Garry Kasparov's Immortal Game

#agadmator Garry Kasparov:
If Topalov had not taken the Rook, the game could have finished in a draw: Veselin would have had half a point more, I - half a point less. He would have win a little bit, I would have lost a little bit, but chess and chess amateurs would have lost a lot. However, Caissa was kind to me that day.. . I do not know what I was rewarded for, but the development of events became forced after the capture on d4.
Garry Kasparov vs Veselin Topalov
"Kasparov's Immortal"
It (cat.17), Wijk aan Zee (Netherlands) (1999), Wijk aan Zee NED, rd 4, Jan-20
Pirc Defense: General (B06)
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. Qd2 c6 6. f3 b5 7. Nge2 Nbd7 8. Bh6 Bh6 9. Qh6 Bb7 10. a3 e5 11. O-O-O Qe7 12. Kb1 a6 13. Nc1 O-O-O 14. Nb3 ed4 15. Rd4 c5 16. Rd1 Nb6 17. g3 Kb8 18. Na5 Ba8 19. Bh3 d5 20. Qf4 Ka7 21. Rhe1 d4 22. Nd5 Nbd5 23. ed5 Qd6 24. Rd4 cd4 25. Re7 Kb6 26. Qd4 Ka5 27. b4 Ka4 28. Qc3 Qd5 29. Ra7 Bb7 30. Rb7 Qc4 31. Qf6 Ka3 32. Qa6 Kb4 33. c3 Kc3 34. Qa1 Kd2 35. Qb2 Kd1 36. Bf1 Rd2 37. Rd7 Rd7 38. Bc4 bc4 39. Qh8 Rd3 40. Qa8 c3 41. Qa4 Ke1 42. f4 f5 43. Kc1 Rd2 44. Qa7
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  1. muni1 muni1

    muni1 muni1Пре 2 дана

    Kasparow play anoder Level

  2. Chi Chi

    Chi ChiПре 4 дана


  3. Alexander Luzin

    Alexander LuzinПре 5 дана

    min: 11:33 I don't understand why Topalov didn't check the with the rook after the Kasparov took the rook with the queen?

  4. Mark Paradis

    Mark ParadisПре 6 дана

    Knight to C5... Checkmate.

  5. sarthak s

    sarthak sПре 6 дана

    well mr.agadmator, i m a 2000 plus rated myself and i dont think its possible to calculate all the way to that rook capture early in game...

  6. GG Codm

    GG CodmПре 8 дана

    Bruh how is someone that smart- like I could get never think that way

  7. Whitten Green

    Whitten GreenПре 10 дана

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  8. warriorofice33

    warriorofice33Пре 10 дана

    28. Qc3 ? even though it looks like a very good move, Ra7! was much stronger, yes?

  9. Benjamin Manani

    Benjamin MananiПре 13 дана

    4:12 I am a simple man. I see queen I take queen.😂

  10. Jacques Lu

    Jacques LuПре 14 дана

    @8:28 Isn't Qa1 checkmate? If queen blocks on a2, just captures

  11. Allan Lopes

    Allan LopesПре 15 дана


  12. Γιαννης Πανιδης

    Γιαννης ΠανιδηςПре 17 дана

    Once queen captures the knight in f6 am I the only one who sees rook d1 chek white is forced to play king b2 and then queen d4 check and also attacking the white queen so white has to exchange queens and black has 2 rooks for a bishop and a pone (plus one in the next move) but it is definitely play able game for both players

  13. Krisztián Zsombok

    Krisztián ZsombokПре 17 дана

    I like how rook to d2 almost sounds like a well known Star Wars character :D

  14. River gold

    River goldПре 18 дана

    At minute 8.24 in the video what if Topalov does black rook to D1 check to white king, and then next step black rook from H8 to A8, instead of Black king to A3

  15. Dharit Pithva

    Dharit PithvaПре 19 дана

    Not giving up attitude of Topalov

  16. Na Nha

    Na NhaПре 19 дана


  17. Michael Chavez

    Michael ChavezПре 22 дана

    Idk why this is my entertainment 😐


    AJINKYA MOHARIRПре 23 дана

    12:27. What if we place rook to d1

  19. Илья Заболотный

    Илья ЗаболотныйПре 24 дана

    Хэллоу эвриван! :-)

  20. Meguellati Abderrahmane

    Meguellati AbderrahmaneПре 25 дана

    Kasparov is artist

  21. COLLECTOR Piks

    COLLECTOR PiksПре 28 дана

    Nice move thanks for sharing

  22. Yosef Peter

    Yosef PeterПре 28 дана

    0:18 hey, thats racist.. but its okay cause youre whit.. nvm

  23. Joselito Sunga

    Joselito SungaПре 28 дана

    It is really strange that I saw an almost similar position between Anand and Kasparov (most probably played earlier) with color reversed a long time ago. Anand also played Rxd4 as white and Kasparov lost the game too. Vishy explained his computer found Rxd4 in his home preparation. Karpov was also playing in that tournament and shook his head after seeing the Rxd4! move.

  24. Frank Uhlig

    Frank UhligПре 28 дана

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  25. Brian Boru

    Brian BoruПре 29 дана

    Comb your hair, please. You look like Frankenstein. (With misplaced bolts.)

  26. solsav

    solsavПре месец


  27. Khaleel Ali

    Khaleel AliПре месец

    At 8:24, wouldn't rook to d1 have been better than king takes pawn on A3? King has nowhere to go except b2, then you can go queen to d4 check and force a queen sacrifice?

  28. Junel Fuentes

    Junel FuentesПре месец

    It is easier to predict chess moves than your gf's mood

  29. yunggoth

    yunggothПре месец

    Guy in the thumbnail looks just like the Russian guy from queens gambit

  30. Yasen Simeonov

    Yasen SimeonovПре месец

    Rook to D1 at 8:20 is a good move for Topalov, right?

  31. Aaron kramer

    Aaron kramerПре месец

    After 31. Qf6, could Topalov not have moved Rd1+? Then after Kb2, Qb3#?

  32. rafael patropi

    rafael patropiПре месец

    Hook to d1?

  33. Yiran

    YiranПре месец

    Kasparov basically calculated half the game before making the rook sac?

  34. IjonTihy

    IjonTihyПре месец

    ​ @agadmator's Chess Channel What about after 29. Ra7 ... Qe6? Then she would defend b3 and a6 simultaneously.

  35. G G

    G GПре месец

    Probably a good idea to refuse a sacrifice from Gary Kasparov...

  36. Matthew Shi

    Matthew ShiПре месец

    White king is also playing a important role in attacking black king 10:11 7:43

  37. apple bottom jeans

    apple bottom jeansПре месец

    7:50 Why not Topalov pawn to A5? Probably wouldn't accomplish much at that point, but perhaps it would buy some much needed tempo for Topalov to respond to Kasparov's attack 🤷‍♂️ I'm an 1100, so forgive me if this is a stupid mistake/proposition.

  38. Gunnar Zab

    Gunnar ZabПре месец

    Kasparov had good reason to be doubtful. Topalov blundered with 31. Kxa3. The correct line of defense would have been: 31. .... Rd1+. 32. Kb2 Rh8. This saves the h8 rook from being captured later and defends mate on Qa6.

  39. Luqmanazmir

    LuqmanazmirПре месец

    whenever I hit a losing strike in, I watch this video. It kept my chess spirit up. Also, the comment section is fucking gold.

  40. Urh Zver

    Urh ZverПре месец

    3:30 why not check with the white knight to take the queen. blunder ?

  41. Jason Lin

    Jason LinПре месец

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  42. Jasarat Atun

    Jasarat AtunПре месец

    Why not capture rook with queen at 6:32 ?

  43. Aytaç Çevik

    Aytaç ÇevikПре месец

    Super. ..

  44. Diego .d.R

    Diego .d.RПре месец

    "garry kasparov is white" 🙄

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  46. A B

    A BПре месец

    What a beautiful match!

  47. Aslarn Blackfyre

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  48. yeet III

    yeet IIIПре месец

    One of the best games I’ve seen!!!

  49. Self-Righteous Ideologue

    Self-Righteous IdeologueПре месец

    Can someone explain to me the difference between Pirc and King's Indian? Whenever I watch GM Daniel Naroditsky he always says Pirc is a poor defense, yet he says KI is a great defense... But to do a KI you first need to do a Pirc, especially if white opens with E5. If you didn't do D6 after E5 opening and instead moved your knight to F6, then white can just move pawn to E6 and your knight is busted. I have not been able to find any valid reason why Pirc is bad and KI is good even though they are basically the same thing, and to do KI you first need to do Pirc.. Help? :(

  50. Dilan Mashru

    Dilan MashruПре месец

    in the hypothetical check around 6 mins in he could have blocked w queen instead, forcing a trading of pieces in which he would come out with a two rooks, equal number of pawns, against bishop endgame

  51. Franco Jose Muertes

    Franco Jose MuertesПре месец

    at 6:00 the bishop on h3 would just pickup the queen, blocking with the knight/rook looses the queen as well and at 6:12 knight to c6 would be checkmate. He couldn't prevent it otherwise.

  52. fernando lopera

    fernando loperaПре месец

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  53. Crveni storno

    Crveni stornoПре месец

    Is the name - Veselin have the same meaning in all Slavic languages? Cheerful, happy or something like that?

  54. MVP_KZ

    MVP_KZПре месец

    Nice game :)🤔👍

  55. Michael Athanasiou

    Michael AthanasiouПре месец

    Agadmator makes this up as his pleases, after Qxf6 Rd1+ Kb2 Qd4+. Qxd4. Rxd4 now if white plays Ra7 Rd6 or if Rb6. Ra8

  56. Diego Senge

    Diego SengeПре месец

    Idk why you have problems not mixing up Topalov and kasparov

  57. ba_ Kha963 Instagram

    ba_ Kha963 InstagramПре месец


  58. Tipu de pe Metin

    Tipu de pe MetinПре месец

    8:23 rook d1?

  59. Franco Jose Muertes

    Franco Jose MuertesПре месец

    you're right and after Kb2, Ra8. But after that Kasparov would slowly pickup all the Kingside pawns anyway

  60. Murdock Kakudji

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  61. Luuk Wispels

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  62. Eva Makarski

    Eva MakarskiПре месец

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  63. Jude Ikwu

    Jude IkwuПре месец

    Queens Gambit!

  64. Lupi Vylka

    Lupi VylkaПре месец

    Topalov is so great and you should show more of his games where he wins, because it's spectacular ... Topalov as a person and as a competitor outclasses everyone else!

  65. Josua Henz

    Josua HenzПре месец

    Really nice video thank you it’s helping a lot ♟

  66. Tranhoang Ngochan

    Tranhoang NgochanПре месец

    Yang milih Allah SWT like.

  67. Seth Traughber

    Seth TraughberПре месец

    Every time I play now I always hear “it was in this position that (insert name) resigned the game” lol...I just wish I was referring to myself so much

  68. Huynhnguyen Nghi

    Huynhnguyen NghiПре месец


  69. Gaurav Jha

    Gaurav JhaПре месец

    It's really strange however one has to play chess according to the opponent's game too. So it's not just the calculations for the moves, it's a battle of the thoughts too..


    TOO MUCH TOUGHПре месец

    In another RSclub channel, this exact game is played by Tal (white) and Kasparov (black) 😩😩😩

  71. Vongoc Ngoctram

    Vongoc NgoctramПре месец


  72. Barker Guillermo

    Barker GuillermoПре месец

    Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.

  73. J C

    J CПре месец

    knight c6? why not? 3:56

  74. mahesh udupa

    mahesh udupaПре месец

    This is definitely the best match I’ve seen! That quote sums up chess!

  75. Akash Dhotre

    Akash DhotreПре месец

    Sorry to everyone whom I've denied of their immortal game by not finding the best defense. I saw 50 moves ahead but missed the mate in one. Smh.

  76. 정진석

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  77. VArsovski10

    VArsovski10Пре месец

    10:40, what about Rook D8? 🤔

  78. Alasfour Oday

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  79. Elbert Gonzales

    Elbert GonzalesПре месец


  80. donnys world

    donnys worldПре месец

    Very serious question : when Gary played Rxe4 until the very end this game, there were many mind boggling variations. Are you suggesting he saw them all in the 12 minutes you say he spent on the Rxe4 move? I'm a 2000 player, but I can't fathom a yes answer. Really. That's just too many variations. I'm hoping you tell me he "it looked very promising" and proceeded on faith and experience. Thanks.

  81. Edith Daniel

    Edith DanielПре месец

    0:09 so sexy moment

  82. Matthew Banham

    Matthew BanhamПре месец

    what a brilliant game!

  83. Nguyenhoang Hoangtam

    Nguyenhoang HoangtamПре месец

    3:25 Sorry God forgive please i like-1 sorry

  84. C Leoni

    C LeoniПре месец

    Brother great Chanel, please slow down a little bit, not everyone is GM

  85. Quincycle

    QuincycleПре месец

    13:43 "oh!"

  86. Lora Bowers

    Lora BowersПре месец

    esti geloasă pagubă in ciuperci love

  87. Grant Gostin

    Grant GostinПре месец

    immortal 3???? hes literally one game off of radiant

  88. Lora Bowers

    Lora BowersПре месец

    Que Dios nos perdone.

  89. vivek goel

    vivek goelПре месец

    Anyone watching this in Jan 2021

  90. Uroshman

    UroshmanПре месец

    It's really hard to imagine that anyone can see so far in the future and predict all the moves including that one near the end when the white queen gobbles the black rook on h8!!! But that's why we have chess geniuses such as Fisher, Kasparov, Magnus, and the like. I am happy that I saw a couple of great moves such as 36. Bf1 and 37. Rd7, but I was still missing lots of other important moves in the whole combination.

  91. Lora Bowers

    Lora BowersПре месец

    Beautiful love u.

  92. Zfast4y0u

    Zfast4y0uПре месец

    7:03 why not eat pawn with bishop? like that the queen would still protect his pawn on a6

  93. Alex Liang

    Alex LiangПре месец

    because after Bxd5, Kasparov just plays Kb2. The intention is to go Qb3, Bxb3, and then cxb3#. That is unstoppable.

  94. Marc Rover

    Marc RoverПре месец

    Okay, I'm a novice, but I have to say, at 7:07, I'm pretty sure he (black) would have been better-off capturing the pawn at D5 w/ his Bishop, as opposed to his queen. If he captures with his bishop, he has another defender in the area for his king. (Then he'd have Q at D6, and B at D5.) Instead, he left the Bishop in the corner doing absolutely nothing, aside from collecting some dust.

  95. Marc Rover

    Marc RoverПре месец

    @Don Perona Grr, thanks man. Idk why I ever open my mouth (or move my hands lol) on these video's :D

  96. Don Perona

    Don PeronaПре месец

    Bxd5 is a blunder. After Kb2, there is no defense to Qb3+ leading to checkmate.

  97. Roy Jones

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  98. Grant Sherri

    Grant SherriПре месец

    Very nice….

  99. Ali Maliki

    Ali MalikiПре месец

    thank you

  100. fruscai

    fruscaiПре месец

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what about, at 1:26, Queen to e6? Then the queen is still covering the Be2 and is also not hanging? Then if Bishop attacks there is a queen exchange in favor of Black in the works as the works, which, if taken, leaves, white down a fair bit of material, and if the d1 rook covers the queen on e1 there is a checkmate possibility a few moves away. If the rook stays on d1 then it could potentially end up with a rook/queen swap situation that will further cement the deal?

  101. King Genti Austria

    King Genti AustriaПре месец

    One of the best games ever !!!! 🌍🌍🌍🌍🌍

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  105. john magill

    john magillПре месец

    Brilliant 👏