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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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