All Hail Sir Knight, The Uncapturable! || So vs Rajabov || Skilling Open Knockout (2020)

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Weslez SoTeymur Rajabov
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Knockouts, Quarterfinals, Game 3
English, four knights, Stean variation (A28)
1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 O-O 6. Nd5 Re8 7. Qf5 d6 8. Nxf6+ Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. a3 Bc5 11. b4 Bb6 12. Bb2 a6 13. O-O-O Bf5 14. Rg1 Ne7 15. d4 Be4 16. Nd2 Bg6 17. Nf3 a5 18. b5 C6 19. a4 Cxb5 20. Axb5 a4 21. Ba3 Exd4 22. Exd4 Nd5 23. Kb2 Ba5 24. Bxd6 Nc3 25. Rc1 Ne4 26. Bg3 a3+ , 27. Ka2 Nc3 + 28. Kxa3 Bb4 + 29. Kxb4 Na2 + 30. Kc5 Re6 31. B6 Ra5 #
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  1. Aditya Ranade

    Aditya RanadeΠριν 4 ημέρες

    Why can't Wesley play 31. d5?

  2. raz 9800

    raz 9800Πριν 8 ημέρες

    first time seeing a otb checkmate on this channel

  3. Nikunj Pasari

    Nikunj PasariΠριν 20 ημέρες

    "Choose your checkmate"

  4. Neeloy Biswas

    Neeloy BiswasΠριν 26 ημέρες

    White Pawn d4-d5 could be an option to make a breathing room for the king, as Black don't have the dark square bishop...

  5. Akshay Chordia

    Akshay ChordiaΠριν μήνα

    10:45 even rook to e8 was a checkmate

  6. Arcade Player

    Arcade PlayerΠριν μήνα

    7:45 radjabov attacking his own piece lmao

  7. Jose M. Molina Ocampo

    Jose M. Molina OcampoΠριν μήνα

    Wow. Sneaky plays

  8. Amir Tadros

    Amir TadrosΠριν μήνα

    Beautiful attacking game indeed...

  9. King Kumar

    King KumarΠριν μήνα

    For Indian fans Wesley so to self:wesley so Mom to wesley so:wesley utho😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  10. Bryan Dyer

    Bryan DyerΠριν μήνα


  11. Bryan Dyer

    Bryan DyerΠριν μήνα

    I don’t know if it’s your English or your analysis but your videos are getting increasingly sloppy with time. There is always a blaring error in position (black or white), piece or color. Still great info, just very inaccurate commentary.

  12. Rude Taehyung

    Rude TaehyungΠριν μήνα

    What would happen if he moved pawn to d5

  13. william goss

    william gossΠριν μήνα

    Excellent game, thks.

  14. Kevin Hisham Dewanto

    Kevin Hisham DewantoΠριν μήνα

    So, Wesley didn't resign, instead he got checkmated? Lol

  15. Temoi Remi

    Temoi RemiΠριν μήνα

    Why do you always say “sorry about that “ in your videos?

  16. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Chess Ranking 1970-2020 of the Greatest

  17. Yassin Elzoheiry

    Yassin ElzoheiryΠριν μήνα

    12:12 “ i didn’t show the game because giri didn’t play the evans gambit” ~ Agadmator 2020

  18. Simone Cafiero

    Simone CafieroΠριν μήνα

    " 'tis but a flesh wound!"

  19. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν μήνα

    Great Chess Players Standings From 1970-2020


    REAL ZUGZWANGΠριν μήνα

    Idk why you couldn’t play D5 but knowing me there’s probably a queen hiding on I9 ready to kill, because queens can move wherever they like👍

  21. Павел Бураков

    Павел БураковΠριν μήνα

    Finally a decent Radjabov picture where he doesn't look like a serial killer. The Daku (dacoit) from Baku with the nice W!

  22. Avluella

    AvluellaΠριν μήνα

    Sip of Bourbon

  23. Steve Wimmer

    Steve WimmerΠριν μήνα

    Why does he always lean over and say "sorry about that?"

  24. Michael Rubino

    Michael RubinoΠριν μήνα

    Choose your checkmate

  25. json Qog

    json QogΠριν μήνα

    "every move is checkmate" me trying to play 2000+ players

  26. Death Dealer

    Death DealerΠριν μήνα

    Great game .. 💥🎩

  27. Fran Andreu

    Fran AndreuΠριν μήνα

    10:34 knight to c3 is not a straight away checkmate as So could capture it with the pawn on d4

  28. dan hunt

    dan huntΠριν μήνα

    Can someone explain why d5 was not played @10:27 please? It challenges the rook and creates an escape route for the king to d4

  29. Johan Van Aelst

    Johan Van AelstΠριν μήνα

    "The english opening is on the board.....sorry about that" :D

  30. Abrar Ul Haq Shaik

    Abrar Ul Haq ShaikΠριν μήνα

    I mean why even castle queen side when ur pawns are over extended there...

  31. Senor Golden

    Senor GoldenΠριν μήνα

    That last position. What of e5?

  32. Riddhiman Medhi

    Riddhiman MedhiΠριν μήνα

    Radja OP

  33. Daniel Go

    Daniel GoΠριν μήνα

    What would have happened if white played 31. D6 ?

  34. dhruv mistry

    dhruv mistryΠριν μήνα

    "You can choose your checkmate" - best line by agad 😂

  35. Schwindsichtiga der Echte

    Schwindsichtiga der EchteΠριν μήνα

    10:12 What about d5? Doesn't that open an escape route for the king?

  36. Danh Phu

    Danh PhuΠριν μήνα

    Beautiful love u.

  37. Abuten Likha

    Abuten LikhaΠριν μήνα

    At 10:49 instead of by white can play d5 and make a escape route to prolong game

  38. Arkos 11

    Arkos 11Πριν μήνα


  39. jagmeet singh

    jagmeet singhΠριν μήνα

    Why can’t d5 be the last move

  40. Sean Ongjoco

    Sean OngjocoΠριν μήνα

    Imagine missing the front-ranked checkmate. Absurd.

  41. Srikanth Muluguri

    Srikanth MuluguriΠριν μήνα

    What happens after rook to e6 if white plays pawn to d5?

  42. Elijah Rose

    Elijah RoseΠριν μήνα

    He said everything is checkmate

  43. Rolo Young

    Rolo YoungΠριν μήνα

    10:30 You know its a great game when you hear these words

  44. Hondas are not bad, people who rice them are

    Hondas are not bad, people who rice them areΠριν μήνα

    Surely this qualifies for being one of the best games of 2020 right

  45. Justin Hofmeyr

    Justin HofmeyrΠριν μήνα

    Could mate have been prevented with d5 instead of b6?

  46. camaronbrujo

    camaronbrujoΠριν μήνα

    ok, mate in 2 avoided... DAMN I just hanged mate in 1 :facepalm:

  47. Parapat

    ParapatΠριν μήνα

    Very good commentary as always:D hey I just had an idea because you always say: „now we have a completely new game“. There must be multiple games that were played the exact same way in pro play right? Is there a most played game ever in pro play? Like the most played variation until checkmate? Could be a funny video idea but I don’t know if there is a way to check for such games. Cheers!

  48. Divya Raj

    Divya RajΠριν μήνα

    how about bishop to d3 for white. Cuts of black bishop and connects the rooks

  49. Anup Adhikari

    Anup AdhikariΠριν μήνα

    7:41 knight to A2 attacks only rook. or did i miss something. 😅

  50. Jim Panse

    Jim PanseΠριν μήνα

    Everything is checkmate

  51. Mike Rincon

    Mike RinconΠριν μήνα

    And blacks king in this game was never threaten

  52. Mike Rincon

    Mike RinconΠριν μήνα

    I noticed a lot of Wesley's pieces were stuck in the corner on the kingside undeveloped but I didn't hear of fantastic host mention in so I thought I would what do you guys think of that to Bishop's a night and the rook is pin by his own pieces

  53. - Anonymous

    - AnonymousΠριν μήνα

    Can you do a "sorry about that" reveal?

  54. diztiinct

    diztiinctΠριν μήνα

    11:40 you didn't analize the best defense tho pawn d5

  55. entilza31

    entilza31Πριν μήνα

    Зачем он всегда в начале ролика куда то наклоняется и потом извиняется ? Это че его фишка такая ?


    BRUH SANTOΠριν μήνα

    Wesley had one move pawn d5

  57. F1 1F

    F1 1FΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator check this, a great game GM Morozevich sacrifice his queen for 4 pieces during The Takieddine Memorial Chess Tournament

  58. Polarbeahr

    PolarbeahrΠριν μήνα

    "Choose your checkmate" Lol

  59. Burak Ates

    Burak AtesΠριν μήνα

    The one guy missing from the Candidates is the one on fire lately.

  60. thegreenmercenary

    thegreenmercenaryΠριν μήνα

    What about d5, threatening the rook on e6 and providing the king with and escape route?

  61. Sagar Malik

    Sagar MalikΠριν μήνα

    d5-Rc1+,kd4-Re4+,kd3-R*c4+ , then somehow mate or rook captures at the worse :P

  62. sergio ut

    sergio utΠριν μήνα

    Why King b1 on 4:53? a1 is way more better

  63. zleggitt1989

    zleggitt1989Πριν μήνα

    At 5:53 why can't you play white bishop to d3 after capturing knight instead of rook?

  64. Sagar Malik

    Sagar MalikΠριν μήνα

    Exactly, the same doubt. Can someone explain? @agadmator ?

  65. Zsolt Lakatos

    Zsolt LakatosΠριν μήνα

    is the man in the upper right corner Bobby Fischer?

  66. Akshat Dixit

    Akshat DixitΠριν μήνα

    Vidit vs MVL from the same. #suggestion ( some awesome grunfeld prepration there )

  67. Manoj

    ManojΠριν μήνα

    what's wrong with e5 and then going for the draw?

  68. Austin Butler

    Austin ButlerΠριν μήνα

    I think I’m just too tired to see it right now but why did Wesley not push d5 at the end instead?

  69. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    I call that an ass kickin' ,

  70. David Vizgan

    David VizganΠριν μήνα

    This is the best game I've seen in a very long time...

  71. Shreyas Bhende

    Shreyas BhendeΠριν μήνα

    pawn d5... attacking the rook and even creating a escape route

  72. Nishant Badgujar

    Nishant BadgujarΠριν μήνα

    7:45 wait wut?!

  73. just here for comments

    just here for commentsΠριν 2 μήνες

    nepo vs levon , rook exchange game (porbably last game of day 2) was pure madness. pls cover that game as well.

  74. ali soliman

    ali solimanΠριν 2 μήνες

    D5 pawn to D5 is the right move there so d king can come back.

  75. Barack Obama

    Barack ObamaΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 1:37 why did black take with his queen and not the pawn at g7

  76. Paul L.

    Paul L.Πριν 2 μήνες

    Couldn't white have played pawn to D5 to avoid checkmate?

  77. Samuel Colmenares

    Samuel ColmenaresΠριν 2 μήνες

    This guy bends chess rules, so underated. We will never get to see what could have been of him in the candidates.

  78. jda41589

    jda41589Πριν 2 μήνες

    10:45 RD8 is also mate

  79. Stefan Wolejszo

    Stefan WolejszoΠριν 2 μήνες

    It is a shame Rajabov is out, he had an absolutely brilliant tournament.

  80. Jack Schaller

    Jack SchallerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Rook to d4 was checkmate as well 10:44

  81. Christian Antonio Ancona Herrera

    Christian Antonio Ancona HerreraΠριν 2 μήνες

    First time i watch a high profile chess match ending in checkmate rather than the losing guy resigning

  82. Shodanoc

    ShodanocΠριν 2 μήνες

    'Find the move that wins the game for Radjabov', its not possible. me being intellectual seeing there's no queen sacrifice to make

  83. Gaurav Saini

    Gaurav SainiΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:25 pawn to d5 wins the rook

  84. Bigo

    BigoΠριν 2 μήνες

    *Fixed PGN* (I have no idea what has happened to the PGNs lately but they have all been super broken and full of mistakes) : 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Qc2 O-O 6. Nd5 Re8 7. Qf5 d6 8. Nxf6+ Qxf6 9. Qxf6 gxf6 10. a3 Bc5 11. b4 Bb6 12. Bb2 a6 13. O-O-O Bf5 14. Rg1 Ne7 15. d4 Be4 16. Nd2 Bg6 17. Nf3 a5 18. b5 c6 19. a4 cxb5 20. axb5 a4 21. Ba3 exd4 22. exd4 Nd5 23. Kb2 Ba5 24. Bxd6 Nc3 25. Rc1 Ne4 26. Bg3 a3+ 27. Ka2 Nc3+ 28. Kxa3 Bb4+ 29. Kxb4 Na2+ 30. Kc5 Re6 31. b6 Ra5#

  85. Dhneshd Dhingra

    Dhneshd DhingraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Chess GM Genious ThroughOut History

  86. ToniFeric-tech

    ToniFeric-techΠριν 2 μήνες

    We should see more games of Rajabov. He has that Matrix/Neo style 😎

  87. Arif Aliyev

    Arif AliyevΠριν 2 μήνες

    Radjabov is a risky player. The riskier you are, the more beautiful games you come up with

  88. AnotherLover

    AnotherLoverΠριν 2 μήνες

    I don't know how I feel about this. I've been playing chess online again... ... and now youtube's recommending chess videos.

  89. chesschamp1000

    chesschamp1000Πριν 2 μήνες

    At 4:53, why couldn’t the king go Ka1, why did he have to go to B1?

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    Unbeatable TacticsΠριν 2 μήνες

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  91. Daniel Stuart

    Daniel StuartΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hello everyone sorry about that captures captures captures captures so instead we have rook to a2 and now grabbing more space captures captures and now we have a totally new game and again what do you play here as it is in fact the move recommended by the engine with a beautiful move captures captures captures and now feel free to pause the video and win the game while I give you a couple of seconds congratulations for those who were able to do it and for those who just wanna enjoy the show the move is bishop to c4.

  92. bubu qq

    bubu qqΠριν 2 μήνες

    Rajabov is John Wick of chess

  93. Javad Koohpayma

    Javad KoohpaymaΠριν 2 μήνες

    What are you doing every time in starting the video and say sorry?

  94. william goss

    william gossΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great game. Thkz

  95. C0mmand3r27

    C0mmand3r27Πριν 2 μήνες

    It seems losing still, but what happens in that final position if white plays D5 instead of B6?

  96. Jack Trahan

    Jack TrahanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Thoughts on So playing d5 to avoid the mate?

  97. barca99

    barca99Πριν 2 μήνες

    Mammadyarov - knight king Radjabov - knight magician Azerbaijanis - knightmare

  98. Mikhail Shulyaev

    Mikhail ShulyaevΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator, please review the second game btw Aronian and Nepo, where Yan sacrificed an exchange and was on the edge of losing. It was quite a mess of a game!

  99. Levi Schreiber

    Levi SchreiberΠριν 2 μήνες

    I would like to thank Soria Boutdat...(Sorry about that) 😂😂🤣 He said it without even blinking

  100. Charlie Abouserhal

    Charlie AbouserhalΠριν 2 μήνες

  101. Jonathan Cauley

    Jonathan CauleyΠριν 2 μήνες

    I hate the knights, I always want to take Knights off.

  102. Samuel Tenka

    Samuel TenkaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Just learned that Prokoviev and Oistrakh, the famous composer and violinist, created what Tal called "master level games"... would be very interested to learn more from you, Antonio!