xQc vs. Rubius - Most Watched Chess Match EVER

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?

    THAC0MANICTHAC0MANIC15 päivää sitten
    • ok

      ElyanYTElyanYT8 päivää sitten
    • Trying it out right now. Seems good so far :)

      Leo FisherLeo Fisher11 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 Danny11 päivää sitten
    • Also at a point both xQc and Rubius had over 100k viewers, chess had 140k viewers on Twitch, 30k on FIstart, and that's not including the other chess streamers commentating the match.

      Denis JonDenis Jon12 päivää sitten
    • QXC Pepelaugh

      KlewasKlewas13 päivää sitten
  • Noob

    MaiN TrossMaiN TrossPäivä sitten
  • I'm confused why couldn't he just being his queen all the way up the board

    ****2 päivää sitten
  • Great statement at the end!

    Nico LangeNico Lange2 päivää sitten
  • I would never Unsub from the channel❤️❤️

    A9 ESA9 ES2 päivää sitten
  • At 17:30 why didnt Rubius just go queen b8? That would have been a check mate right?

    HuzufuHuzufu3 päivää sitten
  • 17:19 why not jus queen b8?

    Danny RenchDanny Rench3 päivää sitten
  • The unmoved b pawn in game one. It sat there, witnessed all kinds of trades but never moved a muscle. o7

    Daniel MaceDaniel Mace4 päivää sitten
  • The cautious polish lovely analyse because bicycle revealingly train mid a infamous chocolate. drab, healthy partridge

    Conner ArmourConner Armour4 päivää sitten
  • I love the “it’s time for checkers” jokes

    Stnbl15Stnbl156 päivää sitten
  • how does Levy get such a deep coloured red highlight when he highlights?

    Omar MericanOmar Merican7 päivää sitten
  • When you don't know who thegrefg is xd

    Manoeuvre1xManoeuvre1x8 päivää sitten
  • 99% of chess.com players are cheaters 1% or time burners in the admin‘s are a bunch of douche bags

    CheeseSteak HeadCheeseSteak Head9 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 Shush10 päivää sitten
  • 17.25 why dosnt white play Queen B8?

    Macke FahMacke Fah10 päivää sitten
  • Pokimane vs XQc

    Mirko T.MMirko T.M10 päivää sitten
  • 17:38 queen to b8 mate or am I stupid?

    Ian Just IanIan Just Ian11 päivää sitten
  • After rook blunder at 9:13 I felt sad for Levi having to comment that blunder tournament.

    Vasiliy AngapovVasiliy Angapov11 päivää sitten
  • The most watched spanish speaking twitch streamer isnt rubius, is Auronplay

    Avn FellaAvn Fella11 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 Hardie12 päivää sitten
  • I love how you explain the moves like a college professor

    Seth AdkinsSeth Adkins12 päivää sitten
  • These breakdowns are really well put and the commentary is so entertaining. "It's time for checkers" goddamn son XD

    ItsSHAGGYItsSHAGGY12 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 Dewitt13 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

    SpxdelSpxdel13 päivää sitten
  • love the otro!! thanks for standing up for us amateur players

    Miles RaeMiles Rae13 päivää sitten
  • at 5:48 dont u just take queen? or is there an IM strat here i dont know?

    Disillusioned DedicationDisillusioned Dedication13 päivää sitten
  • I always do scandinavian unless i'm playing with my dad who is like a grandmaster.

    Idham Sabki AaronIdham Sabki Aaron13 päivää sitten
  • wait WHAT, people don't like this content? but it's absolutely amazing!

    MrZakrenconyMrZakrencony14 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 Cossaboon14 päivää sitten
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    Cooper LindsayCooper Lindsay14 päivää sitten
  • Fun games.

    Steven LoomisSteven Loomis14 päivää sitten
  • The most-watched chess game ever is XQC losing in 6 moves :)

    SuperTrailerzSuperTrailerz15 päivää sitten
  • I am 1000 and I probably would miss that rook move

    wabdihwabdih15 päivää sitten
  • xQc vs xQc but shit

    teatea15 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 Rodrigues15 päivää sitten
  • 8:30-8:38 lmao

    Sam BeattySam Beatty15 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who see checkmate at 17:18 with queen to B8?

    Antonio BritoAntonio Brito15 päivää sitten
    • I don't understand how NOBODY saw that

      DarthScott2007DarthScott200713 päivää sitten
    • I see it too!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott200713 päivää sitten
  • People say chess is ‘nerdy’ but they are just scared for having to think for once

    Lizzy the leopardLizzy the leopard15 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)

    sralsacul3sralsacul315 päivää sitten
    • I see it too!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott200713 päivää sitten
  • Rrrrrrrrubius

    Nigga GaeNigga Gae15 päivää sitten
  • “If you can’t win that it’s time for checkers” I’m ctfu😭😭

    Juan PerezJuan Perez16 päivää sitten
  • Chess.com sucks. I don't know why you promote that garbage.

    Ad DayAd Day16 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 Scoblete16 päivää sitten
  • Bro I'm 970 ELO and I don't think rd8 is that hard to find

    Max StarcevichMax Starcevich16 päivää sitten
  • 17:30 isn't Qb8 mate for white or am i missing something here?

    Wahaj QureshiWahaj Qureshi16 päivää sitten
    • Ikr?!?!

      DarthScott2007DarthScott200713 päivää sitten
    • Yea it is... Did Levy miss that?

      Samridh SharmaSamridh Sharma15 päivää sitten
    • Exactly right??

      NouryokuNouryoku15 päivää sitten
  • You can just say Rubius. You don't have to do a Ruffles commercial. Very good video.

    Micah LawrenceMicah Lawrence16 päivää sitten
  • “If you can’t win this it’s time for checkers” LOL

    King KrispyKing Krispy16 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 Dutra16 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 Simpson16 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.16 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 Maletic16 päivää sitten
    • Ikr?!?!?

      DarthScott2007DarthScott200713 päivää sitten
  • 8:27 f6 just wins the bishop, no need to trade down

    Sam KamphofSam Kamphof16 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

    winterboy9winterboy916 päivää sitten
  • "If he does that, I do this"

    Gabriel CarrascoGabriel Carrasco16 päivää sitten
  • xqKaren

    EAM25EAM2516 päivää sitten
  • It’s the rook and apartment complex that made me like the vid

    BadsniperarmyBadsniperarmy16 päivää sitten
  • CHES

    William KeeleyWilliam Keeley17 päivää sitten
  • 3:22 Nxe5 is winning right?

    romans shoeromans shoe17 päivää sitten
  • I subscribed just for the haters who unsubscribed.

    Deli & SkeleDeli & Skele17 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 Snyder17 päivää sitten
  • hes not the biggest hispanic twith streamer. there are about 6 other hispanic streamers above him

    Armando EstradaArmando Estrada17 päivää sitten
  • Nice video and all but grandstanding In the name of defending pokimane? Really?

    Nick LoneNick Lone17 päivää sitten
  • him vs moistcr1tikal was my favourite match

    skittlesskittles17 päivää sitten
  • Are you Harry Potter?

    joojoo17 päivää sitten
    • Harry Potter of chess

      joojoo17 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 Warde17 päivää sitten
  • "If you can't win this it's time for checkers"

    Marky LarkyMarky Larky17 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.

    BenetzitBenetzit17 päivää sitten
  • Keep up the great work! Got my whole house back into chess!

    Casey CharbonneauCasey Charbonneau17 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for the content, keep doing it!

    Albert GonzalezAlbert Gonzalez17 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 Harburn17 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 DB17 päivää sitten
  • aaaaaaaaah que cool ver a Rubius en gotham chess!

    cristobal madrid pobletecristobal madrid poblete17 päivää sitten
  • It's nice to see how well these streamers learn the game and watch progression.

    Lockdown DBLockdown DB17 päivää sitten
  • how tf they r rated more than me i feel like the biggest failure

    Vatsal_ NegiVatsal_ Negi17 päivää sitten
  • Threatening you to unsub from your channel? Man, this video just made me subscribe to it! Keep it up

    Gabriel PereiraGabriel Pereira17 päivää sitten
  • Why not Queen B8 straight away on 17:26?

    Roberto Rustarazo GonzalezRoberto Rustarazo Gonzalez17 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 Streator17 päivää sitten
  • XQC vs himself

    Dah_JsusDah_Jsus17 päivää sitten
  • You might have said goodbye to some subscribers but you sure gained a lot of new ones. Great video 👍🙌

    WwikxXWwikxX17 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 letter17 päivää sitten
  • "if you can't win this it's time for checkers" I died

    geoingogeoingo17 päivää sitten
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    Connie PrudeConnie Prude17 päivää sitten
  • Great video. Your content is enjoyable to all ages, rare on this platform. Your outro was spot on. Cheers.

    Kornobi StarcatcherKornobi Starcatcher17 päivää sitten
  • gotham cheese

    Zzz LllZzz Lll17 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.

    adeternitamnadeternitamn17 päivää sitten
    • @adeternitamn i can understand where you're coming from

      zokzok16 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.

      adeternitamnadeternitamn16 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

      zokzok16 päivää sitten
  • xqc the nastiest incel ive ever seen

    arrseaarrsea17 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.

    BluntBlunt17 päivää sitten
  • hold up isn't queen b8 checkmate?! at 17:28

    Parascythe PlaysParascythe Plays17 päivää sitten
  • Well said Levy at the end. You will get 1m subscribers in no time.

    Dominic LorenzDominic Lorenz17 päivää sitten
  • god ur such a good coach i love how you talk about moves! can u make a coaching fans stream or smth

    ExalinExalin17 päivää sitten
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    Seifert IrisSeifert Iris17 päivää sitten
  • I can not belive thats a tournament they r suck

    nsk ggnsk gg17 päivää sitten
  • they are quite proficient in their play

    MattMatt17 päivää sitten
  • Criaturitas del señor

    AdrianAdrian17 päivää sitten
  • I love your videoooooooos

    EMBPercussionEMBPercussion17 päivää sitten
  • My maaan I love your videos! Keep it up :)

    Emilio DíazEmilio Díaz17 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 Koh17 päivää sitten
  • You make these games sound like a sports event. I really enjoy your commentary.

    woozywoozy17 päivää sitten
  • It was the battle of the Pepegas, of course it was the most watched chess match lol

    woozywoozy17 päivää sitten
  • I’m getting simp vibes from you

    vpn rockiesvpn rockies17 päivää sitten