Winning a Top GM in Online Blitz

In today’s blog post, I have selected two very instructive games I played exactly a year ago on against one of the strongest British grandmasters, GM Nigel Short. The games were played over the internet at a comfortable blitz time control of 3 min + 1 second increment. The first game I would like to show you ended in a draw but it serves as a great example of how superior piece coordination can cause tremendous difficulties even to the strongest opponent one can ever meet over the board. On the other hand, in the second game, having accumulated enough momentum to throw myself in the unknown and play aggressively, I managed to score a point against Nigel. The videos included in this post present my games in a very instructive way, offering guidance through colorful arrows, highlighting important threats and ideas at different points of each game. I hope you enjoy these two games of mine!


  • 4 years ago


    good job !!

  • 4 years ago


    Good Games.

  • 4 years ago


    I found it impressive in the white game how white managed to emerge from a passive, seemingly inferior position with a nasty attack on black's king. All of a sudden, Short's bishops were pointing into thin air while the white bishops were squarely aimed at the king.

  • 4 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    Seriously - nothing special :)

  • 4 years ago


    I thought Short only plays online with Fischer?  :-p

  • 4 years ago


    I do enjoy. Nice games!

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