Classic Chess Game: Magnus Carlsen vs Judit Polgar – Rapid Game 2012 – Kings Indian Defence

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[Event “Cuadrangular UNAM 2012”]
[Site “Mexico City/MEX”]
[Date “2012.11.26”]
[Round “7”]
[White “Carlsen, Magnus”]
[Black “Polgar, Judit”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “E90”]
[WhiteElo “2848”]
[BlackElo “2705”]
[PlyCount “100”]
[EventDate “2012.??.??”]

{The Second Gran Fiesta UNAM is taking place in Mexico City from November 16th
to 25th, 2012. The Festival started with a women’s rapid chess tournament and
an Open. The main attraction, however, is a rapid and blindfold knockout
tournament with Magnus Carlsen, Lazaro Bruzon, Judit Polgar and Manuel Leon
Hoyos. Carlsen will also give a simul display and play an interactive Carlsen
vs The World game on Saturday, November 25th. The final of the quadrangular
knockout will be on Sunday. The UNAM chess festival is one of the largest
in the world, with thousands of chess fans, many tournaments – e.g. the Second
Grand International Tournament Chess Open UNAM 2012, the First National
University Chess Tournament “Schools Included” – simultaneous exhibitions,
workshops, art and science competitions, etc. The main events included the
Magistral Grandes Maestras Female tournament with 18 titled players from three
continents. For the qualification heats the participants were divided in three
groups of six players each. The semifinals and finals are from Friday Nov. 23
to Sunday Nov. 25.} 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 O-O 6. h3 e5
7. d5 Na6 8. Be3 Qe8 9. g4 Nc5 10. Nd2 a5 11. Be2 c6 12. Rg1 Kh8 13. h4 Ng8 14.
Qc2 Bd7 15. O-O-O cxd5 16. Nxd5 Ne6 17. h5 g5 18. Kb1 Ba4 19. b3 Bc6 20. Nb6
Rd8 21. Qc3 Nf4 22. Bf1 h6 23. Qxa5 f5 24. gxf5 Qxh5 25. Re1 Nf6 26. Nd5 Ra8
27. Qb4 Rfd8 28. f3 Qh4 29. Rc1 Bxd5 30. cxd5 N4xd5 31. Bxg5 Qxg5 32. Rxg5 Nxb4
33. Rg2 d5 34. exd5 Nfxd5 35. Ne4 Ne3 36. f6 Bf8 37. Rh2 Rac8 38. Bc4 Nxc4 39.
bxc4 Kg8 40. Rb2 Rc7 41. c5 Nd3 42. Rd2 Rcd7 43. c6 bxc6 44. Rxc6 Kf7 45. Rb6
Nc5 46. Rxd7+ Rxd7 47. Nf2 h5 48. Rc6 Rd2 49. Nh3 Ne6 50. a4 Rh2 0-1 —

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.
On 26 April 2004, Carlsen became a grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him at that time the second youngest grandmaster in history, although he has since become the third youngest. On the November 2009 FIDE rating list, Carlsen had an Elo rating of 2801, becoming the fifth player to achieve a rating over 2800. Aged 18 years, 336 days at the time, he was by far the youngest to do so. On 1 January 2010, at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1, breaking the record held by Vladimir Kramnik. On the January 2013 FIDE rating list, Carlsen reached an Elo rating of 2861, thus surpassing Garry Kasparov’s rating record of 2851 (set in July 1999). Based on several of his FIDE rankings, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament that took place in March–April 2013, which he won, thus earning the right to challenge World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013.
Known for his attacking style as a teenager, Carlsen later developed into a more universal player. He does not focus on opening preparation as much as other top players, and plays a variety of openings, making it harder for opponents to prepare against him. His positional mastery and endgame prowess have drawn comparisons to those of former world champions Anatoly Karpov, José Capablanca and Vasily Smyslov. Beyond chess, Carlsen has modelled for G-Star Raw’s Autumn/Winter 2010 advertising campaign. ►Subscribe for my regular chess videos: ►Support the channel by donating via PayPal:

Magnus Carlsen:
By GFHund (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 ()], via Wikimedia Commons

Judit Polgar
By Stefan64 (Own work (own photo)) [GFDL () or CC BY-SA 3.0 ()], via Wikimedia Commons


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  1. even the mighty magnus carlsen can be outplayed by a skilled opponent! brava judit!

  2. Polgar is brilliant, beating a positional genius like Carlsen though he was, supposedly, better.

  3. The strongest woman to ever play? That's hardly an insult.

  4. I'm betting you would suffer a similar fate if you played Judit Polgar.

  5. Brilliant play by Judit. Carlsen looked to be in complete control then Polgar comes up with resources from seemingly nothing-ness. Amazing.

  6. brilliancy! one of the issues i dont like playing kinds indian turned around into nice attacking plans. gogo polgar-rangers

  7. Excellent game. Thank you for not giving away the result by the orientation. Well done Judit.

  8. Thanks for giving away the result with your shitty comment

  9. It's just amazing how Judith Polgar takes advantage of Carlsen's blunder. She is fantastic, one of my favorite attack players. Thanks for uploading this video KS

  10. Would love to have seen the look on his face when he realized his blunder. Judit probably had an interesting change in expression as well. Thanks for posting!

  11. Ha you know what, I'm such a sexist but only when it comes to chess, I love love JP as a player and character and my favorite opening is KID but I couldn't help but to root for magnus (even though he probably is my favorite player still active). All joking aside, very good game and much respect to them both (not like they need it, they could probably probably beat me if they gave me 2 moves to their every 1!)

  12. why would read the comments before watching the video. why read the comments before reading the description of the video. had you read the description you would have come across the fact that polgar won all by yourself. further if you followed the tournament itself you would have found out that polgar won three days ago. do not get angry with other people for actions completely in your control.

  13. Another great video, Mr. Crusher. Maybe at some point you could share some reflections about emotions in chess, and how to deal with them proactively. Just watching this video it's apparent that Polgar remained very alert for each move and pounced on the blunder when it finally came. I know personally, when I'm fighting a losing game, it's easy to become pessimistic and just look for defensive moves. What are your thoughts about controlling your emotions and remaining alert to the end?

  14. What a stupid question. You answered it yourself: be alert because there is hope.

  15. Ban Vasilis Condoulis from this channel,thanks.

  16. This was sexy to watch. Carlson v polgar loved it

  17. Lol. I wouldn't get too excited. It won't be long before Magnus gets his revenge.

  18. So very true, be interesting to see him play a fundamental kings gambit doubt though.. Noticed he has played the najdorf as black that would be razor sharp from both ends

  19. at ~4:40 aren't the g5 pawn simply hanging? … its not defended by the knight since its watching over c7

  20. this way black gets a bishop and a knight for a rook and a pawn which wouldve been quite fortunate for judit

  21. Did Judit or Magnus win the rapid match? Great analysis of the blunder kingscrusher!

  22. can someone explain to me why black exchanged queens? just a blunder?

    newb here

  23. because at that point after the queen exchange they're equal on material except black is up a knight and a nicely placed one at that; white has an extra pawn but it's hardly an advantage now

  24. well played judit…..magnus with the early g4 tried to convert that kings Indian into a Sicilian dragon variation keepin the c file closed for back to make any counter attack….the strategy was nice..but didn work against judits lively tactics in the middle game… judit is still one the best in blitz and rapids…bravo

  25. it wasnt anger i was expressing, merely irony. The comment I referred to was actually in the top comments section and thus fell uncontrollably into my periphery, which then fell into my gaze. I avoided the description to allow for some suspense in the video, and i dont follow chess through other sources so i wouldnt have found out any other way. 🙂 It seemed to me quite funny that a comment thanking KC for hiding the result revealed in such a blatant way!

  26. sorry if I came of aggressively. It was just a funny that you revealed the result in the same breath as thanking kc for hiding it

  27. What chess engine are you using? Houdini 2.0?

  28. Great video as always, thanks KC , enjoying …

  29. This comforts a little bit if the champ overextends in the makagonov

  30. Is it just me or is the video going green a lot

  31. absolutely beautiful game, thank you for showing us! Go Judit! 😀

  32. Just viewed this video. Great analysis as usual. Yeah, it's quite an accomplishment to beat MC. That doesn't happen very often. JP is one of the best attacking players to ever sit behind a chess board. Her understanding of positional chess really shows in this game. Good stuff.

  33. Judit has an amazing style. She really goes for the throat in all her games. Very entertaining.

  34. F2-F3 I have played similar blunders and lost 80% of those Games I think he's been distracted or generous not sure

  35. well white wins so it means Magnus won this game

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