Road to the Grandmaster title - Victory with a checkmate against Hikaru Nakamura?

Road to the Grandmaster title - Victory with a checkmate against Hikaru Nakamura?

AttilaTurzo
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Yesterday I again solved checkmate puzzles for 2 hours.

In the last 3 days I solved 760 checkmate puzzles.

And it payed off!!

I played a 5 minutes game with Hikaru Nakamura, which we both streamed.

I played my usual queen's pawn opening, the Torre attack to build up a nice advantage in the center and later I played a4 to challenge his b5 pawn. He captured the a4 pawn and then his a-pawn became isolated which I won soon.

I got a winning endgame, but my time was low, He played very quickly and generated counterplay.

He could win back the pawn and equalize, but missed his chances.

I won a knight fir my extra pawn, but my clock went down to 20 seconds.

MY position was winning, but time-wise I was losing.

When I had only 3 seconds on my clock he made a bad move, he attacked my rook, but then I gave him a checkmate in 2 moves.

The best victory of my life. It help me to believe, I can get the Grandmaster title.

The best thing happened in the best time.  A good sign!

 

I share a few checkmates with you from my training:

You can watch the preparation for my games LIVE on twitch at https://twitch.tv/attilaturzo

Thank you for your support!

Have a great day! See you soon!