Don't Watch This... Too Complicated... || Caruana vs Duda || Tata Steel Masters (2020)

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    Fabiano Caruana Jan Krzystszof Duda
    Tata Steel Masters (2020), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 12, Jan-24
    Catalan, closed, 5.Nf3 (E06)
    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O dxc4 7. Qa4 c6 8. Qxc4 b5 9. Qb3 Bb7 10. Rd1 Nbd7 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. Bf4 Qc7 14. Nc3 Nc5 15. Qc2 b4 16. Nb1 Ba6 17. Bf3 Rac8 18. a3 Rb8 19. axb4 Rxb4 20. Be3 Qb7 21. Nd2 Rxb2 22. Qc3 Rb5 23. Ra3 Qb8 24. Rda1 Bb7 25. Rxa7 Nd7 26. Nc4 Rd8 27. Be4 c5 28. Qc2 h6 29. Bd2 Nf8 30. Bd3 Rd7 31. Nd6 Rb6 32. Qxc5 Bd5 33. Rxd7 Nxd7 34. Qc8+ Nf8 35. Qxb8 Rxb8 36. f4 Bd8 37. Kf2 Nd7 38. Be3 g5 39. Bd4 Rb4 40. Ke3 gxf4+ 41. gxf4 Kf8 42. Bb5 Nf6 43. exf6 Rxd4 44. Rc1 Bxf6 45. Rc7 Bh8 46. Rc8+ Ke7 47. Rxh8 Rb4 48. Nc8+ Kf6 49. Bd3
    The 2020 Tata Steel Masters is a 14-player single round-robin taking place from 11-26 January. World Champion Magnus Carlsen again heads the field, which includes Top 10 stars Caruana, Giri and So as well as 5-time World Champion Anand. A lot of the focus will be on young stars - Duda, Artemiev, Xiong and above all 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja, who makes his super-tournament debut. As well as the traditional venue in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, one round will be played in the PSV football stadium in Eindhoven (16 January).
    The time control is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. If there is a tie for first place the top two after tiebreaks then play a 2-game blitz (5+3) playoff and, if still tied, an Armageddon game. The monetary prizes will be shared evenly. Official website:
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    1. John Austin

      Thanks for the analysis and for making it relatable to a patzer like me.

    2. Indrajeet Patil

      After watching Tal's games, these games become boring as hell in comparison, which they are. The only difference is that Tal had balls.

    3. Jai Hind

      At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="379">6:19</a> after 1.Bd2 Rb3 why not 2.Ra6 Na6 3.Qb3??

    4. Jonas Lerch

      why doesn't white play bishop x c6 on minute <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="519">8:39</a>? am I missing something?

    5. Avinash Nayak

      After Nd7, white can win a pawn with Bxc6, Bxc6 and Qxc6. Seems a reasonable choice for white.

    6. Om C

      Congratulations to those who watched entire video and didn't find it scary. For others watch the video and enjoy it coz there is no ghost in it.

    7. Leon K

      “a really DISgusting engine move” I love you Agadmator

    8. crazy dude

      Are you a grand master? what was your highest rating in FIDE?

    9. Markus Diedericks

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="293">4:53</a> - How I see it, is a tactic, perhaps you do address it further in the video, but white wins a bishop, how: By Ra1xBa6, Nc5xRa6, QxRb3...

      1. Jacob Hejdenberg

        Markus Diedericks exactly! Cant believe he missed to analyse it, as an answer to ’why Rb3 isnt good for black’ ...

    10. spasibushki

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="400">6:40</a> why not capture on c5?

    11. Todd Williams

      At 18 min why not Duda, black pawn to E5?? If Fabi takes, bishop take E5 attack knight and rook, knight will be lost eventually. If Fabi does not take checkmate is forced.

    12. Chidananda M

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1074">17:54</a> why not e5? as bishop defends the king's pawn?

    13. Kevin Chen

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="300">5:00</a> white can just play rook takes a6, no?

    14. Vincent Salaga

      On the time <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="620">10:20</a>. How can the knight block that square?

    15. banjo32

      He gave us a couple of seconds and didn't drink any water. I'm worried, agadmator, stay hydrated!

    16. EverythingCounts

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="654">10:54</a> Why can't the Queen just capture the bishop?

    17. Steven Jon Lee

      i love mysterious engine moves.

    18. David Johnson

      He played the more human approach... Because he only saw 8 moves ahead. Edit: no seriously these guys were both seeing 7-8 moves ahead with each moves past the basic opening.

    19. exhainca

      Why not bishop d2-e3 immediately threatening the black night on c5? Because rook b2 captures bishop e3 losing the exchange and you have to retake with the pawn on f2 and expose the white king? Sounds mad.

    20. exhainca

      I found the move!

    21. Szőcs Árpád

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="608">10:08</a> Why would be bad? Its the engine's top recommendation...Ofc its bad if you show the bad line after that.

    22. shoham shvartz

      Whats the clocks in these games? And what time control after 40 moves?

    23. S Davis

      a6 pawn is a BIG pawn... ;-)

    24. Avinash Shah

      Who is the one on top right corner and why the same guy on your every video??

    25. Tadeusz Kirchniawy

      Why not in <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="441">7:21</a> insted of queen b8 go knight to e4? Attacking the white queen and rook on a3?

    26. Slid3rx

      Why doesnt duda take the b7 rook with the queen?

    27. Some One

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1041">17:21</a> Why dont capture with the knight??Why must rook to a7

    28. chloro-slingshot

    29. Steven Votaw

      need more captures captures

    30. Philco

      Wow.. nice game. They are both beasts.

    31. RulezAPower

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="886">14:46</a> Dat rook cutting through the diagonal was incredible though.

    32. Youleq

      You are very Good at pronouncing names!

    33. jan stevko

      At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="295">04:55</a> aren't just rxa6 nxa6 just wins material because the rook would be hanging at b3 ,what I am missing here

    34. Marco DOMINGO


      1. Marco DOMINGO


    35. Vulpush X

      Caruana trained by Alpha / Duda trained by Stockfish - no game :)

    36. ArnoId Vogt

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="304">5:04</a> why not just Rxa6. Duda can't take that back right?

      1. Advay S


    37. Rajan Tandon

      HI Excellent Finders of middle Game moves: At 6;43, why not capture the black knight on c5 with the dark square bishop? Does this not get you a piece for pawn on b2? If black rook captures pawn on b2, white queen can move to c1?

    38. John Davis

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="291">4:51</a> because after rb3 then rxa6. knight can't take on a6 because it would leave rook on b3 hanging. What am i missing here?

      1. John Davis

        @Advay S ahhhhhh thanks. Didn't see that

      2. Advay S


    39. Rajath Menon

      what's the problem with Rc7, e5 at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1099">18:19</a>?

    40. madman2541

      I honestly found bishop C5! It’s very satisfying when you find a computer top line during your videos! Thanks again for all your work you put into these videos! Love you content

    41. Son Phan

      Why didn't Duda take the pawn on e5 10 moves ago?

    42. Cheng Zhou

      holy crap.

    43. Edward Lane

      at 5.04 I think the hypothetical rook to B3 loses to rook takes bishop on a6 - I think it's a free bishop with the offered exchange of Rooks ?

    44. Lawrence Lepes

      @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="309">5:09</a>; doesn't White have Rxa6 instead of Bc3?

    45. panda4247

      Speaking of Ding Liren (you mentioned him in the opening), why isn't he playing in this tournament?

    46. Mario Murat

      At @<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="374">06:14</a> why not Nxe5? You get back your pawn, attack the Queen and the Knight is nicely protected by the Rook?

    47. Cycofred0

      "when Duda played his move the engine screeeeamed" 😫

    48. Toothmother

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="973">16:13</a> Almost reluctant sip of water

    49. hider

      I watched but now I need a nap 🤯

    50. sJunior7

      Amagador, i've been watching you a lot and your vids are great. One question why on <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1079">17:59</a> not a e5 from black - so blacks bishop protects f7? ( and if after white takes fxe5, Bxe5 pinnign the knight to the rook seems legit) :)

    51. Vineeth Paul

      I am an amateur in chess but don't you think it's too early to resign. I don't see an inevitable win for caruana here..if tried duda could probably make it a draw.. again I know I am missing something here but just can't see it

    52. Abhay Shah

      Hey man! I know why Rb3 doesn't work. If Rb3 by black, then simply Rxa6. The night would be overloaded. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="310">5:10</a>

    53. gagariga binalayefa

      Fabi Fabi. If he keep this rate up, he would be the next world chess championship challenger again

    54. Lonely Lobo

      Oooof what a game damn!

    55. FliSolution

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1078">17:58</a> Did you analyze what would happen if Duda push e6 to e5? This is what I would play but I'm not GM and I don't have programs to analyze.

    56. InsaneGaming YT

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="397">6:37</a> why not bxc5?

    57. Anthony G

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="522">8:42</a> eyeing that juicy d6 square XD

    58. BV MJ

      At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="305">5:05</a> cant you take the bishop on a6 for free because if knight takes then queen takes rook

    59. Poxx

      Fiction's really good at chess

    60. Peter Harband

      Well I watched it and grew some more brain cell, but thanks for the warning :)

    61. Peter Harband

      Well I watched it and grew some more brain cell, but thanks for the warning :)

    62. misterfunnybones

      Excellent analysis & presentation.

    63. Josh Eike

      I found Caruana's move rather than the engine's top choice. I'm still happy with this.

    64. 23

      This is the first time I’ve not listened to agadmator.

    65. Abdulrahman Alobaid

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="641">10:41</a> why not queen capture?

    66. Druid 007 zgłoś się

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1297">21:37</a> hehe papiesh

    67. EBHAE 1

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1099">18:19</a> E5?

    68. suckerpinch

      Amazing game!

    69. EBHAE 1

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="732">12:12</a> Why not Qxc8,Nxc8 Rb7?

    70. Arunraj T

      Time 18.2 movie is e5

    71. Andrew Agassi

      At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="310">5:10</a> instead of Bc3 why not rook take Ba6. if the knight recaptures then black rook is lost.

    72. Kasia Lotnik

      this move with bishop, it requires to see 3 move ahead , caruana didnt find , so what ? he didnt play good then

    73. Antoine

      What is the engine? Im new here btw

    74. Lomesh Joshi

      The Bd3 line that you explained in this match . There is a mistake , actually the Rxb7 continues with Qxb7 not the took so that rook defends the e6 pawn ..... Correct me if I was wrong 😄

    75. A Singh

      Great game and analysis

    76. Stonefalconetti

      The battle of crepe hairdos... 😆

    77. João Victor Demonel

      #suggestion analyze Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov played in the Gibraltar Masters

    78. Tareq Matar

      #suggestion Praggnanandhaa vs Topalov

    79. Lisa K

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="640">10:40</a> who not queen captures rook on b7? So the black rook would still guard e6

    80. Kyle Hale

      After Rb3 wouldn't white play Rxa6 right away? The knight cant defend both the rook and the bishop