Chess Rule #1 - NEVER PLAY f6!

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This is the story of the birth of modern chess - when the possibilities of chess as an art, a science and a sport all converged.
The point of convergence was a young boy from Louisiana named Paul Morphy. At a time when America was seen as a backwoods nation with little cultural history and even less intellectual impetus, at a time when chess was considered the exclusive property of a few European countries, at a time when the game was played successfully by a handful of men wizened by years, Paul Morphy, in the brief span of 19 months and with seemingly little effort, defeated conclusively every player he met.
While today few non chess players even know his name, he was one of the most famous celebrities of his time and within the hallowed halls of the chess playing community he is considered by some as the greatest chess player of all time.
But this diminutive, unassuming boy rose to fame almost out of nowhere and once he secured his place in history, he retired back into that hazy unknown, shunning the public eye, never again to play serious chess. Not only was he one of great practitioners of the game, but also one of it's greatest enigmas. He's been given the sobriquet, The Pride and Sorrow of Chess.
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Paul Morphy vs Henry Edward Bird
Casual Game (1858), London ENG, Aug-??
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. d4 ed4 7. cd4 Bb6 8. O-O d6 9. d5 Na5 10. e5 Nc4 11. Qa4 Bd7 12. Qc4 de5 13. Ne5 Qf6 14. Nd7 Kd7 15. Qg4 Ke8 16. Bg5 Qg6 17. Nc3 Nf6 18. Rae1 Kf8 19. Qb4 Kg8 20. Bf6 Qf6 21. Ne4 Qg6 22. Kh1 h5 23. f4 h4 24. f5 Qh5 25. Rf4 f6 26. Nf6 gf6 27. Rg4 Qg4 28. Qg4 Kf8 29. Re6 Rh6 30. Qf4 Kg7 31. Re7
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Paul Morphy: Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson
The Genius Of Paul Morphy by Chris Ward
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  1. Wan Liew

    Wan LiewΠριν 2 ημέρες

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  2. Salvador Gady

    Salvador GadyΠριν 4 ημέρες

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  3. Alfie Collins

    Alfie CollinsΠριν 9 ημέρες

    No one else thinks that Bird looks quite like Ben Finegold?

  4. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Morphy is the original "Beast". Bird decides to give up the queen. And puts himself in the toaster.

  5. Dabba

    DabbaΠριν 22 ημέρες

    How does pawn get captured on c5 if it’s protected by bishop on b6 and that’s protected by pawn a7

  6. nilsen93

    nilsen93Πριν 24 ημέρες

    How doesn't the pawn to c6 work at 6:20? Was the white pawn misplaced or something?


    GAURAV MISRAΠριν 26 ημέρες

    "Morphy plays what Morphy wants" -Agadmator

  8. Alexander Hall

    Alexander HallΠριν 28 ημέρες

    When is f6 ever a good idea?

  9. PP1969GR

    PP1969GRΠριν μήνα

    1:28-1:48 :-D

  10. Ziv Irich

    Ziv IrichΠριν μήνα

    Never play f6 unless you're a mad man like Thomas Willson Barnes

  11. Maurixio

    MaurixioΠριν μήνα

    Every video begins with a "sorry about that" then he reaches under, but I don't what he's apologizing for.

  12. Dmitri Shostakovich

    Dmitri ShostakovichΠριν μήνα

    "Morphy plays whatever Morphy wants." I'm using that

  13. Nordicc ccer

    Nordicc ccerΠριν μήνα

    I think it is criminal not to give you like for the Evans gambit troll :D I love Evans gambit

  14. Kurt More

    Kurt MoreΠριν μήνα

    I like to imagine every time he says "sorry bout that" he's scratching his balls

  15. Martin Ramm

    Martin RammΠριν μήνα

    6:18 wtf? What was that????

  16. Ahmed Masud

    Ahmed MasudΠριν μήνα

    This was so click baity 😉🤣🤣 I've seen this 4 times and it's still move 6..

  17. Carlos Prada

    Carlos PradaΠριν μήνα

    can somebody explain 6:17???

  18. Mark Wallace

    Mark WallaceΠριν μήνα

    I am just dying to start one of my recurring work meetings with “Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Good Stuff.” Might do it someday.

  19. Mark Wallace

    Mark WallaceΠριν μήνα

    “We have a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s check it out.” Honestly the possibilities are endless.

  20. Terry Cline

    Terry ClineΠριν μήνα

    I need a "Sorry about that" t-shirt, And Antonio needs to be leaning slightly forward, arm under the table.

  21. Gersi Xhuti

    Gersi XhutiΠριν μήνα


  22. crucci

    crucciΠριν μήνα

    What kind of Bird? A bearded tit.

  23. Chris Dallaire

    Chris DallaireΠριν μήνα

    "The engine says h3 is the best move, but Morphy doesn't care - Morphy plays whatever he wants" - hahaha.

  24. Aidan Wotherspoon

    Aidan WotherspoonΠριν μήνα

    How come the white pawn could capture the C5 pawn?

  25. Mika Maldonado

    Mika MaldonadoΠριν μήνα

    6:17 how did the pawn on d5 capture pawn on c5?

  26. free2trudge

    free2trudgeΠριν μήνα

    The more I watch the Morphy saga, the more I come to believe that Morphy instinctively played in much the way AlpaZero has evolved to play. Favoring mobility and activity to material.

  27. Mayank Bhaisora

    Mayank BhaisoraΠριν μήνα

    Morphy plays whatever Morphy wants

  28. Homo Sapiens

    Homo SapiensΠριν μήνα

    The beautiful thing is that chess players don’t invent gambits and moves, they discover them. They’ve always been accessible, but it takes a mind to appreciate the beauty

  29. ralfeg7

    ralfeg7Πριν μήνα

    So many good videos. Thank you for analyzing all these games!

  30. Manav Shah

    Manav ShahΠριν μήνα

    what's en passant kinda new here

  31. Val Miličević

    Val MiličevićΠριν μήνα

    #saga Rubenstein saga

  32. Rho Cassiopeiae

    Rho CassiopeiaeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Mikhail Zhvanetsky RIP.

  33. Peter Cohen

    Peter CohenΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'd really like to know if Bird used his Bird Opening in the game where he defeated Morphy.

  34. Anurag Deodhar

    Anurag DeodharΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can anyone help me get the continuation after Qxa1, Re1+ and knight blocking with Ne7.

  35. Chris Goldthorpe

    Chris GoldthorpeΠριν 2 μήνες

    See the game Geller-Euwe from the 1951 World Tournament! Leipzig brilliant defense!

  36. Keith Grenier

    Keith GrenierΠριν 2 μήνες

    It's amazing how your English has improved since 2018. A lot more smoother

  37. christopher welsh

    christopher welshΠριν 2 μήνες

    ...congratulations on punishing this f6 insolence idea. I'm no chess player, but this is pure GOLD

  38. Dan winters

    Dan wintersΠριν 2 μήνες

    I never understand why these ppl get into these very sharp games with morphy

  39. Alexander Harvey Conrad

    Alexander Harvey ConradΠριν 2 μήνες

    Finegold approves.👍

  40. Doug InOrlando

    Doug InOrlandoΠριν 2 μήνες

    What I like the most is how you explain the logic behind the possible moves. Fantastic videos

  41. Savage Force

    Savage ForceΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Morphy doesn't care, morphy plays what morphy wants." -Agadmator 2020

  42. Frances Seward

    Frances SewardΠριν 2 μήνες

    So after f6, knight captures, pawn captures and then check with rook to g4.... Does black take the rook instead of block the check by moving queen to g5?

  43. Frances Seward

    Frances SewardΠριν 2 μήνες

    *why does?

  44. jonas

    jonasΠριν 2 μήνες

    What hapend 6:18

  45. Reverse

    ReverseΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion Can you analyse the game between anish giri and hikaru during the live stream where hikaru sacrificed the queen for content but anish premoved and missed the queen. The game was really interesting and funny. :D

  46. Vincent Adulfo

    Vincent AdulfoΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:12 Knight captures on d5 and King captures on d5 is wrong 😂

  47. Fred IV

    Fred IVΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy ignored the engine line?

  48. Bleo

    BleoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Watching throughout the video gives me the anxiety that Morphy didn't actually play the Evan's gambit

  49. Ryan Flanagan

    Ryan FlanaganΠριν 2 μήνες

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  50. Juts Crowned

    Juts CrownedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Every match I've seen Paul Morphy evan's gambit he wins... well every match I see Paul he usually wins lol

  51. Thomas

    ThomasΠριν 2 μήνες

    Roller coaster of emotions before the two minute mark

  52. Hamza ostouri

    Hamza ostouriΠριν 2 μήνες

    this man always sorry about that lool are you acting

  53. Juston Gilmore

    Juston GilmoreΠριν 2 μήνες

    Just follow the game, you get to side track of what you could do. Just tell us what happened.

  54. Yashesh Bhansali

    Yashesh BhansaliΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy plays what Morphy wants 👑

  55. Joanna Thompson

    Joanna ThompsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Never play f6" - an infamous quote by Ben Finegold.

  56. AquaticSkipper

    AquaticSkipperΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ben finegold would be proud

  57. A A

    A AΠριν 2 μήνες

    What is en passant? Is that an actual move you can do?

  58. Speedy Cyclone

    Speedy CycloneΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nope dislike.... In my book f3 and f6 are the most important moves.... I wont say why cause I don't want to share my secret

  59. Michalis Kokkinos

    Michalis KokkinosΠριν 2 μήνες

    gm Finegold likes this video

  60. Pezzonovante

    PezzonovanteΠριν 2 μήνες

    Oh man, he really took the f6 bait 😲

  61. hardik jain

    hardik jainΠριν 2 μήνες

    He plays Schrödinger's Gambit...

  62. S Sundaresan

    S SundaresanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Bird really looks like a bird of some sort

  63. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    And once again Morphy flips Staunton the Bird!

  64. Claudio Van Der Mac

    Claudio Van Der MacΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ben Finegold!

  65. RapedByRepublicansII

    RapedByRepublicansIIΠριν 2 μήνες

    I play kings Gambit every time I want to trade Bishop's at the soon as possible opportunity

  66. sheza cuber

    sheza cuberΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dutch players: what about f5?

  67. Dan de Castro

    Dan de CastroΠριν 2 μήνες

    Staunton was an asshole :) After all, he is THE reason chess clocks were invented.

  68. Imode Killz

    Imode KillzΠριν 2 μήνες

    I actually found the move like wtf🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

  69. Michael Janapin

    Michael JanapinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Re7! The pig reigns. LoL.

  70. Massimo Russo

    Massimo RussoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy is Tal from another century

  71. Luke Kennedy King

    Luke Kennedy KingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Damn shame that Cr1tikal was such an asshole to Ben Finegold when he slated him in that video, attempting to be some new proponent for chess while insulting a man who has hundreds of lectures in the game for free online. He had no context to Finegolds sense of humour at all.

  72. Peter S

    Peter SΠριν 2 μήνες

    Reaches down and to his right, and says “sorry about that”.

  73. James Vail

    James VailΠριν 2 μήνες

    Me at 1:28 - "YES!!!" Me at 1:35 - "Aww..." Me at 1:41 - "YES!!!"

  74. Bruno Cocchietto

    Bruno CocchiettoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Writing on the chess board is not very professional.When all this started?So now you cannot see all the pieces.

  75. Soto Span

    Soto SpanΠριν 2 μήνες

    If I was Staunton I would be so intimidated at this point.

  76. Chandler Bing

    Chandler BingΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is it just me or has the interface become a little smoother

  77. Richard Feynman

    Richard FeynmanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hmmm... I really should try this Any move in one of my games. But before I try this I still have to find the Any Key on my Keyboard...

  78. superman5742

    superman5742Πριν 2 μήνες

    The E word! 😂😂

  79. Rishabh Mohnot

    Rishabh MohnotΠριν 2 μήνες

    And it was in this position on Move 1 that Mr. Barnes resigned the game after playing 1f6 :)

  80. John Kiele

    John KieleΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why does he always do the "sorry bout that reaching to the floor thing" in the beginning of almost ALL of his video's????

  81. Joe DidIt

    Joe DidItΠριν 2 μήνες

    agadmator even memed the evans gambit meme itself this time evanception what a great guy

  82. Improve Your Chess

    Improve Your ChessΠριν 2 μήνες

  83. Alex Ngo

    Alex NgoΠριν 2 μήνες

    I like how the black bishop stayed in the same place for like 25 moves

  84. Sherif Ehab

    Sherif EhabΠριν 2 μήνες

    OOOH the roller coaster of emotions wasn't sure if he was joking or not then I realized he wasn't got so excited EVAN'S GAMBIIIIIT

  85. Pothi Kalimuthu

    Pothi KalimuthuΠριν 2 μήνες

    Probably, it was already answered, but I never saw that answer earlier. Anyway, why do we have stars against certain donors?

  86. miningdust mcgameplay

    miningdust mcgameplayΠριν 2 μήνες

    Chess Rule 1 :- Never Play Chess if Agadmator misses ' Hello everyone' and captures.


    GURU PRASAD BHATTAΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow very nice game

  88. shyam ramanathan

    shyam ramanathanΠριν 2 μήνες

    I found Rg4 instead of Nf6+ at 10.01 If Qf4/Kh7/any other random move, then Nf6 wins If Qh6, then Rg6 wins If Kf7, Nf6 wins(threatens mate on e7 and the queen)

  89. Angelo Yuson

    Angelo YusonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy is smurfing

  90. Abdulaziz Hawsah

    Abdulaziz HawsahΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can anyone solve this please ?

  91. Staś Wiśniewski

    Staś WiśniewskiΠριν 2 μήνες

    You should add goodstaff tag

  92. Luka Qiria

    Luka QiriaΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion yesterday Levon missed mate in 1 against Nepo. i dont remember which game it was, but something between 15-20 games

  93. William Hauser

    William HauserΠριν 2 μήνες

    Morphy: Plays whatever Morphy wants Engine: sounds of seizures

  94. Johnny Olson

    Johnny OlsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:12 QxR no good?

  95. username_copied

    username_copiedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can you analize this pls? Edit: Btw its 64 moves! 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h3 c6 5. Nc3 d6 6. d4 Bg7 7. g3 fxg3 8. Bxg5 Bf6 9. Bf4 Bh4 10. Bg2 Be7 11. Qe2 b5 12. e5 d5 13. Qd2 h5 14. h4 Nd7 15. Ne2 b4 16. Nxg3 Nf8 17. O-O-O a5 18. Ng5 Bg4 19. Rdf1 a4 20. Qf2 b3 21. a3 Qb6 22. Nxf7 Rh7 23. Ng5 Bxg5 24. Bxg5 Ne6 25. c3 Kd7 26. Nxh5 Rf8 27. Nf6+ Nxf6 28. Bxf6 Qb5 29. Qg3 Be2 30. Rf2 Qd3 31. Qxd3 Bxd3 32. Kd2 Bc2 33. Rhf1 Re8 34. Bh3 Kc7 35. Bxe6 Rxe6 36. Bg5 Re8 37. Rf7+ Rxf7 38. Rxf7+ Kb6 39. h5 Rg8 40. e6 Re8 41. e7 Kc7 42. Bh6 c5 43. dxc5 Kc6 44. Bg5 Kd7 45. Rf8 Rxe7 46. Bxe7 Kxe7 47. Ra8 Kf6 48. c6 Kg7 49. c7 Bf5 50. Rxa4 Bc8 51. Ra5 d4 52. cxd4 Bd7 53. Ra8 Bf5 54. c8=Q Bxc8 55. Rxc8 Kf6 56. a4 Kf5 57. a5 Kg5 58. a6 Kf5 59. a7 Kf6 60. a8=Q Kf5 61. Qc6 Kg4 62. Rg8+ Kf4 63. Qg6 Kf3 64. Qf5# 1-0

  96. Double Die

    Double DieΠριν 2 μήνες

    5:12 Why cant u capture the rook on A1?

  97. flamendless

    flamendlessΠριν 2 μήνες

    That double joke about Evan's Gambit! We blundered

  98. Shubham Srivastava

    Shubham SrivastavaΠριν 2 μήνες

    double bluff by Agad and I fell for it, well played!!!

  99. NaVi '

    NaVi 'Πριν 2 μήνες d

  100. hola amigos

    hola amigosΠριν 2 μήνες

    "I know your already allergic to F6" That sums up how I feel about it 🤣🤣

  101. Immanuel Lasker

    Immanuel LaskerΠριν 2 μήνες

    this time you got me laugh with the Evans gambit ear worm

  102. joystan rolan

    joystan rolanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please try to make videos of 10mins.