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130 Comments

  1. “Only rule: can’t castle”
    Your king got cancer you loose sorry Vishi. Collect 200 and go fish

  2. My idea for alternate rules. King and queen start out equal with power of queens. Only after one dies does the other instantly become king, wherever it is.

  3. I mean ….I'm not even from India and I have mad props for Vishy ….the dude is in his 50s and keeping pace with some of the best guys in the world who are half his age ….5 time world champ and frankly a great ambassador for chess and for India….I'd love to play the guy otb with no clock …tea biscuits and let's chat and play ….sure Kasparov is probably one of my top chess idols and lots of the top players today I'd love to learn from …but vishy is the sort of guy I'd love to play " MY" chess against….no clocks no pressure no rating or crowds let's just have fun and talk …what a guy

  4. Is this variant available on some site or other? Lichess? Chess dot com?

  5. dont quote one of the worst nba announcers (reggie miller) ever again lol

  6. if anyone wants to analyze with an engine that wont let you turn off castling, you can move both knights out for both sides, move the rooks, move the knights back to the starting position and do it that way. its slow ik

  7. Kramnik has been a long time advocate for NC castle and they’re putting on display for a massive audience the potential it has and I love that

  8. if they made it no enpassant as well, its the chess i learnt as a kid 🤣

  9. u make chess more interesting my freind

  10. Vishy is Vishy! Thanks for an amazing video. Question: what’s the prize fund of this match ?

  11. Chess 960 and fisher random is the same thing it just has too names

  12. Oh, at the end I just realized that NC = No castling. I just thought they didn’t castle because it wasn’t the best move.

  13. Kramnik is only human……oh man
    It felt like kramnik is only lone survivor in robotic chess world…😂

  14. I dont think removing castling makes chess more interesting. What it does is make the competition more interesting. the best players will not be those with book smarts and opening memorizations. The best players become those with better intuition, adaptation, and improvization.

  15. this video was the perfect length of time for after shower breakfast before work and a cup of coffee. I loved this thanks a bunch.

  16. Day 34 of telling Levy he is worth more than a queen

  17. VISHY BEING MAJESTIC AND VLAD BEING DANGEROUS 💙💙.
    Oh!!! And to all those peeps "🤢🤢🤮🤮🤢 *Bunchofpissants…"
    Lol the dps 🤣 triggered

  18. "Only rule: you can't castle"
    proceeds to bongcloud

  19. you are totally wrong at 12:19, it was supposed to be kramnik's turn to move

  20. That last epic move bishop f6 boom 🤯💥. Love from india ❤️

  21. HOW ON EARTH CAN HE BLINK WITH ONE EYE WITHOUT BLINKING THE OTHER

  22. Hey Gotham would you ever consider making another channel for vlogs or gaming or something along those lines?

  23. I know its silly, but if you use your left arrow key to continueously Restart the video Levy is gona say che che che che che che che ina very funny way

  24. Me, a Beefy Smash Doods subscriber, everytime I hear "c5" : 👀

  25. VISWANATHAN ANAND IS PLAYING MORE THAN A MAGNUS CARLSEN,KEEP IT UP ANAND.

  26. Normally without castling they will attack mostly the centre.

  27. Anand always comes up with some innovative ways

  28. Hey, Gotham I love your chess videos. I am practising the chess from your channel. And your replays are awesome.😊😊

  29. Day 4 of translating Levy's titles into european portuguese: 2 (dois) campeões mundiais, sem roque!

  30. Dude Bomgcloud OP. Hikaru has been training for the no castling championship for years and we didn't even know. He's so galaxy brain that his ability to see a million moves ahead applies in real life too

  31. Rule:No castling!
    Vishy:oh then I will just castle manually.😂

  32. शेर कितना भी बुढा हो जाय शिकार करना नाही भुलता

  33. Non castling engine games are just as drawish, probably because it only changes some short-term tactics and engines never blunder that. A human on the other hand can very well mess it up.

  34. "Only rule no castling" Kramnik proceeds to take a Shot Gun from his bag

  35. bishop F6 was fucking orgasmic , damnnnnnnnn

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