How To Train Your Dragon pt.2 || Kramnik vs Ivanchuk || Chess24 Legends of Chess (2020)

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Vladimir Kramnik vs Vasyl Ivanchuk
chess24 Legends of Chess (2020), 28.7.2020, GAME 2
Sicilian, dragon, Yugoslav attack, Rauser variation (B76)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 Nc6 8. Qd2 O-O 9. O-O-O d5 10. exd5 Nxd5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bd4 e5 13. Bc5 Be6 14. Ne4 Re8 15. h4 h6 16. g4 Qc7 17. g5 h5 18. Qe1 Nf4 19. Bd6 Qb6 20. Bc5 Qc7 21. c4 Bd5 22. Bd6 Qb6 23. Bc5 Qc7 24. Rh2 Bxe4 25. Bd6 Qc8 26. Qxe4 c5 27. b4 Bf8 28. bxc5 Qa6 29. Rb2 Qa3 30. Kb1 Bxd6 31. cxd6 Rab8 32. Rb7 Red8 33. c5 Qxc5 34. d7 Nd5 35. Qxd5 Qxd5 36. Rxd5 Rxb7+ 37. Kc2 Rdxd7 38. Rxe5 Rd4
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. Boris Diadus

    Boris DiadusΠριν 2 μήνες

    I wonder why not 38...Rbc7+? Anyway, awesome game from Ivanchuk

  2. Shagma Sharma

    Shagma SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    the dragon was long gone before the end !!!!!!

  3. PP1969GR

    PP1969GRΠριν 2 μήνες

    Kramnik, the toilet champion :-)))

  4. Antoine Tran

    Antoine TranΠριν 2 μήνες

    9:12 wasn't f5 a winning move as well ? Queen has to move but needs to protect the Rook on b7 which is impossible

  5. NorthShores

    NorthShoresΠριν 2 μήνες

    In his book, My 60 Memorable Games, Fischer said," White's attack almost plays itself...weak players even beat Grandmasters with it. I once thumbed through several issues of Shakhmatny Bulletin...and found the ratio was something like nine wins out of ten in White's favor. Will Black succeed in reinforcing the variation? Time will tell." Chapter 2, page 18.

  6. Walking Dead Now

    Walking Dead NowΠριν 2 μήνες

    Very interesting video ♥♥♥! As a current GRlifesr, I am contantly searching for creative ideas! Nice Job!

  7. I Solomon

    I SolomonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why’s Kramnik look like a blobfish

  8. Danix

    DanixΠριν 3 μήνες

    From now on i'll call him "VASYL"... a video later: calls him Vassyl 54 times

  9. Wewlius Evola

    Wewlius EvolaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Got excited and thought I'd figured the puzzle out when you said Knight.. e6 must be a horrible move hah

  10. Luciano Fantuzzi

    Luciano FantuzziΠριν 3 μήνες

    I loved "Ivanchuk vs legends" arc. Now waiting for "Ivanchuk and queen of death"



    "Its not an issue for white or maybe it is"... Lol. 7:58

  12. Emil Danielsen

    Emil DanielsenΠριν 3 μήνες

    Whenever I see a royal for I think of it as a "fork you".


    VINCENTΠριν 3 μήνες

    Chucky’s revenge!!!

  14. King Genti !! The Illyrian !!

    King Genti !! The Illyrian !!Πριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk one of the best chess players!!! 👍👍👍

  15. H Nalike

    H NalikeΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great chuk shines again.

  16. Bhuvana Anand

    Bhuvana AnandΠριν 3 μήνες

    You still pronounce it as Vassily😜

  17. Daniel Yu

    Daniel YuΠριν 3 μήνες

    I can’t believe that Ivanchuk won with the Sicilian Dragon

  18. Kalyan Reddy

    Kalyan ReddyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why nakamura is not playing this tournament

  19. SenorQuichotte

    SenorQuichotteΠριν 3 μήνες

    Yeah Planet Chuky taking down Big Vlad in style.

  20. Abrar Ul Haq Shaik

    Abrar Ul Haq ShaikΠριν 3 μήνες

    I guess white lost at 1:30, with that captures captures.. isn't it?

  21. Dejan Ristic

    Dejan RisticΠριν 3 μήνες

    Good old chess school ! Fantastic feeling.

  22. Reckon M

    Reckon MΠριν 3 μήνες

    I feel sad for the white light square bishop

  23. Abe Kenney

    Abe KenneyΠριν 3 μήνες

    I almost want to hear what the longest “now we have a new move” is? Like what is the most played game as well? Two different questions.

  24. Imperator Hanif

    Imperator HanifΠριν 3 μήνες

    Now that I noticed, in the past, Agad usually said, "congratulations, you are an excellent .... " but now it's mostly "congratulations on spotting .... "

  25. Denzel Galapon [FrosslassYT]

    Denzel Galapon [FrosslassYT]Πριν 3 μήνες

    The move with the knight back on 9:08 is called "Novonty Trick" where it means you interrupt the harmony of the crossfire of your enemy pieces by putting your own pieces on a critical square, even if it means losing it.

  26. Rafael Baldasso

    Rafael BaldassoΠριν 3 μήνες

    #Suggestion LEMMING DEFENSE! Alexandr Fier x Robert Hungaski!

  27. Sebin Mathew

    Sebin MathewΠριν 3 μήνες

    What did the bishop capture on f8 ? space ?

  28. K B

    K BΠριν 3 μήνες

    Great game 🙂👍🏾

  29. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hey Agadmatori, it's not VASILI.

  30. pineapplesareyummy

    pineapplesareyummyΠριν 3 μήνες

    Didn't you have Ding and Anand switched around? Ding beat Anand today so he should be on 6 and Anand on 3.

  31. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 3 μήνες

    After years of watching @agadmator, I've come to realize that he does have a sense of humour. It's just very dry, more dry than Sahara sand.

  32. zebra3stripes

    zebra3stripesΠριν 3 μήνες

    If you don't train your dragon properly the first time, there will be no sequel.

  33. kaldrazidrim

    kaldrazidrimΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding losing due to connection issues is tragic. This is his livelihood. Come on China, get this man some broadband!

  34. tubeitorloseit

    tubeitorloseitΠριν 3 μήνες

    I found a different move to Vasyl. What about the move queen to C7?

  35. Rafat Rasul

    Rafat RasulΠριν 3 μήνες

    Strong arrow game.

  36. Bruise

    BruiseΠριν 3 μήνες

    You keep saying "Vasyli" not "Vasyl" again!

  37. g412bb

    g412bbΠριν 3 μήνες

    *crosses fingers* that Chucky still is able to get to the semi's.

  38. Vicci Etudaye

    Vicci EtudayeΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:40 what did the bishop capture on f8?

  39. Petar Todorov Todorov

    Petar Todorov TodorovΠριν 3 μήνες

    WTF is wrong with Ding Liren ?!?!?! What happened to him?

  40. Michal Angelo Dolinaj

    Michal Angelo DolinajΠριν 3 μήνες

    What is the thumbnail in chess???

  41. Dafsio

    DafsioΠριν 3 μήνες

    Shouldn't you be calling him Vasyl not Vasiliy? On one of the previous videos you explained that his name should be pronounced Vasyl and that from nów on you will be referring to him as Such :-)

  42. Apostolis Vretopoulos

    Apostolis VretopoulosΠριν 3 μήνες

    Chukky our hero !!

  43. Konark Basu

    Konark BasuΠριν 3 μήνες

    as of 6:42, Vasyl has captured an invisible piece

  44. Potter's got Guns

    Potter's got GunsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can you do a StockfishNNUE game

  45. يونس عمر

    يونس عمرΠριν 3 μήνες

    My favorite chess player ever is chucky

  46. Svetozar Delchev

    Svetozar DelchevΠριν 3 μήνες

    I like how you gave Ivanchuk the respect of pronouncing his name properly for one video, and then you stopped doing it completely for every other video.

  47. Ujjawal Bhalla

    Ujjawal BhallaΠριν 3 μήνες

    I love you dragon but i love Najdorf even more😆💝

  48. cygnustsp

    cygnustspΠριν 3 μήνες

    I found knight to d5 awesome

  49. Miss Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

    Miss Sunshine on a Cloudy DayΠριν 3 μήνες

    First time I paused the video and was able to find it, not here to just enjoy the show anymore

  50. Alexander Ramos

    Alexander RamosΠριν 3 μήνες

    I thought pushing c4 and then b4 looked a bit crazy.

  51. Назар Кухар

    Назар КухарΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vasyl, not Vassily !!!

  52. Jerry Chamness

    Jerry ChamnessΠριν 3 μήνες

    You changed his name to Vasyl, but as they say old habits die hard XD. You and me both still calling him Vassily my friend

  53. Eduard Andrei Boros

    Eduard Andrei BorosΠριν 3 μήνες

    Seems that you have forgotten pretty fast the Vassily-Vasyl thing! 🙂😉

  54. Dalibor Staletovic

    Dalibor StaletovicΠριν 3 μήνες

    When he said to pause i saw the move Qg1, can anyone tell me if that works or dosnt work

  55. tubeitorloseit

    tubeitorloseitΠριν 3 μήνες

    @Dalibor Staletovic true maybe White queen to C6?

  56. Dalibor Staletovic

    Dalibor StaletovicΠριν 3 μήνες

    @tubeitorloseit after Black Qg1 White cant go qc4 cose he Will lose the rook

  57. tubeitorloseit

    tubeitorloseitΠριν 3 μήνες

    Nah it's a bad move doesn't achieve anything an white queen can go C4

  58. Chris I

    Chris IΠριν 3 μήνες

    The “pause the video” move (don’t want to give the notation and spoil it for anyone who hasn’t watched yet) is outta this world! That would be an impressive find in a classical game-but in a rapid game, that’s simply a brilliancy by Ivanchuk.

  59. Michael Newman

    Michael NewmanΠριν 3 μήνες

    I like how in these games it usually seems so even and everyones fine but one innacurate move and everything falls apart

  60. mohammad amin sarabi

    mohammad amin sarabiΠριν 3 μήνες

    Retired players have better performance than ding liren

  61. Rahul Srivastava

    Rahul SrivastavaΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:36 Bishop Captures : Ghost Protocol

  62. Cheng Zhou

    Cheng ZhouΠριν 3 μήνες

    Wish I could’ve seen Ivanchuk vs. Nezhmetdinov

  63. TalEl59

    TalEl59Πριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is officially the W.C. hunter. What a player!!

  64. Bookmaster

    BookmasterΠριν 3 μήνες

    Vasil not Vasily

  65. Gilles Genete

    Gilles GeneteΠριν 3 μήνες

    Hello, can someone explain me what a thumbnail position is ? Thank you.

  66. InfernalLegion84

    InfernalLegion84Πριν 3 μήνες

    Yay for the win with sicilian dragon, my fav with black \o/

  67. Fred_1898 -

    Fred_1898 -Πριν 3 μήνες

    And it was in this position that I delivered the 3333th like of this video.

  68. JousLoLMale

    JousLoLMaleΠριν 3 μήνες

    "Sorry about that" after 4,5 minutes got me lost.

  69. Chris Hauser

    Chris HauserΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding is losing games because of connection issues??? Damn, that's horrible. 😟

  70. Dimaratos Georgiadis

    Dimaratos GeorgiadisΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is a monster

  71. BEAMDI

    BEAMDIΠριν 3 μήνες

    Heyho, could someone explain to me why Knight from E4 to F6 is not a possibility at 4:37? You would pretty much force black to give up the dark square bishop unless he wants to trade a rock for a knight. Thanks in advanced :)

  72. Kyle Castro

    Kyle CastroΠριν 3 μήνες

    Happy 1760'th Video xDDD

  73. Alec Reynolds

    Alec ReynoldsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Slick haircut brotha!

  74. Sam Reeves

    Sam ReevesΠριν 3 μήνες

    GOOOOO CHUKY!!!!!!

  75. Rez B

    Rez BΠριν 3 μήνες


  76. Ak

    AkΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ivanchuk is old and still pulling making such amazing games. I'm sick of Ruy lopez

  77. Marjan Tebyani

    Marjan TebyaniΠριν 3 μήνες

    Chucky Chucky Chucky !!!


    FALCON FIREΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:40 "bishop captures on f8". Where is it?

  79. David Dagnaisser

    David DagnaisserΠριν 3 μήνες

    I was so pissed yesterday when I was watching the end of this game and those mofos changed to a boring carlsen game

  80. Egg Yolk

    Egg YolkΠριν 3 μήνες

    I only learnt the dragon Sicilian because it had a cool name, like c'mon if you were told to chose between "London system" or ''Sicilian Dragon" What will you pick?

  81. Aluminense

    AluminenseΠριν 3 μήνες

    One of the best matches I've seen

  82. Vishal PJ

    Vishal PJΠριν 3 μήνες

    I remember those days when I saw about dragon and said it as my favourite variation and .my coach destroyed in 15 moves in dragon with white lol

  83. Salsa Masta

    Salsa MastaΠριν 3 μήνες

    We don't watch some 3D chess matches, We want 5D chess with multiverse time travel matches.

  84. Denist Metaj

    Denist MetajΠριν 3 μήνες

    Why I'm addicted to insta click/open only Carlsen vids 😂 I opened this video only to left this comment 😅

  85. Damo Hanson

    Damo HansonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Chucky rules!

  86. Tony Love

    Tony LoveΠριν 3 μήνες

    For me, Bobby greatest of all time, so closely followed by Gazza. Then Capa and Alekhine. The thing is I can almost see their moves coming. But Tal and Chukkie just blow my mind. Magnus No 5.

  87. Era Aion

    Era AionΠριν 3 μήνες

    The 3rd hokage vs chucky the clown, you can only be hokage for so long, but Chucky is immortal.

  88. RFmath

    RFmathΠριν 3 μήνες

    The Real Chucky is scarier than the one in the movies

  89. Daniel Galvão

    Daniel GalvãoΠριν 3 μήνες


  90. gishena

    gishenaΠριν 3 μήνες

    Damn right Ivanchuk! I really hope you keep crushing, make it to the knockout phase and win the tournament!

  91. manjot chauhan

    manjot chauhanΠριν 3 μήνες

    #suggestions Ding liren vs anish giri game 2. Literal blunder after blunder

  92. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 3 μήνες


  93. Screeperz

    ScreeperzΠριν 3 μήνες

    I hope you cover carlsen vs nepo match #1 7/28/20 carlsen threw the match. An amateur could have played it better.

  94. Mr doodie

    Mr doodieΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:40 '' he plays bishop capture on f8''


    iHAVEAQWERTYΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:42 best capture of the game

  96. Tore5 Chess

    Tore5 ChessΠριν 3 μήνες

    6:41 Bishop captures on F8!!! The bishop captured an invisible piece! Wow! Chess is amazing!

  97. Ant Sprint

    Ant SprintΠριν 3 μήνες

    Amazing capture! :)

  98. YS S

    YS SΠριν 3 μήνες

    Ding should change his ISP. He was having connection problems in the previous tournament too.

  99. PMP PMO, Project Coordinator

    PMP PMO, Project CoordinatorΠριν 3 μήνες

    How can I believe that vasily didn't ever won the world title

  100. Rachel Hawkins

    Rachel HawkinsΠριν 3 μήνες

    Can you please analyze your 4 player chess games with Levy, Hikaru, and Eric? That would be epic.

  101. Myrddin Bach

    Myrddin BachΠριν 3 μήνες

    What do you all think of this 5D chess game?

  102. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν 3 μήνες

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:03 12:10 Legends of Chess Tournament 0:18 Dive straight into it 0:23 Very very long theoretical struggle, but when is it that it's not? 0:33 1:21 Striking in the centre 1:23 Fulfilling the dream of the Sicilian player 2:41 Capture capture 4:40 Completely new game 4:47 Sorry about that 7:57 Not an issue, or maybe it is 8:06 Double attack 8:48 Completely busted 8:52 Position from the thumbnail 8:57 Give you a couple of seconds 9:10 Enjoy the show 9:14 A beautiful move, a brilliant move 9:25 Monster royal fork 10:35 It was in this position 11:07 Standings

  103. OutsideSunStar

    OutsideSunStarΠριν 3 μήνες

    How did you miss 6:40 Bishop "captures" on f8????????

  104. Troy Theriot

    Troy TheriotΠριν 3 μήνες

    Krammik could have played Rd5 to free light square bishop

  105. Gunner Johnson

    Gunner JohnsonΠριν 3 μήνες

    Good stuff! Thx man!