Blitz Chess Tournament #4 (3|0)

This is a 55-minute tournament I competed in on lichess, namely the Gunsberg Tournament. This tournament was played while broadcasting at . Time controls are set at 3 minutes per player.

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  1. I think that in the first round, the pairings should be easier

  2. The flash would be the worst person to play blitz chess against.

  3. what you were talking about at 11:04, b4 was possible a move earlier because the bishop was protected by the knight and if the knight moves you can take the bishop

  4. At 16:44, could you have captured the pawn on C3. It's a rook, king fork with no way to defend the rook. Plus you get another pawn.

  5. great tourney! I'm amazed at how fast you visualize your plans and ideal piece placement. Thanks as always for sharing so much insight!

  6. First game, right after you said I have a knight check, there was a fork on the rook

  7. losing that first game caused you to only get 4th, because it paired you up with weaker opponents who took longer to finish their turns, and subsequently led to you playing 5 games less than farmville, so even though you had a higher winrate than him the sheer amount of games played allowed him to rack up the points

  8. How could farmville have started with fire?

  9. I guess if it's not time to berserk when you're playing as white against an 1100 in a 3 + 0 tournament when you're down points to a guy who is berserking and winning every game, it never is. I don't understand his timidness when it comes to earning more points…

  10. Hi Jerry! Did you ever participate in a 24h 5+0 marathon (on lichess)?
    There is one kicking in on 6th of August:)

  11. aww no confetti 😐 maybe need to berserk against some of those sub-2000s — how many of those games did you win with 2min+ on the clock?

  12. 24:05 Why not Nxf5 for a free pawn because there's still Bd4 as you pointed out

  13. Nice tournament Gerald. You would have won had you berserked. You have more class than that though.

  14. What better thing could there be than 3 hours playing chess and watching some one playing chess for an hour afterwards?

  15. Fairplay reward of the year goes to archone, for resigning, so that his clear defeat will still count as a victory for farmville in the tournament

  16. DANG IT JERRY @16:43 why the HECK didn't you play Qxc3+ and pick up the rook

  17. This is super late haha, but doesnt knight to e2 pick up the queen? Black can follow up with bishop to e3. Am I missi,g something?

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