The most weird chess incident that you will ever come across

You may have seen many chess cases and controversies, but we assure you this one is highly unique and something you would have never come across in your life. It happened at the World Rapid Championships 2022.

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  1. What makes it even more funny is that Rxd8 is a terrible move because it loses to Qxd8+ followed by Bd4 threatening checkmate (as also pointed out by Adhiban). Very easy to spot for these players if they're not under time pressure. So by the time Uskov had to repeat his move Rxd8 everybody already knew that he would lose no matter if he would manage to execute the move in one second or not.

    Another fun fact: When they reassemble the pieces at 2:08 Uskov confidently puts his king on h7 which would be a safer square, then at 2:20 Kovalev puts it on g8 where it actually was.

  2. Youre an adult using rules to win against a kid ? You make a drama of someone touching a piece?


  4. I am not sure what kind of BS chess arbitration they are running in Kazakhstan (not India), but the guy on the left was ABSOLUTLY correct. You MUST CHANGE THE CLOCK WITH THE SAME HAND YOU MOVE THE PIECE WITH.
    To me, that is well known. To a GM of 2396, that was like blatant catch me if you can rule breaking. He knew it was wrong and tried to argue his way out of it. No class kid- go back to school and get beat up a few times and grow some balls.

  5. Imagine living a life so boring you have to have these types of things happen to you in order to feel excitement 😉

  6. He is probably a great young player, but cheating like a kid would cheat at a board game at home.
    Anyhow, he could not win that game with 1 second, and his opponent with 2 minutes.

  7. Many tension and many year's training everything sometimes it's very complicated.

  8. Artem Uskov is a talented young chess player, FIDE Master, Champion of Moscow and Russia U12. But cheeky. He lost both in terms of time and position. Instead of honestly admitting his loss, he arranged this whole circus, for which the Belarusian grandmaster Vladislav Kovalev, who is now playing under the FIDE flag, punished him. It is important to stop such "children" in time.

  9. This dude has been having some bad luck against the kids lol.

  10. So that's what this "en passant" is that AnarchyChess talks about.

  11. I understand that man's frustration. He just wants to make something clear: He wants it done right. No excuses.

  12. If you slow down at 2:34, the kid clearly presses the time a bit before he finished his move.

  13. Blond dudes an idiot. I don't care what the rules of chess are, but if you don't treat people with respect then you shouldn't expect it from them.

  14. What is the point of going through all of this if your not going to put enough time on the clock to physically make the move? Why not 2 seconds?

  15. This stinks of bad sportsmanship.
    Chess is about strategy, quick mind and good spirit, not dexterity.
    Making a player go through a 1-second-gymnastics test, reminds me of DUI tests that only exist to fail the driver.

    This is not what chess should look like!

  16. lil homie fosho went back to the hotel and cried, feelsbadman. why the other homie so mad too, he has 1 second left, lil homie is going to flag regardless. people love to make things a big deal

  17. Only thing that's missing here – some intense music.

  18. It seems that the arbiters are not sure about anything.

  19. While resetting the board around 2:00 the kid deliberately puts his king on h7 ( to avoid checkmate ) and Kovalev had to put it on g8 to correct the position !?

  20. Follow the rules, sure. But, also, white is way ahead and black has 1 second left. There's not a chance black is winning this. Maybe just let it go, and win the game and then move on with your life. This is the definition of a first world problem.

  21. First of all, the arbiters failed to apply the FIDE Laws of Chess correctly. To those unfamiliar with the laws, here is the correct decision.

    1. It was an illegal capture.
    2. Re8 was a “made” move. The black rook should stay there, while the White Rook should be returned back to d8.
    3. Add 1 minute to White’s clock.
    4. The game continues with White having the move.

  22. 2:40 ahah the kid's excuse is like "how can I do it in one second?!"

  23. I think with one second left and several warnings I would have just conceded instead of putting everyone through this. Second hand embarrassed for sure.

  24. If we take a freeze frame, we can clearly see that the young player pressed the clock before he even finished replacing his tower… obviously it's not easy to see, but it's a does.

  25. They sure made this chess tournament interesting, watched more of it than that world cup so far

  26. Why doesn't everyone play with two hands if it's not illegal?

  27. 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back 🤪

  28. But the kid was anyway losing. Even he had a minute or so after the rook move when the Queen takes the Black Rook he is anyway losing a Knight which effective bring him a piece down and on top of that White has better position.
    Was better for the kid to just accept defeat instead of all that drama.

  29. Respect to Uskov though. It takes a lot of self control and willpower to refrain from retaliating. Let the grown ass man finish his bitching and be done with it , as you can see by the way he took off at the end

  30. difficile dire se sia più antipatico il biondo o tonto il ragazzino

  31. How are you supposed to do anything with a second this is so dumb

  32. I love the arbiter laugh at him in end. So savage 😂

  33. Какая глупость! Довели игру до абсурда. Сделать ход за секунду этот мальчик успевает, а при чём тут часы? Я понимаю правила, но их нужно пересмотреть. Для чего здесь находятся судья, если не может разрулить ситуацию?!

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