When Hikaru ‘Sacrificed’ His Queen 6 Times...

Objavljeno 19. dec. 2020
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The Best Game series continues with the epic game between Hikaru Nakamura and Boris Gelfand from 2010. The game features a glorious sequence of 'sacrificing' the queen in a Kings Indian Defense.
[White "Gelfand, Boris"]
[Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5
Ne7 9. Nd2 Ne8 10. b4 f5 11. c5 Nf6 12. f3 f4 13. Nc4 g5 14. a4 Ng6 15. Ba3 Rf7 16. b5 dxc5 17. Bxc5 h5 18. a5 g4 19. b6 g3 20. Kh1 Bf8 21. d6 axb6 22. Bg1 Nh4 23. Re1 Nxg2 24. dxc7 Nxe1 25. Qxe1 g2+ 26. Kxg2 Rg7+ 27. Kh1 Bh3 28. Bf1 Qd3 29. Nxe5 Bxf1 30. Qxf1 Qxc3 31. Rc1 Qxe5 32. c8=Q Rxc8 33. Rxc8 Qe6 *
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  • That was beautiful

  • Im not a chess expert but um pretty sure Hikaru couldve checkmated tho :v but he decided to fork the knight and rook with his queen

  • captions @ 0:12 "Boris girlfriend"

  • There is something about a game of chess where one pushes queenside and one pushes King side with a nice pawn chain as the border thats just beyond satisfying.

  • What do you do if the king takes the knight

  • this whole video be like hikaru: oh no my queen is threatened anyway

  • What a great fucking video. Seriously props you made it so fucking and showed the beauty in the game. Just wow

  • 11:09 I have an idea for white here what about QD1 since the diagonal defends mate from the queen and the bishop defends mate on the diagonal, the rook protects the queen and the queen protects the bishop

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  • thank you for helping me win this chess game

  • That ending was absolutely beautiful

  • you are really good levy.. I enjoy your commentary. Well done.

  • Qd3 was just a superb move!

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  • This was extremly interessting, I enjoyed it a lot - very good explanation even I understood it :)

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  • Wow one of the best KID's I ever seen. Tremendous attack.

  • What I leaned is do not, under any circumstances, let your king be in a corner.

  • my head hurts

  • I love your mma analogies

  • only hikaru can do this my balls would have been shreaded

  • and the queen was 🎶 Dancing in the moonlight🎶

  • These videos are epic, it's been getting me back into playing chess

  • Subtitles say Boris Girlfriend

  • I have captions enabled and "game against GM Boris girlfriend" got me confused. xD

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  • I can one up that I've sac'd my king numerous times

  • *laughs in fool's mate*

  • Watching this break down i do feel like in a real battle while my dumbass with almost noskill only knows 1 thing: oh i can eat this one

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  • great vid, the explanation is detailed and easy to grasp for a noob like me

  • Great analysis. Thanks

  • I like watching these vids pretending to know EXACTLY what is happening

  • I've watched maybe 50 of your videos so far and this is by far my favorite.

  • 13:41 "And how do you protect this?" *Insert Tom shrugging meme*

  • This is stunning

  • I think Gelfand here just thought "alright let's see what he can do with this opening" and after Qe6 he pulled a leaf out of JJBA Dio's page and said ''that's it, I'm satisfied"

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  • I bet Hikaru premoved the entire sequence where his queen was under threat.

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  • 13:40 you can get the bishop to h2 and defend the king

  • i have no idea what’s going on

  • Imma be honest with you I had no idea what was going on this entire video

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  • "I hope you enjoyed the video"??? Dude, if I didn't enjoy this video i might as well go to jail

  • @gothamchess I made stockfish 13 analyze hxg3 for 24 hours here is the result: [Event "7th World Team Championship"] [Site "Bursa TUR"] [Date "2010.01.09"] [Round "?"] [White "Boris Gelfand"] [Black "Hikaru Nakamura"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E97"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2010.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Nd2 Ne8 10. b4 f5 11. c5 Nf6 12. f3 f4 13. Nc4 g5 14. a4 Ng6 15. Ba3 Rf7 16. b5 dxc5 17. Bxc5 h5 18. a5 g4 19. b6 g3 20. Kh1 Bf8 21. d6 axb6 22. Bg1 Nh4 23. hxg3 fxg3 24. Be3 Bh3 25. Rg1 Be6 26. dxc7 Qxc7 27. Nb5 Qe7 28. Qd6 Ng6 29. Qxe7 Rxe7 30. Nxb6 Rd8 31. Rgd1 Rxd1+ 32. Rxd1 Nf4 33. Bf1 h4 34. Rd8 Re8 35. Rxe8 Nxe8 36. Nd4 exd4 37. Bxf4 Kf7 38. Nc4 Bxc4 39. Bxc4+ Kf6 40. Bd2 Ba3 41. Bd3 Nc7 42. f4 Ke6 43. f5+ Ke5 44. Bg5 Na6 45. Bxh4 Kf4 46. Bc4 Bb4 47. Kg1 Kxe4 48. f6 Bxa5 49. f7 Bb4 50. Bxg3 Bf8 51. Be1 d3 52. Kf1 Kd4 53. Bb3 Ke5 54. Bd2 Nc5 55. Ba2 Ne4 56. Be3 Bb4 57. Bb3 Ng3+ 58. Kg1 0-1

  • "And how do we threaten mate in one here?" I dunno, but probably with the black's white bishop

  • I’m actually so proud of myself for spotting Nh4 and Qd3 before you mentioned it

  • Jeebus, that was insane

  • Captions: "Boris Girlfriend"

  • 10:00 ",but look"

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  • Why is he saying girlfriend

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  • Thank you. Your commentary really brought it to life as I don’t see the moves otherwise. Ace.

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  • I read this and thought Hikaru promoted six pawns and sacrificed all six

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  • Hikaru: Sacrifices queen Me: Sacrifices king

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  • Very good and analytical, I was never interested in chess but I found this whole match intriguing. You covered this perfectly.