Always Expect the Unexpected! || Carlsen vs Aronian || Airthings Masters (2020)

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Magnsu Carlsen vs Levon Aronian
Airthings Masters (2020), Round 1
Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin variation (D38)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 c6 7. e3 Bf5 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. Nh4 Bg6 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. h3 Nbd7 12. Bd3 c5 13. a3 Ba5 14. Qxb6 Bxb6 15. dxc5 Nxc5 16. O-O-O O-O-O 17. Kb1 Ne6 18. Be5 Bc7 19. Bxc7 Kxc7 20. Bc2 g5 21. Bb3 Kc6 22. Rc1 Kd6 23. Nb5+ Ke5 24. Nxa7 Ne4 25. Nb5 g4 26. Rc2 Rh5 27. f3 gxf3 28. gxf3 Ng3 29. Rd1 Nf5 30. Rc3 Ne7 31. Nc7 g5 32. Nxe6 fxe6 33. Rc7 Nf5 34. e4 Nd4 35. Rxb7 Rxh3 36. exd5 exd5 37. Re7+ Kd6 38. Re3 Nxb3 39. Rxb3 Rf8 40. Rdd3 Rf4 41. Kc2 Ke5 42. Rb5 Rd4 43. Rxd4 Kxd4 44. Rb3 Rh2+ 45. Kb1 Rh3 46. Ka2 Kc4 47. Rc3+ Kb5 48. Kb3 d4 49. Rd3 Kc5 50. Kc2 Rg3 51. a4 Rg2+ 52. Rd2 Rg3 53. Rf2 Kb4 54. b3 g4 55. fxg4 d3+ 56. Kd2 Rxg4 57. Kxd3 Rg3+ 58. Kc2 Rc3+ 59. Kb1 Rxb3+ 60. Rb2 Rxb2+ 61. Kxb2 Kxa4
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. jose luis Castillo

    jose luis CastilloΠριν 4 ώρες

    This game is missing on Airthings Masters playlist, please add it :,c

  2. J Hops

    J HopsΠριν 9 ημέρες

    I want one of those USBs! Does it come with a knight?

  3. Mark E.

    Mark E.Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Would be interesting to see not so much a drawn game but a stalemate by mistake- same result but still.

  4. David Hughes

    David HughesΠριν 18 ημέρες

    lovely to hear Agadmator talk of his father.

  5. Ernesto Mamedaliev

    Ernesto MamedalievΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Seems Magnus is not in fit.

  6. Nuudist Beach

    Nuudist BeachΠριν 22 ημέρες

    do you see my name?

  7. Lulu Targaryen

    Lulu TargaryenΠριν 23 ημέρες

    4:18 "bishop to b3 most of the times" this cracked me up ahahaha

  8. Alessandro Capurro Lladó

    Alessandro Capurro LladóΠριν 23 ημέρες

    It's completely crazy how carlsen could miss the 2 move winning idea being such a prodigy

  9. David White

    David WhiteΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Amazing that Aronian missed F4, and so apparently so did Magnus

  10. Fidel Castro

    Fidel CastroΠριν 23 ημέρες

    What did So do to Magnus?

  11. brian p ferguson

    brian p fergusonΠριν 24 ημέρες

    The small soprano namely snatch because sock intialy branch excluding a nimble bit. venomous, dapper camera

  12. Vlastimil Zlámal

    Vlastimil ZlámalΠριν 25 ημέρες

    "Its over 9000!" Agadmator: "Hold my 32GB fkask disc." XDd

  13. Ballers Anonymous

    Ballers AnonymousΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Just got up to 900 on chess,com. Use the queens gambit opening everytime. I would like to try other openings but my rank will drop, any advice?

  14. Mike14Gr

    Mike14GrΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Avoid playing blitz and bullet games, learn the ideas and the reason why moves are played and study theory (with the idea of the moves) from books and practice at slow games (better on lichess) and practice against computer (a little above your level)

  15. Barath Kumar

    Barath KumarΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Can anyone explain how Levon castle since the bishop on f4 is striking on queen side b8?

  16. Mike14Gr

    Mike14GrΠριν 18 ημέρες

    cuz bishop doesn't control squares which the king is gonna move (if the bishop controlled c8 or d8 the queenside castle wouldn't be possible

  17. onur ef

    onur efΠριν 26 ημέρες

    i was going to ask same thing

  18. Ben Hur

    Ben HurΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Man he loves that pendrive 😂

  19. Relu Dascalescu

    Relu DascalescuΠριν 27 ημέρες

    I am officially better than carlsen

  20. Peter Fields

    Peter FieldsΠριν 27 ημέρες

    3:30 you know what they say ... a kb1 a day keeps the doctor away.

  21. Mr L

    Mr LΠριν 27 ημέρες

    3:30 castle ,, is it possible? Cause bishop control b8 square

  22. Mike14Gr

    Mike14GrΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Yes cuz bishop doesn't control squares which the king is gonna move (if the bishop controlled c8 or d8 the queenside castle wouldn't be possible)

  23. Fidel Castro

    Fidel CastroΠριν 23 ημέρες

    He castled long not short.

  24. Zaosh Damania

    Zaosh DamaniaΠριν 27 ημέρες

    "Always expect the unexpected" -Agadmator (2020)

  25. Castlemind chess

    Castlemind chessΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Magnsu - It's Magnus! from here * Magnsu Carlsen vs Levon Aronian* _ Check and correct this spelling sir. - Thank you. I guess you were in a hurry. Great job.

  26. Vinit Deshpande

    Vinit DeshpandeΠριν 27 ημέρες

    As of game coverage number 'xyz' a new phrase, "A very nice Captures Captures" is coined🙂.

  27. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Great game, the double rook endgame was fun.

  28. Daniel N.

    Daniel N.Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Nasty discoveries

  29. SteakieFrags

    SteakieFragsΠριν 28 ημέρες

    YES! I found the winning move!

  30. ajnt69

    ajnt69Πριν 28 ημέρες

    キャプチャ, キャプチャ

  31. Abdulrakeeb Alsarori

    Abdulrakeeb AlsaroriΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Guys, I really need help to make a tournament for 89 players. We don't want losers to be knocked out immediately; instead, we want something like groups and then quarter, semi and final! The tournament had better be as long as 3 days at most, with games being 15 minutes. Any recommendations, please?

  32. M P

    M PΠριν 28 ημέρες

    You should make your own usb king sticks. I'd buy one. 32GB, no less.

  33. kebab

    kebabΠριν 28 ημέρες

    12:20 Zwischenzug xD

  34. ManishRaj singh Tomar

    ManishRaj singh TomarΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Expect the unexpected - the king usb stick (32gb nonetheless)

  35. Piano Boi

    Piano BoiΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Always expect the unexpected, but never expect the Spanish Inquisition.

  36. Zion Saal

    Zion SaalΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Antonio, I assume all your students are winning with white but losing with black, I suggest you should flip the screen when black has a winning position

  37. Orgil Purevkhuu

    Orgil PurevkhuuΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Blunder blunder... Kk

  38. Magic Chess

    Magic ChessΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Hii.. im a beginner. About the castling rules. Why does levon allowed to castle queen side when magnus's bishop is slicing all the way from f4 to b8? Is that allowed?

  39. Mike14Gr

    Mike14GrΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Yes cuz bishop doesn't control squares which the king is gonna move (if the bishop controlled c8 or d8 the queenside castle wouldn't be possible

  40. Jv Cubes

    Jv CubesΠριν 29 ημέρες

    That's a very good USB stick

  41. satyamvev jayte

    satyamvev jayteΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Magnus missed that? Come on

  42. Michéal O' Caoinlean

    Michéal O' CaoinleanΠριν 29 ημέρες

    From Carlsen all I expect is a long boring ending.

  43. Israel Adeola

    Israel AdeolaΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Who knows Agadmator's ELO rating?

  44. Carson Mitchell

    Carson MitchellΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Omg... i actually spotted a pause the video moment. Theres a first for everything

  45. Ass Whole

    Ass WholeΠριν 29 ημέρες

    I see that you accept BTC donations, so you wouldn't care if the person that donated to you was running a major CP site or drug market? As long as they give you money its totally fine?

  46. Mir 1111

    Mir 1111Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Can’t believe it.. I wouldn’t have made that mistake.

  47. David Rawst

    David RawstΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Big fan of the USB stick

  48. Harry Sharp

    Harry SharpΠριν 29 ημέρες

    2:50...Medo figures this will be a k vs k draw and loses interest.

  49. PaulMaurice Dekker

    PaulMaurice DekkerΠριν 29 ημέρες

    4:18 #funny moment Bb3 most of the times

  50. M Dc

    M DcΠριν 29 ημέρες

    5:25 i’m really bad at chess but isn’t ne4 to d2 a good move?

  51. Bert Frankian

    Bert FrankianΠριν 29 ημέρες

    "Magnus is not interested in trading it's a wonderful bishop"

  52. Vasiliy Kryuchkov

    Vasiliy KryuchkovΠριν 29 ημέρες

    isn't it forbidden to casttle through attacked square? 3:21

  53. Vasiliy Kryuchkov

    Vasiliy KryuchkovΠριν 28 ημέρες

    ​@...a thanks i thought i know all the rules in chess =(

  54. ...a

    ...aΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Applies only to the king, not the rook

  55. WinFree

    WinFreeΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Am I wrong, or at 7:55 when he says there’s a “threat” I don’t see one. The Knight is pinned to the rook. So if rook captures on b3, then rook captures on b3, then Knight captures on b3, then rook captures on d8?

  56. Murat Sahan

    Murat SahanΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Wonderful to see a clean board

  57. Dhilip Prabhakaran

    Dhilip PrabhakaranΠριν 29 ημέρες

    3:27 how black can castle when dark square bishop crosses casting path

  58. Krushard

    KrushardΠριν 18 ημέρες

    The rule is only about king's path, not the whole castling path.

  59. Fidel Castro

    Fidel CastroΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Castling Queenside(O-O-O) is different from castling Kingside(O-O).

  60. Hrishikesh Krishnan

    Hrishikesh KrishnanΠριν 29 ημέρες

    I was surprised Magnus missed that rook but then again, it's still 2020

  61. Dan Constantin

    Dan ConstantinΠριν 29 ημέρες

    hi, Agad, I guess you should change the value of your BTC :) congrats for holding it if so. Wish you all the best in the upcoming new year !

  62. Vasile Nicolas

    Vasile NicolasΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Aronian look like à desperate alcooholic ,divorced man :) but good player


    FOLLOW YOUΠριν 29 ημέρες


  64. Demonwhisper

    DemonwhisperΠριν 29 ημέρες

    9:51 can't believe Magnus didn't see this 🙈

  65. Josh Daniels

    Josh DanielsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    #suggestion you should do Hans Niemann's game for the GM title

  66. Dimitrios Doulgeris

    Dimitrios DoulgerisΠριν μήνα

    Super interesting that people speaking English use the word "zwischenzug". Usually, German words aren't that popular in the great wide world. Nice video!

  67. Timothy A Cowin

    Timothy A CowinΠριν μήνα

    Such an obvious tactic even for this time control

  68. Gary Yogi

    Gary YogiΠριν μήνα

    Tony I got to ask you this you give one of the most brilliant analyses of a chess game but more than that you do it every day and you've been doing it for years so my question to you is have you found that your chest game keeps getting better and better the more you learn in the more you do this? Gary

  69. UVjoint

    UVjointΠριν μήνα

    When the game ends with just the two kings on the board, I feel like the players should pick up a sword each and start dueling. May the best king win, because this is war!

  70. Isaac Jefferson

    Isaac JeffersonΠριν μήνα

    @3.31 in the video, is it possible for black to castle as white bishop covers b8 square?


    INTO THE COREΠριν μήνα

    hey could you also explain the meaning of the that headings over the board said by the players

  72. TM ,

    TM ,Πριν μήνα

    #suggestion can you ananlyse the games of rudrabhaiyaji on

  73. Xichen Jiang

    Xichen JiangΠριν μήνα

    Where is "sorry about that?"

  74. K B

    K BΠριν μήνα

    Good game 🙂

  75. Akash Kumar

    Akash KumarΠριν μήνα

    I feel classical format games are much better due to deep calculation, plans and strategies.

  76. Itsjeffrocuz

    ItsjeffrocuzΠριν μήνα

    I'm impressed with myself for finding a move Carlsen did not... I did it instantly as well... Your channel has taught me well

  77. Beverly Doxtator

    Beverly DoxtatorΠριν μήνα

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  78. Mark Devaney

    Mark DevaneyΠριν μήνα

    Cheers,..I'm realivly new to chess,year or so...Learned watching hundreds of hours of "Coffee Chess" before I realized there was such beautiful structure to it!...You gifted me that watchin you r vids.No trash talk,as much fun as the lads are to watch!....I was as fucked up as beth when I discovered the squarees had desinations! lol...The Magician would be proud of your work! . And I'm 41 years old learning,,but intuitive and almost not stupid!...Win a lot,but the most I know about openings & strategy are names I've heard you say! ;) haha...Reactive kinda player...I liken it to snooker,which I grew up with....I love it.I can be so beautiful/cool,and I can have a beautiful game occationally! But I'll never be Ronnie O Sullivan! ;P .... ..Your videos are class! .....Love the channel,and the concise way you get the signifgance of any game across,in relation to any old or new game/tournament! ...And straight to the game....Thank you!....


    MIDNIGHTΠριν μήνα

    He is the funniest man i know

  80. TOP GUN - BASS

    TOP GUN - BASSΠριν μήνα

    Mind boggling how Magnus misses f4. I didn't even have to pause the video to find the move. Ah well nice game all together.

  81. william goss

    william gossΠριν μήνα

    Good game ..... but suffering somewhat from the tight time restrictions ...

  82. christian ferraro

    christian ferraroΠριν μήνα

    2:20 h3 is for saving the bishop's paar

  83. john snow

    john snowΠριν μήνα

    he didn't sorry about that this time... is everything ok there?!!?!?

  84. john snow

    john snowΠριν μήνα

    whats makes me wonder about what the hell is he sorry all the time?!?🤣😂🤣😂

  85. Dkidlee

    DkidleeΠριν μήνα

    That awesome gift very kool

  86. Agosto Ceilings

    Agosto CeilingsΠριν μήνα


  87. Ian Summers

    Ian SummersΠριν μήνα

    32 gigabytes, no less!

  88. Man ju Manl

    Man ju ManlΠριν μήνα

    Agad ,are you from croitia ?

  89. Rajit Hasan

    Rajit HasanΠριν μήνα

    Couldn't you just attach a happy Aronian photo🙄 he looks sad

  90. David Griffiths

    David GriffithsΠριν μήνα

    I beat Levon Aronian in a couple of seconds with a nasty discovered attack on the rook 🎖

  91. testthewest123

    testthewest123Πριν μήνα

    10:54 why not g5-g4?

  92. Jose Cardiel

    Jose CardielΠριν μήνα

    "32 GB no less" lol

  93. Ned Merrill

    Ned MerrillΠριν μήνα

    Missing f4+ - what a goof!

  94. R2

    R2Πριν μήνα

    I need to show that usb stick king to my friends at the bar and the library

  95. observersum

    observersumΠριν μήνα


  96. Jaime Rodriguez Garcia

    Jaime Rodriguez GarciaΠριν μήνα

    I though you were not able to castle if a piece was aiming between the rook and the king like it was the case with the white bishop.

  97. ROI HAN

    ROI HANΠριν μήνα

    The king usb is the coolest christmast gift i ever see

  98. Sarath Kumar

    Sarath KumarΠριν μήνα

    Loving Dad n superr pen drive...👌👌

  99. Christopher Tamer

    Christopher TamerΠριν μήνα

    At 1:04, after Aronian captured on d5, why didn’t Magnus play queen to a4 which would check the king and attack the undefended b4 bishop. I don’t see if there a reason why that doesn’t capture Magnus the bishop without a problem. Am I missing something?

  100. Ali Hyder

    Ali HyderΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Binodi Defence

  101. Payton Kruse

    Payton KruseΠριν μήνα

    I would of known to put the queen in check with the pawn and take the rook lol

  102. Brian Wilson

    Brian WilsonΠριν μήνα

    The USB stick wins the match

  103. Samey90

    Samey90Πριν μήνα

    I have a similar USB stick, except mine is black.

  104. Rajsekhar Chetty

    Rajsekhar ChettyΠριν μήνα

    If you find an unexpectemd move,position,game,player or tournament , look for a more unexpected move,position,game,player or tournament. I almost forgot to find an unexpected USB drive.

  105. Toreidbor

    ToreidborΠριν μήνα

    2:14 I guess the pawn move doesn't take away the square for the knight, because if pawn takes, then rook takes rook, check, takes other rook.

  106. Lazy Lazy LiFe

    Lazy Lazy LiFeΠριν μήνα

    hey #Agadmator why can't you fix the sounds before you start recording?👊 "sorry about that" seems another signature on this channel 😪

  107. matt spear

    matt spearΠριν μήνα

    Great channel

  108. ꧁The Master꧂

    ꧁The Master꧂Πριν μήνα

    1:40 --> all confusion starts ... Smoke less weed you dumfook agad !!

  109. meat283

    meat283Πριν μήνα

    7:53 isnt the black rook hanging in the back row?

  110. Johnny Johnny

    Johnny JohnnyΠριν μήνα

    How did Magnus miss that hanging rook?

  111. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν μήνα

    Magnus needs to do some more tactics problems on lichess to see such moves as f4+

  112. Paul Deck

    Paul DeckΠριν μήνα

    Wherever you have a "completely new game" is always "basically where the game starts."