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“Plans are overrated!” | Magnus Carlsen vs. chess24 user KickersFan

December 2, 2019

Feeling most like playing 3 minute
games now so I’m going to… yeah attack… accept
another 3 minute game. Another German? It’s a shame
I can’t see the nationality when I think about the challenge. b3, a Larsen opening.
Don’t try this at home. It’s not too bad. So he’s handling it in a very
solid but not too critical way. This is kind of what you dream of
when playing a double Fianchetto. Not that it’s great for
white, it’s just that… you have kind of comfortable way. But I wouldn’t claim to be
an expert by any means. But here you can maybe even objectively
fight for… an advantage. So he goes knight d7. It’s pretty
well known that if knight c6 there, cd5 is pretty, pretty good for white. So he’s sensibly does something
else but on the other hand… I think it’s much better place than
on c6 with a pawn on d5 I think with… the knight. If you want to play the knight
to d7, you should rather play… play the d6 instead of… d5. So now the question is what to do?
Several plans. Let me try this one. I could
go, it’s a bit stupid to remove the rook from the f
file and then go knight h4 with the possible idea of f4 but… who knows? Plans are overrated. I also have the idea of taking on d5 and
then going knight f5 at some point. Why not? It’s probably really, really bad. Yeah I realise now that… knight f5 probably be
very well met by… several moves. What should I do then? d4 as a proper admission of failure. This is why I don’t believe
in systems in general, I just don’t understand them. Try to think on my own from the
start and then it all goes awry but he’s very helpful. There is no way he should not take
on d4 in that position, I would say. Now, I’m kind of getting what I want. I started out playing aggressively
so I’m going to continue. No I didn’t start out with all
of this cd and so on nonsense. Started playing aggressively and I have
to say, I’m being richly rewarded. We will exchange, thank
you very much KickersFan. Although, it’s a little
bit counterintuitive but knight c7 actually
traps the rook but it does so that’s what you have to deal with. Should I take? Yeah just going to take. Still trying to play enterprisingly. Yeah that’s what I was hoping
for, since now d5 is hanging… as far as I can see
without compensation. If bishop d5, bishop d5, bishop
g3, I would have bishop… Oh oh, that was missed. If rook c2 then… I have to speed up. Yeah he tricked me. Well take on c5… c1
that was your idea no? He has king h8 that was
stupid or this one. Okay I have to play faster. That was silly. Yeah I’m going to flag
him but I don’t like it. Ah that was dumb. Okay whatever. Good game.

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  • Reply Zah July 1, 2019 at 6:15 am

    We love Magnus and chess24!!!!

  • Reply dogeskyfighter July 1, 2019 at 6:23 am

    That's right.

  • Reply The Angry Economist July 1, 2019 at 6:26 am

    kicker played a really good game towards the end

  • Reply franko bolero July 1, 2019 at 6:38 am

    why does he hate Germans .. wtf

  • Reply Clinton Huynh July 1, 2019 at 6:53 am

    5:17 What you came for!

  • Reply Nuno Carvalho July 1, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Man, I'm addicted to these videos… best thing for chess fans these days

  • Reply Höher wertiger July 1, 2019 at 7:13 am

    "dont try this at home" :D.

  • Reply karim abolela July 1, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Don`t try this at home 😂

  • Reply KING77818 July 1, 2019 at 7:22 am

    If Hikaru was playing he wouldn’t even struggled a bit!

  • Reply Ron Wagenaar July 1, 2019 at 7:41 am

    2:25 “Plans are overrated”

  • Reply Basket Williams July 1, 2019 at 7:50 am


  • Reply 12OclockLow July 1, 2019 at 7:50 am

    0:48 I was kind of surprised that Magnus doesn't use the correct pronunciation of "fianchetto"

  • Reply Vladimir Djurovic July 1, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Camera didn't fall…

  • Reply Veritas July 1, 2019 at 8:12 am

    "I don't claim to be the expert"….:D

  • Reply Slack July 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

    6:00 "i'm going to flag him but i don't like it" does that mean win on time or what?

  • Reply İnan Küçük July 1, 2019 at 8:35 am

    time war

  • Reply The jupiter July 1, 2019 at 8:49 am

    I’m old and as a Fischer fan (still am) I was lucky enough to actually watch Fischer play speed chess in 1970. Apart from a bizarre loss to korchnoi (a well known opening trap) and a handful of draws he crushed Tal Smyslov and other giants effortlessly. I never thought I’d say this but after watching Magnus crush Nakamura in their online blitz n bullet match as well as crushing other chess greats in that online path to win it and his clear dominance in recent tournament after tournament after tournament as well as having the greatest fide points of ALL TIME and the way he effortlessly crushes 2800 players by suddenly going his own way out of the opening it’s clear to me that Magnus is the greatest of all time and yes, even a little stronger than Fischer.

  • Reply ABC Chess Analysis July 1, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Magnus played double fianchetto, not great not terrible.

  • Reply kevin lewie July 1, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I can defeat you
    Calsen..hold my water bottle

  • Reply SusaVile July 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Not getting mated is like 5 wins for me;)

  • Reply K S July 1, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Hey chess24… how much are you paying Magnus to play on your site?

  • Reply Faruk Rafe Abdagic July 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    If you wanna avoid the stress, play 24 chess 😁🤘🤙

  • Reply PatrykSwata July 1, 2019 at 10:19 am

    does he play these inbetween his tournament in croatia hes in at the moment or are these from the past?

  • Reply wandaba July 1, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    "plans are overrated…." reminds me of the joker's "plan" dialogue in TDK

  • Reply Juntimus Maximus July 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    when things speed up in the end… holy balls. lmao

  • Reply robertoamarillas July 1, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Magnus is quite genuine and a natural born entertainer

  • Reply Максим Темный July 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Пожалуйста, сделайте кто-нибудь русские субтитры)

  • Reply Conor Manning July 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Carlsen just flags here… Logical. Just flag him.

  • Reply Walter M. Roberts III, PhD July 1, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Magnus, these videos are great but could be even greater if you would do a short debriefing after the contest for your viewers: a short summary informing what the opening (or 'system') was, what problems it posed for you, what mistakes either you or your opponent made, and such. During the games, I see, you tend to run out of time when you try to talk too much, so I think it would greatly enhance these if you would just do a little summary of the action at the end. By the way, I was Jon Ludvig Hammer's first chess teacher: from the time he was in Berkeley CA as a 7 year old boy. I am proud of him, of course, and of his association with you. You are indeed amazing and it is so great of you to let your fans have this intimate experience of you in an informal setting. Best luck as your ascent to all time chess greatness continues. Bravo!

  • Reply MrMorlaf July 1, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    is Magnus anygood at chess?

  • Reply Lucas Rubens July 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Icon of daemon tools

  • Reply Kraßton Laesarzu July 1, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Ow d4, a5, turn left, yellow, 5 432 checkmate in 1. [email protected]?! I so good at this. Eine runde bier /: ( )

  • Reply LegacypvpVideos July 1, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Is he Thor's long lost brother?

  • Reply 1. Thou Shant Lewd Kaori July 2, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Has Magnus lost or drawn any of these?

  • Reply Jesus Antonio Pimentel Barreto July 2, 2019 at 3:06 am

    excelente master.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Elijah Miles July 2, 2019 at 4:22 am

    The god of chess.

  • Reply Jeff Sol July 2, 2019 at 4:27 am

    What's with his BS comments about playing Germans. If naka said that he would be labeled a racist.

  • Reply Christopher Kennedy July 2, 2019 at 4:56 am

    magnus: "what should I do then? d4? that's a proper admission of failure"
    opponent: "is this some world championship prep?"

  • Reply Smooth Agario July 2, 2019 at 5:23 am

    They're just handing out the"GRAND MASTER" tittle too anyone huh?

  • Reply James July 2, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Highly enjoyable but these blitz games often get daft at the end , it's how fast you can move your pieces . Don't get me wrong it requires great skill to act fast and be the fastest but he should count for less to run out of time and to get a checkmate

  • Reply Manoj Manjunath July 2, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Aahhh…what do you eat man!?

  • Reply Jeysson H July 2, 2019 at 10:14 am

    3:40 how did he move the knight into that pawn? Sorry new to chess.

  • Reply Michele Tumbarello July 2, 2019 at 10:24 am

    yes they are overrated, better to play like you, without any idea, just moving back and forth, creating cheap threats

  • Reply Zac July 2, 2019 at 10:52 am

    4:06 Could you honestly see that the rook was trapped?

  • Reply Dmitri Tabunov July 2, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    F1 end game

  • Reply Eminence July 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Is there any videos of Magnus going to a park to play against chess hustlers? I'd love to see that

  • Reply Nikolay July 2, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Those would be SO MUCH BETTER, if we could see his mouse and premoves.. He could also draw lines to show potential moves. Now it's kinda hard to follow and he has to explain a sequence of moves instead of showing it, which takes much more time

  • Reply Lovuschka July 2, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Knew it is German before I saw the nationality in the video. Kickers was a famous cartoon in the 1980s or 1990s here.

  • Reply The Genius July 3, 2019 at 1:13 am

    He sounds an engine. he probably sees nothing in his head but chess moves.

  • Reply Evan Dodson July 3, 2019 at 2:24 am

    "I wouldn't claim to be an expert, by any means."


  • Reply Ryan Friesen July 3, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    i can beat carlson blindfolded

  • Reply Vimate Y0U7 July 3, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    6:00 WTH

  • Reply Serozan July 4, 2019 at 1:07 am

    I watched the ending at 0.25 speed and still couldn't understand whats going on

  • Reply Deniz July 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

    This one played very good actually.

  • Reply ultra sisko July 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    What does he mean by saying "plans are overrated"?

  • Reply Dizzy Rider July 5, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    It’s sad when these two play and think better than me when I get 10 minutes

  • Reply Joshua Cole July 5, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    opponent plays first move
    Magnus: “An embarrassing opening”

  • Reply LopsidedMoz July 6, 2019 at 10:45 am

    I don't even like chess and watching this guy play is great

  • Reply OneDayTooLate July 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    The best bait to buy a premium 🙂

  • Reply Targaryen Dynasty July 7, 2019 at 10:20 am

    So Magnus doesn’t like Germans?

  • Reply CRYPTO VIDEO July 7, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    magnus owns his opponents even when he is getting owned

  • Reply Anders Johansson July 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Ah, I see Magnus is a fellow Marianne Williamson supporter #OrbGang

  • Reply Pradeep Poonia July 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Matt Damon plays chess. Cooool.


  • Reply atzuras July 10, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    "Plans are Overrated".
    M. Carlsen, 2019.
    Myself, everyday.

  • Reply James Conant July 14, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Keep these videos coming!

  • Reply Jhoana Paula July 15, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I will play against Magnus someday. Someday!!!

  • Reply Jhoana Paula July 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    That no blinking endgame

  • Reply Guilad Shmaya July 20, 2019 at 1:24 am

    1.02 "I wouldnt claim to be an expert? by any means??"

  • Reply Erik Torre July 20, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    ma quando si mette a giocare veloce recupera 30 secondi come niente fosse… 🙂 bah, si impegnerà al 5% al massimo

  • Reply Gianni xoxo July 21, 2019 at 8:11 am

    “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face” -Mike Tyson

  • Reply Fussas July 23, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Me at the end when things speed up: "So this is the power of Ultra Instinct…"

  • Reply PMA DOOD July 26, 2019 at 3:00 am

    5:00 lmao he was in the middle of saying something until that Ba3 move, it cut him off and the way he said, "uh oh" like, "ooh oh" xDxDxD Goteeem

  • Reply Searing George July 26, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I hope the random flickers on the screen are subliminal messages that upload fragments of Magmus' chess knowledge into my consciousness.

  • Reply John Lee July 29, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Magnus "I wouldn't claim to be an expert" Carlsen

  • Reply Daniel Strauß August 16, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Why don't they play with increment?

  • Reply Mustafa Yaşar August 26, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Isn't it an unfair match up? 2473 vs 3162.

  • Reply anupam jain September 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Last 15 sec , things go crazy.

  • Reply Dick Macgurn September 11, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Nobody can step on the gas as hard as Maggie… Zero to 60,000 in point 2 seconds!

  • Reply Peter Lowery October 22, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Can anyone link me to one of these where he gets beat?

  • Reply intra morph November 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Magnus "But i'm not the expert by any means" me "if you're not the expert who's the expert then"

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