How To Win Your First Chess Tournament

Hikaru reveals his big secret while solving a deviously difficult chess puzzle.

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112 Comments

  1. Not a frequent viewer, but why is chat just Pogo-ing hikaru?

  2. Can't believe I watched all that. Now, I'm gonna hit the subs button.

  3. Honestly the biggest reason I wanna get higher than my 850 rating is to get better at strategizing long term plays. I feel like at my elo it's simply a matter of who blunders quicker but there's no real strategy involved.

  4. This puzzle explains the reason why classical format has such a long time control.

    In a puzzle context, you have that contextual comfort of knowing there is a correct solution, but when it’s an actual match with a limited time frame you don’t.

    I guess Hikaru made it look so easy because he’s used to harsher conditions.

  5. Tough puzzle but my man nailed it…new subscriber!!!

  6. "I offer you to resign". hahah GENIUS!!!!

  7. Hikaru, i had became 1st in my first chess tournament (2016)… And then 2nd in second chess tournament and then 3rd in third chess tournament… Though it is not like now… And this is very much true. Though thanks for this video very lately… (I didnt knew anyone in 2016, so thnx now 🙂😌) 🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂

  8. Hi Hikaru it’s easy Rook G1 then rook A1 Check then it’s easy from there

  9. It's impossible to see Hikaru drawing arrows in 2x speed 😂😂😂

  10. i should've watched this video before losing my first chess tournament

  11. longest 10 seconds i have ever seen
    clickbait

  12. Hikaru nearly outperformed stock fish; impressive!

  13. Stockfish: this a drawn position
    Hikaru: I bet it isn't

  14. A puzzle made specifically for a god.

  15. I played for the draw coz i exchanged the rooks then forgot that pawn sacrifice so the king could approach the other pawn. This is just amazing.

  16. 00:00 This shows what kind of person Hikaru really is… a funny person.

  17. Hikaru,are you the one that play chess tournament with Magnus the World Champion 🏆?

  18. Thank you for this video, I won 1st in my very first tournament! Although I think I was supposed to watch this before the tournament…

  19. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    Psalm 23:3 KJV

  20. I’m still trying to figure out how to win my first chess game

  21. This is me solving standard tactics hahaha 7 minutes later oh now I've got it. play the move. *wrong move try again

  22. 16:09 Another example where a chess engine failed to find the correct move. Stockfish.js 10

  23. Appreciate the puzzle bois … I really do. But what in the actual F does the title have to do with the video?

  24. Know how to use a chess clock! This cost me my first tournament, super silly. I mention this embarrassing story in my top tips video.

  25. My first tournament is tommorow, there will be a five year old. Most likely playing against me. Thank you for this great advice.

  26. Its crazy how one of the strongest players in the world (hikaru nakamura) took 14 minutes to solve this puzzle while stockfish in my computer took 4 seconds

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