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Chess GM Magnus Carlsen arrives late to Hikaru match in most awkward way

Published: 20/Sep/2020 17:18

by Georgina Smith


Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen had everyone laughing when he arrived late to a Twitch stream shirtless as the clock on his turn began to tick down.

Magnus Carlsen is a successful chess player who in 2013 became the world’s second youngest chess player to win a world championship at the age of 22, utilizing his remarkable memory and positional style of play to smash the competition. He also has over 300k followers on Instagram, proving to be a very popular player.

His competitor for this match, Hikaru Nakamura, became the youngest American to win the title of Grandmaster at the age of 15, and even himself has a large Twitch following of over 500,000.

Naturally there was a sense of anticipation for this round, as both players are so highly decorated that the match promised to be equally suspenseful and fascinating viewing.

Instagram: MagnusCarlsen
Carlsen is a Chess grandmaster and regularly plays multiple games at once.

However, once the game had started players and announcers alike looked baffled when all there was on Magnus’ screen was an empty chair, despite the fact that the clock on this turn had already begun to count down.

“This is a little bit odd,” the announcer said. “I mean, do you think maybe he got confused? Remember a couple days ago we were starting at 3 minutes after the hour.”

“That’s hard to imagine though because he’s been playing five days like this,” she continued.

With a perfect sense of timing, Magnus surprised viewers when he peered into the frame shirtless. He quickly ducks out of frame again, and returns with only one button up, eager to make up for lost time and finish his round.

“He lost track of time! He’s throwing on a shirt. Don’t worry I’m sure that’s not going to be screen-grabbed by anyone.” Another said “I gotta say, gents, talk about relaxed.”

Hikaru looked on with a mixture of frustration and bemusement as Magnus darted back and forth from his chair in various states of undress.

It was certainly a bizarre way to start off the game, but after waiting for an odd among of time for him to appear it gave everyone a good chuckle (except maybe Hikaru.)


Best of TikTok’s Halloween 2020 looks so far

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:22

by Alice Hearing


The joys of spooky season might be limited by a global health crisis, but it doesn’t stop TikTok from creating some incredible and utterly terrifying looks this Halloween.

From disturbingly realistic horror movie icons to genuinely bone-chilling transitions, we’re in awe of the efforts it took to create these amazing costumes. Here are the best looks from this year so far.

Don’t get bitten!

This extremely dedicated father had such a realistic “Walking Dead” style zombie costume that his kids were clearly terrified. The costume came with its own sound effects, and TikTok is invested. The reveal of this amazing costume has had 9 million views.

@samsology##halloween♬ original sound – Samsology

Jump-scare with a twist

Abby Roberts is well known on TikTok for impeccable makeup skills, and her Halloween looks have been off the charts – especially with her collaborations with Yungblud and Liam Payne. Not only is this zombie Nun look the stuff of nightmares, the transition is pretty slick, too.

@abbyrartistrydid i scare ya♬ original sound – Major

Seen any red balloons?

This amazingly realistic version of Pennywise from Stephen King’s ‘IT’ is truly capturing people’s attention, garnering 10 million views on this video already. The teeth in this look alone are on another level.

@twistedpennywisetiktokYa digggg 🤡🎈♬ Yadiggg – 🌎☄️💕®

Spooky skeletons

This person has an amazing full costume of Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ and for some reason, this video of him dancing is kind of addictive to watch – so much so that it has had 22.7 million views.

@xgeminidragonxTap tap tap ##dance ##cosplay ##flowarts ##spoopy♬ Doofenshmirtz Tap In – talia schulhof

Criminal pups

Pets are getting involved, too, and these three cute pups are breaking out of doggy jail in the spirit of Halloween, complete with stripy uniforms that say “I steal kisses” and a number plate that says “cr1me.”

@baloublueFor legal reasons you saw nothing ##halloween2020 ##heist♬ Судно (Борис Рижий) – Molchat Doma

Halloween is just around the corner, and TikTokers are still coming up with insane new looks and costumes by the hour. We can’t wait to see what the weekend has in store. Prepare to be spooked!