Magnus Carlsen Takes the 100 Endgames Test!

Publicerades den 3 feb 2020
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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    • Can someone explain, why at 16:38 Black wins and it's not a draw?? I don't get it..

    • the moment i read your name , is Bartholomew Henry Barry Allen in anyway related to you ?

    • What's that software did you used Mr.Bartholomew?

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  • World champion does the exercise better than the exercise

  • Are not all this 7 or less pieces completely resolved by machine computing-libraries...?

  • Magnus: *closes his eyes to see the board better*

  • "What does he wants now?" says it all...

  • 12:33 Magnus : If you know this, you will never forget it. Me : It's already forgotten. You overestimate ppl watching on youtube.

  • 7:40 someone explain why the black kind was able to go in front of the pawn?

  • I don't know how it felt for John here. He is speaking with one of the best endgame players in chess history about basic endings. Gosh!

  • Magnus at 00:05-00:10 probably replaying a couple of past games' variations simultaneously in his head

  • Marcus: "If you know this, you'll never forget it" Me: forgets immediately.

  • Great to see these boys together

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  • This is why beginner's get confused with methods that teach one answer. Magnus is saying there are many ways to win in these exercises and his solutions are usually simpler.

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  • Magnus a really great guy

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  • Magnus is a true gem.

  • the difference between raising your rating by studying chess puzzles, and being one with the game, is shown in this upload.

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  • 26:06

  • Should be more 100 endgames test gets graded by Magnus Carlsen

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  • 24:13 wtf is he doing? Laughing or coughing?

  • I have absolutely no idea of what is going on but i finished queens gambit and now im interested

  • Imagine in europe when neanderthals exists and as you also knows that humans carry 1.9 to 2.1 percent of neanderthal genes , so what if Magnus got more genes a few more percents that's he inherited from dad and mom by chance and those genes are related to neanderthals big visual cortex part of brain that as you knows they were superior in visions but not in cognetive bias , so he got those gene related that he can visualize more that's why he can calculate deeper and deeper.

  • 8:46 Magnus roasting the solution

  • Wait im only on the first puzzle and already confused...cant the pawn capture the knight at the end? Nvm they are going the other way.

  • Are you not entertained!, SO amazing to see masters at work

  • So he made the 100 Endgames Test and ended after #26...

  • he is just torturing him...

  • 18:49 Rekkles did

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  • Magnus is extremely weak.

  • the entire vibe in this video and the way John is enjoying it is really nice to see. Great video :)

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  • i am rated 2000 and i have no idea what sorcery they are talking about

  • great interview. thanks for all the hard work

  • 16:32 good one bro

  • "There are a million ways to win..." I can't see one.

  • magnus carlsen and hugh jackman discuss endgames

  • Endgames are already solved but magnus just solves endgames from scratch

  • 18:50 Rekkles punching the air right now

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  • This is the first time I saw a real person whose name's Bartholomew

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  • It's really stupid how the program will stop reject your perfectly winning move so you can play the program's idea of their perfectly winning move. It takes all creativity out it. You should just put it against stockfish 10 and say "win from here" and if you don't it will explain why. You could see Magnus get frustrated by this.

  • How can king move to c4 at 730? doesn't that put him in check?

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  • his head is freaking huge!

  • I wouldn't mind seeing Hikaru do this

  • So in the first example, I dont understand how placing the knight on the pawns attacking square is comsidered the right move? Am I missing something?

    • Oooooh its not the attacking square, the black pawn was moving down the board

  • Magnus seems like he’s high af

  • Look at the size of that cranium.


  • Seems like basic puzzles, he seems like he is 1600 elo. He has alot to work on. Maybe one day if he keeps working he can be gm.

  • 2:27 didn't white blunder the knight?

  • Pov: you either love chess or want to start playing chess after watching queens gambit

  • 1:31 Holy daddy issues

  • 24:15 WTF was that

  • Who is this dude, never heard of him.

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  • I don’t understand why the first one is a draw. Can’t black just develop his pawn to a Queen and win?

  • As a Dutchie I was trying to figure out what city you said. Had to replay it like 5 times to hear it was wijk aan zee

  • 24:16 ok?

  • Is your sister a speech teacher

  • Only endgame I know is how to put my king on its side.

  • That's why I'm here and hes not lmao magnus bossmoves

  • 100 endgames you must know. Magnus doesn't know them and finds a better solution in half if them...

  • Magnus has an eye contact problem. That's a bit rude.

  • Magnus is that kid in school that doesn't memorize any formulas but always get the right solution through logic, but the teacher doesn't give him the full score because he didn't use the theoretical method

  • he looks like he's about to summon his Mjolnir

  • this guy don't think. the knowledge process of thinking is like breathing.

  • This is the “Basic endgames test”? Is there an Advanced one?

  • Looks like John didn't get much sleep..

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  • Question: Do you think you are a good person? If so, have you ever stolen anything, lied, looked lustfully, or used God’s name in vain? (Oh God, Jesus Christ, etc.) If you have done this, you have violated God’s moral law, you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, and an adulterer at heart. So, if God gave you justice right away, would you be innocent or guilty? Obviously guilty. Heaven or hell? Obviously hell because you are a criminal in God’s eyes. Don’t try asking for forgiveness, what if you tried that in court: "Judge, I raped a woman and killed her, but I’m so sorry and I won’t do it again"?You would still go to jail because you shouldn’t do it again and you should be sorry. So is there any hope? Yes, there is! Out of love and mercy, God became a human being, Jesus Christ. Jesus lived a sinless life and finally died on the cross to bear the punishment we deserve, we deserve to be punished because we have sinned. The reason why blood must be spilled for remission of sins is because the life of the flesh is in the blood, in the Old Testament Jews sacrificed animals for sins but the sacrifice of animals was enough for remission of some sins, not all. It wasn't infinite, unlike Jesus's. Jesus is the Lamb of God, the ultimate sacrifice for sins which is enough for all sins that have been done, are done and will be done. The Old Testament sacrifice of animals, the spilled blood of those animals could cleanse people from some sins but not ALL, unlike Jesus's. He was buried and rose again. His resurrection proved that His death was enough to pay our penalty, the penalty for our sins. When someone pays your fine, the judge can leave you, dismiss your case, it’s the same with God. Jesus paid our penalty and in order to accept the free gift of salvation from God, we must trust in Jesus's spilled Blood, His finished work on the Cross for our Salvation. And then your sins will be forgiven because of what Christ did, you will be saved! That's it! God bless you and feel free to ask me any questions about this. Romans 3:10 King James Version 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Romans 3:23 King James Version 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 5:12 King James Version 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 6:23 King James Version 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:8-9 King James Version 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 10:9-10 King James Version 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. John 3:16 King James Version 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Leviticus 17:11 King James Version 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Ephesians 1:7 King James Version 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Colossians 1:20 King James Version 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 1 Corinthians 15 King James Version 15 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

  • "this is an unnecessary complicated solution" LMAO 4:35

  • As someone who's only a 1300... this blows my mind. The amount of obsession it would take to get to that level is hard to comprehend.

  • Holy shit.

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  • he wins because all he gives is alternative wins for well studied end games

  • Carlsen starting to look like a viking god lol

  • can someone please explain to me how white wins at 6:35

    • @miksu Ah I see, thank you very much

    • It is stalemate. It was not possible for white to win the game so that was the best outcome

  • I love how he trashes this quiz.

  • the mastery is beautiful to behold

  • Magnus solves those faster than it takes me to figure out which way the pawns go.

  • 24:15