On Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, I had the incredible opportunity to film with World Champion Magnus Carlsen in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands! I recently completed a nearly 20 hour video course for GM Jesus de la Villa’s 100 Endgames You Must Know, and Magnus agreed to take the 26-question Basic Test in the course. It was a pleasure to sit and chat with the World Champion as he explained his thought process on these endgames problems, described his approach to endgame study, and shared his tremendous insight into the game in general. Enjoy!
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It is more of a test for the test itself than for Magnus
Magnus is a bad sportsman.
How is exercise 1 a draw, king can just move closer to the horse 🐴, sorry, knight
Do they have an English language version of this?
This may very well be one of the most informative and solid crash courses in Chess understanding and I've ever seen. Thank You gentlemen.
16:40 same look I gave hahaha
Magnus at the beginning with that serious face😅
Watching this it occurred to me how chess is such a good tool for showing how unreliable intuition is.
The fact that I’ve watched this more than 5 times already and not to get endgame instruction is a mighty weird phenomenon.
"Short diagonals, long solutions" He is actually pretty funny.
Carlsen is such a good embassador of our modern chess. Thank you for being that way!
9:55 ok, so pawns move this way… 😂
I know I can beat Magnus. I’ll just be be able to add “at chess” to the end of that sentence.
2:25 What's the response after Kg3?
Anyone know what's the point system Magnus is talking about in 20:41
the end game test failed
He just gets chess lol. Insanely unfair 😭
Yeah nice "rest day" solving 100 puzzles
Magnus thinks he is special he forgets its just a stupid game
It is awesome how intuitive Carlsen is when solving these endgames. Most of us are looking at these endgames and analyzing the corresponding squares, key squares, mined squares, etc. He just bypasses all this and just seems to know the solution naturally
Quite interesting how humans spend so much time moving idols around on a board and they think it a challenge.
Thanks for showing the lines under discussion on the smaller board it is difficult to visualize without that
this clowns so uncomfortable during the end questions that i cant help but feel his guilt for cheating to become "who he is"….. he doesnt answer a single question with a rational thought, it's all dodging the questions…. just look at the way he looks at the camera, he might as well bite his nails because he knows how clueless he is… you can literally see where the host died inside and no longer expected an actual answer… he might as well just say the chess speaks for itself.
I don't know. You should just tell me. I have a wicked imagination. Playing the guessing game gives wicked people wicked ideas.
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The level of knowledge is just breath taking. I've never been good at endgames but this just makes me feel even less competent. I doubt I'd of gotten any of these right. Probably #13, the Rook skewer I've seen before.
How he remembers most game(if not all) he played. Tf. Photographic memory? I dont even remember my last game.
John, I loved the video. However, I can't understand why the board did not always have a1 in the lower left.
Why was there only 26?
Where are the rook endings?
i do not understand, in the 3 puzzle, why is the move Qb3? Is that not a ez draw for black with pond takes on b3?
edit: lol, looked 1 more time and realised that the black pond on c2 was moving the other direction
3:13 Does he not know the "Treppenmanöver" (didn't find the proper English term – literally it would be "stairway maneuver")? Can't be, right?
So how many points did the Endgame test get in this test?
I’ve mastered the 2 rooks 2 bishops 2 knights 8 pawns king and queen endgame
Wait fir second part
Amazing! It is amazing to watch history!
i love him just non stop shitting on the program when it didn't like his move lmao
"Short diagonal long solutions" … indeed, those "alternative" moves should have all been "correct"
Not MORE corporate chess…
Im so confused. It seems like in the first 2 games (that I watched so far) he keeps placing his pieces in places where the pawn can eat them. And somehow no one acknowleges that. What am i missing?
Really good edited!
I don't know. You should just tell me.
It's exciting to know that Magnus is not regular chess-nerd, he doesn't know much chess terms he just plays amazingly
3 problems in, "your program is broken"
guys heart sinks…
Is it just me or GM tends to have plenty of space for frontal-cortex ?
Magnus correctly the test 😂
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