New Child prodigy Vincent Keymer reveals remarkable fighting spirit vs World Champion Magnus Carlsen

New Child prodigy Vincent Keymer reveals remarkable fighting spirit vs World Champion Magnus Carlsen

Hi all I have a remarkable chess fight to
show you today from the human world of chess. Vincent Keymer is playing white
against the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen. So Vince Keymer is only 14 years
old qualified for the classic here against the super grand masters by
winning the Grenke FIDE Open last year. So a bit of background about the Grenke Chess classic. The 2019 Grenke Chess Classic is a 10 player
round-robin held in Germany from 20th to 29th of April 2019 so it’s just started. The
first three rounds are alongside the Grenke chess open then after two additional
rounds and a rest day the last four rounds will be in another location in
Baden-Baden, Germany. The field features Magnus Carlsen and fellow top 10 players Fabiano
Caruana MVL Maxime Vachiere-Lagrave, Vishy Anand and
Levon Aronian. Time control is hundred minutes for 40 moves than 50 minutes for 20 moves then 15 minutes for the end of the game. With a 30 second increment from move one. So if players are tied for first place a rapid playoff will take place.
Vincent Keymer … so about Vincent Keymer who is playing the white pieces. He is only 14 years old international master he scored a whopping 8 out of 11 in the Grenke open
so last year. Fantastic result. One of his best result ever so he qualifies for
this tournament with the world elite so they’re calling this game like a
“Baptism of fire” because here it was only like trying to get some experience last
year in in the Grenke 2018 open section and he magnificently won there. And now
playing White against the World champion so let’s have
a look at the game with no further ado. So 1. d4 from
Vincent and Magnus Carlsen plays Knight f6 we have c4 c5 as if is this like Benoni
territory isn’t the Benoni defence a bit dodgy? In fact Magnus plays g6 this is an
interesting risk management g6. If black plays into the main line Benoni, there’s
all sorts of dangerous lines for example the “flick knife variation” – f4 very
dangerous line so this move order with g6 delaying e6 is very interesting
and arguably you know in way safer. Nc3 we have now d6 here.
If white is provoked to play d6 Bishop g7 it seems as though
black is going to be ok here. More than okay with a quick d5 for example white was
trying to get Nf4 in. With d5 there are ways for black to just generate good play here. That
d5 is vulnerable and black could end up getting a big advantage if White is
not careful. That would be a bit reckless though. It would be reckless to go in with this d6
stuff it seems. So Knight c3 was played instead – a solid move. We have d6 e4
Bishop g7 Nf3 – Magnus Carlsen castles Bishop e2 e5. So White really doesn’t want to take on e6. However leaving like leaving it like
this looks like a reasonably good King’s Indian style position. So we have
Vincent casting Ne8 Ne1 f5 now we have e takes f5. This is one of the standard
sort of recipes here to try and blockade on a e3. To sort of take on f5 and then
blockade on e3 with a later idea often if blacks got that pawn chain here often
whites then playing moves like King h1 g4 and trying to open up the G file so
that’s like the basic recipe which has been seen in many games before so if
White doesn’t do that if white goes with f3 then blacks just getting a free
hand on the kingside this looks very comfortable for black with a very nice
King’s Indian style attack. Maybe moves like Rf6
to h6 later or g5 and g4 and that sort of stuff. So this is really giving a good
test to open up the position a little bit so we have this f4 for locking down
c8 Bishop and getting this nice blockade square on e3. Nd7 Nd3 provoking
e4 that is played so knight f2 and now a really interesting move from Magnus
Carlsen. He played what many kings Indian
players will be very hesitant to play giving up that dark square Bishop which
is defending a lot of these key dark squares. It’s kind of
controversial to do this. Could black do something else? I mean black could it
seems play a6 to encourage a4 from white which does at least weaken a dark
square (b4) and play it like this. This is an alternative which may be interesting to
consider for example this this kind of position. White has a small edge
but Black is okay as well. That G file perk is being used a bit of
pressure on the G file. White has a nice blockading position on e3. But
White should be at least okay there. Even so if that wasn’t taken
so Bishop takes c3 kind of it’s almost as if this now came from an Nimzo Indian –
this position so Ndf6 with the double pawns. But is the bishop pair
quite dangerous? So this is like a challenge being thrown to white. How to
use the bishop pair in this position? We have Bishop e3 Knight g7 Queen e1 Bishop
d7 now Nd1 and curiously Bishop a4. Is Magnus really going give up this
light square bishop as well? Well it is like hemmed in by this pawn (f5 pawn) I mean maybe it isn’t the most amazing bishop when it was on d7 but
White could just react with Nb2 and the bishop probably just goes
back so that’s the interesting question that could have been posed but so we
have h3 being cool about this is. Is Magnus Carlsen really going to take on d1? He did
actually. Queen takes so fascinating imbalance. This is the kind of thing Mikhail Chigorin would do or Aron Nimzowitsch you know give up both bishops and play with the
knight pair against the bishop pair. Can the bishop pair be tamed here? So we have
here Qe8 and now an interesting move King F2 so this tries
to open up the G file without having the King lying around on the H file so
that’s that’s where interesting if this g4 is going to happen white really wants
to have this kind of traffic that way on G file and maybe the King running into
safe over to safety somehow not staying on on the H file. So Queen g6 rook g1 it
looks pretty dangerous for black. Has Magnus Carlsen overstepped the limit of risk here? King h8 and a4 as well playing on both sides Rg8 Qf1. Nfh5. It
should be mentioned by the way instead of this cautiousness with Rg1 there is an alternative. It seems as
though g4 might have also been possible here. Immediately just g4.
It looks pretty tempting to play g4 immediately. But it’s a very
very complex game with with numerous possible improvements from both
sides. Extremely complex. Kh8 a4 Rg8 Qf1 Nfh5 – the threat immediately of queen g3 checkmate. That’s avoided with g3. Raf8. Queen g2 Queen f6 looking at c3. That’s protected. Queen d8 now this looks like extremely provocative stuff
for Magnus after Queen h2 – is the queen really going to go over here to Siberia
on the Queen side with all of this stuff going on over here? Knight f6 g4
it looks super dangerous now. Nd7 if F takes G4 then here is one way for
black to get mated. The H file is just too dangerous
this is just untenable this position. The king can go into the center. f5 it becomes totally
untenable. Black is getting absolutely smashed even if the Queen’s get
exchanged. Checkmate as an example. So it is very dangerous position. So we have Nd7
trying to minimize the line opening especially on the h file.
So g5 Queen a5 and this this looks like pushing up the psychology of the game.
Because isn’t this really provocative with white having this space advantage over here. The bishop pair but without use of the d4 square this dark square bishop
isn’t so dangerous at the moment we have a move g6 we have very aggressive move.
It turns out here on on some analysis that’s my my favorite “thorn” pawn might be
actually the key recipe to use here with h4. Just say say a4 is being taken is
taken then establishing the “thorn” pawn with this and now are playing back on
the Queen side soon say with Queen h3. This is actually it seems extremely
pleasant for white this lockdown of the “thorn” pawn and the associated pawn chain
with it. So it’s held for a while this this looks like it should be at least
you know white could hold out for a draw. And if black does anything active then
it’s gonna be a nice for White. So this could be the way to go in theory
just to establish the “thorn” pawn pawn chain fairly safely in this position with h4
so is g6 it a little bit double-edged? Well it is a potential
target that pawn you know marked for the future after h6 however you might think
h6 isn’t there Queen g3 to h4 which not only threatens this diagonal but h6
so what’s this Queen doing over here or was that
was that the desired outcome to provoke this kind of long term weakness with g6.
So Qg3 immediately the black queen would have to flee back but we have here
rook b1 you know to stop Qh4. we have rook b1 rook b8 Qxa4 is
far too dangerous for example Qg3 to go to h4 is absolutely winning
here. if Ne8 Queen h4 this is this is all over because there’s also Queen e7 check
and then absolutely mating in all variations there so that’s far too dangerous.
So Rb8 reserving Qd8. The Queen can’t be taking this pawn. There is a need for Qd8
against Queen g3 to h4 now this happens Queen g3 Qd8. Without
further ado otherwise Qh4 is going be a killer move.
So King e1 and it seems pleasant enough still for white okay he’s
committed this pawn but isn’t this gonna open up lines in theory even if that
pawn drops. White wants to sort of open up the position because the bishop pair
surely. So it wasn’t this is an acceptable risk. Ne8 Kd2 Nf8.
And yeah that pawn looks to be dropping off now Bishop f2 Qe7. It seems as
though it could have been taken immediately as well but it is delayed
for a moment Qe7. Now curiously King e3 Queen f6 looking at c3.
rook takes g6 might be a potential improvement first and then Queen g7 to
hit c3 for example this position has got the some benefits
well yeah blacks doing fine. So yeah this whole concept of losing the g6 pawn in this
variation doesn’t look very convincing. But we have Queen f6 King d2. Nxg6.
h4 ne7. Qh3. R takes R takes. Queen f7
which echoes to me at least potentially this this pawn chain is a bit fragile with
things like you know maybe like this (a6 and b5 undermining operations) or will it just open up the bishops that’s
the problem. White’s bishop pair has to be tamed at all times. So maybe not that
plan but just exchanging off the rooks and then later that sort of thing trying
to hit the center later h5 Nf6 so another commitment of a potentially
vulnerable pawn and if that’s taken later in an endgame then we have a
passed outside H pawn. So is this is this h5 pawn push doubled edged as well ?Potentially but Bishop h4
is played now. We have b6 Rb1 Queen f8 rook g1 Queen f7 Rb1.
Queen g7 apparently and when I say apparently I’ve used that term “apparently” three times if
you look at the annotated game of this. At least three times there
might be an improvement here. Instead of Queen g7 there might be an improvement
with a weird idea rook g8 it looks as though Black can’t afford
to do this because of a5 but it turns out that with Knight g4 and the
crazy-looking Knight c8 that this is fairly nice for black for example here
Knight b6 blockading in time … interrupting in time and black is doing
well in all the variations for example here Black has got a big advantage so and
if here axb6 Rxb6. Sorry axb6 Knight c8
yeah is is absolutely the best idea. Because otherwise if taking immediately
there then that’s that’s even technically. But here with this amazingly
interesting idea in Nc8 Black’s actually okay. White has got some King
safety issues as well to deal with the Queen like threatening things like
Queen a2 if taking there so yeah that’s a really interesting line. So that’s
why apparently this is like one of the first key mistakes from an engine
perspective to play Queen g7 and instead of rook g8. So that’s that’s a really
wacky idea that so let’s carry on. So in the game yeah Queen g7
Rg1 Queen f8 King C2 – this knight goes back King D2 – so the knights are
holding each other. Queen f7 King c2 rook f8. King D2 Qe8 Ra1
so that’s protecting that pawn that’s So yeah the Queen’s hitting
actually on both sides of the board pawns keeping this Bishop occupied as
well on e2 so Ra1. Rf7. a5 here .. if something like Queen g2
then it seems black can grind an advantage out for example like this so
kind of dislocating the bishop from h5 making that vulnerable
hitting a4 there. Coming back for h5 Black’s getting an advantage
eventually. Yeah it looks as though as it’s improving for black so a5 was
played which seemed natural enough to open up but there are some potential
King safety issues involved Nc8 Ra1 Queen f8 Rb1 Knight b6
Rg1 rook g7 and I’ll say again … “Apparently” this is a mistake if you
check this game for an engine you’ll find technical mistakes which seem … I’m
not talking about when someone’s winning and they do move which is not so winning.
I’m talking about almost leveling the position from a technical perspective so
rook g7 was apparently a mistake instead a5 with this crazy scenario. Let’s have
a look at this for a moment. So the Queen coming over here to support
the push of the a pawn and hitting then c3 joining forces hitting c3 and
in this scenario is getting a lost position for White. So that apparently a5 is
the way to go with that kind of scenario this this major asset in theory the
outside passed pawn wins the game apparently there. So that’s a fascinating
one as well so rook g7 though was played instead which seems natural enough
perhaps to extinguish white rook from the
equations simplifying. King takes … if Queen takes I know that drops f5 but
Na4 this apparently is just even this position
so anyway King takes which holds on to f5 so Queen g3 check King h8 Queen
g6 and it looks yeah as though White’s got a load of pressure here for the pawn.
So five pawns for white six for black. a6 s played. There is a load of pressure here we
have a5 now Bishop f1 King c2 on King C2 – this scenario just run
through this fictional scenario ends up fascinatingly white could. Black
rather could get this position which is a demonstration of how how to win but
white could improve here with Bishop takes g4 and here g3 and white can
grab just the perpetual check yeah some interesting fictional scenarios but
Bishop f1 was played not King C2 – so Bishop F1 a4 Kc2 a4 Kb3 and you might think this is isn’t this really provocative?
Magnus Carlsen looks to be on the defensive. His Queen is having to defend d6 and okay the knight is hot also holding h6 but there’s also this gigantic in
theory move like Bishop f6 idea so the bishops are just waiting to come in to
black’s position. It looks as though blacks really tied down and a3 is
also just gonna be taken. So what does black do? – well Magnus Carlsen comes up with Knight a4. If the King takes then this pawn runs to a
queen here funnily enough in this position there’s nothing stopping that
queening so Na4 you know looking at c3 which is one of the
double pawns. Bh3 is played If King takes a3 offering c3 then you might think well you know isn’t this diagonal dangerous for the
black king? I mean it’s fascinating that these
bishops have been kept under control potentially but here this apparently is is
okay for black. if Queen a8 check White ends up with a big advantage you know this is mopping up black. Yeah this is like a disaster. So Bishop h3 we
have Queen g7 so getting the Queen’s off the board. That is safer for the black King. Bishop
takes so this endgame Knight f6 is played now King takes a3. If Bishop takes f6
black ends up with a big advantage because of a2 setting up an
unfortunate Fork. Knight takes e4 is winning the bishop. So King takes a3
and we have might take c3. Now here is an apparently another key
mistake in this position apparently Kb3 is the move to play. I mean
there’s some exciting prospect of the King coming into the position via c6 one day to attack d6 in the background of this move. It seems tempting for a king infiltration But say Kb3 was played.
So in the game Bishop f2 just to be clearer. Bishop f2 was played in the game.
But let’s imagine Kb3. And then Ne2. And then just taking here this position apparently it’s fine
it’s an even position this position is an even position. And if black can take
it on f4 instead here it’s an even position I mean it is equal
on pawns and there is still the possibility of the King coming maybe to
c6 to counter Black’s King potentially coming on the dark squares.
So that does seem a lot apparently a key mistake. Bishop f2 but this is that multi-hour game it’s like in the fifth hour now
probably by the stage.Move 67 so Bishop f2 Ne2 is a war of attrition. In this position apparently Magnus Carlsen could also as well as the
move he played Ne2 he could have also played Ne1 for example Bishop h4 e3
Knight takes Knight takes here offering the Knight as a full pace sacrifice.
This end game it seems as though black is still winning even this position.
This requires some nerve to play though after six hours of play
check getting the piece back and it looks as though also the Knight is trapped. So this does take a huge nerve to play. One can understand why it wasn’t and it looks as though hang on say isn’t a knight getting trapped? Well Kf4 just in time
hitting the bishop creates squares for the knight. So after Bishop g6 Nf3+
and the pawn is going to be herded through with a winning advantage
there with best play. So yeah there’s there’s an interesting alternative – Nd1 there instead of Ne2. But requiring great technical precision there.
Okay. Ne2 is played. Ka4.
Knight takes h5. Back is in the driving seat now it seems again for a moment. King a5 if
Bishop takes e4 had been played then Knight c3 check picks up the piece
so yeah so Magnus is now at this moment a pawn up and by taking on h5 he’s got a
running H pawn. An outside passed h pawn. So Bishop sorry Knight f6 King b6 King f7 so there’s a
running h pawn and a running e pawn. Prisoners as Aron Nimzovich
would say. They should be kept under “lock and key”.
King c7 King e7. Be3 Knight d4 Bishop d6 h5 so this is running down
the board now. It looks as though Magnus Carlsen is in control. Knight f3 with h4 support
now with the knight on f3 Knight d2 e3 Nf3 hitting the bishop and
here black pawns are quicker than white taking that pawn having to get out of
the way and Queen that pawn. Black’s pawns seem to be quicker Nd4. Also h3 was
possible here. Let’s have a look h3 d6
and then there’s a key move f5 to stop Ne6 and White is actually
doing well. White actually wins this position. So black does have to be
careful here and not play h3. So Knight d4 very good move. With the position now, we have King c8. So if d6 there was Ne6 check and then h3 –
that’s going to be a massive advantage for Black. So King c8 now e2 and the game
ended here. If it continued then for example Bishop takes e2 Nxe2. d6.
Knight takes F4 is coming back to e6 to stop that pawn. That’s winning with that outside h pawn. So a rollercoaster game. A fantastic game from Vincent Keymer.
With the white pieces here it was an enormous struggle over six and a half
hour game. Magnus described as game not as his most memorable in terms of you
know greatest but a memorable fight. Magnus Carlsen gave great credit to Vincent Keymer for putting up such great fight. If you enjoyed this rollercoaster game
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19 thoughts on “New Child prodigy Vincent Keymer reveals remarkable fighting spirit vs World Champion Magnus Carlsen

  1. Q.Can you give the World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen a fighting game at 14 years of age? Video:

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  2. after that game i gained so much respect for Vincent i think we see a future world champion or atleast a future candidate

  3. I'm wondering how much human chess level became so low compared to Leela vs sf level. White in this game missed the draw more than 3 times ,to end with meaningless loss

  4. Wow wow really it looks like a match between stockfish vs Leela !!! But how is Leela and how is stockfish . Exceptional game.

  5. Here Magnus channels the spirit of Emanuel Lasker with a great fighting win.Keymer fought well too. Fine analysis of a very complex game. Thanks KC keep up the good work

  6. I am infected by AZ and Leela. I looked the game live, my first thought after 7. … e5 was yes the centre is closed play 8. h4.

  7. The German pronunciation for Keymer is like a capital I sound as in kite so K (I) mer is correct , Not K(A)mer . A promising talented 14 year old , right now , Carlsen is on top of his game as world champ .

  8. It's so great that you have started analyzing human games again. Good and thorough analysis-keep up the good work, KC!

  9. They should put more wildcard players in these tournaments. The top players just protect rating points and play lots of draws. They need to put in plays like Wei Yi and Ivanchuk.

  10. Been following Vincent since his astonishing performance at the Genke Open last year.
    This young German player is the real deal.
    For the 45 years I have been playing the game, I think I can confidently say this about World Chess Champions.
    The World Champion does not play like a GrandMaster, that is why they are the World Chess Champion !
    I can see this "outside the box" mentality in Vincent, just as we all did with Magnus. His game against Gelfand to win the Genke (which I think I recall KC covered) was a fine demonstration of this.
    So this was indeed an interesting encounter.
    Mr Keymer wasn't going to beat Magnus, that would just be insane.
    But he held his own, and can be very proud of that.
    I can tell you that even though Vincent automatically qualified for this competition, he was by no means certain whether he should enter the competition. Players like Mr Carlsen could be quite liable to tear young Vincent apart. Not so great for your development as a player when you are just 14.
    But many, including me encouraged him to embrace the experience.
    And so here was the first prize. A serious OTB game with a player who is rapidly cementing himself as one of the strongest players ever to grace the 64 squares.
    And he didn't get mercilessly crushed. A fact that very few of the world's top players can claim.
    Bravo Vincent. Hope you remembered to enjoy it.

  11. Great analysis so much better than any of the other chess commentary out there, by miles, (except for Peter Schvidler who is also awesome).

  12. If I saw the position at 8:22 on the board, I would assume both players are amateurs and have no idea what they doing, which now makes me realize I don't have any idea what I am doing. LOL.

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