All Pawns And No Hope || Wesley So vs Carlsen || Skilling Open Knockout (2020)

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Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen
Chess24 (2020), Skilling Open, Knockouts, Finals MATCH 2, Game 1
Caro-Kann, advance variation (B12)
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nd2 e6 5. Nb3 Nd7 6. Nf3 h6 7. Be2 a5 8. a4 Bb4+ 9. c3 Bf8 10. O-O Ne7 11. h3 Bh7 12. Bd2 Qb6 13. Ne1 Nf5 14. Bd3 Be7 15. Qc2 Bg6 16. c4 dxc4 17. Qxc4 Nxd4 18. Qxd4 Qxb3 19. Bxg6 fxg6 20. Qe4 O-O 21. Bxh6 Rf5 22. Be3 Qd5 23. Qxd5 exd5 24. f4 g5 25. e6 Nc5 26. g4 gxf4 27. gxf5 fxe3 28. Rf4 Bf6 29. Nc2 e2 30. Rf2 d4 31. Rxe2 d3 32. Rd2 dxc2 33. Rxc2 Rd8 34. Re1 Nxa4 35. Ra1 Nxb2 36. Rxa5 Nd3 37. Kh2 Nb4 38. Rc1 Nd5 39. Ra7 Rb8 40. Kg3 Ne7 41. Kg4 b5 42. Rd1 b4 43. Rad7 b3 44. Rd8+ Rxd8 45. Rxd8+ Kh7 46. Rb8 b2 47. Kf4 Nd5+
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. mehdi laghdaf

    mehdi laghdafΠριν 19 ημέρες

    Wesley: 2×f2⅔÷5×7=8 Magnus: Yeah he can be kinda violent here but i am not to worried.

  2. New Dads

    New DadsΠριν μήνα

    does this guy have videographic memory?

  3. Lupi Vylka

    Lupi VylkaΠριν μήνα

    I win every tournament using AI and an earpiece ... I don't know why people bother to learn to play where the people responsible for putting up tournaments don't care to check the players' ears

  4. Dakota Tipton

    Dakota TiptonΠριν μήνα

    I did it. I fucking did it. I paused and found the best move. I only went like 4 to 5 moves deep but I did it!! Yesssss!!!

  5. Akirooo YT

    Akirooo YTΠριν μήνα

    I wonder what reference that title is from

  6. Stewie Griffin

    Stewie GriffinΠριν μήνα


  7. ShukRi B. AhmEd

    ShukRi B. AhmEdΠριν μήνα

    Agad ❌❌ Flash ✅✅

  8. Frankie Gee

    Frankie GeeΠριν μήνα

    I would like to see a new world champ. Magnus is too arrogant and when he loses he always makes excuses.

  9. Ria D.

    Ria D.Πριν μήνα

    at first I thought Wesley was going to be the winner when I read the title until later when I realized it's a quote from queen's gambit lol

  10. Rene Dex

    Rene DexΠριν μήνα

    I feel like of all the GM, Magnus struggle the most with Wesley

  11. Just Mikoy

    Just MikoyΠριν μήνα

    Dude, you should be in the Queen's Gambit!

  12. Vladimir Gertner

    Vladimir GertnerΠριν μήνα

    I love his pauses because he never gives us positions that are *too* difficult for us to solve

  13. E Jay

    E JayΠριν μήνα

    Black horse to g3 is also good, instead of to d4

  14. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν μήνα

    4:18 why not bxg6? Capture the bishop?

  15. Sylenzo S

    Sylenzo SΠριν μήνα

    i got nxd4 :)))) nice

  16. Jan Ruud

    Jan RuudΠριν μήνα

    Its amazing how you can see the exact moment when Wesley So plays a lost game.

  17. Jan Ruud

    Jan RuudΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen USUALLY plays very well on his birthday... And also when its not his birthday.

  18. Cameron Pulaski

    Cameron PulaskiΠριν μήνα

    1. E4 1. HELLO EVERYONE!

  19. JohnHazl

    JohnHazlΠριν μήνα

    Another Queen's Gambit reference! Agad really loved that show huh :)

  20. Allstillwell

    AllstillwellΠριν μήνα

    Captures, Captures, Captures

  21. Lance Anthony II Rañeses

    Lance Anthony II RañesesΠριν μήνα

    Wes wins

  22. Weekly Analytics

    Weekly AnalyticsΠριν μήνα

    Nice one

  23. Vạn Kỳ Thế Chiến

    Vạn Kỳ Thế ChiếnΠριν μήνα

    At some point he will start publishing videos before they play...

  24. Anthony Tovar

    Anthony TovarΠριν μήνα

    Take That Benny!

  25. Mohammed Ahmed

    Mohammed AhmedΠριν μήνα

    so So won

  26. Khalid Moussab

    Khalid MoussabΠριν μήνα

    5:06 Captures Captures Captures Captures :)

  27. Moldy Mc.donut

    Moldy Mc.donutΠριν μήνα

    i don't understand why in this position 4:24 Magnus didn't do f7 to g6

  28. Manoj Bala

    Manoj BalaΠριν μήνα

    Happy birthday Magnus

  29. merloaf 03

    merloaf 03Πριν μήνα

    whoa that title, is that a queen's gambit reference?

  30. Chirag Mandaliya

    Chirag MandaliyaΠριν μήνα

    Hey men this is first game not a second..

  31. Antonio Bacic

    Antonio BacicΠριν μήνα

    So, we saw Magnus beating So with black pieces, so So was the first to lose with white pieces. So?

  32. justAnonymous d

    justAnonymous dΠριν μήνα

    mikhail tal can beat alpha zero blindfolded

  33. nwreed

    nwreedΠριν μήνα

    Somewhat new to this channel, quick q: what is this "sorry about that" about? Loving the videos btw

  34. Nikolay Tsankov

    Nikolay TsankovΠριν μήνα

    "All pawns and no hope" is what Benny Watts says about the Caro-Kann in the Queen's gambit miniseries.

  35. GrumpyApeGaming

    GrumpyApeGamingΠριν μήνα

  36. St Nu

    St NuΠριν μήνα

    Sorry about that.

  37. Prateek Varshney

    Prateek VarshneyΠριν μήνα

    I found the move! I found the move 😭

  38. Rocky H

    Rocky HΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen is just so out of the box player... Doesn't even care if there is any attack as he knows he can counter it...

  39. guiyaumed

    guiyaumedΠριν μήνα

    Bonjour, quel est le logiciel utilisé pour montrer les coups ? Can someone tell me what is the soft used to show the movements of the pieces ? Thanks

  40. Vishal malhotra

    Vishal malhotraΠριν μήνα

    6:54 after black knight to c5, simply pawn capture on g5. Black can't recapture with bishop as the knight on c5 would be undefended. If it captures with the rook, white will be up in exchange...

  41. william goss

    william gossΠριν μήνα

    Good game, thks

  42. Norbert Hasenschläger

    Norbert HasenschlägerΠριν μήνα

    Knight captures on D4 was my first thought. But thats why i am a bad player. In one out of 10 move or so, this is correct. But while people like Magnus only play that one move, i also play the other 9.

  43. born stubborn

    born stubbornΠριν μήνα

    This is agad's latest video. He normally upload a video analysis minutes before any other else does, but since he's disappointed... It's really disappointing...just accept it guys haha!

  44. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great game.

  45. ae ma

    ae maΠριν μήνα

    Totally enjoyed it to see a brain full of chess in action! :)

  46. Patil HomeVlogs

    Patil HomeVlogsΠριν μήνα

    I always ve eye on ur dog behind

  47. NikF92

    NikF92Πριν μήνα

    This whole final was breathtaking

  48. ricky a

    ricky aΠριν μήνα

    Omg that was a beautiful game. I’ll never be that smart

  49. Kumpustaz

    KumpustazΠριν μήνα

    *Happy Birthday Magnus*

  50. Fouad Mohave

    Fouad MohaveΠριν μήνα

    What a beautiful game

  51. Mo Hasby

    Mo HasbyΠριν μήνα

    What do u mean by 'challenging', its not a challenge, its an attack.

  52. MahdeenSkyYT

    MahdeenSkyYTΠριν μήνα

    someone made a counter gambit to Evans gambit that beats stocktish level 8 on lichess

  53. gaburincho

    gaburinchoΠριν μήνα

    Henrik Carlsen’s doctor: it’s a boy!... Agadmator: Hello Everyone!...

  54. Bala Murali.p

    Bala Murali.pΠριν μήνα


  55. mang kanor vs. kim dominggo

    mang kanor vs. kim dominggoΠριν μήνα

    Teach us the "sorry about that" opening. Seems like its a deadly one.

  56. flamendless

    flamendlessΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen to prove Benny Watts' comments about the Caro-Kann

  57. Akhil Sadasivam

    Akhil SadasivamΠριν μήνα

    And after a few seconds Wesley So goes for sorry about that😂😂😂😂

  58. Kousthubha L Rao

    Kousthubha L RaoΠριν μήνα


  59. 72planet72

    72planet72Πριν μήνα

    The FFVII shirt... xD

  60. Sagar Jha

    Sagar JhaΠριν μήνα

    I thought anish was the last hope to defeat magnus but wesley was like... Aren't you surprised😂😂

  61. Hopping Hatter

    Hopping HatterΠριν μήνα

    Who else gets the reference of the video's name :D

  62. Pawan Rawat

    Pawan RawatΠριν μήνα

    Agad: Feel free to pause the video and find the move Me: idk lets capture on d4 with the knight Agad: Congratulations to everyone who found it as it is not a easy move to find. It is Nxd4.

  63. Rahul Kurve

    Rahul KurveΠριν μήνα

    Bring Morphy game back again please

  64. Duy Tùng Trần Nguyễn

    Duy Tùng Trần NguyễnΠριν μήνα

    God damn. Sacrifice a whole rook just to push the pawn. That is some Mikhail Tal moves

  65. born stubborn

    born stubbornΠριν μήνα

    Agad, why are you not making a new video on wesley's win against carlsen? You're suppose to be uploading the analysis hours ago.. I hope ur fine

  66. Jailet Jacob

    Jailet JacobΠριν μήνα

    I think Magnus will win the spilling open

  67. Charlie Abouserhal

    Charlie AbouserhalΠριν μήνα

  68. Mark

    MarkΠριν μήνα

    The first day after the big bang, Agadmator ; Sorry about that

  69. Sourav Banerjee

    Sourav BanerjeeΠριν μήνα

    Show the other games where Mr.So did well and out maneuver Magnus.

  70. Rebecca Masse

    Rebecca MasseΠριν μήνα

    What a brilliant performance by Magnus. It is very sad that he lost the match.

  71. Zain ul Abideen Cheema

    Zain ul Abideen CheemaΠριν μήνα

    spoiler alert - So won the finals :)

  72. 6ixNine-getsRaped

    6ixNine-getsRapedΠριν μήνα

    "All pawns and no hope" ~The cowboy gm from Queensgambit

  73. Rocky Olympus

    Rocky OlympusΠριν μήνα

    Finally , a rare game where black wins

  74. Avigail Caridaoan

    Avigail CaridaoanΠριν μήνα

    I'm just wondering why Agadmator did not continue his coverage on So and Carlsen's fight? So wins, you should be making videos also prior to Wesley's victory 🤔 I just guess that all of your content favors to Carlsen ✌

  75. ][

    ][Πριν μήνα

    Need help here!!! So I only know how the pieces move and have no idea about strategy or basics. I've been watching a lot of these videos and wanna start playing but idk if I should learn the opening moves. I know they're really important and reading about them would make me a much better player but the thing is that I wanna play for fun. Learning and implementing them I think would take the fun away but idk

  76. saudi grant

    saudi grantΠριν μήνα

    Very big NO, the world does not need china, it is another trick and propaganda of Cyrus Janssen. Maybe communist countries needs china. Democracy countries of the world does not need china for fear of being spied and gooblled.

  77. Zelandakh Niteblade

    Zelandakh NitebladeΠριν μήνα

    Just to point out that Pacher actually beat Kristovic so 8...c5 was not a win for black. On the other hand, 8...Ne7 would be Hou-Fedoseev by transposition and that did end up as a win for black. Looking at the other games in this line, white is often putting the queen on e1 and getting annoying pressure on a5 and, if b6 then on c6. So I think the idea of the strange bishop manoeuvre might be avoiding that sort of setup and leaving white's pieces less well coordinated than usual.

  78. KING BEN

    KING BENΠριν μήνα

    In skill opening and consistency wesley so is 2 step above magnus carlsen. But not in luck.

  79. Yeet Yeet

    Yeet YeetΠριν μήνα

    I didn’t even know it was Carlson’s birthday today, today we celebrated my grandfathers birthday and cut the cake earlier. I also watched this game this afternoon which is a coincidence. Wow

  80. TheFinalDestination

    TheFinalDestinationΠριν μήνα

    Agad i think the "sorry about that" joke is a bit overused and old . Btw love your videos and keep up the good work

  81. Muni Kumar

    Muni KumarΠριν μήνα

    Wesley won the tournament 👍

  82. ehguacho2008

    ehguacho2008Πριν μήνα

    i just checked the merch... how come there's no hoodie with a cartoon of you showing half of your bodie and saying "sorry about that" 😂 i'd kill for one of those!

  83. Kurt Cobain

    Kurt CobainΠριν μήνα

    The GOAT OF Endgame.

  84. Leonard Smith

    Leonard SmithΠριν μήνα

    I think the bishop check in the opening is to make it "faster" to attack on the queen side. I've seen a few Lc0 and A0 games where they do something similar which seems to serve no purpose, but in the end their attack is faster by 1 tempo which is the deciding factor.

  85. ShinyPhat

    ShinyPhatΠριν μήνα

    Loving how they're all going for the wins every game instead of going for draws just to secure an overall dub

  86. DMATH

    DMATHΠριν μήνα

    5:07 captures captures and then captures captures

  87. Divya Shree

    Divya ShreeΠριν μήνα

    happy birthday to magnus carlsen!

  88. Prabhat Sinha

    Prabhat SinhaΠριν μήνα

    Thanks mate for your awesome videos. I have also joined your membership club. :)

  89. Vitalii Yat

    Vitalii YatΠριν μήνα

    Waiting for Carlsen to show up at a tournament with the tshirt HELLO EVERYONE!

  90. Zeth Yuen

    Zeth YuenΠριν μήνα

    All Pawns and No Hope - Benny Watts

  91. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    What's better than beating a GM on your birthday? Beating a SUPER GM on your birthday.

  92. jay adighana

    jay adighanaΠριν μήνα

    Capture capture, capture capture

  93. Gavin Conely

    Gavin ConelyΠριν μήνα

    I swear this game wasn't even finished when this video came up.

  94. Arkan Kruger

    Arkan KrugerΠριν μήνα

    Captures captures Captures

  95. Local Mechanic

    Local MechanicΠριν μήνα

    7:40 ferrari gambit

  96. David White

    David WhiteΠριν μήνα

    Great game, brilliant victory. Happy birthday, Magnus!

  97. D. Rüesch

    D. RüeschΠριν μήνα

    I’m pretty sure you just say “sorry about that” just out of habit

  98. Uvin Senevirathne

    Uvin SenevirathneΠριν μήνα

    Happy birthday legend! 🥂

  99. Ronald Nsokoshi

    Ronald NsokoshiΠριν μήνα

    Agad: "Carlsen plays well on his birthdays." Carlsen: Is everyday my birthday?

  100. bepohal

    bepohalΠριν μήνα

    embarrassing steal...

  101. Hoan Nguyễn

    Hoan NguyễnΠριν μήνα

    Using Benny's comment on The Caro Kann. Nice one Agad !