GM Ian Nepomniachtchi – GM Alexandr Fier, Sicilian Kan, Blitz chess

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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.

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi – GM Alexandr Fier, Sicilian Paulsen, Blitz chess

Named after Ilya Kan. By playing 4…a6, Black prevents Nb5 and prepares an eventual …b5 advance.
The most popular fifth move for White is 5.Bd3, when after 5…Bc5 6.Nb3 Black can either retreat 6…Be7 where 7.Qg4 makes Black’s kingside problematic, or 6…Ba7. Also possible is 5.c4 to create a Maróczy Bind setup.
White’s second most popular reply is 5.Nc3, when Black’s development of the kingside knight often takes focus, since playing …Nf6 can be met with e5 which both creates a Black weakness on the d6-square and causes the Black knight a disadvantageous move. So Black normally plays a move to control the e5-square and prevent the pawn from advancing. The main Kan move is 5…Qc7, although 5…Nc6 transposing into a Taimanov or 5…d6 transposing into a Scheveningen can occur. An alternative idea is the immediate 5…b5 to create pressure from the queenside with the idea of playing …b4 attacking the c3-knight, or Bb7 to build pressure along the long white-squared diagonal. White generally answers with 6. Bd3, supporting the e4 pawn.


  1. At least Fier didn't rage quit and showed good sportsmanship in this match with Nepo — i.e., unlike the other one where Nepo acted like a spoiled brat, rme………

  2. Sabia q o Fier ia perder mas tbm o Nepomniachtchi é top 10 mundial e geralmente 1 na Russia

  3. Непомнящий-БРАВО дорогой!!! Беспощадный киллер.

  4. Pelo menos o Fier foi melhor no quesito velocidade de arrumação das peças no final.

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