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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Magnus Carlsen
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 4.8.2020, GAME 2
Sicilian, Najdorf (B90)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. g4 h6 9. Be3 Nbd7 10. a4 Nf8 11. Bc4 Ng6 12. Qe2 Bd7 13. f3 Rc8 14. h4 Nh7 15. h5 Bh4+ 16. Rxh4 Nxh4 17. O-O-O Nxf3 18. Rxd6 Qe7 19. the RB6 Bxg4 20. Bd5 o-o 21. Qg2 Qh4 22. Rg6 Nhg5 23. Kb1 Be6 24. Rxe6 Fxe6 25. Bxb7 Qe1 + 26. Bc1 Rxc3 27. Bxc3 Nxe4 28. Bxe4 Qxe4 29. Bxh6 Rf7 30. Bc1 Qf5 31 . Qe2 Rc7 32. Kb2 Qxh5 33. Qxa6 Qe8 34. Qb5 Qc6 35. c4 Kf7 36. C5 Nd4 37. Qf1 + Kg8 38. Be3 Qxa4 39. Bxd4 Exd4 40. Qf4 Qd7 41. Qe5 Rb7 42. Qe4 Rb8 43. Qe5 Rb4 44. Qe4 Qd5 45. Qg4 Rc4 46. Qf4 Rb4 47. Qg4 Qf5 48 . Qh4 Rc4 49. Qd8 + Kh7 50. Qh4 + Kg6 51. Nxd4 Qe5 52. Qg4 + Kh7 53. Qh4 + Kg8 54. Qd8 + Kf7 55. Qd7 + Kf6 56. C3 Rxc5 57. Qd8 + Kg6 58. Qe8 + Kh7 59. Qd8 Rd5 60. Qh4 + Kg8 61. Qg4 Rd6 62. Qh4 Qf6 63. Qe4 the RB6 + 64. Kc2 Kf7 65. Qa8 Qg6 + 66. Kd2 Rb2 + 67. Ke3 Qg1 + 68. Kd3 Qf1 + 69. Ke3 Qf2
The chess24 Legends of Chess is the 4th stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and features Magnus Carlsen and his predecessors as World Champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. It consists of two stages, a 10-player preliminary, where each player plays each other once, followed by a knockout among the top 4. Prelim ties are played as 4-game rapid matches, while knockout ties are the best of 3 such matches. The prize fund is $150,000, with $45,000 for first place, while the winner also qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final.
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. The winner of a preliminary tie decided in rapid games gets 3 points. If the score is 2:2 an Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black. A winner in Armageddon gets 2 match points, while the loser gets 1. The knockout format is the same except before Armageddon there are two 5+3 blitz games. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:
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  1. Aditya Verma

    Aditya VermaΠριν μήνα

    He is relentless.


    ADE MAHIRAΠριν 2 μήνες

  3. Indiejan Hansen

    Indiejan HansenΠριν 2 μήνες

    I’m confused, so Carlsen won it all?

  4. Avtej Singh

    Avtej SinghΠριν 2 μήνες



    HARRY BALLSΠριν 2 μήνες

    Tom Brady Lewis Hamilton and Magnus Carlson 3 super competitors

  6. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    Your explanations are not always correct

  7. Andrew Agerbak

    Andrew AgerbakΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is there an analysis of the final game in the Chess24 Legends of Chess tournament? I can't find it...

  8. Martin Hrabec

    Martin HrabecΠριν 2 μήνες

    8:54 why did Magnus not capture the c4 pawn with the queen? Seems like a free pawn to me

  9. Kent Ekeroth

    Kent EkerothΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why did you not cover the last games?

  10. CaradhrasAiguo49

    CaradhrasAiguo49Πριν 2 μήνες

    8:49 35. c4 may also be nifty because if Black grabs the pawn 35... Qxc4, then this blunders Black's advantage with a perpetual Qe8+ / Qh5+

  11. ŞĦƗVΔΜ

    ŞĦƗVΔΜΠριν 2 μήνες


  12. austino99

    austino99Πριν 2 μήνες

    agad how come no cover of the last match between them? its over right? im confused now lol.

  13. saurabh singh

    saurabh singhΠριν 2 μήνες

    you are picking queens of wrong colours bcoz....queen endgames are too much complicated ...ha ha ha

  14. Tsheko Nkwana

    Tsheko NkwanaΠριν 2 μήνες

    13:54 nepo should have moved his queen to a7 attacking the king with check and taking the rook for free.... he could have won this game right then and there

  15. Thejes Kumar

    Thejes KumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    He can't, he's in check. He has to move his king

  16. Abhijeet Shrivastava

    Abhijeet ShrivastavaΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:02 was Queen to e1 a checkmate

  17. Abhijeet Shrivastava

    Abhijeet ShrivastavaΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Adjie Ilham Yes you are right....

  18. Adjie Ilham

    Adjie IlhamΠριν 2 μήνες

    I think its not checkmate, cuz the knight could defend it by going to d1


    DEVESH GARGΠριν 2 μήνες

    In future tournaments be like 1st prize for magnus (even if he's not participate,bcz if he participate then you know) Other players just play for 2nd prize So magnus get 1st prize without participating in tournaments 😄 🤣

  20. Akshat Dwivedi's Chess Channel

    Akshat Dwivedi's Chess ChannelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Favorite word of Antonio Radic A.k.a agadmator :- "CAPTURES" Favourite place to meet friends The bar and the library

  21. Aaron Sashihara

    Aaron SashiharaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Commentary could be a bit more thorough... (e.g., at 8:53, after White moved c4, if Black took Qxc4, then Qe8+ followed by Qh5+ is perpetual check)... @agadmator

  22. Kingcobra

    KingcobraΠριν 2 μήνες

    The textline in the botton is taken away the site of the bord !

  23. Al

    AlΠριν 2 μήνες

    Among the candidates, I think only Caruana has the mental toughness to challenge Magnus for the championship. The other 9 are pretenders. Otherwise we’d need to wait for someone like Alireza from the new generation to mature enough to be able to take on Magnus.

  24. Huby

    HubyΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:26 nice pawn :(

  25. Taylor Ackerman

    Taylor AckermanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why is it game match match instead of game set match? The vernacular is confusing

  26. Dadalus

    DadalusΠριν 2 μήνες

    8:42 can you tell me why Carlsen didnt go for Queen captures pon on C4? It looks like free pon

  27. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Qe8+ Draw by repetition

  28. jeff ghant

    jeff ghantΠριν 2 μήνες

    There's GM, then there's Super GM, then there's Carlsen. I want to be a Carlsen some day.

  29. Victor Tredino

    Victor TredinoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why do chess players memorize lines, but Magnus plays chess?

  30. Samory Marshall

    Samory MarshallΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:47 Queen b here check queen back check

  31. stademeister15

    stademeister15Πριν 2 μήνες

    Why is nobody talking about, "and okay."?

  32. Dario Castro

    Dario CastroΠριν 2 μήνες

    Karpov move was better than all the moves of this game xD

  33. PwNinq

    PwNinqΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:25 is c5 not a free pwn to grab with the queen

  34. Olavi Penttilä

    Olavi PenttiläΠριν 2 μήνες

    Where is the last game?

  35. Sankara Narayanan

    Sankara NarayananΠριν 2 μήνες

    Subtitles are annoying please.

  36. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Karpov, showing up Carlsen, got'a love it.

  37. Arani Das

    Arani DasΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion Can you do a series on Vladimir Makogonov, please?

  38. Edvard Lukač

    Edvard LukačΠριν 2 μήνες

    Jan Neporesigns♟😎

  39. Emmanuel Kouros

    Emmanuel KourosΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:27 Did he said threatening the pawn?

  40. Elijah

    ElijahΠριν 2 μήνες

    Who are the 68 hooligans who disliked this video

  41. Khaz'o

    Khaz'oΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Madman" tal?

  42. SonoOccupatiTutti

    SonoOccupatiTuttiΠριν 2 μήνες

    this is probably my all time favourite game

  43. Eldores Chess

    Eldores ChessΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hey Agadmator can you cast Vincent Keymar classical games in online Biel. He destroyed a lot of very high rated GM's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like Naididitsch and Angujarro (super GM)

  44. Abhishek Nayr

    Abhishek NayrΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru spotted the move as well.Just saying.

  45. Alex Ponco

    Alex PoncoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Well,its easy to spot moves if they are not the one that playing

  46. Prakash Rao

    Prakash RaoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Congrats! You are going places!!

  47. Mohammad Omar faruk

    Mohammad Omar farukΠριν 2 μήνες

    Always love magnus carlsen

  48. Alinia_ sili

    Alinia_ siliΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please remove your subtitle :) of course we can understand without subtitles please don't add subtitles from nax video remove the subtitles anyway great video keep it up, stay safe n long live💖

  49. Jordan Striker

    Jordan StrikerΠριν 2 μήνες


  50. Aubrey Shanzi

    Aubrey ShanziΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why can't people beat magnus ?

  51. Warren Vazquez

    Warren VazquezΠριν 2 μήνες

    What did he mean when he said ‘like a madman’ but wouldn’t say what he was going to say?

  52. Marco Monfiglio

    Marco MonfiglioΠριν 2 μήνες

    he was going to say like thomas wilson barnes which is a player who is notorious for attacking carelessly and relentlessly.

  53. Max Pricefield

    Max PricefieldΠριν 2 μήνες

    after a quick analysis, i found 2 inaccuracies in Agad's position 1. calling carlsen instead of nepo 2. moving nepo's queen instead of carlsen's for the mating move perhaps this is one of his bad days, i dunno

  54. Tom Tom

    Tom TomΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo is a clown. Don't show that patzer any more. I love you but you need a break. Take some time off. I don't want you to get burned out.

  55. Ronald Jamora

    Ronald JamoraΠριν 2 μήνες

    @5:26 I feel bad for the bishop

  56. Ben G

    Ben GΠριν 2 μήνες

    So we enter an end game where Magnus is up on time, up on material, and has control of the centre... Hahaha :)

  57. Mohd Ali

    Mohd AliΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnesium calcium seems to be a good player. I wonder if he can defeat world champion Garry Kasparov

  58. mcmk

    mcmkΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator really said “Queen B-here”

  59. Dino Dean

    Dino DeanΠριν 2 μήνες

    truly Titanic game....i'm not a Carlsen fan, as he lacks any magic...but he is very efficient

  60. spleeeen4it

    spleeeen4itΠριν 2 μήνες

    Bobby Fischer would have beaten Magnus

  61. Wolfgang Leonhard

    Wolfgang LeonhardΠριν 2 μήνες

    Bless you Antonio, you have been a great support to me. You talk to me every day through your video. I lost a dear one recently on 31st July. Your cheerful videos help me in these days

  62. Indisplinter

    IndisplinterΠριν 2 μήνες

    This tournament is just Magnus checking if someone has improved enough to defeat him. He is, as always, disappointed.

  63. Akash Dahane

    Akash DahaneΠριν 2 μήνες

    Problem is nepo chooses lines where there's only possibilities are either win or lose. He's courageous

  64. Paulus De'John

    Paulus De'JohnΠριν 2 μήνες

    Picking up the white queen is indeed is a weird move.. 😎😎😎

  65. Debabrata Laik

    Debabrata LaikΠριν 2 μήνες

    You are the best

  66. Xanderman 55

    Xanderman 55Πριν 2 μήνες

    I feel like agadmator was rushing this video lol

  67. Mr T Mapogo

    Mr T MapogoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why not try to win two pieces for the rook first and go from there? I am sure there's a blunder from Nepo in that line.

  68. Constantine Matidis

    Constantine MatidisΠριν 2 μήνες

    Judit Polgar. One more time the queen of attack. Excellent video!

  69. Ian Dog

    Ian DogΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus just adding another layer to his legend

  70. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:12 damn I wish Magnus went for qxc2. Carsen plays strong chess. It's not beautiful chess though, which is dissapointing

  71. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ian "Mr Barnes the complete madman" Nepomniachtchia34rwsfas

  72. Sander

    SanderΠριν 2 μήνες

    That g7 pawn had been waiting the entire game, knowing it would be useful one day

  73. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:27 that's a juicy pawn

  74. Vaibhav Sharma

    Vaibhav SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    I took very long to have a new game.

  75. Marx Carl

    Marx CarlΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo is love, nepo is life. Hope he wins

  76. Kevin Hausch

    Kevin HauschΠριν 2 μήνες

    He is to strong


    ΜΟΛΩΝΛΑΒΕΠριν 2 μήνες

    I saw that Karpov move‼️

  78. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:25 That's a pretty damn big pawn he's threatening over there!

  79. Marufa Akther

    Marufa AktherΠριν 2 μήνες

    Anatoly Karpov and endgame is a true love story!

  80. RPHelpingHand

    RPHelpingHandΠριν 2 μήνες

    Now that’s what chess is about!

  81. The Boogie Down Bronx

    The Boogie Down BronxΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus always seems to play better than his opponents when fewer pieces remain on the board. Nepo was playing well to a point (IMO until Magnus's Knight H to G5 @ 6:02 which neutralized Nepo's double attack) and from there on, with fewer pieces left on the board, Magnus just outwaits his opponents until they make a mistake, which they eventually do. Magnus just makes fewer mistakes.

  82. Dhruv Aggarwal

    Dhruv AggarwalΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 3:24 an interesting idea pointed out by Judith Polgar was ...Nf4 Qf2, Qxf4 Qxf4,Ng2+ Followed by Nxh4 after White's move. At the time all 3 commentators including Karpov thought that this was the line Magnus would go for. But as Tania sachdev later pointed out the engine showed this line to be better for white although it wasnt very clear why. Later when Magnus and Tania discussed this line, Magnus said that he had considered it but thought that it was too passive. He was able to correctly evaluate a position which all 3 commentators couldn't! Just goes on to show his class. Just thought I should mention this

  83. Catalyst Cards

    Catalyst CardsΠριν 2 μήνες

    I fucking love these videos

  84. mithunfan

    mithunfanΠριν 2 μήνες

    do they even need to play the finals of the tour? just give the 1st prize to carlsen...let the others fight it out for 2nd

  85. YugSth

    YugSthΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:27 it's a bishop, not a pawn

  86. jevitigre

    jevitigreΠριν 2 μήνες

    Formula 1 and chess have 2 virtually invencible guys at their respective sport, Lewis Hamilton and Magnus Carlsen

  87. Krishna Birla

    Krishna BirlaΠριν 2 μήνες

    No sorry about that?

  88. Krazy Lobster

    Krazy LobsterΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm so glad to be alive in an era where I can watch the games of Magnus Carlsen narrated and analyzed by Agadmator

  89. steven johnston

    steven johnstonΠριν 2 μήνες


  90. Death Dealer

    Death DealerΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great stuff but the greatest is bolgar's idea . 🍷🎩

  91. 123simplydelicious

    123simplydeliciousΠριν 2 μήνες

    Kinda feel like agadmator is the real chess legend here

  92. Richard的象棋世界

    Richard的象棋世界Πριν 2 μήνες

    Last game of this tournament-Magnus Carlsen Vs. Alphazero

  93. George Barnes III

    George Barnes IIIΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ha I love chess

  94. Kuyavian

    KuyavianΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo deserves Barnes head for this game

  95. Selim Yıldız

    Selim YıldızΠριν 2 μήνες

    He won the tournement without losing

  96. Selim Yıldız

    Selim YıldızΠριν 2 μήνες

    I didnt like karpovs stlye its more complicated also judit’s too. To keep the queens will lead to checkmate

  97. Raphael Hudson

    Raphael HudsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    I couldn't understand why Nepo didn't play bxf7 in the game. Nepo's moves are hard to predict in general. It is like he always chooses the alternative to the obvious line.

  98. G M P

    G M PΠριν 2 μήνες

    Karpov and Judit should have been a part of this tournament.

  99. Joaquin del Rio

    Joaquin del RioΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why doesnt naka play the candidates?

  100. narayanan S

    narayanan SΠριν 2 μήνες

    Even hypothesis testing- Agadmator rocks

  101. Luciano Fantuzzi

    Luciano FantuzziΠριν 2 μήνες

    Carlsen's tour was like an armed hunter inviting bunnies to his backyard

  102. Darth KEK

    Darth KEKΠριν 2 μήνες

    He is the Jeffery Epstein of the Chess world and everyone else is a little girl.

  103. Giorgos Spyridopoulos

    Giorgos SpyridopoulosΠριν 2 μήνες

    10:35 cant Magnus capture on c5 since the rook is pinning the knight ?

  104. Jerson Matthew Minguillan

    Jerson Matthew MinguillanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Crazy game indeed when queens are still on the board in an endgame.

  105. Hector From The Past

    Hector From The PastΠριν 2 μήνες

    That's a weird looking pawn 5:27

  106. Hamza Hamza

    Hamza HamzaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can you explain why you pique the worng colore of pecess