Play Like A Speed Chess Champion

Play Like A Speed Chess Champion

Nezhmetdinov Was Wrong: You Can Learn from Blitz!

Try to find the moves in some of the best games played in the history of the Speed Chess Championship!

  • Find brilliant moves by Carlsen, Nakamura and other top GMs!
  • Find the sacrifices that led to miniatures against some of the top players in the world!

Harikrishna - Nakamura 2016

Harikrishna - Nakamura 2016

Not many players can defeat Hikaru Nakamura, but Pentala Harikrishna did just that in a brilliant game. See if you can win by making threats nearly every move!
1 Challenge
So - Carlsen 2017

So - Carlsen 2017

World Champion Carlsen won the 2017 Speed Chess Championship. Check out this demolition of Wesley So right out of a quiet-looking opening.
1 Challenge
So - Yi 2018

So - Yi 2018

Wesley So has often been a contender in the Speed Chess Championship. In 2018 he faced the prodigy Wei Yi. Find the moves that So used to checkmate his young opponent!
1 Challenge
Nakamura - Duda 2019

Nakamura - Duda 2019

Hikaru Nakamura won the 2019 Speed Chess Championship, but many of his opponents, including Jan-Krzysztof Duda put up serious resistance.
1 Challenge
Nakamura - So 2020

Nakamura - So 2020

Nakamura wrapped up the 2019 Speed chess championship with a victory over Wesley So. In this game, he turned an early endgame into a sharp attack. See if he can figure out how he did it.
1 Challenge
MVL vs Sarin 2020 Highlights

MVL vs Sarin 2020 Highlights

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave defeated Nihal Sarin 16.5-11.5. It was a tough match featuring brilliant combinations on both sides.
4 Challenges
Carlsen vs Maghsoodloo 2020 Highlights

Carlsen vs Maghsoodloo 2020 Highlights

Parham Maghsoodloo put up a strong fight for the first five games, but then Carlsen won an amazing 11 in a row to gain an insurmountable lead. Check out the highlights!
4 Challenges
Fedoseev vs Firouzja 2020

Fedoseev vs Firouzja 2020

Vladimir Fedoseev pulled off the first upset of the 2020 SCC by defeating Alireza Firouzja in a playoff 15-14. Check out the final game of the match, which brought Fedoseev to victory!
1 Challenge
So vs Abdusattorov 2020

So vs Abdusattorov 2020

Wesley So faced the up-and-coming young GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov. Abdusattorov was no match for a Super GM like So. Check out So's most brilliant win in his 18-10 victory.
1 Challenge
Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi 2020 Highlights

Aronian vs Nepomniachtchi 2020 Highlights

In the exciting battle between longtime Super GMs Levon Aronian and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Aronian won 14-11, but not before both players found some exciting tactical shots.
4 Challenges
Nakamura vs Martirosyan 2020

Nakamura vs Martirosyan 2020

In his first-round matchup with Haik Martirosyan Hikaru Nakamura demonstrated what made him the top seed. He only lost one game and finished with a 21-5 victory, including this pretty attacking gem.
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Duda - Caruana 2020

Duda - Caruana 2020

Despite losing the first three games against Fabiano Caruana, Duda stormed back and won the match 17-9. Check out this amazing win with the black pieces!
1 Challenge
Artemiev - Giri 2020

Artemiev - Giri 2020

Vladislav Artemiev demonstrated his ability again by defeating Anish Giri 15.5 - 11.5. Despite his defeat, Giri won the most spectacular game of the match in an opposite side castling slugfest.
1 Challenge
So - Duda 2020

So - Duda 2020

In the first quarterfinal match of 2020, Wesley So recovered from a slow start to dominate the three-minute portion and win comfortably. Check out this devastatingly quick win with the black pieces.
1 Challenge
MVL - Aronian 2020 Highlights

MVL - Aronian 2020 Highlights

As expected MVL and Levon Aronian played a tense match. MVL led narrowly most of the way and pulled out a 14.5 - 12.5 victory.
2 Challenges
Carlsen - Artemiev 2020

Carlsen - Artemiev 2020

Vladislav Artemiev played well against Magnus Carlsen, but nearly every time he won a game Carlsen struck back in the next game. Carlsen won the match 13.5 - 9.5.
1 Challenge
Nakamura vs Fedoseev 2020 Highlights

Nakamura vs Fedoseev 2020 Highlights

Vladimir Fedoseev reached the second round o the SCC, but he was no match for Hikaru Nakamura. Nakamura won the first nine games en route to a 21.5-5.5 victory.
4 Challenges
Nakamura - So 2020

Nakamura - So 2020

On his birthday Hikaru Nakamura gave himself a present with a one-point victory over Wesley So. So won the most brilliant game, here.
1 Challenge
Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 2020 Highlights

Vachier-Lagrave - Carlsen 2020 Highlights

Almost everyone was penciling in a Carlsen - Nakamura final, but Maxime Vachier-Lagrave didn't read the script!
3 Challenges
Nakamura - MVL 2020 Finals

Nakamura - MVL 2020 Finals

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave put up an amazing fight, but Hikaru Nakamura pulled away in the bullet section to win his third straight Speed Chess Championship.
1 Challenge

Play Like A Speed Chess Champion

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Released October 27, 2020
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