Magnus vs. Hikaru: The Final Duel
The New In Chess Classic featuring Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Wesley So, Alireza Firouzja, Teimour Radjabov, and others.
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0:51 Game 1
4:59 Game 2
9:28 Game 3
14:24 Game 4
20:55 Game 5
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  • Chester

    28:12 ТРИ ПОЛОСКИ

  • Gulshan Sahu
    Gulshan Sahu

    It's Time to D D D D Duel

  • Tylah


  • chill_guy

    LMAO i died when Levy said that Magnus is in Illuminati xDDDD



  • Haider

    "it's better to flash your prep than other thing" highly disagree

  • Stephen Wells
    Stephen Wells

    So you had an adverse reaction to the experimental gene treatment

  • Head Blower
    Head Blower

    6:30 "It's better to flash your prep than flash other things." Levy Rozman

  • Son Phan
    Son Phan

    31:38 why didn't Hikaru kill the horse on d5?


    Last game was like , they both were launching long distance attacks 🔫👊

  • Anders Rizzo
    Anders Rizzo

    I don't get why people see them as rivals...? Magnus is far better in every single way and their matches is very one sided

  • Henry Pi
    Henry Pi

    Why couldn't Levon have played the move pawn to d4 to capture to knight at 3:11? I don't understand

  • Nicolas Audet
    Nicolas Audet

    The illuminati joke killed me XD

  • John Salchichon
    John Salchichon

    The thumbnail is gold

  • James Galliver
    James Galliver

    I just started playing chess, most of this goes over my head but I'm staying for the hilarious commentary.

  • xXItz_DaigoXx

    6:34 why am I dying? 🤣

  • MarushinGaming

    when someone caught you doing something stupid and u respond doing 14:31

  • EricJon

    Illuminati confirmed!

  • tomas the cheap builder
    tomas the cheap builder

    sike 24:48

  • Cricket Coach
    Cricket Coach

    like came at 24:48

  • Juan Chamena
    Juan Chamena

    i didnt even notice u were sick, great job man

  • Ilija Ilic
    Ilija Ilic

    Happy that little gremlin got humbled

  • History Egg
    History Egg

    28:12 They're not Slavs if they squat next to a BMW They're Slavs if they squat next to a Lada... Or on the Lada... Or in the Lada...

  • wira suarna
    wira suarna

    I like the thumbnail. Yugi vs kaiba 😂

  • Ariful Islam
    Ariful Islam

    Magnus bets Nakamura brutally..

  • History Egg
    History Egg

    I guess El Magneto beat the ceiling stockfish once and for all

  • John Delacroix
    John Delacroix

    Whew at the thumbnail i thought hikaru was manny pacquiao

  • Martin Smith
    Martin Smith

    Love the idiotic rambles! :)


    magnus is a fucking genius

  • tell me more
    tell me more

    I just have to quote this: 7:20 "Knight to e3! All of a sudden the horsey has jumped in - and it wants violence! I'ts a hungry horse, it wants everything." This is the God-Tier commentary I want, when I watch a recap of a chessmatch at grandmaster level :')

  • Shuvam Das
    Shuvam Das

    It barely qualifies as a rivalry I mean Magnus just keeps winning and Hikaru just keeps losing

  • Mediumalist

    4:36 why black couldn't just take knight on f4 with pawn?

  • finmat95

    Nakamura: "Come on, make your pathetic move and put the word "End" to this match!" Carlsen: "My moves aren't pathetic NAKAMURAAAAAAAAA!" Nakamura: "Nani?" Carlsen: "Omae wa mou shindeiru!" Nakamura can't see a fucking winning move for white. Few moves later.... Black blunders +4.8, White is winning. Carlsen: "My loyal servants.....OBLITERATE HIM!!!!" * Nakamura resigned *

  • Kimber Bearly
    Kimber Bearly

    Will watch to see if your rating drop after the Vax

  • Eric Lee
    Eric Lee

    Man, rooks have a knack for making moves that look utterly baffling, huh?

  • Spurs Flying High
    Spurs Flying High

    What makes Magnus Magnus is his end game. Insanity.

  • Jonah B
    Jonah B

    open video, pause, downvote, leave

  • Karl Sayson
    Karl Sayson

    I have a question please answer who is a better Rival to Magnus is it Hikaru or Anand Please answer this has been going in to my Head all day

  • Felipe Tabare Guicheney Vicente
    Felipe Tabare Guicheney Vicente

    Hey Levy, I think it would be a really nice idea for a furure video to teach how to set up certain tricks like Greek Gift, traps and those kind of things, great content btw, lots of love from Uruguay.

  • Hayyan zzstu Siddiqui
    Hayyan zzstu Siddiqui

    "It's better to flash your prep than other things" - Gotham 2021

  • Neko

    I think its generally hilarious how Levy ends up confusing himself TWICE within one video by just going on a ramble lol

  • Martin Dee Wan
    Martin Dee Wan

    Amazing recap, thanks!

  • Samuel Young
    Samuel Young

    I love Levy’s insistence on berating us for the en-peasant 😂

  • Mistakes Were Made
    Mistakes Were Made

    Hello Gotham Chess! Hope you're reading this comment. I saw the whole video and noticed how you tried making little jokes like how Magnus was in the illuminati because of his pawn structure. I personally liked it and got few good chuckles from your jokes. I think it would be better if, after you said a joke, you could maybe edit the video and make it as a meme only for like a second or two and then get back to explaining. For example after saying how Magnus is in the illuminati because of his pawn structure, the video could be edited and have a little illuminati triangle right where the pawn structure is and have the illuminati theme song playing in the background for like a second or two. I personally believe it would make your videos more entertaining to watch (not saying it isn't already). I love your videos and I love that you put the time and effort into explaining almost every move to help me and other viewers understand the thought process of why those moves were made. Even when you feel sick you still pull through for us. Keep it up man! We appreciate everything you do! [Here is the time stamp from what I was referring to earlier 28:36]

  • headfime

    3:11 after Qh5, why is exd4 not possible?

    • alguien

      @headfime yeah, exactly

    • headfime

      ahh still Qd4+ and pick up the rook! Nice

    • headfime

      @alguien ok, and the king can't go to a light square bc of bishop fork. But what about Kf6 instead of Kd8?

    • alguien

      Qc5+, Kd8, and Qd4+ picks up the rook.

  • Flawed

    10:40 behold your international master

  • Player Zero
    Player Zero

    I love Levy's straight faced sarcasm

  • Leo Mulla
    Leo Mulla

    28:40 Magnus is a member of the Iluminati 😂😂😂😂😂

  • john15399

    im watching a recap and bg2 at 20:17 still knocked the air out of my lungs

  • Ilay Tzirin
    Ilay Tzirin

    28:34 why did i laugh so hard at that

  • matt hale
    matt hale

    "all of a sudden the horsey has jumped in - and it wants violence"

  • Dr Delicioso
    Dr Delicioso

    I gave it a 👍 just from the thumbnail

  • Quincycle

    Fine art is just money laundering.

  • Apelsenya

    New rap disstrack with Gothamchess:

  • Yettet

    I’m gonna say AMONGUS😡😡😡😡😡😡😤😤😤😤🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

  • 7668587 0
    7668587 0


  • RealgoodGaming

    levy's upload schedule is probably cleaner than your grandmas kitchen

  • Morgan Falconetti
    Morgan Falconetti

    Lol the thumbnail.... Hikaru would make a great Kaiba, without doubt! 😅

  • Gamias Tou YouTube
    Gamias Tou YouTube

    -Play your last pathetic move , so that I can end this Magnus ! -My grandpa 's strategy has no pathetic moves Hikaru ! But it does contain... the unstoppable Exodia attack ! -Ugh impossible ! -I collected all the pieces that I needed to perform the move. All 5 pieces of the puzzle ! -Exodia ! It's not possible ! No one has ever been able to play this move ! -Exodia ! Obliterate !!! -AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH !!! -Checkmate !

  • willy yonathan
    willy yonathan

    12:41 vaccine workin alright

  • Nadir Bait Saleem
    Nadir Bait Saleem

    I love Levy's commentary 😂

  • Marc .Pottiez
    Marc .Pottiez

    You deserve your next million of fans ;) i do like your energy , your pedagogy , your video format , very pleasant ;)

  • Joey Gomez
    Joey Gomez

    Thanks for loving all of us Levy!

  • Rob Shiffer
    Rob Shiffer

    "Magnus is a member of the Illuminati" -Levy Rozman, 2021

  • Bruh what
    Bruh what


  • TheFr3ndlyNerd

    He just played rook a3, Levy didn't like it

  • Shohrux Ibragimov
    Shohrux Ibragimov

    10:20 Levy Roseman's standup club

  • Sapper The Forgotten Inheritor
    Sapper The Forgotten Inheritor

    As if i can already see the result from thumbnail

  • kid.344

    - ”And now there’s a million things that white can do, and by a million I mean three.” - Levy Rozman 2021

  • atat

    ''little tetris piece''

  • EmonTheGreat

    Hikaru looked like Manny Pacquiao in the thumbnail. Maybe this is a sign that Hikaru should try chess boxing.

  • Jorgen Johnson
    Jorgen Johnson

    hot totty tea is better

  • Andi Salihu
    Andi Salihu

    Its better to flash your prep than other things. Okay Levy

  • Mike Bliss
    Mike Bliss

    I clicked on this just because of that majestic thumbnail.

  • Frosty The Snowman
    Frosty The Snowman

    Whoever made this thumbnail deserves a RAISE

  • Ushin Kou
    Ushin Kou

    The average gotham chess viewer is on minimum, worth as much as a knight?

  • Priscilla Perry
    Priscilla Perry

    His voice sounds super weird now because I just watched the previous video haha

  • Ricardo Sagap
    Ricardo Sagap

    Congratulations Magnus

  • frosty

    nobody: Levy: the players chose to... Levy: SIKE everybody:oooooOOoooooOOOOOooOoo

  • Raw Dollah
    Raw Dollah

    12:03 why not take queen with pawn???

    • alguien

      because if pawn takes queen, knight e7 wins it back

  • Jeron Branon
    Jeron Branon

    Just want to say I got my shot the same time you did and the fact that you can still put out this content..... FUCKING AMAZING, keep going strong !!!!

  • David Robertson
    David Robertson

    Ahhh shit see ya later Levy

  • =NolePtr

    16:30 My guess is that the Kc3 is eventually going to move and he can double up his rooks eventually, or Rb3 eventually.

  • S MOVE
    S MOVE

    29:30 best part for me Also numbers....... Lined up

  • High Kage
    High Kage

    6:00 Levy has got to be the funniest chess master 😂

  • QEMo blizzard
    QEMo blizzard

    Damn,miss yu gi oh 🥺🥺

  • Baby Bokuto
    Baby Bokuto

    1:54 literally chess explained in under a minute

  • Apriani sitorus
    Apriani sitorus

    Thank you Levi for the recap.

  • Note

    Me who sacrifice my queen for my pawn: I know im a GM

  • Maddog3025

    "Queens are not worth more than bishops" - Levy Rozman, 2021. You heard it here folks, protect your bishops at all costs.

  • David Vidales
    David Vidales

    28:36 LMAO

  • MLGLodog


  • MLGLodog

    By 1 million I mean 3 basically the same thing.

  • Zzye

    Great video

  • KittyNinja

    21:50 water... or beer?

  • Judd G.
    Judd G.

    This has to be the funniest video this man has ever made bro😂

  • Jairon_2

    900,000 suscribers. Just now. Wow

  • Nemanja Ignjatović
    Nemanja Ignjatović

    7:30 there it is finally! Traces of Russian accent! @Gotham I'm sure a lot of us want to hear you speaking Russian -- just a few sentences. Actually do at least 5 if you decide to do it!

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