Hikaru’s Insane Blitz Speed Destroys Rare Opening

@GMHikaru played a unique opening against Chinese grandmaster Lu Shanglei at the World Blitz Championship in 2014! Join @DanielNaroditskyGM for this Blitz Commentary episode looking back at another throwback Hikaru win!

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  1. I need more danya commentary in my life


  3. How did he destroy exactly? The other opponent played like he had all day, that's the only problem.

  4. This video is kind of like horse racing mixed with chess!

  5. How do you crush an opening playing as white?

  6. Whoever had the brilliant idea of Danya covering games played in recent history featuring current legends deserves a raise . ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. It's just insane the way super gms can make "regular" gms look so weak and under control

  8. how can i watch more games with this guy commentating? this is GOLD!

  9. I bet the guy on the left loves pineapple shirts.

  10. One of the most entertaining commentators to listen to in Chess. My favourites are Danya and Yasser, but Danya is best for unmatched for blitz games.

  11. 4:52 "But Hikaru says no way Josรฉ and no way SHANGLEI" ๐Ÿฅถ

  12. At 4:12, could black play Bxc5? If white takes back with pawn, black has Qxb2?

  13. Why's his opponent's leg shaking like that? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  14. Great finish. Hikaru plays masterfully ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  15. Wow, the commentary is nearly as impressive as The Mighty Hikaru's aka Mittens play.
    Enjoyed the video, thank you.

  16. lol this was 9 years ago, hikarus only gotten faster since then

  17. can someone tell me why Queen to C8 at 7:18 is worse than Queen to A8, while it doesn't matter since he's up 1m18s on the clock and winning either way, does that not bring you to a queen and rook endgame opposed to rook and bishop?

  18. That nervous leg is so annoying.
    I canโ€™t concentrate on the board.

  19. Danya is to commentating as Hikaru is to blitz

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