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. So jealous of Jerry’s amusement at that mistake. I get so wound up missing mates or hanging pieces and I’m 1600 rapid so I should probably go easier on myself

  2. "Don't move until you see it." -Bruce Pandolfini

  3. Hey ChessNetwork, I'm curious what's kept you into playing chess for so long? Is it your main interest for things you enjoy?

  4. You missed a mate………… oh wait your analysis says you saw it

  5. Mate in one no? I think I've never felt more anxious when you decided to take the pawn instead!

  6. 15. Qxh7# !! I am literally shouting at my monitor! 😀

  7. Greetings from America.Chess network is a legend her 👍 gg

  8. wtf ı m crying now it was mate in one is not that ? 3.43

  9. What's your official rating and when will you do facecam?

  10. oh god, i was so calm seeing a mate in 1 but im like 800 so i thought i was missing something

  11. I guess that's why he's only an NM… his strategy is great but his tactics let him down a lot.

  12. If you see good move search for better one – Nimzowitch 🙂 Thanks for the instructive game 🙂

  13. jerry you dont wanna miss mates in 1 hahaha

  14. 3:48 facepalm! you forgot the black version of Bill Gates square!

  15. Solid, forking the mate and the pawn. Love it.

  16. in a lot of match you see a lot of thing but miss a mate in one of a stupid tactics

  17. Throwback to "OH NO I'M MATED". Mate on h7 is the new getting scholar'd

  18. What are you doing, Jerry?! You miss mate, don't even shout "I MISSED A MATE IN ONE!" about it, miss Qg5, and RESIGN.

  19. "I could take another pawn" OR YOU CAN JUST MATE HIM JERRY

  20. I was screaming queen h7 for like 30 seconds holy hell

  21. Game should have ended with: 15. Qxh7++ at 3:44. Go back and take a look at it. The knight on F6 was the final defender!

  22. You're the best, Jerry — more entertaining than any other chess Tuber.

  23. 2:58 he played that to gain a tempo against your queen,developing light square bishop

  24. And his last words were, "I could take another pawn?"

  25. that was so painful to see that you didn't take that checkmate in one T.T

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