Best Chess Game of the 19th Century – Petrov’s Immortal | Greatest Queen Sacrifice, Moves & Traps

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Here’s one of the most beautiful games in chess history played in 1844 between Alexander Hoffman (white) & Alexander Petrov (black). This game from the romantic era of chess is known as Petrov’s Immortal & features one of the greatest queen sacrifice ever & probably the best castling move of all time. This game also features some interesting moves, tactics, ideas, strategies, tricks & traps. Alexander Dimitrovich Petrov, the inventor of Petrov’s Defense, and author of one of the first Russian chess manuals (1824), was the outstanding Russian player of his day. He gained this supremacy in his teens, and held the top position for more than fifty years! This game illustrates the finest example of castling in chess, and may be used to help beginners study a master game while learning about the rules for castling, sacrificing material for the attack, and constructing a mating net. The opening employs the very unusual Ghulam Kassim Variation of the Giuoco Piano. I also have an interesting chess puzzle at the end of this video, let’s see if you can find the mate in 2 moves.


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  1. i actually long castled then the rook straight away checked the king

  2. Puzzle: knight c7 and rool takes knight and rook d8

  3. I got the puzzle(1st time) –
    Knight to c7, check then rock takes and finally rock to d8 checkmate

  4. Nc7 by white Then Rxc7 is the only legal move for black followed by Rdd8#

  5. I appreciate that you decided to tell us about the sponsor at the end of the video

  6. 1.knight to c7 then rook to c7 is only legal move
    2.Then rook From to d8 punches the king right upon his face

  7. Nc7+ (to deflect the Rook from guarding d8 square) R×c7 is force then Rd8 is a check and mate white can't take with the knight because of the pin

  8. Nc7+, then the rook can only prevent the check by Rxc7 and then Rd8#, the knight couldn’t attack our rook on d8 because it is pinned.

  9. Answer of the Puzzle :-
    White :- Bc6 (capture knight & check)
    Black :- Pc6 (capture white bishop)
    White :- Nc7(check king)
    Black :- Rc7 (capture Knight)
    White :- Rd8 (Mate)

  10. Hey!!!!!🥰🥰 Can you make another video about marshalls games??

  11. The video is amazing but plz remove the subtitles

  12. Thank you I never knew this

  13. Being Pakistani I have worked with Indian Sindhi's for 23 years, learned business tactics, disipline and various other things. Been watching you since nearly a year, currently today decided to pin your Subscribe button to enable me to learn chess and be a great chess player.

  14. Please make a video on the Catalan opening

  15. Written commentary obstructs the critical viewing.

  16. kd5 to e7
    black force to take knight and
    Rb4 to b8

  17. Puzzle : knight in front of rook, rook captures, rook beside King checkmate

  18. Knight to f2 then took to checkmate fool

  19. Knight to c7 ,rook to c7 is forced and rook to d8 is a mate ,(knight in c6 is pinned by light squared bishop)

  20. White-Knight to c7 check
    Black-capture knight with c8 rook
    White-d1 rook to d8 &itss mate😉

  21. Puzzle ; white: Nc7 , Black:Rxc7 ,white : Rxd8 and checkmate to black

  22. Knight Sacrifice C7, then Rook does the job to D8 with Bishop's support

  23. Sometimes, provoking the enemy to make a mistake is the right thing to do, I was at a disadvantage.. lost everything except my 2 rooks, my king was cornered on H8, his only rook remaining was attacking the pawn on G6, his Bishop was on E6, double attacking the 2 pawns in front of the cornered king, his queen was on D7 kinda supporting the Bishop and preparing for a checkmate.. It was my move and my rooks (the only pieces remaining to me asside from 4-5 pawns which weren't attacking any piece) were next to each other in F8 AND E8. I pushed the Rook to F7, has my opponent taken it with his queen, then my plan would have failed, but he got too excited and got the Rook with his Bishop, not realising he fell for my trap. The whole bigbrain Rook sacrifice was because I kind of predicted he'd be too excited and be less careful, I saw his king blocked by the 3 unmoved pawns in G1, so as Bishop moved, the E1 spot was no longer covered.. and my remaining Rook gladly avenged the sacrifice of his brother with a sweet sweet E1 checkmate.

  24. Nc7+ Rxc7 Rd8# because the knight is pinned

  25. Nc7+, king can't move and the only way to get rid of the check is to take the Knight by rook. So R*Nc7.
    Then White play Rd8 and it's a checkmate as the black knight is pinned by bishop.

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