IM Nubairshah Shaikh (2432) vs India no.1 D. Gukesh | Qatar Masters 2023 | Commentary by Sagar

Gukesh has reached a rating of 2758 and is currently ranked no.1 in India and no.8 in the world. He was playing on the 4th board in the first round of the Qatar Masters 2023 against IM Nubairshah Shaikh. Nubair is a strong IM with a rating of 2432 and 2 GM norms, however, Gukesh is clearly the superior player having a rating difference of 300 Elo points. However, there was a lot of surprise on hand for all of us. Check out the game along with the commentary by IM Sagar Shah to understand the intricacies.

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44 Comments

  1. Gukesh said "I'm going to decline your draw because I'm going to get the draw, and I'm getting it MY way".

  2. Hi can you have subtitles? For those who want to watch it but can’t turn on the volume. Thanks

  3. Gukesh is losing his charm and accuracy recently. May he come back strong else many strong players are coming up nowadays.

  4. Perfect e.g of Dhoni..He didn't panick and he played solid defence

  5. He said Gukesh is believing in himself more than his position 😅😅😅😅😂😂

  6. Is it me or the commentary really speaks like arnab goswami?

  7. I would go on and on and learn with sagars commentary. Nubair played beautifil positional chess jist one small error and it was draw

  8. Funny Moment24:42 The only sub-par / bad move he has played so far is offering a draw

  9. Video has been very exciting because of Sagar' s Ravi shashti like commentry 😂

  10. Best commentary ever. Reviving the interest to play chess and also giving more ideas on how to play.

  11. At 11:31 after Bg5 what if black played f6 instead of Re8?

  12. Gukesh when cornered like a leopard shows that fighting spirit.

  13. 17:30 i am beginer in chess ….can someone explain me how is that move offering a draw?

  14. with some confidence that Shaikh guy could do wonders

  15. Nubair has done bachelors in civil engineering as well!! apart from being at 2450 rated player..
    Still chess players are trying to balance their higher education along with playing the game..

  16. Gukesh has been below his usual level of play nowadays

  17. Gukesh was expected to do more.
    I think his great performance was just a spike and he is back to his normal level

  18. Can someone please tell me how knight a4 is draw ?

  19. In chess everyone bit everyone so how we judge who is best due to those reasons I thought everyone is great.

  20. How do you know that he offered drawwhen he played knight to a4?

  21. Just the best commentary. Sounds likea horse race😂😅❤

  22. Nubair has been an IM since like 10 yrs now.. I remember he used to be all over the papers back then, hope he achieves his dream of becoming a gm soon

  23. I think Gukesh should take rest like pragg and vidit.

  24. Even top level chess players don't know how to win chess games sometimes.

  25. One feels often by watching his games that Gukesh, though an exciting young player, is quite overrated by the Indian media.

  26. 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐓𝐮𝐛𝐞𝐫 says:

    Seems like Guki is in bad form but what a match by Nubair bhai.. Nubair bhai OP rukna nahi chahiye chat..👌👌👌

  27. This video would not be so excitating without Sagar's intervention.

  28. how is nubair wearing a watch. it is not allowed to wear while play right ?

  29. Never seen Gukesh being so passive in recent times. Nuber gaining up space in the beginning was amazing ❤

  30. When you are 20 yrs old, you just look down, act as everything is normal, as if you stole something. When you are 30 years old, you laugh and shake your head at how silly your opponent was for missing a win.

  31. Sagar Bhai's commentary adds a cherry on the cake!

  32. Desi Attack by Nubair Bhai <3 should have finished the game… hope he becomes GM soon.

  33. Dharma Varta धार्मिकवार्ता says:

    Gukesh strategy is simple. Once he is pushed back, started trading pieces. 😂😂😂
    Magically wins 😂

  34. I think it's so ride when nubair asked what was his mistake and gukesh didn't answer !!

  35. Nubair was very much practiced chess but he only need to handle psychological tactics of otb to reach 2700

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