Blitz Chess Legend Hikaru Nakamura’s First Stream!

Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is legendary for his blitz and bullet chess binges in which he has dominated many of the world’s best chess players for a decade! Don’t miss his first ever chess stream in which he shares his thoughts as he takes on all comers on in the first episode of his new show, Nakamura’s Knockouts!

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  1. 3 hours of amazing stuff! Thanks! More of this please!

  2. I mean, the Chess was really nice and the explaination of Naka also very good, but he seems to be a bit "bored" the whole time.

    So my tip for next stream to Mr. Nakamura: Be a little bit more excited! 😉

  3. Yeah some of these games are really instructive and powerful. The first game against Bryakin_Mikhail for example is just a brutal example of how to kill your opponents development and then make their position really painful after they lose tempi early on.

  4. The lag reminds me of the beginning of computer era…

  5. Naka, please keep streaming! This is good stuff

  6. Great player, great instructions … AND without "robot-noice" in the background! ;O)

  7. I love playing chess, Nakamura is a real master, my regards to him… I hope there was a site like this when I was a child (I am 35 years old)

  8. The best blitz player in the world playing on the laggiest set up. Wtf

  9. How do people ever win slow games against guys like this jesus fucking christ he calculated stuff in like 2 seconds or less that takes me like 6-7+ seconds to figure out

  10. nakamura's commentary is priceless, i can't even keep up.

  11. Nice job on the layout (good background colors, contrast, design, etc.). Looks very professional and even good (e.g. early Microsoft was professional but not appealing in the way that Apple always has been).

  12. I get that this guy's good but why is he so damn cocky? How many times does he say "winning" in the first game?

  13. Despite the technical difficulties here, this is one of the coolest things that a chess fan could witness, by far. Imagine if streaming tech existed when Fischer or Spassky were at their peak? Is there any way to see something similar with Kasparov or any of the other top 20 players? Looking forward to it!

  14. The debut of Chess,com's terrible lag. "No its not just your PC"

  15. Dude…I'm supposed to go to bed right now..WTF

  16. 26:17. Knight g6? if take, its a forced mate in a few moves. if not take, white looks pretty good

  17. Witnessing Hikaru's reaction to the ratings of some players was hilarious

  18. BTW whats the plural of "computer mouse"? computer mice or mouses?

  19. @50.06 – "I'm not really so thrilled by any of this, but it's just chess" XD XD

  20. The games he played against Pete were hilarious

  21. Imagine if they get MAGNUS to stream this stuff. Wow. We've gotta be close to that deal. This was amazing, though. Nak comes off as more down to earth than I realized in these. Definitely a fan now.

  22. "this is not exactly how i wanted to win this" thats a great mind set you have

  23. That's what happens when you are a Super GM: you can choose to "not play boring", even against a 2583 rated player… 🙂

  24. It isn't fair. I had to learn out of a bunch of books. Thanks Hikaru.

  25. Naka rules! However, sucks ass, not just because of the constant lag, but because of the super shitty customer service! Why pay for a website that randomly bans members without explanation and doesn't give a rat's ass about anything but making money??

  26. naka is born on the same day and year as me, but it is today that he has my respect. if not for you hikaru, I would still be sad about Sagittarians.

  27. 1:34:26 Hikaru "You never know he could always take with the Queen…. and he did!" LOL!!!

  28. Why would people ask questions about the mice he use…

  29. Jeez, gave 3 piece odds to that near 1700 guy and beat him twice anyway (around the 1:35:00 mark). That rating plays so bad it makes me ashamed not to be rated 2500… I mean how can you possibly be so bad to lose twice given 3 piece odds, it's insane.

  30. Once Naka gets fully into his stride… !!!

  31. First game with some Stockfish 8 insight:

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Bd3 dxc4 6. Bxc4 b5 7. Be2 Bb7 8. Bf3 b4 9. Na4 Nbd7 10. Ne2 Bd6 11. O-O O-O 12. a3 bxa3 13. b3 Qe7 14. Ng3 Rab8 15. e4 e5 16. Nf5 Qe6 17. Nxd6 Qxd6 18. Bxa3 Qxd4 19. Qxd4 (19. Qc2! a6 (19. .. Rfd8? 20. Rfd1!) 20. Rfd1 Qa7 21. Bxf8 Nxf8) 19. .. exd4 20. Bxf8 Nxf8 21. Nc5 Ne6 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Rxa7 e5 24. Rc1 Kf8 25. g4 h6 26.
    h4 g5 27. b4 Ke8 28. Kg2 Kd8 29. hxg5 hxg5 30. Rh1 Kc7 31. Rh6 Rf8 32. Rg6 Rf7 33. Rxg5 Kb6 34. Ra5 Nd7 35. Rf5 Rg7 36. g5 c5 37. Rxc5 Nxc5 38. bxc5+ Kxc5 39. Rxe5+ Kc4 40. Rf5 Kd3 (40. .. d3!) 41. e5 Bc8 (41. .. Be4! 42. Bxe4+ (42. Rf8? Rxg5+ 43. Kf1 Rxe5) 42. .. Kxe4 43. Rf8 Rxg5+ 44. Kf1 Rxe5) 42. e6 Bxe6 43. Re5 Bc4 44. Be2+ Kc3 45. Bxc4 Kxc4 46. f4 d3 47. Kf2 Rf7
    48. f5 Kd4? (48. .. Rd7! 49. g6 d2 50. g7 Rxg7 51. Ke2 Rd7 52. Kd1) 49. g6! Rf6 50. g7 Kxe5 51. g8=Q Rxf5+ 52. Ke3 Rf6 53. Qb8+ Kf5 54. Qc8+ Kg6 55. Kxd3 Kh7 56. Ke4 Rf7 57. Qg4 Kh6 58. Qh4+ Kg6 59. Ke5 Rf5+ 60. Ke6 Rf1 61. Qe4+ Kh6 62. Qg2 Re1+ 63. Kf6 Kh5 64. Qg5#

  32. 😲 This guy playing and analyzing at the same time

  33. The second game (versus "canwedoit") was absolutely beautiful.

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