2022 Yearly Blitz Arena: TRICKY CHESS

In this video, I compete in the 2022 Yearly Blitz Arena on lichess.org. This annual tournament featured several hours of fun and instructive 5-minute blitz chess. Watch until the end and you won’t regret it 😉
0:00 FEAR MY ARROWS (English Opening)
7:25 Facing the Elephant Gambit
12:30 London Opening leads to funny checkmate
15:27 Crushing the London Opening with fun tactics
19:55 Ponziani leads to sweet rook sacrifice
25:40 Beating this 1596 Elo is not easy!
31:20 Ruy Lopez Schliemann Gambit
39:30 Raging Opening Attack with Soothing Pentatonic Music
46:10 Aggressive g5 idea against Italian Opening
54:00 How to crush the Caro Kann
59:59 QUINTUPLE FORK
1:07:10 Funny Petroff Opening line
1:13:34 Facing the WHALE opening
1:16:55 DANISH GAMBIT TIME
1:21:28 EVAN’S GAMBIT TIME
1:27:25 I refuse to stop attacking (Vienna Opening)
1:33:35 Benoni Gambit Accepted
1:41:40 Hippo-like defense vs Trompowsky
1:46:30 INSANE London Opening Variation
1:52:36 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME (common trap)
1:57:15 London vs Pirc leads to forking with the KING
2:01:46 How to win a drawish position (Petroff Defense)
2:07:00 London vs Dutch Defense
2:12:10 Budapest Gambit leads to INSANE ATTACK*
2:16:45 Stafford Gambit leads to crazy endgame
2:21:40 There’s a funny line…
2:27:40 Jobava London leads to WICKED ENDGAME CHECKMATE
2:35:20 Sweet Opening Trap in Jobava London
2:40:45 INTENSE London leads to 133 BPM HEART RATE
2:46:50 Benoni Gambit Accepted leads to intense endgame
2:54:10 When I gambit too many pawns… (English Opening)
3:02:10 Aggressive London. Weird Pawns. Crazy Mating Ideas.
3:10:45 WOW WHAT IS THIS MOVE
3:15:47 Hippo vs Delayed CRAB
3:23:48 WHERE’S MY MATE???? (HEART RATE = 148 BPM)
3:32:35 I’m so sad
3:40:46 TREAT EVERY BLUNDER AS A GAMBIT
3:48:25 How to Checkmate the Italian Opening in 13 moves*
3:49:40 EPIC FINALE vs GM SERGEY ZHIGALKO

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117 Comments

  1. 50:08 "Sack everything, it might be checkmate" … literally my strategy every bullet game 🙂

  2. "visually it looks really good, cuz the king is completely naked".
    Rosen 2022

  3. It's neither whale fishing nor whale hunting, but simply whaling!

  4. Someone help me, doesn’t Eric just lose a pawn at 3:00 if white plays Bxc7?

  5. At 1:16 I think the point was bxc6, luckily eric didn't push d4 so it was fine anyway

  6. These are my favorite videos. I watch them to fall asleep to, then get to start again from when I fell asleep the following 4-5 nights.

  7. I use these vids to fall asleep. The pentatonic sounds are not nearly as relaxing 😔

  8. Yearly Blitz Arena, more like Yearly Berserk Arena! Good Rosen vibes and dubious openings as always 😀

  9. What is the link to that Rosen score site? That sounds really amusing.

  10. Eric will be the best American chess GM in modern history

  11. If you had accepted the draw Zhigalko only would have been in second place!

  12. 1:16:40 Since white Queen was pre-moved, if black BxN (instead of resigning) – "Oh No! My Queen?"

  13. 2:11:05 Eric premoving just in case the light-squared bishop would take the pawn 🙂

  14. 1:23:54 "I'm up a whole rook. No, an exchange. For a pawn.' [sad pause] "Maybe I could've gotten more…" Well, that celebration was short-lived 😂

  15. There's just something so relaxing about watching Eric play

  16. Oh, the last game was so tense. Zhigalko wanted the draw because Chessar was 5 points away from him. Would have meant the victory. If Chessar'd won and he lost, they would have had the same amount… However, in the last minute some points were restored (cheater) which got you 3, Chessar 8 but Zhigalko only 7 points. Chessar needed only 4 points to equalize! Didn't matter since Zhigalko won against you though…

  17. At 25:00, your opponent should bishop check and win your rook. But he didn’t and said rook killed him.

  18. Eric if you read this know that you're a great content creator and your videos bring me joy every day when I study and learn more about chess. Thanks

  19. I will never forgive you for turning off Yasser only a few seconds in D:

  20. Eric develop an art of playing unsoundly, problem is, I do not think it facilitate him becoming a gross master

  21. Turns on pentatonic
    Heart rate immediately spikes

  22. Another new reason for not paying attention to online class, OH NO MY CHEMISTRY SCORES!

  23. 54:00 I played Eric ❤️too bad I missed that knight checkmate🤣🤣🤣

  24. Definitely Maybe is the name of an Oasis album.

  25. What’s the deals with the quacks?? Lol i don’t tune in to enough streams

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