Blitz Challenge on Playchess

by ChessBase
8/7/2020 – Like to try your luck in a three-minute blitz game against a 14-year-old? Against a boy who became a grandmaster at the age of twelve? Here's your chance to take up the challenge, on the Playchess server, on Friday at 12:30 p.m.. The young GM will analyse each game after it was played. You need to be a premium member to challenge Gukesh, but just an ofdinary member to follow the games. You can also watch the action on Youtube.

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Dommaraju Gukesh is one of India's top youngsters in chess. He is just 14 years old and already boasts an Elo of 2563. He became a full GM at the age of 12 years, 7 months and 17 days, the second-youngest in history.

He will be playing against Premium members of the ChessBase Account. The time control will be 3 min + 2 sec increment. The games will be commentated by IM Sagar Shah, and he will be analyzing them with Gukesh after they are over!

This is a perfect way to match your wits against one of the best talents in the world of chess and at the same time learn from the commentary and post-game analysis.

If you do not have a ChessBase Account already you can get one here - it costs just €49.90 per year (or €4.99 per month) for Premium membership. A Starter account costs 34.90/year. You can compare what each account has to offer here.

If you want to see how such events on Playchess look, you can watch the coverage of the recent Knighthood Online Blitz Open held on 1st August 2020 in Playchess. The live coverge of the exciting 2½-hour tournament can be watched here:

It had 210 participants, including 39 GMs, 25 IMs, 2 WGMs and 6 WIMs from India, Azerbaijan, Chile, England, Georgia, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, USA and Uzbekistan who took part in this ten-Round event. The top GM was rated 2726, the lowest rated amateur was 1015, with another 40 who had no rating. All played in the same tournaments, and the top finishers were interviewed immediarely after the tournament ended. The Blitz Challenge and the Knighthood Online Blitz Open are organised by ChessBase India.

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