2021 World Chess Championship Preview by GM Ben Finegold

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Tune in as Ben gives a preview on the 2021 World Chess Championship held this November in Dubai, UAE. The focus will be on current champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi. Broadcasted live on Twitch -- Watch live at www.twitch.tv/gmbenjaminfinegold

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00:00:00 Intro
17:02 Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi, Tata Steel Master, 2019
25:36 Ian Nepomniachtchi - Magnus Carlsen, GCT Croatia, 2019
38:19 Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi, Sinquefield Cup, 2019
47:38 Magnus Carlsen - Ian Nepomniachtchi, Norway Chess, 2021

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  • Peter Schneider
    Peter Schneider4 muaj më parë

    I'm very much looking forward to the World Championship match. I have a feeling that Magnus will win very convincingly. Ian has not been playing consistently great lately. I'd estimate Magnus is a 70% favourite, but we'll see. I'm sure though that we will see a lot of very interesting games!

  • `


    Muaj më parë

    @Mr Mo This didn't age well

  • Mr Mo

    Mr Mo

    3 muaj më parë

    With all do respect i beg to differ sir.... Nepomniachtchi will be victorious

  • Kristian Fagerström

    Kristian Fagerström

    4 muaj më parë

    @Aritra Pal True, but he's been failing to convert in positions that was winning. And he's beeen rock solid in those before.

  • Aritra Pal

    Aritra Pal

    4 muaj më parë

    @Kristian Fagerström he won the Norway chess recently with 4 consecutive classical wins and also is no.1 in the champions chess tour.

  • Kristian Fagerström

    Kristian Fagerström

    4 muaj më parë

    I'd say that Magnus has been uncharacteristically inconsistent lately as well.

  • deinse82
    deinse824 muaj më parë

    My idea for incentivizing fewer draws is to kidnap the players' parents. Not gonna go into every little detail, I'm more of a big idea guy, but the plan also involves crocodiles.

  • Wicked


    2 muaj më parë

    @Tim Barenbrug Maybe hard to watch your clock and your parents being eaten at the same time

  • Tim Barenbrug

    Tim Barenbrug

    3 muaj më parë

    So you kidnap the parents which distracts your opponent and then feed some of his or her pawns to the crocodile to avoid a draw?

  • Scott Scheule

    Scott Scheule

    3 muaj më parë

    That’s been done already, though, right? Remember when they threatened to kill Alekhine’s mother unless he gave Capanlanca draw odds, and Alekhine said, I hate my fucking mother, go for it? Great day for chess. Mediocre day, at best, for mothers.

  • ChessDracula


    4 muaj më parë

    You don't even have to win to save your parents, you can lose too 😂

  • Letkharable


    4 muaj më parë

    I'm more of a big picture guy got me lmfao 😂

  • Drew Murray
    Drew Murray4 muaj më parë

    You still got it Ben- making simple joys apparent to us dull audience members : )

  • testthewest123
    testthewest1234 muaj më parë

    4:50 I mean: Carlsen basically knew he'd win vs Caruana in rapid chess, and Caruana probably knew that too, but it changed nothing.

  • Jordan Vespa

    Jordan Vespa

    3 muaj më parë

    Yeah but Fabi has a better chance of winning the rapid playoff then trying to force a win in a slow game. If they knew the rapid result 100% beforehand, then the losing player has no choice but to try and force the slow game win.

  • mathgod


    3 muaj më parë

    Caruana is conservative. Nepo is more aggressive. Should be a few decisive games.

  • target jee

    target jee

    4 muaj më parë

    absolutely right

  • wooki321
    wooki3214 muaj më parë

    "i´m worse, i´m much worse, i´m lost, i shake hands and i go cry" new favorite finegold quote

  • hthought
    hthought4 muaj më parë

    Ben's lessons are super nice. Apart from being very funny, he really is a good teacher too

  • Prince Vegeta
    Prince Vegeta4 muaj më parë

    ‘Now if I was either colour I’d resign’ 😂😂 made me laugh

  • Andmunko
    Andmunko4 muaj më parë

    From the point of view of the spectator, having a rapid tie-break before the match is identical to giving the champion draw odds. In both cases, one of the players has to go for the win. While I think both ideas are interesting, it's a bit silly to propose pre-match tie-breaks while claiming that draw odds are ridiculous and antiquated.

  • `


    Muaj më parë

    @Andmunko The solution is ridiculously simple: Bring back first to 6 wins and let the players earn the WC title. If you can't win games, you don't deserve to be called the champion.

  • Daniel A Millar

    Daniel A Millar

    4 muaj më parë

    @Andmunko being better at rapid is at least a chess skill. In say the Botvonik example he had draw odds basically for being a bit older than the later challengers of apparently equal skill given the draws. I don’t love the pre match rapid tie breaks, but I like them more than champion draw odds or post match rapid tie breaks. If you’re gonna have rapid involved at all before seems better than after

  • Andmunko


    4 muaj më parë

    @Alex S right, so both disincentivize draws in the same way. It's just a question of whether you want the defending champion to have the advantage or the better rapid player. It's not at all obvious to me that one solution is better than the other. Given that Ben seems to be against rapid tiebreaks in general, I don't understand how he made up his mind.

  • Alex S

    Alex S

    4 muaj më parë

    With the proposal, the draw odds would be given to the rapid winner as opposed to automatically going to Carlsen, the latter Finegold sees as antiquated

  • problematic
    problematic2 muaj më parë

    Magnus had good luck in all his matches so far, the matches with Karjakin and Caruana were very close. He has 80% chance of winning but people don't know that's still pretty narrow. If you have an 80% of winning a match, and play 5 matches, you'll lose one most likely. The best player in the world doesn't always win a match against a top 10 player. Highest rated is more important than World Champion.

  • Canby Ibarra
    Canby Ibarra4 muaj më parë

    To support Ben's talk about FIDE and the money (9:40 ish), if you read the FIDE World Cup regulations closely, item 4.5 of the player's contract says "20% of each prize is retained by FIDE." So Jan-Krzyzstof Duda, for example, 'won' $110,000 but in reality got $88,000 deposited into his account.

  • Aleksandra e Andrei Gazdovici
    Aleksandra e Andrei Gazdovici4 muaj më parë

    The idea of rapid tie-breaks before the World Championship Is great

  • jrs


    2 muaj më parë

    @SuperAWaC You can have competition in art. You can’t have competition and “winning or losing is irrelevant”, and that’s what you claimed.

  • SuperAWaC


    2 muaj më parë

    @jrs You can have competition in art. What you propose is pure competition which would not allow art to rise from it.

  • jrs


    2 muaj më parë

    @SuperAWaC If winning or losing is irrelevant and it’s actually “art”, it would be a cooperative game where they create the most beautiful chess game, together. Yet the beauty arises from the competition, the drive to win and surprise the opponent. Without this there is no chess, and no art.

  • SuperAWaC


    2 muaj më parë

    @jrs Chess is art and should be practiced as such. Chess logicians have ruined chess. Winning and losing is irrelevant. All that matters is that you have played a beautiful game.

  • jrs


    2 muaj më parë

    @SuperAWaC Spoken as an ideological viewer and not like a chess champion. Can you imagine the logistics involved into playing a match with no guaranteed end? Cancel the tournaments you had planned for the rest of the year? Just keep booking a new hotel every day until someone wins? This idea is stupid, draw odds is the logical choice.

  • Jimmy Lundberg
    Jimmy Lundberg3 muaj më parë

    That's a brilliant idea for tie-breaks. Have them first! It's honestly genius.

  • Loop Hole
    Loop Hole4 muaj më parë

    A very position Karpov like style of play vs a dynamic tactical attacking player, It's like Karpov-Kasparov again!

  • Denis Dooley
    Denis Dooley3 muaj më parë

    This collage with Ben staring down sceptically scrutinizing the position is great.

  • Thedethijs
    Thedethijs4 muaj më parë

    If you think nepo has a 45~40 percent chance you should get a bet out cause you can get like 3.3 odds or something. Pretty good expected value. Might do it myself cause Go Ben!

  • Neko Salad

    Neko Salad

    3 muaj më parë

    @Rokanza take my like. i think you made the most sense here. you described why magnus is the favorite but also kept in mind that he is human and you didnt treat nepo like he is some chump. anyone that has watched ian's banter blitz can see he mocks his opponent and sometimes other gms like anish. ian is definitely stressed out or is at the edge of being stressed out but so does magnus. if you are so favorable you are having some expectations. remember that expectation was the same thing that has hindered alireza recently. still magnus is a favorite cause more experience and slightly more skill.

  • Rokanza


    3 muaj më parë

    @Mr Right your opinions are very ignorant and easily refutable lol... I also know Nepo has reasonably small chances of winning but he definitely has confidence and arrogance,that ego that simply wants to demolish the opponent...the problem is that Magnus is simply still by far the best player in the world + he already has great experience in playing WC matches while this is going to be the first one for Nepo and therefore he will feel pressure more than he did in his entire life, but Carlsen said himself that WC matches are extremely stressful for him and that he considered to stop playing them after this one, also he said that if he had lost to Caruana he would probably/likely give up on becoming a WC again. Point being, Magnus is the greatest player by skill and mentally, therefore he is still very superior to others.However , he is still human who makes mistakes and is prone to stress and blunders etc, and even though he is better than everyone else a great player like Ian definitely has much more than 0% chances like you said, that is just straight up delusional opinion. Ian is not to be underestimated like that and by saying that you are showing that you don't really think things through but rather have a biased approach.

  • darknightoftroy


    4 muaj më parë

    @Mr Right Sure, I acknowledge that methods of maintaining peak performance and throwing competitors off of theirs give people an edge in any competition, chess included. I just don't think it's 'the' deciding factor, and I think you're conflating arrogance with strength. They're different things. Also, you're misrepresenting the record. I've watched Hikaru beat Magnus. Magnus is good, but he's not unbeatable. He plays very accurately, but he still makes mistakes. In the series of games with Fabiano Caruana a while back for the championship, Magnus gave Fabi an opening where Fabi could have won the title, but Fabi missed it, the long-format games were drawn, and it went to faster formats where Magnus won. You can hype Magnus as much as you want, but he's human, and eventually you'll be disappointed. Maybe this year Nepo will take the crown. Nothing is certain.

  • darknightoftroy


    4 muaj më parë

    @Mr Right :/ Chess isn't about punching people in the face, it's about making the right move. You can be confident as hell, and play like total trash. Magnus is good because he plays very well, not because he's confident. Also, do not confuse public persona with who people really are. It will be interesting to see these matches.

  • darknightoftroy


    4 muaj më parë

    Nepo has been playing very well. I've been impressed by many of his recent games..... not that impressing me is a high bar for a grandmaster.

  • vecelio rubicone
    vecelio rubicone3 muaj më parë

    I'm still angry about how it went in the last match with Caruana who could really undermine the champion in the long run at classic chess.

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor4 muaj më parë

    Section 6 of the fide chess world championship match rules is entirely devoted to stipends fees nation charges etc which is not taken out of the prize fund but paid directly to fide sometime before the end of the match. I'm guessing if you don't pay they stop the match and say "where's my money?" Prizes by contrast are paid after the match ends.

  • funcelot
    funcelot2 muaj më parë

    I love to see Ben as THE brilliant commentator

  • Muhsin Can Orhan
    Muhsin Can Orhan3 muaj më parë

    Such a tie-break would cause the loser not to play their best game and the other has an unfair advantage. I think that format is not better than the current format.

  • Stephen H
    Stephen H3 muaj më parë

    "When I play Magnus, you know what's happening: I'm worse, I'm much worse, I shake hands, I go cry" LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Alisina Karimi
    Alisina Karimi4 muaj më parë

    Thanks for the amazing content 💙💙

  • SkimbenT
    SkimbenT3 muaj më parë

    'you will know Magnus is the lord' made my Sunday

  • rvsgfrfrs jnfkfds
    rvsgfrfrs jnfkfds4 muaj më parë

    I like that pre-match rapid tiebreaker idea. The Botvinnik champion-retains-if-draw champion-gets-a-rematch system is what they do in pro wrestling.

  • MjrLeegInfidel
    MjrLeegInfidel4 muaj më parë

    I'd like to think that well see 4 decisive classical games. 1 to Ian. 3 to Magnus

  • 🇷🇺 thf
    🇷🇺 thf4 muaj më parë

    If NepOmnyashiy win that match everyone will learn how to pronounce his name right. Btw it means "a not remembering one". "Pomnit" = "Remember"

  • Spaß Vogel
    Spaß Vogel4 muaj më parë

    Go Ben!, Go Nepo!, Go Magnus!

  • Matteo Priotto

    Matteo Priotto

    4 muaj më parë

    Go crazy! Go stupid!

  • 88mphDrBrown


    4 muaj më parë

    Go home! Go fishing!

  • Drew Murray
    Drew Murray4 muaj më parë

    I lost it at “that would require seconds of work! “

  • ZacksHacks
    ZacksHacks2 muaj më parë

    Tiebreaks before the Caruana Carlsen match would have had the same result. Magnus playing for draws.

  • Andrei Nae
    Andrei Nae4 muaj më parë

    yay another awesome Ben vid! GO BEN !

  • HG Services
    HG Services3 muaj më parë

    Dead silence after the “ I would do anything to win at chess but I won’t do that “ meatloaf reference , while I’m over here dying 😂

  • SheaSheaWanton


    3 muaj më parë

    He also played a Sophie's Choice gambit to a room full of teenagers. Ben has no fear.

  • Jimmy Lundberg

    Jimmy Lundberg

    3 muaj më parë

    That's how Ben likes it. Always loved it in the older videos (possibly from another channel) where he'd shush people for laughing too much at his jokes. 😂

  • valmont Ouellet-Lépine
    valmont Ouellet-Lépine4 muaj më parë

    i would be curious to know ur idea for the format of a championship match. i already really like the idea of doing the tie breaker first

  • Nick G
    Nick G4 muaj më parë

    I'm already starting to think about the videos I will need to watch, so I have a hope in hell of understanding the games. Oh the anticipation.

  • Oissev Onos

    Oissev Onos

    4 muaj më parë

    Do tell, please. Are you absolutely new to chess, or do you just want a greater depth of understanding? Channels like ChessNetwork and ChessWebsite have great playlists on tactics, maneuvers, positional play, etc. Plus both have covered great championships you could watch (Website covered Bobby Fischer’s match with Spassky, and Network covered several of the last matches Carlsen had). So those are just some ideas to help things be broken down and let you understand more. 😊

  • Jonathan Moore
    Jonathan Moore4 muaj më parë

    “If everybody’s doing it, that’s a lot of guys doing it.”

  • King Wart

    King Wart

    4 muaj më parë

    Well done.

  • Helge Brekke
    Helge Brekke4 muaj më parë

    8:22 Fischer's crazy rule about "10 to 9 isn't actually beating someone" sounds kinda like in pingpong, where you generally have to win with two points: you have to score the winning point while you're already leading, not just beat someone to the finish line.

  • Helge Brekke

    Helge Brekke

    4 muaj më parë

    @Rahul Kumar can’t blame him for wanting that

  • Rahul Kumar

    Rahul Kumar

    4 muaj më parë

    But Fischer didn't want the match to keep going if it was 10-9; his idea was that if it was 9-9 he declares victory and goes home

  • Ismail Hossain
    Ismail Hossain2 muaj më parë

    Sir, By playing slow chess at first player got the opportunities to learn and analyze their opponent's preparations, hidden plans, tactics; basically everything they can discover. This is like digging ground and find out diamonds. And use the knowledge in the rapid game. This is the way chess is beautiful, the more we dig the more we discover, new tactics get chance to appear. Instead if they play tiebreaker first the person with more ability to discover chess will not have a chance. However, if you think human already know everything about chess, or new things should not be discovered in a championship game, rather playing with stockfish, then you are right. Playing tiebreaker at first would be good idea. BUT chess is more beautiful when you find joyous in a boring game. If someone dont enjoy 12 games of 8 hours they happily can play chekers. No offense please, i gave my thought only.

  • Mr. Kilian
    Mr. Kilian3 muaj më parë

    34:52 That was a drawn position nevertheless. Ian blundered by taking with the g pawn. If he took with the e pawn he would have no problems at all

  • Joshua Weiss
    Joshua Weiss4 muaj më parë

    i don't really like Greg Shahade's idea, because it gives the winner an even bigger incentive to play for draws

  • andrew simon

    andrew simon

    2 muaj më parë

    True, the problem with that idea is it makes the classical part of the match, which theoretically should be the core of the match, unbalanced to begin with. The problem with the current system is that one player might feel like they have an advantage in rapid and so try to draw, but this idea makes it worse because one player will be sure that they will win in rapid if they draw the classical (because they already won the rapid)

  • Literally Stalin
    Literally Stalin4 muaj më parë

    Can't say FIDE without saying fee.

  • NUKE
    NUKE3 muaj më parë

    Funny how chess has been around for so long and we still haven't figured out the best format for a world championship... I agree with Ben, there shouldn't be a rapid in a slow chess championship where the best player is awarded the tittle of the WC. They need to figure out something else.

  • Josef Serf

    Josef Serf

    3 muaj më parë

    Like playing exciting burning your bridges edge of the seat chess.

  • mike mcknight
    mike mcknight2 muaj më parë

    Even the King can't come back when defeated, so why the guys like Bodnik were allowed another "life", so to speak, was a mockery to the game. Terrible rules in the 60's. Personally, I think a portion of the finals game should be rapid aswell, so a more "rounded", skilled champion is found. A guy or girl who can win both slow and fast!

  • Ryotbh
    Ryotbh4 muaj më parë

    If it's a draw just give it to the highest rated person... oh wait, that'd be Carlsen.

  • saxy1player
    saxy1player4 muaj më parë

    Would be cool to also hear the other people in the chat to understand what the question/comment is

  • AOB
    AOB4 muaj më parë

    6-6 tie should be decided by a game of stratego

  • Joe C

    Joe C

    4 muaj më parë

    Can Stratego end in a draw? Go to Clue or connect 4 if so

  • ChessDracula
    ChessDracula4 muaj më parë

    "Trying is the first step to failure." Yes, I watched that long and still watching

  • Android Poetry
    Android Poetry4 muaj më parë

    Tiebreaks at the front? That's fucking brilliant man.

  • eric johnson
    eric johnson4 muaj më parë

    just change to a point system like in soccer where it a race to 21 points and you get 2 point for a win 1 point for a draw but if your black get a extra point for the win instead of playing for a draw as black you have more reason to play for the win

  • SerbAtheist
    SerbAtheist4 muaj më parë

    How about 'Classical Armageddon'? The challenger splits the time, say 2 hours total, between white who must win and black who must draw. The world champion then selects whether they want to be white or black.

  • Christos Kili
    Christos Kili2 muaj më parë

    I expect Magnus to be championship for the next 5-7 years. Nowadays 20+ years old players aren’t at the level of Magnus. The old style was like the boxing world champioship I believe that chess 960 is the future.

  • BaoBou's Music

    BaoBou's Music

    Muaj më parë

    Alireza Firouzja says hi.

  • Dan Kelly
    Dan Kelly4 muaj më parë

    It's frankly ridiculous that only 12 classical time control games be played in a WCh. I stopped watching WCh matches when that kicked in. If they want to avoid WCh matches taking a long time to complete then make the format 24 games and play 6 games per week. Play a TC in between classical and rapid. For example 75/30.

  • Nate Pearson
    Nate Pearson4 muaj më parë

    I asked Magnus the name of, and his opinion of, his next Championship contender. He said: "Yawn..."

  • Kevin Worrell

    Kevin Worrell

    2 muaj më parë


  • Brian T
    Brian T4 muaj më parë

    Nepo is not "playing consistently lately" BECAUSE, I'm speculating, he wants Carlsen to think just that. And, if I were Nepo I would be saving my best prep for the match.

  • KGB


    4 muaj më parë

    Very smart to do that. That is why i think he will win.

  • hthought
    hthought4 muaj më parë

    Dude did he really take the knight and play Bd4 ? God damn that looks scary.

  • kmarasin
    kmarasin4 muaj më parë

    Man, it just seems like slow chess is on the way out. It's too time intensive a commitment. When 90% of chess is blitz and rapid you know the game is up. I'm no good at fast chess so this makes me sad.

  • Canby Ibarra

    Canby Ibarra

    4 muaj më parë

    90% was blitz and rapid last year because nobody could host slow games and monitoring somebody at their home for 6 hours isn't practical. Tata Steel, Norway Chess, and the World Cup all got great viewership, and big open events are well attended again with a year's worth of new blood trying their hand at it. Slow chess is fine, in my opinion.

  • Ronald Doctor
    Ronald Doctor4 muaj më parë

    GM Nepo is equal to Engine Gull. True.

  • Геннадий Даценко
    Геннадий Даценко4 muaj më parë

    Chappelle's Show references always cracking me up.

  • Kolby K
    Kolby KMuaj më parë

    "We won't see 14 draws"

  • LiamborninDC
    LiamborninDC3 muaj më parë

    Draw odds and a rematch? It is good to be King.

  • Martin Schulz
    Martin Schulz2 muaj më parë

    43: 19 "If I was either color I'd resign" lol

  • Brandon Gillette
    Brandon Gillette4 muaj më parë

    I really like that Shahade idea.

  • Natasha Howski
    Natasha Howski4 muaj më parë

    "if you want to be the president you have to watch the godfather several times" hahahahahah

  • mark robinson
    mark robinson3 muaj më parë

    Good video. I think it's interesting that at 31:35 the pawn to F5 allows the position to be broken open for humans but an engine claims it's defendable by white.

  • valmont Ouellet-Lépine
    valmont Ouellet-Lépine4 muaj më parë

    i propose a 12 game match where if they draw no one is wold champion that year, then the next year its the top 2 of the candidates, i think that would be funny

  • Kristian Fagerström

    Kristian Fagerström

    3 muaj më parë

    @Garner Day A long string of draws resulting in no champion for a year would be even more boring IMO

  • Garner Day

    Garner Day

    3 muaj më parë

    @Kristian Fagerström this is ultimately true, this is the way all things are run. I’m boxing if you take the center of the ring and your opponent isn’t able to take that space back that can be a deciding factor in decisions. The king of the hill reigns. Yet, this creates long strings of draws. Boring chess doesn’t inspire young people to play and isn’t fun to watch.

  • Kristian Fagerström

    Kristian Fagerström

    4 muaj më parë

    @valmont Ouellet-Lépine Enough of a champion to defeat the previous one, and so he'll remain champ until defeated.

  • valmont Ouellet-Lépine

    valmont Ouellet-Lépine

    4 muaj më parë

    @Kristian Fagerström but if he didn't defeat you either hes not much of a champion, hence my proposition

  • Kristian Fagerström

    Kristian Fagerström

    4 muaj më parë

    @valmont Ouellet-Lépine Yep, but in order to dethrone a reigning champion, you must defeat them. Proving superior skill. Equal is not enough.

  • Asimobi Emmanuel
    Asimobi Emmanuel2 muaj më parë

    Simple fix: Have them play an odd number of games like 13 or 15 no possible chances of drawing the match

  • Alejandro Echeverria
    Alejandro Echeverria3 muaj më parë

    What about Qa7 instead of Rd1?

  • Captain Charisma
    Captain Charisma2 muaj më parë

    The problem with F5 is pawn takes takes take check check rook takes queen check fork knight take takes mate

  • Barry Steven Young
    Barry Steven Young4 muaj më parë

    How about a soccer shootout if they tie all games?

  • SupporterOfPeace
    SupporterOfPeace4 muaj më parë

    The Dave Chappelle reference was fire, CHARLIE MURPHY! I'M RICK JAMES B*ITCH! lmfao

  • Lord Rudolph
    Lord Rudolph3 muaj më parë

    Why doesn’t he get more subscribers? Oh yeah, that one thing.

  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass2 muaj më parë

    Slow chess equals classical chess.

  • Dark Knight
    Dark Knight3 muaj më parë

    How about tiebreak with "No Castle" matches?

  • whydeemos
    whydeemos4 muaj më parë

    Rooofl “watch The Godfather movies several times and then you understand how FIDE gets their cut”

  • Steven McCartney
    Steven McCartney4 muaj më parë

    Go Greg, but also stay there

  • rvsgfrfrs jnfkfds
    rvsgfrfrs jnfkfds4 muaj më parë

    "Now, this is the funniest thing I read today, and I forgot about it cause it was months ago"

  • Be Free
    Be Free2 muaj më parë

    Hmm.. So the match was postponed from 2020 to 2021 because of the pandemic. This implies that the pandemic is over now? Or people are more brave now than last year?

  • Gerard Goddard
    Gerard Goddard2 muaj më parë

    Laughed at the Godfather joke

  • Nii Nuetey
    Nii Nuetey4 muaj më parë

    learning the art of digression mastery

  • LightEngine
    LightEngine2 muaj më parë

    What some people tend to forget is that the Championship is all about the Challenger. If you are the challenger what is your objective? To beat the Champion. Should you play boring, cautious, uninspiring chess? or should you give it your all because (you are the challenger) you may never get another chance again. Its not the role of the Champion to play over the top exciting chess. Its the challenger that brings the tone, sets the pace and decides what flavor of games that will be played. I dont think its within Nepo's style to play cautious for very long. He might for a couple games but I expect him to loose patience for that,(get frustrated and make mistakes) so he is better off keeping true to his style. I hope that he comes out blazing, get a quick win and put pressure on Magnus. Then we will see some of the best Championship chess in a long time.

  • bach5861
    bach58614 muaj më parë

    This is CLASSICAL chess match. It must be NO rapid, NO Armageddon games. Challenger must win; if the score is 7:7, current champion remains.

  • Patrick O'Brian

    Patrick O'Brian

    2 muaj më parë

    @aesir1 ases if you can't beat the current champion then they should remain the champion I feel. If you want a tie breaking set up use rules similar to Armageddon but 90 minutes for white and 45 minutes for black.

  • aesir1 ases

    aesir1 ases

    2 muaj më parë

    A draw is not a win, thats some washed up rules. You need to end the event with a winner, find the best way to solve this and come up with a good tie break idea.

  • Patrick O'Brian

    Patrick O'Brian

    3 muaj më parë

    Cricket, which is similar to chess in its long time format and frequent draws, also does this. If two teams playing for a trophy have a drawn result over the series of matches, the current champion retains the trophy.

  • Palle Kuling

    Palle Kuling

    4 muaj më parë

    Agree, this is by far the simplest solution. To be a new champ, you need to be BETTER than the current champ.

  • Fred MT
    Fred MT2 muaj më parë

    ''he tried to castle with his queen, and they asked him what he is was doing he said : cocaine is a hell of a drug XD 29:33

  • luxwutang
    luxwutang3 muaj më parë

    i aways get confused...i never know if it's Dubai (UAE) or Doboj (Bosnia)

  • My Chess Notebook
    My Chess Notebook4 muaj më parë

    I like giving the champion draw odds. He earned it. If you want to be World Champion you should have to outright beat the guy. Plus, it's the only way to do it, if you don't want potentially endless matches and you don't want to decide the classical time-control champion with shorter time controls.

  • Oissev Onos

    Oissev Onos

    4 muaj më parë

    Sounds good! From Steinitz onward, players had proven their might and right, so if you can’t beat the last champion in classical, what makes you the new classical champion? Nothing. Rapid and blitz are good in theory, but they don’t address who the best in classical is, and if Ian can’t beat Carlsen in a match, why should he be the new WC? Carlsen had to beat Anand.

  • Riley von Bevern
    Riley von Bevern4 muaj më parë

    What about following norway chess, armageddon after each draw?

  • Clemens Kropfitsch
    Clemens Kropfitsch2 muaj më parë

    There was pulp fiction reference at 30:04 "and you will know my name is the lord when I lay my finger upon you!!" *bang bang* Great stuff ben 😁

  • Jimmy Lundberg
    Jimmy Lundberg3 muaj më parë

    So you're saying FIDE isn't exactly bona fide?

  • RedspawnSilver
    RedspawnSilver4 muaj më parë

    Thank goodness we can speed up the video, you sound more natural at 1.75 speed, 😂.

  • Kubooxooki


    3 muaj më parë

    He does! 😂

  • Justin Credible
    Justin Credible3 muaj më parë

    50:05 The Color of Money!

  • Justin Credible

    Justin Credible

    3 muaj më parë


  • Ro'ee Orland
    Ro'ee Orland4 muaj më parë

    You’re actually quoting “the color of money”, not risky business

  • Raif Tolga Korkunçkaya
    Raif Tolga Korkunçkaya4 muaj më parë

    I didn't only like the video but I really really really really really like the video.

  • John's Chess Channel
    John's Chess Channel2 muaj më parë


  • kumar deepak
    kumar deepak4 muaj më parë

    It should be 1.25 points for win and 0.5-0.5 for draws. Something like that. It is done in football and few other games. Maybe 1.1 also instead of 1. But some extra incentive to win.

  • Alfie Tyrrell

    Alfie Tyrrell

    4 muaj më parë

    @kumar deepak explain how it would incentivise that. Let’s run through a scenario. They draw 2 so it’s 1-1 they win 2 each it’s now 4-4. In the old system it would be 3-3 they are both equal. The winner would still be the person in the match who wins the most games. If they win the same amount no matter the points for a win the get the same number. That system only works in a tournament with many players, not one with 2 people.

  • kumar deepak

    kumar deepak

    4 muaj më parë

    @Alfie Tyrrell Think about what will happen if a player is slightly better. Will he continue to play for a win or settle for a draw in the new scheme.

  • Alfie Tyrrell

    Alfie Tyrrell

    4 muaj më parë

    That makes no sense as there is only 2 people so it’ll always be who has more wins.

  • TheRealMorty
    TheRealMorty2 muaj më parë

    Is this the Fall of Magnus?

  • Sammy Zoom
    Sammy Zoom4 muaj më parë

    Nepo should refuse to play if he can't have his flag by his side.

  • Scott Jasper
    Scott Jasper2 muaj më parë

    What are the vegan food options like in Dubai, Ben?

  • Matias Clavell
    Matias Clavell4 muaj më parë

    The idea of playing the rapids before the slow chess is frankly ridicoulous :) . You are putting preassure to one of the the players before starting the match just because a bounch of rapid games..

  • Robert Smith
    Robert Smith2 muaj më parë

    good job ben

  • Atlas(cinéma au téléphone)
    Atlas(cinéma au téléphone)2 muaj më parë

    İn classical game Nepomniatchi is better. It makes him favourite against Carlsen. Carlsen is thé better in Rapid and Blitz Games. It means he can exhibit his capability fast, but his capability is not as high as Nepomniatchi. If thé match goes to Tie-break, Carlsen has Chance; otherweise, Nepomniatchi has Chance.

  • john karford
    john karford4 muaj më parë

    People actually listen to him in person 🤣🙄

  • Ignacy Paderewski
    Ignacy Paderewski3 muaj më parë

    The simple idea that if it’s a draw, world champion retains the title is just great. You couldn’t beat the champ, he remains the champ, simple. The only problem with this idea: not that great for the media.

  • fundhund62


    3 muaj më parë

    I'm not even sure about that. Imagine if the match between Magnus and Fabi would have been played under that rule. I dare say that we would have seen a much more exciting match. More errors? Sure, but that's kind of the point. You cannot win a match without taking risks. The only real issue wouly be that 12 (even 14 games) might be too short. But why not go back to 24 games in that case? Or 18? A nice side effect would be that it is very difficult to prepare (= memorize) for that many games in advance.

  • Άγγελος Γεωργιάδης
    Άγγελος Γεωργιάδης4 muaj më parë

    29:28 hahaha!

  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass2 muaj më parë

    Ben’s stomach rules over any political bias?

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