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[FULL VERSION] Magnus Carlsen Blind & Timed Chess Simul at the Sohn Conference in NYC

November 21, 2015 - Chess

While in NYC for the Play Live Challenge & Chess Works, Magnus did a timed, blind simul in front of thousands of people. There was no order, and Magnus had 1/3 of the time. Watch and see how it all went down.
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This game features an absolutely stunning “king hunt”. The opening is a Sicilian Defence. It is arguably one of the greatest “immortal games” seen on a Chessboard. It was played by the young Chinese super-prodigy Wei Yi who was 16 years old at the time of this game. His opponent is the Cuban No.2 GM . An absolutely insane immortal chess game by Wei Yi ! – “Game of the Decade” is Susan Polgar’s tweet!

Info from chessgames.com: WEI YI (born Jun-02-1999, 16 years old) has a fast track record of chess achievement:
FM (2010); IM (2012); GM (2013); Asian U12 Champion (2010); World U12 Champion (2010); Chinese Champion (2015). Born in Jiangsu province (Yancheng County), Wei Yi was the world’s youngest GM when he gained his title. At 13 years 8 months and 23 days (1), he became the fourth youngest GM ever after Sergey Karjakin, Parimarjan Negi and Magnus Carlsen, the latter of whom is his favorite player “because he is so strong!” (2). He is the youngest player to reach 2600 and the youngest to reach 2700.

Wei gained his FM title by winning the World U12 Championship in 2010. He won his IM norms at the Aeroflot Open 2012 B, and at the Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012) (a 20-game norm), becoming an IM a few weeks before his 13th birthday. His GM norms came at the World Junior Championship (2012), the 2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012) and at the Reykjavik Open (2013).

LAZARO BRUZON BATISTA playing black – (born May-02-1982, 33 years old) Cuba – IM (1999); GM (1999).
GM Lazaro Bruzon Batista was born in Cuba and has long been Cuba’s #2 player behind Leinier Dominguez Perez. He began to compete internationally during his teenage years, gaining his Grandmaster title in 1999, 32 days after gaining his IM title. (1) In 2001 he became World Junior Champion and won the Lausanne Young Masters event, ahead of future top-ten players Ruslan Ponomariov, Etienne Bacrot, and Levon Aronian, among others.

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29 thoughts on “[FULL VERSION] Magnus Carlsen Blind & Timed Chess Simul at the Sohn Conference in NYC

Jfkr Jfkr

The world record is 56 boards, 50 won. With clock 10.

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rafaelportors

when i was watching this, my chrome crashed the video at 19min and the audio was still playing. After only two moves i was really lost!

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Ashton B

This MC/commentator guy is USELESS. Everything he says is unnecessary and awkward.

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gamer epicness

same

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Johnny Davidson

Am I the only one that just watched 20 minutes of people calling out moves while not following a single game?

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Saurabh Bhide

That lady had one job and she screwed it up.. Couldn't even put blindfold properly :P

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F_A_J 01

rare species!!!

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kwhatofit

Why did board 1 resign?

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thelion2430

The blindfold has video image in it showing Magnus the games.
 Of course he has to give the move orders in a clumsy way, so people don't get suspicious.

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Aris Alfonsius

his brain is created by God….can u imagine how genius the God's brain?

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SnappyK9

Looks like someone shrunk the announcer's face down to 90% size.

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Jacob Jackson

WHAT A GAME!

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Homer P. Hendelbergenheinzel

"king h2 threatening mate" @ 18:55 – i think we will never ever hear that sentence again in chess analysis. what a superb game. thank you KC!

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NoelAndres17

At 23:44, could white have played rook takes bishop? That threatens mate with the rook at h4. So black only has 3 options:
1- Take the rook with the pawn (mate with Queen e6)
2- Rook h8, which allows white to check with the rook at f3
3- Give a check with the black queen at a7, then white plays King h1, another check with the black queen at b7, and a block of the check with rook f3+.
So neither option stops white from giving a check with rook f3! And the corresponding forced mate. Is this correct?

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9MRSG

at 15:04 why wouldn't you play bishop to B6?

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Adam McCabe

9:20 if …Bxd5, Qxg6+. Only move left is a block …Bf6, but that is countered by Bf5+, but still not checkmate. King can escape to Ke7, but then Qh7+. If …Kf8, Bh6#. If another bishop block, Qxb7#. Is that right?

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Peter Smythe

Magnus Carlsen needs to be worried perhaps!
(I'm teasing [Wei Yi should be just as "worried" actually meaning "prepared"] no loose games and he might not have problems, but match ups into the future between the two might just be inevitable.)
Wow that was amazing!

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jetpaq

16:36  G pawn to G4 check. queen B3 to Queen D3 mate? why not? KIng has to move to E4 after the pawn check..and game over?

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Frédéric Bouchard Wong

This game was mentioned on chess.com – but without membership you couldn't see the whole game. Thanks for showing the game in video and explaining it's finer nuances. I am an almost 1600 player on chess.com, so not really up there yet, but enjoy it.

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naso3x

where i can find the game between chicken noudlesoup and a grandmaster

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Alex B

jesus

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John Theos

Bishop to B6 at 14:40, checking the king and queen simultaneously. Game over, unless I'm missing something.

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John Theos

Bishop to B6 at 14:40, checking the king and queen simultaneously. Game over, unless I'm missing something.

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Jason Miguel

wow that king kept on moving around

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tom michaels

Well he might be able to sack his Bishop on g2 check, and then play Qa8 Check and he might be able to find counterplay there, not sure. I just took a glance at it.

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tom michaels

I think he could still win if he plays Bb6 and takes the queen,  He would have a Queen and a rook to battle 2 rooks and 2 bishops, And he has better pawns, At 18:20 Instead of Qd3, I like Bh6 followed by Qh3 Mate, I don't see anything that can refute that. Can you???

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ArseneLupin2009

35.000+ views ?!
crazy :-)

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Eamonn Moore

14:15 Rf5

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