Wrath of Kan || Nakamura vs Carlsen || Saint Louis Blitz (2020)

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Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen
Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz (2020)
20.9.2020, Round 1
Sicilian, Kan, Polugaievsky variation (B42)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Ba7 7. Qe2 Nc6 8. Be3 d6 9. OO Nf6 10. Nc3 O-O 11. Rad1 b5 12. f4 e5 13. Bxa7 Rxa7 14. f5 Rd7 15. Nd5 Bb7 16. c4 bxc4 17. Bxc4 Ne7 18. Nxf6
The Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz is a 10-player tournament taking place online from 15-19 September 2020. The event is organised by the Saint Louis Chess Club and has a prize fund of $250,000, with $50,000 for 1st place.
The rapid section on the first 3 days is a single round-robin with a time control of 25 minutes for all moves and a 5-second increment from move 1. The final 2 days are a blitz double round-robin, with 18 rounds of 5+3 blitz. Rapid games count double, with 2 points for a win and 1 for a draw. In the event of a tie for any place in the tournament, there shall be no tiebreak, with prize money divided equally. Official website: uschesschamps.com
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  1. sneekmatrix

    sneekmatrixΠριν 5 ημέρες

    P.S. dont forget the burgers and Chesse

  2. sneekmatrix

    sneekmatrixΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Why is the title not Wrath of Khan ?

  3. Nasos Zeppelis

    Nasos ZeppelisΠριν μήνα

    more like ..."Can't of Kan"!

  4. ygg drasil

    ygg drasilΠριν μήνα

    Why on earth did Magnus allow the king side to be opened like that?

  5. Alan Zhao

    Alan ZhaoΠριν μήνα

    Did you think about the move for black knight e 5 to defense?

  6. Night Bringer

    Night BringerΠριν μήνα

    so that's what happens when you open your kingside

  7. Angel Asenov

    Angel AsenovΠριν μήνα

    Every time that those 2 play, I feel like Magnus is trolling

  8. Abhigyan Patel

    Abhigyan PatelΠριν μήνα

    agamator's funny moments - grlifes.info/number/tYiWaaaqZN7O0Zw/b-nteo

  9. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν μήνα

    Call of your existence and the details of the world moves towards the best of the best way forward to hearing back from the market for your help urgently need to know what actually happened in your channel subscriptions for the time to troubleshoot the best way for you and I was wondering if there were any chance of getting a new endpoint

  10. Chris Purcell

    Chris PurcellΠριν μήνα

    4:10 "even though you've messed up my king structure" :)

  11. Hasan ÇAĞLAR

    Hasan ÇAĞLARΠριν μήνα

    Magnus is tired of slapping every one of them so he just tried to enjoy with some silly moves

  12. Dániel Ujj

    Dániel UjjΠριν μήνα

    Chess in 2025 be like: already at move 50, we have a completely new game.... ....resign 52th move. :D

  13. Nodrax Chikwama

    Nodrax ChikwamaΠριν μήνα

    @agadmator What about knight to h6, queen captures then rooke to g file offering exchange, if exchange declined and white moves rooke to h file then black rooke to g7... The basic idea is to lose the kight by placing on g6

  14. Nodrax Chikwama

    Nodrax ChikwamaΠριν μήνα

    Knight to h6 sorry

  15. Mohammad Waize

    Mohammad WaizeΠριν μήνα


  16. Prasanna Surange

    Prasanna SurangeΠριν μήνα

    Well...it was in this position that.... 😬 Sorry about that!!

  17. David White

    David WhiteΠριν μήνα

    Is it just me, or does Hikaru just keep getting better?

  18. byronp petisb

    byronp petisbΠριν μήνα

    What you "could probably should" play here😂😂😍

  19. byronp petisb

    byronp petisbΠριν μήνα


  20. Ryan Cooper

    Ryan CooperΠριν μήνα

    Before the match began Magnus and his girlfriend went for the Queen’s Gambit if you catch my drift.

  21. mar boro

    mar boroΠριν μήνα

    Carlsy vs Nakamuring

  22. Martyn O'nions

    Martyn O'nionsΠριν μήνα

    Your videos and explanations are fantastic man . The chess genius channel thank you so much

  23. Alex Harris

    Alex HarrisΠριν μήνα

    Any more Leela chess zero versus Stockfish games? there are some great games going on onTCEC atm

  24. Abdul Hannan

    Abdul HannanΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Komodo v. Stockfish (1-0) Game 47 TCEC, Premier Division

  25. Rakesh Mehra

    Rakesh MehraΠριν μήνα

    That's a nice joke.. 🤣🤣🤣 I laughed the hell outt 😂😂😂😂

  26. Shivani Bajaj

    Shivani BajajΠριν μήνα


  27. Hxmo Hxmo

    Hxmo HxmoΠριν μήνα

    I really thought Hikaru was gonna do the bongcloud vs magnus😂

  28. Acraftman

    AcraftmanΠριν μήνα

    Damnnn, somebody still miffed ,LTSG.

  29. Đăng Trịnh Quang Hải

    Đăng Trịnh Quang HảiΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Caruana loss a classical game against Erwin L'Ami in Schach Bundesliga recently. Can you cover that @agadmator?

  30. Dominic Langlois

    Dominic LangloisΠριν μήνα

    7:13 Which square I'm sorry?

  31. Cleveland Chuk

    Cleveland ChukΠριν μήνα

    I like watching agadmator with you 🤗

  32. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν μήνα

    Nice game!

  33. Rishabh Sharma

    Rishabh SharmaΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Bronstein vs Tal....Bronstein beats Tal with the King's Gambit.

  34. Justin Justice

    Justin JusticeΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion @6:19 1. Rxg7, Qxg7 or it's mate in 2 2. Qxg7+, Kxg7 forced 3. f6+, Kf8 4. fxe7+, Kxe7 5. Bxa6, ... This is to simplify the game and gain a large advantage, freeing both "a" and "b" columns. With a correct playing, it's impossible for the black to avoid those two pawns' promotions. What do you think about it?

  35. Lens98052

    Lens98052Πριν μήνα

    With the e6 a6 setup, black has lots of dark squares to play on, but if he gives up his dark squared bishop he becomes very weak on the dark squares. Thus Bc5 being opposed by Be3 is very dubious for black.

  36. Sushant Chothe

    Sushant ChotheΠριν μήνα

    This is not the best of magnus He never gives such poor performance with his exposed king

  37. Steven Sanchez

    Steven SanchezΠριν μήνα

    It was not going to change the standings. I think Carlson had better things to do at the time.

  38. Alex Obed

    Alex ObedΠριν μήνα

    When you picked up the King... :)))))))))

  39. Leo Wade

    Leo WadeΠριν μήνα

    "I recommend this guide: *ascg.best/igfl-guide-557* So grateful it exists." 1:53 Η τέλεια μέθοδος για όλους

  40. HellScream HellScream

    HellScream HellScreamΠριν μήνα

    Magnus quickly went for the "bang cloud" opening before the game even start

  41. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    Refers to 09 min 55 secs in: _youtube DOT com/watch?v=1kUZsSBs7fw&t=9m55s_

  42. Irsan Wu

    Irsan WuΠριν μήνα

    Where is chucky?

  43. Irsan Wu

    Irsan WuΠριν μήνα

    @Peter Mortensen Yes. Why he is not participating

  44. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    Chucky? Vassily Ivanchuk? *en DOT wikipedia DOT org/wiki/Vasyl_Ivanchuk*

  45. teranyan

    teranyanΠριν μήνα

    The only reason for not going bongcloud was that he knows Carlsen is an expert in bongcloud himself!

  46. Abhimanyu Dabas

    Abhimanyu DabasΠριν μήνα

    Why not play knight to G6

  47. Sourav Banerjee

    Sourav BanerjeeΠριν μήνα

    Hello. I am a regular viewer of your channel and it's my request if you upload four games for V. Anand with white piece Ruy Lopez , Petoff's defence , Against Sicilian Najdorf and the winning game against Fritz 6 ( the Italian game with Black pieces ) Thank you 🌻

  48. Nooch154

    Nooch154Πριν μήνα

    So if there wasn't a tie, would first place win 90,000? That's pretty wild if they had to split it.

  49. Rajesh Tcc

    Rajesh TccΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion hey agad pls show pentala harikrishna's win against carlsen from saint louis blitz

  50. NoNameNate

    NoNameNateΠριν μήνα

    Imagine being Firouzja and winning $11,000 (and whatever else he's won) at his age omg😭

  51. Nullifidian

    NullifidianΠριν μήνα

    Carlsen may have avoided the line at 2:30 not because of f5, but because of e5. To explain, instead of putting the queen on g3, if Nakamura put it on h3 then he gets a checkmate threat immediately after playing e5 in response to Ne3, because the bishop and queen are both eying the h7 square. After Carlsen were to play h6, then Nakamura would play exd6 and get an advanced passed pawn that can be supported by whichever rook is remaining (if Nxf1, then there's still a rook at d1 and if Nxd1, then Rxd1 and the pawn will be supported when the bishop moves). Carlsen probably could still play for a win, but the complexity of the line is probably why he avoided it.

  52. michał botor

    michał botorΠριν μήνα

    (5:16) (cutting off magnus' internet cables). done. found it! ;)

  53. NP hardness

    NP hardnessΠριν μήνα

    Why agad has scissors in his hand at 0:07?

  54. Brent Van den Broeck

    Brent Van den BroeckΠριν μήνα

    The opening joke 😂 you could double down on it and add: "and it was in this position that Magnus resigned" 😁

  55. Sachin Rayan

    Sachin RayanΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion hikaru vs alireza round 13 I guess

  56. Billbo MC

    Billbo MCΠριν μήνα

    Is that a CNN T-shirt?

  57. Simon Qassis

    Simon QassisΠριν μήνα

    Hi Agadmator.. seems you're a Star Trek fan!! 😁 😁



    Y don't u upload Harikrishna Games

  59. Ignacio Arellano

    Ignacio ArellanoΠριν μήνα

    Why Firouzca have no flag in the points track?

  60. M Ark

    M ArkΠριν μήνα

    Is Magnus playing too much chess? At the end of the St Louis games he said he slept badly and attributed his final day's poor play to this.

  61. Davout

    DavoutΠριν μήνα

    Magnus Carlsen resigned the game??? Is that a thing?

  62. Soumyajit Patra

    Soumyajit PatraΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Bronstein vs mikhail tal (1968)

  63. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    Mikhail Tal *en DOT wikipedia DOT org/wiki/Mikhail_Tal*

  64. Ömer FİDANGENÇ

    Ömer FİDANGENÇΠριν μήνα

    0:30 _bruh_

  65. Sanskar Mani

    Sanskar ManiΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Harikriahna vs magnus Saint Louis blitz(2020)

  66. æ

    æΠριν μήνα

    "If you don't capture the piece, then you're down a piece" *everyone knows that*

  67. æ

    æΠριν μήνα

    @Peter Mortensen oh yeah *sorry about that*

  68. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    "you're" (not "your"). See e.g.: _www DOT wikihow DOT com/Use-You%27re-and-Your_ You can edit your comment.

  69. fjooke

    fjookeΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Caruana vs Radjabov Chessable Masters 2020 (Round 9) also, there is wrong PGN in this and previous video :)

  70. Adarsh Agrawal

    Adarsh AgrawalΠριν μήνα

    Every event is going with shared winners. #2020



    Well mcagnus has been defeated 3 times by Sicilian.......

  72. Sebin Mathew

    Sebin MathewΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion : carlsen vs pentala. excellend end game win by pentala

  73. spleeeen4it

    spleeeen4itΠριν μήνα

    This is the chess equivalent of a friendly international right? If the game really mattered to Magnus this would never have happened

  74. Hemant Kumar

    Hemant KumarΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Dibyendu Barua vs Viktor Korchnoi

  75. Richboii Kosmic

    Richboii KosmicΠριν μήνα

    Daaamn that disconnection just cost magnus 45,000$ instead of paying an extra 20$ for unlimited high speed internet and wifi router 😂 smh

  76. Tanmay Bhatt

    Tanmay BhattΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion: Harikrishna vs Carlsen

  77. Gaurav Kadu.

    Gaurav Kadu.Πριν μήνα

    When u move the white king at 2nd move... My eyes enlarged...😮😮

  78. apostolic

    apostolicΠριν μήνα

    i like this game. no easy gay draw. both guys play like real chessmen and put their balls on the board. hey brother on the street we are hello friends. but on chess i try for to sh!t on your face👍!

  79. jyoti mandale

    jyoti mandaleΠριν μήνα

    Magnus vs pentala #suggestion

  80. Bharath Kinnal

    Bharath KinnalΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Can you show Grischuk vs Nepo please, simply because it was a very weird game..

  81. Abdullahi Ohida

    Abdullahi OhidaΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator u content on chess are just amazing.

  82. Nitin Bisht

    Nitin BishtΠριν μήνα

    2:45 what if hikaru plays queen to f2.

  83. Nitin Bisht

    Nitin BishtΠριν μήνα

    @Hikigaya Hachiman oh got it

  84. Hikigaya Hachiman

    Hikigaya HachimanΠριν μήνα

    then Rook B8

  85. I dont wanna use my name

    I dont wanna use my nameΠριν μήνα

    what if he just rolled suppp broooos want some hash? nah, straight square brew... and played the bong cloud but whooped everyone. (im assuming its played in person)

  86. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν μήνα

    Everyone has a bad day at the office.

  87. Michael Tellurian

    Michael TellurianΠριν μήνα

    I believe you.

  88. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    Believe what?

  89. Pranav sreenivas kulkarni

    Pranav sreenivas kulkarniΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion harikrishna pentala vs magnus carlsen St.louis blitz tournament 2020

  90. Azar

    AzarΠριν μήνα

    5:56 we can show it if you don't believe me HAHAHAH

  91. Sarz Lee

    Sarz LeeΠριν μήνα

    0:30 prank of the year 😂😂😂

  92. Rebecca Masse

    Rebecca MasseΠριν μήνα

    You threw me off by explaining how Qh3 is even a faster win before showing how Qg3 wins. You didn’t really say what the threat is but I figured out it’s moving Qg4. The threat is on the g file but you didn’t really say it. Anyway I just thought that should be more clear for marginal players like myself.

  93. J Raj Kumar

    J Raj KumarΠριν μήνα

    Hey agad, plz cover the games of #P.Harikrishna,

  94. Venu Gopal Reddy

    Venu Gopal ReddyΠριν μήνα

    Well done hikaru..

  95. Bitcoin 1776

    Bitcoin 1776Πριν μήνα

    Cover the BONG CLOUD!

  96. ekansh dubey

    ekansh dubeyΠριν μήνα

    Show Harikrishna vs magnus match.

  97. Varad Jaurkar

    Varad JaurkarΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion: There is a mistake in one game from the morphy saga. I don't know which one but I have commented on that game too a few weeks ago.

  98. Space99

    Space99Πριν μήνα

    #suggestion The best game of TCEC so far, Leela offers a pawn, knight, and exchange: tcec-chess.com/#div=p&game=167&season=19

  99. Afiq Rez

    Afiq RezΠριν μήνα

    "That of course is a joke. After all, this is magnus" no body want to play bongcloud against world champion of course

  100. ThePinoyMamba

    ThePinoyMambaΠριν μήνα

    Let us see some welsey so games.....

  101. Joey P

    Joey PΠριν μήνα

    Shared first, what is the world coming to?

  102. Iron Man

    Iron ManΠριν μήνα

    Why you didn't upload Harikrishna vs Aronian

  103. Pushpa Prakash

    Pushpa PrakashΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Grischuk vs nepo plzz

  104. inlovewithi

    inlovewithiΠριν μήνα

    Bong cloud? I was like, "What? Against Magnus?"

  105. Himanshu

    HimanshuΠριν μήνα

    hikaru is magnus nemesis.😆

  106. CJ Wolf

    CJ WolfΠριν μήνα

    I didn't know what the Age of Caissa was so I had to look it up. That sounds really cool man, definitely going to check it out!

  107. NMLarry

    NMLarryΠριν μήνα

    And as of move 23, Carlsen is finally naked

  108. Peter Mortensen

    Peter MortensenΠριν μήνα

    Refers to 09 min 55 secs in: _youtube DOT com/watch?v=1kUZsSBs7fw&t=9m55s_

  109. Green Falcon

    Green FalconΠριν μήνα

    Hikaru again proves that he can beat Carlsen for world championship

  110. Deependra Chouhan

    Deependra ChouhanΠριν μήνα

    And it was in this position carlsan's shirt resign the game.

  111. jami lakshminarayana

    jami lakshminarayanaΠριν μήνα

    Please show the game between Magnus and Harikrishna Pentala..in which Harikrishna Pentala had won the game

  112. jevitigre

    jevitigreΠριν μήνα

    What the ? Adgamator missed that if Carlsen try to win the exchange Naka plays Qf2 pinning the knight

  113. jevitigre

    jevitigreΠριν μήνα

    OK,i just saw black can move the Queen :)