Magnus Carlsen's Most Watched Chess Game



This is Magnus Carlsen – Alexander Morozevich from 2012 World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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0:00 Intro
0:32 LIVE GAME
10:12 ANALYSIS

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[White “Magnus Carlsen”]
[Black “Alexander Morozevich”]

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 dxc4 4. Bg2 c6 5. O-O b5 6. a4 Bb7 7. b3 cxb3 8. Qxb3 b4 9. Bb2 Nf6 10. Ne5 a5 11. d3 Be7 12. Nd2 O-O 13. Rac1 Nd5 14. e4 Nb6 15. f4 N8d7 16. f5 Nc5 17. Rxc5 Bxc5+ 18. Kh1 exf5 19. Rxf5 Qe7 20. Ng4 Bc8 21. Nf6+ gxf6 22. Bxf6 Bxf5 23. Bxe7 Be6 24. Qd1 Bxe7 25. e5 Nd5 26. Qh5 f5 27. exf6 Bxf6 28. Ne4 Ra7 29. Nxf6+ Nxf6 30. Qc5 Rd7 31. Qxa5 b3 32. Bxc6 Rxd3 33. Qb4 Rc8 34. Qb5 Rd6 35. Bf3 Kf7 36. g4 Rc2 37. g5 Bd5 38. Bxd5+ Nxd5 39. Qxb3 Rcc6 40. Kg2 Kg6 41. h4 Rc3 42. Qb1+ Kg7 43. Qb7+ Rc7 44. Qb2+ Kf7 45. Kf3 Ne7 46. Qb3+ Kf8 47. Kg4 Rcd7 48. Kh5 Rd4 49. Qb8+ Kf7 50. Qb3+ Kg7 51. Qe6 Ng6 52. Qf6+ Kg8 53. Qe6+ Kf8 54. Qf6+ Kg8 55. Qe6+ Rf7 56. Qc8+ Rf8 57. Qe6+ Kh8 0-1

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23 comments

  1. Plot twist: it was alexander morozevich's most viewed match as well I know right what were the chances lol

  2. Gotham did you miss to cover that horrific rook blunder by Morozevich at 9:22 . Carlsen also missed it under time trouble.
    Qb8+ wins the rook on c7 if black moves the King or blocks with Nc8 else if Rc8 then Qxd5 also wins the rook.

  3. Even i watched this game many years ago and many times it was one of my fav games morozevich literally dominated this game right from the beginning and played so fast

  4. Why didn't you say that after Kf8 Magnus was winning with Qb8+? That's why in the live video Morozevich reacted this way.

  5. can someone explain what happened at the 600 mark? the pawn was not on the diagonal but he still took?

  6. I always thought Morozevich was going to take the chess world by storm….Maybe he has a full time job idk

  7. The commentary 🔥🔥 their not really saying anything but yo this is anime final episode epic battle worthy

  8. Watching many of your videos, which often talk about openings, what is the deepest number of moves (from the database of opening moves) that an opening can be (which has been repeated multiple times by players, otherwise it's not really an opening)? Have any games ever been completely duplicated, right from the opening move to the checkmate? Obviously fool's mate has been done more than once, but are there any other examples? How many moves in the opening move database are "checks"? And out of curiosity, how many are "en passents"? Are there any stalemates in the opening move database? Or draws?

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