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

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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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  1. BREAKocean
    5 саат мурун

    Anand one was too easy, he should have done fischer vs reshevsky and asked the same question

  2. The Chess Giant
    The Chess Giant
    5 саат мурун

    Absolutely astonishing!

  3. Roy M
    Roy M
    5 саат мурун

    In one of the tournaments he had a bad loss, they asked him which move went wrong he said "I don't remember".

  4. arash eslamkhah
    arash eslamkhah
    7 саат мурун

    holy fucking shit !!!! 😐

  5. S S
    S S
    8 саат мурун

    I really don't understand how anyone can have that kind of memory.

  6. Mathis J
    Mathis J
    9 саат мурун

    This is definatley one of the coolest things about Magnus. I love it. His ability to remember chess stuff. I'm not sure, but I don't think it goes for anything. It's not like he remebers all things this easy. I might be wrong though... I think his father touched this subject in an interview..

  7. mrgyani
    9 саат мурун

    Is he human? How is this possible?

  8. David Goldstein
    David Goldstein
    9 саат мурун

    That was iMPRESSIVE!!

  9. El Eco del Tren
    El Eco del Tren
    11 саат мурун

    0:57 LOL (subtitulos en español)

  10. AnthonyGL
    12 саат мурун a major part of chess just memorizing?

  11. George Sanos
    George Sanos
    16 саат мурун

    Absolute sickness.

  12. Trevor Evans-Young Jr.
    Trevor Evans-Young Jr.
    17 саат мурун

    What is amazing is how few people in the world realize how amazing this is. I would have liked to see some 1888 game or something but still, really amazing. I am a musician and have realized that a chess memory and a music memory must be the same part of the brain. If you name something I can start singing it, if you play it I can name it. It's just in there without thinking, I can see it on his face. Still amazing, 4 moves, cmon!

  13. mark peters
    mark peters
    Күн мурун

    His apponant hasnt made the move !!!!! Magnus already premoved.

  14. Avicenna10
    Күн мурун

    I’ve read that Fischer was the same way. Scary stuff.

  15. yasio bolo
    yasio bolo
    Күн мурун

    moves a pawn and a knight Magnus: “it’s gonna be Anand” 😭

  16. Pat Just Pat
    Pat Just Pat
    Күн мурун

    how is e4 e5 ke3 ke6 in any way enough to single out a game?

  17. Charles Esquilla
    Charles Esquilla
    Күн мурун

    Bruh I can't even remember what I did yesterday

  18. PhilomathBret
    Күн мурун

    How did he know it was Zapata-Anand when all that was played was the first 2 moves of the Petroff?

  19. Roman Vaisberg
    Roman Vaisberg
    Күн мурун

    Kasparov never played for Azerbaijan contrary to what the flag in the video suggests. Also in 1987 there was no Azerbaijan as a country to play for

  20. krix pop
    krix pop
    Күн мурун

    Magnus deserves his name: he is indeed Magnus !

  21. Ayoub
    Күн мурун

    I don't think he has a great memory in life, the great memory is probably related to chess position

  22. Udara Jayawardena
    Udara Jayawardena
    Күн мурун

    well, I think magnus probably have around 200 IQ. no wonder he is the Mozart of chess ♥

  23. John Cee
    John Cee
    Күн мурун

    Ok Magzy...time for the Carolina Reaper challenge! LET'S SEE IT!!!

  24. JCriss
    Күн мурун

    Fascinating. Music was annoying though.

  25. Hendarin Riandi
    Hendarin Riandi
    Күн мурун

    Wow ...... unbelievable ... Magnus so precise in memorizing so many details, .... no wonder he is a world champion, he maybe the GOAT in chess, with that very strong mind, how can he possibly be beaten? even remember the side story like Ian nepomniachi facing Indonesian player which he still remember the name, in youth tournament

  26. he tries his best
    he tries his best
    Күн мурун

    I forgot why this video was on my tab

  27. dcQ23
    Күн мурун

    Magnus? more like Chadnus.

  28. Pflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor Bosten
    Pflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor Bosten
    Күн мурун


  29. x. Kadavreski
    x. Kadavreski
    Күн мурун

    This is so funny when he's confused about the harry potter game. He was prolly searching deep down in his memory. Nice trick.

  30. bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui
    Күн мурун

    He'll still forget an anniversary with his future wife and be in trouble like all of us =)

  31. Sean Singh
    Sean Singh
    Күн мурун

    In fairness, he was being shown very iconic positions in all of those games. I'm a 42yo sub-1900 and even I recognised Chucky's missed mate in 1 and the KK87 position which were the only ones from games that I'd seen. I remember watching the Chucky one on a VHS video with the guys from the my university's chess club in the 90s, it is one of the biggest howlers in chess history, and the KK87 one was a game that basically changed the course of world championship history. I'd be surprised if anyone rated over 2700 couldn't get those. The Harry Potter one was genuinely very impressive though.

  32. Golden Child
    Golden Child
    Күн мурун

    This proves my theory that chess is mostly memory, I always feel bad when I play moves based on memory and win games instead of thinking of what should be the best move. I was thinking that the best chess players must do the same but with much better memory. I guess this is why they study games but it really shouldn't be this way, it used to not be but I guess with recordings and notes of old games it's much easier to remember moves then it is to think about moves. This is what makes Magnus the best in blitz as he uses his memory advantage but in classical the matches are much closer as you have more time to remember what the moves should be or to think what the right move should be.

    1. bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui
      Күн мурун

      Magnus Carlsen was sent from the future to kill Jon Connor but decided to pick up chess instead.

  33. daniel german
    daniel german
    Күн мурун

    Is Magnus Carlsen using Mindpalace or Journeymethod or is his brain just that crazy good ?

  34. iodedonpepto
    2 күн мурун

    Imagine being this fucking smart

  35. Mike Fraser
    Mike Fraser
    2 күн мурун

    Sometimes when I take a shower, I can't remember if I shampooed my hair yet.

  36. Arnieus
    2 күн мурун

    I can't remember my own games.

  37. Rich Waters
    Rich Waters
    2 күн мурун

    I can't even remember the first 8 moves of a game I just played an hour ago. Can someone ask Magnus for me?

  38. Samuel Pearlman
    Samuel Pearlman
    2 күн мурун

    Magnus are genius

  39. Josh Holliday
    Josh Holliday
    2 күн мурун

    I can't remember what I had for breakfast half the time...

  40. Ioanpaul Pop
    Ioanpaul Pop
    2 күн мурун

    Bravo ba!!!!!!

  41. bragee
    2 күн мурун

    You cannot either define this thing as "memory". This is something beyond

  42. sehhi vooty
    sehhi vooty
    2 күн мурун

    This guy deserves his title.

  43. Roger U.
    Roger U.
    2 күн мурун

    0:39 "This is the 24. (!) game from Sevilla, obviously. Yeah! Not one of the games... the 24. Hilarious.

  44. Nils Petras
    Nils Petras
    2 күн мурун

    Well if you show the best known positions in all chess history, of course he remembers... give him a random game of some grandmaster tournament 10 years ago. And yes, of course it is his job. It is like asking a sports commentator if he recognizes the most famous moments of world championship history in his sport...

    1. sehhi vooty
      sehhi vooty
      2 күн мурун

      i can't even remember my login for

  45. Afdal H.
    Afdal H.
    2 күн мурун

    I can barely remember what I ate yesterday, LOL

  46. G
    2 күн мурун

    How was he able to guess a game with 4 moves?

  47. Matete Mphanya
    Matete Mphanya
    2 күн мурун

    So Carlson is an alien. Cool

  48. Boaz Sachs
    Boaz Sachs
    2 күн мурун

    Magnus Carlsen was sent from the future to kill Jon Connor but decided to pick up chess instead.

  49. Jeff Camp
    Jeff Camp
    2 күн мурун

    This is absolutely incredible, totally blown away!!

  50. Marcello Ditta
    Marcello Ditta
    2 күн мурун

    I don't even remember how I got here

  51. Dimitrios Arvanitis
    Dimitrios Arvanitis
    2 күн мурун

    He is the kind of guy that remembers all that... but he always forget where he put the car keys...

  52. ashliski
    2 күн мурун

    And I can't even remember what I had for dinner 2 days ago

  53. TheLomotion
    2 күн мурун

    1:32 EXCUSE ME SIR

  54. Fredrich Risebrandt
    Fredrich Risebrandt
    2 күн мурун

    I just couldn't stop smiling in pure awe through the entire video, what an amazing man!

  55. The Goat
    The Goat
    2 күн мурун

    Is this fake HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

  56. Christopher Williams
    Christopher Williams
    2 күн мурун

    "This is the 24th game from Seville, obviously." Obviously.

  57. Goratch the mule
    Goratch the mule
    2 күн мурун

    Wow this guy is so good he could one day be the world champion

  58. Jiří Mohl
    Jiří Mohl
    2 күн мурун

    Find someone who looks at you like David looks at Magnus.

  59. Earth Water
    Earth Water
    2 күн мурун

    Just mad. Wow. Glory of humanity

  60. Andrew Tuma
    Andrew Tuma
    3 күн мурун

    i can't even remember my login for

  61. D M
    D M
    3 күн мурун

    That is insane.

  62. Aenima Lewis
    Aenima Lewis
    3 күн мурун

    Magnus looks at the chess board like how we recognise past famous sport matches

  63. Try Hard
    Try Hard
    3 күн мурун

    Bro how is this possible

  64. Tomás Cisneros
    Tomás Cisneros
    3 күн мурун

    There’s proof this is scripted.

  65. Michael H
    Michael H
    3 күн мурун

    OBVIOUSLY the 2nd position shown was from the 24th game of the Sevilla WC match between Kasparov and Karpov. OBVIOUSLY!

  66. modolief
    3 күн мурун

    Just ... wow.

  67. ricardo morillo
    ricardo morillo
    3 күн мурун

    where's the sherlock holmes chess game?!!!

  68. matthew baxter
    matthew baxter
    3 күн мурун

    This why I'm only rated 1400

  69. jayna reynolds
    jayna reynolds
    3 күн мурун

    It does indeed seem fantastic. However, anyone with a normal undamaged brain is capable of instant recall just as Magnus's performance here. It has to do with the connections between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. In Magnus's case, the photographic memory lies within a natural genetically enhanced frontal lobe that enables conscious direction of the vast reservoir of memory. Fact is, we all mentally absorb everything we've ever seen, heard, smelled or felt and it is duly recorded in our subconscious mind. As astonishing as this sounds, it is true. Our frontal lobes are like a valve that allows only a microscopic amount of our subconscious memory to be utilized by our conscious mind at any given moment. Think of it as a focus mechanism. And therein lies the secret of the savant mind. The simplest way to gain conscious control over the frontal lobe to enable total recall is

  70. Mugen
    3 күн мурун

    Meanwhile I forget the names of people I just met

  71. Dmitriy K
    Dmitriy K
    3 күн мурун

    3:45 Any lip readings in the comment section?

  72. Smokebonde
    3 күн мурун

    Btw, Garry Kasparov is not from Azerbaijan. He was from the Soviet Union, his mother was Armenian and his father was Jewish. He never associated himself with Azerbaijan whatsoever.

  73. Joe Smith
    Joe Smith
    3 күн мурун

    Curious, anyone know who makes that board?

  74. dcoog anml
    dcoog anml
    3 күн мурун

    moves a pawn and a knight Magnus: “it’s gonna be Anand” 😭

  75. jonavuka
    3 күн мурун

    magnus face when they show him the harry potter position LMAO

  76. Smiley Trashbag
    Smiley Trashbag
    3 күн мурун

    nice outfit! The guy in the suit looks dapper too.

  77. aodhan odonnell
    aodhan odonnell
    3 күн мурун

    You have to laugh at how ridiculously talented carlsen is

  78. Eazy C
    Eazy C
    3 күн мурун

    At first I was wondering how he knew it was Anand, but then realized there are probably very few if any other high level Petroff games.

    1. dcoog anml
      dcoog anml
      3 күн мурун

      when he argues with his wife and she brings up some things that happened in the past and Magnus opens up the bag with facts from his mind to checkmate the wife

  79. Murat Bock
    Murat Bock
    3 күн мурун

    Imagine him being a witness in court

    1. c homme
      c homme
      Күн мурун

      he must know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried

  80. Horst Borst
    Horst Borst
    3 күн мурун

    wrong flag for Kasparov at 00:30

  81. Łukasz Erber
    Łukasz Erber
    3 күн мурун

    I mean I understand that he easliy gets the positions right but the fact that he insta guessed after 2 moves is actually wow

  82. Lancelot Link
    Lancelot Link
    3 күн мурун

    I can't even remember why I'm sitting here watching this.

  83. ahpacific
    3 күн мурун

    People forget that it's much easier to remember things that you find them very interesting. However, it's amazing he remembered a Harry Potter game because, unlike the game in Queen's Gambit, it probably was not interesting...or maybe to him any chess in a film with actors is at least mildly interesting.

  84. thinkofwhy
    3 күн мурун

    It's BOTH a blessing and a curse. Never forget that.

  85. André Macedo
    André Macedo
    3 күн мурун


  86. Ayume Hirano
    Ayume Hirano
    3 күн мурун


  87. Loke Grønbech
    Loke Grønbech
    3 күн мурун

    So Crazy!!!! Love it :)

  88. gghelis
    3 күн мурун

    Well, to be fair, pretty much every top-level player will show similar results in such a test.

  89. Jason Arthur Taylor
    Jason Arthur Taylor
    3 күн мурун

    It would be a good video but you have this dumb music playing on top of Magnus. Why?!?!

  90. bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt
    3 күн мурун

    How did he Know Anand vs Zapata by just looking at the opening 😵

  91. Road Less Travelled
    Road Less Travelled
    3 күн мурун

    Magnus is the only guy to out-remember his wife during an argument.

  92. Kamen Zhelyazkov
    Kamen Zhelyazkov
    3 күн мурун

    when he argues with his wife and she brings up some things that happened in the past and Magnus opens up the bag with facts from his mind to checkmate the wife

  93. Lema
    3 күн мурун

    I really want to know what the inside of his brain looks like when he's recalling past chess games. Someone should hook his brain up to view the activity!

  94. Mehul Vermac
    Mehul Vermac
    3 күн мурун

    I also have photographic memory, but damn.

  95. SC
    3 күн мурун

    He is incredible!

  96. Duy Tran DLe
    Duy Tran DLe
    4 күн мурун

    anh này chắc là cao thủ cờ vua

  97. Hance Ibanez
    Hance Ibanez
    4 күн мурун

    No doubt, a world champion he is!

  98. jaydee514
    4 күн мурун

    unreal. i can barely remember what I hate yesterday.

  99. Billy Amurao
    Billy Amurao
    4 күн мурун

    I cant even remember whats the next move after bXc4 on Queens Gambit Accepted.

  100. Robert Beuck
    Robert Beuck
    4 күн мурун

    Only the late great Robert James Fischer could even come close to this... In my humble opinion of course