Hutch and Hikaru Nakamura Win A Duos Chess Tournament!

This was a Twitch Rivals chess event called “Hand and Brain.” Simple concept. The brain (Hikaru) picks which piece to move and the hand (Hutch) picks where to move it. This was my 3rd appearance in a grand finals of a Twitch chess tournament and the first time that I finally won. Was a LOT of fun.

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Music supplied by Monstercat:

Song: New Game
Artist: Nitro Fun

Edited by @umlaut_a (Twitter)


  1. 9:10 not sure what hikaru wanted there, d5 and then what? I know d5 is thematic in these kinds of positions but what after takes for example?

  2. This was funny, I wonder if hikaru used some mind telepathy at 5:34 thooo

  3. What happens if the player is in check but the brain says a move that doesn't work because it doesn't move the king out of the way or give an option to block or stop the check would that be checkmate?

    I doubt it would happen but if it did that would be interesting

  4. i cried after he missed that first checkmate

  5. I want to see more deep analysis when Hikaru was disappointed. I would love to see his intention.

  6. Why is Hutch playing with an engine? That’s cheating…

  7. Always loved the chess content and I was waiting for the day it would come back! Even just some 1v1 content or a road to 1500/1600 series.

  8. Hikaru+1 win a Chess Duo Chess Tournament

  9. That endgame was clutch, there were so many moments where it was really natural to go wrong

  10. this is awesome! must feel amazing playing with him and WINNING such a cool friend to have

  11. Why are there no vods from the actual event stream anywhere??

  12. I love the chess content hutch back on chess grind

  13. Do you guys want to see more chess content? Lemme know in the comments. Drop a like if you enjoy. This event was a TON of fun.

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