Magnus Carlsen's Mind-Blowing Memory! World Chess Champion tested

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen is put to the test by English Grandmaster David Howell! How many games can he recognise? Please note the Kasparov-Karpov game should show USSR flags for both players.
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  • Magnus is such a strange combination of both humble and arrogant all rolled into one. It’s amazing to think about how much he has done singlehandedly to grow the popularity of chess.

    Dalton HuntleyDalton HuntleyСаат мурун
  • Dropbox pays Magnus $9.99 per month for archival services.

    Mark DavisMark Davis2 саат мурун
  • Elephants make jokes about how Magnus never forgets.

    Mark DavisMark Davis2 саат мурун
  • 0:37 Magnus was like 'Dude, why is it even a question?!'

    xxMADxxSCIENTISTxxxxMADxxSCIENTISTxx3 саат мурун
  • How the hell did he get Anand vs Zapata in just two moves????

    Simo ĐurićSimo Đurić4 саат мурун
  • Magnus has some serious shit knowledge of chess games

    BanjoBanjo4 саат мурун
  • 1:57 top 3 worst chess memories --> what about top 3 worst chess960/9LX memories?

    J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. BentulanJ Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan4 саат мурун
  • 2nd test: carlsen's memory of 9LX/960/fischer random games. 3rd test: please beat wesley so even just once in next finals

    J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. BentulanJ Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan4 саат мурун
  • When Magnus was 5 years old, he knew all the worlds countries, flags, capitals, inhabitants and square meters in each country. He also memorized the same content in all of Norway's 430 counties. The man is insane....

    TheShamruTheShamru5 саат мурун
  • Oh my god

    BagofDreamsBagofDreams6 саат мурун
  • how did he not get the last one immediately? harry potter story logic: dunno, just say "magic"

    mentilly allmentilly all6 саат мурун
  • Un-frikin-real

    BirdDawgBirdDawg6 саат мурун
  • This guy deserves his title.

    Shauka HodanShauka Hodan8 саат мурун
  • Anyone know where I can buy this board?

    Bram De GreefBram De Greef8 саат мурун
  • Why the stupid string noise in this clip? Very annoying when trying to listen to what's said

    Yabba Dabba DooYabba Dabba Doo10 саат мурун
  • If this was in a movie, I would call it Hollywood B.S. But it's Carlsen, so it's 100% legit. Incredible

    rsl6767rsl676711 саат мурун
    • Small detail but when putting the players’ faces on the pieces why not put the two kings and the player on the color they played?

      Shauka HodanShauka Hodan8 саат мурун
  • Magnus has a reported IQ of 190, Einstein was estimated to be 160.

    Fouad BoulosFouad Boulos12 саат мурун
  • This game is from a random user from chess24 called n00bd3str0y4

    Carlos EspinosaCarlos Espinosa13 саат мурун
  • Just amazing. Brain full of chess

    KassperosKassperos13 саат мурун
  • Extremely accomplished is his average day...

    y1521t21b5y1521t21b513 саат мурун
  • I just want Carlsen to be as famous as Ronaldo. His talents and hardworking are extraordinary and unrivalled by any of his contemporaries. Huge respect for you 👏🙌🙏❤.

    Diwakar KoiralaDiwakar Koirala14 саат мурун
  • wait is it supposed to be Garry Kasparov who play with white and Karpov with black? they put it at the wrong side?

    Nicholastanutama TanutamaNicholastanutama Tanutama14 саат мурун
  • Magnus 3:00 processing 1 million chess games in memory database.

    David BlancoDavid Blanco14 саат мурун
  • How can one carry a complete databank inside and be also soooo nice??? I think THAT is the incredible wonder!

    Reiner WeissReiner Weiss16 саат мурун
  • I even cannot remember what I just ate this morning

    Paul ChristianPaul Christian16 саат мурун
  • This is impossible. How could he remember games based on the table positions!!! He is a genius in his area.

    Amit HattimareAmit Hattimare21 саат мурун
  • a la vergaaaaaaa

    Sergio RamosSergio Ramos21 саат мурун
  • He'll still forget an anniversary with his future wife and be in trouble like all of us =)

    Rodoval507Rodoval50722 саат мурун
  • Plot twist: he got some wrong and they edited them out

    • Heh... even if that's true, the ones they showed were impressive.

      tux1968tux196819 саат мурун
  • Small detail but when putting the players’ faces on the pieces why not put the two kings and the player on the color they played?

    yommishyommishКүн мурун
  • GOAT

    Ahmed SaadAhmed SaadКүн мурун
  • So unfair.

    psyphi407psyphi407Күн мурун
  • Amazing.

    PizzaPimp812PizzaPimp812Күн мурун
    • I mean, I can’t even remember the positions from games I’ve played...

      PizzaPimp812PizzaPimp812Күн мурун
  • impressive

    Matheus FerrariMatheus FerrariКүн мурун
  • Magnus is a type of savant I think. It's very mild, but if you observe him long enough you can tell something is a bit off. Not nearly as bad as Ivanchuk though. Imagine if he applied this unbelievable talent to something actually useful, like medical science or technology.

    Paul WestPaul WestКүн мурун
    • Whats up with ivanchuk? Why is he a bit off?

      I.B.I.B.19 саат мурун
    • He is inhuman

      doliio volaydoliio volayКүн мурун
  • One year more and we have our living god amongs us , one more year and we get whole new religion of magnus 😳

    Mit DasondiMit DasondiКүн мурун
    • He remembers chess games like footballer remember famous football goals

      doliio volaydoliio volayКүн мурун
  • Naka can’t do that

    RaymondRaymondКүн мурун
  • so he remembers a million games

    RaymondRaymondКүн мурун
  • For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30)

    Paul TomorrowPaul TomorrowКүн мурун
  • Does anyone know what set that is?

    GodOfJazzHandsGodOfJazzHandsКүн мурун
  • In Magnus' house, the lost keys forget where they are

    DadDadКүн мурун
  • Bobby Fischer was right. Chess is dominated by those with the best memory.

    Tom WallenTom WallenКүн мурун
  • No idea how this is even possible.

    Uzay AysevUzay AysevКүн мурун
  • Why is there an Azerbaijani flag next to Kasparov? 0:29

    Kürşat ŞimşekKürşat ŞimşekКүн мурун
  • Is chess making him smart or he is smart that's y he is playing chess

    Brahmacharya Art of LifeBrahmacharya Art of LifeКүн мурун
  • Carlsen never watch a movie twice, he just grabs popcorn and close his eyes

    Anders leAnders leКүн мурун
  • andrean susilodinata 🇲🇨

    Herry HouHerry HouКүн мурун
  • He never met the MIB

    TisoyDos TvTisoyDos TvКүн мурун
  • He remembers chess games like footballer remember famous football goals

    Rizki RamadhanaRizki RamadhanaКүн мурун
  • He is inhuman

    Rizki RamadhanaRizki RamadhanaКүн мурун
  • what.... the.... f**k....

    McEnroe911McEnroe911Күн мурун
  • Imagine you're a die-hard fan of Magnus and you played with him while you're performing like sh*t. He'd remember that as the worst game with the worst opponent ever.

    Osama Bin LovinOsama Bin LovinКүн мурун
  • I'm not even qualified to say that he's faking it.

    Paradox NetworksParadox NetworksКүн мурун
  • Does he remember the checkmate by JSSTyger?

    JSSTygerJSSTygerКүн мурун
  • Oh man. I couldn't even remember the position I played yesterday

    simple marry Mansimple marry ManКүн мурун
  • Simply awesome.

    Raphaël GraciaRaphaël GraciaКүн мурун
  • Nobody can convince me that they don't actually stage videos like these to make chess players look superhuman.

    Truth HearerTruth HearerКүн мурун
  • He remembers moves from the 80s I can't even remember why I entered my room 🤦‍♂️

  • who's the Indonesian player?

    fatih fauzanfatih fauzanКүн мурун
    • fm andrean susilodinata

      Kian SutoKian SutoКүн мурун
  • I read all the Harry Potter books and I never knew that they played normal chess, the only difference being that the pieces moved on their own lol

    Sakamoto SanSakamoto SanКүн мурун
  • Nice video but the last one was scripted :/

    Tech GuyTech GuyКүн мурун
  • Chess24: puts a harry potter game Magnus: I am the yeast of thoughts and mind

    SloudSloudКүн мурун
  • Me: What did I have for lunch three days ago? Magnus:

    PanchoQVPanchoQVКүн мурун
  • This is top level nerd.

    dmeddmedКүн мурун
  • recall

    doliio volaydoliio volayКүн мурун
  • At Anands petrov we all realized this is staged. Good riddance tho. It could be Petrosian, Karpov, Kramnik and whoever else adopted it. Including Petrov himself. This opening is 150 years old

    Meyim AgalotMeyim AgalotКүн мурун
  • يا ليتني ان كان حفظت سور أو سورتان

    Troy SmithTroy Smith2 күн мурун
  • God damnit 25 years paying and some times I forget in what square the king goes.

    Vicente VazquezVicente Vazquez2 күн мурун
    • Wow!

      doliio volaydoliio volayКүн мурун
  • Magnus probably watches a movie or series once and play it inside his head if he wants to rewatch it.

    v3nnmnv3nnmn2 күн мурун
    • he doesnt have a photographic memory

      InsightInsight2 күн мурун
  • This is why he’s best in the world. It’s his craft

    Daniel SmithDaniel Smith2 күн мурун
  • infinite knowledge

    Kevin LuoKevin Luo2 күн мурун
  • genius

    Remy BuitenhuisRemy Buitenhuis2 күн мурун
  • The fact that he remembered the harry potter game is just 🤯

    Z3LTIOLZ3LTIOL2 күн мурун
  • lol yeah I was about to ask about the Kasparov-Karpov flags

    msdKoyotmsdKoyot2 күн мурун
  • Actually, carlsen has always been a genius

    Precious AmaechiPrecious Amaechi2 күн мурун
    • magnus carlsen is narcissistic

      InsightInsight2 күн мурун
  • i can barely memorize my openings im gonna remeber game positioss pfff ya crazy

    christopher figueroachristopher figueroa2 күн мурун
  • I can literally not memorize two opening lines for about 4 moves. His brain is the complete Databank of a chess program!

    Der.Prinz.EisenherzDer.Prinz.Eisenherz2 күн мурун
  • Magnus literally never forgot where he came from

    All Heart FamilyAll Heart Family2 күн мурун
  • This might seem difficult for lesser players, but apart from the two final "insider games" this was really easy for me. Having studies chess for so many years, this one came in handy and really easy. I'm sorry to say, but competing at recognizing these ultra-famous games would be no real challenge for me. I guess the most active chess channel KGcoders wouldn't have any problems either recognizing these games. They might lack Carlsen's wit though ...

    Bernd GrillBernd Grill2 күн мурун
  • Amazing

    Peter BoosPeter Boos2 күн мурун
  • please use pc board too.

    kemal kuzukemal kuzu2 күн мурун
  • And then there's me who can't even member the name of the little guys in the front row.

    Luciano SturmLuciano Sturm2 күн мурун
  • Wow!

    Read BooksRead Books2 күн мурун
  • what is that chess board?

    cryptocrypto2 күн мурун
  • How's that possible has he unlocked the other side of his brain

    U Work 4 Me NowU Work 4 Me Now2 күн мурун
  • Memory? That's precognition. Even here he's 10 steps ahead.

    Sirius LeighSirius Leigh2 күн мурун
  • That he remembered a game from the harry potter movie proves that he can't help but memorize a chess game when he sees it once.

    xekindxekind2 күн мурун
    • He praised Queens Gambit for having interesting and realistic games. Said it added to his enjoyment because he could emphatize and analyze how he could've won those games himself, in contrast to most movies which just put random pieces everywhere

      katphisHkatphisH16 саат мурун
  • i wanted to see if he could guess the queens gambit

    xClassicxClassic2 күн мурун
  • Incredible

    Niall CnocNiall Cnoc2 күн мурун
  • so bad didn't guess the harry potter one right away

    Alexander KononovAlexander Kononov2 күн мурун
  • genius

    Wolfgang NeuhausWolfgang Neuhaus2 күн мурун
  • A little tip for Chess24. Don't reveal the game until the interviewee says it. This gives the viewer a moment to guess the game and engage with the content

    AJ DAJ D2 күн мурун
  • This guy stutters because he is thinking 13000000 possibilities into the future

    Deepthi M DasDeepthi M Das2 күн мурун
  • Thanos of chess Word!

    Dinamo LaurDinamo Laur2 күн мурун
  • Please lower the music string, really hard to hear what they say.

    Palle RydePalle Ryde2 күн мурун
  • meanwhile i can only remember a bong cloud opening smh

    Niño Paulo ReblandoNiño Paulo Reblando2 күн мурун
  • anyone know the music in the back?

    Μr B Regman6250Μr B Regman62502 күн мурун
  • they gave answers before video :)

    Ata kamaAta kama2 күн мурун
  • nerds

    Foqus LabFoqus Lab2 күн мурун