Blitz Chess #493: Feeling Confident

Opponents include IM Mario Belli, GM Leonid Yudasin, Kingwalker, IM Rene Alonso Garcia, Rickson34, IM Mehmed Pasalic, Eliasroberto, and fernandomata.

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Final score: 7 wins, 2 losses


  1. Thanks Jhon for play blitz. Is very amazing look you. I send my warmest regards fronteras Argentina!

  2. I'm kind of new to chess, but have seen a lot of John's videos. Can somebody tell me how close he is to becoming a grandmaster or the process required for him to become GM?

  3. Hey John! Can you give an update on your London FIDE open results? Was your performance rating good enough for GM norm?

  4. Thx for another great video! And wow, as a supporter of chessable I even received a X-Mas card today, signed by John. Thanks, I appreciate it & Happy Holidays for you and everyone at chessable!

  5. Cute tactic there in the end. Great video as always.

  6. Hi John. What do you think about Google Deep Mind Alpha Zero?

  7. The Roman Republic/Roman Empire is the ultimate rabbit hole. And if you want to take it further, check out the History of Rome podcast. It's amazing how much Rome has influenced us today. I'd recommend starting off by checking out the Youtube series, by Extra History, on the Brothers Gracchi.

  8. The knight move in the last game is splendid

  9. heavy breathing .. thats me when i find out john's uploaded a new vid

  10. The best chess channel on yt hands down.

  11. Hey John.. If you liked reading about pirates, you should watch a TV series called Black Sails, its awesome, they have all these famous pirates! Regards

  12. john! it's been a while! miss hanging out in the streams! i see you haven't changed your door closing habits 😉

  13. The tilt goes on for days in my case. Free rating points for everyone in those moments

  14. I have forgotten what the requirements for a GM norm was. I thought it was at least 6.5 and performance of 2500, what are the requirements?

  15. always instructive for woodpushers like me. thanks. BTW, where do you stand re: GM norms? achieved? needed?

  16. at 15 .56,why cant Rh8 be played…am i missing something?

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