World Chess Championship Game 3 Recap | TENSE AFFAIR…

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  1. Absolutely love the depth you went to. I'm only 1400 but it's fascinating. Don't try to go too maintstream 🙂 this is amazing.

  2. This is your daily reminder that Ian's name is pronounced Neh palm kni shee!!!

  3. "World Championships should be organized in a neutral manner, and FIDE of course should treat the players equally.
    In 2021 FIDE President Dvorkovich arranged the Skolkovo Supercomputer for Nepomniachtchi, and unheard breach of neutrality."
    Peter Heine Nielsen

  4. i was hoping they wouldnt repeat when they did, but its understandable i guess

  5. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:


    1 – Veselin Topalov – BASELESSLY accused Vladimir Kramnik of cheating

    2 – Garry Kasparov – CHEATED Judit Polgar

    3 – Magnus Carlsen – BOTH. BASELESSLY accused Hans Niemann & CHEATED Alireza Firouzja, Danya Naroditsky & Ian Nepomniachtchi

    Why didn't Liren say

    1 – Vladimir Kramnik

    2 – Bobby Fischer

    3 – Wesley So


    Magnus sucks. Wesley So rules. SAYNOTO2900 GOD BLESS AMERICA.

    Bobby Fischer would consider Wesley So more of a world champion than Magnus Carlsen or Hikaru Nakamura for the period 2019Nov – 2023Mar.

    – Wesley So has never lost a classical 9LX game out of 14. Undefeated like Téa Gardner from Yu-Gi-Oh!. Well Téa played only 3 games, but Wesley So played the most classical 9LX games in history! But still never lost!

    – Hikaru has never won a classical 9LX game.

    – Magnus has the most classical 9LX losses.

    – Magnus (2wins, 2draws, 4losses) & Hikaru (0wins, 3draws, 1loss) tie with Vladimir Fedoseev & Peter Svidler for the lowest classical 9LX score.

    – Hikaru (like Daniil Dubov) is a traitor to the US (Russia) for baselessly siding with Magnus over Hans (Nepo & Sergey).

    (HUGE UPDATE: Search zs4zpf about how Magnus has something against JEWS more than Americans.)

    6 parts:

    PartI. Bobby Fischer agrees with me.

    PartII. Magnus, unlike ASH KETCHUM, was never the world champion and

    PartIII. is a TALENTLESS patzer like Nana Hiiragi,

    PartIV. corrupt coward & sore loser like Light Yagami

    PartV. & hypocritical cheater like Bandit Keith

    PartVI. Hans Niemann


    Bobby would side with Hans & Wesley So over Magnus & Hikaru even if e wouldn't like the US government today. I guess Magnus is the reverse: no political opinion on the US but has something against American players, as Magnus ADMITTED IN A PODCAST (see yev3a1 ).

    When Wesley So or Bobby Fischer accuse people of cheating, we LISTEN.

    When Magnus Carlsen accuses, we LAUGH.

    Magnus is a cheater too. (More in partV)


    Wesley So is the inaugural CLASSICAL WC and has been from 2019 to PRESENT and has NEVER LOST a classical game.

    What a joke of a so-called WC in Iceland. Congrats to Hikaru who became the RAPID WC. Wesley So won really in CLASSICAL not just SLOW RAPID because the time controls were 45+15=60min! Actually, Everyone who won the classical portion of their 2019 WFRCC match also won their match, i.e. no one caught up in lower time controls. Also, FIDE, 25+5+5x(60-30) = 32.5min < 35, midpoint of 10min & 60min and thus is fast rapid not even slow rapid!!

    Wesley So didn't lose WC to Hikaru. Bobby didn't lose WC to Anatoly Karpov. FIDE gave unfavourable conditions for AMERICANS Bobby & Wesley So.

    Does FIDE have something against Americans? (They had only 1 non-European president.)

    There's FIFA uncovered. Where's FIDE uncovered?

    Wesley So previously faced corruption as a Philippine citizen from Prospero Pichay & NCFP (see: 0J3K-3_xCzY ) and now faces corruption as a US citizen from Magnus & FIDE.


    Magnus is the best currently, but Wesley So has been the most talented since latest 2019.

    'Talent' is how good you are when there's no theory.

    Chess = great = a combination of theory and talent

    9LX = pure talent

    Quote 1:
    After playing Chess960, I realise how mentally unwell chess players become the more they play it. They know they will get the same ideal setup every game and they deny the fact that they will mess it up unless they memorise some other geek's ideas. In Chess960 there is nothing to deny. You know you are going to get a far from ideal start position and you know it is up to you to make the best of it and you know you will be playing moves nobody has tried before. Which is better for your mental health? – glider1001

    Quote 2:
    Chess960: The winner is the more agile mind. Chess: The winner is the biggest nerd. – MingusMingusMingu

    9LX removes openings, so Magnus should be STRONGER not LESS STRONG. Yet in 2019 Magnus then 4x WCC lost 13.5-2.5 and 4-0 to Wesley So. Why?!?!?!!!!

    Turns out Magnus is a talentless patzer who crumbles without opening prep. PATHETIC.

    Note: Patzer means extremely good at openings but sucks at middlegames or endgames.
    Hence, 'talentless patzer' is redundant.

    Magnus is maybe 1 of the GOATs, but how can you be THE GOAT when you're TALENTLESS?

    In 2022 rapid WC, Magnus lost 3-1 to Nepo and thus lost indirectly lost 3-1 to Hikaru despite beating Nepo 4-0 in the 2021 WCC (where Magnus cheated Nepo). Also, Magnus should be better in rapid than classical.

    Larry Kaufman told me:

    (Begin quote)

    Magnus doesn't generally play such great openings, he strives to get the game out of book as early as possible usually. I think the issue here is that his greatest strength is the endgame, but FRC games are much more likely to be decided in the middlegame as the players are on their own so early. That's probably why he doesn't shine as brightly in FRC as in Classical chess.

    (End quote)

    Wesley So is by definition of beating Magnus more talented than Magnus (TALENTLESS). But still Magnus is better than Wesley So. It's like Marvel & DC. Marvel rules live action. DC rules animated.

  6. Caruana 's explanation in middle game strategy was mind blowing,
    Damien said it right it feels like a master class 🙌

  7. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    2nd comment: Hey CSQpod, how about Wesley So for future podcast? See


  8. The best analysis out there. Great work fellas!

  9. The best recaps of the WC match! Fabiano is amazing analyst!

  10. A daily upload by these two is definitely something we didn't know we needed so much

  11. I understand that most people don't want or not have the knowledge to understand the advanced ideas that Fabiano and Christian provide. However, this content is extremely valuable for a player like me who try to improve, and I am grateful that someone in the chess world is doing this. Thank you.

  12. Now I can see how less I think vs a grand master. For a normal guy, it's just a move that let's say threatens the checkmate but for a GM it's a completely different theory. Thanks, fabi for the deep analysis. Thank you for making the world championship matches more interesting in our eyes.

  13. If it was Magnus, he would have played till king vs King

  14. Fabi's and Christian's analyses are the best out there

  15. What a time to be alive, an hour long recap from 2 incredible players!! Keep up the great work guys I love the podcast and all the side content on this channel ❤️

  16. I wonder if Ding might have been able to hire Fabi as his second if Fabi hadn't played any tournaments last year to this year

  17. I love how Fabi is able to bring the theoretical undercurrents of the preparation battle to the surface. Really makes the game a lot more fascinating to those who don't have the kind of experience that he brings to the table

  18. That was truly awesome so deep love it thank you

  19. I have literally never seen or read better analysis of a game. Never.

    For me, somewhere around the 20 minute mark, the analysis trancended the chess and became a rare opportunity to see the game in the way that the elite of the elite do. Amazing video guys; so glad that there is content of this quality available.

  20. Truly a masterclass. The fact that this is free is incredible. Ty.

  21. These are without a doubt the best recaps. I feel like I owe Fabi money for the education lol

  22. yo this knowledge is so deep by fabi here. and chris is super good at asking the types of questions to fabi that the audience would. its unreal cool seeing how the (super) GMs remember variations of games, and when they were played. They clearly study this stuff and the new theory that comes out every year. Fantastic episode!!

    I'd love if future collabs with top players included talk about scouting new lines / prep tips / evolution of variations. Keep the nerd stuff coming lol.

  23. fabi is so good at breaking down lines and making all the possibilities and reasoning sound obvious.

  24. Free lessons from one of the most skilled players to play the game. We're so lucky 🙂

  25. Hi Fabi, when is your Chessable course coming out? And is it the Black Knight's Tango? You'd have a customer for that,

  26. He may not be the best player,but for sure the best teacher

  27. What can you ask for I mean,the best theoretician in the world teach you all the nuances in a wcc match for free lol

  28. Absurd knowledge from the great Caruana! Masterclass indeed.

  29. So glad to see that Ding's team could help him out and get his head in the match. There's still chess to be played!

  30. great content but you should get your audio levels to match

  31. I can listen to Fabiano Caruana speak about chess theory all day.

  32. This is great stuff guys. Thanks so much for this.

  33. This podcast is great, thank you. This and PowerPlayChess.

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