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Hikaru Nakamura vs Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour Finals benefiting Kiva (2020),
15.8.2020, GAME 6
Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence (C65)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bd6 6. Nbd2 Bg4 7. h3 Bh5 8. Nc4 Nd7 9. Ne3 Nf8 10. Nf5 Ne6 11. g4 Bg6 12. Be3 c5 13. c3 Qd7 14. Qc2 O-O-O 15. O-O-O f6 16. Kb1 Kb8 17. d4 cxd4 18. cxd4 exd4 19. N3xd4 Nxd4 20. Rxd4 Bxf5 21. exf5 h5 22. Rhd1 hxg4 23. hxg4 Qe7 24. Qa4 b6 25. Qc6 Be5 26. Rd7 Rxd7 27. Rxd7 Qb4 28. Bd4 Bd6 29. Qe4 Qa4
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.
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  1. Arnav Rawat

    Arnav RawatΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound is fine

  2. Michael Lovinon

    Michael LovinonΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:45 my face when somebody says anime and cartoon are the same

  3. Aso Hama

    Aso HamaΠριν 2 μήνες

    "And here we have a bit of horsing around" wow bojack horseman will be proud

  4. Catalyst Cards

    Catalyst CardsΠριν 2 μήνες

    Audio is good for me!

  5. Darkin

    DarkinΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru: Blunders Agadmator: lets just zoom in once again on the sad hikaru, rub some more salt in :D

  6. John Watson

    John WatsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Medo say hi after you give up.

  7. Jagadeesh Mallela

    Jagadeesh MallelaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The mainest of lines 🤷‍♂️ @3:14

  8. DamPedro

    DamPedroΠριν 2 μήνες

    6:58 win the game for Hikaru?

  9. Ryan Wilson

    Ryan WilsonΠριν 2 μήνες


  10. UVjoint

    UVjointΠριν 2 μήνες

    Just before this game started, after Yasser and Peter (Leko) were kinda critical of Hikaru's strategy in the stream, I was thinking, "But unlike Ding, I've never seen Hikaru make an instant-loss kinda blunder, more like inaccuracies and mistakes that add up. Not that that isn't enough for Magnus to win, but even so..." and boom, Hikaru proves me wrong. It's good to see that even players like Magnus, Hikaru, Ding, Fabi, etc. make blunders sometimes.

  11. Rioma

    RiomaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ty for petting Medo!

  12. Mujahid Alavi

    Mujahid AlaviΠριν 2 μήνες

    Please further increase sound.

  13. MoRo

    MoRoΠριν 2 μήνες

    3:42 "And here we have a bit of 'horsing' around."

  14. Fouad Mohave

    Fouad MohaveΠριν 2 μήνες

    7:12 I instantly saw Queen d2 instead of Qa4. The idea is kinda the same, I think :D

  15. Fouad Mohave

    Fouad MohaveΠριν 2 μήνες

    29. Qe4 Qd2 30. Qf3 Qxd4

  16. Taha Suterwala

    Taha SuterwalaΠριν 2 μήνες

    What if rook captures on c7

  17. panda4247

    panda4247Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru when blunders: oh my god, chat, I'm so bad at chess, so yeah... i'm so bad at chess

  18. Richard Li

    Richard LiΠριν 2 μήνες

    u should flip the camera, ur mole is too distracting cuz it sticks out of ur face. just saying

  19. David White

    David WhiteΠριν 2 μήνες

    Actually, the audio is better in this video👍

  20. Mukhtar

    MukhtarΠριν 2 μήνες

    In the position shown in 7:00, my guess was to move pawn to C5, attacking the bishop. If the bishop moves, Magnus takes the unguarded queen. If he doesn't, his bishop is taken by the pawn. Guess it wasn't as effective as the one made, but... would it have worked?

  21. ElEeEe

    ElEeEeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Love the shirt

  22. zebra3stripes

    zebra3stripesΠριν 2 μήνες

    I sat through all 100,000 "captures" but was disappointed. I really wanted to hear "captures, captures" 50,000 times.

  23. Sir Pasto Primero

    Sir Pasto PrimeroΠριν 2 μήνες

    I don't like that draw strategy, I think it's anti-sportive (like a box fighter refusing to fight)... but if it works, I don't think Nakamura cares at all about the "fighting spirit".

  24. Charlie D

    Charlie DΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound is fine volume wise, it's just very "tinny"/sounds like its being recorded by a mic in the distance.

  25. Leonardo Pozzobon

    Leonardo PozzobonΠριν 2 μήνες

    4:28 captures captures captures captures captures captures 4:50 captures captures, the capture fest continues

  26. Zarbus93

    Zarbus93Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hey Antonio, quick feedback for you: Video quality is great, sound image etc. , just one of your many subscribers that dont comment that your videos are superb, but they really are. Dont get upset by people saying its not good, 1 bad comment is versus 100 viewers that liked it but didnt comment

  27. Rohan Sharma

    Rohan SharmaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why won't Hikaru play with white pieces against Magnus?

  28. Will Jones

    Will JonesΠριν 2 μήνες

    HORSING AROUND! Ha... This guy.

  29. Shady Shaderson

    Shady ShadersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    What a disaster trying to listen to this game as I was driving. Agadmator mixes up Magnus' and Hikaru's names several times!

  30. Curious Cat

    Curious CatΠριν 2 μήνες

    We can see Medo more clearly. Who cares about the sound?

  31. Tor Ormseth

    Tor OrmsethΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator has grown so much. I remember the days when people would complain about the sound and he would fiddle with some off-screen knob

  32. rediz

    redizΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru had a problem with the camera and get tilted. Game 4 he didn't feel psychologically well to play, so he opted for a quick draw. That was what he told Levy and Anna Rudolph on twitch.

  33. justin ball

    justin ballΠριν 2 μήνες

    Interesting how for ever I've heard white has the advantage but both these 2 players cant wait to play the black pieces.

  34. Leo M

    Leo MΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why not bc3 instead of qe4?

  35. John Grey

    John GreyΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator is making too many careless mistakes in his videos lately, I wonder what's going on. He didn't used to be so unfocused.

  36. George Mantas

    George MantasΠριν 2 μήνες

    zoom in the emotions of a blunder..

  37. Nabendu Mitra

    Nabendu MitraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sounds perfectly

  38. adem s

    adem sΠριν 2 μήνες

    no sound issues for me

  39. Anurag Shah

    Anurag ShahΠριν 2 μήνες

    When will we get the ultimate match between Hikaru and Nakamura?

  40. Klas

    KlasΠριν 2 μήνες

    All of that.. for a drop of blood?

  41. Bharath Kinnal

    Bharath KinnalΠριν 2 μήνες

    3:42 Is this a crossover episode?

  42. K B

    K BΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nakamura blunder the game. Only one of two ways Magnus could get away with a lucky win. Of course the other way being Magnus paying off Nakamura


    GALANIS KOSTASΠριν 2 μήνες

    the sound is perfect.......

  44. anonygent

    anonygentΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agadmator blunders.

  45. Boris Manev

    Boris ManevΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nothing can compare with Hikaru's face after losing those memorable game vs Alireza Firouzja

  46. Kim Luxem

    Kim LuxemΠριν 2 μήνες

    the sound is not good here

  47. Ziqi Zhu

    Ziqi ZhuΠριν 2 μήνες

    Woah, that's not a capture!

  48. John James Baldridge

    John James BaldridgeΠριν 2 μήνες

    The reason your audio is terrible is that this "vacation microphone" of yours has no bass and mid-bass, so not only is your average volume low, but a big chunk of the "understandibilty" component of your audio is missing in these remote videos. Your normal videos are fine, of course. I don't know the exact frequencies, but I'm sure someone could do a proper spectral analysis to provide the details. For years I have used, and encourage everyone to purchase and use, the Breakaway Audio Enhancer (v1.40.02) by Claesson Edwards Audio. Breakaway is a multiband compressor that effectively "remasters" your audio in real time. Set Range to 100%, Power 100%, Speed to 45-ish, Bass and Bass Shape to Normal. I use the "Reference Classical" setting on my old-school Creative Labs I-TRIGUE 3200 computer speakers (sadly no longer available) and "The Regulator" on my TV's Sony SA-MT300 Sound Bar. The point is first to find the preset that sounds best with your speakers and only then mess with the Bass settings. Once dialed in, Breakaway will change your life. It is Windows only. You will never listen to music again on a non-Windows device after using this, especially if you, like me, listen to music at a low levels while working all day every day. I use the exact same settings for GRlifes videos, of which I watch at least five hours every day. Of course, the most exciting moments of my life are when I can catch your videos with zero views! Not sure what that says about me.

  49. AllCricket Fun

    AllCricket FunΠριν 2 μήνες


  50. Udhayaraj .Gnanasekaran

    Udhayaraj .GnanasekaranΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hats off to agadmator for snapping out the Hikarus reaction in 4 hrs of chess24 live stream.

  51. Udhayaraj .Gnanasekaran

    Udhayaraj .GnanasekaranΠριν 2 μήνες

    7.13 agadmators puppy found the winning move for Hikaru.

  52. LUSH

    LUSHΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound compared to your old videos is rly bad.

  53. danijel cerkic

    danijel cerkicΠριν 2 μήνες

    This public humiliation with Hikaru's close-up was brutal.

  54. Peter Volmert

    Peter VolmertΠριν 2 μήνες


  55. Krazy Lobster

    Krazy LobsterΠριν 2 μήνες

    Okay, Bois, here's the thing: one of the best chess players in the world missed a fairly simple tactic and lost the game. So don't feel bad when you do the same! Know. Your. Worth!

  56. Kameswari Muthukumar

    Kameswari MuthukumarΠριν 2 μήνες

    3:34 These moves reminded me of Fabiano vs Magnus WCC game 5 .It was really funny how the players kept manuering the knights that out of the first 20 moves 15 were knight moves

  57. Prashant Joon

    Prashant JoonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sad Hikaru LMAOOOOO

  58. AN MOL

    AN MOLΠριν 2 μήνες

    Low sound

  59. Brad

    BradΠριν 2 μήνες

    I think c5 would also win the bishop because it's pinned.

  60. Vivek Mohan

    Vivek MohanΠριν 2 μήνες

    Ha ha ha look at the face of Hikaru. 😁😂

  61. Mathias Helgesen

    Mathias HelgesenΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound is perfect

  62. Chris Durias

    Chris DuriasΠριν 2 μήνες

    I'm just here to appreciate the comment section.

  63. Debashis Dutta

    Debashis DuttaΠριν 2 μήνες

    If possible, the following game may be explained.. Rory O'Kelly vs Jonathan Speelman Middlesex (1971) · 0-1

  64. Callan Lavallee

    Callan LavalleeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Isn’t Qd2 also winning in the position where he says to pause the video?

  65. Anand Acharya

    Anand AcharyaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Nugaro can saved this game by giving his took, not understand why he resigned

  66. Rajam Shankar

    Rajam ShankarΠριν 2 μήνες

    Actually this line only threatens to win the rook but there is a better line: Rookh1* Kingc2 Qc4* Kd2 Qc1* Kd3 rookd1* ke2 rooke1* this picks up the correct me if i am wrong

  67. Rajam Shankar

    Rajam ShankarΠριν 2 μήνες

    oh thankyou so much.It was very dumb.

  68. nikopas75

    nikopas75Πριν 2 μήνες

    Nice way of thinking but white queen on e4 covers h1 so there's Qxh1 ... I think you 've missed that!

  69. Tim Graham

    Tim GrahamΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound is fine it’s just not as good quality as at your house (for obvious reasons) love the videos still 😍

  70. Mubeen Sayid Ali

    Mubeen Sayid AliΠριν 2 μήνες

    Could you do a tutorial on various chess openings and the defences available against each? I dont think a lot of us follow when you say the various openings by name (london, sicilian etc) Would be really helpful.!

  71. Serge Petiteau

    Serge PetiteauΠριν 2 μήνες

    This "Sad Hikaru" will go in the "Best moments".

  72. William Orgeness II

    William Orgeness IIΠριν 2 μήνες

    Hikaru: I would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for that pesky Qd4

  73. Mohibullah

    MohibullahΠριν 2 μήνες

    😂😂😂😂😂man that hikaru face

  74. Joel Sinaga

    Joel SinagaΠριν 2 μήνες

    See you all again when Agad reaches 1 million subs

  75. Puneeth Raj

    Puneeth RajΠριν 2 μήνες

    A truly valiant fight as expected of the top two.

  76. Thanos Dodd

    Thanos DoddΠριν 2 μήνες

    The man is making videos for us on holiday! And the sound is fine! Chill 😆

  77. Rathpanha Sarun

    Rathpanha SarunΠριν 2 μήνες

    The complaint about the sound is just a troll we make to hear you say "sorry about that"

  78. Gabriel Nordquist-Palmer

    Gabriel Nordquist-PalmerΠριν 2 μήνες

    The Mainest of Lines.

  79. Obay Ibrahim

    Obay IbrahimΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound is perfect 👌🏽 idk why they say it’s not good

  80. AK Mohammed

    AK MohammedΠριν 2 μήνες

    Can anyone explain what is the significance of playing with a particular colour , isn't the pieces are same ? What's the advantage?

  81. Rushikesh Wangde

    Rushikesh WangdeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound is perfectly fine ... But in first 2 games in your new setup were not that audible .... Thereafter it's perfectly fine , although miss your old setup

  82. The Hottest Man in the World

    The Hottest Man in the WorldΠριν 2 μήνες

    "The mainest of lines."

  83. 805atnora Fertsera

    805atnora FertseraΠριν 2 μήνες

    Cruel game

  84. Sunny Dayal

    Sunny DayalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound quality is not good in last and this video.

  85. Arnaldo Sandoval

    Arnaldo SandovalΠριν 2 μήνες

    Antonio challenged Jelena for a chess match, these are the moves 1. ♟d4 ♟d5 2. 💍c4 Capture (Jelena) 3. Antonio resign. Why did Antonio resigned? Medo reported that Antonio and Jelena went celebrating !!! Congratulations Antonio and Jelena. 🧡🧡💞

  86. Sanket Sadh

    Sanket SadhΠριν 2 μήνες

    At 1: 50 can we capture pawn like that!?

  87. Royal T

    Royal TΠριν 2 μήνες

    Magnus is great but I love all the top guys in the chess world rn. Hikaru and liren are amazing and give magnus a run every time

  88. Nanof Urbiznis

    Nanof UrbiznisΠριν 2 μήνες

    Agad having too much fun with Hikaru's face lol

  89. Steve Vacca

    Steve VaccaΠριν 2 μήνες

    My sound is good,

  90. Sasmith Suvarna

    Sasmith SuvarnaΠριν 2 μήνες

    Why was there no Friday arena

  91. Robert Mckoy

    Robert MckoyΠριν 2 μήνες

    0:48 agad is so genuine the concept of people trolling him doesn't even exist

  92. Alex Fry

    Alex FryΠριν 2 μήνες

    I quit my 9-5 with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

  93. Preetham B

    Preetham BΠριν 2 μήνες

    sound is perfect mate

  94. Kedar Bedge

    Kedar BedgeΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound is perfectly fine

  95. Hrudaya Ranjan Sahoo

    Hrudaya Ranjan SahooΠριν 2 μήνες

    Video titles should be categorized as "Agadmator's Medo" (inspired from Schrodinger's cat)

  96. Sarin Shrestha

    Sarin ShresthaΠριν 2 μήνες

    The sound problem is your "Hello Everyone" is not loud

  97. Ahrry depp

    Ahrry deppΠριν 2 μήνες

    This video was fast, i didnt like it.

  98. Jim Skea

    Jim SkeaΠριν 2 μήνες

    My interpretation of Hikaru's strategy is different. After having won the first game, he knew a sequence of draws was all he needed to take the set, so he went for the theoretical draw line in game 2. When Magnus won game 3, instead of trying to win with white, he used the same drawing line to force the set into Blitz, where he thought he'd have better chances than Magnus (after all he is rated slightly better than Magnus at Blitz). Unfortunately for him, his plan backfired. A bit cynical, perhaps, and arguably not very sporting, but when they interviewed Magnus afterwards he said that he has adopted the same drawing strategy himself when it is useful.

  99. Scrimshire63

    Scrimshire63Πριν 2 μήνες

    “Woah, that’s not a captures.” Agadmator 2020

  100. austino99

    austino99Πριν 2 μήνες

    hikarus face lmao, makes sense.

  101. austino99

    austino99Πριν 2 μήνες

    Hey agad btw and also for anyone having problems with the sound, google chrome has an extention that is a LIFESAVER for me so maybe you guys can grab it as well. It increases the volume of any tab you have open to up to 500% volume, so yea yall should get that, prob easy to find with a quick search.

  102. David Anderson

    David AndersonΠριν 2 μήνες

    agadmator: Hello, everyone! As you can see, this is a working vacation for me. Medo: I'm happy with any sofa. Just let me sleep. agadmator: Say hello to our viewers, Medo. Medo: Wha--? Huh--? Hey... I'm trying to snooze here! agadmator: Just ignore the sweat running down my face. I'm leaving the air conditioning off so everyone can hear the video. Medo: Who needs air conditioning? Just leave the toilet seat up and I'll be fine. agadmator: And it was in this position Nakamura resigned the game. Medo: And it's in THIS position I'd like to get some sleep, please. agadmator: I'd like to thank everyone for their contributions. I really do appreciate it. Medo: I'd like to thank YOU for filling my food dish. agadmator: How about a nice belly rub, Medo? Medo: If I was a cat, I'd be purring right about now.

  103. Warren Wilson

    Warren WilsonΠριν 2 μήνες

    Sound is perfectly fine for me.