World's Strongest Bullet Chess Tournament ft. Magnus Carlsen as DrNykterstein | LTA February 2019

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  • Published: 11 February 2019
  • This is a 2-hour bullet chess tournament, Lichess Titled Arena (LTA) February 2019, I provided commentary on while specifically observing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen compete. This tournament has quickly become the world's strongest, and in all likelihood fastest, bullet chess tournament. I livestreamed this event at twitch.tv/ChessNetwork. Lichess Titled Arena February 2019 is held for titled chess players only, namely Grandmasters, International Masters, FIDE Masters, National Masters etc... Magnus Carlsen played under the account "DrNykterstein". This was the 11th "Titled Arena" held by lichess.org. Its $1,000 prize pool goes to the top 5 players, with 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $125, 4th - $75, and 5th - $50. This tournament was played on February 9th, 2019.

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Comments • 231

  • joshua wall
    joshua wall  20 hours back

    I joined lichess after watching this. Nice to know it starts you at 1500 so you can get curbed down to what your skill level is :P

    • Leo Nardo
      Leo Nardo  2 days back

      35:40 Carlsen is back

      • nadem
        nadem  2 days back

        Nykter? A big change...

        • Jason Layton
          Jason Layton  4 days back

          I wonder what Carlsen did during his break...?

          • The Dynasty Continues
            The Dynasty Continues  4 days back

            I dont even play chess.... but I love this guy's passion for it

            • Harvey Lin
              Harvey Lin  5 days back

              01:07:27 Nxh4+ missed by FrostWyrm...

              • enzo vian
                enzo vian  6 days back

                56:40 is he singing a perfect note with vibrato?

                • Dimitri Andreou
                  Dimitri Andreou  6 days back

                  When does someone earn 3 points?

                  • Pianistos
                    Pianistos  7 days back

                    Nykter means sober in Norwegian. Carlsen calls himself now DrNykterstein (=DrSoberstein) instead of DrDrunkenstein.

                    • spongebobmx
                      spongebobmx  7 days back

                      2884 is SUPER HARD

                      • Sathvick Satish
                        Sathvick Satish  7 days back

                        Love that little troll face you put in the thumbnail every time lol xD!

                        • Arm Chair
                          Arm Chair  1 weeks back

                          Keep the clicking sound on

                          • fittutube
                            fittutube  1 weeks back

                            The good ol Jerry commentary is annoying AF as usual.

                            • Outer Dimension
                              Outer Dimension  1 weeks back

                              5:39 Qf8+ Kd7 and Nf6 mate?

                              • Chris
                                Chris  1 weeks back

                                Why don't you play Jerry? You'd get top 30

                                • ーワードro検索キ

                                  i loved your unbiased assessments of positionas, very educational

                                  • Dario Šarvari
                                    Dario Šarvari  1 weeks back

                                    5:40 Arka missed a mate in 2 (1. Qf8+ Kd7 2. Nf6#)!

                                    • Weazel News
                                      Weazel News  1 weeks back

                                      Sooo fast, sooo strong. Had to rewind like 20 times to see it all. Magnus is a machine.

                                      • Random Guy
                                        Random Guy  1 weeks back

                                        1:07:27 Nxh4 wut

                                        • Elaguila
                                          Elaguila  1 weeks back

                                          1:21:07 Last one there is a Watneg. ...sorry had to =)

                                          • Gerbert D Aurillac
                                            Gerbert D Aurillac  1 weeks back

                                            @13:00 game vs VulvaChess was so good! Love Vulva!

                                            • Ernesto F. Dalí
                                              Ernesto F. Dalí  1 weeks back

                                              1:07:27 anyone notice the fork Nxh4 !

                                              • Jetze Schaafsma
                                                Jetze Schaafsma  1 weeks back

                                                Low. Dewyke. Fray. Derick.

                                                • TheAbc45678
                                                  TheAbc45678  1 weeks back

                                                  This was more interesting than any of Finegold's videos. But please explain what the colour coding is for the numbers.

                                                  • Eric Wilkins
                                                    Eric Wilkins  1 weeks back

                                                    You're really good at commentating chess, it's astounding. And Magnus and Penguin are the GMs this world deserves.

                                                    • PenguinF
                                                      PenguinF  1 weeks back

                                                      I just think he needed to go to the bathroom real bad and was distracted by it.

                                                      • Daryl Ibrahim
                                                        Daryl Ibrahim  1 weeks back

                                                        Shoutout for lodewijkfrederik

                                                        • dandelion
                                                          dandelion  1 weeks back

                                                          wow! hahaha. oookay

                                                          • chuckg4812
                                                            chuckg4812  1 weeks back

                                                            "Rage quit" - I like that...

                                                            • Brindlefox
                                                              Brindlefox  1 weeks back

                                                              I wish you would play in these some - what an opportunity to get to play Carlson!

                                                              • gyan varshnay
                                                                gyan varshnay  1 weeks back

                                                                1:23:14 black queen check mated the black king

                                                                • nuagor
                                                                  nuagor  1 weeks back

                                                                  55:41 Nd5+?? just blunders Kxe2 - but Carlsen's really just fighting the opponent's clock here.

                                                                  • fburton8
                                                                    fburton8  1 weeks back

                                                                    Dutch speakers pronounce Lodewijk (Ludwig) as Low-der-xxxx where xxxx is somewhere between wake and vike.

                                                                    • Antal Horváth
                                                                      Antal Horváth  1 weeks back

                                                                      Carlsen chooses sometimes special kinds of usernames... I would never think about any of that...

                                                                      • MyVash12349
                                                                        MyVash12349  1 weeks back

                                                                        Having no arms and an itch would be torture.

                                                                        • scrumpymanjack
                                                                          scrumpymanjack  1 weeks back

                                                                          Carlsen is such a beast. The way he makes light of some of the best bullet players in the world is staggering oh, and he sat out more than 10 per cent of the entire tournament. Incredible

                                                                          • andyisyoda
                                                                            andyisyoda  1 weeks back

                                                                            Jerry is the best chess commentator in the World. Fantastic entertainment.

                                                                            • Mehran Atashrazm
                                                                              Mehran Atashrazm  1 weeks back

                                                                              Penguin outpaces my eyes.

                                                                              • nuagor
                                                                                nuagor  1 weeks back

                                                                                5:38 Qf8+ Kd7, Nf6#

                                                                                • Shanaya
                                                                                  Shanaya  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Looking at Magnus playing bullet actually is making my game worst I'm tempted to play crazy moves like carlsem and think I'm gonna get away and win it and eventually I lose😂

                                                                                  • ButcherTV
                                                                                    ButcherTV  1 weeks back

                                                                                    no idea why hikaru never plays in these bullet LTA's. He and Carlsen would compete for the 1st spot every tournament. Not playing awesome events like just because of the website is kinda sad :(

                                                                                    • Peristilo peris
                                                                                      Peristilo peris  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Five years later and you're still my favorite chess commentator!

                                                                                      • comic4relief
                                                                                        comic4relief  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Maybe you ought to do a follow-up video on a few of these games!

                                                                                        • Combsdave1
                                                                                          Combsdave1  1 weeks back

                                                                                          It wasn’t carlsen at the beginning then he lost, they took a break then ultra hulk tagged in proceeded to climb to the top rope and destroy everyone. Also Magnus is a genius at creating tactics with pushing pawns. Love the content

                                                                                          • Loganrithm-YouTube
                                                                                            Loganrithm-YouTube  1 weeks back

                                                                                            @ChessNetwork 1:26:55
                                                                                            "Iodewijkfrederik" is actually Opperwezen - Andrew said on his stream.

                                                                                            • Mitchell Hoggarth
                                                                                              Mitchell Hoggarth  1 weeks back

                                                                                              Jerry loves his towel throwing doesn’t he

                                                                                              • Bob Marley
                                                                                                Bob Marley  1 weeks back

                                                                                                I feel sorry for the person that has to clean all the towels that have been thrown playing Magnus.

                                                                                                • CityOfThunder
                                                                                                  CityOfThunder  1 weeks back

                                                                                                  Hey did we ever find the identity of Rebecca Harris