Blitz with IM Milanovic: 2-2 Tied Match!

Blitz with IM Milanovic: 2-2 Tied Match!

Jun 16, 2015, 10:51 AM |


As I prepare for the Quebec Open happening next month, there are two events in which I'm also looking at: the Qc Open Blitz and Rapid tournament. Those time controls are 3+3 and 15+5, respectively.

Last night, I had the privilege of sparring with IM Milanovic. I was on the FIDE Online Arena looking sending challenges to titled players and he accepted! We played four games and all four games were intense, competitive, nerve-wracking and instructive.

I approached these gmes with aim to make the position as complicated as possible. I wanted to match his wits in tactics and calculation under time pressure. GM Har-Zvi recommends this approach.

Without further ado, here are the games. On the Online Arena his username is MrBird while on his name isĀ vojislavmilanovic

Game I

Game II:
If I could sac a rook to deliver mate, certainly the IM can do better!

Game III:
I offered to play a 5+3, but he declined.

Game IV:
Very pleased with this outcome

Since he was higher rated, I earned a few rating points. I love matches like these where I learn things AND gain elo points :D