BIG ONE INCOMING! || Vidit vs Nepo || Round 11 || FIDE Candidates (2024)

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Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi (2727) – Nepomniachtchi, Ian (2758)
FIDE Candidates Chess Tournaments 2024 ( [11] 2024.04.17
C42 Petrov, Paulsen attack

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nc4 Nxe4 5.Qe2 Qe7 6.Nc3 Nxc3 7.bxc3 Bg4 8.Qxe7+ Bxe7 9.Rb1 b6 10.d4 Be6 11.a4 O-O 12.Ne3 Bg5 13.c4 Re8 14.h4 Bf6 15.c3 c5 16.Bd3 Nc6 17.d5 Ne5 18.Bxh7+ Kxh7 19.dxe6 fxe6 20.Ke2 Rad8 21.g4 g6 22.g5 Bg7 23.a5 bxa5 24.Rb7 Rd7 25.Rxd7 Nxd7 26.Rd1 Bf8 27.Ng4 Rb8 28.Bf4 Rb2+ 29.Kf3 e5 30.Be3 Nb6 31.Nf6+ Kh8 32.Ke4 a4 33.Ra1 Rb3 34.Kd3 a3 35.Bc1 a5 36.Bxa3 d5 37.Kc2 dxc4 38.Ne4 Rb5 39.Rd1 Be7 40.Re1 Kg7 41.Nd2 Bd6 42.Ne4 Be7 43.Ng3 Rb3 44.Bc1 Nd5 45.Ne4 Kf7 46.Bd2 a4 47.Ra1 Nb6 48.Be3 Rb5 49.Nd2 Ra5 50.Kb2 Ke6 51.Ka3 Rb5 52.Rc1 Kf5 53.f3 Nd5 54.Kxa4 Rb8 55.Nxc4 e4 56.fxe4+ Kxe4 57.Bf2 Kd3 58.Bg3 Nxc3+ 59.Ka3 Rb4 60.Nb2+ Kd2 61.Rf1 c4 62.Rf2+ Ne2 63.Be5 c3 64.Rf7 Rb7+ 65.Ka4 c2 66.Nc4+ Kd3 67.Nb2+ Ke4


0:00 Hello Everyone
01:05 Game Starts!
03:30 Deviation from Nepo-Abasov
02:30 CNG!
02:37 Awesom Photo!
05:50 Clock Comes Alive!
24:00 Pause the Video!
27:20 It Was in This Position
28:00 Awesome Video Footage
30:00 Standings After Round 11
31:50 Contributions
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  1. Vidit looks at Nepo at the end like he stole something.

  2. I feel sorry for Vidit, it was Gukesh suffering the other time 😞That's chess at the highest level.

  3. Almost otherwise your oppenent is Magnus

  4. Maybe vidit missed Nxd5 on purpose….😂

  5. Rxf3 was a very easy draw. Looks like VIdit kept on pushing for a win. Psychologically it's tough to switch from a "Play to win" to a "play not to lose" mentality, but indeed that's what happens when you refuse to accept you screwed up. Look at salimova and vaishali. Same thing (albeit in a very tricky position). Wasn't it bronstein that had a famous quote about it? that you end up losing more games than should if you insist on playing for a win after you miss your opportunities and lose the advantage?

  6. Luck is also a measure of skill

    Kakashi Hatake

    If Nepo wins 3 times, that means he's got it

  7. “Greedy vidit” moment he could easily draw even after losing his advantage. But playing for a win under all circumstances is very brave so good thing he has that in him regardless of the outcome

  8. Vidit is as strong as gukesh and pragg. (Calculation wise)
    Just his blunder rate is higher than the other 2 guys

  9. who the hell even let Abasov be in this kind of event? there is 100 players could compete for championship and they put the weakest player! that's a shame!

  10. I'm a fan of the best moves, not hot tricks and gambling

  11. Astonishing to me that Vidit not only didn't win this game, but managed to lose it, too. Not being daring when you need to be, and then being too daring when you shouldn't will get you nowhere in the highest levels of the game.

  12. Loss by lack of confidence, I'd say. He's young, though. He'll get stronger. Good game.

  13. Another agad quote for the books: “It would seem that Nepo is also an artist and not a butcher”

  14. Vidit has seriously no excuse. Even 1700 players can calculate and evaluate that 2 connected passed pawns accompanied by their king at the 6th rank vs a lone bishop is winning. It is not a far fetched PC line nor a hard evaluation, I mean come on. He was so sucked in in his tunnel vision he could only see as far as the king can move.

  15. Congratulations.
    Great commentary, they both seem like nice fellas.

  16. Best match of the tournament, and one of my favorite matches.

  17. Nepo He is the most boring player at an elite level
    He has no ideas for an attack and he is best at just holding and hoping his opponent doesn't pick up on his mistakes

  18. 24:40 I'd point out that apparently Rg1 was the only move in that position, even Rh1 would somehow lose (no idea why) but while Ka3 was an objective draw, it basically lost on the spot

  19. Vidit is my fav player and I support him but Nepo's game was really good.

  20. The pain and frustration of Vidit really came across in that video! I can understand why Magnus isn't keen on defending his title year after year!

  21. Please show the winners face on the thumb nail like you used to. I tend to watch games from my favorite players winning

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