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

30-Apr, 2021
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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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  • Mother:Magnus what we have for dinner? Magnus: yeah whaetever i just didnt really like the broccoli with steak and apple sauce before Mother: and when was that Magnus:November 22,1993, 19:15pm

    Croatian WayCroatian Way26 daqiqa oldin
  • scripted

    john honaijohn honai8 soat oldin
  • Meanwhile I can't remember what I had for breakfast

    Justin MillerJustin Miller14 soat oldin
  • Magnus the type of guy that never forgets what he was going to say.

    MoonLitMoonLit14 soat oldin
  • Scary

    Not3xactlyNot3xactly17 soat oldin
  • It´s actually Ron Weasley not Harry Potter playing the chess game in Harry Potter and the Philosopher stone though!

    AntonsMovementAntonsMovement19 soat oldin
  • Anand one was too easy, he should have done fischer vs reshevsky and asked the same question

    BREAKoceanBREAKoceanKun oldin
  • Absolutely astonishing!

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

    Roy MRoy MKun oldin
  • holy fucking shit !!!! 😐

    arash eslamkhaharash eslamkhahKun oldin
  • I really don't understand how anyone can have that kind of memory.

    S SS SKun oldin
  • 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..

    Mathis JMathis JKun oldin
  • Is he human? How is this possible?

    mrgyanimrgyaniKun oldin
  • That was iMPRESSIVE!!

    David GoldsteinDavid GoldsteinKun oldin
  • 0:57 LOL (subtitulos en español)

    El Eco del TrenEl Eco del TrenKun oldin
  • a major part of chess just memorizing?

    AnthonyGLAnthonyGLKun oldin
  • Absolute sickness.

    George SanosGeorge Sanos2 kun oldin
  • 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!

    Trevor Evans-Young Jr.Trevor Evans-Young Jr.2 kun oldin
  • His apponant hasnt made the move !!!!! Magnus already premoved.

    mark petersmark peters2 kun oldin
  • I’ve read that Fischer was the same way. Scary stuff.

    Avicenna10Avicenna102 kun oldin
  • moves a pawn and a knight Magnus: “it’s gonna be Anand” 😭

    yasio boloyasio bolo2 kun oldin
  • how is e4 e5 ke3 ke6 in any way enough to single out a game?

    Pat Just PatPat Just Pat2 kun oldin
  • Bruh I can't even remember what I did yesterday

    Charles EsquillaCharles Esquilla2 kun oldin
  • How did he know it was Zapata-Anand when all that was played was the first 2 moves of the Petroff?

    PhilomathBretPhilomathBret2 kun oldin
  • 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

    Roman VaisbergRoman Vaisberg2 kun oldin
  • Magnus deserves his name: he is indeed Magnus !

    krix popkrix pop2 kun oldin
  • I don't think he has a great memory in life, the great memory is probably related to chess position

    AyoubAyoub2 kun oldin
  • well, I think magnus probably have around 200 IQ. no wonder he is the Mozart of chess ♥

    Udara JayawardenaUdara Jayawardena2 kun oldin
  • Ok Magzy...time for the Carolina Reaper challenge! LET'S SEE IT!!!

    John CeeJohn Cee2 kun oldin
  • Fascinating. Music was annoying though.

    JCrissJCriss3 kun oldin
  • 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

    Hendarin RiandiHendarin Riandi3 kun oldin
  • I forgot why this video was on my tab

    he tries his besthe tries his best3 kun oldin
  • Magnus? more like Chadnus.

    dcQ23dcQ233 kun oldin
  • speechless

    Pflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor BostenPflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor Bosten3 kun oldin
  • This is so funny when he's confused about the harry potter game. He was prolly searching deep down in his memory. Nice trick.

    x. Kadavreskix. Kadavreski3 kun oldin
  • He'll still forget an anniversary with his future wife and be in trouble like all of us =)

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui3 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Sean SinghSean Singh3 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Golden ChildGolden Child3 kun oldin
    • Magnus Carlsen was sent from the future to kill Jon Connor but decided to pick up chess instead.

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui3 kun oldin
  • Is Magnus Carlsen using Mindpalace or Journeymethod or is his brain just that crazy good ?

    daniel germandaniel german3 kun oldin
  • Imagine being this fucking smart

    iodedonpeptoiodedonpepto3 kun oldin
  • Sometimes when I take a shower, I can't remember if I shampooed my hair yet.

    Mike FraserMike Fraser3 kun oldin
  • I can't remember my own games.

    ArnieusArnieus3 kun oldin
  • I can't even remember the first 8 moves of a game I just played an hour ago. Can someone ask Magnus for me?

    Rich WatersRich Waters3 kun oldin
  • Magnus are genius

    Samuel PearlmanSamuel Pearlman3 kun oldin
  • I can't remember what I had for breakfast half the time...

    Josh HollidayJosh Holliday3 kun oldin
  • Bravo ba!!!!!!

    Ioanpaul PopIoanpaul Pop3 kun oldin
  • You cannot either define this thing as "memory". This is something beyond

    brageebragee3 kun oldin
  • This guy deserves his title.

    sehhi vootysehhi vooty3 kun oldin
  • 0:39 "This is the 24. (!) game from Sevilla, obviously. Yeah! Not one of the games... the 24. Hilarious.

    Roger U.Roger U.4 kun oldin
  • 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...

    Nils PetrasNils Petras4 kun oldin
    • i can't even remember my login for

      sehhi vootysehhi vooty3 kun oldin
  • I can barely remember what I ate yesterday, LOL

    Afdal H.Afdal H.4 kun oldin
  • How was he able to guess a game with 4 moves?

    GG4 kun oldin
  • So Carlson is an alien. Cool

    Matete MphanyaMatete Mphanya4 kun oldin
  • Magnus Carlsen was sent from the future to kill Jon Connor but decided to pick up chess instead.

    Boaz SachsBoaz Sachs4 kun oldin
  • This is absolutely incredible, totally blown away!!

    Jeff CampJeff Camp4 kun oldin
  • I don't even remember how I got here

    Marcello DittaMarcello Ditta4 kun oldin
  • He is the kind of guy that remembers all that... but he always forget where he put the car keys...

    Dimitrios ArvanitisDimitrios Arvanitis4 kun oldin
  • And I can't even remember what I had for dinner 2 days ago

    ashliskiashliski4 kun oldin
  • 1:32 EXCUSE ME SIR

    TheLomotionTheLomotion4 kun oldin
  • I just couldn't stop smiling in pure awe through the entire video, what an amazing man!

    Fredrich RisebrandtFredrich Risebrandt4 kun oldin
  • Is this fake HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

    The GoatThe Goat4 kun oldin
  • "This is the 24th game from Seville, obviously." Obviously.

    Christopher WilliamsChristopher Williams4 kun oldin
  • Wow this guy is so good he could one day be the world champion

    Goratch the muleGoratch the mule4 kun oldin
  • Find someone who looks at you like David looks at Magnus.

    Jiří MohlJiří Mohl4 kun oldin
  • Just mad. Wow. Glory of humanity

    Earth WaterEarth Water4 kun oldin
  • i can't even remember my login for

    Andrew TumaAndrew Tuma4 kun oldin
  • That is insane.

    D MD M4 kun oldin
  • Magnus looks at the chess board like how we recognise past famous sport matches

    Aenima LewisAenima Lewis4 kun oldin
  • Bro how is this possible

    Try HardTry Hard4 kun oldin
  • There’s proof this is scripted.

    Tomás CisnerosTomás Cisneros4 kun oldin
  • OBVIOUSLY the 2nd position shown was from the 24th game of the Sevilla WC match between Kasparov and Karpov. OBVIOUSLY!

    Michael HMichael H4 kun oldin
  • Just ... wow.

    modoliefmodolief4 kun oldin
  • where's the sherlock holmes chess game?!!!

    ricardo morilloricardo morillo4 kun oldin
  • This why I'm only rated 1400

    matthew baxtermatthew baxter4 kun oldin
  • 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

    jayna reynoldsjayna reynolds4 kun oldin
  • Meanwhile I forget the names of people I just met

    MugenMugen4 kun oldin
  • 3:45 Any lip readings in the comment section?

    Dmitriy KDmitriy K4 kun oldin
  • 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.

    SmokebondeSmokebonde4 kun oldin
  • Curious, anyone know who makes that board?

    Joe SmithJoe Smith4 kun oldin
  • moves a pawn and a knight Magnus: “it’s gonna be Anand” 😭

    dcoog anmldcoog anml4 kun oldin
  • magnus face when they show him the harry potter position LMAO

    jonavukajonavuka4 kun oldin
  • nice outfit! The guy in the suit looks dapper too.

    Smiley TrashbagSmiley Trashbag4 kun oldin
  • You have to laugh at how ridiculously talented carlsen is

    aodhan odonnellaodhan odonnell4 kun oldin
  • 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.

    Eazy CEazy C4 kun oldin
    • 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

      dcoog anmldcoog anml4 kun oldin
  • Imagine him being a witness in court

    Murat BockMurat Bock4 kun oldin
    • he must know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried

      c hommec homme2 kun oldin
  • wrong flag for Kasparov at 00:30

    Horst BorstHorst Borst4 kun oldin
  • I mean I understand that he easliy gets the positions right but the fact that he insta guessed after 2 moves is actually wow

    Łukasz ErberŁukasz Erber5 kun oldin
  • I can't even remember why I'm sitting here watching this.

    Lancelot LinkLancelot Link5 kun oldin
    • loool

      Let's Grow PodcastLet's Grow Podcast10 soat oldin
  • 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.

    ahpacificahpacific5 kun oldin
  • It's BOTH a blessing and a curse. Never forget that.

    thinkofwhythinkofwhy5 kun oldin
  • ??????????

    André MacedoAndré Macedo5 kun oldin

    Ayume HiranoAyume Hirano5 kun oldin
  • So Crazy!!!! Love it :)

    Loke GrønbechLoke Grønbech5 kun oldin
  • Well, to be fair, pretty much every top-level player will show similar results in such a test.

    gghelisgghelis5 kun oldin
  • It would be a good video but you have this dumb music playing on top of Magnus. Why?!?!

    Jason Arthur TaylorJason Arthur Taylor5 kun oldin
  • How did he Know Anand vs Zapata by just looking at the opening 😵

    bouytt guytbouytt guyt5 kun oldin
  • Magnus is the only guy to out-remember his wife during an argument.

    Road Less TravelledRoad Less Travelled5 kun oldin
  • 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

    Kamen ZhelyazkovKamen Zhelyazkov5 kun oldin
  • 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!

    LemaLema5 kun oldin
  • I also have photographic memory, but damn.

    Mehul VermacMehul Vermac5 kun oldin