Start 2021. With a BANG! || Dubov vs Rajabov || Airthings Masters (2020)

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Daniil Dubov vs Teymur Rajabov
Airthings Masters (2020), Round Semifinals, mATCH 2, Game 1
Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Nf3 (dD37)
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. g4 O-O 6. g5 Ne4 7. Bg2 c5 8. dxc5 Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bxc5 10. h4 Nc6 11. h5 dxc4 12. Qc2 e5 13. Rb1 Bb6 14. Nh4 f5 15. gxf6 Qxf6 16. e3 Be6 17. Be4 Qh6 18. Ba3 Rf7 19. Qe2 Rd8 20. Rg1 Qf6 21. Nf3 Bd5 22. Bxd5 Rxd5 23. Ng5 Qf5 24. Rc1 Rf6 25. Rg2 Rd3 26. Qg4 Rxe3+ 27. Kf1 Qxg4 28. Rxg4 Rd3 29. Rc2 h6 30. Ne4 Rf4 31. Rxf4 exf4 32. Kg2 Rd5 33. Bd6 Rxh5 34. Bxf4 Rd5 35. Re2 Kh7 36. Nd2 Ba5 37. Nxc4 Bxc3 38. Nd6 b6 39. Rc2 Nd4 40. Rxc3 Ne2 41. Rc6 Nxf4+ 42. Kf3 Nd3 43. Ke4 Nb4 44. a3 Rd4+ 45. Kxd4 Nxc6+ 46. Kd5 Na5 47. Nc8 h5 48. Nxa7 h4 49. Ke4 Nc4 50. Kf4 g5+ 51. Kg4 Ne5+ 52. Kh3 Kg6 53. Nc8 Nc4 54. Kg4 b5 55. f4 Ne3+ 56. Kf3 h3 57. Kg3 g4 58. Ne7+ Kf6 59. Nc6 Nf1+ 60. Kf2 h2 61. Kg2 g3 62. Ne5 Ne3+ 63. Kh1 Nd1
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the field for the Airthings Masters, the 2nd stage of the Champions Chess Tour. The 12-player event will be played online on chess24 from December 26th to January 3rd and, as the first Major of the tour, features a $200,000 prize fund with $60,000 for 1st place. The winner also qualifies directly to the Grand Final in September 2021.
The tournament starts with a 3-day preliminary stage where the players play each other once before the top 8 go forward to a knockout. The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:
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  1. PatsaRules

    PatsaRulesΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Fortunately Rajabov will never be world champion ❤️just Dubov on a bad day

  2. Hiro Kawiti

    Hiro KawitiΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Is dubov a master

  3. Shourya Tomar

    Shourya TomarΠριν 18 ημέρες

    At 7:58 Bishop to e3 would have been a better move

  4. Adarsh Agrawal

    Adarsh AgrawalΠριν 21 ημέρα

    It is Radjabov and he removed Dbov to make it "RAJA"😎

  5. Jeff Lycette

    Jeff LycetteΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Every Dubov game, agadmator: “it is of move ‘x’ that we have a completely new game”

  6. Cskwill return

    Cskwill returnΠριν 21 ημέρα

    the Radja is back. i felt real bad when you did Radjabov vs Kasporav.

  7. Drew Harris

    Drew HarrisΠριν 21 ημέρα

    “What will he do and will he be able to do it?” -agad

  8. skhartoc

    skhartocΠριν 22 ημέρες

    why not give up the knight for the 2 past pawns? seems more resilient, maybe rajabov could blunder since black needs at least 20 moves to checkmate. they are playing on seconds and can't make the best moves after all. happy new year

  9. ibrahim ezz

    ibrahim ezzΠριν 22 ημέρες

    You r the best in business to me good analysis really

  10. SpunZel

    SpunZelΠριν 22 ημέρες

    His nose looks like an anchor

  11. Robert Joffe

    Robert JoffeΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Would've been so gangster for Radjabov to win by saccing his knight on e5.

  12. Vadim VeeVoit

    Vadim VeeVoitΠριν 23 ημέρες

    When teymur forked his bishop and rook . Doesnt the rook just go to C4 and everythings protected. If whites knight drops off white bishop picks up the black rook

  13. Thomas Brown

    Thomas BrownΠριν 23 ημέρες

    9:24 would Bxh6 not b a better move as wins a pawn

  14. Michael Lacy

    Michael LacyΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Is it just me or are we seeing the most phenomenal chess these past few months? Amazing!

  15. Gonzalo A. Benavides

    Gonzalo A. BenavidesΠριν 23 ημέρες

    In 9:25, Bxh6 might have been a good idea, right?

  16. armin arthur

    armin arthurΠριν 23 ημέρες

    agadmator isn't it Radjabov?

  17. Mikey Gordon

    Mikey GordonΠριν 23 ημέρες

    And as of 12:00am, we have a completely new year.

  18. Angelina Cunningham

    Angelina CunninghamΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  19. Brent Layton

    Brent LaytonΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I really admire your explanations of the game.

  20. Augmented Martini

    Augmented MartiniΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I'm wondering if white could have played to a draw with Ng4+.

  21. Amin Mehdi

    Amin MehdiΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Rajabov is the coolest guy around

  22. Moshe Hefetz

    Moshe HefetzΠριν 23 ημέρες

    It really sucks that Rajabov left the candidates. I was rooting for him and Ding from the beginning and he definitely had a chance to win

  23. Mayu R

    Mayu RΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Dubov's only purpose is to eliminate carlsen...!

  24. jonobrow

    jonobrowΠριν 23 ημέρες

    "Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?" - Nepo

  25. Doquoc Thy

    Doquoc ThyΠριν 23 ημέρες


  26. Focsa Victor

    Focsa VictorΠριν 23 ημέρες

    At 9:28 Dubov could play f4 takes h4 and you can t recapture with the pawn cause of knight forking king and rook?

  27. Attila Kerék

    Attila KerékΠριν 23 ημέρες

    8:13 It is far more better to sacrifice your Bishop... Then if the sacrifice is accepted Qf1 is mate... If you do not accept the sacrifice white Rook is hanging f2 pawn is also hang.... and 2 more move to checkmate....

  28. Anil Sharma

    Anil SharmaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Happy New year

  29. Lethi Thienkim

    Lethi ThienkimΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.

  30. Angelina Cunningham

    Angelina CunninghamΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.

  31. Chris Pap

    Chris PapΠριν 23 ημέρες

    happy new year!!

  32. David White

    David WhiteΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Incredible game by Radjabov.

  33. Ronea

    RoneaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Bro Radjabov always moved when he was on 1 second

  34. Ninos

    NinosΠριν 23 ημέρες

    At 9:26, white missed bishop captures on h6, if black recaptures with pawn then simply knight to f6 forking the king and rook

  35. Jacob Peters

    Jacob PetersΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Hikaru once went to a psychic. She predicted a lot of things for him in detail. After some time, Hikaru realized none of it came true....except her predictions of his chess tournaments. Every game he played, no matter what he did, whether he zigged or zagged, her words unfailingly came true. For the result of every. single. match. so he had to come back and ask her: "nothing came true except your prediction of my chess games! How is it possible you knew their result before they happened?" The psychic answered: "because I'm subscribed to agadmator"

  36. siLa

    siLaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    At 9:23 can white capture the h6 pawn with the bishop, black cant take the bishop cause of kf6 check picks up the rook?

  37. Mohamed Ashraf

    Mohamed AshrafΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Where i can watch this tournament

  38. Aditya Singh 02 1426

    Aditya Singh 02 1426Πριν 23 ημέρες

    hey correct ur spelling of "radjabov" u have written " rajabov"

  39. Nguyenphuong Ngocngan

    Nguyenphuong NgocnganΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Beautiful love u.

  40. Viktor Marinkovic

    Viktor MarinkovicΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Isnt he RaDJabov

  41. crucci

    crucciΠριν 23 ημέρες

    _Woah! Tripled pawns!_

  42. crucci

    crucciΠριν 23 ημέρες

    And it is only as of move 7 that we have a completely new year

  43. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν 23 ημέρες

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:22 Without further ado 1:44 Completely new game 1:57 Strikes in the centre 3:23 4:10 A lot of pressure 3:54 En passant 4:47 Very low on time 6:30 Extremely low on time 8:02 12:05 Give you a couple of seconds 8:12 12:16 Enjoy the show 8:59 9:41 Captures captures 9:32 Improves the position of his king 10:47 Double attack 11:57 Friends at the bar and the library 14:43 It was in this position 16:18 So yeah

  44. UDGam3rSharK

    UDGam3rSharKΠριν 19 ημέρες

    We love you man can’t believe this comments so low on this vid but I look for you every vid thank you🤝🎉

  45. TwN1028

    TwN1028Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Agad, I think you misspelled Radjabov's name in the vid. Oh well, good content still :D

  46. Ian Whitchurch

    Ian WhitchurchΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Dubov simply doesn't play as well with a hangover as Tal used to.

  47. Pavan Dhillon

    Pavan DhillonΠριν 23 ημέρες

    @10:38 would Rook to C4 solve the fork issue? Just trying to learn, dont flame me.

  48. Shivam Srivastava

    Shivam SrivastavaΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Sir if dubov after last check by knight divorce can pick the pawn and if pawn captures pawn then king captures pawn and Dino has two pans...

  49. AOB

    AOBΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I found the pause-the-video move. 2021 is looking up already! Happy New Year to all of you!

  50. Jer Wei Low

    Jer Wei LowΠριν 23 ημέρες

    And we have a completely new game!

  51. Pal Raj

    Pal RajΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Happy new year

  52. Saumya Singh

    Saumya SinghΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Rocky and Clubber Lang. Rocky became GM by beating Clubber with an italian game in 1979. #suggestion If you use this my name is Harsh Singh ...

  53. xQuizate 87

    xQuizate 87Πριν 23 ημέρες

    "share this with your friends at the bar or the library." lol and everywhere in between

  54. Tism Train

    Tism TrainΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Watched the first half of this vid, then accidentally destroyed my phone by dropping a coffee mug on it. Now I'm back for the second half :3

  55. Stephen Anderson

    Stephen AndersonΠριν 24 ημέρες

    9:25 bxh6

  56. Duongtrong Loc

    Duongtrong LocΠριν 24 ημέρες


  57. Rounak Khandeparkar

    Rounak KhandeparkarΠριν 24 ημέρες

    "Stop stop, he's already dead"

  58. praneeth reddy

    praneeth reddyΠριν 24 ημέρες

    @agadmator it’s Radjabov :)

  59. Steve Burt

    Steve BurtΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Love Dubov's style

  60. Lieuhuyen Thuthao

    Lieuhuyen ThuthaoΠριν 24 ημέρες



    GAMING GALAXYΠριν 24 ημέρες

    No one literally no one Me : Radjabov

  62. Bert Thompson

    Bert ThompsonΠριν 24 ημέρες

    With ne5 @12:19, wouldn't Dubov have f3, followed by g5 and then ke3? That would keep Dubov's king in the square of the h4 pawn. Maybe I'm missing something

  63. Nguyenphuong Khang

    Nguyenphuong KhangΠριν 24 ημέρες

    I love this movie.

  64. Vedant Shrivastava

    Vedant ShrivastavaΠριν 24 ημέρες

    i spotted Ne5 yaasss

  65. Link 64

    Link 64Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Armenia vs Azerbaijan

  66. Kamil Baka

    Kamil BakaΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Hey Antonio, happy new year for starters :D I want to get a chance to talk to You because I love chess only because I found Your channel 3 years ago. I have crazy plan for this year and I think with a little bit of luck i could archive that. I have two passions in my life, chess and card magick, if there is any chance that we can talk, off-camera, for just like 15 to 30 minutes, then i would feel like I can do this. It's like second time that i comment something on youtube and i have no idea if you will see this or not, but if you will once again happy new year and I hope we can meet someday and play a round or two. Greetings from Poland :)

  67. :thinking:

    :thinking:Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Hey GMs in the comments, at about 9:20, could Bxh6 not be a free pawn? If black takes the bishop you fork with Nf6+ and go up the exchange. I presume black would not take and play something else but I don't see the refutation.

  68. Mukund Tembhare

    Mukund TembhareΠριν 24 ημέρες

    How do you know that the games were played before?.. Is there any software?

  69. All-Round Tech

    All-Round TechΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Btw its Teimour not Teymour

  70. Aditya Krishna

    Aditya KrishnaΠριν 24 ημέρες

    All the grammar nazis missed Radjabov with a D :)

  71. Moses Livingston M

    Moses Livingston MΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Happy New Year to all

  72. deadhands1981

    deadhands1981Πριν 24 ημέρες

    2021 shall be the year of the bovs.

  73. Duongbao Dung

    Duongbao DungΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  74. StalinTheGreat

    StalinTheGreatΠριν 24 ημέρες

    haha lol

  75. Hithesh S

    Hithesh SΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Isn't it Teimour Radjabov?

  76. Rajagopal Ramanathan

    Rajagopal RamanathanΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Is Radjabov the modern Tigran Petrosian?

  77. Nishant Badgujar

    Nishant BadgujarΠριν 24 ημέρες

    I AM SCREAMINGGGG!!! HOW AM I SPOTTING THE MOVES?! (but why can't I see them when I'm actually playing :( )

  78. Walther Heringway

    Walther HeringwayΠριν 24 ημέρες

    I told several times: Radjabov is currently the best.

  79. Mahmud Hussain

    Mahmud HussainΠριν 24 ημέρες

    One is to go king to H3 One is to go king to F3 One saves the game & The other One blunders the game terribly.

  80. Shaved Man

    Shaved ManΠριν 24 ημέρες

    10:39 white rourke to c7 seems better, no? can capture the pawn after.

  81. gerardo sawaya

    gerardo sawayaΠριν 24 ημέρες

    May i suggest to type the ratings of the players above their photo. Thanks

  82. PastaJuice

    PastaJuiceΠριν 24 ημέρες

    People still use Skype?

  83. xavier tan

    xavier tanΠριν 24 ημέρες

    At 9:24 could DUbov have played bishop takes pawn on h3 because if pawn takes bishop then knight to f6 wins the rook

  84. Kasun Ratnayake

    Kasun RatnayakeΠριν 24 ημέρες

    @agatmator's Chess Channel Wish you a Happy New Year Antonio !!! and all the chess lovers all over the world !!!

  85. Shail Kumari

    Shail KumariΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Happy new year

  86. Jeff Berwick

    Jeff BerwickΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Who thumbs downs these videos??? You gotta be full of hate to thumbs down a free video with excellent content

  87. Nasser Shuaibi

    Nasser ShuaibiΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Question did you cash out on that BTC or you kept it. Cause its worth 30k now

  88. Angel Garcia

    Angel GarciaΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Happy New Year

  89. Teut Hamer

    Teut HamerΠριν 24 ημέρες

    6 knights vs 6 bishops? And pawns can only change into knights or bishops? Who wins?

  90. Mido Shaw

    Mido ShawΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Folks, I've a 1650 rapid rating in How good is that?

  91. Teut Hamer

    Teut HamerΠριν 24 ημέρες

    If I touch A1 on first turn? Do I get a strike? .....playing 'Dark Maul'....? 🖖😈

  92. iUFOm

    iUFOmΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Dubov will never forgive himself for not moving his king to H3.

  93. cnucks22

    cnucks22Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Dubov would have lost anyways

  94. MrVipertb

    MrVipertbΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Agad its Teimour :O

  95. Father Shrek

    Father ShrekΠριν 24 ημέρες

    10:36 Why not rc4? it defends the bishop

  96. Josh willia

    Josh williaΠριν 24 ημέρες


  97. Ulugbek Djalaldinov

    Ulugbek DjalaldinovΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Why not go g4 then take the pawn

  98. WoT Hog

    WoT HogΠριν 24 ημέρες

    11:53: What if N×P?

  99. NoSystem

    NoSystemΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Dubov kryptonite.

  100. hussein96m

    hussein96mΠριν 24 ημέρες

    At 9:26 why dubov didn’t capture the h6 pawn .. radjabov can’t capture the bishop because the knight captures the rook

  101. askpatrick

    askpatrickΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Happy new year to you too mate. Thank you for working on the holidays for us

  102. Johnny Toprock

    Johnny ToprockΠριν 24 ημέρες

    I always watch agad before sleep and even my fiance knows him :o she calls him "hello everyone" ;)