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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69 Comments

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

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 𝐕𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐞 †ᅠ ㅤㅤᅠ ㅤㅤ ᅠ says:

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

  6. I donit like explantion
    Useing bord

  7. Do not need explaination
    If using board
    Move

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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

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

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

  19. Aren't 5 games per day for these GMs are probably less … I mean it's like qualifiers round so why not going with 8 to 10 games having player variety combination and entertainment

  20. I found that these guys were messing around with the board way too much

  21. Аркадий Чернобровкин says:

    Alexandra Kosteniuk💪🔥❤ChessQueen💪🔥❤

  22. Where’s Robert and Daniel ? These guys are boring asf …

  23. Let NO excite you.

    When the world tells you no and rejects you and what you're trying to do, let that fuel you to come back and hit it harder. Don't fold under the pressure, use it to make you tougher. Most people will fold. But when you're the odd one out who stands up in adversity and pushes further, you get to experience things in life all those others who give up will never experience.

    Go see how far you can push your limits.

  24. Lawrence Trent is a horrible commentator.

  25. Was Niemann banned from participating? He was supposed to play too 😅

  26. They need to find more commentators like Danya (Daniel Naroditsky). He actually makes the games fun to watch!

  27. Can we get Danya and Levi back ? Pretty please…

  28. Add Daniel Naroditsky and Robert hess as commentators

  29. 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.

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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

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

  34. Petition for Danya to be on every commentary

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

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

  37. 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.

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