Real Men Play Najdorf | Naiditsch vs Carlsen | Grenke Chess Classic 2018.

#agadmator Arkadij Naiditsch vs Magnus Carlsen
GRENKE Chess Classic (2018), Karlsruhe/Baden Baden GER, rd 7, Apr-07
Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (B91)

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. g3 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. Bg2 O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Re1 Nbd7 11. Nd2 b5 12. Nf1 Bg4 13. f3 Be6 14. Ne3 Rc8 15. a3 Nb6 16. f4 Re8 17. Kh1 Bf8 18. f5 Bd7 19. Qd3 h6 20. b3 Bc6 21. Bd2 Qc7 22. Rac1 Qb7 23. Ned5 Bd5 24. ed5 Nbd7 25. Nd1 e4 26. Qd4 Ne5 27. Nf2 Nf3 28. Bf3 ef3 29. c4 bc4 30. bc4 Re5 31. Re3 Re3 32. Qe3 Qb2 33. Nd3 Qa3 34. Qf3 Qa2 35. Bc3 Rc4 36. Ra1 Qb3 37. Bf6 gf6 38. Kg2 Rc3 39. Rd1 h5 40. Kh3 Bh6 41. Re1 Rd3 42. Qh5 Re3

The 2018 GRENKE Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin held in Germany from 31 March to 9 April. The first 3 rounds are in Karlsruhe alongside the GRENKE Chess Open, then after a rest day the last 6 rounds are in the Kulturhaus LA8 in Baden-Baden. The field features World Champion Magnus Carlsen and fellow Top 10 players Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vishy Anand and Levon Aronian, as well as women’s no. 1 Hou Yifan.

The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and then 15 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. If players are tied for first place a rapid play-off will take place. Official website:

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25 Comments

  1. Your videos has definitely made me a better player! Fan from Miami

  2. You know it's a great day when you hear that hello everyone!!!

  3. Kad ces opet streamat na lichess, super videi 🙂

  4. Carlsen’s endgame technique is ridiculous. He should make a book called Carlsen’s endgame technique.

  5. Great game! My favorite way to play against the Sicilian Defense is the Alapin Variation!

  6. the guy played so scared … if he gave up the knight before and moved rook e1 instead of of king g2 he could threat rook e8 and queen g4. carlsen wouldn't be grab the knight and king could run to h3 if needed with the help of knight moving to f2 if needed

  7. Instead of defending the knight didn’t check work?

  8. Was f5 not feasible if only to kick the light squared bishop of blacks back to d7 to then play Ncd5. Stops any d5 push and you can then look to push the G pawn as black cannot exchange through the position?

  9. Otherwise known as the great guinnea pollak… jk…

  10. Real men play the mainline Najdorf, not the boring English Attack or Opovcensky nonsense.

  11. People who say there are still checks when you say there are no more checks are technically correct, but they really deserve instant death and nothing else.

  12. what if Naiditsch had played rook to e2 instead of resigning? that would have protected the rook with the queen.

  13. You have the best chess channel on YouTube. I enjoy your knowledge of the game and its history. Great video lengths too. Keep up the great work boss !

  14. So you are telling me, that the thing i thought was called 'Knight off' is actually called "Najdorf"?

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