Closer Than Close || Nakamura vs Wesley So || Speed Chess Championship Semifinals (2020)

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  1. Mr. Charles Smith

    Mr. Charles SmithΠριν 23 ημέρες

    Bro I hope you still have that BTC donation, it is worse $24K now

  2. Rhys Edmonds

    Rhys EdmondsΠριν μήνα

    Bullet games have been great!!

  3. kamal azmi

    kamal azmiΠριν μήνα

    Without chess Im living in other planet. So bored

  4. Theo K

    Theo KΠριν μήνα

    Am I the only one getting a flashing bar on the right side of the video? This has happened for the last few I've watched, but just Agad's videos.

  5. Steven wisdom

    Steven wisdomΠριν μήνα

    Mehn i dont understand chess. MVL beats the almighty magnus carlsen but loses to Nakamura.😡

  6. Dhanesh Dhingra

    Dhanesh DhingraΠριν μήνα

    A win by an unsound combination, however showy,fills me with artistic horror - Wilhelm Steinitz.

  7. Donnie Beeler

    Donnie BeelerΠριν μήνα

    Someone help me, I need to know why my man Agadmator says "Sorry about that", at the beginning of every video. Lol, without fail, he reaches down and says "Sorry about that".... Lol someone tell me

  8. António A

    António AΠριν 29 ημέρες

    It's just a joke now

  9. ElEeEe

    ElEeEeΠριν μήνα

    He is adjusting the volume of his computer, so he can hear the pieces better

  10. Li Alkalo

    Li AlkaloΠριν μήνα

    nice video, but what is it that you are sorry about at the beginning of almost every video? ^^

  11. mrpinguimninja

    mrpinguimninjaΠριν μήνα

    There was a manga about chess which seemed to give some depth and attention to the game and its story, it was called Chrome Monochrome. Sadly, it seems to have been canceled

  12. Nevin Kuser

    Nevin KuserΠριν μήνα

    Hikaru did all this while live streaming.

  13. Jake Quirit

    Jake QuiritΠριν μήνα

    Can anyone recommend me some book to read about chess?

  14. Mihai Bulugea

    Mihai BulugeaΠριν μήνα

    Pretty much infinite time on this format but then you remind us its bullet 1'+1" feelswrongman

  15. Bunab

    BunabΠριν μήνα

    Surely the Carlsen Vs MVL match up should be covered, crazy games

  16. majid jafari

    majid jafariΠριν μήνα

    I just realized agadmator looks a lot like Mr.Bean 😐

  17. Phong Nguyen

    Phong NguyenΠριν μήνα

    Nxe5 just looks like such an obvious move when doing puzzles but being able to see that Rg4 wins the bishop is what separates chess players from chess fans like me

  18. Blacktear

    BlacktearΠριν μήνα

    Congratulations, you're an excellent clicker of this video.

  19. Nicholas Fitzpatrick

    Nicholas FitzpatrickΠριν μήνα

    love your videos! I'm curious though, what are you doing when you say "Sorry bout that" and reach under the ttable. I've seenit a few times :p

  20. Moneer Kutt

    Moneer KuttΠριν μήνα

    Why do you have to say sorry about that in every video, it's irritating

  21. AP

    APΠριν μήνα

    Not uploaded a vishy anand game on his birthday?Very disappointed

  22. Mazin Muhammad Ibrahim Muhammad

    Mazin Muhammad Ibrahim MuhammadΠριν μήνα

    what's the story behind "sorry about that" ?

  23. Thomas Emmanuel

    Thomas EmmanuelΠριν μήνα

    Does agadmator intentionally create moments or distractions just to say “Sorry about that”

  24. Dashiell Starbuck

    Dashiell StarbuckΠριν μήνα

    Can someone explain why So recaptures with g pawn instead of exf4? I know it’s bullet but if white wants to queenside castle why not open the long diagonal for the queen while keeping the king safe? Sure white can then push d4 but you can answer with a6 and if the bishops get traded you have open a file. I know they’re the grandmasters and I’m not for a reason but unless I’m missing some massive threat gxf4 just looked senseless.

  25. Tom Morgan

    Tom MorganΠριν μήνα

    Here is a very unusual chess, if anyone is interested-


    MUBARAK KABIRΠριν μήνα

    After the first moves, he always touches his feet and says "sorry about that". I think he does it on purpose

  27. Bhat Muttalib

    Bhat MuttalibΠριν μήνα

    I will show u a game played in approx 2 mins in a 11 min video -agadmador 2020

  28. Rajsekhar Chetty

    Rajsekhar ChettyΠριν μήνα

    Wesley So was shot by a bullet for playing the Berlin against Hikaru Nakamura.

  29. sunflower glaxy

    sunflower glaxyΠριν μήνα

    how do you make that arrows?

  30. Mikey Lejan

    Mikey LejanΠριν μήνα

    Queen’s gambit has helped to promote chess to a larger fan base

  31. Hemant Sharma

    Hemant SharmaΠριν μήνα

    Very informative video.

  32. Mike S

    Mike SΠριν μήνα

    Great game, thank you. Hikaro is quite humble. I'm loving this series.

  33. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel SanchezΠριν μήνα

    I’m a magnus fan. Can you show how he lost to maxim

  34. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel SanchezΠριν μήνα

    I’m a magnet fan. Can you show how he lost to maxim

  35. Chris Collins

    Chris CollinsΠριν μήνα

    I’ve asked this before but in every video Agadmator within the first few moves says “sorry about that” and seems to adjust something near the floor. Does anyone know what this is for? It’s driving me nuts. 🧐

  36. Rishabh Mohnot

    Rishabh MohnotΠριν μήνα

    0:01 look at reaction xD

  37. Jesus Revolution

    Jesus RevolutionΠριν μήνα

    God bless you and Jesus Christ almighty loves you!

  38. imperfectionradiate

    imperfectionradiateΠριν μήνα

    7:27 wesley can actually play pawn to d4 (?)

  39. onvduuen2

    onvduuen2Πριν μήνα

    Who else watch Agadmator's coverage of the Speed Chess finals in 1.75x playback?

  40. Santino Espinoza

    Santino EspinozaΠριν μήνα

    Hi, I play chess everyday but uhm.. I’m a beginner (890) sometimes I play really good and sometimes its blunder city! How do I get more consistent with my moves?

  41. Sabita Pradhan

    Sabita PradhanΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Anand Vs soklov

  42. Shawn n

    Shawn nΠριν μήνα

  43. Ajay Kakade

    Ajay KakadeΠριν μήνα

    Plz add computer evaluation bar to the board.

  44. yubby97

    yubby97Πριν μήνα

    What does he apologize for every video under the table for?

  45. Wack Jells FPL

    Wack Jells FPLΠριν μήνα

    It’s taken me this long to realise ‘Sorry about that’ is just a running gag that he does every video 😂

  46. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Vera Menchik

  47. mattbandz47

    mattbandz47Πριν μήνα

    agadmator i love you and your channel but you gotta do something about your merch lmao. "chess threesome" I want to support but that is not my "taste". Regardless, I think you can improve on it some more, I'm sure im not the only one who wants to buy something but cant find something thats their style. Keep up the vids tho!

  48. Zarif Tahmid Shoeb

    Zarif Tahmid ShoebΠριν μήνα

    “ SOOOO close “ would’ve been a better title 😂

  49. T Dogg

    T DoggΠριν μήνα

    Taimanov v Najdorf. Zurich 1953. KID #suggestion

  50. Hani Ashkir

    Hani AshkirΠριν μήνα

    I love chess

  51. william goss

    william gossΠριν μήνα

    Really great game where both players looked like they were on the verge of winning... thkz

  52. Jason Krantz

    Jason KrantzΠριν μήνα

    love you

  53. Alex Tilis

    Alex TilisΠριν μήνα

    Why would you not move the rook up and take the knight? Perhaps sacrifice it

  54. dă heităr

    dă heitărΠριν μήνα


  55. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν μήνα

    Excellent game! I look forward to the manga video.

  56. Michael Schweigert

    Michael SchweigertΠριν μήνα

    Why do you always say "Sorry about that" at the start of video 🤔

  57. Emad Sawan

    Emad SawanΠριν μήνα

    Where is "sorry about that" in the first min?

  58. Nick Schmitt

    Nick SchmittΠριν μήνα

    and as of December 10 we have a completely new sorry about that

  59. StormCrow

    StormCrowΠριν μήνα

    Am confused. Why is knight-x-e5 such a big move? Can't you just go queen-f5? Then there's no rook-g4 skewer and everything looks defended. Checked the next couple of moves with an online chess engine and it didn't bring up anything immediate in like 10 moves. Hikaru is on the attack with 1 pawn up, but I would assume it could be played till a draw.

  60. ꧁The Master꧂

    ꧁The Master꧂Πριν μήνα

    Me watch agadmators video stand alone --> He is amazing .. what good video.. what analysis .. woow 😘❤️ Me watching agadmator's video after watching live matches online --> He is shitty .. what a crappy explanation, he missed this , he missed that ... I am never gonna come back to his channel again 💩 🤮

  61. Daniel Vaidescu

    Daniel VaidescuΠριν μήνα

    #sugestion Garry Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov World chess championship match and maybe some candidates tournaments


    JAI GUPTAΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion i think it's time to show a beautiful game by Bobby Fischer anytime soon.😀

  63. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν μήνα

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:21 0:50 Without further ado 1:04 Sorry about that 2:10 Monster knight 2:32 Completely new game 3:11 g captures, _g captures_ 3:39 Pawn storm 5:59 Nice prophylactic move 7:00 Give you a couple of seconds 7:09 Received an excellent message 7:22 Enjoy the show 7:58 Captures captures 8:13 11:11 So yeah 8:22 11:08 Link in the description 9:34 Standings 10:10 10:25 Chess manga 10:18 Adam Genesis OP 11:30 Morphy saga

  64. crucci

    crucciΠριν μήνα

    What does agadmator do when he reaches down and says "Sorry about that"

  65. Mr. CORONA

    Mr. CORONAΠριν μήνα

    Why British people are bad in chess ? Coz their king dies while queen survives.

  66. Ein beere

    Ein beereΠριν μήνα

    0:46 😂👌

  67. Steven Bleich

    Steven BleichΠριν μήνα

    So crazy it was nakamuras bday as well ... so many reasons why this feels like a sequel to the skilling tournament

  68. Grillvotus

    GrillvotusΠριν μήνα

    I’m trying to copy, don’t rewind back

  69. Frank Gecko

    Frank GeckoΠριν μήνα

    Perhaps a glass Chess piece Christmas Ornament is in order, this year. The Skilling Open : Prize money of US$100,000 was awarded for the tournament, of which the winner received $30,000.

  70. Mohammad

    MohammadΠριν μήνα

    Do more podcast

  71. Captains vLogs

    Captains vLogsΠριν μήνα

    I am thinking and wondering why in the beginning of all your videos do you reach down and scratch your leg and say, sorry about that. What's up with that man? Can I get an answer please :)

  72. John Kuhles

    John KuhlesΠριν μήνα

    Agadmators Theme Song:

  73. Yadu

    YaduΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Capablanca Vs Treybal the immortal suffocation game

  74. Johnna Cates

    Johnna CatesΠριν μήνα Watch YaBoixDeadlyzz with me on Twitch!

  75. What is up Y’all

    What is up Y’allΠριν μήνα

    2:00 taking the pawn with the knight also seem very tempting

  76. Hashirama Senju

    Hashirama SenjuΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion - Fischer Spassky game 1, 1992

  77. If you Get board

    If you Get boardΠριν μήνα

    why does Agadamator always say "sorry about that" when he starts commenting..1:04

  78. CuencaGuy

    CuencaGuyΠριν μήνα

    The origin of it is turning down the PC volume so as not to get an echo. I'm not sure how often it needs to be done anymore (sometimes you can hear that it does), but it's a tradition.

  79. CallMe D. rew

    CallMe D. rewΠριν μήνα

    "Sorry about that" haha... every video

  80. Roy Long

    Roy LongΠριν μήνα

    this is from the 5+1 blitz section, not bullet. (agadmator corrected this in the next video)

  81. Anton Anton

    Anton AntonΠριν μήνα

    One minute in and I'm thinking "who plays the Berlin in a bullet game?"

  82. Benjamin Carter

    Benjamin CarterΠριν μήνα

    @Anton Anton I suppose, I just noticed the name and love that ChessNetwork video.

  83. Anton Anton

    Anton AntonΠριν μήνα

    @Benjamin Carter more bad jokes?

  84. Benjamin Carter

    Benjamin CarterΠριν μήνα

    for the mathies

  85. Derek King

    Derek KingΠριν μήνα

    My problem, looking at boards like this, is where to start the analysis. Does anyone have a good idea/pattern they use? Look for threats, then look for hanging, then pins, then forks, etc?

  86. Nischal Ganatra

    Nischal GanatraΠριν μήνα

    Jai Shri Krishna 🙏

  87. cptnoremac

    cptnoremacΠριν μήνα

    Hey, remember the ancient times when humans used to be able to communicate with each other without forcing it into the format of So-and-so: abc, Me: xyz? Those were the days.

  88. Mouad Ouhajjou

    Mouad OuhajjouΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion# the match between firouzja and ivanchuk last week , great fight

  89. CharlesOffdensen

    CharlesOffdensenΠριν μήνα

    I watched the match yesterday. After Nakamura started winning the bullet games I thought it was over, but Wesley made it interesting.

  90. WoT Hog

    WoT HogΠριν μήνα

    Antonio, why is it that in EVERY video you pause, lean down and say "sorry about that." Sorry about what? What is it that you're doing down there, or that bothers you every single time you record a video? I'm so curious at this point...

  91. SD

    SDΠριν μήνα

    Scratching his leg 🦵

  92. Victor

    VictorΠριν μήνα

    1+1 = infinite time. Ok then.

  93. Oktober Ron

    Oktober RonΠριν μήνα

    It´s december 2020 and "sorry ´bout that" is still coming. I would really miss it.

  94. Samuel Caldwell

    Samuel CaldwellΠριν μήνα

    I've always wondered what exactly is "sorry about that" I think that he is lowering his volume or something

  95. CuencaGuy

    CuencaGuyΠριν μήνα

    That's the origin of it, yes...turning down the PC volume so as not to get an echo. Sometimes you can hear that it needed to be done, but it's also become a bit.

  96. Saptarshi Roy

    Saptarshi RoyΠριν μήνα

    I started playing chess about a month and a half ago after finishing my bachelors, that is when I discovered this channel. The way you describe every game, sir, makes it really easy to understand and enjoy chess, and learn a few things here and there. I am really grateful to you sir, for bringing chess to someone like me, who doesn't know anything about it

  97. Abdul Hannan

    Abdul HannanΠριν μήνα

    #suggestion Paul Keres vs. José Raúl Capablanca, AVRO Amsterdam 1938

  98. John Wamsley

    John WamsleyΠριν μήνα

    Great Caissa story.

  99. kundan kumar sah

    kundan kumar sahΠριν μήνα

    Everyone is a gangster until classical chess begins n the machines start playing (fabi, ding& magnus)😂

  100. arrowghost

    arrowghostΠριν μήνα

    Nice comic dub on the chess manga, very beautiful.


    AMRIT SINGHAΠριν μήνα

    No need to sorry about that😁

  102. Kurt Blanche

    Kurt BlancheΠριν μήνα

    Did agadmator ever mentioned what is it he grabs and asks sorry for.? I have always wondered XD.

  103. Robert Emerson

    Robert EmersonΠριν μήνα

    Love you

  104. Renato Guidi

    Renato GuidiΠριν μήνα

    Nice hair

  105. Kanav Garg Garg

    Kanav Garg GargΠριν μήνα

    rashid said that he who analyze blitz is stupid but you are analyzing a bullet game that means you are the most stupid person

  106. Michael Schwerdt

    Michael SchwerdtΠριν μήνα

    Can you do more Morphy games?

  107. Artūras Perkūnas

    Artūras PerkūnasΠριν μήνα

    This is 5+1 game, not bullet

  108. Alexis Mendoza Pinon

    Alexis Mendoza PinonΠριν μήνα

    Yes!!! I didn't give up and I found the solution, first time!!!