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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380 Comments

  1. Please make a video on the Catalan opening

  2. Written commentary obstructs the critical viewing.

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

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

  5. Knight to f2 then took to checkmate fool

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. Knight to f7 rook takes the knight and rook e8 and it's a beautiful checkmete ✨

  14. Fun fact – according to the engine castling is a blunder although it leads to a unstoppable mate in all variations

  15. Puzzle: knight c7 chack after white rook take knight than bishop to c7 after he takes bishop than rook to c8 and it's a beautiful checkmate.

  16. Puzzle: knight for white to c7 check, forcing the rook to take the knight then rook to d8 checkmate

  17. N b4 and then N×c6 then pawn takes and B× c6 and check mate

  18. Firstly Nc7+ then black will do Rxc7 then there is the final lale in the coffin Bd8# and that's a beautiful check mate

  19. MY ANSWER TO THE PUZZLE
    1)Knight jumps to c7 checking the black king
    The only legal move for black is to capture with the rook as his king can't go anywhere

    2) white can now rap up the game by playing rook to d8 checkmate
    Note: the black knight can't capture the took because it is pinned.
    Please like this comment if you agree with me

  20. Nc7+ …Rxc7
    Rd8# because the c6 knight is pinned

  21. puzzle nc7 then bc6 and last rd8 is checkmate

  22. Beautiful game. Gorgeous. ❤️❤️

  23. I love chess history and also this is the only thing watch.

  24. PUZZLE- white Knight f7 check, black rook takes knight, white rook e8 a beautiful joyful checkmate.

  25. White ..Knight–>c7….check….
    Black…rook–>c7…..
    White…..rook–>d8 check mate.

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