Nakamura’s Knockouts: Who Can Defeat Hikaru In Blitz Chess?

GM Hikaru Nakamura takes on a horde of challengers over three hours of blitz chess. Can anyone defeat him?!

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161 Comments

  1. Thanks for streaming Naka you are the best!

  2. Nakamura, I would like to see you playing against a stofish type engine, with time control of 5+2, even 1+2

    Would be intersting to see, I know is absoluty unfair, but would be funny, at least for us. You could tray even handicap, like 5+0 without 2 pawns or something like that

  3. man, hikarus mouse skills are on a different level

  4. Can someone time stamp when he loses and cries please?

  5. "I feel like I didn't flag anyone all night". Hum hum, really ??

  6. I love watching Naka stream. I get so excited and go online to play some exciting blitz…then I lose 200 rating points

    …because my opponents have to use an engine to keep up with my new skills :p.

  7. The funny thing is that he doesn't know that on the other side there is a 13 years old kid 😀

  8. Beats chess master 20-0 to get the ball rolling

  9. He didnt lose a single game of the show. Alien chess.

  10. 2500 rating and playing that bad. I think it's owing to the fact that he is up against Naka.

  11. 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4
    C92: Ruy Lopez Opening: Morphy Defense, Flohr-Zaitsev System, 10.d4
    10… Nd7 11. Bc2 Nb6 12. Nbd2 exd4 13. cxd4 Nb4 14. Bb1 c5 15. Nf1 cxd4 16. Nxd4 Re8 17. Nf5 Nc6 18. Nxe7+ Qxe7 19. Ne3 Qf6 20. Ng4 Qe6 21. f4 f5 22. Nf2 Rad8 23. a3 Kh8 24. Kh2 Na4 25. Ba2 Qd7 26. Qh5 Rf8 27. Bb1 Rde8 28. Re3 d5 29. e5 Nc5 30. b4 Ne4 31. Nd3 Nd4 32. Nc5 Nxc5 33. bxc5 g6 34. Qh4 Ne6 35. Ba2 Kg8 36. Bd2 d4 37. Bxe6+ Rxe6 38. Ree1 Bd5 39. Qf2 d3 40. Qd4 Qc6 41. Rg1 Bc4 42. a4 Qe4 43. Qd7 Qc6 44. Qd4 Qe4 45. Qd7 Qc6 46. Qd4
    DRAW

  12. 1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7
    E97: King's Indian Defense: Orthodox, Aronin-Taimanov Defense, 8.d5 Ne7
    9. h3 Nh5 10. a4 h6 11. a5 c6 12. Re1 cxd5 13. cxd5 Nf4 14. Bf1 Nh5 15. Nd2 f5 16. b3 Nf6 17. Ba3 fxe4 18. Ndxe4 Nf5 19. Bb4 Rf7 20. Qc1 Nxe4 21. Nxe4 Bf8 22. Bc3 Nd4 23. Bxd4 exd4 24. Qd2 Bg7 25. Rac1 Bf5 26. a6 Rb8 27. Bd3 Rf8 28. axb7 Rxb7 29. Rc6 Rd7 30. Ra6 Re8 31. Re2 Kh8 32. b4 Qb8 33. Rc6 Rdd8 34. f4 Rc8 35. b5 Rcd8 36. Ng3 Rxe2 37. Qxe2 Re8 38. Qd2 Bd7 39. Bxg6 Bxc6 40. dxc6 Re3 41. Nf5 Qxb5 42. Nxe3 Qxc6 43. Qa5 Qc8 44. Nd5 d3 45. Kh2 d2 46. Qxd2 Qc5 47. Qd3 Qc8 48. Qe4 Qg8 49. Ne7 d5 50. Qe3 Qd8 51. Bf5 Bf6 52. Ng6+ Kg7 53. Qxa7+ Be7 54. Nxe7 Kf6 55. Nc6 Qd6 56. Nd4 Qxf4+ 57. Kg1 Qc1+ 58. Kf2 Qd2+ 59. Kf3 Qd1+ 60. Kg3 Qe1+ 61. Kh2 Qe5+ 62. g3 h5 63. Qb6+ Kf7 64. Qg6+ Kf8 65. Qh6+ Ke8 66. Qxh5+ Kf8 67. Qh6+ Kf7 68. Bg6+ Ke7 69. Nc6+ Ke6 70. Nxe5 Kxe5 71. Qf4+ Ke6 72. Bf7+ Kd7 73. Bxd5 Ke7 74. Qe5+ Kd7 75. h4 Kd8 76. Qd6+ Ke8 77. Qc7 Kf8 78. Qf7#
    WHITE WON

  13. Fm Gabriel cardoso de vería de aver salido a las 10 derrotas consecutivas si quería practicar salió humillado

  14. I still think that the Road Runner is faster, but not by much.

  15. Hikaru, would you rather win $20 and have Eric Hanson win $40, or lose $20 and have Eric lose $40…lol

  16. Hikaru commentary is better than professional commentators

  17. How did Magnus even get to his top score of 3200 this is so ridiculous…

  18. damn 20-0 against that FM Gabriel player. Thats how huge of a skill margin he has even against an FM?

  19. Hello master…. Have you read my message? My currently Fide rating is 140. Like what i said i find gambit openings exciting and challenging. What would you suggest since my rating is only 140. I have been learning various openings but of course it would take some time for me to get use to it. Thanks Master

  20. this viceo mae me realise, how far ahead of your oponenets you really are, rating doesnt tell the entire story, you casually say what youre going to do next,
    thats what makes it so easy to learn from, but this video further points that out

  21. get real gaming mouse from Logitech or Zowie 😀

  22. The Question should be like –
    "Would you rather lose to Eric Hansen 20-0 in front of 80000 people or marry Eric Hansen in front of 80000 people? "

  23. Hikaru's relentless hating on Eric Hansen brings a smile to my face.

  24. These shows are absolutely fantastic! Hikaru is the best super gm.

  25. 'Who Can Defeat Hikaru In Blitz Chess?'
    Not these victims, that's for sure. Play someone at your level please.

  26. Why did gabriel cardoso played that terrible opening against naka? x'D. Is it just me or people seem to panic a little bit when they see they are facing Hikaru?

  27. When will Hikaru write a complete repertoire for white and black based on the Bong Cloud ? I'd buy it straight away !

  28. Didn't Carlsen already beat him in Blitz this year?

  29. Naka's brain runs at a virtually incomprehensible speed 🙂

  30. 2,4,6,8, who do we wanna penetrate? Naka! lmfao

  31. Hey, Naka do you have a good setup for the white hippo?

  32. Cool guy this nakamura… thums up…like this knockout stuff… nice all around.

  33. Nakamura buying shampoo:

    Now, I could go for the pantene, or I could also go for the head & shoulders.. hmm.. there are so many good choices here, if I get the pantene, then my hair will smell okay, but the head and shoulders will ensure that I have nicer hair, ehh what the heck I don't have much time I just have to make a decision here.

    Later in the shower:

    Now I could put the shampoo in my hair, or I could not… I could spray it in the air and let it fall on my head.. hmm, so many good choices here… do people really like this shampoo? eh, i dont see it. It's not very good, but sometimes it works. i'll just let my shampoo decide, we'll see what it wants to do

  34. What about GM Michael Roiz?
    He has a 2900 rating on chess.com and seems to play frequently

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