Bongcloud VS 2700+ GM? || Nakamura vs Xiong || Saint Louis Blitz (2020)

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Hikaru Nakamura vs Jeffery Xiong
Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz (2020)
20.9.2020, Round 18
King's pawn game (C20)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. Bf4 O-O 7. Qd2 c6 8. O-O-O b5 9. f3 b4 10. Nb1 a5 11. g4 a4 12. h4 c5 13. Nf5 Bxf5 14. gxf5 Nc6 15. h5 Nd4 16. Qg2 Kh8 17. Be3 h6 18. Bd3 Nd7 19. Rhg1 Bf6 20. f4 Re8 21. Bxd4 cxd4 22. Nd2 Nc5 23. Nc4 b3 24. Kb1 bxc2+ 25. Bxc2 Rb8 26. Bd3 Rb4 27. a3 Rb3 28. Bc2 Rb8 29. e5 dxe5 30. fxe5 Rxe5 31. Nxe5 Bxe5 32. Bd3 Bf6 33. Qc2 Qa5 34. Rg2 Nxd3 35. Qxd3 Qd5 36. Re2 Kh7 37. Qe4 Rxb2+ 38. Kxb2 d3+ 39. Kc1 Qc5+ 40. Kd2 Qc2+ 41. Ke1 Bh4+
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  1. Kareongames

    KareongamesΠριν 15 ώρες

    when you watch content bout weed and you get reccomended this.... still, when u high u dont care what you watch and everything is great content

  2. hatzikuN

    hatzikuNΠριν 5 ημέρες

    Nakamura need to do the Jerome Gambit next :)

  3. Danis Đuhera

    Danis ĐuheraΠριν 6 ημέρες

    He lost on time

  4. Maarten

    MaartenΠριν 8 ημέρες

    Good for some attention. Everybody needs likes these days. but well played. He is somehwat of an expert in this variation.

  5. PubXChess

    PubXChessΠριν 9 ημέρες

    The bongcloud is the absolute test of raw strength

  6. Heath Maines

    Heath MainesΠριν 11 ημέρες

    I am a fan of GM hikaru not so much TwitchHikaru. He’s definitely changed with his twitch fame. A little silly TBH.

  7. Alex Zubarev

    Alex ZubarevΠριν 23 ημέρες

    I think 1)e2-e4 e7-e5 2)Ke2 is actually called the Grob attack.

  8. worldwidehappiness

    worldwidehappinessΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Why resign here? Rook to G2 Check, leads to all sorts of troubles for white and easy to make a mistake.

  9. justin ball

    justin ballΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Thought the bong cloud was when the king and queen swap squares. Didn't realise just moving the king one square to e2 was the famous bong cloud. I'm not positve but I don't agree that that's the bong cloud.

  10. Asher 000

    Asher 000Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Actually Hikaru said in one of his videos that he wouldn’t have wanted Jeffrey to play the bongcloud as well because he wanted to beat Jeffrey with the bongcloud so I kinda feel like he did somewhat do it to look like the man

  11. Akhil Sadasivam

    Akhil SadasivamΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Has there been any player playing the bongcloud OTB?😅😅

  12. Selim Yıldız

    Selim YıldızΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Magnus made that too now

  13. cinegraphics

    cinegraphicsΠριν μήνα

    Another mouse slip??

  14. Move 78

    Move 78Πριν μήνα

    This looks like a blitz game

  15. Move 78

    Move 78Πριν μήνα

    Plot twist: it was a blitz game

  16. madchessLeviathan

    madchessLeviathanΠριν μήνα

    you only play an opening like that so you could say that you won with it, simply for the sake of the name.

  17. Erklärvideos Mathe

    Erklärvideos MatheΠριν μήνα

    3:41 Man, drunk bishops truly are dangerous

  18. Darlington Besa

    Darlington BesaΠριν μήνα

    I think Jeffrey was playing passively.

  19. Darlington Besa

    Darlington BesaΠριν μήνα

    When are Grandmasters starting to punish people who play this opening in such tournaments? 🤔 People need to learn why the Kings Gambit is not popular in tournaments anymore. Who ever would attempt the Bongcloud against Magnus would get good discipline!

  20. noob._. k17

    noob._. k17Πριν μήνα

    Did anyone notice the alekhine gun ?

  21. Suyash K Kishore

    Suyash K KishoreΠριν μήνα

    10:48 😂😂😂

  22. tomi neverr

    tomi neverrΠριν μήνα

    Nakamura is such a troll

  23. serenitydream303

    serenitydream303Πριν μήνα

    How about a tournament called 'Bongcloud Blitz'? You can play normal chess, but you get bonuspoints when you play and win with the bongcloud.

  24. Ansible Collection

    Ansible CollectionΠριν μήνα

    I don't fear the man who has practiced 10,000 openings. I fear the man who has practiced the bong cloud 10,000 times.

  25. Robert Quiggle IV

    Robert Quiggle IVΠριν μήνα

    10:00: Why not "... Qh3" ? White can smash through, sure, but how fast?

  26. Deepak Iyer

    Deepak IyerΠριν μήνα

    how does he say *bongcloud* without laughing?

  27. eyal karni

    eyal karniΠριν μήνα

    A rockie mistake, this queen move. Hard to understand.

  28. Paerigos

    PaerigosΠριν μήνα

    Alekhine gun...

  29. Jackson Andrews

    Jackson AndrewsΠριν μήνα

    letting hikaru take this bishop seems like a pretty damn stupid blunder for a GM

  30. Andro GAMING BOT

    Andro GAMING BOTΠριν μήνα

    Moves are different in description pls change

  31. Reylan David

    Reylan DavidΠριν μήνα

    6:20 Where it all went wrong. Let's be honest. Nakamura knows he can't catch up to Wesley and Magnus in this tournament so he wouldn't really mind playing an exhibition match against a brilliant but less seasoned blitz player. Honestly, Xiong lost his nerve here and blundered.

  32. Abhigyan Patel

    Abhigyan PatelΠριν μήνα

    agamator's funny moments -

  33. Brian O

    Brian OΠριν μήνα

    I'm still with Magnus, wasn't the bong cloud swapping your queen and king in spots. When was the bong cloud switched to e4 e2

  34. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν μήνα

    I would love working with the sudden and unexpected journey to the means for me though spring cheers and happy birthday gift to me that you are not made of wood for your kind consideration

  35. P Anerood Bhargav

    P Anerood BhargavΠριν μήνα

    do vladmir kramnik vs samay raina match

  36. Prashant Tiwari

    Prashant TiwariΠριν μήνα jisko hindi aata hai pls yeh vedio dekho chess ka

  37. Bolbit Baggins

    Bolbit BagginsΠριν μήνα

    i don't see the point of this opening, is that disrespectful?

  38. Ben Carter

    Ben CarterΠριν μήνα

    Garbage opening speedrun to 2900

  39. Kiran Singh

    Kiran SinghΠριν μήνα


  40. Invi Ctus

    Invi CtusΠριν μήνα

    hikaru moves in the next game. Е4, king e2,king d3, king c4, king b5, king a6.

  41. Pratham Gupta

    Pratham GuptaΠριν μήνα

    It is as of move 3 we have a completely new game....maybe the first time Agad has said this.xD

  42. Cooper Booper

    Cooper BooperΠριν μήνα

    RIP the shirt gambit. sacrificing shirtless-ness for rapid development didn’t work out. 😥

  43. Cheesy Chess

    Cheesy ChessΠριν μήνα

    This is what happens when you enconter a fiunny opponent at chess .com

  44. Fraggler

    FragglerΠριν μήνα

    King to f2 is for people who are pussies and afraid to block their diagonal travelers.

  45. Jackie Moon

    Jackie MoonΠριν μήνα

    Imagine losing to a guy playing a twitch meme opening called the Bong Cloud.

  46. Vito Corleone

    Vito CorleoneΠριν μήνα

    Jeffery beated himself. Sry Hik 😁

  47. Jason

    JasonΠριν μήνα


  48. Hondas are not bad, people who rice them are

    Hondas are not bad, people who rice them areΠριν μήνα

    fun drinking game: watch this video and drink every time agadmator says "king on e2", honestly makes me laugh every time (and I'm watching for the second time)

  49. lalit

    lalitΠριν μήνα

    Why is it called bongcloud

  50. lalit

    lalitΠριν μήνα

    @james yeung so hikaru is high when he plays it 😂.. I guess not applicable on Hikaru

  51. james yeung

    james yeungΠριν μήνα

    you only play it when you're high

  52. Gorsedh Gorsedh

    Gorsedh GorsedhΠριν μήνα

    Do this shit on game one of a final and win. Opponent mind completely destroyed, proceed to win all the other games

  53. Jay Roberts

    Jay RobertsΠριν μήνα

    This is some of the dumbest chess of all time. How could xiong miss such utterly easy ways to win and why would hikaru play this trash? Just lost all respect for Hikaru.

  54. Aryan Gupta

    Aryan GuptaΠριν μήνα

    Nakamura's pic in thumbnail was the funniest thing I saw 😂😂😆

  55. mastibaji

    mastibajiΠριν μήνα

    this was embarrassing to watch!

  56. scottmuck

    scottmuckΠριν μήνα

    “The Bong Cloud is on the board.” 😂😂😂

  57. HaVoCxi

    HaVoCxiΠριν μήνα

    Alekhines gun!!!

  58. Bao Electronic Board Game

    Bao Electronic Board GameΠριν μήνα

    Bao Game is more challenging than chess.

  59. kewltony

    kewltonyΠριν μήνα

    Joe Rogan Thumbnail, check it out

  60. kewltony

    kewltonyΠριν μήνα

    Chess by day, Joe Rogan Podcast by night, all day

  61. Hoàng Việt Hoàng Lê

    Hoàng Việt Hoàng LêΠριν μήνα

    actually not resign, but Hikaru won by timeout

  62. Domdon

    DomdonΠριν μήνα

    pure disrespect lol

  63. Espressiv8 Yourself

    Espressiv8 YourselfΠριν μήνα

    When Hikaru says on stream he'll play the bongos cloud after ranking it on stream and then beats a GM with it😂😂😂

  64. David DeVasto

    David DeVastoΠριν μήνα

    “The bongcloud is on the board”

  65. Matt

    MattΠριν μήνα

    Hikaru proved that you can swag on someone in chess.

  66. Florian Dutey

    Florian DuteyΠριν μήνα

    Well. he claimed that openings don't matter against GMs so better showing it no?

  67. dobletroubleify

    dobletroubleifyΠριν μήνα

    move 3 a completely new position in a GM match xD

  68. dobletroubleify

    dobletroubleifyΠριν μήνα

    It makes me so happy that you analyzed this game

  69. paula

    paulaΠριν μήνα

    LMAO the thumbnail

  70. Mr Lebowski

    Mr LebowskiΠριν μήνα

    Something for the connoisseur

  71. Thiago Zys

    Thiago ZysΠριν μήνα

    9:55 wasn't an Alekhine's cannon?

  72. Eindhov Hoven

    Eindhov HovenΠριν μήνα

    Hikaru is such a boss

  73. Anuraag Rapaka

    Anuraag RapakaΠριν μήνα

    BongCloud is actually a legendary opening! It is very rare thing that people analyze it beforehand for the game so your opponent mist find moves over the board

  74. Boris Johnson

    Boris JohnsonΠριν μήνα

    10/10 thumbnail

  75. Andy P

    Andy PΠριν μήνα

    He should do bongcloud against Magnus

  76. Marek Zawal

    Marek ZawalΠριν μήνα

    Hikaru legend.

  77. Der.Prinz.Eisenherz

    Der.Prinz.EisenherzΠριν μήνα

    If I play this opening vs. 1400, I'll lose!

  78. gokul

    gokulΠριν μήνα


  79. cashydude

    cashydudeΠριν μήνα

    The opening that Magnus describes as the “bongcloud” is actually “the Fred”

  80. vicky Ostwal

    vicky OstwalΠριν μήνα

    Tal game plss agad

  81. Bhavin vaishnav

    Bhavin vaishnavΠριν μήνα

    Why does he say sorry about that in everu video

  82. IvanIvanIvan

    IvanIvanIvanΠριν μήνα

    Interesting, Xiong does not go for the Home by Phillip Phillips defense with 1... Qxe4!! refuting the bongcloud

  83. D.C Jenton

    D.C JentonΠριν μήνα


  84. Sidhiquek Sidhique

    Sidhiquek SidhiqueΠριν μήνα

    Now it is near about the fact that "The Leader leading from the front"

  85. carlotheemo

    carlotheemoΠριν μήνα

    Bong cloud speedrun deleted scenes

  86. W.A.L.

    W.A.L.Πριν μήνα

    Develop your king early, get a better view of the board, Bong Cloud opening, absolutely genius

  87. Jefe Grande

    Jefe GrandeΠριν μήνα

    They should make alpha zero do some bong cloud openings so we can really see the theory behind this opening.

  88. India needs one Child Policy

    India needs one Child PolicyΠριν μήνα

    Just one of those days when u get the winning move right 🙂🙃🙃

  89. Anakin Skywalker

    Anakin SkywalkerΠριν μήνα

    Petition for a bongcloud only tournament with real chess GMs.

  90. R r

    R rΠριν μήνα

    If the king does not lead, how can he expect his subordinates to follow?

  91. Avita Pradhan

    Avita PradhanΠριν μήνα

    What is benifit of bong cloud?

  92. Charles Calvin

    Charles CalvinΠριν μήνα

    Finally, a real opening

  93. Jivan Scarano

    Jivan ScaranoΠριν μήνα

    2… Qh4 3.g3 Qxe4#

  94. Komstratyx Spiele

    Komstratyx SpieleΠριν μήνα

    I hope Nakamura will play a game Bollwerk 178.

  95. Neeraj412

    Neeraj412Πριν μήνα

    He wanted to show Jeffery who's the greatest yellow grand master.

  96. Jo ha

    Jo haΠριν μήνα

    what a dumb comment

  97. Khaleefa X

    Khaleefa XΠριν μήνα

    *Move 3 wasn't all that impressive - Show us the game when Agad says, it's as of move ONE, that we have a completely new game.*

  98. Asif

    AsifΠριν μήνα

    Xiong really should have won this

  99. Stephen Jenkins

    Stephen JenkinsΠριν μήνα

    never apologize for Bongcloud

  100. Sin Sinter

    Sin SinterΠριν μήνα

    reminds me of Bobby Fishcher "king walk" around his pieces at the begginig :D

  101. Dub-J Scrub-J

    Dub-J Scrub-JΠριν μήνα

    "The bongcloud is on the board." Never thought I'd hear agadmator say that.

  102. Algirdas Tiuninas

    Algirdas TiuninasΠριν μήνα

    That moment when you know a player is losing the game after Agadmator says his move was 'still perfectly fine'

  103. Radu Rosu

    Radu RosuΠριν μήνα

    What's up with that Joe Rogan tumbnail

  104. abcdefghij asilo

    abcdefghij asiloΠριν μήνα

    He resigned bcus he saw again the KING e2 move. lol

  105. abcdefghij asilo

    abcdefghij asiloΠριν μήνα

    King e2 means. Ur not fit for 2700 bro lol