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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[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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  1. Feels like an action sports game listening to your comments. I like it.

  2. I now need all future chess matches commented like this

  3. 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?

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

  5. Yes I really love this format, more please!

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

  7. It would be cool to see Magnus and Hikaru first match against one another.

  8. Seriously, you are the best chess narrator i ever saw. Alot of potential my friend.

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

  10. 10/10 would watch this style of video again, that was intense

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

  12. Is it gonna be 'The most watched commentary of Magnus's most watched game'?

  13. Nothing makes chess as exciting as Levy's commentary.

  14. So Magnus' most watched game isn't even one where he won?

  15. Magnus carlsen's most watched game : Magnus vs Vidit, Tata Steel rapid (2018)
    Draw in 4 moves

  16. 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

  17. FIDE should employ you for special broadcasts

  18. 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.

  19. Plz analyse my game
    Id name Laxren i am 862 rated player and i am really stuck

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

  21. Alexander Morozevich now: huh. One time Magnus resigned to me 🗿

  22. Magnus carlsen's most watched game actually his shortest game in his career against vidit gujrathi😂.
    (Currently it has 61 million views by the time of this comment)

  23. this was most exciting chess game i have ever seen thnx levy amazing as always

  24. Great new format, I'd love to see it regularly.

  25. Magnus really just blundered a free rook? That was not a hard move to see, even in low time? I don't get it.

    Move 47. Qb8+ instead of Kg4 wins a rook.

  26. the guy on the right looks like petyr baelish from game of thrones

  27. Like baseball has commentators in Hall of Fame, Levy should be awarded a GM for commentating.

  28. I have never felt more famous, I live in Kazakhstan and I never thought Magnus would come here

  29. Please make more recaps like this. Your commentary is incredibly fun and entertaining for me. I'm pretty much a fan of all your stuff though dude. 🙂

  30. 17:31 after black Be6, what if white Bxf8 (white will win Rook,Bishop,&bishop/knight for Queen right?)

  31. Absolutely brilliant commentary. Is it a problem that Morozevich is a god of chess? If not, please consider more videos of this kind please!!!

  32. 5:55 Im new to chess so i guess i just dont know this rule… but why can Magnus take the pon with his pon if they are in one line?

  33. This is proof that most people are natural born haters lol his most watched game is a game he lost 😂 all the amazing games he has won and they watching this smh

  34. Thanks for being awesome Levy!! Are there any videos of Bobby Fisher’s games?

  35. Why does he resign? He could have won

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