Bether Than The Original || Harmon vs Borgov - Final Game || Netflix's Queen's Gambit

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Elizabeth Harmon vs Vasily Borgov
Netflix Series - The Queen's Gambit
Queen's Gambit Accepted, 3.e4 (D20)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e4 Nc6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. d5 Ne7 7. Bxc4 Ng6 8. f3 Bd6 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. Nge2 a6 11. Bb3 b5 12. a4 O-O 13. O-O Qe7 14. Rac1 Nh5 15. g3 h6 16. Bc2 Rab8 17. axb5 axb5 18. Ra1 Ra8 19. Bd3 Bb4 20. Rxa8 Rxa8 21. Qc2 Bc5 22. Nd1 Bd6 23. Nf2 Nhf4 24. Rc1 Qg5 25. Kh1 Qh5 26. Ng1 Nxd3 27. Nxd3 f5 28. Nc5 Bc8 29. Rf1 Ne7 30. Qd3 fxe4 31. fxe4 Qg6 32. Kg2 Kh7 33. Nf3 Ng8 34. Nh4 Qg4 35. Nf5 Nf6 36. h3 Qg6 37. Ne6 Ra4 38. b3 Rxe4 39. Nxd6 Bxe6 40. dxe6 cxd6 41. e7 d5 42. Bc5 Qe8 43. Qf3 Qc6 44. b4 Qe8 45. Qf5+ Kh8 46. Qxf6 gxf6 47. Rxf6 Qh5 48. Rf8+ Kg7 49. e8=Q Re2+ 50. Kf1 Qxh3+ 51. Kxe2 Qg2+ 52. Rf2 Qe4+ 53. Kd2
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  1. agadmator's Chess Channel

    agadmator's Chess Channel

    2 maanden geleden

    In the actual show, the first few moves have been changed and are not the same as in this video, but it is irrelevant to the game and the conclusion so I did not include this. Hope you enjoy the game :)

    • j c

      j c

      Dag geleden

      thnks for this analysis. now i appreciated more queens gambit series because i understand now what really transpired on the final match. Good job agadmator

    • 88PianoKeys


      9 dagen geleden

      Hi agadmator and chess fans, I am just writting to let all fans from the show The Queen's Gambit know that I did a video performing the music from the show. It was so cool to combine my 2 favorite hobbies, so I hope you guys enjoy it as well!

    • Max Markin

      Max Markin

      Maand geleden

      Kasparov confirmation:

    • Superx Apple

      Superx Apple

      Maand geleden

    • Steven Csenteri

      Steven Csenteri

      Maand geleden

      please do review of the show showing whats real whats not etc

  2. Verza Jr.

    Verza Jr.

    Uur geleden

    Borgov: RE4 Magnus:” that shouldnt happen. He had a whole night to prepare for it.” agadmator: “absolute best move”

  3. Filmthechannel


    6 uur geleden

    agadmator, " you said you'd likes would enjoy seeing at least one game from Netflix's new series The Queens Gambit.." 3 million + viewers later, " yes we would"

  4. Tom Ross TV

    Tom Ross TV

    16 uur geleden

    There is no such thing as boring chess.. you only have good moves & bad moves. Good moves make for long battles, bad moves make for more concise battles.. To me the best chess is always played in closed positions.

  5. Andrzej Klima

    Andrzej Klima

    19 uur geleden

    "Bust open the position" - I like it

  6. hisokas wiffeyyy

    hisokas wiffeyyy

    19 uur geleden

    omg should I be happy for finding the queen's gambit move 😳 I haven't played for years lol

  7. Max Max

    Max Max

    23 uur geleden

    Amazing game 👍🏻

  8. Trevor Klotzbach

    Trevor Klotzbach

    Dag geleden


  9. Aleksandar Babic

    Aleksandar Babic

    Dag geleden

    Ammmm... Botvinik - Tal?

  10. Xu James

    Xu James

    Dag geleden

    More queen gambit pls

  11. Nagisa Yorumi

    Nagisa Yorumi

    Dag geleden

    "Bether than the original", nice touch!

  12. Snowball


    Dag geleden

    This is by far the best chess video i've ever watched! Hands down

  13. Wan Liew

    Wan Liew

    2 dagen geleden

    The dramatic burglar allegedly hammer because dirt curiously milk apropos a workable mercury. short, blue kitten

  14. Diego Senge

    Diego Senge

    2 dagen geleden

    I hope nobody watches this series and tries to offer a draw when they just blundered.

  15. Erik Solem

    Erik Solem

    2 dagen geleden

    15:20 Why can't the black queen take the knight on g6 ? This would leave black up in material and decline the draw

  16. Moisés Mena

    Moisés Mena

    2 dagen geleden

    I love this channel, I'm gonna buy a chess set tomorrow I haven't played chess in years

  17. Jurnee Ashanti

    Jurnee Ashanti

    2 dagen geleden

    I loved how Shaibel knew she was gifted and sought out the guy to share her brilliance. He was a quiet spirit but had a powerful presence.

  18. Erni Ernolds

    Erni Ernolds

    2 dagen geleden

    15:44 Kf8 and fork...

  19. Niranga Sithara

    Niranga Sithara

    2 dagen geleden

    I am a total noob. But pawn to H5 followed by Queen to G6 will also be winning.right. or can somebody point out if I am missing something ?

  20. Chilly Flake

    Chilly Flake

    3 dagen geleden

    I'm pretty sure no "world champipn" will accept queen's gambit

  21. Mike D

    Mike D

    3 dagen geleden

    When it comes to watching chess matches learning chess info on chess or anything about Chess Agadmator is the goat and the boat Because of him 5 years ago he made me fall in love with chess all over again and now I'm obsessed with chess play every single day all day long when I'm not working or whatever The Queen's gambit was fucking awesome I hope they do another season of her facing bobby fischer as last episode

  22. aga1nst


    3 dagen geleden

    It's interesting when agadmator says at 12:35 that rook to a4 is the absolute best move now that both magnus and hikaru said that this was a crazy move and that borgov should be ashamed by it. They make it look as it was obvious, but for the mere mortals it's not really that obvious.

  23. Agwanti


    3 dagen geleden

    I LOVE YOUR HUMOR MAN! and the touch of mystic thought about harmon & ivanchuk

  24. LazyLemoons


    3 dagen geleden

    Hmmm they play very defensively I would have just sacrifice bishop for a queen

  25. Noemi Bedic

    Noemi Bedic

    3 dagen geleden

    20:45 Qe6 was actually stronger

  26. James Daly

    James Daly

    4 dagen geleden

    The shows good, it adds a classy side to chess. I normally play while pooping

  27. Hikmat Mohammadi

    Hikmat Mohammadi

    4 dagen geleden

    Agadmator: but I won’t say much so I don’t spoil it Continues to spoil everything 😂😂

  28. Davit Mtchedlishvili

    Davit Mtchedlishvili

    4 dagen geleden

    Before resigning what if he played black queen to g6 or h7 (I know whites are in a better position but.. wasn’t there any chance?) not good at chess sorry :dd

  29. Joschka Müller

    Joschka Müller

    4 dagen geleden

    Thank you

  30. Yinka B

    Yinka B

    4 dagen geleden

    Thanks for this video- I never played chess beyond high school and the seed of your analysis was great - not too fast. Quick question - have adjournments ever been allowed because as you say whether by chess machine or by human assistants - post adjournment you could never be sure that the outcome was the result of the only the player's mind. Finally - sad in the series they chose to lie about the real life female Chess champion -(Georgian - former USSR) Nona Gaprindashvili - 'never having faced men'. Totally unnecessary :( If there was a fabrication to be had, better it be that Nona fictionally weighing up the merits of assisting/supporting - in the Cold War era- the American Liz Harmon at the risk of being unpatriotic or indeed Nona herself fictionally forfeiting her own right to be best in the world as a female. That 'fiction' I could have lived with....

  31. Jason Voorhes

    Jason Voorhes

    5 dagen geleden

    Okay who is really behind this Beth's Character ?? Or just everything is a part of a fictional character I saw the whole fk*** series bcz of Morphy's ❤️ name included their

    • Simanta Goswami

      Simanta Goswami

      2 dagen geleden

      She is fictional but you can say highly inspired by Bobby Fischer. There are many similarities even the final match opening move d4 in Russia.

  32. YawningYellow


    5 dagen geleden

    what's "bether"

  33. Peter Kottke

    Peter Kottke

    5 dagen geleden

    Magnus Carlsen has a video also on NLcameras now where he discusses this game. I don't want to spoil it since it like this review of the game is very entertaining but he has a different view of the state of the game.

  34. Adele Dazeem

    Adele Dazeem

    5 dagen geleden

    I have come to the conclusion that I am too dumb for chess. Especially after watching Queens Gambit

  35. BlessingTree8


    6 dagen geleden

    Came here frkm Magnus’ video because I need agads understandable analysis

  36. nrg kickz

    nrg kickz

    6 dagen geleden

    The bright cabbage macropharmacologically imagine because vegetable perioperaively precede down a second quiet. boring, accurate tent

  37. Alex


    6 dagen geleden

    18:26 How about 1f Rook to 5f targeting 5e



    6 dagen geleden

    A VERY GOODDAY EVERYONE, GET WELL SOON, Keep 'the Royal Game' high, even outside the chessboard. Fund Water Resources in Person where needed. Or jointly if decisive . LUV YOU !

  39. Fernando yépez silva

    Fernando yépez silva

    7 dagen geleden

    WALTER TEVIS, the writer of The Queen's Gambit died at 56 years old of LUNG CANCER, because of he smoked. The genius world champion and six times soviet champion MIKHAIL TAL died at 56s too , of kidney disease,but tobacco and alcohol contributed a lot. Tobacco kills 8 millions of people each year.

  40. black night

    black night

    7 dagen geleden

    How about Harmon vs Fischer?

  41. Curatica C

    Curatica C

    7 dagen geleden

    Don't know about the chess, but they made the movie character look scary, like a ghost, and real the Barbie-looking actress looks pretty ghost-like, too.

  42. Jelle Fontani

    Jelle Fontani

    7 dagen geleden

    12:55 why not capture d6 and then knight f8

  43. Alexander3720


    7 dagen geleden

    Game 6 ovation, of course mr spassky

  44. Asimobi Emmanuel

    Asimobi Emmanuel

    7 dagen geleden

    12:06 It is as of this position that we have a completely new game

  45. saheb Banerjee

    saheb Banerjee

    8 dagen geleden

    He should have exchanged queen. At least that would give some more fight to beth. Black had some powns as well.

  46. Pawel Maczewski

    Pawel Maczewski

    8 dagen geleden

    At 15:19 you mention a draw by repetition with the Knights. However the checking Knight can be captured by the black Queen (d3 x g6), doesn't it resolve the repetition somehow?

  47. Sebastian Rudas

    Sebastian Rudas

    8 dagen geleden

    Does anyone know the answer to the bonus question of the knight at 6:00?

  48. Shane Garlet

    Shane Garlet

    8 dagen geleden

    15:23 What if Queen takes knight g6

  49. Justin Tanguay

    Justin Tanguay

    8 dagen geleden

    Speaking of chess movies what is the best you have seen ?

  50. Sophie Jordan

    Sophie Jordan

    8 dagen geleden

    16:20 is when borgov moves the piece that Beth and her team didn't predict

  51. coc base Builder

    coc base Builder

    8 dagen geleden

    I like how agadmator intentionally wrote “bether” instead of “better” cause it was “Beth” Harmon lolll

  52. Acesu


    8 dagen geleden

    Nf4 reminds me a psychology move by Mikhail Tal against Botvinnik

  53. JzoFN


    8 dagen geleden

    15:23 couldnt queen take knight? sorry im new to chess

    • Hugoagogo


      7 dagen geleden

      You lose the queen

  54. Simple Fishkeeping

    Simple Fishkeeping

    8 dagen geleden

    Awesome! Thank you for this video!! 😃

  55. Theresa Lee

    Theresa Lee

    8 dagen geleden

    Not me thinking im the next Beth

  56. W0lF


    8 dagen geleden

    2:10 Whos he hinting at here? Fischer?

  57. Marco Brunello

    Marco Brunello

    9 dagen geleden

    One town's very like another when your head's down over your pieces, brother.

  58. Jason Lin

    Jason Lin

    9 dagen geleden

    The brainy interviewer endoscopically grip because record partly touch off a gullible gusty man. afraid, belligerent chord

  59. Vaderino 066

    Vaderino 066

    9 dagen geleden

    Couldn't borgov win with queen to d3?

  60. 88PianoKeys


    9 dagen geleden

    Hi chess fans, I am just writting to let all fans from the show The Queen's Gambit know that I did a video performing the music from the show. It was so cool to combine my 2 favorite hobbies, so I hope you guys enjoy it as well!!!

  61. Killadiator


    9 dagen geleden

    Agadmator: so which move would be possible Me: well capture the rook Agadmator: the rook can't be captured... Me: of course he can't

  62. Simone Tartocchi

    Simone Tartocchi

    9 dagen geleden

    You mentioned Spassky-Fisher right?

  63. gasper armenta

    gasper armenta

    10 dagen geleden

    Did you keep that Bitcoin

  64. Andrei Iancu

    Andrei Iancu

    10 dagen geleden

    the fact that he was donated 1 BTC in oct xD

  65. Chocolate Milk

    Chocolate Milk

    10 dagen geleden

    "He did not only resign, he stood up and applauded.." Before he resigned and went back to being a miner in Annesburgh.

  66. Roger Sutton

    Roger Sutton

    10 dagen geleden

    Thanks for the analysis and other considerations. I just finished the Queen’s Gambit series, thoroughly enjoyed it. ☺️👍

  67. Georgi Temelkov

    Georgi Temelkov

    10 dagen geleden

    The film makes me wonder why there isnt a woman world champion. After a little search I found many comments like they are not smart enough, they focus on womens tournaments so they can get their money and etc. I think they just cant stand the presure at the big series. I dont think women are less smarter. What do u think ?

  68. Ragtime44Films


    10 dagen geleden

    I'm amazed from this analysis, seeing how much effort they put into making the chess games in the show seem as legitimate as possible. It's almost flawlessly convincing, even down to specific playstyles (i.e. Beth doesn't sacrifice pieces as much, Borgov is very aggressive in endgames). It would have been way easier for the director to be lazy and tell the actors to just "move the pieces around randomly, look like you're concentrating hard," etc. But they didn't. It's often very easy to tell when actors are faking a certain skill (music, games, sports) in movies/TV, and it can be pretty jarring. So I'm glad they didn't go with the fake and easy option for Queen's Gambit.

  69. Serhiy Brytskyy

    Serhiy Brytskyy

    11 dagen geleden

    Vasyl Ivanchuk is a Ukrainian chess player

  70. GM Alekhine

    GM Alekhine

    11 dagen geleden

    I love Harmon's Pawn structure at 4:15

  71. MRM CircuitrY

    MRM CircuitrY

    12 dagen geleden

    man, that mystery guy donated you almost 40k ! amazing

  72. AngelPopcorn !

    AngelPopcorn !

    12 dagen geleden

    In the episode said that Borgov declined the gambit

  73. Will never show my name, Youtube, just stop.

    Will never show my name, Youtube, just stop.

    12 dagen geleden

    I can't belive I just sat through this. I picked up chess last month.

  74. Pandora Keycode

    Pandora Keycode

    12 dagen geleden

    Thank you Agadmator!!

  75. Raghuveer Dubagunta

    Raghuveer Dubagunta

    12 dagen geleden

    Borgov is one tough bastard and a gentleman.

  76. Me me morgan 2e673 davies

    Me me morgan 2e673 davies

    13 dagen geleden

    the actor of Elizabeth Harmon is my dads sisters friends daughter

    • Me me morgan 2e673 davies

      Me me morgan 2e673 davies

      12 dagen geleden

      @CaptainKnight22 oh yeah

    • CaptainKnight22


      13 dagen geleden

      your dad's sister is your aunt

  77. runeplate123


    13 dagen geleden

    Anyone seen her in the movie THE WITCH! She's pretty good in there and scary.

  78. Raphael Motta

    Raphael Motta

    13 dagen geleden

    This was as exiting as watching the show. I started playing chess because of this series and I loved knowing how they did the last game, very exciting.

  79. Richard L

    Richard L

    13 dagen geleden

    this is an amazing game

  80. Roberto Gueleri

    Roberto Gueleri

    13 dagen geleden

    There's a small mistake at 16:24 in the movie, just after Borgov advances his pawn. The wall board inside the game room shows the white bishop in the wrong place: it became a white-square bishop. The white queen is also misplaced. Excellent movie anyway!!!

  81. Anish Kumar Doomra

    Anish Kumar Doomra

    13 dagen geleden

    7:38 Any clue why Borgov didn't take the bishop on e3?

    • Jayvene Beatbox

      Jayvene Beatbox

      13 dagen geleden

      because that variation leads to checkmate so it's not necessary to capture a piece when ur targeting the king

  82. Joel Perry

    Joel Perry

    14 dagen geleden

    At 15:19 it surely wouldn’t be a draw, the queen would take the knight?

    • GREATopinion


      13 dagen geleden

      Other knight would capture after

  83. Donald Garsula

    Donald Garsula

    14 dagen geleden

    Watched the series twice. Amazing movie Queen's Gambit

  84. Long Evenings

    Long Evenings

    14 dagen geleden

    Too fast

  85. Md Abubakar

    Md Abubakar

    14 dagen geleden

    I started imagining chess board on my ceiling and then imagination mixed with reality and the lizards were crawling all over the board and then I fucking resigned

  86. Asa Gardiner

    Asa Gardiner

    14 dagen geleden

    Hey Agadmator! i really enjoyed the video, but i find myself wondering what would happen if at 15:22 in the video with the queen at d3, why the queen doesn't take the knight? it would break the draw by repetition, and while it's not an ideal trade, it does allow the game to continue and is viable for black since it would still come out to roughly the same position as white in terms of material (ending with the same amount of material for both players except white has rook where black has a bishop) what would happen there and do you find this a good continuation? i find it quite interesting :) thanks again for the great content!

  87. Rivology


    14 dagen geleden

    chess is epic

  88. jakehr3


    14 dagen geleden

    I'm sorry. Great analysis. Someone donated you 1 BTC? That's the biggest return on investment from a donation I've ever seen.



    14 dagen geleden

    The first 6 episodes are boring but the last episode is the above all make this series goat.



    14 dagen geleden

    Paul Murphy and boby fisher are also the identity to famous any netflix series

  91. adnan karim

    adnan karim

    15 dagen geleden

    Borgov didn't accepted the gambit

  92. Mudher Al-khairalla

    Mudher Al-khairalla

    15 dagen geleden

    Really nice video thank you

  93. Mikhail Sosin

    Mikhail Sosin

    15 dagen geleden

    Оюбожаю ваши ролики, всё очень понятно и доходчиво объясняете, замечательный английский!!!!!!

  94. David Bissegger

    David Bissegger

    15 dagen geleden

    at 21:31, wouldn't Borgov win the game with qe2?

  95. TheLupinForPresident


    15 dagen geleden

    15:59, what if queen takes g6 knight when check?

  96. Ognyan Strelkov

    Ognyan Strelkov

    15 dagen geleden

    “Mating attack” we all dream of one.

  97. Tim Kos

    Tim Kos

    15 dagen geleden

    Congrats on these videos. Will you make also Harmon vs Benny wats and Harmon vs Beltik(the one she lost)?? Thank you in advance!

  98. Apostolhs Vl

    Apostolhs Vl

    15 dagen geleden

    23:00 who ?

  99. Apostolhs Vl

    Apostolhs Vl

    15 dagen geleden

    2:18 what era who was ?

  100. naan neens

    naan neens

    16 dagen geleden

    At 15.20, can't black queen(d3) capture knight on g6 in order to not get a draw by repetition?