Wei Yi vs Sergey Karjakin | 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament

It’s the young Chinese super talent Wei Yi against the “Master of Defense” Sergey Karjakin in Round 11 of the 2017 Tata Steel Chess Tournament, Masters section. What would the result be when play enters the Ruy Lopez, Berlin w/ 4.d3? Karjakin certainly has a vast knowledge of this opening from his recent match with Magnus Carlsen. Wei Yi presents Karjakin with a sharp line, and the big question…, “Who has done their homework?”

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 { C65 Ruy Lopez: Berlin Defense #2 } 4. d3 Bc5 5. c3 O-O 6. Bxc6 bxc6 7. Nxe5 d5 8. d4 Bb6 9. O-O dxe4 10. Bg5 c5 11. Nd2 cxd4 12. Nxe4 dxc3 13. Qf3 Bb7 14. Bxf6 Bxe4 15. Qxe4 Qxf6 16. Nd7 Qg6 17. Qxg6 hxg6 18. Nxf8 cxb2 19. Rab1 Kxf8 20. Rfd1 Ke7 21. Rxb2 g5 22. Rbd2 Rh8 23. g3 Rh5 24. Kg2 Kf6 25. h3 Rh6 26. Rd8 Ke7 27. R1d7+ Ke6 28. Rd2 Rf6 29. Rg8 Rg6 30. Re8+ Kf6 31. Rd7

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  1. Jerry I pulled an all-nighter last night catching up on your videos instead of catching up on my sleep. I do not regret my decision. You're a baller, Jerry!

  2. Guys i assume you are here because you want to watch chess not to say first but ok


  3. Exciting matches and brilliant straight forward analysis!

  4. damn karjakin is losing to underrated players to him eventually

  5. Amazing game from Wei, won't be too long until he's world champ

  6. Great video video Jerry, I haven't even watched it yet but I know its going to be good.

  7. Jerry you inspire me to be the best person I can be

  8. Good analysis. One question though – why do you only ever cover Karjakin's losses lately?

  9. Jerry I love your voice and how you talk. Please never stop making amazing videos! 🙂

  10. Great work as always Jerry! Always get excited when I see a new CN vid in my feed

  11. Insane that Karjakin took that much time in the Lopez opening given the fact that he played the opening in almost every single round of the world championship vs Carlson. How could he be so ill prepared for this opening?? Was this one of the big Russian fix jobs, like they did for many years in Tennis? Where HEAVY action is bet against the Russian player (by the Russian mob) on betting exchanges, knowing that he'll throw the game?

  12. Hey Jerry, wondering when the next stream will be? Awesome video by the way 🙂

  13. I think you spend too much time in the opening. If you want a deep analysis of a specific opening, maybe you should make specific video for it.

  14. I really like your video Jerry! You helped me alot improving my chess game! Thanks alot!

  15. Wow, Wei Yi spent 43 mins on 13.Qf3, that´s not what you can see everyday.
    But what you can see always, is Jerry´s great analysis! Thank you Jerry 🙂

  16. i am surprised that Karjakin lost here , i would have expected him to know the Spanish opening lines inside out after the world championship

  17. While preparation clearly had a big part of the game, it was a well played game by Wei Yi from start to finish. It was a pretty hard crush.. feel sorry for Karjakin, because he seemed to find like good moves until move 12 or something. I think after move 6-7, after Bxc6, it was out of book..

  18. I feel like Karjakin is very prone to overthinking. A lot of his bad moves here were very counterintuitive, and the best moves were often the best.

  19. Thx for this Jerry top notch as always. Sergey Karjakin had a lot of inaccuracies in this game not his normal game at all.Maybe he was sick or something.

  20. he shoulda just played like in the WC rounds. for a draw lmao

  21. Jerry you are getting close to 50,000,000 views on your channel!

  22. Wei Yi is such an interesting player to watch. Thanks for covering this game and as always…I learned something 🙂

  23. Thanks Jerry. Do I sense some enthusiasm for Wei Yi?

    (I think you have covered his other games in the past and I seem to recall a brilliant move or two.)

  24. As usual, your presentation is educational and clear.. well done!

    Man, what happened to Karjakin in this game? Did he underestimate Yi? I'm surprised that he got 'out-prepared'.. Karjakin is one of the better prepared players out there!

  25. nothing like he played before against Carlsen. Can't belive he was cought off ward in this opening. Nice analisis Jerry. Hope you play a 2.0 game in the future.

  26. What board analysis do you use, I want one, like that?

  27. How much memory do pros have for prep they've done before? In other words, is it possible Karjakin never prepped this line even after playing the opening in over half the world championship matches, or is it more likely he can't remember every Lopez line he prepped?

  28. At Move 6 for white Wei Yi Shoudn't Give up the White Bishop Against Karjakin

  29. In the end, the black rook had no wei out.

  30. Good analysis but please stopen with all the pregnant pauses

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