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Jul 15, 2008, 8:41 PM 0

Okay, I am new at blogging so I know this is pretty weak. I have just played a tourney over on free chess of 5 minute blitz games.  What did I learn from this, first of all know your openings well for blitz chess to give yourself a chance to win.  When I say know your opening well, I mean know the alternate lines as well.  Going down an alternate line that your opponent may not be familiar with will give you a time advantage.  Time is the killer in blitz chess.  For instance, if you play the Itallian Game, be familiar with all the variants including the gambits (Evans, Greco and Moller).  A chess program like Fritz can really help you nail down the openings and variations on the theme.

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