Now That's a... || Dubov vs Nakamura || Magnus Carlsen Grand Final (2020)

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Daniil Dubov vs Hikaru Nakamura
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva (2020),
9.8.2020, GAME 1
Nimzo-Indian, three knights variation (E21)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. Rc1 h6 7. Bh4 cxd4 8. Nxd4 d5 9. cxd5 g5 10. Bg3 Nxd5 11. e3 Qa5 12. Bd3 Rd8 13. O-O Nxc3 14. Qh5 Bf8 15. Rxc3 e5 16. Bc4 Qc7 17. Bxe5
The chess24 Legends of Chess is the 4th stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour and features Magnus Carlsen and his predecessors as World Champion Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. It consists of two stages, a 10-player preliminary, where each player plays each other once, followed by a knockout among the top 4. Prelim ties are played as 4-game rapid matches, while knockout ties are the best of 3 such matches. The prize fund is $150,000, with $45,000 for first place, while the winner also qualifies for the $300,000 Grand Final.
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves with a 10-second increment from move 1. The winner of a preliminary tie decided in rapid games gets 3 points. If the score is 2:2 an Armageddon game is played, where White has 5 minutes to Black's 4 but a draw counts as a win for Black. A winner in Armageddon gets 2 match points, while the loser gets 1. The knockout format is the same except before Armageddon there are two 5+3 blitz games. No draw offers are allowed before move 40. Official website:
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  1. Dhanar Putra

    Dhanar PutraΠριν μήνα

    When you're just too strong, You make a self-titled tournament. Pretty much similar to what *_PEGASUS_* (Yu-Gi-Oh) has done.

  2. EnNarr91

    EnNarr91Πριν 2 μήνες

    Beautiful play by Dubov. While Nakamura was bringing empty threats, Dubov built up a merciless attack. When I spotted the final blow Bxe5, I couldn't help but grin at how powerless black pieces are.

  3. Nick Watson

    Nick WatsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    For the first time ever, I actually found Bxe5 without needing to pause the video!

  4. Krishnan Narayanan

    Krishnan NarayananΠριν 2 μήνες

    please load other games in this series between dubov and nakamura. except this all other games are betn, magnus and liren

  5. Thot Patrol

    Thot PatrolΠριν 2 μήνες

    Never thought someone would crush Hikaru like that

  6. Shawn Roberts

    Shawn RobertsΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:20 there is not a threat of fxg6....if black blocks with the bishop, the f-pawn is still pinned.

  7. Paul renne

    Paul renneΠριν 2 μήνες

    my blooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD floooooooow haaarshly

  8. Luka Doncic

    Luka DoncicΠριν 2 μήνες

    Omg how is this dude 24? I just looked him up i thought he was a 16 year old prodigy from the picture

  9. Libelldrian

    LibelldrianΠριν 2 μήνες

    g5 is such a shitty move.

  10. Taylor adams

    Taylor adamsΠριν 2 μήνες

    I feel like I learn a lot when I watch your videos, but when I play a game later I don’t remember shit. 🤷🏻‍♂️

  11. tom1326

    tom1326Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hello my friend, I played chess quite regularly gets to 2600 EL oh rated computer back in the mid 90s but it took your channel to get me actually back in chess at age 60 so I can’t thank you enough and keep up the great work as you’re the best commentator out there right now and believe me I’ve done a test drive on most of the other ones. God bless and stay saf Tom

  12. joejitsu034

    joejitsu034Πριν 2 μήνες

    Never heard of this kid but he took out Nakamura. Nice. I look forward seeing him again 👍

  13. Ashutosh Jadhav

    Ashutosh JadhavΠριν 2 μήνες

    "lastly but not leastly" - antonio, 2020 7:32

  14. Ricardo Neves

    Ricardo NevesΠριν 2 μήνες

    Brilliant match

  15. Ulugbek Khasanov

    Ulugbek KhasanovΠριν 2 μήνες

    300,000 money what!!!!

  16. Ton Blackshaw

    Ton BlackshawΠριν 2 μήνες

    I’m sure this was an easy one, but for the first time ever I found the move !!! Feeling pretty chuffed for my 1300 self 😄

  17. Azaan Kaleem

    Azaan KaleemΠριν 2 μήνες

    I am starting to love chess once again ❤

  18. samuel gebru

    samuel gebruΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow beating Nakamura in his won territory (King's Indian) like that ...what an insult 😂

  19. J M

    J MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad taght me: -Black or white can be: Better ABSOLUTLY better or CRUSHING!

  20. Ggtthi Ffzj

    Ggtthi FfzjΠριν 2 μήνες

    The wooden shield is just too strong...

  21. Mahipal Negi

    Mahipal NegiΠριν 2 μήνες

    Great game ... Thanks

  22. rex

    rexΠριν 2 μήνες

    #analyze abhish Mathew vs vishy Anand

  23. Luwedgie

    LuwedgieΠριν 2 μήνες

    What if the prize money is actually Magnus' money..........making him work to keep most of it lol

  24. Ais mz

    Ais mzΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:54 and now of course you dont capture the queen Me: dammit.

  25. Im gay since Im responding to your comment, but

    Im gay since Im responding to your comment, butΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov makes me gay, i need to kiss his cute lips, what a cute face (if i were extra gay I would talk about his jawline and eyes but that is just no bueyno) He’s like a genius anime villain or some shit or some vile villain bad guy boy from a movie

  26. Mr T Mapogo

    Mr T MapogoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakaru Hikamura

  27. Friedrich Wilhelm

    Friedrich WilhelmΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 1-0 Tal vs Jack Miller, 1988 1-0

  28. RealityCheck - Quran

    RealityCheck - QuranΠριν 2 μήνες

    Yeah but if Hikaru or Nakamura played against Cagnus Marlsen they would have drew

  29. krazyk2182

    krazyk2182Πριν 2 μήνες

    This was high level stuff.

  30. Daine Derecho

    Daine DerechoΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:28 e3 by Dubouov

  31. SuperAWaC

    SuperAWaCΠριν 2 μήνες

    ah, i love watching nakamura lose

  32. Ichiro Fakename

    Ichiro FakenameΠριν 2 μήνες

    thanks for dubov/nakamura

  33. JOOT X

    JOOT XΠριν 2 μήνες

    taking down Nakamura like he's nothing lol. what a beast, this kid

  34. Nguyên Bằng Lưu

    Nguyên Bằng LưuΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov and Ivanchuk are my favourite modern chess players. I really wanna see a game between them.

  35. Iago Soares

    Iago SoaresΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:29 By Duuubov

  36. Pablo Riquelme

    Pablo RiquelmeΠριν 2 μήνες

    I really enjoy seeing Naka loosing

  37. Charles Jordan Aslarona

    Charles Jordan AslaronaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Is Dubov the new greatest fear of Nakamura?

  38. Kyle Heaser

    Kyle HeaserΠριν 2 μήνες

    How would Alphazero or stockfish have played black after the 10th move?

  39. halneufmille

    halneufmilleΠριν 2 μήνες

    Where was the Morphy head?

  40. I Solomon

    I SolomonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov pic makes him look like a serial killer and he plays like one too

  41. FATT35T

    FATT35TΠριν 2 μήνες

    That little voice crack of him saying 'Dubov' at 2:28 is hilarious.

  42. Conan Dombroski

    Conan DombroskiΠριν 2 μήνες

    "A lot of possibilities are possible." - Agadmator, 2020.

  43. grannywalter

    grannywalterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Damn, Naka just absolutely embarrassed in this game

  44. V Subramanian

    V SubramanianΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubev is too good for Nakamura, psychologically Nakamura is scared of losing to Dubev and you will see in future too how consistently Dubev is able to win against him. Mark my words.

  45. John Bergenstein

    John BergensteinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow this aged like milk

  46. grannywalter

    grannywalterΠριν 2 μήνες

    @1:48 why exactly can't black recapture?

  47. Deridivis Star

    Deridivis StarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov deserves a Barnes head for this game.

  48. Amish Khurana

    Amish KhuranaΠριν 2 μήνες

    wtf no notification man


    MICHAEL DELGADOΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:42 what if he Hikaru sacrificed his bishop to deflect the queen?

  50. 3DHDcat

    3DHDcatΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nepo dubov old Ding Prabbumagshulu best players to watch. Caruana giri boring players

  51. Selected

    SelectedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hope evryone is having a nice day im just here to enjoy the show

  52. batistalift

    batistaliftΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakamura: wE bOtH pLaYeD tErrIbLe

  53. Darth KEK

    Darth KEKΠριν 2 μήνες

    As of move 10 we have a completely new game. And it is of move 17 the game was won. Chess is so stupidly insanely complex.

  54. Vivek Kumar

    Vivek KumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    #suggestion# you should describe the tournament and its stages first... By a daigram or something... It would be good... And interesting to follow then... Nice game... Enjoyed😎

  55. Xwhiteme Rs

    Xwhiteme RsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why would you show this game? It's a "new game" when Nakamura plays 10. Nxd5 becus Hikaru said himself shortly after the match that he "fell asleep, and of course wanted to capture with the queen"

  56. Vartik Singla

    Vartik SinglaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Most of the tournaments these days are just a story of How Magnus winss..

  57. timothy evans

    timothy evansΠριν 2 μήνες

    That was wild...…...

  58. 9_E_D_59_Preet unadkat

    9_E_D_59_Preet unadkatΠριν 2 μήνες

    i dont understand why cant queen capture on a2 from 3:42 to 5:57

  59. RGGn DFW

    RGGn DFWΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus had to lose AN event just to make it eventFULL.

  60. aimanseymos

    aimanseymosΠριν 2 μήνες

    I've watched this match Live, and at this moment I really felt that this match is worth to be listed as 1 of the "Bishop from Hell" game.

  61. Raghav Dhabe

    Raghav DhabeΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 7:50 why kd7, why not ke7?

  62. mahsum akaslan

    mahsum akaslanΠριν 2 μήνες

    İ dont understand why if you already follow and know the game yet request it :/

  63. The Azrael

    The AzraelΠριν 2 μήνες

    Couldn't all the complications from 2:00 to 4:50 be avoided if Nakamura hadn't played g5 at 2:00

  64. Daniel Meek

    Daniel MeekΠριν 2 μήνες

    Who won the overall match?

  65. AexoTheBlade

    AexoTheBladeΠριν 2 μήνες

    A forced resign? Thought it only happen to me lol

  66. Oğuzhan Canpolat

    Oğuzhan CanpolatΠριν 2 μήνες

    Regarding some of your latest video titles. I can't say that I enjoy you dividing the sentence and moving second half of it to the thumbnail. I like the idea behind this but it feels impractical as a viewer who likes reading titles. I don't know how others feel about it but I don't like seeing half of the title is missing after clicking one of your videos and going back to see what was it. It's even worse in mobile as there is some kind of auto-highlighter or something that removes thumbnail when I'm scrolling. I know there are solutions to this such as not being an idiot and reading everything before clicking the video and stuff, but what I'm thinking is. Should there be a need to find solutions for just reading the title? Other than that great work! Enjoy your videos more than ever. Just wanted to share my experience with this naming trend.

  67. Kevin Nick

    Kevin NickΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Lastly but not leastly" Haha

  68. Topclass-A

    Topclass-AΠριν 2 μήνες

    The game is too short for it was in this positionerino agadmatorino to come and analyse the timeframe :(

  69. fray3dendsofsanity

    fray3dendsofsanityΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov is the most underrated player in chess. I honestly think he may become number 2 behind Magnus if he keeps this up. He’s just so good at finding positional gaps and doesn’t lose his cool when an opponent pressures him, just like Magnus he has absolutely no fear

  70. Rold Susej

    Rold SusejΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:28 E3 by dubOV 4:16 agh bishop captures

  71. Fatafat Comedy

    Fatafat ComedyΠριν 2 μήνες


  72. Vídeos de ecologia

    Vídeos de ecologiaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Man... Dubov is a "sick" strong player ...

  73. it was in this positionerino agadmatorino

    it was in this positionerino agadmatorinoΠριν 2 μήνες

    0:00 Hello everyone 0:02 0:14 8:37 Grand Final 0:48 Format 1:06 Without further ado 1:32 Striking in the centre 1:50 All standard Nimzo stuff 2:04 Very interesting moment 2:20 Completely new game 2:31 Perfectly normal developing move, or is it? 3:04 Bust open the position 3:55 Captures captures 6:09 Completely lost 6:13 Give you a couple of seconds 6:24 Enjoy the show 6:43 It was in this position 6:48 Nothing more to be done 7:36 Lastly but not leastly 8:15 So yeah

  74. Saaniya Deora

    Saaniya DeoraΠριν 2 μήνες

    @it was in this positionerino agadmatorino No comments and only 8 likes


    RITAM RAYΠριν 2 μήνες

    I just love your backbencher.


    HARRY BALLSΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nak never wins on Antonio's channel

  77. Jassimsaeed21

    Jassimsaeed21Πριν 2 μήνες

    I found bishop takes on E3, but didn’t know how to continue the attack to force a win. Why was i relieved when nakamura resigned 😂😂

  78. 100 Abos ohne Video

    100 Abos ohne VideoΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru and Nakamura drew their game

  79. Salazar Slytherin

    Salazar SlytherinΠριν 2 μήνες

    ' Lastly but not Leastly ' Agadmator 2020

  80. TIME X 1234

    TIME X 1234Πριν 2 μήνες

    That XQC momment when you forgot to develop the queen side for a direct attack!

  81. Royal T

    Royal TΠριν 2 μήνες

    Maybe he should stick to tik tok replays 😂 jk

  82. Subhodeep Biswas

    Subhodeep BiswasΠριν 2 μήνες

    "Help your pieces so they can help you" . . Tal: what do you mean?

  83. N20 Games

    N20 GamesΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov was super prepared and stuck to his plan.

  84. Kowalczyk

    KowalczykΠριν 2 μήνες

    This Hikaru is an awful person, I hope he loses all games.

  85. Matthew Erickson

    Matthew EricksonΠριν 2 μήνες

    I swear, just about every game he uploads has a point in the first 20 moves where the game has either never been reached or never reached again.

  86. Chris I

    Chris IΠριν 2 μήνες

    Wow, Dubov made a spectacle out of Hikaru in this game.

  87. Fred'Tech Malesela

    Fred'Tech MaleselaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Dubov is very creative

  88. Orlando Finley

    Orlando FinleyΠριν 2 μήνες

    WOW $300,000

  89. Remnant The First

    Remnant The FirstΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru didn't develop his queenside pieces and messed up his kingside pawn structure, it's like he's playing against a 1200 and tries to show off. Unfortunately, he played against a grandmaster

  90. Evan White

    Evan WhiteΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Remnant The First my point was that he wasn't trying to show off. He knew the position, but just had a momentary blip and made a mistake

  91. Remnant The First

    Remnant The FirstΠριν 2 μήνες

    @Evan White so if you memorise 20 moves then basic principles don't apply?

  92. Evan White

    Evan WhiteΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru went over this game and why he lost. He just completely forgot the line that was supposed to be played. He knew the position, but messed up move order. He says that his loss comes from the knight capture on d5 rather than queen capture, which would be a good position for black.

  93. mustafa said

    mustafa saidΠριν 2 μήνες

    Fanastic attack by Dubov..I like it very much to crush opponent like this

  94. Anderson Patrick

    Anderson PatrickΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ivanchukk vs Karjakin 2009 please!

  95. RPHelpingHand

    RPHelpingHandΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru Pwned! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.. so sad

  96. Pussy glue

    Pussy glueΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru should focus more on bettering himself in chess we want a win in this grand final

  97. Goose

    GooseΠριν 2 μήνες

    Very impressive win by Dubov

  98. Krazy Lobster

    Krazy LobsterΠριν 2 μήνες

    2:39 "YOUR KUNG FU IS WEAK!- Daniil Dubov, 2020

  99. Krazy Lobster

    Krazy LobsterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Day: is bad Agadmator: HELLO EVERYONE! Day: is particularly good because Dubov.

  100. Goose

    GooseΠριν 2 μήνες

    How did Ding get in? Was'nt he a bottom feeder in most of the tournaments. I know he is rated 3rd, but not in 2020.

  101. Martin Kerfoot

    Martin KerfootΠριν 2 μήνες

    Move 10. The move Hikaru admitted he'd forgotten his theory and was still half asleep! At least he woke up for the rest of the match. Though live the commentary at Chess24 during game 4 was the worst I've ever heard. One of the muppets spent so much time talking about one of the sponsers that the game ended with no one the wiser to how. Amateurish is the least of how I'd describe it.

  102. The Gorn

    The GornΠριν 2 μήνες

    I love it when either Nakamura or Hikaru cops a hiding on the board.

  103. Daniel Fladmose

    Daniel FladmoseΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why does Hikaru always play so poorly in the finals? Come on, this was obviously a terrible exposure of his king in an open position. Damn it, Hikaru, you can do better.

  104. Tom Hejda

    Tom HejdaΠριν 2 μήνες

    You missed a Morphy head here, from move 1.

  105. Qwerty BC

    Qwerty BCΠριν 2 μήνες

    1:54 can someone explain why you cannot capture there, because he specifically says "remove the defender" but the knight is pinned??