3 Year Old Chess Prodigy Misha vs Anatoly Karpov

3 Year Old Chess Prodigy Misha vs Anatoly Karpov


Hello everyone I don’t know if you heard of Mikhail Osipov. He’s a three year old chess prodigy from Russia. And I think he’s quickly becoming one of my favorite chess players in the world. As this game was played in 2016 So last year. And the three year old Misha is playing against the former world champion Anatoly Karpov They organized this match just to see how talented the kid really is. They do consider him to be the most talented chess prodigy to ever live This game was played [hesitates] The conditions weren’t really fit for a three year old. I mean, they played on the stage and the audience was huge You had the commentator, everything was flashing You know, lots of lights And this was a blitz game It’s a lot to take in, you know, for a three year old. But he managed to hold his own and play a decent game, although [hesitates] Well, you’ll just see Young Misha is white and Anatoly Karpov is black We have d4 Knight to f6 c4 by Misha e6 Knight to c3 Bishop to b4 And we have a3 The Nimzo-Indian defense Bishop captures on c3 B captures on c3 And now c5 This is all standard theory and here some player would prefer knight to f3 some would play e3 some would play queen to c2 but the three year old prodigy plays a move that simply stuns Karpov He plays d captures on c5 He voluntarily triples his pawns And here Karpov was a bit surprised Well, ok, he plays knight to a6 Going for that c5 pawn Because, well, they are tripled But young Misha simply continues to develop. Bishop to g5 We have knight captures on c5 And we have knight to f3 And, ok, black is somewhat better here He has a better pawn structure but, it’s nothing serious, you know? the three year old is holding his own We have b6 by Karpov g3 We have h6 attacking the bishop bishop captures on f6 We have queen captures on f6 And now knight to d4 As Karpov was threatening to capture this pawn on c3 with a fork on the king and the rook So, knight to d4 We have bishop to b7 by Karpov, attacking the rook And, in this position, young Misha plays the strongest move, recommended by the engine and, like I said [laughs] this is a blitz game and he is three years old He plays f3 We have castles by Karpov And bishop to g2 Also, the strongest move We have bishop to a6 and now Karpov leaves this strong diagonal and goes for the c4 pawn Young Misha immediately takes advantage of this He plays f4 Now, expanding on the kingside, and also creating a discovered attack on the rook on a8 Karpov plays rook a to c8 and we have castles by young Misha Bishop captures on c4 And, here, well, like I said the conditions weren’t really ideal for a three year old and there were always, you know, they were asking him questions and they were talking a lot So he was losing a lot of time, you know just, on things not related to chess here, he did spend a lot of time and he played f5 Karpov immediately responded with e5 We have knight to f3 And here, Karpov played d5 And, here, young Misha was still thinking And, in this position, well, his flag fell he ran out of time and Karpov informed his young adversary that he lost on time and it was at this moment that young Misha went into tears and started crying and calling for his mother but then his mother said “It’s ok Misha” everything’s ok and Karpov presented him with a huge medal and said that he earned it, he was a great player and, then, well, everything was ok again and then young Misha went on to solve some puzzles some chess puzzles, and he solved a couple of puzzles; he, like, really destroyed them and it’s like, mate in 2, mate in 3 he solved them instantly I will put a link in the description below where you can see a video of this event Do check the game, and do check how young Misha destroyed the puzzles at the end of that video It’s simply amazing And, this year, young Misha actually won a game against a grandmaster He beat Yuri Averbakh and Yuri Averbakh is 95 years old ok, but still, a four year old defeated a legendary grandmaster I mean, it was Mikhail Tal who actually won his grandmaster title when he defeated Yuri Averbakh on time using the Belgrade Gambit with the white pieces, so He’s definitely a strong grandmaster He did overlook a piece, but nevertheless a four year old managed to defeat [laughs] a grandmaster So yea, definitely an amazing kid and definitely one to look out for I think we can definitely expect great things from young Misha So yea, I will make a video about the game against Yuri Averbakh as well I do hope you enjoyed this video I would like to thank Corbin Johnson, Pierre Louis, Lunar Wolf, and The Theater Awaits for contributions to my channel I really appreciate it And yea, that’s it, thank you all for watching, as usual you can check two of my previous videos here I’ll see you soon!

100 thoughts on “3 Year Old Chess Prodigy Misha vs Anatoly Karpov

  1. 'It was at this moment that young Misha went into tears and started crying and asking for his mother…'

    Huh… That's exactly how I finish most of my games

  2. Kkk…lol."at this moment he lost it & started 2 cry 4 his mother"agad commentary as if everything is normal.this prodigy thing has got 2 have limits!

  3. This simply cannot be, he must have been forced to memorize the responses to different situations rather than actually thinking about his moves

  4. Karpov gave him a very well treatment there, he offered him a draw twice when he saw the kid is loosing, but he never weakened his game to allow the kid to win. Good lesson for the kid. Karpov is a real old school champion!

  5. Talking- Oh sorry you ran out of time

    Thinking- Oh thank God he didn’t have enough time. I would have been embarrassed for life.

  6. I am a very casual chess player. My online rating is somewhere between 900 and 950 ELO. This Misha kid is good for a three year old. But in this game I saw nothing that blew my mind. He seemed to be mostly reacting to Karpov without coming up with a plan how to beat his opponent. Are there other matches that show why he is considered the most talented chess player?

  7. Yuri Averbakh lost because he didn't see Misha's move correctly (his vision is not great), he thought the rook went to d1 instead of c1 – so he took the pawn on c2 with his rook, dropping his own rook.

  8. Jeeeeeezus h x christ.

    Plays like a grandmaster then calls for his mom on move 17

    I like the triple pawns tho…

  9. After Knight A6, white should play bE3, likely a pawn advance from black, then either take the pawn or play QA4 depending on which pawn advances

  10. I believe that this child is GM Ivan Bukavshin (or some other chess great) reincarnated. He would have carried his knowledge from one life to the next, though he might not remember, "Oh yeah, I remember when I played at the 11th Ugra Governor's Cup, edging out Aleksandr Rakhmanov and Urii Eliseev on tiebreak, and then the great Russian Cup knockout tournament…" No, it doesn't work like that. I can tell you that I must have lived a previous life as an English-speaking person because when I was 7.5 years old, I was finally diagnosed as being profoundly deaf and enrolled in a school for the deaf, so I have memories of what it was like to learn to read and how quickly I picked up English. I was already reading out of books as required in class in the third grade as though I was practicing a play script or speech as though it was really happening. I had the advantage of having already formed permanent memories by the time I finally got to start learning to speak, lip-read, read, and write (and I had to learn it all at once, not to speak for 3-4 years before learning to read and write). It just came to me naturally, like if I was a child who ran into the bush for a couple of years and came back and went back to school – it was a bit foggy, but once I remembered the critical bits, then I was able to graduate out of a four-year deaf program in just a year and a half.

    That is the only plausible explanation from a Hindū standpoint. Another aspect of reincarnation is that the body the person enters into prior to birth is epigenetics (genetic memories passed down as intuitive knowledge – "Man, he just gets it! He's so smart!" That sort of thing). Epigenetics is where you inherit certain things from your ancestors, such as your speech patterns, the way you think, even how you respond to certain things around you. What usually happens is that the process of reincarnation will lead a person searching for a body to another one in which the epigenetics of that unborn body closely matches the mental epigenetics (and maybe even the physical epigenetics) of that person. For instance, my paternal grandfather as a young boy lived through the Galveston hurricane of 1900, and when I was in my Deaf Years prior to the diagnosis, I was on a ferry boat with Mom. I spied the bilge water down at the bottom through an opening in the deck. I freaked out and ran all over the boat screaming, and of course, Mom couldn't understand why. My grandfather was held up in a tree all night by his older brother as he could hear the screams of the people in the night and saw the water rising until it started ebbing back out. He, along with the older brothers and his father, had gone around the area picking up dead bodies and taking them to the morgues to be processed before it became a serious health issue. I sure as hell did not want to die! I guess seeing that water triggered that epigenetic memory, though I had and still have no recollection of my grandfather's experience (which is a good thing, to not have experiences of a previous or genetically-related life bleed through into the present life).

    The idea is, per Hindū custom, if you know that you are really good at what you do, but you could be better (but not at your advanced age) and/or you really enjoyed it and wish you could do it again, and will bring you back for another lifetime of activity. The desire for anything is what keeps you in the cycle of death and rebirth until you finally live out everything desire-wise.

  11. Thank you Antonio for displaying this game by young Misha. I like the way you introduce young and old players into the mix.
    Best wishes young Misha! 😊

  12. that feeling of humiliation when you realise this kid would smack 90% if people or probably even more that watched this video hell i dont even remember when i was 3 my brain literally started having memories in 4 years

  13. "And in this position young Misha plays the strongest move recomended by the engine…" How the fuck are you so casual IT'S A BABY

  14. I have to wonder if throwing people off the stage would be a legal move. If people were talking to him as the game was going on. They would be interfering with the game.

  15. are you kidding me . it'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhrvwHrceRgs all hype. it's mother russia you know. all staged. look at the original video

  16. I think I was World nose-picking champion at age 3. Come on that’s something right? And coincidentally the only time I generally play the best recommended move by the computer is my first move lol. Going to have to watch the puzzles now

  17. In a few decades a pregnant women with no knowledge of chess will beat Carlsen, because her fetus is a child prodigy.

  18. Prodigy or not, kid did pretty well on his own. I'm sure he would have faired better if it was an online match.

  19. Tell her mom, to keep her expectations low and let child enjoy his childhood. sooo sooo soo sad that he is forced to play again GM at this age. What is this, doesn't his mom has other works, why don't she focuses on her work instead of destroying his son's childhood. sale aise logon ko to juta se marna chahiye.

  20. I feel bad for the kid, prodigies at a young age tend to have difficulties with childhood and socializing.

    Tbh, I'd rather live out a normal childhood than waste it competing for glory and burden at a young age

  21. Holy fuck dude I think I played this kid at some point when I was really Garbo at chess it was in a our town fair 5 doller entry if you beat him you get like 100 dollers this kid smaked me and like 30 other people in a row he was sucking on his thumb looking at an ice popsicle on the other side of the street while doing it too

  22. New chess prodigy starts practicing in the womb! Will he become a GM before age 3? Watch this video to find out!

  23. Ok, stop. A 3 year old does not voluntarily choose to spend his time studying chess theory. This has a strong vibe of abusive parents all over it. I really hope not but I see no other explanation

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