Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game

25 jul. 2017
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#agadmator Garry Kasparov:
If Topalov had not taken the Rook, the game could have finished in a draw: Veselin would have had half a point more, I - half a point less. He would have win a little bit, I would have lost a little bit, but chess and chess amateurs would have lost a lot. However, Caissa was kind to me that day.. . I do not know what I was rewarded for, but the development of events became forced after the capture on d4.
Garry Kasparov vs Veselin Topalov
"Kasparov's Immortal"
It (cat.17), Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) (1999), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-20
Pirc Defense: General (B06)
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. Qd2 c6 6. f3 b5 7. Nge2 Nbd7 8. Bh6 Bh6 9. Qh6 Bb7 10. a3 e5 11. O-O-O Qe7 12. Kb1 a6 13. Nc1 O-O-O 14. Nb3 ed4 15. Rd4 c5 16. Rd1 Nb6 17. g3 Kb8 18. Na5 Ba8 19. Bh3 d5 20. Qf4 Ka7 21. Rhe1 d4 22. Nd5 Nbd5 23. ed5 Qd6 24. Rd4 cd4 25. Re7 Kb6 26. Qd4 Ka5 27. b4 Ka4 28. Qc3 Qd5 29. Ra7 Bb7 30. Rb7 Qc4 31. Qf6 Ka3 32. Qa6 Kb4 33. c3 Kc3 34. Qa1 Kd2 35. Qb2 Kd1 36. Bf1 Rd2 37. Rd7 Rd7 38. Bc4 bc4 39. Qh8 Rd3 40. Qa8 c3 41. Qa4 Ke1 42. f4 f5 43. Kc1 Rd2 44. Qa7
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  • Hook to d1?

    rafael patropirafael patropi10 uur geleden
  • Kasparov basically calculated half the game before making the rook sac?

    YiranYiranDag geleden
  • ​ @agadmator's Chess Channel What about after 29. Ra7 ... Qe6? Then she would defend b3 and a6 simultaneously.

    IjonTihyIjonTihyDag geleden
  • Probably a good idea to refuse a sacrifice from Gary Kasparov...

    G GG GDag geleden
  • White king is also playing a important role in attacking black king 10:11 7:43

    Matthew ShiMatthew Shi2 dagen geleden
  • 7:50 Why not Topalov pawn to A5? Probably wouldn't accomplish much at that point, but perhaps it would buy some much needed tempo for Topalov to respond to Kasparov's attack 🤷‍♂️ I'm an 1100, so forgive me if this is a stupid mistake/proposition.

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  • Kasparov had good reason to be doubtful. Topalov blundered with 31. Kxa3. The correct line of defense would have been: 31. .... Rd1+. 32. Kb2 Rh8. This saves the h8 rook from being captured later and defends mate on Qa6.

    Gunnar ZabGunnar Zab3 dagen geleden
  • whenever I hit a losing strike in, I watch this video. It kept my chess spirit up. Also, the comment section is fucking gold.

    LuqmanazmirLuqmanazmir3 dagen geleden
  • 3:30 why not check with the white knight to take the queen. blunder ?

    Urh ZverUrh Zver4 dagen geleden
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    Jason LinJason Lin4 dagen geleden
  • Why not capture rook with queen at 6:32 ?

    Jasarat AtunJasarat Atun5 dagen geleden
  • Super. ..

    Aytaç ÇevikAytaç Çevik5 dagen geleden
  • "garry kasparov is white" 🙄

    Diego .d.RDiego .d.R5 dagen geleden
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  • What a beautiful match!

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    Aslarn BlackfyreAslarn Blackfyre6 dagen geleden
  • One of the best games I’ve seen!!!

    yeet IIIyeet III6 dagen geleden
  • Can someone explain to me the difference between Pirc and King's Indian? Whenever I watch GM Daniel Naroditsky he always says Pirc is a poor defense, yet he says KI is a great defense... But to do a KI you first need to do a Pirc, especially if white opens with E5. If you didn't do D6 after E5 opening and instead moved your knight to F6, then white can just move pawn to E6 and your knight is busted. I have not been able to find any valid reason why Pirc is bad and KI is good even though they are basically the same thing, and to do KI you first need to do Pirc.. Help? :(

    Self-Righteous IdeologueSelf-Righteous Ideologue7 dagen geleden
  • in the hypothetical check around 6 mins in he could have blocked w queen instead, forcing a trading of pieces in which he would come out with a two rooks, equal number of pawns, against bishop endgame

    Dilan MashruDilan Mashru8 dagen geleden
    • at 6:00 the bishop on h3 would just pickup the queen, blocking with the knight/rook looses the queen as well and at 6:12 knight to c6 would be checkmate. He couldn't prevent it otherwise.

      Franco Jose MuertesFranco Jose Muertes7 dagen geleden
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    fernando loperafernando lopera8 dagen geleden
  • Is the name - Veselin have the same meaning in all Slavic languages? Cheerful, happy or something like that?

    Crveni stornoCrveni storno9 dagen geleden
  • Nice game :)🤔👍

    MVP_KZMVP_KZ10 dagen geleden
  • Agadmator makes this up as his pleases, after Qxf6 Rd1+ Kb2 Qd4+. Qxd4. Rxd4 now if white plays Ra7 Rd6 or if Rb6. Ra8

    Michael AthanasiouMichael Athanasiou11 dagen geleden
  • Idk why you have problems not mixing up Topalov and kasparov

    Diego SengeDiego Senge11 dagen geleden
  • Ydmonig

  • 8:23 rook d1?

    Tipu de pe MetinTipu de pe Metin11 dagen geleden
    • you're right and after Kb2, Ra8. But after that Kasparov would slowly pickup all the Kingside pawns anyway

      Franco Jose MuertesFranco Jose Muertes7 dagen geleden
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    Luuk WispelsLuuk Wispels12 dagen geleden
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    Eva MakarskiEva Makarski12 dagen geleden
  • Queens Gambit!

    Jude IkwuJude Ikwu13 dagen geleden
  • Topalov is so great and you should show more of his games where he wins, because it's spectacular ... Topalov as a person and as a competitor outclasses everyone else!

    Lupi VylkaLupi Vylka13 dagen geleden
  • Really nice video thank you it’s helping a lot ♟

    Josua HenzJosua Henz13 dagen geleden
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    Tranhoang NgochanTranhoang Ngochan13 dagen geleden
  • Every time I play now I always hear “it was in this position that (insert name) resigned the game” lol...I just wish I was referring to myself so much

    Seth TraughberSeth Traughber13 dagen geleden
  • 0:33x.

    Huynhnguyen NghiHuynhnguyen Nghi14 dagen geleden
  • It's really strange however one has to play chess according to the opponent's game too. So it's not just the calculations for the moves, it's a battle of the thoughts too..

    Gaurav JhaGaurav Jha14 dagen geleden
  • In another NLworld channel, this exact game is played by Tal (white) and Kasparov (black) 😩😩😩

    TOO MUCH TOUGHTOO MUCH TOUGH15 dagen geleden
  • Superb.

    Vongoc NgoctramVongoc Ngoctram15 dagen geleden
  • Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.

    Barker GuillermoBarker Guillermo15 dagen geleden
  • knight c6? why not? 3:56

    J CJ C15 dagen geleden
  • This is definitely the best match I’ve seen! That quote sums up chess!

    mahesh udupamahesh udupa16 dagen geleden
  • Sorry to everyone whom I've denied of their immortal game by not finding the best defense. I saw 50 moves ahead but missed the mate in one. Smh.

    Akash DhotreAkash Dhotre16 dagen geleden
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  • 10:40, what about Rook D8? 🤔

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    Elbert GonzalesElbert Gonzales16 dagen geleden
  • Very serious question : when Gary played Rxe4 until the very end this game, there were many mind boggling variations. Are you suggesting he saw them all in the 12 minutes you say he spent on the Rxe4 move? I'm a 2000 player, but I can't fathom a yes answer. Really. That's just too many variations. I'm hoping you tell me he "it looked very promising" and proceeded on faith and experience. Thanks.

    donnys worlddonnys world16 dagen geleden
  • 0:09 so sexy moment

    Edith DanielEdith Daniel17 dagen geleden
  • what a brilliant game!

    Matthew BanhamMatthew Banham17 dagen geleden
  • 3:25 Sorry God forgive please i like-1 sorry

    Nguyenhoang HoangtamNguyenhoang Hoangtam17 dagen geleden
  • Brother great Chanel, please slow down a little bit, not everyone is GM

    C LeoniC Leoni19 dagen geleden
  • 13:43 "oh!"

    QuincycleQuincycle19 dagen geleden
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    Lora BowersLora Bowers19 dagen geleden
  • immortal 3???? hes literally one game off of radiant

    Grant GostinGrant Gostin19 dagen geleden
  • Que Dios nos perdone.

    Lora BowersLora Bowers20 dagen geleden
  • Anyone watching this in Jan 2021

    vivek goelvivek goel20 dagen geleden
  • It's really hard to imagine that anyone can see so far in the future and predict all the moves including that one near the end when the white queen gobbles the black rook on h8!!! But that's why we have chess geniuses such as Fisher, Kasparov, Magnus, and the like. I am happy that I saw a couple of great moves such as 36. Bf1 and 37. Rd7, but I was still missing lots of other important moves in the whole combination.

    UroshmanUroshman21 dag geleden
  • Beautiful love u.

    Lora BowersLora Bowers21 dag geleden
  • 7:03 why not eat pawn with bishop? like that the queen would still protect his pawn on a6

    Zfast4y0uZfast4y0u21 dag geleden
    • because after Bxd5, Kasparov just plays Kb2. The intention is to go Qb3, Bxb3, and then cxb3#. That is unstoppable.

      Alex LiangAlex LiangDag geleden
  • Okay, I'm a novice, but I have to say, at 7:07, I'm pretty sure he (black) would have been better-off capturing the pawn at D5 w/ his Bishop, as opposed to his queen. If he captures with his bishop, he has another defender in the area for his king. (Then he'd have Q at D6, and B at D5.) Instead, he left the Bishop in the corner doing absolutely nothing, aside from collecting some dust.

    Marc RoverMarc Rover22 dagen geleden
    • @Don Perona Grr, thanks man. Idk why I ever open my mouth (or move my hands lol) on these video's :D

      Marc RoverMarc Rover20 dagen geleden
    • Bxd5 is a blunder. After Kb2, there is no defense to Qb3+ leading to checkmate.

      Don PeronaDon Perona20 dagen geleden
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  • Very nice….

    Grant SherriGrant Sherri22 dagen geleden
  • thank you

    Ali MalikiAli Maliki22 dagen geleden
  • Please excuse my ignorance, but what about, at 1:26, Queen to e6? Then the queen is still covering the Be2 and is also not hanging? Then if Bishop attacks there is a queen exchange in favor of Black in the works as the works, which, if taken, leaves, white down a fair bit of material, and if the d1 rook covers the queen on e1 there is a checkmate possibility a few moves away. If the rook stays on d1 then it could potentially end up with a rook/queen swap situation that will further cement the deal?

    fruscaifruscai23 dagen geleden
  • One of the best games ever !!!! 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍

    King Genti Shkoder AustriaKing Genti Shkoder Austria23 dagen geleden
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

    Belinda HughesBelinda Hughes23 dagen geleden
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  • 1:02xxxx

    Alma CraigAlma Craig23 dagen geleden
  • Brilliant 👏

    john magilljohn magill23 dagen geleden
  • Game starts at 4:30

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  • 0:09 so sexy moment

    Grant SherriGrant Sherri23 dagen geleden
  • I never know Agad's dog is the next "Tal" grandmaster as he displays his dog image

    khanh caohuukhanh caohuu24 dagen geleden
  • I wonder how much they think per game, like a hardly thinking for 2h is too much

    Amir AzimiAmir Azimi24 dagen geleden
  • Gary chess strikes again

    Eric GilbertsonEric Gilbertson24 dagen geleden
  • Tell me, why at 2.05 you don't go queen q7 as white?

    Luca SaugeLuca Sauge26 dagen geleden
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    Knakita PerryKnakita Perry26 dagen geleden
  • Kids these days would just resign

    EvanescenceEvanescence26 dagen geleden
  • Excellent

    Nikolaos MaroulisNikolaos Maroulis26 dagen geleden
  • Kasparov: I went forward in time to view alternate moves. To see all possible outcomes of the coming match. Topalov: How many did you see? Kasparov: Fourteen million, six hundred and five. Topalov: How many did I win? Kasparov: None.

    Frank DoddFrank Dodd27 dagen geleden
  • second move Kasparov should've played palm (dont know what it's called sorry) to g3 and played the queen to a4 but I realized the queen could've blocked the move or the bishop so I won't really consider it

    IkigaiIkigai27 dagen geleden
  • great evaluation!

    rikvb01rikvb0127 dagen geleden
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  • Am i crazy or does knight C6 losse the queen

    Snipezzz_ytSnipezzz_yt28 dagen geleden
  • What a fool Topalov was, couldn't even predict losing his Queen just 50 moves ahead

    Aris TheocharisAris Theocharis29 dagen geleden
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    • you should play instead

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  • 8:25 i feel like Topalov can do something here. For example: ...Rd1+ Kb2 Qd4+ and white is forced to catch or lose the queen Qxd4 Rxd4 and black here is perfectly fine, no immediate mate threat, 2 rooks vs 1 roock and 1 bishop. I think black has a chance this way. Am I missing something?

    RawPedsRawPeds29 dagen geleden
    • oh shit ur right. Rb6 wasnt the best move.

      Don PeronaDon Perona19 dagen geleden
    • @Don Perona 3 ..Ra7 4. Bc6 axb4 5. Bxb5+ Ka5 Bxb5 is no mate. The king can move and actually attacks both white pieces. I guess then 6. Rb8 It the only way to save them both. How to continue with black is uncertain. Thanks for committing till this point. I think we can stop now :)

      RawPedsRawPeds19 dagen geleden
    • 1. Rb6, Ra8 2. Bc8, a5 3. Bb7, if Rb8 4. Ra6 and Rxa5 is unstoppable. if 3..Ra7 4. Bc6, axb runs into 5. Bxb5# if. 3..Rdd8 4. Bc6, black has go give his rook to stop Bxb5# with Rdd5, then after 5.Bxd5, black has to guard the same threats, 5..Rc8 runs into 6. Ra6, and Rxa5# is unstoppable. 3. Ba6 is winning too, but goddamn typing and calculating is hard asf so thats for later

      Don PeronaDon Perona20 dagen geleden
    • Bb7. Jeez, i commented Bxb5# earlier getting so far ahead in my calculation lol my bad.

      Don PeronaDon Perona20 dagen geleden
    • Still no mate threat. If white captures with rook, black rook recaptures. If white captures with bishop, black rook does not recapture and covers the column. By the way i'd go ...a5 going for a pawn trade.

      RawPedsRawPeds20 dagen geleden
  • It's funny that in the end of the game Topalov's king is in the position of white's king.

    RawPedsRawPeds29 dagen geleden
  • This was great. Thank you so much. Mind blowing

    Kyrill GoosseffKyrill Goosseff29 dagen geleden
  • Cool

    Kelvin Zhai LiuKelvin Zhai Liu29 dagen geleden
  • Does this game feature in the Caissa comicbook storyline? such a classic

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  • It looks like electroboom in the thumbnail

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  • Omg.

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  • at 6:46 why didn't Black block with the queen?

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  • The subtitle was blocking the board

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  • Why not rook to b7 at 11:34 ?

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  • Awesome video!

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  • Omg.

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  • It’s silly that the writing covers part of the. Board. Not easy to watch

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