Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game

#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 patropiPrije sat
  • Kasparov basically calculated half the game before making the rook sac?

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

    IjonTihyIjonTihyPrije dan
  • Probably a good idea to refuse a sacrifice from Gary Kasparov...

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

    Matthew ShiMatthew ShiPrije dan
  • 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.

    apple bottom jeansapple bottom jeansPrije 2 dana
  • 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 ZabPrije 3 dana
  • whenever I hit a losing strike in, I watch this video. It kept my chess spirit up. Also, the comment section is fucking gold.

    LuqmanazmirLuqmanazmirPrije 3 dana
  • 3:30 why not check with the white knight to take the queen. blunder ?

    Urh ZverUrh ZverPrije 4 dana
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    Jason LinJason LinPrije 4 dana
  • Why not capture rook with queen at 6:32 ?

    Jasarat AtunJasarat AtunPrije 5 dana
  • Super. ..

    Aytaç ÇevikAytaç ÇevikPrije 5 dana
  • "garry kasparov is white" 🙄

    Diego .d.RDiego .d.RPrije 5 dana
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    jose manuel muñoz martinezjose manuel muñoz martinezPrije 5 dana
  • What a beautiful match!

    A BA BPrije 5 dana
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    Aslarn BlackfyreAslarn BlackfyrePrije 5 dana
  • One of the best games I’ve seen!!!

    yeet IIIyeet IIIPrije 6 dana
  • 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 IdeologuePrije 6 dana
  • 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 MashruPrije 7 dana
    • 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 MuertesPrije 7 dana
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    fernando loperafernando loperaPrije 7 dana
  • Is the name - Veselin have the same meaning in all Slavic languages? Cheerful, happy or something like that?

    Crveni stornoCrveni stornoPrije 8 dana
  • Nice game :)🤔👍

    MVP_KZMVP_KZPrije 10 dana
  • 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 AthanasiouPrije 10 dana
  • Idk why you have problems not mixing up Topalov and kasparov

    Diego SengeDiego SengePrije 10 dana
  • Ydmonig

  • 8:23 rook d1?

    Tipu de pe MetinTipu de pe MetinPrije 11 dana
    • you're right and after Kb2, Ra8. But after that Kasparov would slowly pickup all the Kingside pawns anyway

      Franco Jose MuertesFranco Jose MuertesPrije 7 dana
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    Murdock KakudjiMurdock KakudjiPrije 11 dana
  • HO!

    Luuk WispelsLuuk WispelsPrije 11 dana
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    Eva MakarskiEva MakarskiPrije 12 dana
  • Queens Gambit!

    Jude IkwuJude IkwuPrije 12 dana
  • 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 VylkaPrije 12 dana
  • Really nice video thank you it’s helping a lot ♟

    Josua HenzJosua HenzPrije 12 dana
  • Yang milih Allah SWT like.

    Tranhoang NgochanTranhoang NgochanPrije 13 dana
  • 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 TraughberPrije 13 dana
  • 0:33x.

    Huynhnguyen NghiHuynhnguyen NghiPrije 13 dana
  • 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 JhaPrije 14 dana
  • In another HRclubs channel, this exact game is played by Tal (white) and Kasparov (black) 😩😩😩

  • Superb.

    Vongoc NgoctramVongoc NgoctramPrije 15 dana
  • Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.

    Barker GuillermoBarker GuillermoPrije 15 dana
  • knight c6? why not? 3:56

    J CJ CPrije 15 dana
  • This is definitely the best match I’ve seen! That quote sums up chess!

    mahesh udupamahesh udupaPrije 15 dana
  • 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 DhotrePrije 16 dana
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    정진석정진석Prije 16 dana
  • 10:40, what about Rook D8? 🤔

    VArsovski10VArsovski10Prije 16 dana
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    Alasfour OdayAlasfour OdayPrije 16 dana
  • Wwooooohhhhh

    Elbert GonzalesElbert GonzalesPrije 16 dana
  • 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 worldPrije 16 dana
  • 0:09 so sexy moment

    Edith DanielEdith DanielPrije 17 dana
  • what a brilliant game!

    Matthew BanhamMatthew BanhamPrije 17 dana
  • 3:25 Sorry God forgive please i like-1 sorry

    Nguyenhoang HoangtamNguyenhoang HoangtamPrije 17 dana
  • Brother great Chanel, please slow down a little bit, not everyone is GM

    C LeoniC LeoniPrije 18 dana
  • 13:43 "oh!"

    QuincycleQuincyclePrije 18 dana
  • esti geloasă pagubă in ciuperci love

    Lora BowersLora BowersPrije 19 dana
  • immortal 3???? hes literally one game off of radiant

    Grant GostinGrant GostinPrije 19 dana
  • Que Dios nos perdone.

    Lora BowersLora BowersPrije 19 dana
  • Anyone watching this in Jan 2021

    vivek goelvivek goelPrije 20 dana
  • 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.

    UroshmanUroshmanPrije 20 dana
  • Beautiful love u.

    Lora BowersLora BowersPrije 20 dana
  • 7:03 why not eat pawn with bishop? like that the queen would still protect his pawn on a6

    Zfast4y0uZfast4y0uPrije 21 dan
    • because after Bxd5, Kasparov just plays Kb2. The intention is to go Qb3, Bxb3, and then cxb3#. That is unstoppable.

      Alex LiangAlex LiangPrije dan
  • 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 RoverPrije 21 dan
    • @Don Perona Grr, thanks man. Idk why I ever open my mouth (or move my hands lol) on these video's :D

      Marc RoverMarc RoverPrije 19 dana
    • Bxd5 is a blunder. After Kb2, there is no defense to Qb3+ leading to checkmate.

      Don PeronaDon PeronaPrije 19 dana
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    Roy JonesRoy JonesPrije 22 dana
  • Very nice….

    Grant SherriGrant SherriPrije 22 dana
  • thank you

    Ali MalikiAli MalikiPrije 22 dana
  • 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?

    fruscaifruscaiPrije 22 dana
  • One of the best games ever !!!! 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍

    King Genti Shkoder AustriaKing Genti Shkoder AustriaPrije 22 dana
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh.

    Belinda HughesBelinda HughesPrije 22 dana
  • "Endless Corridor"

    Kamran аKamran аPrije 23 dana
  • 1:02xxxx

    Alma CraigAlma CraigPrije 23 dana
  • Brilliant 👏

    john magilljohn magillPrije 23 dana
  • Game starts at 4:30

    frozenflame5858frozenflame5858Prije 23 dana
  • 0:09 so sexy moment

    Grant SherriGrant SherriPrije 23 dana
  • I never know Agad's dog is the next "Tal" grandmaster as he displays his dog image

    khanh caohuukhanh caohuuPrije 24 dana
  • I wonder how much they think per game, like a hardly thinking for 2h is too much

    Amir AzimiAmir AzimiPrije 24 dana
  • Gary chess strikes again

    Eric GilbertsonEric GilbertsonPrije 24 dana
  • Tell me, why at 2.05 you don't go queen q7 as white?

    Luca SaugeLuca SaugePrije 25 dana
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    Knakita PerryKnakita PerryPrije 26 dana
  • Kids these days would just resign

    EvanescenceEvanescencePrije 26 dana
  • Excellent

    Nikolaos MaroulisNikolaos MaroulisPrije 26 dana
  • 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 DoddPrije 26 dana
  • 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

    IkigaiIkigaiPrije 26 dana
  • great evaluation!

    rikvb01rikvb01Prije 27 dana
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    Josh Van der EngelenJosh Van der EngelenPrije 27 dana
  • Am i crazy or does knight C6 losse the queen

    Snipezzz_ytSnipezzz_ytPrije 28 dana
  • What a fool Topalov was, couldn't even predict losing his Queen just 50 moves ahead

    Aris TheocharisAris TheocharisPrije 28 dana
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      QuincycleQuincyclePrije 18 dana
    • you should play instead

      Gea SihGea SihPrije 20 dana
  • 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?

    RawPedsRawPedsPrije 28 dana
    • oh shit ur right. Rb6 wasnt the best move.

      Don PeronaDon PeronaPrije 19 dana
    • @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 :)

      RawPedsRawPedsPrije 19 dana
    • 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 PeronaPrije 19 dana
    • Bb7. Jeez, i commented Bxb5# earlier getting so far ahead in my calculation lol my bad.

      Don PeronaDon PeronaPrije 19 dana
    • 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.

      RawPedsRawPedsPrije 19 dana
  • It's funny that in the end of the game Topalov's king is in the position of white's king.

    RawPedsRawPedsPrije 29 dana
  • This was great. Thank you so much. Mind blowing

    Kyrill GoosseffKyrill GoosseffPrije 29 dana
  • Cool

    Kelvin Zhai LiuKelvin Zhai LiuPrije 29 dana
  • Does this game feature in the Caissa comicbook storyline? such a classic

    Ushim & Gilia HutchinsonUshim & Gilia HutchinsonPrije mjesec
  • It looks like electroboom in the thumbnail

    Dan TopDan TopPrije mjesec
  • Omg.

    Fin NauFin NauPrije mjesec
  • 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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