Who’ll Win Without Theory? ft. Magnus, Fabiano, Gukesh & More | Freestyle Chess GOAT Challenge 2024

The 2024 Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge is an over-the-board Chess960 classical tournament featuring Magnus Carlsen, Ding Liren, Alireza Firouzja, Fabiano Caruana, Gukesh, and more. The Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T. Challenge consists of a rapid and a main event, both in the Chess960 variant. In total, there is a $200,000 prize pool to be played for at the Weissenhaus Private Nature Luxury Resort, Germany.

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36 Comments

  1. What is this circus?? Nicholas is useless, Tania yelling, mics open, commentators not looking at the viewers camera, wheel of fortune set up, no eval bar, only Peter doing good work there. Jeez!

  2. They’re clearly running out of ideas eh, one challenge doesn’t hold the status of a goat either. 😂 Freestyle madness is just fun time for the pros, nothing more

  3. Did the guy sitting next to Tania put his microphone in a bag of chips in his pocket?!?! Holy….

  4. Not the best performance you want on lunar New Year’s Day by ding but I hope these losts don’t worsen his mental health

  5. worst production i have ever seen, horrible! how you expect chess to grow?!?! really affected my enjoyment of the chess, not gna lie! its 2024 its not hard to put a little effort into making it visually acceptable and sounding good, not asking for movie level production here, just the basics done like you actually want people to watch it.

  6. Everyone saying the broadcast is horrible, but it seems totally ok to me?

  7. How in the world do they not check that the audience can see the pieces on the board? Amateur hour.

  8. I don't know what "freestyle chess" means. Do they mean 'thematic' chess?

    Oh they mean 960! Not watching, bye!!!

  9. Could anyone just let know plz, Who the guy is doing the big screen analysis?
    Thanks Michael..

  10. Peter is the only good thing about the production crew. The production really got in the way of being able to enjoy the chess

  11. This set, the graphics, the audio quality, the wardrobe, the camera work, and the editing are all just truly awful. I mean just absolutely horrendous. If they’re going to expand chess viewership, something has got to change. This is unacceptable. I’ve seen higher quality production on public access television.

  12. Also, it's Fischer Random. Stop disrespecting the inventor by calling it 960 or freestyle.

  13. great event – bad casting/production

  14. All the younger generation adapted better than the older guys to new things, not surprised

  15. What happened to calling it "Chess 960"? Lol

  16. No eval bar? Really? Not even watchable. Combined with the endless tech issues, this is a serious letdown. Moving on.

  17. Gukesh looked like he was 5 foot 2 in post game. Was he on a lower podium? Vincent is huge

  18. I really like Carlsen but this tournament is so bogus, since Carlsen didn't invite Hikaru, So or others. Not watching.

  19. I prefer classy Tania over "forced hype" Tania.

  20. Blimey, how about some voice coaching to make her voice less annoying?

  21. Isn’t there a sound tec who can fix her microphone? And why is she using her phone while commenting?

  22. 10s of thousands of dollars in prizes 10s of dollars in microphones 😅

  23. Why they invited ding 😂😂😂😂😂

  24. Sehr geil Niclas dass du dabei bist, feiere deine Art , passt gut in die Runde rein! Schönes Spiel zwischen den Kommentatoren und dir in der Analyseecke:) freue mich schon auf morgen!!!

  25. You're very bored with these analyses! Let us watch the games without constantly intruding!

  26. Sound and lighting done by an intern?…

  27. i dont like indian english accent so annoying who hired that women

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