Amazing Chess Game : Magnus Carlsen vs Judit Polgar – London Classic (2012) – English Opening

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Instructive game tags: classical time control game, english opening, clever opening choice to try and keep game more positional and calm, Maroczy bind with pawns on c4 and e4, knight retreat to d2 to protect c4 pawn, b4 played to take away c5 from black, f4 to kick knight from e5, after ng6 white has all pieces behind pawns, black by contrast has a knight on g6 which is in front of some pawns, white has greater space advantage and piece flexibility, exploiting a space advantage, central e4 square control reinforced by white, e4 overprotection with both knights bishop on f3, queen and rook on e1 behind it, suprising e5 break, e5 reinforced, e5 overprotection, pawn sacrifice by white but black gets weakened dark squares around king, f file pressure, two rooks on 7th rank, Nf6 and rh8 mating pattern, king heading towards h6 square, winning passed pawn on queenside because black so tied down, black in near zugzwang, instructive for how to exploit maroczy bind and space advantage, also instructive for how to exploit a positional bind generally

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Magnus Carlsen vs Judit Polgar
London Chess Classic (2012) · English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A33)

[Event “London Chess Classic”]
[Site “1:34:33-0:27:33”]
[Date “2012.12.07”]
[EventDate “2012.12.01”]
[Round “5”]
[Result “1-0”]
[White “Magnus Carlsen”]
[Black “Judit Polgar”]
[ECO “A33”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[PlyCount “2”]

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.a3 Bc5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.e4 O-O 9.Be2 b6 10.O-O Bb7 11.Bf4 d6 12.Rc1 Rc8 13.Re1 Ne5 14.Nd2 Nfd7 15.Be3 Qc7 16.b4 Qb8 17.f4 Ng6 18.g3 Rfe8 19.Bf3 Qa8 20.Bf2 Ngf8 21.Qe2 Qb8 22.Red1 g6 23.e5 Bc6 24.Bd4 Red8 25.Bxc6 Rxc6 26.Nf3 dxe5 27.fxe5 Rdc8 28.Ne4 Qc7 29.Nfd2 a6 30.Nf2 Bg5 31.Rf1 Bxd2 32.Qxd2 Nxe5 33.Bxe5 Qxe5 34.Ng4 Rd6 35.Nh6+ Kg7 36.Rxf7+ Kh8 37.Qf2 Qd4 38.c5 bxc5 39.Qxd4+ Rxd4 40.Rxc5 Rcd8 41.Rcc7 Rd1+ 42.Kg2 R1d2+ 43.Kh3 R2d5 44.Ng4 Rh5+ 45.Kg2 Rd2+ 46.Kf3 Rf5+ 47.Ke3 Rxf7 48.Rxf7 Rd8 49.Nf6 Rb8 50.Kf4 h6 51.Ke5 a5 52.bxa5 Ra8 53.a6 1-0 —

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn mɑŋnʉs øːn kɑːɭsn̩]; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and former chess prodigy who is the No. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2872, the highest in history. Carlsen was the 2009 World Blitz chess champion.

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  1. so he did lose in the first rapid game, i thought Magnus never loses 😛

  2. You obviously don't understand chess. Firstly, Carlsen's games are full of brilliancies, he is one of the best attacking players around.
    Secondly, today's chess rarely allows for brilliancies of the romantic era as computer analysis and a massively expanding volume of theory means exploiting small weaknesses is the means to a win.

  3. the match takes 2 minutes and u are talking 40

  4. Maybe masters and above can play against a Marocksy bind, but I avoid it like the plague.  I never seem to be able to find constructive moves w/ the d5 break being so difficult to achieve. 

  5. Hello and thank you very much for your comments. (I don't speak english very well, but I understand very easily your comment!) (From Laurent (FRANCE))

  6. To the chap who asserted that chess is boring.  50% of the population is below average in intelligence, by definition.  It is that 50% who find chess boring.  For them I suggest checkers, or car theft video games.

  7. just proves,that chess is a mens game.Women doesn`t have the tactical gene in them.They`re better nursing and taking care of man and children,and stuff,but there`s a reason all great generals,and chess players are men.

  8. What is the difference between the win and the loss ?

    1. Having white advantage ?
    2. Ability to see further into the game ?
    3. Emotional intimidation of your opponent through force of personality ?
    4. Wearing down of opponent through applying continual pressure ?
    5. Physical stamina and good sleep beforehand ?

  9. Ok, hear me out I realize this could backfire but what about G7-g5 at 25:18, bishop withdraws and you can follow with H7-h76? No, I do not know.

  10. may I ask what chess software you are using in most of your videos?

  11. This players have only their being born with special intelligence for chess. What i like to view their games are those who can play very intelligent chess but they are not born as gifted child but ordinary and later develop. Mikhail Tal is one such kind. he has a mind develop later to become the best attacking grandmaster of chess. Tal and his kind shows that even ordinary mortals can become very good in chess depending on his development for the game. 

  12.    I found polgars …Bg5 but I didn't find carlesns Rf1 response I had Nfe4 which seems good to me if Bxd2 Nxd2 and black is weak on the dark squares and obviously…Nxe5 cant be played and whites knight on e4 threatens Nd6 then Rf1 anyway but can someone tell me why after ,,,Bxd2, Qxd2 why black cant play …Rxc4 as Qh6 followed by Ng5 doesn't seem like much cause of blacks f8 knight what am I missing    

  13. Why cant castle go D8 at the end to stop the kings advance?

  14. Convincing effort by Carlsen. Shows the difference of male and female chess, perhaps.

  15. When I make a move, there are 100s of things that can be done next. You explain each of them!

  16. Polgar is an overpowered chess player! She is way underrated. I think since all the rankings are sexist you don't see her in the top 50 let's say, and she's not going in big competitions with players like Deep Blue ( a supercomputer ) and Garry Kasparov. She can beat Deep Blue, and maybe even Garry Kasparov. She can definitely lose to Garry Kasparov 2-3, and maybe tie 3-3. Beating Kasparov 3-2 will be hard, but I believe in Polgar. She can do it! Just cause she's a woman, doesn't mean she stinks. Magnus Carlsen is WAY better than her right now, because she didn't show her full potential or enter as much competitions. She was a bit serious this round and demolished Carlsen. She shall be respected greatly. You don't see this but if you did Judit </3

  17. Kingscrusher, thanks for doing these videos, watched a ton of them already, i find them informative and you seem like an all-right chap 🙂

  18. Looking for the posts where people say "oh Qe4" or some shit like they're GMs

  19. 21 year old Magnus vs the best female player of all time. Magnus is toying with her. What does that tell us about female chess players?

  20. its like magnus had memorised the game be4 he came to play,really good player.

  21. f this was an actual game you're recreating, just play the game through and stop doing "what ifs".  Save that for instructional videos.

  22. I remember a game , Carlsen against Polgar 
    Carlsen touched and moved the wrong piece 
    then he suddenly  removed and back off …. trying to stand against Judith …she noticed it  and directly advised Carlsen …the game was over for Magnus …he wasn t happy …he just left  the room and didn t shake judith's hand 
    I 've got a problem with carlsen since that day
    fair play please

  23. 29:40 "waiting, like hedgehog style… " kc you are so awesome man i know this is an old vid but keep up the amazing work!!!!

  24. The g5 move by Black also allows the N on f8 to get to g6, if it is needed there later. g6 is not losing but it weakens for sure. In the Hedgehog, if Black plays moves like that it can actually become as difficult for White as White also has a lot of potential weaknesses. But the Maroczy still remains a strong weapon for GMs as among others, Karov, Fischer etc utilized it from time to time. I have tried it rather than the main lines such as the W side of the Sicilian and it seems to annoy those how like the tactical fluidity of say the Najdorf or the Dragon etc….

  25. hello! kingscrusher, can i ask about what kind of chess gui did you used?

  26. HI! can you teach me chess lessons?

  27. Nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so. Thanks Kingscrusher!

  28. The game was a good game Judith bogar played well I don't know what everybody's making a big deal about she even played well from a crowded weaker position to come back and win an extra time I think it was a great game regardless of who won Judit Polgar is a great player one of the best so it doesn't matter

  29. Yeah this was years ago and he barely won his world title in his defense this year and he's the highest rated player in a week World chest period in history if you compare Casper off and Fisher and carpets time the players of today don't even match up nowhere near those people put him back in that day with Mikhail Tal, Anatoly karpov, Garry Kasparov, Bobby Fischer, Tigran Petrosian, Paul Keries Bent Larsen, Viktor korchnoi then we'll see how he would do against that great great field of players the greatest of all-time field of players when computers weren't available to figure everything out like today's Grandmasters do

  30. An excellent narrator. If you've ever wanted to read "The Art of War," you can save yourself some reading by listening to the narrator's analysis of this or any game. Well done!

  31. An engine needs more than 5 seconds to give an accurate appraisal in many positions. I put this game into an old computer running an old engine and it thinks white has a clear advantage after 11.Bf4 (hovers around 0.50) This was after about 15 seconds. Also it preferred 7…Bb6 over 7…Be7 in it's opinion white already had a significant advantage at that point.

  32. What gender or what age?! they both are the best, it's all!!!

  33. If women are so much smarter than men, they do better in school and whatnot. Why do women not dominate men in chess? Mens physical advantage doesn't mean anything in chess, it's a mental game so why don't women mop the floor with men?

  34. Looking back at this game in retrospect, it was a defying moment in the battle of the sexes history as it ended Judith Polgars career permanently. Very easy to be top 10 when she did not even play regularly. Great vid KC!

  35. Only interested in Pulgar.
    She is the one to watch.
    🌞⚓🇺🇸 ♟👍❤

  36. I'm roughly 1300 on lichess, absolutely none of my games look like this. Pieces just get traded off in like 10-15 moves.

  37. Sad to see Judit squeezed like this in the game. I much prefer e5 rather than c5 as black. Seirawan has a good video on this.

  38. Magnus defeats the Queen of Chess before he became World Chess Champion.

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