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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  • Croatian Way

    Croatian Way

    8 саат мурун

    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

  • john honai

    john honai

    16 саат мурун


  • Justin Miller

    Justin Miller

    22 саат мурун

    Meanwhile I can't remember what I had for breakfast

  • MoonLit


    23 саат мурун

    Magnus the type of guy that never forgets what he was going to say.

  • Not3xactly


    Күн мурун


  • AntonsMovement


    Күн мурун

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

  • BREAKocean


    2 күн мурун

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

  • The Chess Giant

    The Chess Giant

    2 күн мурун

    Absolutely astonishing!

  • Roy M

    Roy M

    2 күн мурун

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

  • arash eslamkhah

    arash eslamkhah

    2 күн мурун

    holy fucking shit !!!! 😐

  • S S

    S S

    2 күн мурун

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

  • Mathis J

    Mathis J

    2 күн 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..

  • mrgyani


    2 күн мурун

    Is he human? How is this possible?

  • David Goldstein

    David Goldstein

    2 күн мурун

    That was iMPRESSIVE!!

  • El Eco del Tren

    El Eco del Tren

    2 күн мурун

    0:57 LOL (subtitulos en español)

  • AnthonyGL


    2 күн мурун a major part of chess just memorizing?

  • George Sanos

    George Sanos

    2 күн мурун

    Absolute sickness.

  • Trevor Evans-Young Jr.

    Trevor Evans-Young Jr.

    2 күн 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!

  • mark peters

    mark peters

    2 күн мурун

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

  • Avicenna10


    2 күн мурун

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

  • yasio bolo

    yasio bolo

    2 күн мурун

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

  • Pat Just Pat

    Pat Just Pat

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Charles Esquilla

    Charles Esquilla

    3 күн мурун

    Bruh I can't even remember what I did yesterday

  • PhilomathBret


    3 күн мурун

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

  • Roman Vaisberg

    Roman Vaisberg

    3 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

  • krix pop

    krix pop

    3 күн мурун

    Magnus deserves his name:
    he is indeed Magnus !

  • Ayoub


    3 күн мурун

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

  • Udara Jayawardena

    Udara Jayawardena

    3 күн мурун

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

  • John Cee

    John Cee

    3 күн мурун

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

  • JCriss


    3 күн мурун

    Fascinating. Music was annoying though.

  • Hendarin Riandi

    Hendarin Riandi

    3 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

  • he tries his best

    he tries his best

    3 күн мурун

    I forgot why this video was on my tab

  • dcQ23


    3 күн мурун

    Magnus? more like Chadnus.

  • Pflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor Bosten

    Pflegedienst Respekt GbR Gregor Bosten

    3 күн мурун


  • x. Kadavreski

    x. Kadavreski

    3 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.

  • bcvbb hyui

    bcvbb hyui

    3 күн мурун

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

  • Sean Singh

    Sean Singh

    3 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.

  • Golden Child

    Golden Child

    3 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.

    • bcvbb hyui

      bcvbb hyui

      3 күн мурун

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

  • daniel german

    daniel german

    3 күн мурун

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

  • iodedonpepto


    3 күн мурун

    Imagine being this fucking smart

  • Mike Fraser

    Mike Fraser

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Arnieus


    4 күн мурун

    I can't remember my own games.

  • Rich Waters

    Rich Waters

    4 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?

  • Samuel Pearlman

    Samuel Pearlman

    4 күн мурун

    Magnus are genius

  • Josh Holliday

    Josh Holliday

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Ioanpaul Pop

    Ioanpaul Pop

    4 күн мурун

    Bravo ba!!!!!!

  • bragee


    4 күн мурун

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

  • sehhi vooty

    sehhi vooty

    4 күн мурун

    This guy deserves his title.

  • Roger U.

    Roger U.

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Nils Petras

    Nils Petras

    4 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...

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

      4 күн мурун

      i can't even remember my login for

  • Afdal H.

    Afdal H.

    4 күн мурун

    I can barely remember what I ate yesterday, LOL

  • G


    4 күн мурун

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

  • Matete Mphanya

    Matete Mphanya

    4 күн мурун

    So Carlson is an alien. Cool

  • Boaz Sachs

    Boaz Sachs

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Jeff Camp

    Jeff Camp

    4 күн мурун

    This is absolutely incredible, totally blown away!!

  • Marcello Ditta

    Marcello Ditta

    4 күн мурун

    I don't even remember how I got here

  • Dimitrios Arvanitis

    Dimitrios Arvanitis

    4 күн мурун

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

  • ashliski


    4 күн мурун

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

  • TheLomotion


    4 күн мурун

    1:32 EXCUSE ME SIR

  • Fredrich Risebrandt

    Fredrich Risebrandt

    4 күн мурун

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

  • The Goat

    The Goat

    4 күн мурун

    Is this fake HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

  • Christopher Williams

    Christopher Williams

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Goratch the mule

    Goratch the mule

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Jiří Mohl

    Jiří Mohl

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Earth Water

    Earth Water

    4 күн мурун

    Just mad. Wow. Glory of humanity

  • Andrew Tuma

    Andrew Tuma

    4 күн мурун

    i can't even remember my login for

  • D M

    D M

    4 күн мурун

    That is insane.

  • Aenima Lewis

    Aenima Lewis

    4 күн мурун

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

  • Try Hard

    Try Hard

    4 күн мурун

    Bro how is this possible

  • Tomás Cisneros

    Tomás Cisneros

    4 күн мурун

    There’s proof this is scripted.

  • Michael H

    Michael H

    4 күн мурун

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

  • modolief


    4 күн мурун

    Just ... wow.

  • ricardo morillo

    ricardo morillo

    4 күн мурун

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

  • matthew baxter

    matthew baxter

    5 күн мурун

    This why I'm only rated 1400

  • jayna reynolds

    jayna reynolds

    5 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

  • Mugen


    5 күн мурун

    Meanwhile I forget the names of people I just met

  • Dmitriy K

    Dmitriy K

    5 күн мурун

    3:45 Any lip readings in the comment section?

  • Smokebonde


    5 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.

  • Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    5 күн мурун

    Curious, anyone know who makes that board?

  • dcoog anml

    dcoog anml

    5 күн мурун

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

  • jonavuka


    5 күн мурун

    magnus face when they show him the harry potter position LMAO

  • Smiley Trashbag

    Smiley Trashbag

    5 күн мурун

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

  • aodhan odonnell

    aodhan odonnell

    5 күн мурун

    You have to laugh at how ridiculously talented carlsen is

  • Eazy C

    Eazy C

    5 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.

    • dcoog anml

      dcoog anml

      5 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

  • Murat Bock

    Murat Bock

    5 күн мурун

    Imagine him being a witness in court

    • c homme

      c homme

      2 күн мурун

      he must know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried

  • Horst Borst

    Horst Borst

    5 күн мурун

    wrong flag for Kasparov at 00:30

  • Łukasz Erber

    Łukasz Erber

    5 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

  • Lancelot Link

    Lancelot Link

    5 күн мурун

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

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      Let's Grow Podcast

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  • ahpacific


    5 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.

  • thinkofwhy


    5 күн мурун

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

  • André Macedo

    André Macedo

    5 күн мурун


  • Ayume Hirano

    Ayume Hirano

    5 күн мурун


  • Loke Grønbech

    Loke Grønbech

    5 күн мурун

    So Crazy!!!! Love it :)

  • gghelis


    5 күн мурун

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

  • Jason Arthur Taylor

    Jason Arthur Taylor

    5 күн мурун

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

  • bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

    5 күн мурун

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

  • Road Less Travelled

    Road Less Travelled

    5 күн мурун

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

    • comfibold


      7 саат мурун

      Then she would checkmate him with a divorce. Game over.

  • Kamen Zhelyazkov

    Kamen Zhelyazkov

    5 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

  • Lema


    5 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!

  • Mehul Vermac

    Mehul Vermac

    5 күн мурун

    I also have photographic memory, but damn.