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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0:00 Intro
0:51 Game 1
4:59 Game 2
9:28 Game 3
14:24 Game 4
20:55 Game 5
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  1. Gulshan Sahu

    Gulshan Sahu

    12 uur geleden

    It's Time to D D D D Duel

  2. Tylah


    14 uur geleden


  3. chill_guy


    17 uur geleden

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



    Dag geleden


  5. Haider


    Dag geleden

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

  6. Stephen Wells

    Stephen Wells

    2 dagen geleden

    So you had an adverse reaction to the experimental gene treatment

  7. Head Blower

    Head Blower

    3 dagen geleden

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

  8. Son Phan

    Son Phan

    3 dagen geleden

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

  9. BB


    3 dagen geleden

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

  10. Anders Rizzo

    Anders Rizzo

    3 dagen geleden

    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

  11. Henry Pi

    Henry Pi

    3 dagen geleden

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

  12. Nicolas Audet

    Nicolas Audet

    3 dagen geleden

    The illuminati joke killed me XD

  13. John Salchichon

    John Salchichon

    3 dagen geleden

    The thumbnail is gold

  14. James Galliver

    James Galliver

    4 dagen geleden

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

  15. xXItz_DaigoXx


    4 dagen geleden

    6:34 why am I dying? 🤣

  16. MarushinGaming


    4 dagen geleden

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

  17. EricJon


    4 dagen geleden

    Illuminati confirmed!

  18. tomas the cheap builder

    tomas the cheap builder

    4 dagen geleden

    sike 24:48

  19. Cricket Coach

    Cricket Coach

    4 dagen geleden

    like came at 24:48

  20. Juan Chamena

    Juan Chamena

    4 dagen geleden

    i didnt even notice u were sick, great job man

  21. Ilija Ilic

    Ilija Ilic

    4 dagen geleden

    Happy that little gremlin got humbled

  22. History Egg

    History Egg

    4 dagen geleden

    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...

  23. wira suarna

    wira suarna

    4 dagen geleden

    I like the thumbnail. Yugi vs kaiba 😂

  24. Ariful Islam

    Ariful Islam

    4 dagen geleden

    Magnus bets Nakamura brutally..

  25. History Egg

    History Egg

    4 dagen geleden

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

  26. John Delacroix

    John Delacroix

    4 dagen geleden

    Whew at the thumbnail i thought hikaru was manny pacquiao

  27. Martin Smith

    Martin Smith

    4 dagen geleden

    Love the idiotic rambles! :)



    4 dagen geleden

    magnus is a fucking genius

  29. tell me more

    tell me more

    4 dagen geleden

    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 :')

  30. Shuvam Das

    Shuvam Das

    4 dagen geleden

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

  31. Mediumalist


    4 dagen geleden

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

  32. finmat95


    4 dagen geleden

    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 *

  33. Kimber Bearly

    Kimber Bearly

    4 dagen geleden

    Will watch to see if your rating drop after the Vax

  34. Eric Lee

    Eric Lee

    4 dagen geleden

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

  35. Spurs Flying High

    Spurs Flying High

    5 dagen geleden

    What makes Magnus Magnus is his end game. Insanity.

  36. Jonah B

    Jonah B

    5 dagen geleden

    open video, pause, downvote, leave

  37. Karl Sayson

    Karl Sayson

    5 dagen geleden

    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

  38. Felipe Tabare Guicheney Vicente

    Felipe Tabare Guicheney Vicente

    5 dagen geleden

    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.

  39. Hayyan zzstu Siddiqui

    Hayyan zzstu Siddiqui

    5 dagen geleden

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

  40. Neko


    5 dagen geleden

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

  41. Martin Dee Wan

    Martin Dee Wan

    5 dagen geleden

    Amazing recap, thanks!

  42. Samuel Young

    Samuel Young

    5 dagen geleden

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

  43. Mistakes Were Made

    Mistakes Were Made

    5 dagen geleden

    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]

  44. headfime


    5 dagen geleden

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

    • alguien


      5 dagen geleden

      @headfime yeah, exactly

    • headfime


      5 dagen geleden

      ahh still Qd4+ and pick up the rook! Nice

    • headfime


      5 dagen geleden

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

    • alguien


      5 dagen geleden

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

  45. Flawed


    5 dagen geleden

    10:40 behold your international master

  46. Player Zero

    Player Zero

    5 dagen geleden

    I love Levy's straight faced sarcasm

  47. Leo Mulla

    Leo Mulla

    5 dagen geleden

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

  48. john15399


    5 dagen geleden

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

  49. Ilay Tzirin

    Ilay Tzirin

    5 dagen geleden

    28:34 why did i laugh so hard at that

  50. matt hale

    matt hale

    5 dagen geleden

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

  51. Dr Delicioso

    Dr Delicioso

    5 dagen geleden

    I gave it a 👍 just from the thumbnail

  52. Quincycle


    5 dagen geleden

    Fine art is just money laundering.

  53. Apelsenya


    5 dagen geleden

    New rap disstrack with Gothamchess:

  54. Yettet


    5 dagen geleden

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

  55. 7668587 0

    7668587 0

    5 dagen geleden


  56. RealgoodGaming


    5 dagen geleden

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

  57. Morgan Falconetti

    Morgan Falconetti

    5 dagen geleden

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

  58. Gamias Tou YouTube

    Gamias Tou YouTube

    5 dagen geleden

    -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 !

  59. willy yonathan

    willy yonathan

    5 dagen geleden

    12:41 vaccine workin alright

  60. Nadir Bait Saleem

    Nadir Bait Saleem

    5 dagen geleden

    I love Levy's commentary 😂

  61. Marc .Pottiez

    Marc .Pottiez

    5 dagen geleden

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

  62. Joey Gomez

    Joey Gomez

    5 dagen geleden

    Thanks for loving all of us Levy!

  63. Rob Shiffer

    Rob Shiffer

    5 dagen geleden

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

  64. Bruh what

    Bruh what

    5 dagen geleden


  65. TheFr3ndlyNerd


    5 dagen geleden

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

  66. Shohrux Ibragimov

    Shohrux Ibragimov

    5 dagen geleden

    10:20 Levy Roseman's standup club

  67. Sapper The Forgotten Inheritor

    Sapper The Forgotten Inheritor

    5 dagen geleden

    As if i can already see the result from thumbnail

  68. kid.344


    5 dagen geleden

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

  69. atat


    5 dagen geleden

    ''little tetris piece''

  70. EmonTheGreat


    5 dagen geleden

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

  71. Jorgen Johnson

    Jorgen Johnson

    5 dagen geleden

    hot totty tea is better

  72. Andi Salihu

    Andi Salihu

    5 dagen geleden

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

  73. Mike Bliss

    Mike Bliss

    5 dagen geleden

    I clicked on this just because of that majestic thumbnail.

  74. Frosty The Snowman

    Frosty The Snowman

    5 dagen geleden

    Whoever made this thumbnail deserves a RAISE

  75. Ushin Kou

    Ushin Kou

    6 dagen geleden

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

  76. Priscilla Perry

    Priscilla Perry

    6 dagen geleden

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

  77. Ricardo Sagap

    Ricardo Sagap

    6 dagen geleden

    Congratulations Magnus

  78. frosty


    6 dagen geleden

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

  79. Raw Dollah

    Raw Dollah

    6 dagen geleden

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

    • alguien


      5 dagen geleden

      because if pawn takes queen, knight e7 wins it back

  80. Lucas Kowalski

    Lucas Kowalski

    6 dagen geleden

    Goat has won and silenced the haters

  81. Jeron Branon

    Jeron Branon

    6 dagen geleden

    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 !!!!

  82. David Robertson

    David Robertson

    6 dagen geleden

    Ahhh shit see ya later Levy

  83. =NolePtr


    6 dagen geleden

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

  84. S MOVE

    S MOVE

    6 dagen geleden

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

  85. High Kage

    High Kage

    6 dagen geleden

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

  86. QEMo blizzard

    QEMo blizzard

    6 dagen geleden

    Damn,miss yu gi oh 🥺🥺

  87. Baby Bokuto

    Baby Bokuto

    6 dagen geleden

    1:54 literally chess explained in under a minute

  88. Apriani sitorus

    Apriani sitorus

    6 dagen geleden

    Thank you Levi for the recap.

  89. Note


    6 dagen geleden

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

  90. Maddog3025


    6 dagen geleden

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

  91. David Vidales

    David Vidales

    6 dagen geleden

    28:36 LMAO

  92. MLGLodog


    6 dagen geleden


  93. MLGLodog


    6 dagen geleden

    By 1 million I mean 3 basically the same thing.

  94. Zzye


    6 dagen geleden

    Great video

  95. KittyNinja


    6 dagen geleden

    21:50 water... or beer?

  96. Judd G.

    Judd G.

    6 dagen geleden

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

  97. Jairon_2


    6 dagen geleden

    900,000 suscribers. Just now. Wow

  98. Nemanja Ignjatović

    Nemanja Ignjatović

    6 dagen geleden

    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!

  99. Elie Schramm

    Elie Schramm

    6 dagen geleden

    This guy is doing so much for chess. This breakdown was so well explained and legitimately hilarious, all while he’s under the weather. Legend

  100. John Chessant

    John Chessant

    6 dagen geleden

    Insane queen sac by Mamedyarov