Chess is an Evil Game || Caruana vs MVL || Tata Steel (2021)

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Fabiano Caruana vs Maxime Vachier Lagrave
Tata Steel Chess (2021), rd 7, Jan-23
Sicilian, Najdorf (B90)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 Qb6 8. Qd2 Qxb2 9. Rb1 Qa3 10. Be2 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. e5 Nd5 13. Nxd5 exd5 14. e6 f6 15. Bh5+ Kd8 16. Bh4 d4 17. Bf2 Qc3 18. f5 Qxd2+ 19. Kxd2 c5 20. Bf3 Ra7 21. g4 g6 22. Bh4 Be7 23. Rb6 h5 24. h3 Ke8 25. Bg3 Rc7 26. Kd3 hxg4 27. hxg4 Rxh1 28. Bxh1 gxf5 29. gxf5 Bf8 30. Kc4 Rh7 31. Be4 Be7 32. Bxd6 Bxd6 33. Rxd6 Bb7 34. Bxb7 Rxb7 35. Rxa6 Rb2 36. Kxc5 Rxc2+ 37. Kxd4
The official drawing of lots took place in the Tata Steel Chess Tournament playing hall in Wijk aan Zee. The results of the drawing of lots are officially approved by the arbitration. Based on the drawing of lots the playing schedule for the 13 rounds has been made.
Already in the first round, there will be some exciting games. World Champion Magnus Carlsen will play against top talent Alireza Firouzja and Harikrisna Pentala will face Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Defending champion Fabiano Caruana will meet the Dutch Grand Master Jorden van Foreest.
The games will start on the 16th of January at 14:00 (CET). Chess enthusiasts can follow the games via our international live stream.
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  • This game was brutal

    Edwin OmarEdwin Omar8 दिन पहले
  • 4:39 Why not go back with the bishop to E6???

    Haidar Al AtrakchiHaidar Al Atrakchi24 दिन पहले
  • 2:42 "Sorry about that!"...but it's not for the right reason! I'm so confused now 😁

    dbeachy1dbeachy127 दिन पहले
  • When alphazero first came into the world, we hoped that chess would have a new future as we would see more "positional" play instead of materialistic grab. Now, it's become worse with some weird position where you're down materials yet somehow winning after all the tactics.

    Siranut usawasutsakornSiranut usawasutsakornमहीने पहले
  • wht if when bishop captured the pawn and then castle by white and then bishop back to e6

    Ravi PrajapatiRavi Prajapatiमहीने पहले
  • 4:57 everything is coming

    Solomon KabukaSolomon Kabukaमहीने पहले
  • Why subtitles is given.its block the chess board

    siddhi awalsiddhi awalमहीने पहले
  • Why not rd6 to d7 in minute 13:19

    yakov syakov sमहीने पहले
  • 7:05 "And now bishop captures on f6... just err, disgusting" - This is what makes you the best, agadmator :D

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  • The ruthless patricia evocatively bury because palm congruently bump down a natural november. poised, uttermost breath

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  • Thank you for your analysis of various strategies, if you continue them further that would be appreciated.

    Mike SMike Sमहीने पहले
  • Go fabe 🎩

    Death DealerDeath Dealerमहीने पहले
  • Only kasparov really expert in this poisoned variation, you have to be very accurate:)

    Mu MuMu Muमहीने पहले
  • 4:43 why g6 and not Be6?

    YadasampatiYadasampatiमहीने पहले
  • @6:16 “Captures. Captures. Captures. Uh, Sorry. Captures. Captures. Captures. And now castles.”

    Milo JamesMilo Jamesमहीने पहले
  • Is it only me or MVL aaaalways lose in agad videos?🤣😅

    KennedyMisterKennedyMisterमहीने पहले
  • Hey mate can you show any matches where the pawn promotes to Bishop or Knight please

    Scott RichardsonScott Richardsonमहीने पहले
  • Kindly reply to my comment

    Dev AdityaDev Adityaमहीने पहले
  • Awesome video, thanks so much Agadmator! Keep it up!! :)

    Karl WeyenbergKarl Weyenbergमहीने पहले
  • The poison pawn thing has to be a joke. Capturing that pawn had no significant effect on the outcome of the game. Maybe capturing the knight did, but not capturing the "poison pawn".

    SarbanSarbanमहीने पहले
  • Agadmator: "any move delivers check mate" me: "hold my beer"

    Krzysztof SzulcKrzysztof Szulcमहीने पहले
  • Fabi eat the wrong mushrooms!

    Adrian CotirtaAdrian Cotirtaमहीने पहले
  • At 5:15 what if white plays Bh5+

    Punya GuptaPunya Guptaमहीने पहले
  • eh nalilipasan nga ng gutom diyan sa laro na yan, we played without a clock Sir yun at yun din ang kalaban mo palipas oras baga

    Eddie De LeonEddie De Leonमहीने पहले
  • #quote #quotes "Marriage is like taking a pawn on b2 in sicilian nadjorf" -Vassily Ivanchuk.

    Bihnam MuttoshBihnam Muttoshमहीने पहले
  • #suggestion DUBOV SACS QUEEN Danil Dubov vs Espipenko, Andrey Russian superfinal 2020-12-05

    Mohammed FaizyMohammed Faizyमहीने पहले
  • Man. Why you gotta do my Boy Fabi like that with that thumbnail pic.

    Reinaldo's Chess LessonsReinaldo's Chess Lessonsमहीने पहले
  • Good title, no spoilers

    Antonio Hamilton De AvilaAntonio Hamilton De Avilaमहीने पहले
  • Those photos looks like you made them in blender

    The Comment ReviewerThe Comment Reviewerमहीने पहले
  • Both Nils and Caruana took Maxime to the deep dark forest of poison pawn variation

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  • Surely we have to assume mvl is saving preparation for candidates tournament he must know about this e6 move for white in the line

    Ill_WillIll_Willमहीने पहले
  • I'm always waiting for "Hello Everyone" then my heart starts beating 😂

    Desert EagleDesert Eagleमहीने पहले
  • Yeah - Maxime made a mistake. The Najdorf Sicilian is so complex that one can't know everything about it. I suppose MVL won't make that mistake again. Experience is a dear teacher.

    Ned MerrillNed Merrillमहीने पहले
  • Just fundamentally e6xd5 is ridiculous. Opening lines to take king that is not castled is just dumb af

    James KusterJames Kusterमहीने पहले
  • #suggestion esipenko vs carlsen but you HAVE to show Esipenko's smile after he won

    TheCheeserTheCheeserमहीने पहले
  • Already here on your channel, waiting for andrey vs carlsen match. I know its upcoming up soon. Maybe agadmator would be recording right now.

    Musab ArabMusab Arabमहीने पहले
  • When u r trying to spot the winning move and ultimately it's just a pawn move,,, beauty of chess

    Sourabh SrivastavSourabh Srivastavमहीने पहले
  • Caruana at classical is a monster no one play better than him

    Nuro AmadoNuro Amadoमहीने पहले
  • It simply means the pawn is poisoned. Do not capture it.

    Daniel AndradeDaniel Andradeमहीने पहले
  • Why Maxime is going for that poison pawn in every game?

    nicolás cardozo ruiznicolás cardozo ruizमहीने पहले
  • And even if ...

    Joyms GamesJoyms Gamesमहीने पहले
  • you can capture this, you can capture this, you can capture whatever... 😂😂😂

    Michael YahnerMichael Yahnerमहीने पहले
  • Poor Maxime.

    GordonGordonमहीने पहले
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    L CL Cमहीने पहले
  • found e6 immediately but had a hard time explaining why

    איתמר דואקאיתמר דואקमहीने पहले
  • "And even if"

    manu 1945manu 1945महीने पहले
  • Everything is cu- ah sorry, 'coming'.

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  • Guys why agadmator delete Anish Giri's game video which he uploaded today?

    Local MechanicLocal Mechanicमहीने पहले
  • can you do game 52 of the current superfinal ?

    Sky HigherSky Higherमहीने पहले
  • "We could have made it twice as long" Threatening us all with a good time, eh?

    FortisConsciusFortisConsciusमहीने पहले
  • #suggestions Eric Rozen's long castle mate. ;)

    GrzesiekGrzesiekमहीने पहले
  • Y'all if you think you're evil: Remember, there are people who dislike Agad's videos :(

    Sachith WeligepolaSachith Weligepolaमहीने पहले
  • 13:26 isn’t Re7 winning on the spot?

    Robin SchafiRobin Schafiमहीने पहले
    • Rd7 Be4 / Rh7 Bf5 and white will loose the e6 pawn as well. Still winning, but takes longer

      Leonard TudoseLeonard Tudoseमहीने पहले
  • Curious if maxime will go for the poison pawn for the third time and lose

    ShadowflareShadowflareमहीने पहले
  • 6:00 Agad: "The engine's favorite is h6..." Me: Ah yes, time for a disgusting engine defense, I'm sure Black can hold this Agad: "... but it also doesn't work." Me: *surprised Carlsen face*

    Jeconiah Joel Michael Siregar - Sc'19Jeconiah Joel Michael Siregar - Sc'19महीने पहले
  • 7:01 queen to ivanchuk

    RoysterRoysterमहीने पहले
  • Fabiano is on fire💥.He is improving and get ready for candidate tournament. Here is another brilliancy from fabi👇🏻

    Sagar GhuleSagar Ghuleमहीने पहले
  • At 13:15 why not Rd7?

    Akshay ShrivastavaAkshay Shrivastavaमहीने पहले
  • Peter Leko actually spotted 14. e6 in a couple of seconds.

    Babhrubahan BoseBabhrubahan Boseमहीने पहले
  • At 12:00 of the video when fabi goes for h3. Instead He could have gone for that d6 pawn of Maxime. After bishop of Maxime would capture the rook then fabi could have taken the pawn on f6 with a check on the king and a simultaneous attack on the rook of Maxime. Winning 2 pawns.

    Dev AdityaDev Adityaमहीने पहले
  • I see Fabi i click

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  • I’m a big MVL fan given his performance in the candidates. It’s interesting that a recurring theme is to see him lose in lines where he’s supposedly an expert. Namely, he’s lost several games with the grunfeld, najdorf, and now this poisoned pawn stuff in recent memory. You can’t argue his quality, , so it must be evidence of an incredibly fearless and adventurous style.

    Austin WheelerAustin Wheelerमहीने पहले
  • Video did not started yet I predict maxime Sicilian defense

    Dani Siroos ZadehDani Siroos Zadehमहीने पहले
  • Chess, where quitting is the noble thing to do.

    LHSlashLHSlashमहीने पहले
  • Day 25 of asking why Agad doesn't do photo challenges anymore

    Uday Tej SinghUday Tej Singhमहीने पहले
  • And that’s another game MVL losing with “his Najdorf”

    Antonio KhouryAntonio Khouryमहीने पहले
  • "Fabi says I don't mind trading queens, good luck surviving this pawn chain" lol Agad.

    retro dunkretro dunkमहीने पहले
  • Really, can someone explain me what's going on when "sorry bout that" occurs?

    Fabrizio VFabrizio Vमहीने पहले
  • For the world's leading Najdorf expert, isn't MVL getting screwed a little too hard in the Najdorf in this tournament?

    Arkadeb SenguptaArkadeb Senguptaमहीने पहले
  • Maxime: I'm an expert in the sicilian Fabi:okay,I'm gonna take you a deep dark forest

    Alone ManTvAlone ManTvमहीने पहले
  • Chess is no longer chess when players only learn by heart which moves to play in which particular position, it turns into a "who's got a better memory" contest, that's probably why most of GMs start to play worse as they get older, where's Capablanca who only needed to learn the rules and at an early age he was crushing everyone?

    Hamlet ElsinoreHamlet Elsinoreमहीने पहले
  • This is a genuinely amazing game. That e6 move was a watershed moment for me. I saw him play it on stream and just thought there’s no way on earth I ever find this move. Nice analysis.

    Sean HunterSean Hunterमहीने पहले
  • AH yes , Maxime , the "EXPERT" in sicilian najdorf , loses the game in the opening stages.......nice expertise

    Player UnknownPlayer Unknownमहीने पहले
  • Agad why you are uploading so less games nowadays 😔

    kapil nagarkapil nagarमहीने पहले
  • how about a chess variation where it‘s illegal to play the best engine move

    ben3847ben3847महीने पहले
  • I'm sure it's on the way, but Alireza vs Duda was a nice game. #Suggestion

    Pouria FirouzmandiPouria Firouzmandiमहीने पहले
  • This game is litterally why classical chess is so interesting

    nyztan0nyztan0महीने पहले
  • Please cover Anish's game as well ve Nils

    Free AgainFree Againमहीने पहले
  • Fab is fabulous !!

    pavpavमहीने पहले
  • ⚠️ Agadmator will be the first Video Chess Channel on the whole Planet to reach 1 Million subscribers soon! :) ... I hope he does something special on that day ... :)

    John KuhlesJohn Kuhlesमहीने पहले
  • Show the games of anish giri and espenky

    Pranav ShetePranav Sheteमहीने पहले
    • Of round 7

      Pranav ShetePranav Sheteमहीने पहले
  • 6:03 : "The engine favorite is h6, but it also doesn't work"

    Ephemerité ScienceEphemerité Scienceमहीने पहले
  • MVL is psychologically playing and thinking about the candidates and is showing that he is not in a good form so that in the main event candidates lower their guard and loose

    Richa SinghRicha Singhमहीने पहले
  • classical chess is certainly not dead.

    Kilimanjarno ArnssonKilimanjarno Arnssonमहीने पहले
  • I watched this, and "there's nothing more to be done" today!

    Mark LondonMark Londonमहीने पहले
  • It's games like this that discourage me from learning to play better chess!

    Tommy DTommy Dमहीने पहले
    • Chess can be enjoyed at every level. You don't need insane ambitions to enjoy the beauty of chess. It's the small things that make this game great. Becoming as good as you can possibly be and achieving small goals you set for yourself.

      OptikOptik27 दिन पहले
  • 5:43 is that not checkmate agad?

    Genghis KhanGenghis Khanमहीने पहले
  • "And it is only now as of move x that we ha ve a completely new game" -agadmator

    TouzelTouzelमहीने पहले
  • Mvl loses authority on Sicilian

    saikumar Khandavallisaikumar Khandavalliमहीने पहले
  • Best video in a while. Well done, great job.

    FIrst LastFIrst Lastमहीने पहले
  • Wow.... pawn to d4 was the first move that popped in my head.... I am a GM now.....

    Anturangga TantraAnturangga Tantraमहीने पहले
  • I started not believing agd anymore. He said wonderful game but it is just an ordinary game.

    highplayer highwayhighplayer highwayमहीने पहले
  • Lmao MVL look like Beast Titan

    Gay MuhmmadGay Muhmmadमहीने पहले
  • Man, I am having some of the most stressful days of my life and seeing these videos are the best move I could think of. Thanks.

    Jorge EsquivelJorge Esquivelमहीने पहले
  • Great video as per usual! So close to 1 mil!

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  • Fabiano, Baby Face Killer

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