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Alireza Firouzja vs Garry Kasparov
Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (2020)
11.9.2020, Round 1
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Garry Kasparov is back in action tonight in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX, where he’ll face Magnus Carlsen in their first competitive game since 13-year-old Magnus took on the legend in Reykjavik in 2004. The 10-player round-robin also features Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alireza Firouzja and reigning Chess960 World Champion Wesley So. Two days later the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz begins, with Nepo, Grischuk, Harikrishna and Xiong replacing Kasparov, MVL, Caruana and Svidler.
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  1. joe johnson

    joe johnsonΠριν 15 ημέρες firouzja going to jail.

  2. Naveed Illahi

    Naveed IllahiΠριν 27 ημέρες

    6:11 queen moves to couch and back to other room

  3. Sinele Shongwe

    Sinele ShongweΠριν μήνα

    *Story of the listening phone*

  4. Jay B

    Jay BΠριν μήνα

    G man for the win! Nice

  5. TatraCanal

    TatraCanalΠριν μήνα

    13:18 What if white plays g:h4 (after K:f7)? If 1...g3 then 2. Re2 Nf2 3. Re1 Still probably winning for black but not easy to convert (?)

  6. Yousaf Rivaz

    Yousaf RivazΠριν μήνα

    What kind of chess is this?

  7. Oscar Mathebula

    Oscar MathebulaΠριν μήνα

    How they started their peaces maib is the new way of started the game

  8. James Khan

    James KhanΠριν μήνα

    Listen to me chess board showing half bcz your font showing so requesting only speak or font don't show thank you

  9. Phil udoh

    Phil udohΠριν μήνα

    Beast of Baku 🙌

  10. Rudolf Hitler

    Rudolf HitlerΠριν μήνα

    KaspRov so lucky here, in peak condition nobody could beat king of chess alireza firouzja!!

  11. sneekmatrix

    sneekmatrixΠριν μήνα

    Since i started to watch agadmator channel ive gone from raring of 1945 to 1454 in 3 years, captures captures 😓🙇

  12. Darts Gondel

    Darts GondelΠριν μήνα

    They should introduce one obvious mouseslip retake per game and player, because this would never happen in a normal game

  13. Aniani01

    Aniani01Πριν μήνα

    3:24, C1 to F4 would have changed everything.

  14. Emmett Niles

    Emmett NilesΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov loves the bishop pair, except when he's playing against Ivanchuk

  15. Audi a4/s4

    Audi a4/s4Πριν μήνα

    That's what I call Garry Power! It would be interesting if Alireza can play Kasparov in his full power (1980s/1990s when he crushed everything) Because now Alireza is getting better while Garry is getting older, but as you can see he is still one of the big boys and even though he isn't playing competitive chess for more than 15 years (which means he is out of form) he is still able to win a game or even a match against every single one of the world's top GMs!!

  16. vijay kumar

    vijay kumarΠριν μήνα

    After watching many Chess 960 matches I am feeling uncomfortable with the original position.

  17. Eduard Andrei Boros

    Eduard Andrei BorosΠριν μήνα

    At 06:11 Jelena is checking if the captures fest have started!

  18. TheCategor

    TheCategorΠριν μήνα

    5:57 Intruder #1, 6:10 Intruder #2

  19. rastko ratajac

    rastko ratajacΠριν μήνα

    6:13 😍

  20. emwfirst

    emwfirstΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov is only 57?

  21. emwfirst

    emwfirstΠριν μήνα

    Not really thinking about it in relation to Firouzja, I just thought he was a lot older than that.

  22. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    What do you mean "only". That's quite a bit older than his opponent.

  23. Desmond Turner

    Desmond TurnerΠριν μήνα

    I feel like if all the chess players throughout history played a chess 960 tournament bobby fischer would destroy everyone, even possibly magnus

  24. Mat.H.G

    Mat.H.GΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Nah. Kasparov would hand him his a**.

  25. Stay Positive

    Stay PositiveΠριν μήνα

    @EpicShooter F . I believe that too because Fischer was very obsessive.

  26. EpicShooter F

    EpicShooter FΠριν μήνα

    @Stay Positive if he had a year to prepare he would crush them all in his primer.

  27. Stay Positive

    Stay PositiveΠριν μήνα

    Fischer was in my opinion the most sound player in history. He would only lose to today's top players due to theory.

  28. Jos Gultom

    Jos GultomΠριν μήνα

    6:49, i thought Firouzja Rf1 was prevent black to do Nf2

  29. Altaf hussain

    Altaf hussainΠριν μήνα

    No one feel freed in this game! 🤣🤣 as there was no pause

  30. Mato Fritz

    Mato FritzΠριν μήνα

    sorry about that. :D

  31. james grist

    james gristΠριν μήνα

    the moves did not seem like super grandmaster moves. They looked like 1700 elo. chess960 brings many players to a lower and similar level. I'd be interested to know what SF says if asked " how much playing strength does a super GM lose when playing chess960 ? "

  32. Àkshãy

    ÀkshãyΠριν μήνα

    Why are the pieces jumbled....can anyone explain???

  33. ToborAtonmi

    ToborAtonmiΠριν μήνα

    It's a variant called Fischer Random or Chess 960, invented by Bobby Fischer. Bothered by the level of memorization in professional chess, Fischer wanted to popularize this version where there are some 960 possible setups with the back ranks jumbled up. This idea removes the possibility of any opening preparation via memorization and relies on pure chess instincts to win.

  34. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    Ask Bobby Fischer. He wanted a new type of chess.

  35. Hendriesantio

    HendriesantioΠριν μήνα

    This opening called Sorry about that

  36. Piyas Saha

    Piyas SahaΠριν μήνα

    I dont understand the chessboard setup here. How is this supposed to mean?

  37. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    Called Fischer Random or chess 960.

  38. Nakul Parmar

    Nakul ParmarΠριν μήνα

    @6:10 A wild Jelena appears.

  39. Rebecca Masse

    Rebecca MasseΠριν μήνα

    Well Kasparov gave Forouzja a lot to think about in this game. Very interesting and instructive. It’s so hard to consider all those moves in such little time. I actually like Chess 960 some now.

  40. innovega

    innovegaΠριν μήνα

    why hasn't someone developed an interactive chess board into youtube? feel free to pause the video and make the best move? and the screen turns into a live chess board? hmmmm


    BLAD MORANEΠριν μήνα

    good stuff

  42. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    It is as of1996 we have a completely new game, Fischer random chess.

  43. Gary Yogi

    Gary YogiΠριν μήνα

    You can see how ahead of his time Bobby Fischer really was and you can still see how they're screwing Bobby Fischer over this should be called Fischer random Fischer random Fischer random wow the Injustice has never ceased

  44. Jorge Vazquez

    Jorge VazquezΠριν μήνα

    That Kasparov guy is pretty good...

  45. Louis Gedo

    Louis GedoΠριν μήνα

    I have grown to really, really like Chess9LX

  46. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    Great game 🙂 Gary the legend and Alireza the future star 🙂

  47. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα


  48. StormApprentice

    StormApprenticeΠριν μήνα

    what is the program agad is using?

  49. spleeeen4it

    spleeeen4itΠριν μήνα

    firouzja is benny from the bronx, any carlitos way fan will know what im talking about

  50. bahman sadeghi

    bahman sadeghiΠριν μήνα

    I am sure firozja is the happiest even playing with him 😍

  51. Dylan Mattheus

    Dylan MattheusΠριν μήνα

    So strange hearing Kasparov's name so much.

  52. xXG3TPWNEDXx

    xXG3TPWNEDXxΠριν μήνα

    Good to see Garry poppin off.

  53. crafty nerd

    crafty nerdΠριν μήνα

    But what if white played rook to g3?

  54. Fernando Blanco

    Fernando BlancoΠριν μήνα

    Wow, instead of classical chess they play and promote this garbage 960.

  55. gg 1900

    gg 1900Πριν μήνα

    Enjoy it with yourself

  56. OrochiMSM

    OrochiMSMΠριν μήνα

    learn to enjoy life boomer

  57. gg 1900

    gg 1900Πριν μήνα

    Its indeed garbage i dont like it

  58. Faisal Alghassab

    Faisal AlghassabΠριν μήνα

    i think i share the same feelings u had about chess96. this doesnt do it for me

  59. Gouthaman K J

    Gouthaman K JΠριν μήνα

    Personally I feel that these two players have such similar style of attacking play. It would have been immensely interesting to watch them play a regular Sicilian or kings indian. This was an okay game. But then, you spiced it up with your commentary. And what a great quote!!

  60. mike hk

    mike hkΠριν μήνα

    What r u always sorry about 😂

  61. hc greier

    hc greierΠριν μήνα

    The rapid time control shall be twenty five (25) minutes per game, with a five (5)-second increment from move one (G/25+5).

  62. Nuked77 Dublin

    Nuked77 DublinΠριν μήνα

    Haha chess is not a sport. Don't ever say that again

  63. Josh Abercrombie

    Josh AbercrombieΠριν μήνα

    What does it mean for a pawn to be 'backwards'?

  64. Kertan Rajpal

    Kertan RajpalΠριν μήνα

    Meaning it cannot advance safely without being lost

  65. Rohan Vidhate

    Rohan VidhateΠριν μήνα


  66. RaQim Hasan

    RaQim HasanΠριν μήνα

    7:16 Agad : *"Or To Trade On C3, *Yes He Would Give Up The Bishop Pai...* Medo (Behind) : *DhumDum*

  67. Plague Doc

    Plague DocΠριν μήνα

    I wasn't expecting this to be honest. Firouzja is one of the best players at the moment, and an old wolf who comes from years of inactivity beats him. This is really impressive.

  68. Mat.H.G

    Mat.H.GΠριν μήνα

    @BEZALEEL Difference between a World Champion and a Prodigy.


    BEZALEELΠριν μήνα

    Firuzja was thinking too much in early moves ..he arrived at a winning position with no time on his clock

  70. Mat.H.G

    Mat.H.GΠριν μήνα

    Dont sleep on the beast 🦁

  71. Brother's Creations

    Brother's CreationsΠριν μήνα

    I love kasparov

  72. DockWonder

    DockWonderΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov is teaching kids the real lesson

  73. Andrej Antanasov

    Andrej AntanasovΠριν μήνα

    Hell yeah, Kasparov is back! Him facing guys like Carlsen and Firouzja is like a dream come true to me.

  74. Peter S

    Peter SΠριν μήνα

    I’ve got a Gary Kasparov chess computer I bought in 1992!

  75. Anon Ymous

    Anon YmousΠριν μήνα

    Man, i liked your videos but too much talking now and why always say “sorry about that” I don’t get it and do we gain anything from it.

  76. Elijahscall71

    Elijahscall71Πριν μήνα

    To have these great players play Fischer Random against one another is really stupid. You have Kasparov playing Carlsen for the first time in 16 years and they're playing gimmick chess? What a waste.

  77. Victor C

    Victor CΠριν μήνα

    very smart win

  78. Daniel Roberger

    Daniel RobergerΠριν μήνα


  79. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    No what?

  80. Daniel Howell

    Daniel HowellΠριν μήνα

    Where's the Garry Kasparov Saga?!

  81. Bruce Willis

    Bruce WillisΠριν μήνα

    Awww, friennnnd, Kasparov friennnnd. 'It's going to hard to castle when all the pieces start in random positions?' "Actually super easy, barely an inconvenience.'

  82. Athan Joshi

    Athan JoshiΠριν μήνα

    I thought that Alireza would totally crush KAsparov.

  83. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    No chance, Garry the once and future king.

  84. Chris Payne

    Chris PayneΠριν μήνα

    Chess960 should be he new Chess

  85. M Ilham

    M IlhamΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov is amazing

  86. Anugata Ghosh

    Anugata GhoshΠριν μήνα

    There is a lady ghost just behind you 😨😨😨

  87. Usman Imtiaz

    Usman ImtiazΠριν μήνα

    @0:59 bruh.

  88. chyna white

    chyna whiteΠριν μήνα

    7:33 can someone tell me why Kasparov didnt capture the knight?

  89. chyna white

    chyna whiteΠριν μήνα

    6:10 achadmator

  90. hamzah is live

    hamzah is liveΠριν μήνα

    The rook and Bishop are placed wrong from the start :/

  91. Magnus Kramnik

    Magnus KramnikΠριν μήνα

    What's the significance of letter on birds head on lower right corner?

  92. frick seerose

    frick seeroseΠριν μήνα

    Its crazy to think that kasparov can still keep up with the best of the world after being retired for so long. What a beast. Tbh i think he wpuld be higher rated than anand if he still would be activ

  93. A D

    A DΠριν μήνα

    I think over few games Firo will beat him since it was his first experience of 960. Despite that Kasparov is a legend and it was extremely valuable experience for Firo to play against him.

  94. arrowghost

    arrowghostΠριν μήνα

    6:10, and in this position that Agadmator has his very first video with Medo and another person in the shot.

  95. Mohamad Said

    Mohamad SaidΠριν μήνα

    6:10 black widow!

  96. Sugar Fries

    Sugar FriesΠριν μήνα

    How is Alireza, older than me. Fml.

  97. gg 1900

    gg 1900Πριν μήνα

    Ur 13?

  98. Majalko Balbuena

    Majalko BalbuenaΠριν μήνα

    Whats the difference between 9LX and Fischer Random?

  99. Kertan Rajpal

    Kertan RajpalΠριν μήνα

    There the same

  100. The Ash

    The AshΠριν μήνα

    5:57 "My phone is listening to me" Beware the phone might get some nasty discoveries

  101. Quehiny Funu

    Quehiny FunuΠριν μήνα

    1:14 super easy, barely an inconvenience

  102. it's about movies.

    it's about movies.Πριν μήνα

    Ali Reza never ceases to amaze! 🔥🔥

  103. Santi Cazorla

    Santi CazorlaΠριν μήνα

    Kid got tamed by the beast of Baku

  104. Rok Podlogar

    Rok PodlogarΠριν μήνα

    anyone know why my blitz rating on is 200 points lower than that on lichess? on the first i started going from 600 up and on lichess it went from 1500 down to my median? which is more correct?

  105. Just S

    Just SΠριν μήνα

    dont ever be sorry for talking a bit more. its always a pleasure hearing what u have to say :)

  106. Death Dealer

    Death DealerΠριν μήνα

    I was hoping to see normal chess played between those two .

  107. Edoardo Prevelato

    Edoardo PrevelatoΠριν μήνα

    I don't think Firo will do particularly well here, 9XL rules give some advantage on those with more experience, and while he put up a good fight against Master Windu here, he's still a padawan.

  108. Photo Art

    Photo ArtΠριν μήνα

    Chess is not a sport.

  109. Photo Art

    Photo ArtΠριν μήνα

    David Copson it’s not a sport dork. And I play chess on lichess every day sometimes I get finger burns from the iPad on my fingers nerd.

  110. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα

    You have obviously never played a serious game!

  111. Justin D

    Justin DΠριν μήνα

    I cannot watch the beautiful game of chess being defiled with the randomization of the pieces. What a crock of utter bullshit. Can anyone give me a good reason why we need 'violate' this beautiful game in such a way?

  112. Nathan Roberts

    Nathan RobertsΠριν μήνα

    is "my phone is listening to me" a cry for help?

  113. Ankit Kachchhi

    Ankit KachchhiΠριν μήνα

    Agad's phone is terminator as it is listening to him

  114. Sandil Adhikari

    Sandil AdhikariΠριν μήνα

    Did anybody notice at 2:06, it's Kaparov instead of Kasparov?

  115. TheFlanker47

    TheFlanker47Πριν μήνα

    People talking about Agadmator instead of talking about Kasparov, Firouzja or the match... :/

  116. Pranav sreenivas kulkarni

    Pranav sreenivas kulkarniΠριν μήνα

    Mallika sherawat opening: samays gambit

  117. Alex M

    Alex MΠριν μήνα

    Not a fan of 960

  118. Vinícius Sadlac

    Vinícius SadlacΠριν μήνα

    Firouzja is 17 forever

  119. David Copson

    David CopsonΠριν μήνα


  120. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    I wonder if agadmator could create modified catch phrases for Chess960, i.e., Comments960. And, of course, say them in a Yoda voice.

  121. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    Firouzja: I will drink your milkshake, old man. Kasparov: Choke on my vodka, boy.

  122. Juffrag

    JuffragΠριν μήνα

    @Theodore J. Rubinstein You sound quite knowledgeable of that particular matter, I'd like to ask you a question out of curiosity, do you know which ethnicity Firouzja belongs, if he is not Persian? I've found a website states: "In 2015, the CIA World Factbook provided the following percentage breakdown of ethnicity in Iran: 61% Persian 16% Azeri 10% Kurd 6% Lur 2% Baloch 2% Arab 2% Turkmen and Turkic Tribes 1% other " follows as: "Note: In 2018, The CIA World Factbook stated that Iran's ethnic groups are Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes. The CIA World Factbook no longer provides percentage breakdowns of Iran's ethnic groups. " Regardless, thanks for the information. Have a good day!

  123. Theodore J. Rubinstein

    Theodore J. RubinsteinΠριν μήνα

    He ain't even Russian, even though he considers himself. His father is an Azerbaijani Jew and his mother is an Armenian. He's merely an assimiliated boy. And Firouzja is Iranian, but not Persian.

  124. حامد موسو

    حامد موسوΠριν μήνα

    @HKM زرت

  125. HKM

    HKMΠριν μήνα

    AKA old Russian man destroys petite Iranian boy

  126. حامد موسو

    حامد موسوΠριν μήνα


  127. Science with Nikhil

    Science with NikhilΠριν μήνα

    5:58 My phone is listening to me... I fell down from the chair

  128. Sun Tzu

    Sun TzuΠριν μήνα

    I love chess 960. Wish it was played more.

  129. Kevin BurgerKing

    Kevin BurgerKingΠριν μήνα

    Hey bros and broettes. How can find a chess9lx game? I'd prefer to play on lichess, but I can't figure out how, if it's even possible. If I can't play this variation, is there a way to play other chess variations online?

  130. Kevin BurgerKing

    Kevin BurgerKingΠριν μήνα

    @Fred Planatia Thanks, Broseph!

  131. Fred Planatia

    Fred PlanatiaΠριν μήνα

    From a laptop (not phone): Click play at the top of lichess menu to get to the boards. In the top right corner you see an orange cogwheel. Click on that and you can set up what types of chess variants you want to play. Check Chess960. Click submit and return to the boards. Now the lobby will include games with the chess960 symbol. It is shown on the right for each game in the column 'mode' as a dice symbol. Have fun!

  132. Tuii

    TuiiΠριν μήνα

    12:40 HAHA i did the same thing as Kasparov, captured bishop, but i thought " this is too simple, i'm prolly not seeing the good move after all" A nice example of Occam's razor in effect " The simplest solution is usually the correct one "