Live from the Grand Hotel Bucharest, the 4th Superbet Chess Classic is the first of five legs of the Grand Chess Tour. The nine Tour players are joined by a wildcard (listed below) for a classical round robin. Join GMs Varuzhan Akobian, Cristian Chirila, Yasser Seirawan, and IM Nazi Paikidze for the move-by-move.
| 40 Moves in 90 Min. Incr. 30 Sec. / / 30 Min. Incr. 30 Sec.
Ian Nepomniachtchi (1.5) vs. Ding Liren (1)
(1.5) vs. Anish Giri
Fabiano Caruana (1) vs. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (1)
Alireza Firouzja (0.5) vs. Richard Rapport (1.5)
Jan-Krzysztof Duda (0.5) vs. Bogdan-Daniel Deac (0.5)
Private chess lessons with Nazi would be a sweepstakes prize I'd sign up for.
These streams are unwatchable. The video matches the audio less than half of the time. Nobody cares about this? This is horrible!
3:38:15 Garry: "The only thing I can not beat is time"
Gotta love Garry haha
Ding is literally the world champion and is not on the front of the poster. Total disrespect.
commentary bits by fabi and garry highlights
Please fix Ding’s name on the nameplate (on the chess table). Ding is his last name. Liren is his first name. They should bold “Ding”, not “Liren” on his nameplate. As he is now the WCC, at least we should get his name right.
These commercials are a nuisance. If you sponsor, thank you and stay in the background. You're not promoting chess, you're promoting whatever you sell.
Byrne story, really grat at 1:14
Richard plays under Romanian flag (I guess he doesn't like Orban), on the other hand that seems to leave Wolfulescu out 🙂:-)
2:29:38 just e4… and everything is fine
LMAO Garry casually roasting Nepo even without trying is peak WCC!
I miss Danya and Robert. Cannot bear that pansy Seiwaran or how in the hell he's called.
Is it me, or is Nazi's blouse crooked?
3:22:30 during Fabi's interview when he talks about playing 3. h4 … it's funny, I didn't know this was a thing but I was just watching a vid of Richard Rapport's top moves where he played this crazy 18. Bxd7 and Svidler resigned immediately in a 2021 GCT blitz&rapid match…and looking over that game he also played 3. h4 after 1.d4 2.c4.
I don't think the Chairman of such an event should wear accessories that can be understood as calling for regime change in a particular country. Why not simply wear a peace flag?
Today's Round was Pretty Nice. Some good Finds by GMs!
I’m a big Yasser fan, but somebody tell him we’re in the 21st century, not the 23rd. Maybe he’s a Star Trek fan! 🤣
Caruana s prep…the best ever…wow