Can Hikaru & Alireza Beat The Odds & Qualify To Survival Rd? Champions Chess Tour Finals 2023 Day 4

The biggest tour in chess all comes down to this. The top eight players from this year’s Champions Chess Tour have traveled to Toronto for the LIVE Finals to determine the 2023 champion! The final week of competition features chess legends Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, fan favorites Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Wesley So, as well as young superstars Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Alireza Firouzja, and Denis Lazavik!

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The Champions Chess Tour is a massive chess circuit including six events that took place throughout the year. The 2023 CCT Finals is the closing event of Chess.com’s most important event to date with the top 8 players meeting in Toronto, Canada, in a thrilling last clash for the title and their share of the overall $2,000,000 tour prize fund. Join GothamChess, Robert Hess, David Howell, Tania Sachdev and more for all the coverage!

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51 Comments

  1. More attention should have been paid to the fact that Hikaru had to win twice even though he won his first match.

  2. @GothamChess Let's go Levy, youtube represent! ahaha

  3. Ok the commentary ok be we really need to see stockfish best move would be much better xxx

  4. Next year having the survival round its own day might be nice. Perhaps even with Best of 4?

  5. Fabiano is the next world champion. You heard it here first

  6. the Cheater Hikaru finally got exposed. this event confirmed Kramnik is right

  7. Tania is kinda overdoing job. Calm dowm lady.

  8. Hikaru have speed better than Magnus and this is the Key to winning Magnus

  9. I just want to tell to everyone in the comment section of this video, that after this tournament there can't be people that still think Hikaru is cheating and what I've got to say to the ones that still think he is cheating is that….

    You're so funny for not taking into account the fact that he's literally playing against 7 of the best players in 2023. Some of which are former world champions, some of which are future world champions.

    Fun fact: Hikaru is playing against SUPER GM'S and is still playing WAY MORE ACCURATELY than he's usually playing online.

    He's not having his best tournament, but you have to take into account that he's playing against players like Alireza, Magnus and Fabi, who are literally the best of the best.

    Hikaru is still playing at a level of VERY STRONG SUPER GM. There's no universe in which winning these games would be as easy as winning 2300 OTB rated players online.

    Kramnik's calculations are biased and wrong. Kramnik was talking about Hikaru's performance rating being 3600. NEWS FLASH; chesscom ratings don't actually represent anyone's OTB rating and the chesscom players Hikaru was farming are probably like 500 ELO lower than he is OTB.

    I'm 1600 OTB myself – 2000 on chesscom and I'm sorry. If I play against a 1500-1600 rated player on chesscom or an 1100 OTB, I'm winning ATLEAST 14/15 games.

    That one loss will also probably be a dumb blunder like blundering a minor piece to a dumb tactic anyone can see. Hikaru will win even more frequently than I will because he's a GM and he will not blunder any minor pieces like I do sometimes. The difference between 500 ELO will grow exponentially. That's just the facts of the chess world.

  10. Its fine that they travelled to Toranto for finals, but how exactly playing it on board will help chess grow as an esport ! I think they should have travelled there but it should have still be on pc rather than boards. I find playing online and playing on board hugely different experience. I love playing online as thats how i learned chess while on board i make the kind of mistakes I'll never make online, so to see a huge advertiser of online chess organising their finals on board feels so weird. Makes me feel no matter how much chess grows online, in the end players will have to prove themselves on board which i consider a different game entirely where the players who learned it and practice on board will have some advantage. This just feels like danny is accepting the inferiority of online chess to board chess. Come on, man, it really hurts

  11. The production is actually so good. The music, the transitions, the camera sweeps, the interviews — it makes the stream very engaging. Chess producers are really putting forward a great product.

  12. I was so hyped to have Levy here today! Great choice and thank you for bringing him on. I loved his personality and perspectives, and he added a great vibe to the dynamic!

  13. Exciting tournament format. Thumbs up, will watch again.

  14. Fabi – The pacer

    Nodirbek – The starer

    Hikaru – The headshaker

    Alireza – The finger twiddler

    Magnus – The camera blocker

    Wesley – The peeker

    MVL – ?

    Lazavik – ?

  15. Does anyone know if the dramatic music before and after each break is a specific song? Or is it custom?

  16. Hikaru played very well, outside of the armegeddons

  17. Commentaries are all rooted for Hikaru out of respect for him, but they forgot Nodirbek is a cyborg in chess

  18. Great stream. Tell David Howell I love him.

  19. Kramnik was right, hikaru exposed himself as a cheat

  20. The board and camera set ups were perfect for Alireza and Magnus game 2

    But then it sucked for Fabi and Wesley.

    The board needs to be front and center!

    The viewers are chess players, not people, magazine!

  21. Love this tournament. Production quality of the coverage is also excellent.

  22. Is nodirbek in a gang or is that just acne?

  23. I'm very happy that Nodirbek made it through 😊

  24. terrible performance by Hikaru in the last 3 days. Not just for his playing but also for his behaviour. Look around, no one else act like a sore b*** when they lose. He looked like a kid

  25. Why is the live board so small and camera on players massive lol

  26. This guy, James, is a moron. He’s not at the same level of the other, grandmaster commentators.

    Nice enough guy, but there’s no contact to his contribution

  27. Anything Hikaru losing is worth watching. Supposed to be professional, but can't hide being a sore loser. LFG!

  28. Levy is such a piece of shit …. Couldn’t become good at chess and trying to commentate on super GM chess

  29. So cheesy and ridiculous that repetition from Hikaru. Dude, just trade the rook and apply pressure… but no, he repeats and allows Nodirbek a second chance for a better move 🤦🏻‍♂ Totally deserved win for the uzbek

  30. Nodirbek is slowlly but steadily becoming one of my favourite chess players. He's clinical like a surgeon.

  31. This format is great and made it possible for me to binge watch chess again. Eliminating the most frustrating element in chess, the majority of games ending in a draw, was a solid move from the creators of this format.

  32. I hate how Hikaru is not looking for a win at all. He's constantly aiming to draw. That's that mindset that cost him the game against Nordibek. 7:20:19 . I hate Hikaru's playstyle. He's so drawish. He used to outsmart his opponent and have brilliancies, now he's only hoping to draw against his fellow grandmasters. Considering that he held the title of best Blitz and one of the best in rapid. He's fallen way too off. As a fan I'm disappointed.👎👎

  33. Hikaru is such a child. Bad loser, disrespectfull, go home play online dude. Grow up!

  34. I like when the commentators have no clue what they're talking about they just say the evaluation bar is wrong. Classic retard syndrome

  35. 7:36:08 hikaru didn't like to just say he didnt win so he changed it to lost the armageddon😂😂

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