Magnus, Hikaru, Duda, MVL and Chess’ Elite Battle in The World Rapid Championship Tournament | Day 1

Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura, the two biggest stars in chess are among the participants at the 2022 World Rapid & Blitz Championships! Join us for an elite over-the-board event featuring the best speed chess players in the world as they to compete to become world champions! Also playing will be Fabiano Caruana, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Anish Giri, and reigning blitz world champion, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave!

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70 Comments

  1. I've never been so frustrated trying to enjoy a live chess stream. Please keep the live board on the screen at all times and bring back Ginger GM with David Howell. Thanks team.

  2. David is the best! So happy to see him commentating this

  3. No hikaru coverage at all… I know I could watch his twitch to get all hikaru coverage but seems like ur losing a huge audience by not talking about him or showing his games at all

  4. Guys I like Lawrence, I truly do. I’ve always rooted for him. Maybe he isn’t feeling well here or maybe commentary isn’t his strength.
    His energy was just so low I actually turned the audio off at some point. It just didn’t sound like he wanted to be doing this and everyone felt it.

  5. Nothing against lawrence but I feel his commentary was less exciting than it could’ve been

  6. Petition for Danya to be on every commentary

  7. david howell is good. this trent is not made to be a commentator.

  8. When do these guts realize they're speculating for minutes after a move on the live board has been made

  9. I have been spoiled by good commentators, that makes these commentators look extra dreadful. I mean gloating about not using the engine. Who wants to see IM moves? We want the engine lines. Unless you are a bullet wizard…then you can show both.

  10. This is a game of wills. Yall commented throughout the entire match man.

  11. Tabatabei was very good, I hope we can see more talenteds here!

  12. Still can't display a Russian flag…. lol

  13. Trent is only good in a commentary trio to add an extra spice to the commentary.
    On a commentary duo in a serious tournament he is not worth listening, especially when there is no Jan Gustafsson alongside him

  14. I feel like Trent was sour about getting beaten by the other chessbrah. Left the Magnus vs Eric game just as it was getting interesting and didn’t come back until it was over?? Wtf!

  15. Seriously, guys, so disappointed with this coverage.

  16. The commentators need to make their board plays off to the side and leave the live board large in the center, we came to watch the real games not you.

  17. Nepomniachtchi (Непомнящий in 🇷🇺 ) – actually means "Unremembered – (deriving from verb "непомнить") or "One who doesn't remember, – a forgetful man" as adjectif. Just for funny fact, as I always thought about it to mention. But I always did forget to write it down in comments for no russian speaking. 😅 But it seems that Ian remembers pretty well his stuff.

  18. Need Judit doing the commentary, rather than a couple of boobs she could beat simultaneously! 🙄

  19. Do your calculations on the small board and keep the large board live!

  20. Give Lawrence a break, he was recently TKOed by Aman chessbrah

  21. Good to see that Trent recovered from that BRUTAL Knockout!

  22. Daniel, Hess, Levy, Howell and Leko are the top commentators currently.

  23. Really pleased to see so many comments about the dreadful commentators, who made this an instant turn-off for me.

  24. That branding thing with the logo flashing over the screen is beginning to get annoying. I noticed it on the blitz championship too. Really begins to make me angry after a while.

  25. The commentators did a fine job. People just need to complain about something.

  26. I make edits of chess players on my channel, if you can see it I appreciate it 🙂

  27. I donit like explantion
    Useing bord

  28. Do not need explaination
    If using board
    Move

  29. I honestly don't know why everyone seems to hate Trent. Sure, he could be a bit more energetic, but he frequently predicted the moves that ended up being played and I enjoyed his commentary.

  30. This commentary is awful. Show the best engine lines and bring Hess and Naroditsky. David’s great but Trent’s not at a level to analyze these games.

  31. These commentators show their own ideas more than the board, its frustrating, bring the og squad , you are ruining the tournament 😭

  32. Love to see the Kommentators and how Hikaru managed to get out of the terrible Position

  33. I would prefer to watch GGM + david or danny + hess two of the best commentary duos.

  34. I actually really like David Howell as a commentator. I mean Danya is obviously far and away the best but I think they’d be a really good pairing. Would love to see that at some point

  35. I dont understand, why are you not showing any of the games ending and their results? Didnt get to see Magnus's wins or Hikaru's wins. I see more commentator's moves than the actual players moves.

  36. A WC like this should be commentated by the best – and only the best. I really miss the usual hosts. And regarding the stream chat, I'm not the only one feeling this way. However, the stream/video became watchable after muting the sounds at all.

  37. This "no russian" flag is pityful. A shame for a noble federation.

  38. People really complaining about the commentary 😂 it was good

  39. Last years commentators were far better, I'm falling asleep here

  40. NOT A FAN OF THE FORMAT!

    When commentators are commenting on the main game and then disappear to another game and come back 5/10 moves later and they should show the missing moves!🤬
    Also when showing a game, when all the games are over, at least show the full game from the beginning!

    I know it's not impossible to show all the moves from all games you show, but at least show all the moves from the main couple or three games you mainly analyse.

    Nice to see the opening and how they got in that winning position, more complete games👍

  41. what's with all the full-screen logo animations. obvious to use it to indicate a transition, yet afterward, invariably nothing has changed – it's just an interruption. more dumb amateurish production…

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