Kramnik’s first game of no-castling chess | Kramnik vs Gelfand

On 13th of January the first ever no castling chess tournament was conducted in Chennai. The young talents of the Kramnik Gelfand camp indulged in a blitz event of no castling chess. Kramnik and Gelfand decided to visit the venue to kibitz the games and couldn’t stop themselves from playing a couple of games! Here’s the first of the two.

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37 Comments

  1. Why did it end? Who won? Is kramnik keeping time with his left hand flapping? What kind of pleasingly clunky pieces are those that he can spin in his hand ?

  2. So they tried this variation without castling to reduce the number of draws, then in the first game it ends in … a draw.

  3. I believe that the original 'Shatranj' game in India did not have castling. 🙂

  4. Plz plz write the annotations of the game in the description, it will really help

  5. I play this variant every game but unintentionally

  6. It is good to see them enjoying here in India

  7. I always thought that for the variant Chess960, if they end up with the Standard setup after randomizing, they could just have a rule of "no castling for Standard setup" so that they would at least be playing something different in that case.

  8. Why did someone behind camera dismiss the kid at the end?

  9. I used to play no castling chess. Then I learned how to castle. What a load of nonsense.

  10. Mby next Kramnik vs Famous Trask Talker Boston Mike?

  11. Always a joy to watch Big Vlad play chess.

  12. I propose a chess variant in which pawns do not move.

  13. 2d boards please u guys could really make already great content that much better

  14. @chessbaseindia Why don't you show both the chess board and the video of the players, which I think are taken with a great effort by travelling to many countries. This will lead to a better user experience with proper viewing angle of the board while watching these videos and also, you will be having more number of viewers for these videos w.r.t other chess channels as they do the coverage of same games only with the board. It will be great if you have the bigger portion of the screen with the chess board and the smaller portion with the video of the players(at the bottom right or some other corner).

  15. gms at game they have never played before

  16. Gelfand lools like sylvester stallone from this side

  17. could you post the PGN of the game in the description if possible?

  18. Why Indians always say the word "into" when telling a piece move?

  19. Notice how Kramnik delicately hits the clock while Gelfand slams it with authority lol

  20. 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Be7 5. Nc3 a6 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 c5 8.
    dxc5 Bxc5 9. h3 Nc6 10. Kf1 Be6 11. Ne2 Ne4 12. Kg1 Qf6 13. Bxe4 dxe4 14.
    Nd2 Rd8 15. Qc2 Qe7 16. Nxe4 Ba7 17. Bd2 Bf5 18. N2g3 Bg6 19. h4 Rxd2 20.
    Qxd2 Bxe4 21. Rd1 f5 22. h5 Kf7 23. h6 Rd8 24. Qc1 g6 25. Rxd8 Nxd8 26. Qc3
    Bc6 27. Qh8 Ke6 28. Ne2 Kd7 29. Rh3 Ne6 30. Rg3 Kc7 31. Qg8 Nf8 32. Nf4 Bc5
    33. Nd5+ Bxd5 34. Qxd5 Nd7 35. Qg8 Nf6 36. Qg7 Kb6 37. Rh3 Bd6 38. Rh4 Ne4
    39. Qxe7 Bxe7 40. Rh3 Bf8 41. f3 Ng5 42. Rh4 Nf7 43. Kf2 Bxh6 44. f4 Kc6
    45. Kf3 Kd7 46. g4 fxg4+ 47. Kxg4 Ke7 48. Kf3 Bg7 49. Rxh7 Bxb2 50. e4 Ke6
    51. Rh1 b5 52. Rg1 g5 53. fxg5 Ne5+ 54. Ke2 Kf7 55. Rf1+ Kg6 56. Rf6+ Kxg5
    57. Rxa6 b4 58. Ke3 Bc3 59. Re6 Nc4+ 60. Kd3 Nb2+ 61. Kc2 Nc4 62. Kb3 Nd2+
    63. Ka4 Kf4 64. Rb6 Nxe4 Draw Agreed

  21. omg 10:59 😲what that guy doing in background pink dress😲😲😲😲😲😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  22. Vladimir kramnik looks like Johny
    Bravo

  23. They should put the rooks upside down as a way of reiterating that this is a no-castling game. It could also be used in regular chess once a rook is no longer eligible for castling.

  24. Dont like this variant at all, the play is way less various and interesting. Much better a radical different one, switching chess, where friendly pieces can switch their positions except the king

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