xQc vs. Rubius - Most Watched Chess Match EVER

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PogChamps is BACK! Today we had xQc vs Rubius, an insane matchup. The event is featuring MrBeast, Pokimane, Rainn Wilson, Neeko, xQc, Rubius, Ludwig, and many others.
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0:00 Intro
0:42 GAME 1
10:44 GAME 2
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  • how is this the most watch? to me i thought QXC getting mated by Mr Throbbing in 7 moves after Hikaru was couching and raising his boy only to get spanked and humiliated on chess / youtube sensation. or you talking about just chess.com?

    THAC0MANICTHAC0MANIC8 päivää sitten
    • ok

      ElyanYTElyanYTPäivä sitten
    • Trying it out right now. Seems good so far :)

      Leo FisherLeo Fisher4 päivää sitten
    • i dont know if anyone gives a shit but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my friends Instagram password using InstaPortal. Cant link here so search for it on google :)

      Benjamin DannyBenjamin Danny4 päivää sitten
    • Also at a point both xQc and Rubius had over 100k viewers, chess had 140k viewers on Twitch, 30k on FIworld, and that's not including the other chess streamers commentating the match.

      Denis JonDenis Jon6 päivää sitten
    • QXC Pepelaugh

      Edgaras KlevinskisEdgaras Klevinskis6 päivää sitten
  • how does Levy get such a deep coloured red highlight when he highlights?

    Omar MericanOmar Merican14 tuntia sitten
  • When you don't know who thegrefg is xd

    Manoeuvre1xManoeuvre1xPäivä sitten
  • 99% of chess.com players are cheaters 1% or time burners in the admin‘s are a bunch of douche bags

    CheeseSteak HeadCheeseSteak Head2 päivää sitten
  • pog is such a gay word. All you no lifes are all virgins. Go outside and do a job you skinny ass kids

    Shush ShushShush Shush3 päivää sitten
  • 17.25 why dosnt white play Queen B8?

    Macke FahMacke Fah3 päivää sitten
  • Pokimane vs XQc

    Mirko T.MMirko T.M4 päivää sitten
  • 17:38 queen to b8 mate or am I stupid?

    Ian Just IanIan Just Ian4 päivää sitten
  • After rook blunder at 9:13 I felt sad for Levi having to comment that blunder tournament.

    Vasiliy AngapovVasiliy Angapov4 päivää sitten
  • The most watched spanish speaking twitch streamer isnt rubius, is Auronplay

    Avn FellaAvn Fella4 päivää sitten
  • I'm confused by this community. With regards to chess I was of the understanding that it doesn't matter if your a GM or a brick, if you win you win. How does someone who plays better than their oppenent lead to grief/shitty comments? It appears that the "fans" can be very elitist and disregard the good moves played by a perceived beginner as they don't have the IM or GM labels. This seems very odd as the aforementioned IM's and GM's didn't have said labels until they earned them. Why not just enjoy the fact that a 'beginner' is making moves that the computer/IM/GM agrees with? Jealously?

    Christopher HardieChristopher Hardie5 päivää sitten
  • I love how you explain the moves like a college professor

    Seth AdkinsSeth Adkins5 päivää sitten
  • These breakdowns are really well put and the commentary is so entertaining. "It's time for checkers" goddamn son XD

    ItsSHAGGYItsSHAGGY5 päivää sitten
  • Most watched live game probably, but how often has the Paul Morphy Opera game been replayed in lessons throughout the years? Or technically the stupid Harry Potter chess game where Ron the jerk doesn't pick the safer pieces for his friends to replace.

    Simon DewittSimon Dewitt6 päivää sitten
  • Xqc really isn’t a good chess player it’s kinda annoying how he comes in and starts streaming straight away but at the same time I guess it gets more people interested in the game so it really is a good thing

    SpxdelSpxdel6 päivää sitten
  • love the otro!! thanks for standing up for us amateur players

    Miles RaeMiles Rae6 päivää sitten
  • at 5:48 dont u just take queen? or is there an IM strat here i dont know?

    Disillusioned DedicationDisillusioned Dedication6 päivää sitten
  • I always do scandinavian unless i'm playing with my dad who is like a grandmaster.

    Idham Sabki AaronIdham Sabki Aaron6 päivää sitten
  • wait WHAT, people don't like this content? but it's absolutely amazing!

    MrZakrenconyMrZakrencony7 päivää sitten
  • to all those who threatened to unsubscribe go we wont miss you thank you for saying this lmao This man is the literal definition of a absolute savage

    Karl CossaboonKarl Cossaboon7 päivää sitten
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    Cooper LindsayCooper Lindsay7 päivää sitten
  • Fun games.

    Steven LoomisSteven Loomis8 päivää sitten
  • The most-watched chess game ever is XQC losing in 6 moves :)

    SuperTrailerzSuperTrailerz8 päivää sitten
  • I am 1000 and I probably would miss that rook move

    wabdihwabdih8 päivää sitten
  • xQc vs xQc but shit

    teatea8 päivää sitten
  • I've been learning chess for about 2 months now and I don't know If my "vision" of the game is still too limited but I found that match really awesome

    Wellington RodriguesWellington Rodrigues8 päivää sitten
  • 8:30-8:38 lmao

    Sam BeattySam Beatty8 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who see checkmate at 17:18 with queen to B8?

    Antonio BritoAntonio Brito8 päivää sitten
    • I don't understand how NOBODY saw that

      DarthScott2007DarthScott20077 päivää sitten
    • I see it too!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott20077 päivää sitten
  • People say chess is ‘nerdy’ but they are just scared for having to think for once

    Lizzy the leopardLizzy the leopard8 päivää sitten
  • Why didn't you talk about Checkmate in the second game? Rubius could have gone Queen to B8 and it would have been checkmate or am I missing something? : ) (Min: 17:44)

    sralsacul3sralsacul38 päivää sitten
    • I see it too!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott20077 päivää sitten
  • Rrrrrrrrubius

    Nigga GaeNigga Gae8 päivää sitten
  • “If you can’t win that it’s time for checkers” I’m ctfu😭😭

    Juan PerezJuan Perez9 päivää sitten
  • Chess.com sucks. I don't know why you promote that garbage.

    Ad DayAd Day9 päivää sitten
  • Gotham, you are awesome and I’m elated that you so clearly just stood up to those naysayers who had threatened to unsubscribe. Bravo!

    Alene ScobleteAlene Scoblete9 päivää sitten
  • Bro I'm 970 ELO and I don't think rd8 is that hard to find

    Max StarcevichMax Starcevich9 päivää sitten
  • 17:30 isn't Qb8 mate for white or am i missing something here?

    Wahaj QureshiWahaj Qureshi9 päivää sitten
    • Ikr?!?!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott20077 päivää sitten
    • Yea it is... Did Levy miss that?

      Samridh SharmaSamridh Sharma8 päivää sitten
    • Exactly right??

      NouryokuNouryoku8 päivää sitten
  • You can just say Rubius. You don't have to do a Ruffles commercial. Very good video.

    Micah LawrenceMicah Lawrence9 päivää sitten
  • “If you can’t win this it’s time for checkers” LOL

    King KrispyKing Krispy9 päivää sitten
  • It's amazing watching people grow interest in chess and getting better at it. Xqc lost in 6 moves like a true novice and got interested, put an effort into it. Now look at how far he came, it was a great game from him and from Rubio. Another great point is how moch people this guys brought ito the community. People who where watching them play other games are now watching chess and liking it. How is this bad by any means?

    Renato DutraRenato Dutra9 päivää sitten
  • thank you for another quality video Gotham, always awesome to see your analysis of the games. your vids alongside watching other creators enjoying chess through pogchamps have inspired me to try and learn chess and I'm having so much fun :)

    Alice SimpsonAlice Simpson9 päivää sitten
  • Games remind me a bit of Stockfish on low levels -- plays perfect strategic moves, punishes you, protects every single pawn and then goes "oh, I'm level 3? Well, here then, you can take this free rook."

    A. P. V.A. P. V.9 päivää sitten
  • Can someone explain to me why on 17:40 Rubius can't go QB8 and mate? She's protected by the Rook and King has nowhere to go, can't take the Queen, am I missing something here or?

    Dusan MaleticDusan Maletic9 päivää sitten
    • Ikr?!?!?

      DarthScott2007DarthScott20077 päivää sitten
  • 8:27 f6 just wins the bishop, no need to trade down

    Sam KamphofSam Kamphof9 päivää sitten
  • xqc is beyond grandmaster level, dont forget that he played chess while dealing with notifications only having 1.30 time and still managed to win. 6Head

    winterboy9winterboy99 päivää sitten
  • "If he does that, I do this"

    Gabriel CarrascoGabriel Carrasco9 päivää sitten
  • xqKaren

    EAM25EAM2510 päivää sitten
  • It’s the rook and apartment complex that made me like the vid

    BadsniperarmyBadsniperarmy10 päivää sitten
  • CHES

    William KeeleyWilliam Keeley10 päivää sitten
  • 3:22 Nxe5 is winning right?

    romans shoeromans shoe10 päivää sitten
  • I subscribed just for the haters who unsubscribed.

    Deli & SkeleDeli & Skele10 päivää sitten
  • All fun aside it's sad that the most viewed game ever requires you to then painstakingly analyze missing a basic checkmate in great detail.

    Alexis SnyderAlexis Snyder10 päivää sitten
  • hes not the biggest hispanic twith streamer. there are about 6 other hispanic streamers above him

    Armando EstradaArmando Estrada10 päivää sitten
  • Nice video and all but grandstanding In the name of defending pokimane? Really?

    Nick LoneNick Lone10 päivää sitten
  • him vs moistcr1tikal was my favourite match

    skittlesskittles10 päivää sitten
  • Are you Harry Potter?

    joojoo10 päivää sitten
    • Harry Potter of chess

      joojoo10 päivää sitten
  • Mad to hear hate comments when chess is doing so well, I haven't played since high school but started watching yourself and Hikaru not long before pogchamps 1 just out of curiosity

    Jordan WardeJordan Warde10 päivää sitten
  • "If you can't win this it's time for checkers"

    Marky LarkyMarky Larky10 päivää sitten
  • at 17:20 I don't get it can't Rubius just go Qxb8 and just mate? Am I missing something? Please someone explain.

    BenetzitBenetzit10 päivää sitten
  • Keep up the great work! Got my whole house back into chess!

    Casey CharbonneauCasey Charbonneau10 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for the content, keep doing it!

    Albert GonzalezAlbert Gonzalez10 päivää sitten
  • Well said Levy... you should have ended with the Tylor Swift song... The hater's guna hate hate hate... I shake it off... I shake it off...

    Anthony HarburnAnthony Harburn10 päivää sitten
  • Hater: hating on Pogchamps and new players Levy: blinks for once then finds the only move to keep my respect for him by telling them to leave and he doesn't care about them What a Grischuk move😎

    Lockdown DBLockdown DB10 päivää sitten
  • aaaaaaaaah que cool ver a Rubius en gotham chess!

    cristobal madrid pobletecristobal madrid poblete10 päivää sitten
  • It's nice to see how well these streamers learn the game and watch progression.

    Lockdown DBLockdown DB10 päivää sitten
  • how tf they r rated more than me i feel like the biggest failure

    Vatsal_ NegiVatsal_ Negi10 päivää sitten
  • Threatening you to unsub from your channel? Man, this video just made me subscribe to it! Keep it up

    Gabriel PereiraGabriel Pereira10 päivää sitten
  • Why not Queen B8 straight away on 17:26?

    Roberto Rustarazo GonzalezRoberto Rustarazo Gonzalez10 päivää sitten
  • Freedom of speech! Much respect Levi.. shine their negative light back on them, they can unsubscribe they’re not taking anything we value with them.

    Ian StreatorIan Streator10 päivää sitten
  • XQC vs himself

    Dah_JsusDah_Jsus10 päivää sitten
  • You might have said goodbye to some subscribers but you sure gained a lot of new ones. Great video 👍🙌

    WwikxXWwikxX10 päivää sitten
  • 8:24 "if you cant win this it is time for checkers" Me scraping a win after up a rook, knights, a bishop, and a pawn: *checkers time*

    10th letter10th letter10 päivää sitten
  • "if you can't win this it's time for checkers" I died

    geoingogeoingo10 päivää sitten
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    Connie PrudeConnie Prude10 päivää sitten
  • Great video. Your content is enjoyable to all ages, rare on this platform. Your outro was spot on. Cheers.

    Kornobi StarcatcherKornobi Starcatcher10 päivää sitten
  • gotham cheese

    Zzz LllZzz Lll10 päivää sitten
  • It is actually insane how humanities standards are regressing with each passing year. We have gone from publicly analysing world champion games to making coffee house level chess seem as if its some kind of a turning point in history. I did not say anything before, and I would not have said anything now either Levy( had it not been for your closing remarks). But ffs dont say you who dont like this are on the WrOnG sIdE oF hIsToRy. You have every right to try and make money out of content, and you have every right to make whatever content makes you feel good about yourself. I got no problem at all with all of this. Zero ! Just dont try and make sth so banal ,and utterly devoid of any sort of significance, into more than it is just cause it is convenient. Besides, online Chess becoming "popular" means absolutely nothing at all for the game of chess. And just some food for thought Levy, cause I like your content. Not all progress is necessarily good and just cause you can do sth it doesn't necessarily mean you should. Dont hate you and wont unsub ( this is a threat btw lol) but one of those dislikes is mine purely because of the last few seconds and not the overall content.

    adeternitamnadeternitamn10 päivää sitten
    • @adeternitamn i can understand where you're coming from

      zokzok9 päivää sitten
    • @zok Entertaining is purely subjective, but I get what you mean. My only issue is with blanket statements like "the wrong side of history" etc etc. I ofc do not in any way condone any form of pressure towards content creators. If someone doesnt like sth they can just watch sth else, in this day and age.

      adeternitamnadeternitamn9 päivää sitten
    • people want to watch entertaining chess. Nobody wants to watch super gm games because they're too meta and have way too many ideas that 99.9% of the chess pop won't understand

      zokzok10 päivää sitten
  • xqc the nastiest incel ive ever seen

    arrseaarrsea10 päivää sitten
  • Really impressed with XQC's improvement. Really smart moves made across these two matches, even when in losing position. Super impressive how quickly he's getting good at chess.

    BluntBlunt10 päivää sitten
  • hold up isn't queen b8 checkmate?! at 17:28

    Parascythe PlaysParascythe Plays10 päivää sitten
  • Well said Levy at the end. You will get 1m subscribers in no time.

    Dominic LorenzDominic Lorenz10 päivää sitten
  • god ur such a good coach i love how you talk about moves! can u make a coaching fans stream or smth

    ExalinExalin10 päivää sitten
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    Seifert IrisSeifert Iris10 päivää sitten
  • I can not belive thats a tournament they r suck

    nsk ggnsk gg10 päivää sitten
  • they are quite proficient in their play

    MattMatt10 päivää sitten
  • Criaturitas del señor

    AdrianAdrian10 päivää sitten
  • I love your videoooooooos

    EMBPercussionEMBPercussion10 päivää sitten
  • My maaan I love your videos! Keep it up :)

    Emilio DíazEmilio Díaz10 päivää sitten
  • Personally, I find this type of video instructional, by pointing out the mistakes we all learn from it. I juz dun understand why ppl threaten to unsubscribe, it makes no sense of it.

    Jimmy KohJimmy Koh10 päivää sitten
  • You make these games sound like a sports event. I really enjoy your commentary.

    woozywoozy11 päivää sitten
  • It was the battle of the Pepegas, of course it was the most watched chess match lol

    woozywoozy11 päivää sitten
  • I’m getting simp vibes from you

    vpn rockiesvpn rockies11 päivää sitten
  • El goblino vs El rubius

    HENZ DOKKAHENZ DOKKA11 päivää sitten
  • I am by no means a grandmaster but I loved how you took a 1000 rated game and showed us so many ideas within the position how to attack what to do just amazing content

    Juan AvalosJuan Avalos11 päivää sitten
  • I almost want to make a dickish comment just to get pinned. Hey Gotham.. you smell bad.

    Not so HotshyNot so Hotshy11 päivää sitten
  • " rrrrrrubius" GothamChess-2021

    Sexy LlamaSexy Llama11 päivää sitten
  • Great message at the end... Love your recaps, keep making them.

    Jose ReinosoJose Reinoso11 päivää sitten
  • 16:48 wof wof xD

    MrNwn007MrNwn00711 päivää sitten
  • Im rosen crying at the almost Stafford

    jamo90jamo9011 päivää sitten
  • love your videos i play chess for now 6 months and you help me out a lot much love

    TheSterbend666TheSterbend66611 päivää sitten
  • At 8:29, I think f6 is an imporvement over simplifying.

    Matthew FreitagMatthew Freitag11 päivää sitten