I Tried Taking Down the University of Chicago Chess Team



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In this video, I crash one of the University of Chicago Blitz Arena Chess Tournaments and try to win it. There was some strong competition, leading to some fun and intense games. Timestamps below!
0:00 Unknowingly playing a famous grandmaster
5:00 London leads to black’s worst knightmare
11:50 London leads to HYPER-AGGRESSIVE kingside attack
16:52 Deeply Prepared Pawn Sacrifice vs U of C Chess Team President
25:22 Stafford? No Stafford? Whoah… I’ve never seen this before
30:40 ORTHOSCHNAPP GAMBIT
34:18 Trapping a chess master in 10 moves
41:35 GM Awonder Liang Tricks me into a Reverse Stafford Gambit
45:00 GothamChess Raid inspires me to win as quickly as possible
47:13 Budapest Gambit leads to cool rook sacrifice
55:35 Grand Prix Attack leads to Fanciest Checkmate of the tournament
1:00:40 How to beat the London in 18 moves
1:03:00 INTENSE Endgame vs Grandmaster
1:06:33 Falkbeer Countergambit vs King’s Gambit
1:11:30 Winning Quickly with a geometrical London TRAP
1:15:25 11-move ENGLUND GAMBIT
1:19:35 Grandmaster can’t stop hurting me
1:22:40 Playing aggressively from a symmetrical opening
1:27:20 Final game ends unexpectedly

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