The Lex Fridman Podcast - with Hikaru Nakamura

by Johannes Fischer
10/18/2022 – The Lex Fridman Podcast has over two million subscribers on YouTube and is considered one of the most exciting, challenging and best podcasts in the world. It explores topics such as artificial intelligence, technology, history, consciousness, love and power. In the most recent episode of the podcast, Lex Fridman had Hikaru Nakamura as his guest. The American Grandmaster and streamer showed his "Immortal Game" and talked about "the best player of all time", crises and setbacks, Magnus Carlsen, the Hans Niemann case and revealed that for him love is "the most important thing in life".

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Hikaru Nakamura: Chess, Magnus, Kasparov, and the Psychology of Greatness | Lex Fridman Podcast


1:41 - A private game vs Magnus Carlsen
9:29 - Chess openings
25:42 - Mental preparation
34:22 - Chess tactics
44:45 - Solving chess
50:26 - Aggression and ego
55:11 - Hans Niemann cheating scandal
1:05:03 - How to cheat in chess
1:19:26 - Greatest chess player of all time
1:29:43 - Hikaru's immortal game
1:42:08 - Paul Morphy
1:43:52 - World Chess Championship
1:46:41 - Magnus Carlsen
1:50:16 - Sergey Karjakin
1:52:43 - Beauty of chess
1:59:38 - Day in the life
2:14:16 - Streaming
2:28:56 - Taking risks
2:34:25 - Depression
2:39:14 - Advice for young people
2:46:34 - Love

In the course of his 330 podcasts, Lex Fridman has had a number of personalities from various fields as guests, e.g. Roger Penrose, Richard Dawkins, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Ray Dalio, Demis Hassabis, Oliver Stone, Joe Rogan or Liv Boeree. Chess players and chess players were also there. The first, in October 2019, was none other than Garry Kasparov.

In August 2022 followed an extensive and open interview with Magnus Carlsen, which is perhaps one of the best interviews Carlsen has ever given.

Shortly afterwards, in September, Fridman had a conversation with Alexandra and Andrea Botez, two of the best-known and most successful chess streamers.

Then, in early October 2022, Levy "GothamChess" Rozman, who is also a well-known and successful chess streamer, was a guest.

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".


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