A total one-sided thrashing

Mar 11, 2011, 4:35 PM |

I didn't have the benefit of learning chess as a child. Instead, I picked up the game well into my adult years. As a result, I'm far too slow to play bullet to my own expectations of skill now that I'm nearing 40. 5-min blitz on the other hand, I've found is just slow enough for me to find decent moves most of the time.

Every once in a while, I have one of those blitz games where every move flows without a 2nd thought until the opponent resigns. I started playing 5-min blitz on Chesscube (which I've become quite fond of for live chess), and have been hovering around a 2000 blitz rating there. Today, I logged in with a hungry 'out-for-blood' blitz appetite and got paired with 2054 rated player. It took me 90 seconds to play the moves below:



A very satisfying win for an older clubster like me!