Blitz Chess #381: London System

This is a blitz chess game I played as white with time control 5|0. White employs a London System, and black tries to apply queenside pressure just before white can castle. After white manages to be up 2 pawns, something pretty incredible happens that goes unnoticed until the post-mortem. 🙂

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1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 d5 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bg3 O-O 6. c4 c5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8. Nc3 Bb4 9. Bd3 Qa5 10. Qb3 dxc4 11. Qxc4 e5 12. Bxe5 Be6 13. Qh4 Nc6 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15. Qxf6 Rfd8 16. Be4 Bc4 17. Ng5 Rd6 18. Bxh7+ Kf8 19. Qxd6+ Bxd6 20. Ne4 Be5 21. O-O-O f5 22. Nd2 Be6 23. Ndb1 Kg7

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  1. Instead of taking f6 pawn, you could have played Qxh7#

  2. Guys, had Jerry found the mate, this video would probably not be here (since I doubt he reviews a 15 move game). So it all turned out well, we had a laugh and Jerry learned something:-D

  3. that was the biggest mate I've ever seen you miss lol I almost wanna unsub now really lololol

  4. if u tried to trade queens in the first game he could have checked u by taking ur knight no?

  5. oh… my… goodness…

    epic Jerry quotes…

  6. Ah, I missed that mate too when watching, lol… so you DID have a good attack there! I thought it was strange it didn't work! Now we know why, lol!

  7. You missed mate in 1; Then again he took the Bishop so so did he.

  8. you deserve a daimond play button keepthe hard work

  9. After missing mate in 1 at 3:45 how about Bxh7 Kxh7 Ng5+ Kf8 Nxe6 forking king and rook and winning pawn along the way?

  10. NO WAY! I had to rub my eyes. Am I seeing things ? LOL


  12. with an early c2-c4 is it really a london system game rather than some kind of delated Queen's Gambit?

  13. Jerry you're my hero!! I love how you laughed when you caught it. Priceless. I look forward to having that much patience as I get to be a better player. Your videos are amazing. Thank you.

  14. i cannot believe u didnt see that mate in 1 and also u lost the match and 32 Points LOL

  15. Jerry, why on move 4 …Bd6 is a good move, doesn't it allows white to exchange off it's bad bishop for Black's good bishop, where is the compensation?

  16. 15. Qxh7 mate is strong. LOL, this is why I hate blitz.

  17. I just stopped the video when you missed the mate in 1, but i assume commenting doesnt help sometimes…. 😏

  18. mate in 1 you missed, or am I missing something? 🤔

  19. I can't believe that, you missed a classical check mate in 1 !!!!

  20. Dang, what is the point of this channel- how to alternate boldness and timidity?

  21. Hey, Jerry. Sometime when you get the urge to hop into “professor” mode, I’d love to hear you teach about the London System; particularly:
    – what the opening piece position buys you;
    – The proper response to common attacks on the early piece position
    – thoughts on who should play the system and the types of opponents to play it against.


  22. 6:23 I should of gone for the simple approach, yes you know the one where you just mate him 10 moves earlier ha ha

  23. Nice to see that even the best can overlook a mate in 1. Inspiring, really. It simply confirms that the lesser gods don't have to be ashamed to make blunders. I remember that the same happened in a game between Ivanchuk against Anand, Perez against Veselin Topalov, Kasparov against Tambasco and more super Grandmasters.

  24. " El que esté libre de pecados,
    que tire la primera piedra." Ja ja, yo no podría tirar ni un grano de arena.

  25. I love that I did what everyone did lol. Tbh, it’s only funny because Jerry is an awesome player and teacher! I do this more frequently and I never laugh when I do it… lol

  26. I feel comfortable with my blunder after that match 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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