Garry Kasparov vs Hikaru Nakamura! || Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (2020)

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Garry Kasparov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Champions Showdown: Chess9LX (2020)
13.9.2020, Round 6
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Garry Kasparov is back in action tonight in the Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX, where he’ll face Magnus Carlsen in their first competitive game since 13-year-old Magnus took on the legend in Reykjavik in 2004. The 10-player round-robin also features Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Alireza Firouzja and reigning Chess960 World Champion Wesley So. Two days later the St. Louis Rapid & Blitz begins, with Nepo, Grischuk, Harikrishna and Xiong replacing Kasparov, MVL, Caruana and Svidler.
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  1. Gee purrs

    Gee purrsΠριν ημέρα

    The black knights should have little japanese katanas on them

  2. Celso ervin Luis

    Celso ervin LuisΠριν 20 ημέρες

    why the chess arrangement is wront

  3. pj2105

    pj2105Πριν μήνα

    I thought the move was Black Castle takes White Bishop on e3. Pawn takes e3. Bishop to b3 (threatening the white castle on d1). So white moves his castle from d1 to e1. Black moves Queen to c4 check. White moves bishop to c3 to block. Black Knight takes c3...and black should win from there....did I miss something the game went ahead with Black moving his bishop to g3?

  4. Abhigyan Patel

    Abhigyan PatelΠριν μήνα

    agamator's funny moments -

  5. Agent Borat

    Agent BoratΠριν μήνα

    Quadruple attack*

  6. R2 D2

    R2 D2Πριν μήνα

    schade dass die nicht normal spielen können. vlt möchte kasparov sein gesicht wahren und möchte nicht das risiko eingehen, zu verlieren? Ich meine, vlt juckt es ihn ja weniger, wenn er bei 360 schach verliert. // it's a shame that they can't play normally. maybe kasparov wants to save face and doesn't want to take the risk of losing? I mean, he probably doesn't care as much when he loses chess on 360.

  7. truth seeker

    truth seekerΠριν μήνα

    why are the bishops in the middle at the start of the game ? these are for kings and queens. does he really know about chess ?

  8. Patkall TV

    Patkall TVΠριν μήνα

    I was waiting for another Hikaru vs Nakamura showdown, but Nakamura vs Kasparov is also welcome.

  9. skillywilly187

    skillywilly187Πριν μήνα

    is old Kasp holding his own? or a rusty shell?

  10. brant nuttall

    brant nuttallΠριν μήνα

    at the end I think the Nb3 ... Qa1++ is probably why he resigned

  11. I dont wanna use my name

    I dont wanna use my nameΠριν μήνα

    kasparov should play a bond villain

  12. Richard Hasal

    Richard HasalΠριν μήνα

    Amazing that Garry can still play at that level. Hikaru plays more chess in 3 days than Garry plays all year yet competed until the end.

  13. John Simmons

    John SimmonsΠριν μήνα

    I’m surprised all these high level players even agreed to play this chess 960 with its mixed up pieces. Has the game become so routine that we need to mix up the pieces just to keep it interesting? I’d rather see a game of standard chess between these 2 than some queen in the corner variation lol

  14. Joel Louzy

    Joel LouzyΠριν μήνα

    🧠 💣

  15. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν μήνα

    Glad to see Nakamura even things up!

  16. Robert Phillips

    Robert PhillipsΠριν μήνα

    All the ridiculous comments about Nakamura, mostly by one person, are really out of line. Don't you have anything better to do? Lots of players have quirky personalities (Bobby Fischer!?), but they still played great chess. Nakamura is a creative player who has pushed Carlsen in rapid and blitz games and just demonstrated his skill at 960. Get over your petty issues and focus on the game; that's what it's all about; all the rest is really annoying "gargage.'

  17. Man ju Manl

    Man ju ManlΠριν μήνα

    You are as dear to us as a chessboard .


    JO MANGEEEΠριν μήνα

    Garry Kasparov still playing under the Russian flag!!! the cia did not give him US citizen??!!

  19. Brian Howard

    Brian HowardΠριν μήνα

    Great win by Nakamura against the Legend..



    So on this type of chess in which the pieces are random, is possible to have two bishops of the same color?

  21. XM1STERX1

    XM1STERX1Πριν μήνα

    This is fake chess

  22. Chris Norman

    Chris NormanΠριν μήνα

    Pointless nonsense.

  23. Daud Manafe & Family

    Daud Manafe & FamilyΠριν μήνα


  24. Cinephile

    CinephileΠριν μήνα

    Please explain in a video why centre and pawn structure are so important

  25. Gra ber

    Gra berΠριν μήνα

    Hey Agadmator, who would you rate the best player of all time? So i mean, which player in his prime would win a tournament against other super players in their prime? Thanks in advance for answering :))))

  26. Buster Lee

    Buster LeeΠριν μήνα


  27. Tony Love

    Tony LoveΠριν μήνα

    I felt sick watching this. It was like watching the great Ali losing to the OK Leon Spinks. Unbelievable Kasparov has an equal score with Nakamura who is half is age.

  28. anthony cox

    anthony coxΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator having intercourse-“and it was in this position that I resigned”. “Why? There was nothing more I could do here”. 😂😜

  29. WhirlWolf

    WhirlWolfΠριν μήνα

    Age won experience lost!

  30. Hemal Patel

    Hemal PatelΠριν μήνα


  31. Almir Krso

    Almir KrsoΠριν μήνα

    On the paus for the win for Nakamura you suggest BG6 but what do you say about RD3 captures the white bishop, forcing the pawn either to take and at the same time threat with BA2 or QC4?

  32. Gniewomir Ciołek

    Gniewomir CiołekΠριν μήνα

    It's weird when someone says Nakamura instead Hikaru

  33. Maroun Hannoush

    Maroun HannoushΠριν μήνα

    Why does Kasparov have a Russian flag next to his name, didn't he defect and becamean American citizen for many years?


    KUPYO CHANNELΠριν μήνα

    i only trust Nakamura, Carlsen and So, but it doesn't mean other players are not worth trusting.. maybe i'm just a fan of them all.

  35. Marek Simmons

    Marek SimmonsΠριν μήνα

    I think this is the first time I’ve known what to do in a situation where you ask

  36. Deepak S Bharadwaj

    Deepak S BharadwajΠριν μήνα

    Indian names in contribution Ja is not ya. It is in fact pronounced as Ja..

  37. Justin Bohner

    Justin BohnerΠριν μήνα

    It wasn't nice for Nak to beat up on an old man like this.

  38. Foad Gholinejad

    Foad GholinejadΠριν μήνα

    Why does Agadmator say it's game instead of game over? Am I missing something?

  39. iMarc89

    iMarc89Πριν μήνα

    I found the move! Finally.

  40. Natasha Howski

    Natasha HowskiΠριν μήνα

    6:49 was thinking RxD3cxD3,B-B3, followed up QC4 +, but looks like the king can get away to b1,a1

  41. Coup de Foudre

    Coup de FoudreΠριν μήνα

    1:44 was that a mouse-slip??????

  42. Peli Mies

    Peli MiesΠριν μήνα

    It would be nice, if the postitions in 1st and 8th row would be randomly drawn..

  43. John Kuhles

    John KuhlesΠριν μήνα

    When both sides are castled is it possible you have a position that is very close to a KNOWN position? Or is that out of the question?

  44. Shubh Tripathy

    Shubh TripathyΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov's face is looking very creepy!!

  45. Prasad Patil

    Prasad PatilΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Can you please show some games of Susan Polgar...

  46. Alex M

    Alex MΠριν μήνα

    Rumor has it that Judit Polgár's cursed spells are still active since the infamous game against Kasparov. .

  47. Jim Kalpa

    Jim KalpaΠριν μήνα

    Who taught her chess? An amazing player.

  48. Rgelz

    RgelzΠριν μήνα

    is it the queen side if the queen isnt there? 🤔


    AYUSH SHARANΠριν μήνα

    Hi, agadmator it's really a pleasure to watch your contents, your videos Play a very important role in increasing my interest in chess. I just wanted to ask that, when are you coming with sultan Khan saga. Love from India.

  50. HornetGamer

    HornetGamerΠριν μήνα

    Waste a move with Kb1? Never thought I'd hear Antonio use that phrase.

  51. m. Vardanian

    m. VardanianΠριν μήνα

    such an impressive tournament

  52. Vherden Jay Yasoña

    Vherden Jay YasoñaΠριν μήνα

    Age of Cassia😍😍😍

  53. J walking

    J walkingΠριν μήνα

    I want to watch alpha zero games agadmator 😔

  54. Tejas Doond

    Tejas DoondΠριν μήνα

    Agadmator at the end of every video - I would like to thank "hkdahsudiar", "ashrurewjfn" and "ewuiehjsdbkjbchaj" for contribution to my channel


    BIPLAB KARΠριν μήνα

    What is the rule for queenside and kingside castle in Chess 960? @agadmator....

  56. Kanakapura venkatasetty Narayan

    Kanakapura venkatasetty NarayanΠριν μήνα

    Do u also have lockdown??

  57. Davide Nalini

    Davide NaliniΠριν μήνα

    Early squad where you at

  58. Rick rick

    Rick rickΠριν μήνα

    These beginners don’t even know how to set up the pieces

  59. Nabendu Mitra

    Nabendu MitraΠριν 27 ημέρες

    Rick rick there is standard chess and chess 960

  60. Rick rick

    Rick rickΠριν 27 ημέρες

    @Nabendu Mitra It's not chess 960 it's always chess

  61. Nabendu Mitra

    Nabendu MitraΠριν 27 ημέρες

    It is chess 960

  62. Sebastian Rex

    Sebastian RexΠριν μήνα


  63. S P

    S PΠριν μήνα

    Missed saying "sorry about that"😮

  64. Andrew Gaveston

    Andrew GavestonΠριν μήνα

    I am a great fan of Antonio myself and behind each video he surely did put a bit of homework and with the speed with which he makes his videos he has to take help from chess engines. He is not supposed to mention in his videos how he has analysed the game.

  65. saikumar Khandavalli

    saikumar KhandavalliΠριν μήνα

    I think hanging rook is suitable title for this video or pin is mightier than sword

  66. R R

    R RΠριν μήνα

    Why are the pieces set differently

  67. Motivated Matthew

    Motivated MatthewΠριν μήνα

    garry vs hakuna matata

  68. Leo Saloranta

    Leo SalorantaΠριν μήνα

    #Suggestions Boris Verlinsky vs Grigory Levenfish 1924 USSR Championship.This game won the brilliancy prize and was Replayed in Issac Asimov’s 1950 novel “Pebble in the sky”

  69. zog zog

    zog zogΠριν μήνα

    auto thumbs down. Not interested in random starting position.

  70. Univ

    UnivΠριν μήνα

    Why would you thumbs down though instead of just leaving the video?

  71. cİmİcak

    cİmİcakΠριν μήνα


  72. Rajeev kumar

    Rajeev kumarΠριν μήνα

    where is your cute dog

  73. justAnonymous d

    justAnonymous dΠριν μήνα

    agad: It's a tricky move to find me: oh so it can't be the previous line agad: congratulations for paying attention to the previous line me: smh

  74. Invictus

    InvictusΠριν μήνα

    No present player will beat Kasparov in standard classical chess. This 960 thing is boring and absurd to say the least.

  75. Anturangga Tantra

    Anturangga TantraΠριν μήνα

    What's a Fall Guy streamer doing in Agadmator video?


    FAISAL SHAFEIΠριν μήνα

    Its weird they don’t allow move take backs there has to be an international master at least as an arbiter to see if the move too stupid for the take back to be legit and maybe a time frame of 2 seconds to request a take back with only three times in a championship to ask for it max one per game sounds like harsh but fair rules

  77. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion agadmator, please consider doing a guitar introduction for some of your videos (when you think it appropriate). You don't have to sing -- in fact, depending on your voice, it might be better to keep it instrumental only, heh heh.

  78. Obra Ata

    Obra AtaΠριν μήνα

    please post how Firouzja bets weslo here

  79. Taylor W.

    Taylor W.Πριν μήνα

    Surprised Pikachu face has nothing on Surprised Nakamura face

  80. Warawut Jiam

    Warawut JiamΠριν μήνα

    Where’s Hikaru vs Carlson

  81. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν μήνα

    Naka calls them juicers. I like to think of them as butt plugs

  82. Praise Shishi

    Praise ShishiΠριν μήνα

    Finally a Hikaru game...what took you so long🙌

  83. TOMMY Jenkins

    TOMMY JenkinsΠριν μήνα

    Mouse slips are not fair. There should be a "Mulligan" button with a 2 second timer to engage and 3 seconds to execute. Limited to moves with the same piece in the same direction that the piece was going. Time still would count against the user.

  84. Antonio Mendez

    Antonio MendezΠριν μήνα

    Chess 960 is trash. Whoever started this should be burned alive.

  85. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    I enjoy Kasparov games, win or lose, I see great chess from true master .

  86. Egan Rabiee

    Egan RabieeΠριν μήνα

    wtf is this chess? The pieces are starting in the wrong place!

  87. Flávio Giannini

    Flávio GianniniΠριν μήνα

    I always root for Kasparov

  88. doctorbea

    doctorbeaΠριν μήνα

    Alright Naka! USA, USA, USA!

  89. Matthew Salzman

    Matthew SalzmanΠριν μήνα

    This is the first time I noticed a guitar in the back ground. I hope we can talk you into playing for us to start a video.

  90. Tolius 999

    Tolius 999Πριν μήνα

    He resigned because of knight to b3

  91. wakefieldyorkshire

    wakefieldyorkshireΠριν μήνα

    The mouse slips on previous games really need to be sorted out. They are spoiling too many games ,the problem is what? Could both contestants agree prior to the game that if it happens a referee could jump in and put the piece back to its original position. No probably not, there I have just answered my own question.

  92. I_Love_God

    I_Love_GodΠριν μήνα

    What is Chess960? - When you say the player castled on the queen side, but in reality, the queen is on the other side of the board

  93. KujahKalade

    KujahKaladeΠριν μήνα

    What a game!

  94. kirby culp

    kirby culpΠριν μήνα

    Checkers 960... the definition of a fail...

  95. SiLly rABbiT

    SiLly rABbiTΠριν μήνα

    At 10:10 wouldn’t it just be better if Nakamura had captured e5 with his knight?

  96. Rakshith Rikki

    Rakshith RikkiΠριν μήνα

    Then Naka's rook on f4 will be under double attack thus he'll lose the exchange

  97. Safe Tex

    Safe TexΠριν μήνα

    Karparov should have played on for a couple of moves as any slip up by Hikaru would give him counterplay and black rook takes white rook is perhaps NOT the best next move for black (I think Queen to D5 is a better intermediary move) . All that to say that in rapid games, some players give up a bit too easily for my liking,

  98. mohammad amin sarabi

    mohammad amin sarabiΠριν μήνα

    Kasparov is a classical player..even in his prime he wasnt a top blitz player

  99. Will Udall

    Will UdallΠριν μήνα

    naka definitely seems to have stepped up recently. congrats!

  100. B Cool

    B CoolΠριν μήνα

    I wonder at wich point Hikaru thought “ ok I’m just gonna mark this as a win”

  101. Seek Improvement

    Seek ImprovementΠριν μήνα

    Now this is a juicer. -Hikaru Nakamura, Probably

  102. Abolfazl Shirazi

    Abolfazl ShiraziΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Agadmator, please cover the last game of Alireza vs. Wesley, in which there was a tough break for Wesley since he could have 6 points, besides Naka and Magnus. The online broadcasting show did not cover that game so we don't know what happened.

  103. samuel gebru

    samuel gebruΠριν μήνα

    Don't spoil the game by mentioning standings before you analize the game.

  104. Howard

    HowardΠριν μήνα

    he didn't

  105. RGGn DFW

    RGGn DFWΠριν μήνα

    You use to say this is a unrealistic set of engine moves, but I will show it. Now you always say it as a matter of fact that YOU found it. It's a search engine move that no human would play under time restraints. What has happened to your time/engine/overtheboard/ explanations? Tia

  106. clayclayball

    clayclayballΠριν μήνα

    Garry is still the greatest world champion in my opinion. Not to take away from current players, but he played competitively when chess wasn't who can remember the most super computer lines...

  107. Karlo Miličević

    Karlo MiličevićΠριν μήνα

    For completeness sake, could you in Chess9LX also please say on which move we have a new game? I'm interested in how many moves less it takes to reach a new game compared to regular chess.

  108. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    Are they keeping a database for Chess960? They'd have to have a sub-base for each starting arrangement of the back-row pieces.

  109. William dos Santos Nombora

    William dos Santos NomboraΠριν μήνα

    Queen's Gambit