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Firouzja, Alireza (2777) – Carlsen, Magnus (2835)
Julius Baer Generation Cup Div 1 Winners (chess24.com) [12] 2023.09.01
B48 Sicilian, Taimanov variation

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be3 a6 7.Qf3 Nf6 8.O-O-O Ne5 9.Qg3 h5 10.Ndb5 axb5 11.Nxb5 Qb8 12.Bb6 Nxe4 13.Qe3 Rxa2 14.Kb1 Ra4 15.Nc7+ Ke7 16.Rd4 Rxd4 17.Qxd4 f6 18.Qxe4 d5 19.Qe1 Kf7 20.f4 Bd6 21.Nb5 Nc6 22.g3 Bd7 23.Qd2 h4 24.Bg2 hxg3 25.hxg3 Rxh1+ 26.Bxh1 Bb4 27.Qh2 Ne7 28.Nd4 Qd6 29.Qh5+ Kf8 30.Bd8 Bc5 31.Qh8+ Ng8 32.Nb3 Bb6 33.Bxb6 Qxb6 34.f5 Qg1+ 35.Ka2 Qxg3 36.Nc5 Qd6 37.fxe6 Bxe6 38.Nd3 Bf5 39.Qh5 Ne7 40.Qh8+ Kf7 41.Qh5+ Bg6 42.Qe2 Qa6+ 43.Kb1 Bxd3 44.cxd3 Qe6 45.Qh5+ g6 46.Qh7+ Ke8 47.Bf3 Kd7 48.Bd1 Qe1 49.Kc1 Qe3+ 50.Kc2 g5 51.Qh8 f5 52.Qb8 b6 53.Kc3 Qc5+ 54.Kd2 Qb4+ 55.Kc2 g4 56.Kb1 Qd4 57.Ka2 Nc6 58.Qb7+ Kd6 59.Qh7 Nb4+ 60.Ka3 Nxd3 61.Qh6+ Ke5 62.Qh2+ Ke4 63.Qg2+ Kf4 64.Qd2+ Qe3 65.Qh2+

00:00 Hello Everyone!

The Julius Baer Generation Cup, the 5th event on the $2 million 2023 Champions Chess Tour, features three Divisions of 8, 16 and 32 players. Each division is a double-elimination knockout where if you lose one match you drop down to a Losers bracket and can still win the tournament. In the Grand Final if the player from the Winners bracket loses, there’s a rematch. The total prize fund is $235,000, with a top prize of $30,000 (150 Tour points) in Division I, $10,000 in Division II (50 points) and $5,000 (20 points) in Division III. The top 3 in Division I and the winner of Division II qualify straight to Division I of the next event on the Tour.

The time control for normal games is 15 minutes per player for all moves, with a 3-second increment each move. In Division I and II the Winners bracket matches are played over four games, while in the Losers bracket there are two games. In Division III all matches are over two games except the 4-game Grand Final. A tie in a match is decided by an Armageddon game with no increment, where the players bid for time they are willing to play with. The lowest bidder gets that time and can pick colour, while the opponent gets 15 minutes. Black only needs a draw to win the match. Official website: championschesstour.com

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138 Comments

  1. when Alireza was being super-hyped a few years back now and EVERYONE was on his bandwagon – I alone stated that it was just that – pure hype – without c-o-n-s-i-s-t-e-n-t play over a long period – the mark of a GREAT chess player – Firouza would fall into the latest BPF = BIN of Prodigy Flameout – sort of like a jet engine when the ignition stops working and the jet shuts down – I was shouted down by EVERYONE – how could I not see Alireza was WI = Wunderkind Incarnate ? – I defended my stance and this round proves I was NOT wrong – Alireza has become too COMFORTABLE – he lacks HUNGER he had in his early years – now he is supported and pampered and has simply stopped playing with a purpose – he read the HYPE and BELIEVED it – yet ANOTHER wasted talent – aka Dubov – Pragganandhaa will soon follow – you read it here FIRST – so many younger players end up in the DBW = Dust Bin of Wunderbar – I am not surprised – Magnus must now feel disappointed to see this talent in front of him wasted – to THINK he refused to play the World Championship unless it was AF who faced him !!! – how BORING would that have been when we see such shyte play from AF these days – he is done – finished – he has NO future – to the DBW with him – sad tbh but the DBW is quite FULL

  2. Carlsen struggled in the norway chess but has since gone on a rampage

  3. The format is called Double Elimination. Meaning you have to lose twice to be out. Magnus and Alireza were playing the final of the winner’s or “upper” bracket.

  4. I just LOVE this channel,thank you for such an INTELLECTUAL INTELLIGENT and supremely thought provoking channel.especially your pause the video for a moment moments.

  5. It was always my opinion that the winner of the loser's bracket should have to beat the winner of the winner's bracket twice. Some organizations don't do this, like in the LLWS.

  6. great game agadmator always doing good content!

  7. It’s just winners finals and losers finals. Easy to understand if you just know there are 2 brackets. A winners side bracket and a loser side bracket

    You only get eliminated from the tournament if you get eliminated from both the winners side first, then the losers side, hence double elimination tournaments.

    Grand finals is between the winners bracket finalist and the losers bracket finalist.

    Coming from the winners side has the advantage of needing to be eliminated twice in grand finals because it is still double elimination. The losers finalist has already been eliminated once so they don’t have that luxury

  8. [Event "AI Factory's Chess"]

    [Site "Android Device"]

    [Date "2023.05.16"]

    [Round "1"]

    [White "You"]

    [Black "Cpu (12)"]

    [PlyCount "59"]

    [Result "1-0"]

    1. Nf3 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 Nc6 4. d4 d5 5. e5 Ne4

    6. Bd3 Bb4 7. a3 Nxc3 8. bxc3 Bxc3+ 9. Bd2 Bxa1 10. Qxa1 O-O

    11. h4 b6 12. Qd1 a5 13. Bxh7+ Kh8 14. Ng5 g6 15. h5 f6

    16. hxg6 fxg5 17. Qh5 Nxe5 18. Bg8+ Kg7 19. Bxg5 Nf3+ 20. gxf3 Qxg5

    21. Qxg5 Rf7 22. Rh7+ Kxg8 23. Rxf7 Ba6 24. Rxc7 Rc8 25. Ra7 Bb7

    26. Rxb7 a4 27. Qe7 Rc7 28. Qxc7 b5 29. Qg7+ 1-0

  9. The real question is…Which Dave is crazier?

  10. So the "Final" is actually the Semi-Final…..and the " Grand Final" is the Final……

  11. 3-0 against alireza
    Magnus is the past, present and future

  12. Double-elimination is not confusing.

    It just means that: you are eliminated by losing twice.

    This was a match between unbeaten players. So neither could be eliminated.

    In this case, they were the only 2 unbeaten players remaining. So, the winner would qualify to the Grand Final undefeated, which is an advantage.

    The GF is played by a player with no defeat against a player with one loss. The one-loss player needs to win twice; the undefeated player, only once.

  13. He wanted to resign on move 64, that's why he prolonged. But missed it by a move.

  14. I was a little confused about how White is "much better" in the hypothetical line at 5:28. Black has a rook, 2 knights, and 2 pawns in place of White having a queen. Isn't this a huge material advantage? True Black's pieces are underdeveloped, but there aren't even any immediate threats from White on the board. It doesn't seem like it would be that hard for Black to at least hold this to a draw.

  15. It has official names. Upper bracket finale, lower bracket finale, grand finale.

  16. Why do you have their classical ratings on a rapid game?

  17. Use Eliminator or Qualifier instead of final and grandfinal

  18. Could you share the time format at the beginning of the video instead of the end

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