Mutual threats in Aleknine’s defense time scramble: Navara – Yuffa, Blitz chess

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Mutual threats in Aleknine’s defense time scramble: Navara – Yuffa
GM David Navara – GM Yuffa Daniil

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 c6 6. c4 Nb4 7. Be3 Bf5 8. Na3 Nd7 9. g4 Be4 10. f3 Bg6 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. h4 e5 13. Qd2 Qa5 14. O-O-O Nxa2+ 15. Kb1 Bb4 16. Qc2 Bxa3 17. Kxa2 Bc5+ 18. Kb1 Bxd4 19. Bxd4 exd4 20. Qe4+ Kf8 21. Qxd4 Nf6 22. c5 Nd5 23. Bc4 Rd8 24. h5 gxh5 25. gxh5 Rh6 26. Rhg1 f6 27. Qg4 Nc3+ 28. Kc2 Rxd1 29. Qxg7+ Ke8 30. Qf7+ 1-0

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.

Tournament organized with support of Coca-Cola company, Rietumu Bank, Tolmets, Latvijas Balzams.


  1. Love the sound of chess clocks in the morning…

  2. End of game = awkward moment deciding where to walk

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