Amazing Chess Game: Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian : determination! : Sinquefield Cup (2013)

Amazing Chess Game: Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian : determination! : Sinquefield Cup (2013)


Morning all, let’s have a look at the amazing clash yesterday between Magnus Carlsen, Levon Arnoian in the last round of the Sinquefield
cup. So, Magnus just needed a draw actually to
win the tournament. So, he kicked off with e4 and Levon chose
e5 where the classical Ruy Lopez, very familiar moves beats and territory. So vast Ruy Lopez theory. But here was an interesting move a4, okay
let’s have a quick look at live book here. Most common move is c3 with 4109 games h3
with 1843 games. Now a4 is quite popular, 1667. So, avoiding the dreaded Marshall gambit,
which although may not be offering winning chances for black king can often comfortably
draw with black. It’s a very viable and respected gambit in
effect the Marshall game, it’s so respected that grandmasters avoid it like the plague
it seems. So a4 an anti Marshall system. Okay, Levon tries b4 here. Now b4 is the second most popular with 581
games actually. Bb7, 999 games are the most popular in my
live book. There’s also Rb8 very rare bird 70 games. So Bb7 is actually the top move, then but
b4 is another move. So, we see b4 slightly weakens the light square
grip. In particular c4 square can white make use
of this c4 square later if black pawns are on dark squares. Okay so we see now white usually plays d3
in this position. Perhaps as a sort of barricades or potential
Bishop on this diagonal. But actually, Magnus tries d4, which is 141
games with d4. This is 372 games with d3. So slightly unusual to play d4 here. But replied d6 is bold standard, that’s the
most played move here. Okay and the Magnus just takes on e5 and now
Levon took on e5 with the pawn, actually taken the Knight, it’s about the same level propriety
61 games with taking on the Knight, taking the pawn 59 games. They’re both basically about equal these positions. So, what happens here, well now Magnus takes
the Queen’s off. So, its consistent with playing for a draw
while the question is, is White’s position a little bit on the passive side? One thing about this position, Black has got
with this pawn here a kind of suppressing white from playing c3 and you might think
that the d4 square is quite good for black in this position and what about Bc5? And don’t really you know f2 might be vulnerable. But of course, you could say, argue the same
thing for this diagonal. But let’s see in the game now, actually Bg5
has been played a lot 23 games. Magnus plays Nbd2, which is 20 games has seen
this Nbd2. Now the night might be heading for c4 here
to put pressure on h6. So h6 now and we’re coming out of theory
so let’s add a kibitzer in this position. The light square pawn is fixed to here with
a5. Now this is a vulnerable pawn though from
the black perspective, if black could gang up on the a5 pawn. Now one question, if black is going to win
that pawn, you know even if he does win that pawn you know whites got this a file to be
pressure on a6, would black be tangled up If he did try and win this a5 pawn. Oh, ok Bc5 for the moment and it does look
rather dangerous on this diagonal and you might think can we play the same as black
you know to stop any Ng5. Because Ng4 seems to be quite dangerous here. Magnus actually doesn’t
Bother with something like h3, I think h3 might actually be quite bad. Let’s see, if h3 then okay Bb7, maybe it’s
okay as well. He didn’t want to weaken his King side at
all. The rook is prepared though for rookie two
in the event of Ng4. We see actually in this position of the Bc5
we see actually move Bishop c4 okay and it just allows Ng4 knowing that okay Re2, the
question is, is this passive though for the rook to be defending f2 like this? So Re2, so an interesting difference on the
handling of f2 and f7 already is demonstrated in this position. 11 are for the data h6, which in the future
might give the King a useful square as well. So once back row might be a little bit vulnerable
at the moment potentially as well. Okay but now the position goes even more dynamic. Levon Aeronian doesn’t mind accepting doubled
pawns, he plays actually Be6. Now this does so positionally in a radical
way that slight weakness on the light square, the d5 square, the slight vulnerability. Okay and the bishop was tying down a rook
for a6 here. So, this is an interesting question, is it
very useful to have these double pawns in this particular position? I think the answer is on the detailed nuances
of the position. And Magnus does take on e6, fxe6, a double pawn in the center usually
quite good. They are controlling a lot of central squares
and here also the F file might be dangerous potentially as well. So okay h3 kicking the Knight back to f6 and
now you know the back row is still looking a bit vulnerable to Rd1++ and an actual move
like Nc4 that doesn’t look too good in the light of Rd1++. In fact, this is reminiscent of a kind of
game, Anand lost to Adams recently. Okay so this pressure is not to be underestimated. So, we have the very cautious move Re1. So, an imbalance in the pawn structure keeps
the position relatively interesting and this is important for Levon if he want to try and
win this game. Okay and Magnus of course wants to draw to
win the torment. So Rab8 and it looks as though now with blacks
solving that problem with the pressure on a6, not only that the b5 square can be used
for the rook to come in to attack a5. So as Magnus is going to lose his a5 pawn
here. Nc4, in fact he is. It looks as though that a5 pawn is under big
trouble now. All it needs is a little bit more attack on
a5 and it will drop. But how exactly? Okay let’s see, b3. Securing the knight on c4 for a moment and
preparing Bb2. But its blacks turn, Bd4 preventing Bb2 or
at least Bb2 now gives black the option of swapping off. Now Rc5. Okay Ra2 is played in this position. This is interesting stuff. What is actually happening here? This looks very very passive for white after
Ra2. What was black actually threatening if we
just go to step back for a moment. Black is actually got a very concrete threat
of Rxc4 here to win material taking the bishop on b2 after. So very concrete threat was addressed with
rook a2 protecting against Rxc4. So even though position doesn’t seem that
complex, you know Rc5 had a major point. It wasn’t just about crashing down potentially
to c2 and in this manner now with Bxb2, white is a looking vulnerable, that a5 pawn is looking
very very vulnerable now. Now Nxb2 is out of the questions. Rxc2, so that is the more fundamental point
of the rook being on c5. So, Magnus is forced to play Rxb2, the position
looks awfully passive in some respects. Can black not just take the pawn here? Maybe it’s a little bit dangerous in this
position, because of e5 that’s the problem. ‘E5 is under fire, so if Nxa5, Ncxe5 and white
is doing very nicely here indeed. I can look forward to ganging up some pressure
on the A file. So okay in this position, Levon plays Ne8. Where is the Knight heading? It’s heading for potentially d6. If you can get rid of this Knight putting
pressure on e5, then this a5 will be under fire again without losing e5. Ra2, Nd6. So, it’s all about a5 remarkably this came
at the moment. So Nfd2 is played here. Is this one of the only moves? I believe it is the engine’s top choice just
to keep a Knight on c4 in this position. Okay so Nb7 ganging up again on a5. Three things now firing down on a5. Nf3, okay again this question here, is black
able to do something like take on a5? In fact, if we just rewind, forget about the
materialistic concerns, because let’s just have a look at this position where White’s
just played Nfd2, maybe at there’s another plan here like Nd4, is this any good for black? It looks very tempting to play Nd4, a very
centralized powerful Knight. Like just ignoring letting white off the a5
pawn, just going for positional pressure. This is also looking like a very very nice
position. You can’t imagine black actually losing this
position. Perhaps you know he’s going for this pawn,
but it’s offering, it’s like a double-edged sword to win that pawn, because there’s going
to be pressure on a file after. Whilst this position looks very very dominant
for Levon and engines shows even g5 here and you know how is blacks’ entrenchment of the
Knights actually stopped here? This looks about wonderfully entrenched position
at least enough for a draw. So perhaps the idea of going for the pawn
is a wanting to go for the win you know with Knight b7. You know he’s going for a win here of a pawn
potentially. Okay so you know Magnus steps backwards like
keeping that pressure on e5. So, king f7, King f1, now King f6 protecting
e5. Which means that a five is really going to
drop without any e5 problem at all. So Ra4 and now black is going a pawn up, Nbxa5,
but is this enough to win this position? And not only its pawn, it’s putting pressure
on c4 of course and underneath that is c2. But now Magnus plays Ne3 protecting c2 and
white can actually double now, rooks. So, this is why this is a bit of a double-edged
sword to win this pawn on a5. This could backfire with white crashing down
on a file potentially if blacks not careful. Has white got any other significant threats? Okay let’s see, we see h5, Rea1 just building
that pressure on a file and here we see a very technical move played at move 30, believe
it or not. I wonder if you can guess. It is quite a spectacular move in the circumstances. If I gave you ten seconds starting from now
what would you play with black? Okay Levon offers a whole exchange sacrifice
Rd4, can this be taken? Well if Nxd4, otherwise e4 is under great
fire here, there’s a lot of pressure here. So Nxd4. If this is taken as an example, it wasn’t
in the game. But where does a knight go back here? You see h5 had stopped Ng4. It wasn’t just gaining space. It was actually stopping the Ng4++ for example. The Nc4 seems quite unpalatable here. Because of Knight takes and losing this pawn
and c2 under fire this looks quite unpleasant indeed, this sort of position. Black has now two pass pawns here. The evaluation is very very nice and the King
coming to e5. It looks wonderful compensation for being
exchanged down. But Magnus didn’t have any of that. In this position Magnus commonly played cool
as a cucumber, Ne1, so what’s the idea of Ne1? He’s offering e4, he is fighting dynamic moves
with dynamic moves himself. What happens if Rxe4 here, let’s have a quick
look. This wasn’t played, Nd3 put pressure on b4
and attacks the rook and if the rook moves, let’s move the rook to say b5. Then in this position white is actually got
a very very powerful move indeed exploiting the loose rock here with c4. This is actually winning material in this
position. Because if we move the rook backwards Rxa5,
surely it is quite good. There’s also Nc5 is also a good move and if
bxc3 in this position, then Rxe4 winning that rook and this should be okay for, even though
there’s a dangerous c pawn, this gets a little bit scary with this dangerous c pawn. But white should have enough here to have
an advantage. It is getting to very scary proportions. But an engine point of view this is okay for
white. Okay so this is very very interesting that
in this position what’s happens here with Rxe4, Nd3 is dangerous for black it seems,
and this must have consumed quite a bit of time factoring in the complications of this. So okay if that pawn is immune, now after
Kie7, Magnus is delightfully reinforcing his center now with f3. So, he is still going to be centralizing a
knight. Even though he’s a pawn down these rooks look
you know quite ideal and the Knights to centralizing you know next to each other in the center
potentially right rather prettily. But this is interrupted now with Rd2. So, can a Knight dare to go to d3 here? Or there is another powerful exchange sacrifice
with Rxc2 or something. Let’s examine this. In the game actually, we see Rd1. But let’s examine Nd3. Is this just asking for another exchange sacrifice? Yes, it is, a very strong move in this position. If you are black in this position what would
be a good way of sacking the exchange? If I gave you 10 seconds starting from now. Okay apparently Rxd3 is powerful. I don’t think Rxc2 is as good. Because white could take on a5. The idea is just the Rxd3 here and then to
get that Knight out of trouble, Nxb3 and this is quite nasty. This kind of position is actually better for
black. So, these opportunities to sacrifice the exchange
are quite fascinating and you know obviously this one revolves around getting a5 out of
trouble. So anyway, after rook d2, the natural Nd3
is prevented. So, we see Rd1 instead and at least this Knight
affords that to be able to try an exchange off rooks. We see Rd6. The rook just goes back now, kind of repetition
offering a draw in effect. Does Levon want to you know repeat and give
Magnus the tournament? No, he kind of plays Kd7 instead. Where is the King going? Is it going to support a5 maybe to make things
a little bit better there? We see Nd1 now. Where is this Knight going to f2 to d3, let’s
see Rd2? Now Nf2. Okay so this is a safer approach to get to
d3. Kc8, the king is heading to protect these
two pieces and pawn. So Nfd3, Rb5, that pawn was attacked there
and there’s no significant exchange sacrifice in this position surely. Because the knight attacking the rook in this
position is much better. Okay there’s nothing really going on there. So, we see actually after Nd3, Rb5. So, what is this rook doing on d2 though? H4 now, the rook is kind of trapped there
for a moment. Kb7, but is there going to be always Nxb3? This rook is paralyzing you know White’s defense
of defects, there’s Nb3 potentially. R1 to a2, Ka7. Kg1 and move 40, they are getting extra time
on move 40. Kb6, Kf1, g6, Kg1. There is repetition draw in effect from Magnus. He’s content just to move his king backwards
and forwards here. So Kc8, where is Levon’s King going now? Nf2, Rd8, Ned3, a lot of repetitions in this
game. All Magnus Carlsen wanted was a draw out of
this game and black is playing for win a pawn up. So maybe the extra material is legitimizing
he’s playing on and on for a win. But avoiding these repetitions. Kb6, Ke3, Kb7, now we see in fact technically
in this position white is actually technically doing very well now believe it or not. He’s reached the kind of more ideal scenario
here it seems. Controlling that c5 squares kind of trapped
this rook on b5, it’s just holding up a5. Look at white’s rooks. And whites got a wonderfully centralized King
now and centralized Knight. So is white improving the position from an
engine point of view, white is up half a pawn despite being literally down half a pawn. Houdini is quite dynamic in its assessments. Why would it think white is actually better
now? Well it seems that blacks position is a bit
stuck over here. We see Nd1 now. Nd1, another move might be Nh3 engine point
of view, the idea of Ng5 just improving the Knights like this. Okay but Nd1, Kc8, Knb2 now. Ah these rooks really do want to still crash
down this a file. This Knights in the way. But what about this idea of Knight c4 now? This is coming up to be a major threat now
in this position. The pressure is being put on black and I think
at some point around here, Levon Aronian had offered the draw and Magnus believe it or
not shockingly had refused. If he just accepted the draw, then taking
all the risk, all the uncertainty of winning the tournament would have been taken away
and apparently Magnus Carlsen played on. He refused Levon Aronians’ draw offer. As a professional chess player, you know wanting
to win tournaments, most professionals in the world which is accept the draw and win
the tournament, no fuss, no risk, no regret. But here Magnus is demonstrating something
else indeed. He’s playing on now in this position. So Rd6, Ra1, Kd8. It seems White has the threat, White has the
fret of Nc4 and which he plays now Nc4. He’s crashing down the 8th Earl temporarily
accepting double pawns. But he’s going to win his pawn back with advantage. What’s going on here, these rooks crash down
a file. What can black actually do in this position? All of a sudden, the pressure on a5 is at
under great great scrutiny from the white pieces here. What can black do in this position with the
rook and a5 under fire? He has to take. So temporarily okay double pawns. But as well as losing a6, c5 is also potentially
very nice. We see rook b8 and now in this position not
taking on a6, Magnus plays the top engine move up here. Which is actually to place c5. He’s making c6 a bit looser in advance. Okay and it looks as though blacks position
is gone very very bad all of a sudden here, very very bad. This rook you know this double pawn here,
theoretically those were slight weaknesses. But it might be exposed along these six ranks,
these double pawns and these g6, these were weaknesses along with six ranks. Levon tries Rd7 here. In fact, it’s so desperate the engines are
suggesting Rxd3 as being the best move in this position, that’s how bad the position
has gone here. So Rd7, Rxa6, white is this position now,
so incredibly bad. Why can’t black just play Nd4 for example. Now this is utter cruelty from black seemingly
having a great position winning that porn on a5. Let’s examine the horrors behind Nd4 in this
position. If Nd4, White has the crushing, the crushing
move Ra8. So why is this crushing you might ask, what
on earth can black do here? If he plays Kc8, then Nxb4 and what’s the
threat taking here and then c3 and the Nc6 looks horrible. Let’s give black a move for example just as
an example. Takes Kb7, Rg8, so threatening c4 and c6++. If Re7, these pawns are just dropping off,
look at these pawns just dropping off, how cruel this is. Knight can be evicted, Rh6, all the pawns
are there for the taking in this position. Okay so let’s go back. So, in this position after Rxa6, it seems
Nd4, Ra8 is very very powerful. What on earth could black do? Even worse if he took the rook, Ke7, Nxe5
and again this is absolutely disgusting for black. If Rd8 in this position, Nxg6 trying to drag
the King away from e8, if ke8 we can take here, and this is plus 15 for white we just
take the knight. The protection on Knight has just being kicked
off the board, the e5 pawn. So, this is absolutely, this is why this is
horrendous, this crashing down a file is absolutely horrendous here after Rxa6. Levon tried now this seemingly rather desperate
move b3, which is equivalent to resignation. He’s losing an entire piece. He didn’t want any of that stuff with Ra8. So, Magnus is now going up an entire piece. Certain magic here, people looking at this
broadcast and thinking you know Magnus is in trouble coming back a few minutes later
and he’s a piece up. How on earth did this happen? This a file led to be a piece up. So anyway, so bxc2, in shell shock maybe or
irritation, Levons playing on a piece down now, a whole piece down. Are there any tricks here? If Rc1, which wasn’t played is that, is there
a trick? Yes, Rb3 would be a very very nasty trick. White has to be careful. But this is Magnus Carlsen, this is the top
player in a world a peace up. He’s not going to fright all the way with
a blunder like that. He plays Ne1, a very very careful move not
allowing a horrible pin Ne1 and now he is definitely a piece up. Ke7, Kxc2++, Ke2, Rb2, that’s defended, Ra2. Black is like a headless chicken. The heads come off, the chicken still running
around. He’s a piece down against Magnus Carlsen. Kf5, f takes, King takes are there any other
tricks that black can arrange here? Ne1++, check. It looks as though the rooks are quite dangerous
on the second rank and can this King crash through or is this all will over objective
reality? Rd7, Magnus plays Nf3++ offering the e4 pawn. Can that actually be taken? Well e6 would drop surely if the pawn takes,
if King takes, rook takes b6 and then g6 thank you very much. So, the King side steps with Kf4. Is the king trying to coordinate with both
rooks now with some sort of mating that? Rxe6 and now another desperate looking move
g5. But trying to maybe undermine f3 now with
h4 and h3. This is taken though. H4 is not even played in this position. Instead we see Kg3. If h4 Magnus has just got for example Rh6++,
this will do. There’s nothing going on here. Stopping h3. So, we see Levon trying Kg3 after Rf6, Ra2. Now just move Ne5 offering black the opportunity
for doubling the rooks. But here black actually resigned. So why is this? Well he is a piece down. But if Rd2 trying to coordinate the two rooks
with the King, there’s actually a forced mate in this position. A mate in 10 believe it or not. Now Rf3++ is good here. But the mate in 10 is with Rc3++. Now if the King goes to h2, then Rh3 is mate. So, if the King goes to h4, Rh3++, King takes,
Rf5++, Kh6. The rooks are coordinating with the Knight
over there. Rg5++, Rf5++, Rh7++, check, check and this
is just an example of the force mate, which the engine see in this position and it would
end like this. So, in the game anyway after this Ne5, which
does vacate this 3rd rank from this lethal check, black actually resigned here without
bothering to put both rooks on the 7th franc. Which looks as oh you know that was the whole
point of getting the King here. A remarkably interesting game by both sides
and shows the great psychology and pressure and the role of material in that. It creates maybe sometimes a false optimism
being a pawn up. But Magnus you know he realized that his position
contained you know very very powerful threats based on that a-file and he carried
on. Even though he just needed a draw, he refused
to draw, and he carried on. So, he won this tournament and has now got
a FIDA rating on the live ratings the 2870 I believe, he’s back to 2870. A fantastic game and congratulations to Magnus
Carlsen for finishing the tournament in style in the Sinquefield cup. Comments or questions on YouTube, thanks very
much.

89 thoughts on “Amazing Chess Game: Magnus Carlsen vs Levon Aronian : determination! : Sinquefield Cup (2013)

  1. Straight up Balling it out. Nothing but love for the refusal to accept the draw. Here's hoping Magnus destroys Annand for surely he was making a statement here versus world the second most powerful player in the world.

  2. levon aronian seemed really broken in the interview after the game and said that Nxa5 was to be considered a blunder, simply because he locks down almost all his pieces. as he mentioned he shouldve gone for the more dynamic entrenched knight ideas on d4 and c3

  3. Kingscrusher in this video has taken his skills as a chess commentator to a new level of excellence. I predict that your hard work and unmatched excellence in chess commentary will not go unrewarded. Best regards.

  4. not bad, however I've seen this game before, seems like the top game is reviewed everywhere and the other games aren't even talked about unfortunately. Intuitive coverage as usual, and good treatment of complex variations, cheers,

  5. at 15:35 Black has the advantage. If black takes the night on c1 and then rook recaptures. Black cold play Roock b5 to b1 winning the game

  6. Kingscrusher's commentary makes this more exciting and fun than watching any sports match I have ever watched. Beautiful work Tryfon. I probably would not see or appreciate the game in the same way had I watched it live at the event.

  7. KC, great enthusiasm on this video! I felt like I was listening to a play-by-play on the radio of some exciting boxing match!

  8. Apparently Aronian offered a draw on Move 38, where the computer still indicates that black is slightly better. Incredible that Carlsen plays on. He doesn't play 37. Nxb4, which looks best, because he doesn't want to simplify, thinking Aronian is going to crack, and this is exactly what happened. Incredible Game ! Great Commentary KC.

  9. I love your enthusiasm and commentary's KC! You must cover ALL of the Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen games that are coming up!!!

  10. Carlsen is sending a message to the chess world and certainly to Anand. Thank you Tryfon for your impassioned and insightful commentary. We are living in a great time for chess.

  11. Really fun and insightful commentary, but the example at the end is not mate in 10. At 29:10 blacks king could have gone F6. You must have had a different combination in mind:)

  12. Невозмутимый шахматный гений, Карлсен, продолжает радовать нас своей до боли потрясающей игрой..
    И не менее достойные комментарии)

  13. Magnus Carlsen Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9JCz2Gsbqe6Htcff59rQ4Hh1jP57kBeJ

    Join me for a game: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/asplogin.asp?from=1053

  14. great game, and great commentary! I love your competence, your enthusiasm, your emotional way and your nice Cockney accent! thanks for all these videos, it's very entertaining. and happy new year 🙂

  15. "It's not about the money, it's about chess." Levon Aronian, on being asked about Magnus refusing his draw offer.

  16. This is a good example why I don't like Carlsen's style. "Pushing pieces" like Karpow; we all thought this era of rigid, tiring chess is over today, but Carlsen unfortunately is a purely positional player, like Karpow. 🙁 I miss Garri Kasparow and his unique dynamic, creative and aggressive style. Kasparow was in for the fight and never above getting himself a bloody nose. Even Kramnik brought more refreshing new elements to the game than Carlsen. Until the Norwegian loses his current peak playing strength we will be seeing one of the most boring and unoriginal world champions in chess ever. :-((
    Respect to Lewon, because he always plays crooked positions and tries out new things, and he always is up for a good middlegame tactical fight.

  17. According to HD Chess at 2925, Nxe5 rather than Pawn takes can lead to a position where with accurate play Black eventually takes the initiative assuming the follow up exchange of Queens!

  18. Again Black's dxe5 should not have lead to the immediate exchange of Queens and so White should have opted for Bd5 where in all variations despite achieving the two Bishops, Black cannot maintain pawn parity!

  19. Perhaps the loosing move was the squeamish h6 when Black should have simply played Bc5 knowing that Ng5 can be answered Rd7! Thus after Bc5 best was Nc4 Ng4, Be3 Nxe3, Nxe3 Bb7, Bd5 h6, Nc4 Rb8 and Black will obtain a Bishop verses Knight in a Rook dominated endgame that should prove no more than a draw.

  20. My guess is that Carlsen already had seen the opportunity when Levon offered the draw. If I know his mentality right, he will refuse those offers as long he is shore he wan´t loose. 

  21. Black had a chance to win! lol he messed up and i saw a move tht would have changed the game and magnus would have lost!!

  22. 25:09….. in all honestly i think black had a better position. Knight takes on c4 would've given him an advantage. The king would be in danger and then he could've taken the room with the sam knight. I am not a professional chess player but wouldn't that be a better move?

  23. This is really fantastic.They both played as chess engines but Magnus's engine was considerably stronger.Really a great game finished with knockout on Aronian.

  24. at around 25:00 IF magnus played Ra8 immediatly, then Nxc2 check forking king and rook would be lights out; so he would have to work a bit harder to get this Ra8 move in

  25. Unbelievable. This Game truly demonstrates that there is always another side of a Coin. From a Normal Chess Position from One Pawn down to One Piece up this shows the will to win and the Strategy that Carlsen has and there can always be different ideas which can be hidden.
    Coming this November 2014 I do not think that Vishy can really match the Wit of Carlsen once again.

  26. Wow! After seeing this game I've completely fallen in love with chess. Amazing game! I had to add it to my favorites! This is the exact reason why Magnus is my favorite chess player!

  27. i feel like at 19:15 white could have trapped the rook by playing pawn to f4 and then nf3…where could the rook go? i dont understand why carlsen let it escape

  28. Hey Nice video!
    I see something that you might have missed, or is it a silly move. At 25.07 what if Nxd2+? Black wins the rook!

  29. mate i have been watching your videos for some time now and they are great, but please control the gulps, they are really distracting

  30. Replayable game link: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/ltpgnviewer32/ltpgnboard.asp?GameID=4483663&v=ylSi0nb9Vq8
    Join me or other Youtubers for a game: http://www.chessworld.net/chessclubs/asplogin.asp?from=1053 – Cheers, K

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