Magnus Carlsen's killer move stuns Jobava | World Blitz 2019

Jobava is well known for taking 1.b3 opening to an entirely new level. The Georgian genius faced Magnus Carlsen at the World Blitz 2019. He opened the game with 1.b3 and the onus was on Carlsen to find a good antidote against it. Check out whether Magnus managed to outplay Baadur or Jobava managed to come out on top.

Update: This video was named "How did Magnus Carlsen react to Baadur Jobava's 1
b3. But after getting so many comments for the stunning move ...Bb4, we changed the title!

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  • Slime Season ひ
    Slime Season ひ11 ditë më parë

    At 8:05 why didn’t dude take out Carlen’s bishop with his king? He wouldn’t have been in check- unless this is some weird variation of chess where pawns can move backwards when overtaking pieces? I’m sure I’m missing something, if anyone can explain my oversight it would be greatly appreciated

  • Slime Season ひ

    Slime Season ひ

    11 ditë më parë

    Oh of course.. he didn’t want Carlen’s pawn to be able to reach the other side 🤦🏼 But still, he could’ve moved his knight to prevent the final move. But then I suppose that would make his knight immovable for the rest of the game…

  • potato
    potato15 ditë më parë

    0:05 the one that was walking by.. was that Hikaru Nakamura?

  • Alexandre Queiroz
    Alexandre Queiroz17 ditë më parë

    8:05 I've would resign there... Completely lost.

  • pure love
    pure love18 ditë më parë

    Ive noticed that they talk alot with their hands and their hands movements are super elegant

  • carl armstrong
    carl armstrong27 ditë më parë

    The Kings Indian against Larsens 1.b3 is very close to a refutation.

  • Warren Waller
    Warren WallerMuaj më parë

    Should have taken the pawn with the king!

  • Gregorius Sitanggang
    Gregorius SitanggangMuaj më parë

    nimzo carlsen attack lol

  • Java ta hut 1
    Java ta hut 1Muaj më parë

    Please slow down this is to scary to watch..

  • Hi Hi
    Hi HiMuaj më parë

    Bruuuuh WTF!! Total time is 6 mins and the video is 10 mins

  • Jin Tan
    Jin TanMuaj më parë


  • Jin Tan
    Jin TanMuaj më parë


  • Bill Nye The Russian Spy
    Bill Nye The Russian SpyMuaj më parë

    Mr. London himself

  • Aaron Barlow
    Aaron BarlowMuaj më parë

    People often underestimate how good Magnus is because like all grandmasters he draws a lot and loses the odd game and occasionally comes in the top 3 rather than winning the tournament he's in. He's consistently at the top and has the highest rating for a reason. The pressure to perform at the top is also huge. Once you're at the top and have achieved everything it's harder to keep motivated for merely maintaining the top spot, there's little to reach for, unlike those beneath him clawing their way up. I just feel lucky to have been alive during Magnus's reign as well as having witnessed Kasparov at his peak.

  • Prashant Rajaure
    Prashant RajaureMuaj më parë

    the men in side of magnus look likes magnus

  • Osvaldo Ruiz
    Osvaldo RuizMuaj më parë


  • Flavian Indra
    Flavian IndraMuaj më parë

    8:26 why cant he take the bishop

  • Flavian Indra

    Flavian Indra

    Muaj më parë

    @FOR GOD SAKE oh ok



    Muaj më parë

    that's the whole point..if he takes the bishop..magnus is surely gonna revive the queen

  • Andrew
    AndrewMuaj më parë

    The bishop eats the pawns like pacman, nice game. I thought Jobava was doing well in the middlegame with central control but the ending was always going to be dangerous with those fixed pawns and Magnus' dark squared bishop.

  • pure love
    pure loveMuaj më parë

    I love how baadur jobava immediately shakes his hand after loosing such great humble man

  • sharabi21
    sharabi21Muaj më parë

    Stop picking and fondling the opponents pieces

  • Pietje Hoogevens
    Pietje HoogevensMuaj më parë

    The killer move is Bb4. KxB does not work due to a2! queening the pawn.

  • Dylan BB
    Dylan BBMuaj më parë

    I wish i could see the move with the online board.

  • Shantorey Wilkins
    Shantorey WilkinsMuaj më parë


  • Koalai
    KoalaiMuaj më parë

    0:06 Hikaru moment 👁

  • york kuhn
    york kuhnMuaj më parë


  • MrFizZeD
    MrFizZeDMuaj më parë

    Why is nobody mentioning Hikaru at 0:05?

  • tree zues 2
    tree zues 2Muaj më parë

    At 8:19 why didn't the white take out the bishop with his king? Someone please explain if you know why

  • Hbmd


    Muaj më parë

    thats the killa move. If he did then Mangnus would have moved forward with the right soldier. White horse was on to him but couldnt take it when moving. Then also King couldnt take it if He eat bishob. So Magnus would get the Queen back that is the best piece. ( if you get to go to the end with the soldier you can return one of the pieces )

  • Lavachar AM
    Lavachar AMMuaj më parë

    See always Magnus used to drink water before he start and during. I saw it in many of the videos.

  • NO NAME †
    NO NAME †Muaj më parë

    8:34 yeah he got him :-) That pawn was the bait so he can move bishop to E1 now he can get that white pawns out of the way and he can move black pawns and get a queen. Lol everyone understands that.

  • Hbmd


    Muaj më parë

    was but what about 8:04? he moves bishob to the front of King to die but if he would take the king Magnus gets to go to the end with soldier and Queen back

  • Thomas Gover
    Thomas GoverMuaj më parë

    Wh jobava didn't take the bishop with the king?!?! BLUNTEEER

  • LarsLessing
    LarsLessingMuaj më parë

    The moment he realizes that this was a trap:

  • RoutingWithin
    RoutingWithinMuaj më parë

    A 2d board is always helpful with these vids

  • Gurbaksh Singh
    Gurbaksh SinghMuaj më parë

    Jobava's hand movement's are very smooth

  • tamil dubbed scenes
    tamil dubbed scenesMuaj më parë

    Legend will always be late

  • Milton Mayorga
    Milton MayorgaMuaj më parë

    Maybe im blind and cant see the reason, but, why in the minute 5:17 Jobava decide to eat the queen and lost his queen, instead eat the bishop when his queen was able to kill it cause Magnus move his queen. Im freaking out

  • minnacık tatlı sarı bir civciv

    minnacık tatlı sarı bir civciv

    20 ditë më parë

    His queen was in same diagonal with his king so there was a pin in a way. So he couldn't take bishop.

  • turtle the tortoise for life
    turtle the tortoise for lifeMuaj më parë

    2:05 battle for the pawn

  • Sandżej S
    Sandżej SMuaj më parë

    1:01 missed killer move stun

  • Gourav Chouhan
    Gourav ChouhanMuaj më parë

    0:07 hikaru spotted

  • Андрей Карпов
    Андрей КарповMuaj më parë

    Jobava is a crazy morоn

  • saadi honaravazi
    saadi honaravaziMuaj më parë

    Just b b 4 from Carlson wow 100000000 times

  • DanL
    DanLMuaj më parë

    so apparently I'm not the only chess player turning the knights to face king and queen (look at Magnus)

  • Matthew Gomez
    Matthew Gomez2 muaj më parë

    Is it just me, or does Magnus always give that, "Well what can you do?" handshake after every game lol

  • Herri Mangara
    Herri Mangara2 muaj më parë

    8:34 why magnus didnt take the knight with his bishop ?

  • Matt


    Muaj më parë

    Hmmmmmm that’s a really good question 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • Canimoni
    Canimoni2 muaj më parë

    The guy whp behınd him is his dublor or something else 😅 they are same

  • Jason Spades
    Jason Spades2 muaj më parë

    When is that popcorn in the background done cooking?

  • Zhen
    Zhen2 muaj më parë

    who's Jo, Jo bava

  • perfectionbox
    perfectionbox2 muaj më parë


  • Nhan Dao
    Nhan Dao2 muaj më parë

    0:06 hmm who was that walking by

  • Al Pac ino
    Al Pac ino2 muaj më parë

    no second screen board ? how t osee ?

  • Maxx61
    Maxx612 muaj më parë

    From my perspective the brilliance was pushing that pawn to draw the knight away from the center of the board thus freeing the bishop to maneuver in place to take the pawns. As others have illustrated, if knight takes pawn, it wouldn't have made any difference...that bishop is laser focused on e1.

  • David Renwick
    David Renwick2 muaj më parë

    A pleasure to witness and learn from.

  • Michael Eshleman
    Michael Eshleman2 muaj më parë

    Don't take the bait, white captured black Queen. Flanking position, black Rook captured white Queen. Wow!

  • Samuel Oyewole
    Samuel Oyewole2 muaj më parë

    9:45 the moment u realize that there is nothing else you are gonna do...

  • Razzik
    Razzik2 muaj më parë

    this is some good unintentional asmr

  • Anthony Barker
    Anthony Barker2 muaj më parë

    FFS in 3 mins? I had to pause it like 5 times... Still I was World of Warcraft champion ^_^

  • Sam Sonn
    Sam Sonn2 muaj më parë

    The stunning move of moving the pawn up

  • Mark White
    Mark White2 muaj më parë

    That Bishop was GENIUS!!! Jobava should have resigned at that stage...

  • Mr Potat
    Mr Potat2 muaj më parë

    is it his twin in the backround?

  • amirul rahman
    amirul rahman2 muaj më parë

    If Jobava didnt exchange rook in the middle, probably it would be more balance

  • anonymous -
    anonymous -2 muaj më parë

    By the time of half video, both players lost the queen, and yet the winner was not known, the game continues. They are able to change the game direction without queen,because their pawn is also very powerful.If I lose my queen I know immediately game over.

  • LIFEHACKS( Hoo Yeah!)
    LIFEHACKS( Hoo Yeah!)2 muaj më parë

    Hikaru Nakamura casually walking past Jobava before the game starts: "whispers" shame

  • cİmİcak
    cİmİcak2 muaj më parë

    Tiblisi Arhavi master of chess

  • Jurjen van der Hoek
    Jurjen van der Hoek2 muaj më parë

    47) ... Bb4 is brilliant! (8:06) If Yobava takes the unprotected bishop, then a2 wins the game for Carlsen. The pawn will then promote to a queen soon. Yobava has to play Nc3 now, after which Carlsen's bishop can freely consume the pawns on the right

  • Nimesh Pradhan
    Nimesh Pradhan3 muaj më parë

    This is very good video

  • Der Anonyme
    Der Anonyme3 muaj më parë

    8:10 i dont understand why white dont killed with the king the bishop?

  • Marius D
    Marius D3 muaj më parë

    it might be a hard game/sport to master , but its the most boring game/sport to watch ...

  • sreekar kamaraj
    sreekar kamaraj3 muaj më parë

    Why didn’t jobva kill Carlson bishop at 8:30can anyone explain pls

  • Magnetar
    Magnetar3 muaj më parë

    Wow Thor is playing Chess

  • Good boy Ringo
    Good boy Ringo3 muaj më parë

    This guy is a trade down player to then see if he comes ahead, not an exciting player.

  • Karthik Venkataraman
    Karthik Venkataraman3 muaj më parë

    At 8:13 why can't the white king remove the black bishop. Please explain

  • Steve Swartz
    Steve Swartz3 muaj më parë

    Hmmm, now I finally know that I've played competitive online chess for nearly twenty years and my averages still fibrillates around 1400 where it began!

  • Gill Rowley
    Gill Rowley3 muaj më parë

    Muscle memory - these guys don't even have to look at the clock to press the button. The arm know where it is. Unlike me.

  • Skrod Game
    Skrod Game3 muaj më parë

    what is that chess board on tourneys?

  • Sassy
    Sassy3 muaj më parë

    With an IQ of 190, it would be nice if Magnus would devote some of his time and brain power to finding a cure for Alzheimer's, or some other baffling disease plaguing mankind.........

  • Darthen X
    Darthen X3 muaj më parë

    So Magnus won because the other guy ran out of time?

  • P
    P3 muaj më parë

    ive never played a full game of chess in my life, but I know the basics. Can anyone tell me why at 8:04 Jobava never took the bishop?

  • First Name Last Name Error

    First Name Last Name Error

    3 muaj më parë

    If king moves up and takes bishop, the pawn at a3 moves to a2 with a clear path to get promoted. I don’t understand why night didn’t take the pawn first.

  • wilhem francisco
    wilhem francisco3 muaj më parë

    wow, i can see magnus carlsen brain and jobava brain is working good through looking on their head faces on chess boards they critically think hard, they can simulate and stereotype each other moves, but left outleague from carlsen. i am so amaze that being in the game they were not pausing from a long time thinking the next move and were not tilted, carlsen can play oppenents move and his move at the same time. what a good brain they have, i hope mine as well is like this good at chess.

  • Damjan Mežnar
    Damjan Mežnar3 muaj më parë

    He even plays two games at the same time, you can see him behind on the other table...

  • Not a Trap rapper
    Not a Trap rapper3 muaj më parë

    I. Have. No. Idea. What. Is. Happening.

  • charron
    charron3 muaj më parë

    8:06 Can anyone explain why Jobava did not capture bishop with king?

  • Ankush Tiwari

    Ankush Tiwari

    3 muaj më parë

    Queen resurrection

    CB BOIII3 muaj më parë

    Took me 3 minutes to realize this isn't checkers and seven and a half minutes to realize I have no clue what is going on

  • FlAtLiNeD
    FlAtLiNeD3 muaj më parë

    Where's the tuberculosis?

  • Justin Wakeling
    Justin Wakeling3 muaj më parë

    I can’t believe the other guy didn’t take the pawn with the knight when he had the chance in corner next to the king. Dumb

  • Farseer


    3 muaj më parë

    He's be in check, you noob.

  • Vanoy Vashti
    Vanoy Vashti3 muaj më parë

    I am a simpliltan to chess. I know how to play but this kind of play is other worldly to me. Yet I like watching it.

  • Carl Sizer
    Carl Sizer3 muaj më parë

    He's hot

  • Paul Hernandez
    Paul Hernandez3 muaj më parë

    You would think Magnuss loss tempo when he brought his queen early in the game. But then again,he is a grand master.

  • Tiago Mello
    Tiago Mello3 muaj më parë

    I thought breaking bad gave him enough money ..

  • slarnie
    slarnie3 muaj më parë

    Lmao the clock went for 12 to 14 09:17

  • Rita Smiley
    Rita Smiley3 muaj më parë

    Never got this game

  • Snehit Lal
    Snehit Lal3 muaj më parë

    Am I the one or the guy on the left of magnus carlsen looked exactly like magnus carlsen

    THE - CONQUEROR3 muaj më parë

    Others:-Only watching the match of carlsen and jobava Me:-I am watching both of them... Others:-yeah,we are too Me:-Not what you think Others:-Then? Me:-See the match, next to them🤣🤣

  • Chinmay Moghe
    Chinmay Moghe3 muaj më parë

    Jobava would look like Rasputin, if he lengthened his hair.

  • Bobby Fischer
    Bobby Fischer3 muaj më parë

    Great match up

  • Speaking Of Being Correct
    Speaking Of Being Correct3 muaj më parë

    This Nigga magnus show up in suits☠️

  • King Joffrey
    King Joffrey3 muaj më parë

    Completely inexperienced noob here (i played chess in elementary school i think) at 8:20, what if jobava took the pawn with his knight... after the trading finished, jobova wouldve (in my eyes) had five pawns left vs carlsen's 4 pawns. i dont really know what would happen from there but can someone help explain

  • Eberhardt9
    Eberhardt93 muaj më parë

    Why not King takes b4 after Bishop b4? Am I missing something around 8:20 ? Also: can nobody in the chess community speak at an audible volume? :|

  • Sam
    Sam3 muaj më parë

    Im just learning but at @8:17 why can't jobava kill the bishop?

  • Mark Zewsky
    Mark Zewsky3 muaj më parë

    Why didn’t he take the rook @545?

  • Ben Wright
    Ben Wright3 muaj më parë

    what is up with these camera angles

  • rohit bhase
    rohit bhase3 muaj më parë

    8:35 > pawn sacrifice 😎

  • Gilmore Said What
    Gilmore Said What3 muaj më parë

    Knight should have taken pawn. Forces magnus to either take knight or move bish back...

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