GM Grettarson Helgi Ass – FM Valentin Vlassow, Queen’s pawn opening, Blitz chess

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Queen’s Pawn Opening

The queen’s pawn opening – 1.d4 – puts a pawn in the center, controlling the important e5-square, and opens the line for the Bc1. Compared to 1.e4, the queen’s pawn opening is more suited towards long-term pressure and slower, more positional methods; although of course a sharp attack is also possible.


Gains space in the center with a pawn which cannot easily be challenged
More long-term pressure
Slower, more strategic buildup than 1.e4


Less chances of a direct attack
Slower kingside development

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Blitz chess (also known as speed or fast chess) is a type of chess in which each player is given less time to consider their moves than normal tournament time controls allow. Openings, tactics and strategy are same.


  1. He definitely has a proper name. Ass. Could also add another middle name Hole. Disrespectful, cocky and shitty GM.

  2. 06:33 bad practical decision. For sure not a bad move objectively (maybe even the best move) but for a blitz game Qxc4 as he first intented was easy and safe.

  3. Black is lost of course but white was too slow

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