World’s Strongest Bullet Chess Tournament ft. Magnus Carlsen as DrNykterstein | 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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91 Comments

  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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 🙁

  5. 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😂

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

  7. 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

  8. Having no arms and an itch would be torture.

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

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

  11. 55:41 Nd5+?? just blunders Kxe2 – but Carlsen's really just fighting the opponent's clock here.

  12. Shoutout for lodewijkfrederik

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

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

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

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

  17. i loved your unbiased assessments of positionas, very educational

  18. The good ol Jerry commentary is annoying AF as usual.

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

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

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

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

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