Anand spent 1:43 mins on 4th move in world blitz semi-final ?!

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Daoloth : When Anand stares at you, he is actually predicting your death...

Vijay Kumar : Anand: "I was looking at all the possible outcomes of this game" Smirin: "How many did you see" Anand: "14 million 6 Hundred and 5" Smirin: "How many do I win" Anand: "None"

Rakesh Sahoo : anand can predit world war 3

Kacper Migacz : I once that did that on the first move. I was white and I forgot that white went first.

Maksymilian Czoło : "So did you try really to calculate all these variations till the end?" "No, I was thinking what to eat tonight."

JstallGFU : I don't know how I got here, not quite sure what just happened, but I've never been more excited in my life.

PwnUrBadCock : Me: e4 Anand: check mate in 14 moves

mottystone : Anand was asked about this in the interview after. Smirin did not play the opening Anand was expecting. In a finale like this, White must win and so will play something dangerous to avoid Black forcing a simple draw. When Anand saw that Smirin was deviating from his usual opening, he says that he stopped to think what players and tournaments Smirin had been in recently. He was trying to figure out if there was some new trap or opening that had been developed recently using that move. Once he had an idea what Smirin was going for (which could have been ten moves out), he decided what opening he would play to avoid that line. The plan worked. Anand was able to prevent Smirin from getting any momentum in his attack. He sacrificed a piece to try to get a clear path for his center pawns (to try to queen one of them), but Anand was able to trade away enough pieces that Smirin couldn't keep the position active enough to win.

Aman Goyal : meanwhile anand predicted harambe's death in those 1.43.

Tam Pham : the commentator makes this hilarious

Clocked Out Kony : He had a Vietnam flashback

ufftatabummbumm : I laughed so hard when they suddendly shaked hands

Bad Jaeaux : He was waiting for opponent to resign at move 4 but opponent did not see the mate in 48

Wasek Salam : some ppl will never ever be able to understand how damn exciting this is to watch...

Naufal Rafdi : "Wait, is that a knight? Or it was a horse? Wait, let me solve this by myself." -Anand

Json : When you having fun but the crushing reality of life suddenly hits you.

Cntry_Blumpkin : I feel like he planned the entire game in the 1min and 43sec he was thinking

Kye m8 : Lol I don't even know how to play chess yet this somehow still intrigues me, even though I have no idea what's going on

Xoire : "Smirin playing very cleverly here" Dude it's the 4th move. It's not even possible to play very cleverly by move 4, it's only possible to play moronically.

Ömer Bekdaș : I don't know why did I think that but need some CS:GO casters on there.

nictimus : youtube recommended this video for me, I mean, I watch it completely and I don't know why

DHRUV RAMANI : Ofcourse Anand won. He was playing against Matthew Perry...

Mr.CoolGuy : He was waiting for Adrenaline rush.

tc413141 : he was trying to decide what he wanted to get for dinner.

Harnoor Singh : I did that once in a junior completition... I was checking out on the other girl and did not realise that opponent has already moved... it was not until the opponent got up to fetch a glass of water and told me to make the move after he comes back.... lol!!!!!!!!

Matthew Ouyang : I switched from chess to starcraft 2 cause chess was not that intense, looks like im wrong.

Andreas Hoppe : oooooooooooooww, he sacrificed his queen ...

Jeffrey Lebowski : he was trapped in a time loop

vivek patil : I think he was recalling castling rules ....

Wasif : Anand.exe has stopped working. Would you like to restart this program? y/n

Douglas Edwards : Lesson learned: drain 2/5 of your time at the beginning of blitz chess to mentally plot out the billion possible moves that can occur after turn 4... (Proceeds to lose every subsequent game on chess.com)

Keine Angabe : This guy doesn't know what "sacrifice" means in chess..

FXo : Why are the commentators for chess days so analytical and boring these guys make chess exciting to watch just goes to show technology isn't such a great thing all they do is focus on camera angles and clicking on their laptops for potential moves that don't happen instead of trying to add hype to the match

vincy striling : Switching to chess cause dota3 sucks

Viti V : I have never watched like "professional" chess. That was awesome.

Wasek Salam : i had to pause after every turn near the end to make sense of their moves.. it made sense all right, but i had to pause after every damn moves...

Matthew Bulic : I was eating dinner with a champion chess player at a Italian restaurant that had a checkered tablecloth, it took him 2 hours to pass the salt...😏

Urza26 : Anand was probably thinking.... "yeah, I got this... now I just have to waste some time to make my win even more impressive. Plus, more camera time. Bonus!"

Spider_hip : 3th move ends. -Damn I don't know what to play more. -Operator -Tank, I need a master chess program right now. -Allright, let me see what we got here, fritz, chessmaster, stockfish, critter, komodo, houdini -Just hurry up, I'm running out of time -Ok chill up man, you will not need much time when I install this software - loading... loading... loading...loading... -Done... Finish Him!

Hossein Karimi : yeah, so astonishing !! Chess belongs to the east , to India or Persia ! as an iranian i love this indian man the most between the chess players .

JUAN SINAAAAAAAAAAA : He calculated the whole game

ProfessorBorax : Did anyone ever ask Anand what he was thinking about for that whole minute and a half?

Oleksiy Bazhenov : Chess commentators > sports commentators

naturecollision : sometimes, you need to invest 1:43 in a victory, sometimes it is 14 years, the whole youth, early adulthood. but the thing is, if you got a vision, take your time to make it real.

Gunsol Videos : it would be awkward if he lost that game

Initials : soo who won lol

ldc62 : Trolling was invented at this moment.

Marc Batero Espejo : Anand's 4th move deserves a place in a Thoug life compilation.

Michael Smith : Nailed it anand too good . Salute ur country to provide great games to world by player like you .

TheFireflyGrave : Playing as back with 1 minute less, just needs to draw. Why not spot the opponent another minute advantage and win anyway? Great blitz game.