2020 Just Got A LOT Better || Ivanchuk vs Ding || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Vasyl Ivanchuk
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 23.7.2020, GAME 4
Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 e8g8, 5.Nf3, without ...d5 (E50)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. e3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 d6 7. Bd3 e5 8. e4 exd4 9. cxd4 Re8 10. O-O Nxe4 11. Re1 Nf6 12. Rxe8+ Nxe8 13. Bg5 f6 14. Bd2 Nd7 15. Qc2 Nf8 16. Re1 c6 17. a4 Nc7 18. d5 c5 19. Nh4 Na6 20. Bf5 Nb4 21. Qe4 Bd7 22. Re3 Bxa4 23. Bxh7+ Kf7 24. Nf5 Nxh7 25. Nh6+
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  1. Ajay pandu

    Ajay panduΠριν 10 ημέρες

    Why ding didn't play bishop to c2 it would hv changed the game coz knight was backing up c2 square? easy queen or rook Or bishop can anyone explain to me why didn't he play tat bishop c2 move

  2. Anna Poorni

    Anna PoorniΠριν μήνα

    Shreyas was

  3. lolman5732

    lolman5732Πριν μήνα

    Za dog on the couch

  4. DoppleSoddner

    DoppleSoddnerΠριν μήνα

    Vasyl Ivanchuk , every world champions nightmare.

  5. X00000370

    X00000370Πριν μήνα

    Ding a top tier GM missed this and took the poison pawn! After watching Ivanchuk's games you would have thought Ding would have smelled trouble and "battened down the hatches" to protect his king. I'm going to rewatch this game to study the mating patterns. All in all a very instructive game.

  6. Le Mirage

    Le MirageΠριν μήνα

    At 8:24 What if Ding takes the bishop with his king?

  7. Тарлан Худавердиев

    Тарлан ХудавердиевΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ivanchuk played just like Tal)))

  8. Piyush chaudhary

    Piyush chaudharyΠριν 2 μήνες

    This guy just made me Ivanchuck fan😍😍

  9. Vasily Kerov

    Vasily KerovΠριν 2 μήνες

    Be6+ also soon leads to mate, Imho.

  10. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion Bukhuti Gurgenidze vs Mikhail Tal USSR Championship (1957) 1.d4Nf62.c4c53.d5e64.Nc3exd55.cxd5d66.Nf3g67.e4Bg78.Be2O-O9.O-ORe810.Nd2Na611.Re1Nc712.a4b613.Qc2Ng414.h3Nxf215.Kxf2Qh4+16.Kf1Bd417.Nd1Qxh318.Bf3Qh219.Ne3f520.Ndc4fxe421.Bxe4Ba622.Bf3Re523.Ra3Rae824.Bd2Nxd525.Bxd5+Rxd526.Ke2Bxe327.Rxe3Bxc4+0-1

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  14. Jotaro Kujo

    Jotaro KujoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why is Paul Morphy here?

  15. David Janowski

    David JanowskiΠριν 2 μήνες


  16. Awesome Tee Print

    Awesome Tee PrintΠριν 2 μήνες

    just wondering at 6:48 how about Ng6?

  17. DeeDubb

    DeeDubbΠριν 2 μήνες

    Isn't 5:10 a teachable moment about a poison pawn? If Deng takes dx5, Vasyl takes dx5, and Deng takes Ncx5, Bc4 pins the knight, and I don't see any way to protect it. Maybe it's too obvious, but it seems like a moment worth at least showing.

  18. Pruthviraj Zala

    Pruthviraj ZalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:05 the queen is defended by knight.

  19. Michael Somera

    Michael SomeraΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is so beautiful check mate pattern

  20. gembel monas

    gembel monasΠριν 3 μήνες

    i play @ lichess a lot, it looks like ding's rating 1900 VS Ivanchuk's 2600 lol...

  21. insta' flex *

    insta' flex *Πριν 3 μήνες

    the silly continues 😉 10:34 , 11:34

  22. insta' flex *

    insta' flex *Πριν 3 μήνες

    Silly pronunciation ...

  23. CoverDrive 007

    CoverDrive 007Πριν 3 μήνες

    At 3:47 , If Bishop d7 then bishop f5 also winning i guess

  24. No Name

    No NameΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is such a savage, beating Carlsen and Ding … Best chess players of the world …

  25. Era Aion

    Era AionΠριν 3 μήνες

    There are so many legends in this tournament, omg. 3 world champions and Chucky, fking love Chucky.

  26. Bill Papavassiliou

    Bill PapavassiliouΠριν 3 μήνες

    07:05 can't he just recapture with Nxd7? A nice queen trade?

  27. esprit1995

    esprit1995Πριν 3 μήνες

    Vasyl: *just bein' Ivanchuk* Agadmator: "Chucky Chocky ChoOcKy haha"

  28. ali_p_q games

    ali_p_q gamesΠριν 3 μήνες

    This was a click bait! It looked like "Mate in 1", instead of "Mate in 7".

  29. Sky Otter

    Sky OtterΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great game. Great annotation. Thanks

  30. Mess Chess MFS

    Mess Chess MFSΠριν 3 μήνες


  31. Marco Sharyi

    Marco SharyiΠριν 3 μήνες

    If you want to make it absolutely perfect: the last syllable is stressed, [L'] is a soft (palatalized) consonant :)

  32. Fatal Fury

    Fatal FuryΠριν 3 μήνες

    This Ding guy is always destroyed ,humiliated :D

  33. bakerman12

    bakerman12Πριν 3 μήνες

    7:05 you dont pick up the queen. it is protected by knight

  34. ShRey Soldier

    ShRey SoldierΠριν 3 μήνες

    I read it as mate in 1!

  35. Joel Herbert

    Joel HerbertΠριν 3 μήνες

    4:27 reminds me of Kasparov Karpov immortal

  36. mou ala

    mou alaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding 0 Pts just historic

  37. Ljekarna Dajkovic

    Ljekarna DajkovicΠριν 3 μήνες

    This man is unbelievable... he has been playing at top level for thirty years, still beating super GMs who weren’t even born when he was in his prime... no words...

  38. Nancy Swindler

    Nancy SwindlerΠριν 18 ημέρες

    'His prime'?

  39. Aashish Malik

    Aashish MalikΠριν 3 μήνες

    The alternate for bishop h7 could be bishop e6 in the end. It directly gives check to black king and black can only move king to h8 and then white can move knight g6 which will lock the position of king and will lead to checkmate

  40. Franco Daniel Bertucci Amarelle

    Franco Daniel Bertucci AmarelleΠριν 3 μήνες

    “of all the poisoned pawns this guy is the most poisoned” i cried laughing

  41. CharlesOffdensen

    CharlesOffdensenΠριν 3 μήνες

    We need more players like Ivanchuk and Topalov.

  42. Shubham Jain

    Shubham JainΠριν 3 μήνες

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  43. almonzer kunna

    almonzer kunnaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Very nice game.. I really enjoyed it

  44. squealer

    squealerΠριν 3 μήνες

    Note to self - avoid grabbing pawns if left with one knight and a few pawns to defend against 3 minor pieces, plus rook and queen, all aimed at my king.

  45. Nullifidian

    NullifidianΠριν 3 μήνες

    8:16 - You didn't analyze what happens if black plays Kxh7 here, presumably because you saw it walks into a double-check with Nxf8++, but there's an even quicker mate and it involves a queen sac. ... Kxh7 Rh3+ Kg8 Qe6+! Nxe6 dxe6 any move Rh8#

  46. Ahmad Al-Nakhala

    Ahmad Al-NakhalaΠριν 3 μήνες

    @7:05 you don’t pick up the queen because the knight in F8 is defending the queen

  47. Михаил Волошин

    Михаил ВолошинΠριν 3 μήνες

    About the name: it is pronounced as "vasYl", not "vAsyl", last syllable is stressed, and "l" after "y" is softened. The same for "ivanchUk", last syllable; and should be pronounced like "eevanchOOk". Btw, "Vassily" is also correct, since it is his name spelled in Russian manner, and widespread in Ukraine.

  48. jeff ghant

    jeff ghantΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding is starting to play like me, which is not good.

  49. A A

    A AΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk in form beat all 2800+

  50. Chandir

    ChandirΠριν 3 μήνες

    the Ivanchuk fanboii :D I love it

  51. Christiane Reis

    Christiane ReisΠριν 3 μήνες

    I think Chucky will have a nice tournament!

  52. S Skakunchik

    S SkakunchikΠριν 3 μήνες

    Another great variation not mentioned in the video: 1. Bh7 Kh8 2. Ng6 K:h7 3. Rh3+ Kg8 4. Qe6+!! N:e6 5. d:e6 and Rh8 checkmate follows

  53. Daniel Andrade

    Daniel AndradeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vassilly played greatly but I think Ding is underperforming. Are you telling me you have only one defender against 4 pieces attacking your KING, and you decide to snatch a pawn? Really?

  54. KING BEN

    KING BENΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is the true champion without crown. Nice winning by ivanchuk.

  55. Jahjawesome

    JahjawesomeΠριν 3 μήνες

    4:03 "... as you know that Vasyl is coming for you." That is indeed not something you don't want from Ivanchuk.

  56. Zulou Gurung

    Zulou GurungΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is the dark horse in every tournament plays.

  57. Xwhiteme Rs

    Xwhiteme RsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why wasn't Hikaru invited? He's THE chess legend

  58. Sasuntidictous Rhoireiphapos

    Sasuntidictous RhoireiphaposΠριν 3 μήνες

    The correct spelling is Василь Михайлович Іванчук.

  59. nevermindshort3

    nevermindshort3Πριν 3 μήνες

    Ding not playing well

  60. Muhammed Shaker

    Muhammed ShakerΠριν 3 μήνες

    I love chuk’s style

  61. v Rr

    v RrΠριν 3 μήνες

    Well, since you brought up the correct pronunciation of the Ivanchuk's name. I am Ukrainian and I can tell you that if you want to say it even more correctly the accents of his name are Vasýl Ivanchúk. The accents are on the last syllables. I think he doesn't care about this, but it would be nice to hear it correctly :) grlifes.info/number/t6bYr6iph7fQ0Lk/b-nteo - here on the 7th second you can hear the right pronunciation of his name.

  62. 402A017 Nishant Badgujar

    402A017 Nishant BadgujarΠριν 3 μήνες

    also..Ding Liren is pronounced as Ding Ligen/Lijen .. not even kidding

  63. banele maseko

    banele masekoΠριν 3 μήνες

    My day just got a little better.

  64. iamalexsupertramp

    iamalexsupertrampΠριν 3 μήνες

    WOW Chuky. i love this guy!!

  65. manoj kumar tibrewal

    manoj kumar tibrewalΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great Game and great Analysis - we really learn by the way you explain all options and alternatives . Have you made tutorials on opening / middle games and end games - wise studies sir ? 🙏🙏🙏

  66. Avijeet Singh

    Avijeet SinghΠριν 3 μήνες

    Chucky : finds a 7 move mating pattern Me on a date with a girl : error 404 mating pattern not found

  67. Infinite Zeroes

    Infinite ZeroesΠριν 3 μήνες


  68. Tommy Rob

    Tommy RobΠριν 3 μήνες

    Road to 1M subscribers

  69. Lonely Tortoise

    Lonely TortoiseΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus still OP at 2020 nerf plZ

  70. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν 3 μήνες

    Regarding spelling of the name, apparently it's Василь in the original, which i would say transliterates best as Vasiľ or Vasilj. According to Wiki and Fide.com, the official transliteration is Vasyl, however Vassily is also used.

  71. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν 3 μήνες

    To be honest, pronouncing it Vasyl (with hard L) sounds weird. I would say you could go with the soft L / LJ, as you do in Tal

  72. Дмитрий Самойлов

    Дмитрий СамойловΠριν 3 μήνες

    The correct pronunciation is Vasi`l, not Va`sil.

  73. rgelb1

    rgelb1Πριν 3 μήνες

    Дмитрий Самойлов also the L at the end is soft.

  74. Ghost anonymous

    Ghost anonymousΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding liren is pronounced as Ding Lisen

  75. Jassen Michael

    Jassen MichaelΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vasyl (Vah Seel) Ivanchuk

  76. Gulshan Mahato

    Gulshan MahatoΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sad that there was no e1check.

  77. Marjan Tebyani

    Marjan TebyaniΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great to see Chucky back on the channel. I have become a big fan of his because of your channel

  78. Muhammed Ali Inamdar

    Muhammed Ali InamdarΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why DOES he say “sorry about that” before fixing something that seemingly does nothing?

  79. NefariousN8

    NefariousN8Πριν 3 μήνες

    Always enjoy watching games from the Chuk

  80. Steve Kimmel

    Steve KimmelΠριν 3 μήνες

    What about bishop e6 as a first step in the mating sequence?

  81. Hyperborean 2

    Hyperborean 2Πριν 3 μήνες

    Vasyl is good

  82. George Cantu

    George CantuΠριν 3 μήνες

    Never play f3, or f6 in this case 🙃

  83. Chris Bucsa

    Chris BucsaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is the world champion that never was

  84. InvaderMixo

    InvaderMixoΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why can't I do this? I just wanna shit out brilliant attacking chess all day.

  85. Darshan T.

    Darshan T.Πριν 3 μήνες

    7:06 the black queen is guarded by the knight so white can’t pick it up

  86. X Y Z

    X Y ZΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding slipping constantly down this year.

  87. Jujube Mulberry

    Jujube MulberryΠριν 3 μήνες

    chucky is perhaps the greatest chess player who didn't get to be champ

  88. Grey Hood

    Grey HoodΠριν 3 μήνες

    10:02 a Vasilly move Ha ha

  89. TAU Topology at Unisa

    TAU Topology at UnisaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vasyl or Vassily, Chuky is vicious when he is on form.

  90. Kaustubh Manipushp Kunj

    Kaustubh Manipushp KunjΠριν 3 μήνες

    SORRY ABOUT THAT ......but for a different reason 😂😂😂 0:34

  91. Amir Tadros

    Amir TadrosΠριν 3 μήνες

    Excellent positional tactic from Ivanchuck that lead to this beautiful mating sequence!

  92. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν 3 μήνες

    One day, Morphy will be given an Ivanchuck head

  93. M1CR0W4V3

    M1CR0W4V3Πριν 3 μήνες

    Okay this is my first time writing down moves so I hope I do it right... But at 7:32 isn't bischop e6 winning? Only 2 options: nxe6 or Kh8 -if Kh8 then Ng6, knight takes, queen takes, pawn takes, rook h3 mate -so only option is Nxe6, then Qxe6, (king can't go h8 cuz Ng6, pawn takes, Rook h3 mate) Kf8, Ng6, pawn takes, rook h3 threatening unstoppable mate in 1 again... Am I missing something?

  94. Markbob Love

    Markbob LoveΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yes it is. It's a forced mate in 5 moves! However pawn takes queen is not forced. Instead, if Kh8 then Queen takes h7! Knight must recapture on h7 and white wins with Ng6 mate.

  95. shotguncure

    shotguncureΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can't spook the 'Chuk

  96. Krunal Patel

    Krunal PatelΠριν 3 μήνες

    Please description to point table all game link ..

  97. ESports Lobby

    ESports LobbyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Even ding LIREN is also not pronounced as LIREN.. its LIXEN or something like that

  98. Joel Johnson

    Joel JohnsonΠριν 3 μήνες

    I saw the mate!

  99. Matt Erickson

    Matt EricksonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Its funny how they call this tournament chess legends. Only 3 can really be considered chess legends and that being Kramnik, Anand, and Carlsen. The rest are just great players that can be easily replaced with a number of other great players. Its almost laughable to even consider the rest of the field outside of the 3 I mentioned as legends.

  100. Pavel Chernikov

    Pavel ChernikovΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hey, Antonio, please, not VAsyl, but VasYl with last "l" being soft consonant, like VasYl'.

  101. Brisingr48

    Brisingr48Πριν 3 μήνες

    Can you do a video teaching on the poison pawn

  102. Richard McCandless

    Richard McCandlessΠριν 3 μήνες

    Long live Ivanchuk!

  103. Jordan Striker

    Jordan StrikerΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is a legend

  104. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Of the ten players in this particular event, I believe three of them -- Carlsen, Nepo, and Ding, should not have been included. Instead we should have seen, say, Kasparov, Karpov, and Grischuk. Why? Because it's the LEGENDS of Chess. Carlsen has been world champ since 2013 and shows no sign of falling off the mountaintop yet. The other two are inches away from contending for the title, so are still on the rise. A legend should be someone who has passed his prime but is respected for what he can still bring to the game. Exhibit A: the game shown here.

  105. Keegan Adams

    Keegan AdamsΠριν 3 μήνες

    what shirt are you wearing? Im a printmaker in america. Just curious