Greatest Chess Games Ever Played || Anand vs Lautier (1997)

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Viswanathan Anand vs Joel Lautier
"Bielisima!" (game of the day Dec-11-2015)
Biel Credit Suisse (1997), Biel SUI, rd 1, Jul-??
Scandinavian Defense: Main Lines. Mieses Variation (B01)
1. e4 d5 2. ed5 Qd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bc4 Bf5 7. Ne5 e6 8. g4 Bg6 9. h4 Nbd7 10. Nd7 Nd7 11. h5 Be4 12. Rh3 Bg2 13. Re3 Nb6 14. Bd3 Nd5 15. f3 Bb4 16. Kf2 Bc3 17. bc3 Qc3 18. Rb1 Qd4 19. Rb7 Rd8 20. h6 gh6 21. Bg6 Ne7 22. Qd4 Rd4 23. Rd3 Rd8 24. Rd8 Kd8 25. Bd3
The 30th annual Biel International Chess Festival was a category XVII event held in Biel, Switzerland from July 20th to August 1st, 1997. Six grandmasters, including the FIDE world champion were invited to take part in the "Credit Suisse" double round robin tournament. The participants were (in order of ELO): Vishwanathan Anand (2789), Anatoli Karpov (2725), Boris Gelfand (2714), Joel Lautier (2617), Vadim Milov (2613), and Yannick Pelletier (2499). Despite a few unexpected game results, such as Milov's win over Anand in round seven and Karpov's draw offer in the final round, each of the players finished according to his rating position with Anand clear first.
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  1. Nicholas Anonymous

    Nicholas AnonymousΠριν ημέρα

    Got to admit lautier played the scandinavian well, its a hard opening.

  2. Sid Con

    Sid ConΠριν 3 ημέρες

    8:57 any downsides to Rook to e4?

  3. Eric Zombrow

    Eric ZombrowΠριν 4 ημέρες

    How on earth does this have even one down vote. Awesome analysis. Thankyou.

  4. Deepa Kulkarni

    Deepa KulkarniΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Absolute crazy game ever saw

  5. ლუ კა

    ლუ კაΠριν 4 ημέρες

    ანანდი მხეცია

  6. Land of Stan

    Land of StanΠριν 5 ημέρες

    At 10:01, why not Q to h2?

  7. Shahab Khan

    Shahab KhanΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Even tal couldn’t have done this level of devastation. He had an answer for every move

  8. Dr Mark Warner

    Dr Mark WarnerΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Thanks to Agadmator for this great game!

  9. Ramesh Kotikalapudi

    Ramesh KotikalapudiΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Could not guess even a single move. Glad didn’t pick chess as a career option.

  10. william goss

    william gossΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Excellent Game, excellent analysis.

  11. Samuel Tukamushaba

    Samuel TukamushabaΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I sure need to rewatch this another 6 times. An absolute classic.

  12. Sphrd Si

    Sphrd SiΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Wasn’t re5 a better move? To pin the queen.

  13. Yadasampati

    YadasampatiΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Bg6!! is indeed a beautiful move.

  14. ajay dagar

    ajay dagarΠριν 16 ημέρες

    Joel thought to play something here... But there is nothing to play. 😄

  15. Just Incredible

    Just IncredibleΠριν 16 ημέρες

    [Site " iPhone"] [Date "10/14/2020 01:49PM"] [FEN rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1] [White "kiritowinsagain"] [Black "Computer (Level 11)"] 1.Nf3 e6 2.e3 Qf6 3.d4 b6 4.Nc3 Bb7 5.Bd3 Bb4 6.Bd2 Bxc3 7.Bxc3 a5 8.d5 Qe7 9.Bxg7 Nh6 10.Bxh8 Qf8 11.Be5 Qg8 12.g3 d6 13.Bf4 Ng4 14.dxe6 fxe6 15.Ng5 Bxh1 16.Qxg4 h6 17.Qh5+ Kf8 18.Qxh6+ Qg7 19.Nxe6+ Kf7 Tell me what you think please what can i do better

  16. Just Incredible

    Just IncredibleΠριν 16 ημέρες

    It wasn’t a computer but the person resigned and I went on

  17. Thomas Kocer

    Thomas KocerΠριν 17 ημέρες

    why Lautier doesn't reply to H6 with G6 instead of capturing

  18. arvind das

    arvind dasΠριν 17 ημέρες

    What would have happened if h7 captures g6 white

  19. Edgar Cordova

    Edgar CordovaΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Your subtitles are covering the chess pieces.

  20. Melpheos1er

    Melpheos1erΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Actualy at 7:56 it's even worse. You can take with the Queen and then with the rook to take back the queen after the fork

  21. uog293

    uog293Πριν 20 ημέρες

    Is this brilliant, or that, scandi sucks

  22. Christian Arie Rotty

    Christian Arie RottyΠριν 21 ημέρα

    This is WILD

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    RMV BookΠριν 22 ημέρες

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  24. Shiroyasha

    ShiroyashaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    h6 followed by bg6 lol what a madman.

  25. Itish Shukla

    Itish ShuklaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    at 8:50 there's one more move which wins the queen rook to e6 check black pawn captures white bishop g6 check black pawn captures or king moves then the white queen takes the black queen on d4

  26. Mr. Let's Draw

    Mr. Let's DrawΠριν 23 ημέρες

    When you`re a beginner and want to learn about chess: Ok, so its take take take take And first, pause the video. Now first we have to talk about parallel universes ...caputes captures and captures, thats obvious ಠ_ಠ

  27. Harris Bobroff

    Harris BobroffΠριν 25 ημέρες

    I did not see that pawn move! I only figure out something because you suggest a strange move, so I looked for one!

  28. A K

    A KΠριν 25 ημέρες


  29. chandshantanu

    chandshantanuΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Get well soon man. Hope you are ok now.

  30. Rehan Bajwa

    Rehan BajwaΠριν 26 ημέρες

  31. Ankur Sharma

    Ankur SharmaΠριν 27 ημέρες

  32. Neer Bakshi

    Neer BakshiΠριν μήνα

    Legends Say That The BISHOP is Still Trapped There on the Chess Board.♟♟

  33. Tyrano Suares

    Tyrano SuaresΠριν μήνα

    Joél was a very good player and used to compete quite regularly against the likes of Kasparov, Kramnik, Karpov, Khalifman, Shirov, Adams, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Leko et al. I think Kasparov also has a grand win against him.

  34. Abhigyan Patel

    Abhigyan PatelΠριν μήνα

    agamator's funny moments -

  35. adnan

    adnan aquil.comΠριν μήνα

    In move no.18 why not bishop to bd2

  36. Jayaprakash S

    Jayaprakash SΠριν μήνα

    Exceptionally deep move..

  37. sugan 123

    sugan 123Πριν μήνα pls analysis the end game

  38. Sivam Das

    Sivam DasΠριν μήνα

    12:26 what if black plays queen to f6?

  39. Deepu's Kitchen

    Deepu's KitchenΠριν μήνα


  40. Jaisuriya R

    Jaisuriya RΠριν μήνα


  41. Brian Meeks

    Brian MeeksΠριν μήνα

    You are a delightful chess commentator.

  42. Piergiovanni Romanato

    Piergiovanni RomanatoΠριν μήνα

    No one see at 11:05 Bishop from c1 to b2? Eat the queen or the Rock?

  43. Rajwant Singh

    Rajwant SinghΠριν μήνα

    If you compare Anand and Magnus, Anand is better player. He has won games by his brilliancies while Magnus has won by blunders of others.

  44. Himanshu Gupta

    Himanshu GuptaΠριν μήνα

    Only for an and

  45. Josiah Brush

    Josiah BrushΠριν μήνα


  46. Prithwish Das

    Prithwish DasΠριν μήνα

    I feel sorry for that Bishop



    After watching this game nothing is coming the mind except Simply stunning

  48. Paul renne

    Paul renneΠριν μήνα

    Anand vs Sid from toy story

  49. Games channel

    Games channelΠριν μήνα

    Why I think anand looks like Zayn Malik

  50. valium97582

    valium97582Πριν μήνα

    I found Bg6 but missed that amazing h6 detail.

  51. Joseph DESTAUBIN

    Joseph DESTAUBINΠριν μήνα

    If the quote above the board isn't entirely true, it's close to true and certainly true enough.

  52. Frankie Gee

    Frankie GeeΠριν μήνα

    This is the good stuff!

  53. Ibrahim Seck

    Ibrahim SeckΠριν μήνα

    You butchered the name Joël !


    MIGEESH K MΠριν μήνα

    What a game... 🙂

  55. Andres Felipe Romero Barreto

    Andres Felipe Romero BarretoΠριν μήνα

    Funky Elon Musk vs Youngwanathan Anand. Best matchup possible

  56. solosaroman

    solosaromanΠριν μήνα


  57. Rick Renegade

    Rick RenegadeΠριν μήνα

    I got it!! I fucking got it!! I was trying to play the Bishop move on the first move for ages .........

  58. Punyo Tanyo

    Punyo TanyoΠριν μήνα

    Many games named greatest but which actually is the greatest game..😅😅😆

  59. Prashanth M

    Prashanth MΠριν μήνα

    If your doing anand videos, you are going to get lakhs of views for free..

  60. Kaiser Jarme

    Kaiser JarmeΠριν μήνα

    11:16 I actually got it right. Since I was just skipping from time to time. (* ^ *) I must be a chess master !

  61. Nathalie CaT

    Nathalie CaTΠριν μήνα

    All these damn comments about the bishop😂 he's trapped, leave him alone!

  62. Brian Smith

    Brian SmithΠριν μήνα

    what a masterpiece

  63. khaluu2000

    khaluu2000Πριν μήνα

    This was so brutal!!!

  64. Salaar Khan

    Salaar KhanΠριν μήνα

    Vishwanath Anand vs *Elon Musk*

  65. prakash maharjan

    prakash maharjanΠριν μήνα

    no "sorry about that" followed by "feet scratching " .......ruins this video

  66. Zorroborro

    ZorroborroΠριν μήνα

    The beauty of thinking 4 or more moves ahead disguised in a rookie sacrifice move never gets old

  67. Mykoroni

    MykoroniΠριν μήνα

    That bishop who never moved but controlled the whole game reminds me of the game between Komugi and Meruem on HxH where a piece by Komugi never moved but controlled the whole board. It's insane.

  68. kev4241

    kev4241Πριν μήνα

    one of the hardest find the moves

  69. Pratim Sarkar

    Pratim SarkarΠριν μήνα

    Vishy's and mikal tail's(pardon my spelling) have deepest of thoughts in the game of chess

  70. BRu tal

    BRu talΠριν μήνα

    He is playing like a mikhail tal dont worry you take my queen i will take your king

  71. David DeVasto

    David DeVastoΠριν μήνα

    Wow beautiful game

  72. Natasha Howski

    Natasha HowskiΠριν μήνα

    like Pillsbury Lasker 1895

  73. Arindam Mishra

    Arindam MishraΠριν μήνα

    😭how he can play such a long move,I can even think upto one or two move later......pls advise me

  74. marcelo saied

    marcelo saiedΠριν μήνα

    5:33 why not just Re3 to e5

  75. Rishabh Mishra

    Rishabh MishraΠριν μήνα

    he played Scandinavian ofc he got destroyed

  76. Bruno Jani

    Bruno JaniΠριν μήνα

    Legends say Joel is still saying "All right".

  77. Venkatakrishnan Sampath

    Venkatakrishnan SampathΠριν μήνα

    This game is all about the trapped bishop. King: Am I a joke to you, bruh?

  78. visal pranav

    visal pranavΠριν μήνα

    Anand Sachin Rajinikanth are Legends🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  79. abha singh

    abha singhΠριν μήνα

    5:03 Rook to E5 it prevents night from capturing! Cause queen is in the line of Rook

  80. chetan khangar

    chetan khangarΠριν μήνα

    Light square bishop is like a true friend, not gonna leave you in hard times

  81. Stevens videos

    Stevens videosΠριν μήνα

    Could be "one" of the greatest moves ever played, but definitely not even close to one of the greatest games ever played.

  82. Dave Nelson

    Dave NelsonΠριν μήνα

    That’s not how you give the bishop up though..

  83. Delbert Grady

    Delbert GradyΠριν μήνα

    I could easily beat Anand. At a hot dog eating contest.

  84. Mihir Raddi

    Mihir RaddiΠριν μήνα

    I once beat AlphaZero. Yes, it was at football , and yes, at one point I was losing.

  85. Arpit Aggarwal

    Arpit AggarwalΠριν μήνα

    Anand had a third bishop in this game since beginning

  86. tom wel

    tom welΠριν μήνα


  87. Isaiah Eastman

    Isaiah EastmanΠριν μήνα

    Josh Waitzkin analyzed this.....

  88. Shaam Patil

    Shaam PatilΠριν μήνα

    Joel's bishop is me trapped in lockdown

  89. Ryan Flanagan

    Ryan FlanaganΠριν μήνα

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  90. Vikas Agre

    Vikas AgreΠριν μήνα


  91. Firewolfcz

    FirewolfczΠριν μήνα

    That was deep as Tal's forest.

  92. Will Ahlemeier

    Will AhlemeierΠριν μήνα

    What a stunning game. Here's the FEN after Anand's bishop move if you'd like to play around with the position: 3rk2r/pR3p1p/2p1p1Bp/3n4/3q2P1/4RP2/P1P2Kb1/2BQ4 b - - 0 1

  93. Ayaan Parkar

    Ayaan ParkarΠριν μήνα

    Welp he’s playing Elon musk

  94. Gowrishankar RP

    Gowrishankar RPΠριν μήνα

    Agad,can you make a video on Peruvian immortal?

  95. male person

    male personΠριν μήνα

    Why couldn't h7 capture the light square bishop?

  96. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν μήνα

    Just a legend... Vishy is the pride of India but missing his brilliances now...

  97. Fun Zone

    Fun ZoneΠριν μήνα

  98. Subhodeep Biswas

    Subhodeep BiswasΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion what about adhiban vs wesley so, the king's gambit

  99. Manoj Negi

    Manoj NegiΠριν μήνα

    Glad you're back...

  100. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν μήνα

    After H6 I suddenly remembered Mato covering this games years ago!! Wow that was a nostalgic moment. I dont think ANYONE was able to find this move (unless you a GM un and probably not watching this channel like rest of us mortals)

  101. Afridon Deaddark

    Afridon DeaddarkΠριν μήνα

    Capturing pawn at h6 is a mistake, g6 blocking white pawn and white bishop too.

  102. Yash Karanke

    Yash KarankeΠριν μήνα

    1 mil soon!!!!