Amazing Chess Game: World Chess Ch. (2013) Game 6 : Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Berlin defence

Amazing Chess Game: World Chess Ch. (2013) Game 6 : Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Berlin defence

Hi all, a very dramatic game, game 6. Magnus Carlsen had been in the lead from Game
five. So once today just going to be trying to consolidate
his lead or trying for a win. Was Vishay just going to try for a win here
to equalize the match. So let’s see what happens. E4 from Vishay Anand, e5 from Magnus sticking
to his classical repertoire. That’s the most frequent move I believe he
plays to e4, just very Classica. Nf3, now Nc6, we have Bb5, the Spanish game
of Roy Lopez as it is known. So Nf6 now. This is the Berlin defense. We see now Vishay Anand playing the move d3,
a little bit of a surprise. The most common move is actually castling
on my lite book or Nc3 is another idea. But we see d3, is this bits on the passive
side? Now usually believe it or not actually you
might think it’s nice to get the bishop out, it looks nice to get the bishop out. But of equal usage is actually d6 just keeping
the bishop at home. But we see Magnus venturing the bishop to
out to c5. It might run into c3 and d4, there’s some
downsides of course to factor in when playing Bc5. At the moment there’s no pawn that can be
taken or anything. If takes here we can just, let’s just check
this 100% sure, so I don’t see anything too silly. But this one do we just play Qd4 here and
we’re just hitting these two and then blacks winning easily a piece. So we can’t take on c6. So we see now c3, well not at least to win
the pawn on e5. So c3 was played. Now both sides Castle, Re8, Re1, a6 these
are fairly standard opening moves. So far Ba4, b5, bishop goes to b3, d6 and
now there’s not too many games from this position. In fact this is quite a rare move now. Bg5, usual is Nbd2. But Vishay Anand played Bg5 here and this
is a move which reminds me of a game against Michael Adams earlier in the year, Be6 was
it last year where Magnus managed to play British number one Grand master Michael Adams
accepting double pawns. It’s interesting Be6 might not actually be
the top engine moved from a engine point of view. Just h6 which is less dynamic than the potential
for doubled pawns which Magnus played. Bxe6 does weaken a little bit blacks control
of the light squares though. So there’s some upsides to it. On Rxe6 this would be bad because of d4, well
potentially play d5 forking two pieces. It seems after ed, cd it might not be entirely
clear the Bb4. So if d5 here we’ve got we, can take on e1
and that’s interesting. If taking here then Bxf2 and it’s chaos. If anyone’s going to be better it’s black. So this is an interesting complication Bb4,
this is a hairy line. But White can just play Re2 here and still suspend
this d5 here. Ne7 White’s just actually a little bit better
here. So it’s not actually wining a piece because
of that Bb4 resource. So let’s go back though, Bxe6 let’s imagine
fxe from an engine point of view this could be slightly favorable for white. Weakening the light squares there’s a4 in
this position and with a potential follow-up of Na3 to try and get into that c4 square. So if Bb6 for example Na3, b4 Nc4 this might
be quite pleasant for white. D5 is restricted because we’ve got this pressure,
playing pressure on e5 here. So there might have been a justification technically
in this exact position to take on e6 in conjunction with this idea of a4 and Na3. If getting a Nc4. But instead we see the knight simply going
to d2 here. Which seems like fairly solid safe move. H6, the bishop drops back, it’s not too concerned. Vishay Anand not too concerned about g5 here. That would be probably quite terrible for
black with that gaping f5 now a massive weakness. If we can sort of wriggle a Nf5 this is not
the sort of thing which might be that Pleasant. Even though there’s been a classic game of
kappa blanka playing black where he kind of imprisoned the bishop on g3, so it’s not completely
absurd to think about such possibilities in this position. In fact it is actually an engine suggestion
here, one of the engine, top engine moves is to play g5. It’s not completely crazy. But magnus took on b3 here. Now let’s see if Knight taskes, just Be7 I
think that’s about equal that position. But Vishay took more dynamically with axb3
to potentially fixing this weakness, well weakness on a6 this backward
pawn on that say open file. The problem here is that black can try if
that is fixed to later play a5 supported by Be6. For the moment Magnus retreats now his knight
and this is a typical plan in the braya systems to retreat the knight to recentralize it. So it’s quite a cute little maneuver which
men this has used quite a bit in his games as black. We see now h3, Nbd7 and now one of the facilities
h2 to h3 did offer was that h2 square and we see quite a cute little Knight move. Nh2 with the idea it seems that Ng4 and maybe
even Qf3 to exert pressure on this knight on f6. This Bishop being over here cannot easily
add support for the f6 Knight. But is this such a big deal? We see Magnus simply playing Qe7 now and now
let’s see if Ng4 it’s not such a big deal. Black could just probably do what he did in
game which was Qe6. What was actually played was Ndf1 which offers
the possibility of maneuvering the Knight to one of these two squares in the future. Bb6 ahead of that potential threat b4. Ne3 now and it looks as though Nf5 to gain
a attempt on the Queen but ahead of that threat is Qe6 is played. That gives black more options it also ties
down the Queen to b3 for the moment. That pawn is now moved. So that fixes the pawn on a6 and maybe white
can try and play on both sides of the board here. But black doesn’t want to keep that backward
pawn as evidenced by this next move a5. Magnus is swapping off and undoubling the
pawns here but he’s trading his structural concern for whites’ structural concern here
by playing a5. So getting rid of his back with pawn, B takes,
Bxa5 and I assumed when looking at the game live earlier today and that was great fun
by the way that b4 might be of significance. But maybe it’s not, maybe just Nc4, the Knight
immediately goes to c4 hitting a5. So I’m not entirely sure b4 is a big deal. You can imagine if c4 then we’ve got the c5
square quite comfortably. This wasn’t, it’s not a big deal Nhg4 is played
here just putting a bit more pressure on f6. So let’s just see that if b4 then we just
play surely we just come to use the c4 square. Well that might even better. So let’s have a look Knight takes, Knight
takes, Bxf6, Queen takes. In fact it’s no big deal at all. Nd5 here hits the Queen. Where can we put the Queen here? And then cxb4 is actually winning a pawn. So this is not actually brilliant for black
at all this position. So in the game we see Bb6 now with the option
potentially to take on e3 at the right moment. Bxf6, Knight takes and Magnus takes off another
two pieces. Knight takes, Queen takes so quite simplified
already and even more simplified now, Qg4. Because Vishay just takes on e3 to all the
minor pieces have just gone in the space with a few moves now. So fxe3 and I just assumed oh dear I’ve
come on the wrong day, it’s going to be a draw soon. So my first experiment was a bit of live commentary
for these games. I thought it’s going to be a disappointing
draw from this position. It looks as though they just want both players
wanted the draw today. We see Qe7, Rf1 I mean neither side wants
to take, because you’d end up giving the opponent, their opponent the a file here. So the Rooks is in a state of tension just
staring at each other like gunslingers in a Spaghetti Western film. They’re just staring each other there. So c5 is played. Which kind of locks down a bit the mobility
of the pawn structure here to try and discourage d4 so you wouldn’t imagine white needs to
play at all for d4 at any point in the future. It’s interesting that, okay what can white
do? He just plays Kh2. But there is a actually a positional threat,
if we just rewind that there’s actually a positional threat with c5 which is to undermine
the structure here to play c4 and also to fix these two pawn, because it would restrain
this point if four pawns on c4. So it is a potential positional threat in
this position it also opens up this diagonal for Qb7 so it’s a very clever move c5. So after Kh2 in fact the positional threat
is executed we see c4 and white is holding on to a pawn tactically now, having to hold
on tactically after d4. So you might think before we go on from that
committal moment couldn’t white have done something about this move c4? Engines are suggesting maybe Qe2, then that
tries to discourage c4. If c4 here we can just take that that’s fine
and then take the Queen after. So if black tries to increase the pressure
with Qb7, is there a way of actually defending this positional threat? But it seems that Qc2 black can now place
c4 anyway and this is quite pleasant for black. But this looks like a good way to keep it
relatively compact the position. Let’s just give a token move if we ever take
here then it’s still, it’s not like you know both sides have got structural weaknesses. So maybe this isn’t so brilliant, but blacks
got a little bit play with Ra4. But anyway this positional threat was allowed
for black permitted to play the move c4 here and it is undermining white structure. White doesn’t want to take on c4, because
we ended up with a backward pawn as well as exposure on the e pawn on this diagonal if
we took care this is surely quite positionally bad after B takes. So back pawn just one so pawn is restraining
two pawns by itself. So Vishay plays white is a little bit surprising
d4 because it looks as though on the surface that exd4 e4 is vulnerable. We now see Rook, sorry Rxa1 is played here,
Rxa1 and tactically we must ask what is going on here with this e4 pawn. If exd4 , pardon me Rxa1, Qxa1, if exd4 here,
exd4 black can win this pawn but it might not be a big deal, the check and Rb8 doesn’t
look like a big deal here. White’s going to be getting the pawn back. So the equal on awns and it should be as they
should be a draw here. But against Magnus anything’s possible even
what seems to be a completely drawn position as we know from past experience of his games
this year. So let’s go back, so in the game after recaching
on a1, Qb7 was played. So that avoids the possibility of any check
here. So black is threatening, simply he it is tight
ends win the e4 pawn and perhaps one way of handling this would be d5 and I’m not sure
and I’m not really entirely sure how White’s position could be compromised here further. Ideally you think you try and undermine this
pawn chain with f5. But it’s always going to weaken black King
safety to ever try and play for f5 and white has this you know pressure on the F file anyway
glaring down the F file. So it’ll be difficult to see how this can
be increased for black, in fact engines give this position as dead equal just playing this
move d5 here. If I just demonstrate that say Rf8, if we
takes a bit further just follow this engine line here. Say even taking on c3 which looks a little
bit dangerous. Just Qa5, with Qb3 ever, you know Ra7, Rf8,
Rd7 so there’s always ways of counter attacking anyway. So it didn’t seem such a bad deal to play
d5. But in the game we see mysteriously a little
bit, the move Rd1 instead and that’s a bit of a shocker. When I saw this I thought why allow this possibility
of ed, ed wasn’t even played though. Another surprising move ed would seem to be
quite nice here. Because if Rxd4, okay Re6 this structure doesn’t
look too healthy here. Rd5, Qb6, Qb6 and I don’t know how black actually
makes progress in this position again. Okay so but black does seem to be better structurally. Qc6 instead was plays encouraging white for
d5. It’s like making a statement d5 somehow positionally
wrong. But at least from an engine point of view
it doesn’t seem as though it’s a big deal. Instead we see Qf5 allowing again these seemingly
horrible double pawns and now Magnus does inflict them on white with exd4. So if white doesn’t want to lose a pawn he
has to take with the rooks now to support the e4 pawn and we’ve seen now Re5 kicking
the Queen. It goes to f3, Qc7 and now we’ve had some
mysterious like waiting maneuvers. I was wondering if just one of them is going
to offer a draw at any time Qg4, Kh7, Qf4 we see g6. Kh2, Kg7. I seriously thought nothing much is going
on here. So this is a round move 37 now, Qf3, Re6. Nothing much seems to be going on here, until
this, until this shocker, rqg3. I didn’t understand at all why Qg3 had been
played giving up e4. Before we look at Qg3, its the move 38 Qg3,
did white have to give up the pawn? Is white somehow mysteriously being out played
here? If Kg1 then there is the possibility I guess
of making some progress with the pieces. Rf6, Qe5 looks aggressive. Re6, but white is equal on pawn at least. I know he’s living with this horrendous you
know double pawns. But is it such a big deal this sort of position? I wouldn’t have thought so. But okay so we get this mysterious Qg3 on
move 38 which does give up the e4 pawn and although White’s taking on d6 he’s losing
e3 after this. The other alternative is to take on e4 first
that might actually be worse to take on e4 first here. Qxd6, Qxe3. Black is comfortable here. You can carry on with ideas like this, say
Qd5++, I mean Black’s comfortable here so and also this b2 pawn is a bit of a worry. But you know white has always got perpetual
check possibility. So maybe that’s interesting as well. But the way Vishay took was actually to play
Qxd6. So now we see Rxe3. Another possibility there was just taking
the Queen and then Rxe3. But Magnus I mean these two possibilities
are about the same just taking on e3. So Rxe3. Vishay now takes on e7, rook takes it now
goes for the b5 pawn. So move 41. That’s now protected with Rb7 and now you
know most people would have thought this would be a draw. So move 42 we see Rd6. Now f6 which does give black a potential way
of making progress. I’m not saying win or anything, but it supports
the e5 square. So that later Re7 to e5 can start to make
progress like that. Maybe the King coming up later you know with
g5 and Kg6. So the point is to hold that e5 square for
a rook later to support b5 if needed. We see a strange plan now of h4 being played. Which looks in one way quite clever to fragment
the pawns, but is this a little bit dubious? Kf7 and now so this pawn sacrifice is now
played white could have, white played h5 which is a bit mysterious. If each played Kg3 is it entirely clear that
black could make progress? Let’s imagine Re7, Kf3 and Re3 that was mentioned
before. G4, h5 let’s go with this, this kind of scenario
at least from an engine point of view, still it’s not such a big deal. I mean maybe can white sit this out? Just holding b5 here stops the rook coming
to e2 to harass b2 here. So maybe this is the way to try and secure
the draw not do anything too clever. But we got in the game this idea of h5 which
does have a downside. It has an upside, it’s wrecking the structure. But there is another pawn to go down G takes
and this double point isn’t so completely useless. Because potentially you know h3 undermines
this, for this one to be more important. So this extra pawn is quite interesting. If white you know maintains that pawn on h4,
it’s harder to imagine such possibilities. So let’s see h5, the pawn is taken actually. Now g5 might not be so good. Let’s just quickly check this out. I think Kg3 is difficult for black to make
progress at here. So I think Magnus did the right thing with
gxh5, Rd5 attacking the porn on h5, Kg6, Kg3, Rb6. So the F pawn is ready to step forward potentially
without any Rd6, Rc5, now f5. The F pawn steps forward. So this is the prime candidate and this is
sacrificial pawn here which can be used to help if needed. The F pawn, Kh4. Now a very dramatic kind of positional pawn
sacrifice from Magnus. Which is becoming very famous for now in this
world championship match. He just gives up the b5 pawn with Re6. One feature of this structure, white should
really take on b5 is that this pawn is holding both these pawns, because of that restraints
on passant potentially. This pawn is quite a restraining pawn for
these two and now blacks rock can become more active. Check, kh3, Kg5 and we’re getting to this
scenario where this mechanism is becoming a more realistic possibility of undermining
g2 for this F pawn to go through. Rb8, h4++, Kh8. Rf8 holds in the f pawn for a moment, Rf4,
Rc8. Engines give this as equal though, move 54. Rg4, Rf8. Magnus plays check. Kh2, now Kg5, check, Kf4 and in this position
in move 58 it seems this is already quite troublesome because of this King invasion
should it have been stopped. But engine suggests in theory, in theory at
least Rc8 could hold the position. But Ke3 it looks in practice quite tricky
here indeed, very very tricky indeed. This King activity is a total menace. Now this is where Magnus Carlson is better
than engines and end games because I don’t know any human players who could survive this
if they have to play with pinpoint accuracy. I mean an easier way of playing the position
was to stop this king infiltration. Let’s just rewind here, was there an easy
way to hold this King getting in? I mean here I think Vishay pointed out himself
Rc8 in this position. So because this check is this way then surely
the King from coming to f4, this would be a big blunder here to play Kf4 here surely. Pardon me, so if we go to this position okay
check here, check, here Rc8, Rg4, Rf8, check, Kh2, Kg5. So the idea of Rc8 to the swathe Kf4. So if Kf4 white can play Rxc4++, he is on
h4 thats a key point and this should be okay for white, absolutely okay for that h pawn
knocked out. He is still holding against this dreaded F
pawn and this is okay so that maybe it’s a much much easier position to play with Rc8
here. Because otherwise this King is getting very
very aggressive. If there’s any draw that exists it will require
you know pinpoint machine accuracy I think. But I don’t know how black makes progress
here. If rook g4, then check. If Kf4 here we seem to be getting into a similar
scenarios in the game. So let’s just leave that rook on c8, is there
any other move we can play here to safely draw this? Looks pretty dangerous actually. Rg8++ I mean it looks as though, I mean Kf4,
Re8 we’re in a dangerous territory nearly. Okay the king can be cut off from e3. So in the game what we witnessed though was
something quite different. The king after Rg8 check, Kf4 can white just
cut off the king here with Re8. If Ke3 such concern. If Re8 there is already h3 here. This is dangerous. So this is very very tricky stuff. The pinpoint accuracy method Rc8 that was
played in move 58 and we see Ke3 and it’s like Magnus has set this as a trap. But Engine seems to think in theory there’s
a line somewhere that white is able to hold this. I think this just might be one of those cases
it’s above engine horizon even at depth 23. If Rxc4 was played, f4 and Magnus just you
know this F pawn is quicker than these two. He is just going to play each h3 to undermine
this. And get his F pawn going. There’s only one move which in theory seems
to hold b4. Let’s just look at the theoretical move and
move 60, b4, a3 takes, Rg7 or Rg6. In theory Rc7. Then if f3++, Kf2, b5++ Kg3 and it gets dangerous
the h3 pawn, check and there’s a point here that Kxh3 is too
slow because there was a pretty idea that Rook takes here which I saw in the live thing
but it was with the pawn just one step before and always this would be mating. But here it’s not in time white is queening. It’s just one tempo difference that whites
Queening and its check as well. But it’s important to get that b pawn going
to avoid these possibilities and so maybe that’s what needs to be played b4 here at
move sixty might inferior secure the draw because of that idea that h3 is coming up. It’s impossible for human brains to consider
this. But at move 60 b4 is like technically a way
of drawing this in theory. So even with this king coming to e3 which
is what Magnus for might have been, he did seem stress might have been winning. If b4 is the only move that’s a fine line
to tread. We see Ra4 instead. Now we get this fast idea of h3 being played
out. So the F pawn is now very very quick. G takes but it cant be moved immediately because
of Kxg3. So Rg6, the f pawn is ready to roll. C4, f3 it’s pretty dangerous now the F pawn
simply threatening f2 and queening. So we see check Ke2, b4, I think these pawns
are just too slow. F2++, Kf3++, Kf4. Ra8 he’s setting a last trap that Rf8++ will
win the Queen. Magnus just plays Rg1, he’s building that,
docking his pawn now. It’s going to be supported by the rook and
Vishay resigned here. If he plays check then just Ke3 and we’re
queening soon. These pawns are not quick enough, not far
enough to compensate for queening. So check, check, Kb3++. Well we could even take here, we’re just queening
basically anyway. So you get the idea, it’s hopeless this position. After the checks run out we just win the rook. So what a shocker and one which I totally
didn’t expect from state I thought at first I picked the exact wrong game to do live commentary
on, getting this genre component in, draw rich looking which will be agreed to draw. Much earlier on than this. I didn’t expect any decisive result. So it’s very very interesting for the spectators. It looks as though Magnus has got a healthy
lead now in the match plus two. So I expect Vishay is going to put up a good
fight on Monday to try and get a point back. So that’d be very interesting. I’ll be doing some live commentary hopefully
on Monday. Possibly with Paul George, if you want to
join me on just on YouTube not on anywhere else, just on YouTube. There’ll be a video which I’ve created as
a event. So I hope you can join us on Monday, it will
be hopefully a very interesting dual commentary with myself and Paul for the next game. Okay comments or questions on YouTube, thanks
very much.

66 thoughts on “Amazing Chess Game: World Chess Ch. (2013) Game 6 : Vishy Anand vs Magnus Carlsen – Berlin defence

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  2. Sad to see Anand like this but Carlsen clearly has his measure.  This could get ugly and it makes you wonder if Carlsen was just toying with him in the first two games.

  3. carlsen will be oozing with confidence  in  the coming game7  while anand confidence will be diminished certainly…i really like your  insights and commentaries kc…especially in your live coverage of the game and i am anticipating the …next one….i enjoyed it a lot and im grateful…

  4. Its not over yet, Anand is a very sound player, but is playing a bit to much on the defense, one problem is the youth of Carlsen might be taking its toll, with that said, Anand should focus on keeping rooks connected and removing Carlsen' horses early in the game as Carlsen thrives on the psychological domination of a deep knight!!

  5. Looks like vishy let his stubborness get the better of him and it coated him. Instead of drawing and living to fight another day he lost. We all know he wanted to win right away to make an emphatic statement that he wasn't going away quietly. Now he may be outta there quicker than anyone anticipated.

  6. At 20:42 I don't think Carlsen can take the queen first and then take e3 because after white Rd5 how is he defending the pawn on b5?

  7. 23. Qg4 seems to be mistake as it leads to doubled e pawns which later become very difficult to defend. 23. Qe2 Bxe3 24. Qxe3 is better. 

  8. Looking foreward for the dual commetary. I really like Pauls commentaries, and I had the impression that your judgements complement one another in a very charming way.

  9. Hey kingscrusher could you please make a video on the petroff defence. A lot of engines like it and i have used it but it is a very hard to learn defence with a massive amount of theory. I'm hoping you could shed some light. I'm about to check and make sure you haven't already made a video on it yet.

  10. Hey kingscrusher could you please make a video on the petroff defence. A lot of engines like it and i have used it but it is a very hard to learn defence with a massive amount of theory. I'm hoping you could shed some light. I'm about to check and make sure you haven't already made a video on it yet.

  11. Great game by Carlsen, beating Vishy in his pet Ruy Lopez. Watching the game live it was amazing how many top Houdini moves Carlsen made. I feel a bit sorry for Anand, it's going to be difficult from here.

  12. Great game by Carlsen, beating Vishy in his pet Ruy Lopez. Watching the game live it was amazing how many top Houdini moves Carlsen made. I feel a bit sorry for Anand, it's going to be difficult from here.

  13. Great video! Nice to get more insight into a game I hardly understand, but since I'm from Norway I'm just curious about it. This is high level stuff.

  14. Great commentary as always.  The official website commentary team seems ok to me with exception of Susan Polgar with her interminable irritating minimal content drone.  Example – when Vishy played the weak 60. Ra4 she just waved it through explaining to everyone why it was a good and necessary move.  A bit later she heard in her earpiece that Ra4 was a blunder and said "Yes, I didn't like the move Ra4".  Wish they'd get rid of her.

  15. Nice detail how Magnus used the double pawns inflicted by Anand to hide from the big bad rook when it came past at 25:26 🙂

  16. I watched this live and flipped the board to black well before Anand's 38 Qg3.  The commentators were still sanguine and thought it was drawing but by move 42 … f6 it was clear that Carlsen was simply going to march his King + entourage down the board and Queen a pawn.  Anand clearly looked tired and his defeat in game 6 is related to the defeat in game 5… his blunders are inexplicable without this context – he was actually stubbornly trying for a win, not the draw he could have engineered.  He's lost the psychological battle and I see no sign of recovery from here.  I truly hope he is not embarrassed in the remaining games.   Thanks kingscrusher for your post game reviews, I love your no nonsense analysis (engine assisted or not) and softly spoken London accent, ignore those critics with nothing of substance to say ("would you please say three not free" / "don't pass off engine analysis as your own" – FFS! – way to miss the value in your videos!).

  17. Thanks so much for putting this up! Vishy really choked snatched defeat from the jaws of….equality here. I wonder if he let the pressure of losing game 5 press him into trying to force a win here, but it was a tactical blunder if so. It was only game 6, he should have waited until it was completely necessary to make a move such as Qg3. Take the draw, regroup, and try a more aggressive opening as white in game 7.

  18. I have to admit I miss the days before super-strong chess engines.  Now anyone with a computer can make a Grandmaster look like an idiot.  Even a genius like Carlsen could not beat these tools.

    I even think we understood the game better when we didn't have computers telling us what to do.

  19. This is why you must practice your end-game. I know it's one of the most boring thngs for most people. But if you have confidence like Magnus has, in your end-game, it seems to my ametuer eyes that exchanging off pieces is easy enough to just get into the endgame then show how your practice has paid off. 

    But of course it's not just trading off pieces. It has to be done in a way that the end-game has winning possibilities. I'm just in awe of Magnus' end-game skill, as it's an area of the game I find extremely tough to consolidate.

    Anyway thatnks for uploading as always KC.

  20. In the game I saw Magnus going to the washroom so many times. Considering the fact that he played the same top engine moves almost all the time at game 6, don't you think this is a little bit suspicious? I mean, is there anybody at all who is responsible for watching out the players whenever they leave the chessboard? I am just playing the devil's advocate. 

  21. You went off on too much of a tangent around 4:45. Replay the movies clearly, not your variations, which were poorly signaled and went on too long, making the viewer unclear what was yours and what was theirs. Distracting.

  22. Epic game! 2 wins in a row for Carslen so 4-2 and I believe unless we have some magic by Vishy or someone bribes Magnus £1,000,000,000 to lose in India lol (joke) then we will have our new World Champion! Excellent covereage kingscrusher 🙂

  23. Firstly, I wish I could literally smack that smug look off of Carlsen's face during the press conferences. Secondly, I wish Kasporov in his prime was Carlsen's opponent so I can watch Carlen's head explode during the game trying solve Kasporov's amazing maze of traps and tactics. Thirdly, I enjoy Judit's passionate commentary and insight. I consider her the female Tal.

  24. Kxh3 is a mistake, Kf2 is the move. If RxR, then f3xR and its queening. If Rg7 elsewhere, then Ke1 and you have f2-f3 queening. It was a lost position anyhow.

  25. What F happened is beyond understanding. Where are the tactical moves, this is like a snail race. who gets there first. Thanks hope you catch up early with videos next time.

  26. Ty for the commentaries kc. Much as I appreciate I am a street busker to your Salieri in your appraisal of the Mozart Carlssen, I doubt you the latter could see a forced win beyond the engine horizon after Ke3. Far from requiring "pinpoint accuray" despite Deep Fritz's "Hotness" meter going way into the red, it reports multiple drawing lines for White. Basically the Black king must either be checked, driven back, give up the f pawn, or go in front of it when the white rook traps it in front by occupying the e file. Were not for the White king being similarly immobilized imho Black would be at risk of losing. Btw the OED only endorses a soft ch in fianchetto because there are so many unenlightened chess players pronouncing it that way!

  27. I don't know what Vishy was doing at 18:30… he seemed to go off the rails. Take the draw and move on, he didn't get anything out of that opening. 

  28. kingcrusher at 20:53 there is not he posibility of take queen because after trades and after rooks takes e3 b4 hanging with rd5

  29. you are going to much off the tangent..pleaser FOCUS FOCUS so we can understand the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Its true the way you do it is kind of confusing because you change from one variation to another explaing really fast! So Just Dont Go So Fast!

  31. Its true the way you do it is kind of confusing because you change from one variation to another explaing really fast! So Just Dont Go So Fast!

  32. Hi all, at 33:04 – isn't there a chance to get out with a draw by perpetually checking the king? even if king f4 (33:06) there is rook a1 preventing black from getting its queen so white could push its pawns on b4 and c4!? But that's just an idea.. I guess I'm missing something ^__^ GREAT VIDEOS BY THE WAY!!!

  33. in carlsen games it always seems like the other guy chooses offhand macro concessions. how does magnus achieve that? are his eyes very hypnotic?!

  34. Replayable game link:
    Join me or other Youtubers for a game: – Cheers, K

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