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Magnus Carlsen vs Boris Gelfand
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 24.7.2020, GAME 1
Sicilian, Pelikan (Lasker/Sveshnikov) variation (B33)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Nd5 Nxd5 8. exd5 Ne7 9. c4 Ng6 10. Qa4 Bd7 11. Qb4 Qb8 12. h4 h5 13. Be3 b6 14. Be2 Be7 15. g3 a6 16. Nc3 b5 17. cxb5 axb5 18. O-O O-O 19. Bxh5 Bd8 20. Ne4 Bf5 21. Nxd6 Be7 22. Bc5 Bh3 23. Bxg6 fxg6 24. Ne4 Bxc5 25. Qxc5 Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Qc8 27. Qxb5 Qg4 28. Qc4 Rf4 29. d6+ Kh8 30. Qd5 Raf8 31. d7 Rxe4 32. d8=Q Rxd8 33. Qxd8+ Kh7 34. Qd1 Qf5 35. Qd3 Qg4 36. h5 Kh6 37. Qd2+ g5 38. Qd6+ Kxh5 39. Kg2 Qf5 40. Rh1+ Rh4 41. Qd1+
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. CalvinistOnACouch

    CalvinistOnACouchΠριν μήνα

    "It doesn't really work, but it's still beautiful." -Agadmator, on my life.

  2. byronp petisb

    byronp petisbΠριν μήνα

    11:19 me thinking about it👁️👄👁️

  3. D Cop

    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

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    D CopΠριν 2 μήνες

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  5. Ray R

    Ray RΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:47 What about f3 now since we have the knight covering the b3 pawn?

  6. Trushil’s Point

    Trushil’s PointΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:20 How do you attack half a rook? Does that mean attacking a bishop or knight? 😅😅

  7. Sahaj Mitra

    Sahaj MitraΠριν 2 μήνες


  8. Sahaj Mitra

    Sahaj MitraΠριν 2 μήνες

    magus is just freaking awsm

  9. EctiBot

    EctiBotΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is it better that I considered f4 instead 😅


    HARRY BALLSΠριν 2 μήνες

    11:19 you're right l probably wouldn't have thought about g3 and that's why l would have done it.

  11. mrnice00

    mrnice00Πριν 3 μήνες

    "But now the quickest way to victory Iam sure u all see it even with pausing the video" Me sipping on my coffee "clearly"

  12. Hazard 007

    Hazard 007Πριν 3 μήνες

    The only move i spotted in the whole game was f3 only to know it was blunder and a mate in two😂😂😂

  13. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yeo, it;s always the better player who is better. :D Great coverage and excellent games!

  14. rastko ratajac

    rastko ratajacΠριν 3 μήνες

    13:22 why can't Queen block??

  15. I M

    I MΠριν 3 μήνες

    1:53 yeah magnus defeated carlsen and the game between hikaru and nakamura ended in a draw.

  16. Destroyerz Gaming channel

    Destroyerz Gaming channelΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sorry about that never gets old

  17. Jonatan Joensen

    Jonatan JoensenΠριν 3 μήνες

    3:40 hmm.. Why wouldn’t white grab the pawn on f7 with check before adressing black bishop on a5??

  18. Karthik Chakkirala

    Karthik ChakkiralaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Looks like everyone resigns the game with Carlsen, unless the Great legend Kasparov comes back to play

  19. Joe Duggan

    Joe DugganΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:15 LOL whoops

  20. Mo Mo

    Mo MoΠριν 3 μήνες

    Guys help me out here please at 9:10 why isn’t F3 a good move? What am I missing? The knight is protecting G2 so shouldn’t it be fine?

  21. עמית שלו

    עמית שלוΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Carlsen replied with a6 and Magnus was able to win that game" 1:52 hahahahhahhaaha

  22. Kamal Maheshwari Chess

    Kamal Maheshwari ChessΠριν 3 μήνες Mikhail tal game👆

  23. Huby

    HubyΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:11 "chuckles, i'm in danger"

  24. Floyd Maxwell

    Floyd MaxwellΠριν 3 μήνες

    Amazing game. Great coverage, as always.

  25. ubi ubi

    ubi ubiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Boris is yandere dev identical twin.

  26. Javi Esparza

    Javi EsparzaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Me: looks at f3 "I hope none of you are considering f3"

  27. stademeister15

    stademeister15Πριν 3 μήνες

    Agadmator: I'm just going to congratulate everyone for finding it... Me: ah yes, the old qd1 of course, forcing the trade of the queens. Agadmator:kg2 Me: fork me

  28. unknown h

    unknown hΠριν 3 μήνες

    4:39 doesn't black have rook a4?( even if nxf5 then rook takes b4 then nxe7+ black plays nxe7 and after bishop takes b4 black is better right?)

  29. chess me8

    chess me8Πριν 3 μήνες

    Nice Video...

  30. Filip Jahodář

    Filip JahodářΠριν 3 μήνες

    Are you doing script for the games, or content based on games? Almost feels like the video is up before game even happen. :D

  31. Atanas Atanasov

    Atanas AtanasovΠριν 3 μήνες

    A very beautiful move, doesn't really work but it's beautiful

  32. Supr1me DayZ Adventures

    Supr1me DayZ AdventuresΠριν 3 μήνες

    Agadmator is mostly known for his strategy; "captures" "captures" "captures" "check mate" strategy...

  33. neo matrix

    neo matrixΠριν 3 μήνες

    i totally wasnt thinking of f3, and no one can ever prove i was, anyways

  34. Sam Reeves

    Sam ReevesΠριν 3 μήνες

    Was this Fabi's leaked preparation?

  35. nekdolan

    nekdolanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why is queen G4 not good? I don't get it. Is it because the rook trade?

  36. guy archer

    guy archerΠριν 3 μήνες

    What's happening with the Candidates tournament? Is there any news?

  37. tom bickle

    tom bickleΠριν 3 μήνες

    This is not the sveshnikov

  38. Jay

    JayΠριν 3 μήνες

    Comment section is hilarious 😂😂

  39. Indu Kumar

    Indu KumarΠριν 3 μήνες

    My strategy is to wait for your opponent to make some mistakes :)

  40. PSJ

    PSJΠριν 3 μήνες

    please do a video on magnus vs vasyl ivanchuk

  41. SonoOccupatiTutti

    SonoOccupatiTuttiΠριν 3 μήνες

    "This is a very beautiful move that doesn't really work but it still is beautiful". 8:43 And then everybody look for the subscribe button, if you were already subscribed, you should unsubscribe in to be able to subscribe again. Always great stuff @agadmator

  42. suraj rawat

    suraj rawatΠριν 3 μήνες

    @8:02 how can magnus promote his pawn to queen??.it's totally impossible...if possible, then someone please show me the lines of that variation.

  43. Shadow Hojsak

    Shadow HojsakΠριν 3 μήνες

    Iz Hrvatske si

  44. keyserv2

    keyserv2Πριν 3 μήνες

    I considered f3...but I'm bad at chess, so....

  45. Patkall TV

    Patkall TVΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus is a real monster in chess. I cannot imagine anyone else being world champion, while he is around, he's truly the best chess player of all time, his brain is probably like a mini computer.

  46. Luka Savovic

    Luka SavovicΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:12 I was thinking exactly that!

  47. Shawn Roberts

    Shawn RobertsΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:35 h5! Awesome

  48. Nabeel M

    Nabeel MΠριν 3 μήνες

    The year's 2050 Agarmator:"Sorry about that"

  49. MM D

    MM DΠριν 3 μήνες

    Me:- f3 looks like a good move. Tony:- "I hope none of you are considering f3." Me:- "Smashes head against the wall."

  50. Sakazuki

    SakazukiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hey Magnus Put a dark mode on chess 24

  51. Peter S

    Peter SΠριν 3 μήνες

    I love the drama of “and in this position firstname lastname resigned the game”. It is a little bit like the judges hammer. Nice for a t shirt.

  52. All what's Fun منوعات

    All what's Fun منوعاتΠριν 3 μήνες

    Could you please feature a game for the new Stockfish NNUE

  53. Suraj Sonawane

    Suraj SonawaneΠριν 3 μήνες

    New is always better you mean😂😂😂😂

  54. Excellent Health

    Excellent HealthΠριν 3 μήνες

    What did you last discuss with Fischer? (question to Boris Spassky from the 2016 Spassky interview on "What first move was stronger: e2-e4 or d2-d4. We agreed that it's the latter, because the pawn is protected by the Queen. Bobby always called me. I've never bothered him by the phone. I knew that he would again start discussing his own "Fischer chess" with me. I didn't approve of the idea. Too many variants. But he insisted."

  55. Amandeep S. Chadha

    Amandeep S. ChadhaΠριν 3 μήνες

    GM Pentala vs GM Keymer biel 2020

  56. Hannes

    HannesΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:10 whoops he got me 😂

  57. 402A017 Nishant Badgujar

    402A017 Nishant BadgujarΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:19 why does agad talk like my dad.."i'm disappointed in you"

  58. robert82747

    robert82747Πριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus World champion, unstoppable,too strong,game over.Best World Champion since Fischer.

  59. Steve Smith

    Steve SmithΠριν 3 μήνες

    I saw the kh2 move but not for the right reasons. I'll grab material and miss M1.

  60. Goose

    GooseΠριν 3 μήνες

    It always surprises me when people say Magnus's play is boring. Seems to me there is no end to the brilliance of his play. They are probably bitter because Magnus usually stomps their favorite player.

  61. My Videos

    My VideosΠριν 3 μήνες

  62. nikhil

    nikhilΠριν 3 μήνες

    We "weren't" definitely thinking about that f3 move😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  63. Piklu Bera

    Piklu BeraΠριν 3 μήνες

    Missing tournament photo s 😕

  64. TyT SiRiUs

    TyT SiRiUsΠριν 3 μήνες

    sorry about that

  65. Devang Agarwal

    Devang AgarwalΠριν 3 μήνες

    10:07 after Ng5 what if black plays Rfd4 attacking the queen and if the queen captures Qxe5, black plays Rd4xd7 grabbing the passed white pawn.

  66. Devang Agarwal

    Devang AgarwalΠριν 3 μήνες

    but isntead of Qxe5 if white plays Qe6 then black is lost completely.

  67. sameer mansour

    sameer mansourΠριν 3 μήνες

    GELFAND show the world how CARLSEN play against Carlsen's preferred defence , nevermind that is risky and cost him alosing round. this is the beauty of the bravery !!

  68. Aviv Shvitzky

    Aviv ShvitzkyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Gelfand is a cool guy

  69. Guilad Shmaya

    Guilad ShmayaΠριν 3 μήνες

    I almost missed the "sorry about that"

  70. Wild

    WildΠριν 3 μήνες

    Average centipawn loss.... anyone?

  71. Noor Samen

    Noor SamenΠριν 3 μήνες

    11:20 I WAS ! :D

  72. Santhosh Kumaran

    Santhosh KumaranΠριν 3 μήνες

    Might I ask what website/software you use?

  73. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν 3 μήνες

    Magnus is at it yet again..........

  74. Gayathri Janapati

    Gayathri JanapatiΠριν 3 μήνες

    where's the morphy's head....... for magnus barnes head for boris gelfland

  75. Kamal Maheshwari Chess

    Kamal Maheshwari ChessΠριν 3 μήνες

  76. Ecstatic God

    Ecstatic GodΠριν 3 μήνες

    Just saw your 4 player game against Eric Rosen, nakamura, and Levi. It was super entertaining!

  77. Vikram Srinivasan

    Vikram SrinivasanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Cat & mouse game

  78. Franco

    FrancoΠριν 3 μήνες

    I'm relatively new to the channel. Why does he always say "Sorry about that" while leaning to the side a little?

  79. luke woodward

    luke woodwardΠριν 3 μήνες

    @Franco personally the prospect of it being a mystery is better than actually knowing the reason

  80. Franco

    FrancoΠριν 3 μήνες

    @luke woodward ty :)

  81. luke woodward

    luke woodwardΠριν 3 μήνες

    Adjusting his speaker volume. Makes the audio sound a bit different in the video. I think Antonio notices it more than most of us viewers

  82. Owen Johnbull

    Owen JohnbullΠριν 3 μήνες

    i considered f3

  83. Luke Meyer

    Luke MeyerΠριν 3 μήνες

    You should do a video on Reti's 11 move "Sucker Punch" game vs Tartakower (1910) - he sacrifices his Queen and it leads to a really cool, Bishop/Rook checkmate

  84. BE B 36 Shikhare Gaurav Ashok

    BE B 36 Shikhare Gaurav AshokΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sorry about that 😆

  85. trollaphobic

    trollaphobicΠριν 3 μήνες

    ....i was thinking f3

  86. Galaxy Trucker

    Galaxy TruckerΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion Keymer vs Naiditsch GMT Tournament 2020

  87. Conemeli

    ConemeliΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can you do the new Stockfish game

  88. RUREN

    RURENΠριν 3 μήνες

    Level of chess--- People in this cmnt section! Noob Me Pro Nakamura GrandMaster Hikaru Magnus Stockfish Alpha zero

  89. stillwater 82

    stillwater 82Πριν 3 μήνες

    @8:46 - “It is a beautiful move that doesn’t really work but is beautiful”

  90. Beyond Alpha

    Beyond AlphaΠριν 3 μήνες

    How long before Magnus catches Bobby Fisher?

  91. Shivendra Singh

    Shivendra SinghΠριν 3 μήνες

    It was game 14 or rather a blitz where carlsen replied with a6 and magnus was able to win the match 😊🤔🤔🤔🤔🙄🙄🙄. Good move (1.52)

  92. Bhavyashish Narain Saxena

    Bhavyashish Narain SaxenaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Whosoever watching the video . Like here 👇👇. Please target 1k likes . Please

  93. Doc_12

    Doc_12Πριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestion bro can you put some videos about alphazero vs stockfish NNUE?

  94. mrjeb

    mrjebΠριν 3 μήνες

    "The quickest way to victory, im sure you dont even need to pause the video" Me who spent 5 minutes to find queen to D1 for a pin: uh yeah totally king g2, so obvious

  95. Manoj Bala

    Manoj BalaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Lol when Ne7 was played, I also thought it was Magnus with the black pieces too until that point in the video. Didn’t notice the pictures at the side of the board. So, well done Agadmator

  96. rocchirodrigo

    rocchirodrigoΠριν 3 μήνες

    Sacrifice 2 pawns against WCC prep against Magnus, that Boris truly has the Barnes's spirit!!

  97. Will Jones

    Will JonesΠριν 3 μήνες

    I was considering that bad F3 fork. Thank you for teaching me the error of my ways.

  98. Lokeshwar Mundari

    Lokeshwar MundariΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why every video has "sorry about that"? I mean why always that happens🤣🤣

  99. boxingjerapah

    boxingjerapahΠριν 3 μήνες

    Peak Magnus.

  100. Shareef Taylor

    Shareef TaylorΠριν 3 μήνες

    @11:09 I definitely WAS NOT thinking THAT, NOT ME!

  101. drago52

    drago52Πριν 3 μήνες

    „ Carlsen replied with a6 and Magnus was able to win that Game“

  102. Shareef Taylor

    Shareef TaylorΠριν 3 μήνες

    @4:25 That's cold, how you did Boris. Mr. Barnes was a kamikaze.

  103. Adarsh unni

    Adarsh unniΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why sorry about that always.

  104. mcg00t

    mcg00tΠριν 3 μήνες

    ‘a line they already played so most of you probably know it’ bruh i barely even know the lines that i play lol

  105. Mateus Larsan

    Mateus LarsanΠριν 3 μήνες

    Mr. Barnes head petition