Who’ll Win Without Theory? ft. Magnus, Fabiano, Gukesh & More | Freestyle Chess GOAT Challenge 2024

The 2024 Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge is an over-the-board Chess960 classical tournament featuring Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Alireza Firouzja, Fabiano Caruana, Gukesh, and more. The Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge consists of a rapid and a main event, both in the Chess960 variant. In total, there is a $200,000 prize pool to be played for at the Weissenhaus Private Nature Luxury Resort, Germany.

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34 Comments

  1. Whats the name of the song in the begining? Shazam cant identify it.

  2. i dont like indian english accent so annoying who hired that women

  3. Sound and lighting done by an intern?…

  4. You're very bored with these analyses! Let us watch the games without constantly intruding!

  5. Sehr geil Niclas dass du dabei bist, feiere deine Art , passt gut in die Runde rein! Schönes Spiel zwischen den Kommentatoren und dir in der Analyseecke:) freue mich schon auf morgen!!!

  6. Why they invited ding 😂😂😂😂😂

  7. 10s of thousands of dollars in prizes 10s of dollars in microphones 😅

  8. Isn’t there a sound tec who can fix her microphone? And why is she using her phone while commenting?

  9. Blimey, how about some voice coaching to make her voice less annoying?

  10. I prefer classy Tania over "forced hype" Tania.

  11. I really like Carlsen but this tournament is so bogus, since Carlsen didn't invite Hikaru, So or others. Not watching.

  12. Gukesh looked like he was 5 foot 2 in post game. Was he on a lower podium? Vincent is huge

  13. No eval bar? Really? Not even watchable. Combined with the endless tech issues, this is a serious letdown. Moving on.

  14. What happened to calling it "Chess 960"? Lol

  15. All the younger generation adapted better than the older guys to new things, not surprised

  16. great event – bad casting/production

  17. Also, it's Fischer Random. Stop disrespecting the inventor by calling it 960 or freestyle.

  18. This set, the graphics, the audio quality, the wardrobe, the camera work, and the editing are all just truly awful. I mean just absolutely horrendous. If they’re going to expand chess viewership, something has got to change. This is unacceptable. I’ve seen higher quality production on public access television.

  19. Peter is the only good thing about the production crew. The production really got in the way of being able to enjoy the chess

  20. Could anyone just let know plz, Who the guy is doing the big screen analysis?
    Thanks Michael..

  21. I don't know what "freestyle chess" means. Do they mean 'thematic' chess?

    Oh they mean 960! Not watching, bye!!!

  22. How in the world do they not check that the audience can see the pieces on the board? Amateur hour.

  23. Everyone saying the broadcast is horrible, but it seems totally ok to me?

  24. worst production i have ever seen, horrible! how you expect chess to grow?!?! really affected my enjoyment of the chess, not gna lie! its 2024 its not hard to put a little effort into making it visually acceptable and sounding good, not asking for movie level production here, just the basics done like you actually want people to watch it.

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