Grandmaster SpeedRuns Chess – Improve At 1200-1400 Rating Range!

Simon continues his now-famous speedrun series, tackling more tricky games on,
In this video, we look at the rating range of 1200-1400 ELO
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  1. Dan6955 think I'll try an englund gambit just this once for fun
    GingerGM Please don't play this way for the rest of your life

  2. You are being a bit harsh on the Englund Simon. Eric Rosen and Hambleton play it regularly against IMs and GMs and win. Of course they do not win with the basic trap . But the opening has more depth than that. There is the queen sac line which Hambleton has even played in classical tournaments and there are more positional approaches like Rosen plays . It is not an opening to fight for an advantage, but it is far from losing by force against even a top GM . I am at the level where nobody falls for the trap, but I still get a lot of wins with it because I do not even go for the trap .
    The butcher has a nice course on it too.

  3. There's an anti-Englund course on chessable that cost like 1 or 2 dollars. Well worth it to quickly crush people playing the Englund.

  4. The second opponent is clearly cheating, only gm or engine can play as fast the best move on the position, let report this guy ….

  5. Simon, thank you so much for the black lion course. I am enjoying it so much and crushing my opponents. However i often face one line from white which I’m not sure how to handle. And i couldn’t find in the course either.

    1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bd3 e5 4. d5 c6 5. c4

    So you see it kind of transposes to old Indian as if white started with d4 and c4. It’s hard to play. I try playing a5 to secure my knight at c5. But don’t know how to make any progress in the position.

    Please help with this line.
    I don’t know how to contact you. So just putting here on chat

  6. Props to Simon. Most people watching know a 1200 ain't ever beating a gm. It is incredibly easy to claim cheating. But even if opponent 2 did cheat, Simon only says "well done". That's pretty classy.

  7. Don’t sweat the the losses. Aman Hambleton took lots of losses on time for the sake of teaching in his habits series. I appreciate the tips more than a W!

  8. Simon, are you planning to put on sale a bundle of killer dutch and french course?. I would love/buy that

  9. Hi Simon. Wouldn't it be an improvement in the london to develop the dark squared bishop first delaying whether or not to go for the Jobava style knight?

  10. Simon, you are the best. No shame for looses even these ridiculous ones. Meanwhile explaining and talking for the viewers, awesome! Love the speedrun videos, looking forward to the ones around 1500. Keep on doing your stuff!

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