Gets rid of the knight immediately no?

  45. Marco

    MarcoΠριν μήνα

    @Deus vult sorry, bad time tag, not 12.30 but 11:55

  46. Deus vult

    Deus vultΠριν μήνα


  47. Josh B

    Josh BΠριν μήνα

    To put in layman's terms, Ian lost his chance to simplify the game via forced trades, and Magnus slowly but surely pressured Ian enough to push the only pawns defending the Black King, creating terminal weaknesses in the position. If I had to guess, Ian's ambition got the better of him, and once he loosened his position up, it became harder to hold. The move 33 ... f5 definitely burns a trained eye. "The best defense is a good offense." All chess players do this to some extent in their games, but only a handful can do this to a so-called Super GM. Yet another example of why Magnus is considered the World's best.

  48. james robinson

    james robinsonΠριν μήνα

    Why does Antonio reach down in the beginning of his videos and say 'sorry about that...' can someone please explain!? @agadmator?

  49. Francis Udubor

    Francis UduborΠριν μήνα

    In the beginning, the volume of his mic used to be really loud so he would turn it down.. now he just does it as a tradition.

  50. Corey Burton

    Corey BurtonΠριν μήνα

    I'm like 'Kf7! and Agad quickly reminds me that I lose my knight...

  51. Shiva Sen

    Shiva SenΠριν μήνα


  52. mike starnes

    mike starnesΠριν μήνα

    Why does he say "sorry bout that" and reaches down. I assume its to turn the subwoofer down but I've never noticed extra bass before he turned it down? Love the vids just curious

  53. Richard Feynman

    Richard FeynmanΠριν μήνα

    Fascinating, how Magnus capitalizes on the slightest inaccuracies of his opponent. Like a real World Champion! Thanks to agadmator for showing and analyzing this game!

  54. You are correct I am wrong because I say

    You are correct I am wrong because I sayΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Hikaru VS Wesley game where Wesley blunders perpetual check and Hikaru draws by repetition

  55. Jaiakash Murugan

    Jaiakash MuruganΠριν μήνα

    This game is very well.

  56. Darth Vader

    Darth VaderΠριν μήνα

    And it was in this position on move xyz that we have a completely new "Sorry about that" ... Lol

  57. The Programming Channel

    The Programming ChannelΠριν μήνα

    Good game, well explained. Agadmator is the world champion in explaining chess games.. 👍

  58. You are correct I am wrong because I say

    You are correct I am wrong because I sayΠριν μήνα

    Can someone please tell me the link to the video or the game of Hikaru VS Wesley where Wesley blunders a perpetual check and Hikaru draws by repetition

  59. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    Of Coarse!!! Just Kidding be happy for this fantastic tournament.

  60. Victor C

    Victor CΠριν μήνα

    Brilliant game by Magnus. Very instructive. Thanks

  61. Suhail H

    Suhail HΠριν μήνα

    Came here for the daily dose of "sorry about that" 😭

  62. Jester Flint

    Jester FlintΠριν μήνα

    every good move wins - agadamator 2020

  63. mister kluge

    mister klugeΠριν μήνα

    impressive to me how often carlsen later in the game- each piece almost always defended by the others

  64. i_fish

    i_fishΠριν μήνα

    thats not squeezing anything. No good moves from Magnus in this game, just 5 blunders in a row from Nepo.

  65. Anand Acharya

    Anand AcharyaΠριν μήνα

    Its a third match, not second I believe...

  66. unkown

    unkownΠριν μήνα

    Best matchups magnus vs nepo bc nepo is the only person magnus couldn’t defeat in the past

  67. Tom Tom

    Tom TomΠριν μήνα

    Nepo always loses.

  68. Danny Gee

    Danny GeeΠριν μήνα

    Qd6 was a mouse slip. Nepo was trying to play Qd5.

  69. Matheus Farias

    Matheus FariasΠριν μήνα

    Dude, what is he apologizing for?

  70. Chandler Bing

    Chandler BingΠριν μήνα

    Your titles are getting better and better

  71. Tawpee

    TawpeeΠριν μήνα

    I wish I knew what he was sorry about.

  72. Praveen James

    Praveen JamesΠριν μήνα

    Why do you almost in every video say “Sorry about that” and scratch your leg? 🤔

  73. Patrick Mooney

    Patrick MooneyΠριν μήνα

    Idk but I think he is pressing a button probably or flipping a switch

  74. Parth Pawar

    Parth PawarΠριν μήνα

    What is this thumbnail, does it have something to do with squeeze on Magnus 🌚

  75. Jonah Mann

    Jonah MannΠριν μήνα

    A virgin droughts pacifist vs Achadmator chess analyst.

  76. Denzel Soliaban

    Denzel SoliabanΠριν μήνα

    This is the only time after watching agad's videos that I found the moves he wants us to find! Baby steps!

  77. Anthony Di Cocco

    Anthony Di CoccoΠριν μήνα

    If you disliked any of agads videos reply here so I can tell you why you're wrong

  78. weavehole

    weaveholeΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Holly v Queeg Red Dwarf Season 2 Episode 5 :)

  79. J J

    J JΠριν μήνα

    Squeezing Magzy Python

  80. Divya Shree

    Divya ShreeΠριν μήνα

    what happened to teymur radjabov and levon aronian? MVL? are they knocked out? but thats impossible because teymur radjabov won with wesley and still wesley is in the finals. how? pls someone answer. i dont understand

  81. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν μήνα

    Just clicked. C'mon Magnus!

  82. Dhamodhar R V

    Dhamodhar R VΠριν μήνα

    I couldnt imagine a single video of agadmator without"sorry about that".If there are any suggest here

  83. Deep South Country

    Deep South CountryΠριν μήνα

    So, me &y GF always bet on the "sorry ab that" I say agad will remember b4 he starts, 🥴 I'm down like 2880$🤦🏾‍♂️

  84. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν μήνα

    Sounds like my stock trading strategies

  85. Jacob Peters

    Jacob PetersΠριν μήνα

    chess commentators could get the end result faster by looking at agadmator's channel than seeing the actual game finish

  86. Yipsilon

    YipsilonΠριν μήνα

    Who wants to see a game between ding Liren and duda

  87. Om Solanki

    Om SolankiΠριν μήνα

    Hi bro u rock

  88. Deepak Chandra

    Deepak ChandraΠριν μήνα

    The title is so misleading. 😜

  89. KP

    KPΠριν μήνα

    Is there any chance of you changing the picture that you use for magnus carlsen? Also great videos thanks for the content

  90. Dynasty Hdva

    Dynasty HdvaΠριν μήνα

    Agad: every move is winning here Me: ok queen captures knight on f6 Agad : but of course not queen captures knight. Me: 🤔🤔

  91. Carl khoury

    Carl khouryΠριν μήνα

    Any idea why the "sorry about that" in every video?

  92. Made Perfect

    Made PerfectΠριν μήνα

    If chess has taught me anything, it's that you must sacrifice to win.

  93. Louis Schulze

    Louis SchulzeΠριν μήνα

    @Jeanine Jeanine grlifes.info/number/xInCkZGdk7DHw7U/b-nteo

  94. Jeanine Jeanine

    Jeanine JeanineΠριν μήνα

    "Squeezing the Unsqueezable" -Magnus Carlsen

  95. postmasterpez

    postmasterpezΠριν μήνα

    I love the A-Rooks jurney in this game, from a1 to a3 to b3 to b4, all the way to h4 and then exchange it self on h8 in the oposite corner where it came from. Thats a lone soliders jurney! Also the way newbies play chess: out with the Rook its a strong peice, and then blunder it halfway somewhere. But not Magnus, he plays newbie chess like a pro!

  96. VGamerul

    VGamerulΠριν μήνα

    13:49-13:57 that was funny

  97. Sarvgya Rishi

    Sarvgya RishiΠριν μήνα

    Finally i entered the category of- ' those who were able to do it'....😎😎

  98. Tushar

    TusharΠριν μήνα

    “Every good move is winning” - Agadmator

  99. Tushar

    TusharΠριν μήνα

    ​@kys I don't know about you, but I found it funny because of how unhelpful it is to say to someone. Saying that every good move is winning is like saying every good food is delicious. It gives you no information about which moves or food I consider to be good, but it states something so perfectly obvious in a gracefully concise way.

  100. Buzby Jones

    Buzby JonesΠριν μήνα

    @Tushar take my 👍 sir

  101. JOOT X

    JOOT XΠριν μήνα

    Uhhh. the sentence is correct in every sense, how is this funny

  102. Tushar

    TusharΠριν μήνα

    @kys Of course I know what he meant; it just came out as humorous. Stop being so uptight and enjoy the unexpected humor in things.

  103. Jester Flint

    Jester FlintΠριν μήνα

    xD, i typed the same (without proper capitalization) and saw your comment

  104. Varun Gupta

    Varun GuptaΠριν μήνα

    I mean... Agadmator. So yeah.

  105. ΟΟ jendi

    ΟΟ jendiΠριν μήνα

    if i was playing the title of the video would be "losing the unlosable"

  106. Afiq Ikhwan

    Afiq IkhwanΠριν μήνα

    10:37, what will happen if pawn to f4?

  107. Fletcher Myers

    Fletcher MyersΠριν μήνα

    I gotta tell you, #antonio, you are my friend. Your daily videos have seen me through a lot of ups and downs. Right now is definitely a down time, but your chipper attitude and genuine love for chess, "Well, it's a beautiful thing!". Thank you, my friend.

  108. Kilimanjarno Arnsson

    Kilimanjarno ArnssonΠριν μήνα

    Nepo got tired of coming up with perfect replies, and Carlsen is a brilliant opportunist. Carlsen is so so good.

  109. Lukáš Antoš

    Lukáš AntošΠριν μήνα

    Ahhj good stuff again

  110. Troy Theriot

    Troy TheriotΠριν μήνα

    Even in blitz or rapid games it suprises me how many moves top professionals miss

  111. Saurabh Singh

    Saurabh SinghΠριν μήνα

    It was amazing to watch🔥🔥

  112. Joe Mares

    Joe MaresΠριν μήνα

    Isn't chess already a kind of little exhausted ? First 10-20 moves already played million times (just a kind of boring memorised mechanic routine from the books) and the rest more or less too .. Due to so many games played now every day, soon we will hear: "and from the move 55 we have now finally a completely new game" :)) Maybe the time to slowly create a completely new game ? :)

  113. Alok Dubey

    Alok DubeyΠριν μήνα

    What happens to you right after the first move?😂.."sorry about that"

  114. Sanju Ghosh

    Sanju GhoshΠριν μήνα

    Play this video by 0.25x , thanks me later

  115. tek sapport

    tek sapportΠριν μήνα


  116. Dhiraj hamal

    Dhiraj hamalΠριν μήνα

    Why does he always says sorry about that?