This game lasted for 179 moves! | Hikaru Nakamura vs Pentala Harikrishna | World Blitz 2022

GM Hikaru Nakamura (2909) was in a head-to-head fight with the five-time world champion Magnus Carlsen till round seventeen of the World Open Blitz Championship 2022 for the gold medal. But the world champion made his way to the top with a half-point lead in the twentieth round. So, in the last round, winning was the only option for the reigning World Fischer Random Chess Champion Nakamura but he was facing the super solid GM Pentala Harikrishna (2617). Would Hikaru be able to beat Hari and get closer to Magnus? Watch the video to see what happened in the game?

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  1. At 8:04 Pentala could have taken the knight for a quicker draw…

  2. Hari should lose…only have 1 rockHikaru has rock n knightRight?

  3. This digital board is perfect, with bar

  4. Too many games with Hikaru. There are many interesting chess players at world blitz

  5. Are they not allowed to agree to a draw? What is this lol.

  6. Why doesnt Hikaru take the pawn on at 8:52 ?? Can someone explain

  7. So where that guy who was dissapointed about Nepo didn't set the pieces back?

  8. Making moves on the opponent's clock at 5:14 and 5:41. Very typical of him, dirty tricks and does it way too often in games.

  9. shame he used up his fighting spirit here rather than saving it for earlier against Rapport

  10. Nic (J Bruce Feynman Niccolo P. Bentulan) says:

    Is that the same arbiter from

    'The most weird chess incident that you will ever come across'


  11. He didn't arrange white pieces….aaaaaaaaah i see😏

  12. Hi stop the clock and say plaese Resume Tomorow🤣

  13. At 5:22 I was confused why Hikaru didn't play Qxc5 (my interest in Chess was sparked just a couple of months ago thanks to The Queen's Gambit).

    It took me a couple of seconds until I realized that Pentala then would have M2 with Qh5+, forcing whites King on g1, and then Ne2#.

    Hikaru obviously saw this and played g4.


  14. Bruh, they overshot the 50 move rule by a lot i think 😂😂

  15. They turned a 6 minute game into a 16 minute fight to the death

  16. Hikaru and Hans both did not put back the pieces after they finished playing their games.

  17. Hari really turned from winning to saving the game

  18. Hikaru crying after his pre arranged draws he's not champ is always funny

  19. If the game was not stopped by that old man, it would have lasted a week

  20. Wasn't there a rule where you would draw after a certain number of moves?

  21. Jaja la cara de Nakamura..
    Frustrado por no poder dar mate con ese caballo y torre 😅

  22. Thank you for bringing the chess game to the screen!

  23. Hikaru didn't place pieces back in position.. high level of frustration lol😅

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