Magnus Carlsen is 97% accurate vs Cheparinov’s Catalan | 2022 World Blitz Chess Championship

Featured is a Round 3 game from the 2022 World Blitz Chess Championship between Ivan Cheparinov and Magnus Carlsen. The opening is Closed Catalan with an instructive idea demonstrated by Carlsen on the queenside. After Cheparinov’s 10th move, Carlsen’s play is nearly impeccable with him basically playing for two results in an opposite colored bishop endgame. Carlsen’s accuracy for this 3|2 time control registered a 97% in Stockfish 15.1’s eyes.

Image of Magnus Carlsen in thumbnail courtesy of lennart ootes

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Be7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O a5 7. Nc3 c6 8. b3 b6 9. Bb2 Ba6 10. Qd3 b5 11. cxb5 cxb5 12. Nxb5 Nc6 13. a4 Qb6 14. Ne5 Na7 15. Bc3 Nxb5 16. axb5 Bxb5 17. Qd2 a4 18. bxa4 Rxa4 19. Rxa4 Bxa4 20. Ra1 Qb3 21. Qb2 Rc8 22. Qxb3 Bxb3 23. Be1 Bd6 24. Rb1 Bc2 25. Rb7 Bxe5 26. dxe5 Ng4 27. f4 h5 28. Bf3 Bf5 29. Bxg4 hxg4 30. Rb2 Rc1 31. Kf2 Kh7 32. Rd2 Rb1 33. Rd4 Kg6 34. Bd2 Be4 35. Be1 Kf5 36. Rd2 f6 37. exf6 gxf6 38. Rd4 e5 39. fxe5 fxe5 40. Rb4 Ra1 41. Rb8 Ra2 42. Rf8+ Ke6 43. Re8+ Kf6 44. Kf1 d4 45. Rf8+ Ke7 46. Bb4+ Ke6 47. Re8+ Kd5 48. Be1 Bf5 49. Rd8+ Ke4 50. Re8 Bd7 51. Rb8 Be6 52. Rb4 Rc2 53. Ra4 Bc4

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  1. Very instructive endgame in my opinion by the world champion.

  2. 90% and still end up losing, playing at that level must be totally demoralising in situations like that

  3. great analysis thank you jerry for another great year~!

  4. A classic Carlsen win. Grinding out the tiniest of advantages to take it home in the endgame.

  5. Yes, a video by Jerry, always a highlight of my day!

  6. even his first name starts with "I" you pronounce it with "E" 😉

  7. Great analysis, i def. need more chess vids outta you Jerry, they always help improve my game

  8. Hi,

    Thank you for vid. How is it 97% accuracy and 9 average cents pawn loss?

  9. of all the chess tubers, jerry's vids perk me up the most. I watch every one

  10. Why cant the white knight go from F3 to E5 to defend the pawn

  11. C4 Is Explosive Jerry! Of course it is sensitive.

  12. A great endgame from Carlsen. What strikes me though is this. In his first match against Anand, He appeared to be the worlds best in both sides of the Ruy Lopez Berlin. In his match against Caruana, he seemed to be the best on both sides of the Sveshnikov. Now since playing against Nepo he appears to be the worlds best in the Catalan. But he doesn’t like the challenge of this meticulous preparation of one or two lines anymore. Great analysis as ever Jerry, thanks and keep up the good work.

  13. I get preferring the knight and bishop over two bishops when the pawns were on one side, that is very clear, but grinding out the opposite coloured bishop situation was excellent. However, it did depend on a mistake from white.

  14. “You may learn much more from a game you lose than from a game you win. You will have to lose hundreds of games before becoming a good player.” – José Raúl Capablanca

  15. Hie Jerry can you please come up with a Playlist of 2022 Fide chess rapid

  16. 97% accurate? did anyone check his butthole?

  17. I love these videos even if a lot of the information still goes above my head

  18. Jerry you have to do the Rapport Carlsen game – crazy game

  19. Imagine playing Magnus and he plays with 97% accuracy. 😂

    No beating that guy! 😂

  20. On move 13, why can’t black play Nb4 to threaten the Queen away from defending white’s knight?

  21. Carlsen is just incredible. Double champion again!

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

    [Site "Android Device"]

    [Date "2022.12.30"]

    [Round "1"]

    [White "You"]

    [Black "Cpu (12)"]

    [PlyCount "35"]

    [Result "1-0"]

    1. d3 c5 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. h3 g6 5. f4 Bd7

    6. e4 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. a3 O-O 9. Be3 Qb6 10. Rb1 Nh5

    11. Kf2 Qc7 12. Qd2 Qc8 13. f5 gxf5 14. Bh6 Bxh6 15. Qxh6 Ng7

    16. Ng5 Re8 17. Qxh7+ Kf8 18. Qh8# 1-0

  23. Never been so happy to lose to someone in the 2022 Winter Marathon as I was to lose against NM Chess_Network – the OG himself!

  24. But the h pawn recapture! Proved to super important. Don't double pawns. Sure. Except when you should. Not a goddamn single general rule that doesn't have one or many exceptions. Fuck you chess and your insufferable rule exceptions. B recapture pretty automatic in such a game for me. Not sure at what ratings level I might have the insight to recapture with pawn. Whatever that level might be, for now attempts at high-level, creative play such as this always seems to routinely and spectacularly blow up in my face. Blow up real good.

  25. Magnus is cheating, he brought a supercomputer in his brain pan 😅

  26. One of your strongest videos. Im expert level and have been following you for years. High end analysis. Well done

  27. Hi Jerry, mind if I ask where the old videos on Twitch went? seems like only those broadcasted in the past month are visible right now 😮

  28. i thought 48. Bg2+ Kxg2 , Rxe2+ Kf1 , Rxh2 Rd8+, Ke4 but probably just ends in a draw

  29. Carlsen é brilhante em especial em todas as fases da partida, por isso é o melhor jogafor do mundo.

  30. So more accurate than Hans LOL
    So did Magnus cheat too

  31. Hey Jerry! Why don't you stream Magnus for Title Tuesday? Hope you do!

  32. Have been playing the Queen's Gambit every time I get white, and wondering if it's much a transition to pick up the Catalan? Thanks for the video showing some ideas and resulting positions. Looks like a fun thing to try out.

  33. Sam Harris is the Jerry of philosophy. The way of talking is strickingly similar! And Harris is exepcionally smart. It's an huge complement! You welcome Sam… You welcome…

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