How To Win Your First Chess Tournament

Hikaru reveals his big secret while solving a deviously difficult chess puzzle.

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113 Comments

  1. When he look up at the ceiling to make moves in his mind I think of Beth Harmon.

  2. Stockfish level 32 couldn't figure it out… even took Hikaru nearly 15 minutes!

  3. Most of us could have solved this puzzle, if given a month and our lives depended upon it. Study all you like, but you will never be able to solve it in this time frame.

  4. Can you give me the playlist for all the music in all of these vids?

  5. im proud of myself for finding the same candidate moves as this man

  6. Not a frequent viewer, but why is chat just Pogo-ing hikaru?

  7. Can't believe I watched all that. Now, I'm gonna hit the subs button.

  8. Honestly the biggest reason I wanna get higher than my 850 rating is to get better at strategizing long term plays. I feel like at my elo it's simply a matter of who blunders quicker but there's no real strategy involved.

  9. This puzzle explains the reason why classical format has such a long time control.

    In a puzzle context, you have that contextual comfort of knowing there is a correct solution, but when it’s an actual match with a limited time frame you don’t.

    I guess Hikaru made it look so easy because he’s used to harsher conditions.

  10. Tough puzzle but my man nailed it…new subscriber!!!

  11. "I offer you to resign". hahah GENIUS!!!!

  12. Hikaru, i had became 1st in my first chess tournament (2016)… And then 2nd in second chess tournament and then 3rd in third chess tournament… Though it is not like now… And this is very much true. Though thanks for this video very lately… (I didnt knew anyone in 2016, so thnx now 🙂😌) 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

  13. GOKU the Greatest SUPERSAIYAN OF All Time says:

    Hi Hikaru it’s easy Rook G1 then rook A1 Check then it’s easy from there

  14. It's impossible to see Hikaru drawing arrows in 2x speed 😂😂😂

  15. i should've watched this video before losing my first chess tournament

  16. longest 10 seconds i have ever seen
    clickbait

  17. Hikaru nearly outperformed stock fish; impressive!

  18. Stockfish: this a drawn position
    Hikaru: I bet it isn't

  19. A puzzle made specifically for a god.

  20. I played for the draw coz i exchanged the rooks then forgot that pawn sacrifice so the king could approach the other pawn. This is just amazing.

  21. 00:00 This shows what kind of person Hikaru really is… a funny person.

  22. Hikaru,are you the one that play chess tournament with Magnus the World Champion 🏆?

  23. Thank you for this video, I won 1st in my very first tournament! Although I think I was supposed to watch this before the tournament…

  24. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    Psalm 23:3 KJV

  25. I’m still trying to figure out how to win my first chess game

  26. This is me solving standard tactics hahaha 7 minutes later oh now I've got it. play the move. *wrong move try again

  27. 16:09 Another example where a chess engine failed to find the correct move. Stockfish.js 10

  28. Appreciate the puzzle bois … I really do. But what in the actual F does the title have to do with the video?

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