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Bullet Arena Speed Chess Tournament [253]  17h00 04 janvier
This is a speed (bullet) chess tournament (Hourly Bullet Arena) I competed in on lichess.org while livestreaming on http: twitch.tv ChessNetwork. Time controls are 1 minute per player. I’m a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who was introduced to the game by my father...
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Happy New Year 2020 Arena Blitz Chess Tournament #25  20h30 03 janvier
This is a 55-minute tournament I competed in on lichess. This tournament was created (Happy New Year 2020), and played while broadcasting at http: twitch.tv ChessNetwork. Time controls are set at 3 minutes per player. I’m a self-taught National Master in chess out of Pennsylvania, USA who was...
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Leela Chess Zero’s Star Idea in the Slow Slav TCEC Season 16  10h10 18 novembre
Featured is a game from round 6 of the Top Chess Engine Championship, Season 16 between Leela Chess Zero (LCZero) v0.22.0-nT40B.4-160 and KomodoMCTS (Monte Carlo Tree Search) 2381.00. There are many instructional moments in this game out of a Slav Defense, Quiet (Slow) variation. In it, white doesn...
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Tony Romo plays blitz chess vs Grandmaster Game Review  13h23 29 octobre
Featured is a blitz chess game between former star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys turned football color commentator for CBS, Tony Romo, and 26-year-old American chess Grandmaster, Marc Tyler Arnold. If you’re like me, a fan of chess and NFL football, you’ll likely enjoy observing how Tony Romo...
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2019 Autumn Marathon Blitz Chess Tournament #24  16h40 27 octobre
The 2019 Autumn Marathon is a 24-hour tournament consisting of 3 2 blitz chess games. This lichess.org tournament began on October 25th at 8:00 PM EDT. I competed for about 5 hours while livestreaming at twitch.tv ChessNetwork, and provided commentary as I played. I’m a self-taught National Master...
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STOP before you chop - Beginner to Chess Master #28  21h17 11 octobre
To chop or not, that is the question. Moments of tension, or moments where you can capture (chop) in other words, are often an area of the game where players, without even realizing it, are giving an inch to his her opponent. This topic is of a positional nature and focuses primarily on position...
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A photo finish for Magnus Carlsen Lichess Titled Arena, September 2019  11h24 08 septembre
This is a 2-hour bullet chess tournament, Lichess Titled Arena September 2019, I provided commentary on while specifically observing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen compete. I livestreamed this event at twitch.tv ChessNetwork. Lichess Titled Arena September 2019 is held for titled chess players...
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How to trick a stream sniper  05h58 21 août
Featured is a chess game I played against a viewer during a stream. At a point I suspected my opponent may have been listening to my commentary while we played. There was almost a tricky tactic for my opponent in the opening phase if not for a zwischenzug (in-between move). What followed was a...
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Queenless Middlegame Modern Defense - Blitz Chess #413  09h05 28 juillet
It’s an early queen exchange out of a Modern Defense. With the kingside symmetrical, much of the focus shifted to the queenside where imbalances within the pawn structure would surface. This was a 5 0 time control game from lichess.org’s 24-hour Summer Marathon tournament which began on July 5th,...
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Knight outpost on d4 Queen’s Gambit Declined, Three Knights - Blitz Chess #412  09h00 25 juillet
Play developed quietly and normally in the beginning against my speedy opponent. The move that would spark ideas of obtaining a positional advantage began after 11...b5. It’s an instructive game that highlights weak squares and deficient pawns on the white and black side. This was a 5 0 time...
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A flying start by Magnus Carlsen Lichess Titled Arena, July 2019  11h49 15 juillet
This is a 2-hour bullet chess tournament, Lichess Titled Arena July 2019, I provided commentary on while specifically observing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen compete. I livestreamed this event at twitch.tv ChessNetwork. Lichess Titled Arena July 2019 is held for titled chess players only,...
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The hole on d4 Scandinavian Defense - Blitz Chess #411  00h10 12 juillet
After a typical c4 kick to the black queen, white focused on a kingside fianchetto instead of establishing the usual c4 d4 pawn duo. The resulting backwardness of the white d-pawn from that point on became a focal point. This was a 5 0 time control game from lichess.org’s 24-hour Summer Marathon...
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Magnus Carlsen and the Aggressive G-pawns Lichess Titled Arena, June 2019  10h32 23 juin
This is a 2-hour bullet chess tournament, Lichess Titled Arena June 2019, I provided commentary on while specifically observing World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen compete (he latejoined the tournament at approximately 7 minutes 51 seconds into the video). Magnus played very dubious opening lines...
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Magnus Carlsen vs Vishy Anand Armageddon, 2019 Altibox Norway Chess  11h50 07 juin
Featured is the Armageddon game between World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand from Round 1 of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament. We observe an English opening with Anand opting for the Kramnik-Shirov Counterattack. An imbalance of minor pieces quickly surfaces, and a...
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Ding Liren and the Killer B’s Armageddon, 2019 Altibox Norway Chess  09h47 05 juin
Featured is the Armageddon game between Ding Liren and Wesley So from Round 1 of the 2019 Altibox Norway Chess tournament. The opening is a Queen’s Gambit Declined, Exchange variation (4....Nxd5). A couple instructive moments include not only a thematic sequence of central pawn advances where Ding...