Hikaru Nakamura’s Most Brilliant Moves On Chess.com

Hikaru Nakamura (@GMHikaru) has played more than 40,000 games on Chess.com and thousands of brilliant chess moves! Here are five of our favorites as identified by Game Review.

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281 Comments

  1. In case you wonder about these moves being brilliant or not. He said at the beginning of the video, "new brilliant move algorithm". Indeed It used to be a extremely rare to get it before the update. Now is just a human like in depth. Basically now those brilliant moves are high level puzzle game. That even you and me as intermediate players can figure it out too, with some time given ofc.
    I was able to do 4 of these 5 puzzle. And I'm not remotely close to Hikaru's level. The difference between him and me is astronomical.

  2. When you find all of these moves surprisingly quickly, but then realize you only found them becase you knew something crazy is in the position…

    Although bh3 may be findable during rapid

  3. I started watching and playing chess after I saw a random video of Hikaru vs Praggnanadha. I liked Hikaru since then. I started streaming his channel and learning new tricks. Now I am a 1300 chess player. Thanks Hikaru.

  4. Hikaru is the undisputed king of SPEED CHESS.

  5. Me calculating for 2 minutes : If Bishop takes knight, pawn takes pawn, ruk takes knight, queen takes pawn………

    Meanwhile Hikaru in 5 seconds : "TAKES TAKES TAKES TAKES TAKES TAKES TAKES TAKES AND CHECKMATE".

  6. Wait you can see you move quality over time now?

  7. extremely proud of myself for calculating first one from start to finish

  8. I'm ashamed that sometimes I forget how good Hikaru is. He's one of the few people I can actually watch playing speed chess without being bored out, due to the beauty of his play. He deserves respect.

  9. Nice! This new feature will be a lot of fun to look at my games, as well as peep into Hikaru's games.

  10. Game 1 Bh3 shouldn't be a brilliant move because white can go for f3, and both will result in a draw or a win for white.

  11. anyone know how to check overall moves stats like in the video? i want to see if i ever played a brilliant move

  12. All these moves were literally my 1 second guess

  13. I'm an 800s player and some asshole beat me with a brilliant move and I've never felt so hard done. Why is an 800 player finding a brilliant move?

  14. 1. Didn't show the main variation at all 2. easy and obvious mini-combo 3. a good one 4. nice 5. again, where is the variation with ef5 instead of bc3?

  15. If you don't show this, Hikaru threatened to cry

  16. cool video but the second move was so obvious lmao

  17. Iv had 2 brilliant moves so far and both times I completely missed the point of why they were brilliant and followed up with a blunder

  18. NAKA, Maggy, and Dubov are my fave Chess Genius boys.

  19. Cool video idea. Hikaru plays a lot of brilliant blitz games that are worth deep analysis. The most inspiring ideas are found in the casual blitz matches between Hikaru and Naroditsky. Danya will drop a mental sac that seems to work… but then Hikaru finds the stockfish sequence that maintains the advantage.

  20. At 1:51, if after QxNh7+ white instead replies Kf8, then …Qh8+, Ke7,… QxRb8 and black will win.

  21. 1:40 Wow I actually saw this one pretty quickly. But in game when I’m not in puzzle mode, I’m not sure if I would.

  22. I wish 960 would become the norm so we would get more tactically sharp games. So much more fun than preparation leading to draws!

  23. he generate more brillian moves than me winning the game

  24. Hikaru's best finishing move in chess is when he put Eric Hansen in that headlock

  25. πŸπŸ™„πŸπŸ™„πŸπŸ™„πŸπŸ™„

  26. I just find out 6 brilliant moves. But I'm happy.

  27. Love the videos! Just a thought, include the yellow "moved-from" squares. Please. Thank you.

  28. Can make video like this for ian? So we can be reminded back of how a great player actually he is, regardless of his performance in wcc.

  29. Does anyone imagine having those position in a tournament? Just me, okay

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