Chess World Champion Plays 'Bongcloud Attack' Meme Opening in Tournament

At the recent Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, grandmaster Magnus Carlsen opened a game with fellow grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura by playing a meme. When Nakamura saw the stupid move, he couldn’t stop laughing and matched Carlsen’s stupid play beat for beat. The two chess champions laughed themselves silly while the commentators stammered in shock: Both men had deployed the Bongcloud Attack, one of chess’ worst possible opening moves.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7vxdx/chess-world-champion-plays-bongcloud-attack-meme-opening-in-tournament
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That chess tutorial video in my YouTube backlog just moved up about eight spaces

I’ve started playing in a chess league with people from another forum and I am looking forward to playing this move for a laugh before I got crushed for my cheek.