Magnus Carlsen Queen Sacrifice against Anish Giri | Meltwater CCT Finals (2021)

  • Publicado el 30 sep 2021
  • Carlsen, Magnus (2855) - Giri, Anish (2712)
    Scond Blitz Game, Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021
    [Event "Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals 2021"]
    [Date "2021.10.01"]
    [Round "06-05"]
    [White "Giri, Anish"]
    [Black "Carlsen, Magnus"]
    [Result "0-1"]
    [Variant "Chess960"]
    [SetUp "1"]
    [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w HAha - 0 1"]
    [WhiteElo "2712"]
    [BlackElo "2842"]
    [TimeControl "900+10"]
    1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 e6 4. O-O Nge7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Qb6 7. Be3 Nxd4 8.
    a4 Nxb5 9. Bxb6 axb6 10. Nd2 Nd6 11. e5 Ndf5 12. Ne4 Nc6 13. g4 Nh4 14. f4 h5
    15. h3 hxg4 16. hxg4 d5 17. exd6 Ra5 18. c4 f5 19. b4 Nxb4 20. d7+ Bxd7 21. Nd6+
    Bxd6 22. Qxd6 Nc6 23. Rad1 Bc8 24. g5 Ng6 25. Rf2 Kf7 26. Qc7+ Nce7 27. Rd8 Rxd8
    28. Qxd8 Rxa4 29. Qc7 e5 30. fxe5 Be6 31. Qxb7 Rxc4 32. Qxb6 Nxe5 33. Re2 Rc6
    34. Qe3 N5g6 35. Kh2 Bc4 36. Rb2 Re6 37. Qf3 Re4 38. Rb7 Be6 39. Kg1 Rg4+ 40.
    Kh2 Rxg5 41. Rb6 Bd5 42. Qe3 Rg2+ 43. Kh3 Rg4 44. Kh2 f4 45. Qd4 Rg5 46. Rd6 f3
    47. Rd7 Rf5 48. Qg4 Be6 49. Rd1 Ne5 50. Qh4 f2 51. Kg2 Bd5+ 52. Kf1 Bc4+ 53. Kg2
    f1=Q+ 0-1
    The 2021 Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals is a 10-player round-robin taking place from September 25 to October 4 on chess24, with World Champion Magnus Carlsen, World Cup winner Jan-Krzysztof Duda and Dutch no. 1 Anish Giri playing from a venue in Oslo. The players start with bonus points based on their performance over the $1.6 million tour so far and then play a match each day for a maximum of 3 points. The top scorer after 9 rounds wins $100,000 and is crowned the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour champion.
    Each match features four rapid games with a time control of 15 minutes for all moves plus a 10-second increment added each move. The winner gets 3 points and the loser 0. If tied 2:2, then a blitz playoff is played, with two games where the players have 5 minutes and a 3-second increment. If still tied they play a single Armageddon game, where White has 5 minutes to Black’s 4, but a draw counts as a win for Black. The winner after a playoff gets 2 points, the loser 1.

Comentarios • 2 031

  • Cameron Pulaski
    Cameron Pulaski Hace un año +6366

    Magnus is unreal at chess. The way he coordinates attacks/defense is out of this world.

    • 21Hz
      21Hz Hace 29 días


    • Not Lucas
      Not Lucas Hace un mes +1

      I mean, he’s no hans nieman but he’s okay

    • Scott O'Dell
      Scott O'Dell Hace 2 meses

      @Your Cousin Anish reigns because he is forced to take the new queen with his rook and Magnus would take that rook with a bishop who is protected.
      In other words Anish is down to 2 pieces and has no chance

    • Frederik Christiansen
      Frederik Christiansen Hace 3 meses

      @rahman maman c4 takes rook after defense there magnus has defended puts King in check and also King is checkmate

    • Pete C
      Pete C Hace 3 meses

      @Your Cousin Anish will have to take with his rook, and he will lose the rook bc magnus is protecting the bishop with the white rook. So magnus will have two knights, a bishop a rook and a pawn against one queen. It’s really impossible for anish to win

  • JediNxf7
    JediNxf7 Hace un año +4528

    imagine showing this game with all its piece coordination to a romantic era champion like Morphy or Anderssen, and then letting them know it was played at blitz controls. Magnus gives a masterclass at impossible speed

    • Misterzero Zero
      Misterzero Zero Hace 4 días

      @bait g

    • SolarSquare
      SolarSquare Hace 7 días

      @oiajwoa dgea if you ever drop below 2000, throw an egg on your comments

    • SolarSquare
      SolarSquare Hace 7 días

      @light man Yes I agree even with like 2 knights in endgame is drawn and bishop and bishop is also drawn.

    • DerZeppterdesAldi
      DerZeppterdesAldi Hace 17 días

      Romantic era lmao 🤣

    • Emmanuel
      Emmanuel Hace 19 días

      @Kokomiyah It is pretty obvious they would get crushed, currently GMs train with module, so they are not even using their own ideas most of the time. Old players did not have this advantage and it is completely game changing, most likely with the same tools, they would have been able to be in the top 100 easily.

  • David Cline
    David Cline Hace 8 meses +260

    I come back to watch this game periodically. Imo its the most beautiful game I've ever seen. Breaks nearly every rule that I am aware of in chess and still wins.

    • Neslet Chimaew
      Neslet Chimaew Hace 7 días

      Broke 2 rules: don't botez gambit and don't play a modified bongcloud opening

    • David Cline
      David Cline Hace 11 días

      @Chicken man Then you dont understand my point at all, insofar as there are "rules" to chess, and it sounds like you are disputing that there even are such things, then Magnus breaks quite a few of them here. Of course, at a high enough level, every rule for every discipline can be broken. But that is precisely the evidence of the greatness of the player who is breaking the rules; it doesn't indicate that for most people, those rules do not apply.

    • Chicken man
      Chicken man Hace 11 días

      @David Cline the bringing the queen out early is not a “rule” of chess, at all. This was well known theory, mainly this “rule” is mainly said by chess ESclipsrs who are advertising to newer players.

    • T Alex
      T Alex Hace 13 días +1

      @David Cline ​ I agree, also the development of his rooks clearly breaks the “rules”. Rook A5 to control the board horizontally? Are you serious? How often do you EVER see that? But here it’s used so effectively: the rook defends Magnus’ f pawn which forces Giri to overextend his pawn structure to threaten Magnus’ rook. After that, it’s all Magnus. Magnus gets that DISGUSTING structure of pawns, knights, a bishop, and a rook somehow all defending each other so beautifully. It really was a wonderful game.

    • Poply
      Poply Hace un mes +1

      @Uska Qais It would've guaranteed a mate after the promotion.

  • dm9910
    dm9910 Hace 10 meses +548

    One of the things that's so striking about Magnus on defense is how willing he is to play ugly moves when necessary to hold his position together, and somehow untangle later . For a short while it seemed like Giri was piling on the pressure and forcing some concessions and it was hard to see how Magnus would get coordinated. Yet a few moves later Giri's initiative had completely evaporated and his heavy pieces were unable to make a credible threat. And of course that's the quintessential Magnus style, but to see him pull it off against a 2700 in Blitz time control is something else.

    • dm9910
      dm9910 Hace 29 días

      @P41N No particular reason. Sometimes I call them Magnus/Anish, sometimes I call them Carlsen/Giri.

    • Emil Wall
      Emil Wall Hace 29 días

      @P41N I would assume it’s a cultural thing. Here in Scandinavia we tend to use first names regardless of how well we know someone, unless it’s a foreigner that might get offended.

    • P41N
      P41N Hace 29 días

      why is it that you use magnus carlsen's first name but Anish giri's last?

    • skr 420
      skr 420 Hace 2 meses +6

      @Matty Ice 5 minute timer, a short game. Blitz in german means lightning, the word is used in context as fast(Lightning fast).

    • Matty Ice
      Matty Ice Hace 5 meses

      What exactly is blitz? 5/5?

  • Liems
    Liems Hace 11 meses +680

    This game was so phenomenal the Queen's value got nerfed from 9 to 8.

    • Woosh Bait
      Woosh Bait Hace un mes +11

      @viscerallytruthful Oh please no, anything but sacroface

    • viscerallytruthful
      viscerallytruthful Hace un mes +16

      @Woosh Bait shush it or homie will sacroface you

    • Woosh Bait
      Woosh Bait Hace un mes +11

      @Jou t7 cringe

    • Jou t7
      Jou t7 Hace 6 meses +42

      This is why many players who early attack with the queen lose, because they dont get to attack the queen or eat anything valuable, while their queen gets all the time threathen and so they dont want to lose their queen, so keep moving it, while the other player just keeps developing his pieces to get big advantage, when the other player wasted so many turns with moving his queen around trying to attack and get through.

    • Jou t7
      Jou t7 Hace 6 meses +21

      The queen is the most valuable piece being abel to do most in the board, but when the queen is not abel to attack the king without getting sacrofaced herself. The queen becomes very wortheles piece in the chess game.

  • Adi Götz
    Adi Götz Hace un año +8574

    That game shows again... Magnus is not just a player. He's an artist. Beautiful game

    • Starogre
      Starogre Hace un mes

      Beautiful game, chess speaks for itself.

    • Randy McTavish
      Randy McTavish Hace 2 meses

      @svvay You didn't call anyone out LMAO

    • Randy McTavish
      Randy McTavish Hace 2 meses

      @svvay Lucky for me not everyone is in your level. 1800 ish right? The little voice inside your head: Damn it how did he know that?!? Ahahahahaha

    • Randy McTavish
      Randy McTavish Hace 2 meses

      @svvay I don't have anything to prove, I'm simply stating a fact. My peak rating is 2400s OTB. However it would be much higher if I committed all my energy to chess. I've beaten grandmasters and many IMs titled.

    • Randy McTavish
      Randy McTavish Hace 2 meses

      @svvay my peak rating on fide is 2400+

  • casokat
    casokat Hace un año +248

    When the players are leaning forward you can just feel their confidence. And then Giri sinks back into his chair. Solid game.

    • Ekkehard B.
      Ekkehard B. Hace 6 meses +5

      He sinks back into chair after Magnus sacrifices a pawn at 10:25

  • Tutur Tatwa
    Tutur Tatwa Hace 11 meses +105

    Perhaps this is the greatest game I've wacthed live in chess24 in my entire life. In this era, it's really hard to play like Michail Tal. But Magnus just gave us very entertining show there

  • wangoif
    wangoif Hace 6 meses +53

    What an amazing endgame, not a single misstep. Magnus makes it look effortless and inevitable, the unstoppable force of chess.

  • Steve Cheng
    Steve Cheng Hace 10 meses +58

    One of the best games I've ever seen. Impenetrable defense being played by Magnus in the later half.

  • Mr. S
    Mr. S Hace 10 meses +65

    Years from now magnus and his strategy will be deeply studied. He may even end up teaching the next world champion, just like how he was taught

    • Xplo
      Xplo Hace 5 meses +3

      Those who will get the chance to get mentored by Carlsen will become monsters

  • Paul Kerrigan
    Paul Kerrigan Hace 11 meses +30

    Incredible. Absolutely fantastic game. You can see Magnus’s creativity and flair going for something risky but entertaining. Bowled over by how clever this was.

  • Mojito skurt
    Mojito skurt Hace 5 meses +6

    This was defintiely one of the better games I have seen in a while. Queen sacrifices which are equal in material AREN'T bad but it's always a mental danger to do at such high level as 3 pieces can easier make a mistake than 1 piece. Yet, MC has the confidence (and ability of course) to do it at this level and hence why it looks so nice. Very well played! :p

  • Manu Biondo
    Manu Biondo Hace 2 meses +16

    I love this game, I'm mind blown by the fact that it breaks so many opening principles and yet two of them still stand: king safety and piece coordination. At the end of the day these two are the only thing that matter in chess. All the goats (Morphy, Tal, Fisher, Kasparov, Anand and Carlsen) know/knew that, it's incredible to watch

  • Curious Pug
    Curious Pug Hace un año +2753

    There's a GM, there's a super GM
    And there's magnus carlsen

  • Alexander
    Alexander Hace 5 meses +10

    One of my favorite Magnus games just because it showcases a different set of skills which he possesses but which are often unseen due to his prowess in other parts of the game

  • Noor Shaaban
    Noor Shaaban Hace un año +79

    You watch these guys play and you just feel they are on a different level. This guy Magnus, he is amazing.

    • A Aa
      A Aa Hace 11 meses +2

      Do you have any idea who this guy is ?

    • blade swords
      blade swords Hace 11 meses +1

      @OneDerscore One I guees so.

    • OneDerscore One
      OneDerscore One Hace un año +3

      Cause they are

    REYMI Hace 7 meses +12

    In this beautiful game we can use the quote: “A good defense is also a way to attack” , this man is out of this world.

    • Jou t7
      Jou t7 Hace 6 meses +2

      Yes this is why chess is so complicated game and its very hard to master chess, when it got so many angels to look at the game and so many ways to analize, when you dont exactly know always what your opponent will do. Your pieces can be very well connected to be also connected, when you do make an attack and so its complicated in chess where to find the best move in your position where ever piece are defending eachother.

  • July Magnus
    July Magnus Hace 5 meses +5

    Amazing. I know he's the greatest chess player in the world, a grandmaster, the highest rated player ever, the world chess champion etc. but it is always amazing watching Magnus play.

  • Gustav Mahler Jr
    Gustav Mahler Jr Hace un año +5174

    It seemed to me at the end that Magnus defensive moves also attacked and his attacking moves also defended. How did he do that? Way above my pay grade.

    • Asher Reich
      Asher Reich Hace 19 días

      @1waoh 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Willie Thomas
      Willie Thomas Hace 20 días

      It was elegant. The way he sacrifices pawns on b6 and e5 to activate the knight and bishop fully knowing he could gang up on pawn with extra minor pieces.
      Such grace and coordination between the pieces.

    • rv706
      rv706 Hace un mes

      "A symphony is a whole world"
      G. Mahler
      Well, this could be said of the chessboard as well. Especially for matches of this coordination and complexity!

    • Chess for Crush
      Chess for Crush Hace 3 meses

      support my channel frds 🥺🙏

    • buddhism785
      buddhism785 Hace 5 meses

      This is more a game on the mental level... Magnus sacrifices are faking weakness and bringing out the shark like nature of anish giri that moves in for the kill after sensing weakness... there was no weakness here but a fort of horses, knights and bishops with a king inside it.

  • Peter C
    Peter C Hace 9 días +2

    That fortress Magnus makes around his king to handle the end game against Queen & Rook is stunning. Magnus is in a league of his own.

  • C V
    C V Hace 6 meses +42

    6:22 That's an original chess puzzle right there.
    After so many years of documented chess, knowing that pro players can still ignore theory and just go for artistic chess, it's the reason why we are still here watching.

    • Kadiea
      Kadiea Hace un mes +1

      I dont think u know what the theory is or means lmao

    • Brayden Swinhart
      Brayden Swinhart Hace 6 meses +2

      It’s interesting to think of the journey of a piece in a game as beautiful as this. In that moment the rook had nowhere to go but backwards and that’s the rook that cleared all of Giri’s pawns forcing him to have only 3 pieces against Carlsen’s 7. Beautiful

  • Jon Mack
    Jon Mack Hace 7 meses +4

    Absolutely shocking watching the kings protection play out. Every piece, every possible situation accounted for. Chess can be so beautiful to watch

  • Rohan Dalvi
    Rohan Dalvi Hace un año +173

    No-one except magnus can sac his queen in the opening and still not called to be a blunder! 🔥🔥

    • Jou t7
      Jou t7 Hace 6 meses +1

      I think Magnus calculated it at that moment and so he decided to just go for it to have epic end game.

    • Humprey Fetalvero
      Humprey Fetalvero Hace 10 meses +7

      That white was the one who made a blunder, who chose a queen for 3 pieces lol

    • Sylvester Uchia
      Sylvester Uchia Hace 10 meses +1

      He played the Botez Gambit well.

    • blade swords
      blade swords Hace 11 meses +2

      Because he sure to win the game!

  • Xue Yufeng
    Xue Yufeng Hace un año +2174

    Damn. Even though the engine says sacrificing the queen is losing, he still managed to pull out a win.

    • Twisted Operator
      Twisted Operator Hace 21 un día

      Engine wasn't wrong. He just outplayed his opponent

    • Павел Жыгараў
      Павел Жыгараў Hace 28 días

      Engine doesn't approve, Magnus doesn't care

    • Jared Barriere
      Jared Barriere Hace un mes

      All the eval say is queen sac is losing to stockfish. Anish in blitz however is still in deep water. Clearly. Lol

    • James Landriau
      James Landriau Hace 2 meses

      @Dredd Scott a computer can calculate way further ahead than any person ever could

    • Mehmet Erciyas
      Mehmet Erciyas Hace 2 meses

      @Dredd Scott you think humans can calculate 26+ moves ahead, what the fuck is wrong with you? Hikaru said in a stream that he can see 5(FIVE) moves ahead when he is playing. It doesnt count when you play against players who are way weaker than you.

  • farooq Rasheed
    farooq Rasheed Hace 11 meses +8

    This was truly a mind-blowing game.
    Sacrificing Queen and still Carlson kept a psychological edge over Anish.
    Well played by both

    AionFX TRADING Hace 7 meses +21

    Magnus is a deadly player...Even if any of these new players of this generation beats him in a game or two he still not on their level cos no player of this generation would venture into such sacrifice against a strong player....He is the best and always will be..

    • AionFX TRADING
      AionFX TRADING Hace 2 meses

      @Frederik Christiansen nobody is better currently...Dude is attaining an FIDE rating of 2900+ which is his target you're saying otherwise....For now nobody is better

    • Frederik Christiansen
      Frederik Christiansen Hace 3 meses

      Theres always someone better but he is just so much more known and that he is already World champ keeps him on top so yes and no

  • Christopher Mendoza
    Christopher Mendoza Hace 8 meses +6

    Wow hands down one of the best chess games I have ever seen, I always love seeing the weaker pieces teaming up on the Queen

  • Steven Brodeur
    Steven Brodeur Hace 5 meses +13

    This is my all time favorite game, I always come back to it just to witness something i'll never be able to pull off.

    • Big_Darkside
      Big_Darkside Hace 5 meses

      I watched this many times as well! it's such beautiful art with the pieces, amazing coordination, truly a masterpiece of a game!

  • Clarence Bayer
    Clarence Bayer Hace un año +2860

    I never thought from the opening that I would watch one of the most one sided games I've ever seen. This is absurd.

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      Chess for Crush Hace 3 meses

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    • Jou t7
      Jou t7 Hace 6 meses

      Didnt think it was that one sided. Anish Giri of course is great indian chess player, but Magnus just was abel to put his pieces so that they defending the king so well, while same time being able to attack Anish Giri king.

    • Steen Andersen
      Steen Andersen Hace 8 meses

      @Mundo De Possibilidades Giri goes wrong already at move 11, moving his pawn to e5 and helping the bad knight on d6 to a better square. Problem seems that Giri couldn't adjust to playing with this material imbalance. Anyhow, it was a blitz game and that's the only reason we are seing this exchange of pieces by Magnus. 3 pieces for a queen is generally ok, but the black pieces are in a bad shape when they enter this.

    • Mundo De Possibilidades
      Mundo De Possibilidades Hace 9 meses

      @Claudio Gonzalez show me how will anish giri punish him? I wanna see u facts not only words. Are u a chess champion?

    • Claudio Gonzalez
      Claudio Gonzalez Hace 9 meses +1

      @Mundo De Possibilidades Actually it's not incredible, it's actually the opposite, it makes perfect sense. The sacrifice is not exactly sound, and ends up with a poor, uncoordinated position. In classical time control, he would surely lose to any top GM. But in blitz it's hard to find the right way to punish the position and wild sacrifices work much better than they should.

  • Snicklefritz79
    Snicklefritz79 Hace 11 meses +36

    I love playing chess and admire these guys. I can't even fathom how their mind is able to see that far ahead. It's nuts!

    • Yav Ivanov
      Yav Ivanov Hace 9 meses +2

      I guess by countless hours and years of repetitions and playing tournaments.
      Also high iq and a chess mind

  • PredsFan Myrtle Beach
    PredsFan Myrtle Beach Hace 4 meses +1

    A chess masterpiece which shows how far ahead Magnus is from other top GMs.

  • Arcree Hysteria
    Arcree Hysteria Hace un mes +1

    A year later, this game has had a great impact on me. Even tho it's only blitz it's the first game where I really saw the beauty of chess

  • Iker Sánchez
    Iker Sánchez Hace 7 meses +26

    I'm sad for all of those who will never percieve the beauty of chess to this extent

  • Ryandy Hartono
    Ryandy Hartono Hace un año +1462

    I have watched this game LIVE, the analysis twice from different channels, and the 4th time I watched this I still get goosebumps and immense excitement and pressure even though I'm not the player. Just shows how phenomenal this game truly is

    • sinethemba yantolo
      sinethemba yantolo Hace 6 meses

      I have watched this game more than three times too just not live but I am always blown Away. Magnus is a Genius.

    • Durooham
      Durooham Hace 6 meses

      @Michael Baker man..

    • Michael Baker
      Michael Baker Hace 6 meses

      @Durooham it's never quite had that effect on me, but it's definitely some incredible chess!

    • Durooham
      Durooham Hace 8 meses

      Mee too.. Still came to watch again

    • 愛月
      愛月 Hace un año +3

      I can 100% say your right

  • Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford Hace 8 meses +24

    Magus yes is a Genius at this. But the way you see the genius really shows in chess its beautiful. I understand why it's art.
    From start to finish. Some people are just so smart, it's hard to really know and see as a common human.
    "Talent hits a target no one else can hit, Genius hits a target no one else can see" - Arthur Schopenhauer

  • Bob Wood
    Bob Wood Hace 3 meses +2

    it does get taken for granted how good he is. people assume its more like code writing but this is mastery.

  • Earthe
    Earthe Hace un mes

    this has to go down as the greatest defensive moment in chess

  • Griffin Tubridy
    Griffin Tubridy Hace un mes +1

    That formation around the king was beautiful, even without the queen early on

  • Henry Liao
    Henry Liao Hace un mes +12

    The queen sacrifice speaks for itself.

  • Yahya Arguiouane
    Yahya Arguiouane Hace 19 días +1

    What an artistic ending.. the way the pieces were working together is just mind blowing.

  • Something Seems Off
    Something Seems Off Hace 8 meses +12

    Jeez that felt like a real battle at the end. I'm new to chess so this was awesome to watch!

  • Stephen Kitchen
    Stephen Kitchen Hace 9 meses +1

    Wow. Even in a blitz game, Magnus coordinated his pieces so perfectly that there was nothing white could do. Every piece was defended or double, triple defended all while having open lines to attack. I think this guy is pretty good.

  • Vlad Hangan
    Vlad Hangan Hace un año +69

    Behind letting the Queen go was a sacrifice of calm waters of relative safety in exchange for a courageous dive into an unknown abyss. And that's beautiful.

    • Anvy
      Anvy Hace 9 meses +2

      That's the hallmark of artists. Diving into the unknown, navigating unchartered waters and creating artwork for others to enjoy and marvel at.

    • blade swords
      blade swords Hace 11 meses

      Like found a good view.super extra ultra ordinary!

  • Kenneth McDonald
    Kenneth McDonald Hace 4 meses +1

    Wow. So exciting. Great game by Carlsen. Carlsen refreshes the games other players cannot reach.

  • Rubix Gaming
    Rubix Gaming Hace 10 meses +4

    Every single move by Magnus was defending and attacing at the same time. That's why he is more than a chess player he is an Artist as well

  • enigma 23
    enigma 23 Hace un año +3

    what a solid defence...white had no chance of breaking it..the king was protected so well

    BBOY ROXIN Hace 10 meses +2

    MANO, O MAGNUS É UM GÊNIO!!! Pqp!!! Que jogo

  • ǝɯɐuou
    ǝɯɐuou Hace un mes +4

    You don't need no queen when you're the king of chess.

  • Ryan
    Ryan Hace 2 meses +1

    This is imo some of the greatest chess I have ever seen. The way Magnus pulled the strings so that every piece can attack while also be there for each other like holy shit .. not to mention this is blitz

  • Just Jeepin' It Real
    Just Jeepin' It Real Hace 10 meses +6

    The way Magnus protected his King is otherworldly!!! 🌎 🚀

  • A T
    A T Hace un año +450

    Magnus developed a Phalanx with his King and all of his pieces. That was insane, I’ve never seen that done before.

    • HowlingWolf518
      HowlingWolf518 Hace un mes +1

      Nitpick: more like a tercio - pikes on all four sides, no possible way to flank it.

    • Josh Fulton
      Josh Fulton Hace un mes +1

      Check out some Tigran Petrosian games

    • buddhism785
      buddhism785 Hace 5 meses +5

      .Magnus sacrifices as part of faking weakness and bringing out the shark like nature of anish giri that moves in for the kill after sensing weakness... there was no weakness here but a fort of horses, knights and bishops with a king inside it.

    • djallday
      djallday Hace 5 meses +11

      Makes you realise that's what he had envisioned when sacrificing the queen in the first place.

    • Zephyr
      Zephyr Hace 7 meses +6

      What a great way to put it!

  • Ruhel Miah
    Ruhel Miah Hace un mes +2

    A fortress defending the king. The beauty of the defense, superb

  • OgSleep
    OgSleep Hace 4 meses +1

    Perfect placement in the endgame. Literally everything was protected like a fortress

  • Jacob Girling
    Jacob Girling Hace un año +84

    Magnus just went, ah I lose the queen but in 46 moves I will get it back no problem

  • Magnus Carlsen
    Magnus Carlsen Hace 2 meses +1

    Those pieces form Magnus showing us that no matter how strong or good your opponent are, three or more head can be better if there is teamwork and cooperation

  • music vids
    music vids Hace 9 meses +2

    That was one of the best queen sacrifices ive ever seen

  • That Montage Nerd
    That Montage Nerd Hace 8 meses

    That game looked incredibly fun! That was some wild play.

  • Clint Oruss
    Clint Oruss Hace 6 meses +1

    Magnus is a Savant. Total genius. Even guys that are 200 rating points below his are insanely good. He is a freak of nature

  • anon130
    anon130 Hace un año +22

    The immortal game of our times

  • Corvux IX
    Corvux IX Hace un año +911

    This is truly a work of art from Magnus. What a beautiful mind!

    • hamood habibi
      hamood habibi Hace 2 meses

      @Space and Time shut up nerd

    • Space and Time
      Space and Time  Hace 2 meses

      @Flavio yea well, wrong usage. A high and almost holy name such as "art", "philosophy", "religion" and "science" should never and ever be made fallen to the level of chess, even as metaphors.

    • Flavio
      Flavio Hace 2 meses +1

      @Space and Time It's just an expression. Since art is one of the most beautiful things humans have ever invented, it's another way to call something beautiful.

    • Space and Time
      Space and Time  Hace 6 meses

      chess is never an art

    • Sylvester Uchia
      Sylvester Uchia Hace 10 meses +1

      Wonderful Botez Gambit.

  • bill Bachtis
    bill Bachtis Hace un año +55

    I started playing chess some months ago and watched quite some videos, if there is one thing i learned by these videos, it's that when magnus sacrifices his Queen you have already lost, you just haven't realized it yet.

    • Denzel Destiny
      Denzel Destiny Hace 8 meses +8

      No if you play against Magnus you already lost, you just haven't realised it yet.

    • blade swords
      blade swords Hace 11 meses

      Best of the best bill!

    • enigma 23
      enigma 23 Hace un año +1

      because he has already predicted all his and your moves...😂

    ODIETE JOSEPH Hace 5 meses +2

    This has gat to be the most beautiful game for carlsen I have watched. Wow. Loved the coordination from all carlsen pieces

  • Sanket varshney
    Sanket varshney Hace 11 meses +2

    one of the best game !! How perfectly he has gaurded his king !!!

  • Akinmusire Itunu
    Akinmusire Itunu Hace 11 meses +8

    I sometimes keep watching this game it's just extremely fun 😊

  • L. Dawnwalker
    L. Dawnwalker Hace un año +356

    That defend is just pure beauty. Truly a craft from the master!

    • Ricky Smith
      Ricky Smith Hace un mes

      @Soham Sanyal yall to be more down to earth and not acting like a second mona lisa has just been painted. its so soy

    • Soham Sanyal
      Soham Sanyal Hace un mes +1

      @Ricky Smith because we're fans of chess? What were you expecting?

    • Astro g
      Astro g Hace 2 meses

      @Ricky Smith Do you play chess? If not STFU.

    • Ricky Smith
      Ricky Smith Hace 2 meses

      Y'all treat chess like some godly shit 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Rey X
    Rey X Hace un mes

    This is amazing to watch this game i saw It many times. Magnus created a new defense to save a game and win " the defense of the three musketeers" . This can only be done by the world champion the number one Magnus Carlsen ♟️🇧🇻👑.

  • Giant Noodle
    Giant Noodle Hace 4 días

    This is really my favorite game, I've already watched it more than 10x.

  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis Hace 3 meses

    Magnus: sees an impossible line and sacrifices his queen
    Jovanka: that’s the exact move I was thinking of

  • brock b
    brock b Hace 11 meses +18

    9:03 (confident as hell) “he’s gonna move one of his rooks…. Not sure which one but he’s gonna move one of his rooks… oh he moved his king”

  • Arexis Ghastly
    Arexis Ghastly Hace un año +539

    The way his pieces attack and defend is amazing. I've never seen something like this before. This man is the greatest chess player of all time by a pretty good margin if you ask me.

    • DonkBonkTJ
      DonkBonkTJ Hace 2 meses

      @Chocolate Milk Level of play is what matters the most, not amount of titles imo.

    • DonkBonkTJ
      DonkBonkTJ Hace 2 meses

      @Achyuth Thouta Half of the world champions played better chess than him? Don't make me laugh. You realize he was 125 elo higher than n.2 against the soviet right? Biggest elo margin ever. He may be the best chess player, even if he didn't defend his title.

    • GENOX
      GENOX Hace 2 meses

      Bobby Fischer

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      Chess for Crush Hace 3 meses

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    • Space and Time
      Space and Time  Hace 6 meses +1

      @nathan hosea Mikhail Tal won against Fischer more than Fİscher won against Tal

  • Jacob Galvan
    Jacob Galvan Hace 10 meses

    Experience X10 Never would think losing my Queen to still be confident to win would be a option until I saw this match ❤️

  • Nate River
    Nate River Hace 10 meses +1

    Magnus ability to protect his pieces is fenomenal.

  • Willie Thomas
    Willie Thomas Hace 21 un día

    I love that Queen sac. Although it's not really a true sacrifice the material exchange is even. I love the three pieces and how well he coordinated those pieces. He made music with those pieces!!
    What truly made this beautiful was how Magnus sacked the pawns on b6 and e5 to open up the position better with for knight and bishop fully understanding he could gang up on the weak white pawns with all those minor pieces. Just beautiful to see!
    At 7:28 Bc8 locked out all white major pieces.
    Elegant play!!

  • M St
    M St Hace 5 días

    Absolutely unbelievable game. One of the all time greats.

  • SirDavidPaladin
    SirDavidPaladin Hace un año +230

    That body cage around the king is just brilliant!

    • Ricky Smith
      Ricky Smith Hace un mes

      @yes no lose argument=that's a troll omgjduegdhcudbwbdifbdhs!!!1!!11!!!111!

    • yes no
      yes no Hace un mes +8

      Probably just a troll, their leaps of logic are so far apart they might as well have went to the moon.

    • Ricky Smith
      Ricky Smith Hace un mes

      @Tywi Liang many times, you are just blind to the truth

    • Ricky Smith
      Ricky Smith Hace un mes

      @yes no stockfish

    • Tywi Liang
      Tywi Liang Hace un mes +4

      "Pretty sure multiple chess engines could do better"
      "no, it's like saying an average human isn't impressive because multiple people can go faster"
      @Ricky Smith when has magnus ever been compared to average human?
      when has chess engine ever been compared to multiple people?

  • Stewart Trent
    Stewart Trent Hace 8 meses +1

    How magnes created a safe zone for the king is just pure art

  • Hit Rapper and Artist Dababy

    This has to become one of his immortal games

  • Co Se Lin
    Co Se Lin Hace 5 meses +1

    Look at the cleanse, look at the moves, Magnus WHAT WAS THAT? Only for those who understand.

  • Billy Allen
    Billy Allen Hace 2 meses

    I'm not very good at chess and neither is the one friend I have that I play with, but I do believe that black is almost always in a better situation to sac the queen. Depending on the board state, the queen can be a really good front. Something most players assume they have to capture asap.
    If used wisely the queen sac can gain black an extra positioning turn to make up for going second

  • Michael Carrillo
    Michael Carrillo Hace un mes

    The move was moving horizontally onto the king file with rook not lifting up. Along with needing to be as aggressive at attacking the other pieces before allowing carlsen to create his castle

  • Bong Kevin Buñag
    Bong Kevin Buñag Hace un año +1

    How can he create a fortress like that all while being bombarded by attacks?
    I can't wait for the WCC against GM Nepo on the 26th..

  • spock
    spock Hace 10 meses +3

    This game is such a masterpiece by Magnus

  • Luis Cevevery
    Luis Cevevery Hace 8 meses

    Je suis tombé sur cette partie par hasard. J'ai du mal à y croire tellement c'est de la magie. Jamais vu cela auparavant.

  • Coach Sam Glenn
    Coach Sam Glenn Hace 2 meses +1

    I’ve never seen an impenetrable defense like that

  • Osckarre
    Osckarre Hace 6 meses +1

    Wow unique game. I love that exchange when Magnus sacrificed his queen

  • Erwin Saputra
    Erwin Saputra Hace un año +18

    everyone thought he's gonna lose, but then suddenly realize that he's Magnus

  • xLift Nrutasder
    xLift Nrutasder Hace un año +7

    h5 and rook a5 are what's really brilliant about this game. You have to see h5 and rook a5 and d5 sacrifice to play nxb5 since the bishop is going to be trapped for the forseeable future.

  • langemike
    langemike Hace 11 meses +2

    It would be interesting to see if they would reverse sides at 10:48 and see how the game would progress from there...

  • Guillermo Jorge Lopez Ticona

    Esto si es verdaderamente un sacrificio de dama. Nada de mamadas de "mate de legal" y demás que son simplemente combinaciones tácticas. Magnus Carlsen de otro planeta 😍

  • mjimmy313
    mjimmy313 Hace 4 meses

    Absolutely beautiful! Unreal coordination!! A master artist in his bag.

  • JobCentrePuss
    JobCentrePuss Hace un mes

    One of the most beautifully played games I ever seen.

  • Louis St-Pierre
    Louis St-Pierre Hace 2 meses +2

    the way magnus shielded his king was incredible. goddamn

  • David Mudzengi
    David Mudzengi Hace un año +8

    Wow, one of the best games I have watched….. Magnus, what a genius

  • Forrest Berg
    Forrest Berg Hace 2 meses

    What a crazy game! Really shows genius when theory is so abandoned

  • Milan Tubic
    Milan Tubic Hace 2 meses

    I will watch this game few more times.
    Nice game.
    It is beautiful way he made Queen unused

  • Maverique Plays
    Maverique Plays Hace 10 meses +10

    Mwgnus's Queen is that character that seemingly dies early but comes back alive to save the day!

    • Jyothi Sithara
      Jyothi Sithara Hace 8 meses +1

      Your comment is as beautiful as Magnus's coordination of pieces.

  • Ser Kev'z TV!
    Ser Kev'z TV! Hace 9 meses +2

    This is the most entertaining and most instructive chess of all time.

  • Jose mompo Abarca
    Jose mompo Abarca Hace un mes

    ¡Madre mía! ¡ Que partida!

  • miromarmar1248
    miromarmar1248 Hace 2 meses

    This game is a piece of art. A lesson about pieces coordination. Defence. Attack. Material imbalance. Strategic squares. Everything