The Strongest Chess Tournament I've Ever Played In



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In this video, I play in one of the strongest blitz chess tournaments of my life: The Levitov Elite Chess Arena. 55 Grandmasters and International Masters competed over the course of 13 intense rounds of blitz chess. Timestamps below!

0:00 Scouting out the competition
0:42 BEATING A GRANDMASTER IN ONE MOVE
3:38 Queen’s Gambit Declined vs GM
10:11 WINNING FAST with QUEEN’S GAMBIT TRAP
14:14 Complicated Pirc Defense
20:59 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME (…g5 VARIATION VS GRANDMASTER)
28:08 London time (SURPRISE ENDING)
35:18 Playing funny chess
42:00 “WAIT? WHAT HAPPENED?” (CRAZY FINISH)
49:19 Hard-fought Queen’s Gambit Declined
56:44 WEIRDEST LONDON OPENING OF ALL TIME
1:03:01 Dreaming of my peak blitz rating
1:08:29 If I win I peak!
1:15:21 The line Magnus Carlsen played against me

Big thanks to @Levitov Chess for organizing such a strong tournament!
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21 comments

  1. Eric:if I take this I lose a pawn. Me:what’s better a pawn or a queen because I think you should take queen

  2. Played chess as child. Don't like it, I am working now with your videos every day and I am best amateur in chess club. Love your education on French defense.

  3. @23:45 why didn't u pick up tha pawn on G2 after Ne2 ?! I don't get it Eric , is there any intermediate move after taking on G2 !!!!

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