Clash of Top 4: Magnus v Fabiano & Wesley v Nodirbek! Champions Chess Tour Finals 2023 Semis Day 1

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!


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’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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  1. Danny Rench is full of himself and arrogant. I don't like him.

  2. This is ridiculous. Even when he's playing like crap, rolled out of bed, didn't comb his hair and at the same time Fabi was playing great, Magnus still wins.
    We need someone to challenge him.
    Tom Brady had Peyton Manning.
    Magnus needs a Peyton.

  3. i don’t understand if magnus just beat fabiano why does he have to play fabiano tomorrow again ? what are these stupid rules?

  4. 46:54 here Z commentators should explain why fabi didn’t capture d4 then e4; again 51:37 again here the didn’t explain y Carlsen didn’t capture b5. They just talk. So please analyze the game. Like fabi did wcc b/n carlsen & nepo. Concentrate more on the game

  5. Levy is enjoyable to watch on his Gotham channel. However, his insecurities make him unwatchable as a guest commentator for this event. Danny gives him chance after chance to warm to the occasion but Levy just can’t navigate his way through. Hopefully he relaxes in the future.

  6. Thanks production team for making me watch the corner of the screen for hours.

  7. The whole Armageddon time reveal with Kaja is honestly the most awkward and cringe thing ever. You can tell the players hate doing it, and it’s just so stupid and pointless. Just tell us who won and start the game.

  8. Why put Armageddon in the title? It's a spoiler for how the match plays out.

  9. Fabi is already psychologically damaged by Magnus.

  10. Such a fun day of chess! Thanks for the entertainment. Ignore the critics, the silent majority appreciate what y'all are doing

  11. How many of you came here after watching levy's video? 😂

  12. 4:40:04 he states over and over that the game is basically an extension of himself but everyone always wants it to be based in theory instead of instinct and mood.

  13. Brilliant game Magnus and commentary, awesome 💯

  14. "the opening was a dream" for Magnus, who evidently just woke up. gotta love the guy

  15. Levy looked about as nervous meeting Magnus as I would be meeting Levy…or Magnus. He still crushed it though.

  16. Levy said he was starstruck =) so happy for him to meet one of his idols

  17. Love the double board camera on players format. Best possible. 10/10

  18. So is feeling nervous to these matches…

  19. Нодербек наши гордость🇺🇿🇺🇿🇺🇿❤❤❤

  20. Every conceivable separation is just God saying hello ❤

  21. People are always hating in the comments. This is great content showing off the best chess players in the world and it will only get better as time goes on.

  22. The 2 chess board format is great for semifinals

  23. very poor quality chess as expected when you play rapid. Engine bar swings up and down all the time 😂

  24. @chess why are you not showing the double board more? We are missing too much like this. You have a perfect view of both chess boards on left and right end. In the middle you have 2 videos showing the players (which doesn’t really add anything). You can use one of those 2 videos to see the commentators. And the other video to show the tactics. This will improve watching the games a lot. Thanks for all what you do!

  25. Fabi at move 28 in game 3 putting his knight to H3 would have ended the game.

  26. She wouldnt let Nodirbek go during that last interview 😭😭 poor guy blushing while spilling his evening plans

  27. Gotta watch out for those double edged lenses!

  28. There is always a BIG BANGING, every tenish seconds, during the commentary. What the hell is it?

  29. Legendary wrap um commentaire by Danny. Perfectly timed with the music. 4:55:40

  30. Please stop it with the Harry Potter jokes… They are worse than my pirate and chuck norris jokes.

  31. Levy dressed well to look good infront of his crush magnus.😊

  32. you speak toooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

  33. 4:02:32 if anybody noticed, magnus just waited for fabi and even kept the door open for him until he goes inside.. beautiful moment

  34. Magnus – qG7
    Commentators (GMs) and Chess Engine – MAGNUS BLUNDERS!!!! OMG

  35. Caruana throwing pawns forward in the Armageddon game like Komodo Chess in its best games.

  36. Amazing commentating. My wife, who understands but dont play much chess, was walking past and got hooked for 2h during last match.

    You are making it very entertaning to watch 🙏

  37. My 900 elo chess feels so retarded watching this shit

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