TITLE MATCH: Magnus v Wesley! Wesley Must Win on Demand! Champions Chess Tour Finals 2023 Set 2

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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58 Comments

  1. Bro, they framed the shot of the commissioner and magnus like they were exchanging vows lol

  2. Messi and Magnus are the GOATs of our generation!!!

  3. What would be cool is if the prize money was handed over in a briefcase as cash πŸ™‚

  4. Well done, levy. those guys are goons. and so jealous of you. you smashed it. can you do a video on who those guys are???? nah we don't care πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  5. This is a way better format than the FIDE Championship. Much more exciting to watch, more interesting for the players, novel decision trees generated from shorter time control paired with the playoff format. Glad we have this series.

    On that note, great production work for the event coverage. Especially with the pub crowd interspersed with the quality commentating, the fun and creative interludes, the graphics — it all feels more like a sporting event than chess has ever felt. Kudos to the team.

  6. I ve seen so
    Much pain to magnus.. so much.. it’s so challenging bro.. it’s hard

  7. Am I the only one who’s tired of hearing all of these commentators speak. I just want to watch the match not see them try figure out what the best in the world are going to do. If you think you’re so good then compete and stop criticizing these payers.

  8. can anyone pls stop This guy sorry GOAT…..

  9. They are frightened of playing him. Hes truly the GOAT.

  10. Whe Magnus combs his hair you know you're F'd.

  11. Magnus had 14 seconds at the end, to So with more than 2 minutes more. The white bishop was still hanging. At most it’s 2 rooks vs Rook + knight/bishop. Also, knight to b5 instead of e4, to avoid skewer. Game was far from over.

  12. James canty has nothing more than a fat arm. Zero definition. Stop flexing, your flex makes no difference, you can just extend your arm to the side and the result is the same.

  13. I swear to god at 39 min mark you hear Hess saying as Magnus is walking in '' When you see that man storming in you usually run and have an erection''πŸ˜‚

  14. Yes magnus carlsen wins, and I am breathing. What's new??πŸ˜‚

  15. I liked Magnus, but constant winning turns off -itβ€˜s time for someone to push him off his pedestal

  16. Congratulations Magnus. First time I follow the tour pretty much live. Thanks for the show.

  17. 45:51 yes there is, search on youtube for "World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen takes the Chili Challenge!"

  18. as a norwegian im wondering why they have a studio in oslo

  19. Magnus is certainly the best of this generation and a contender for greatest of all time (still don't see him beating a prime Bobby Fischer with access to today's training tools, plus the fact that Fischer's memory of games played or studied was likely even greater than Magnus possesses, etc.), but he is fortunate in one respect, and that is the fact that one of his more serious rivals of the last 8 plus years or so has demonstrated many times that he is actually a bit better than Magnus in the opening and in the middlegame, but he is frequently much weaker in the transition from the middlegame to the end game that has kept Magnus ahead of him. Magnus is also better in the endgame, but it's the just mentioned transition from the middlegame to the endgame that keeps Magnus ahead of him.

    I am speaking about Fabiano Caruana, and in particular his World Championship Match with Magnus in 2018, and the just completed match-up in the GCT. Before expressing ignorant outrage at this comment, I invite all honest readers of this comment to go back and check the 12 classical games of the 2018 WC, and note how Fabi got better positions in either one or two more games than Magnus did, only to blow potentially winning positions during the transition from the middlegame to the endgame. At that time, he was no match for Magnus nor for a few others in Rapid chess, but he has definitely improved here as well in the last few years.

    Move ahead 5 years, and with the exception of the first game of their recent match where Fabi blew a win in the endgame, note once again a repeat in a few games where Fabi had the edge heading into the endgame only to once again make a botch or blunder and screw up the game at that point, thereby paving the way for Magnus to win again. History repeating itself: so close and yet still so far away.

    If it is not a matter of choking against Magnus, if Fabi ever learns to improve his transitions from middlegame to endgame against Magnus, he will be very close to if not slightly better than Magnus at least in terms of head-to-head faceoffs.

    It would also be interesting to see how Magnus would react if Fabi does make at least sufficient improvements in the transition from middle to endgame within the next 5 years or so and cashes in more often with better positions against Magnus instead of having to settle for a draw or blowing the games completely.

    Okay, Trolls. Fire away.

  20. Is there a place to download the games played in the tournament from the beginning to the last move of the final set?

  21. Show the chessboard instead of your faces! Who cares about faces in chess game

  22. Just an average day in chess community nothing new.

  23. The trophy celebration looked like a gay marriage honestly πŸ₯²πŸ₯²

  24. Whatever happened to that other world champion πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  25. chess has to be an olympic sport very soon! Please!!!

  26. Just get Naroditsky to cast every event.

  27. Levy did that "get out of here" with magnus omg…..πŸ˜…

  28. Really looking forward to next saison! Amazing work, great success!!

  29. Wesley So… Please chane your flag as philjplines… If not…oys over… Tnx

  30. They gave him a picture of a trophy πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  31. Watched and loved every episode! Magnus is just unstoppable!

  32. wait until these people figure out NFTs and crypto are a scam… lol

  33. Love the way GM David Howell and GM Robert Hess comment the matches. A lot of common sense. A big like and encouragement to keep doing their work!

  34. Imagine my surprise when I see Nintendude pull up. Where’s the crt?

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