The King’s Gambit: The Story of Hikaru

Hikaru Nakamura is a man of many accomplishments.

He drew the chess world’s attention to the United States by winning trophy after trophy throughout his career.

In 2003, he became a record-breaking grand master. He plays one of the most challenging games in the world at breakneck speeds.

And, most recently, Hikaru breathed new life into a game that has existed for nearly 1,500 years, by playing chess with some of the biggest streamers on the planet.

This is the story of Hikaru.

Written by: Alina Sotula (@ASotula)
Narrated & Edited by: Sebastien Martin-Schultz (@Seb_dot)
Produced by: Miles Hackett (@miles_hackett)
Thumbnail by: Brandon Mistele

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Music used under license from Associated Production Music LLC (”APM”).

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  1. He is the man that got me into chess, in my eyes hikaru is greater than other chess players, be it magnus Or any other and it's not only about gameplay, his personality, the way he talks, the way he interacts with his audience is just lovable to me, and of course, his godly skills is just cherry on top.

  2. intro was so long, i actually started to think it was just like a compilation fan cam thing

  3. Hikaru is an entertainer first chess player second on his streams…

  4. Wait what is that really Snoop Dog he was playing against?

  5. I dont care what some uwu girls say.. hikaru will always be the reason i joined chess

  6. Thanks to Hikaru I’m a grand master in chess….at my house only.

  7. I am highest grand chess master in South Sudan and I challenge this guy to a match and I will destroy him and put South Sudan on the map

  8. 2:30 is the most melodramatic shit ever. 1500 years of chess and him playing with streamers is what shook it up the most 😂

  9. Why did I dislike and stop watching 5 minutes in? Because that’s now the 2nd clip you’ve played twice within just the first 5 minutes. You’re just lazy and wasting your viewers time.

  10. I find it funny I have no idea who those two dumb whores were says a lot of who’s jealous

  11. Repent your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior God is merciful and he will forgive you

  12. there no time for fun and games or your wasting your time 😴

  13. 1:16 Hikaru after solving time travel: “Idk what’s going on I’m just gonna castle.”

  14. I love his presence on creating content online where most chess players don’t give back to the community like that. We do owe a lot to him and all that he does.

  15. The King's Gambit should be on Magnus not Hikaru.

  16. The clip where he is wearing Barca’s unicef kit instantly gives him my respect

  17. The board in the thumbnail is set up wrong 💀

  18. Great video, I didn't even realize that I had hit the end before the thanks for watching message came up.

  19. If I have a chance to learn and choose a master it's probably hikaru the way hi plays the board is different

  20. hikaru is such a chill dude. i respect him so much and wish him the best in his career

  21. interesting and very skilled gm chess player hikaru.

  22. shoulda called the video the bongcloud 💀

  23. Hikaru: *explains the theory of the big bang*

    Hikaru: yeah I'm just gonna castle

  24. I didn't expect that Chess will be a video in a channel that features Esports 😂

  25. How to tell a channel is American without actually telling it

  26. Imagine, just imagine, if both of the Nakamura brothers became Grandmasters…

  27. Hikaru is basically dream but isnt fake

  28. I bet the haters felt crazy when he kept bringing Magnus to a draw 5 times in a row

  29. 2:20 If this doesn’t say, ‘Castle when in doubt’, nothing will 😂

  30. i started chess 7 months ago now i am advance

  31. I knew chess can be so nice and amazing video man :]

  32. Kings indian would've been more fitting

  33. My 3 Favorite Players Hikaru,Magnus & Wesley 🎉🎉🎉

  34. Isn't this the same guy from "LSD With Autism"?
    Or was that Nikaru Hakamura?

  35. Wow. Thanks for this incredible video! It's mind blowing to look back on everything. You guys really pulled out some OG history and clips here. There's a ton of good and there's a bit of bad. I feel badly that the only clips of the Botez sisters make them seem like enemies. We all got really busy with the chess boom, and we weren't communicating as well as we should have been and there were some small issues. We all realized we just needed to sit down and talk to each other, and our relationship is now stronger than ever. They are doing a great job representing chess on Twitch, and I have nothing but respect for both Alex and Andrea and all they've accomplished.

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