3-minute Ups and Downs! | Blitz Chess #501

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  1. Merry Christmas and thank you for continually cross posting these to YouTube.

  2. Merry Christmas John! Probably a lot of other people watching this with their phone on their knees at a Christmas party :p

  3. Thanks for all the entertainment and instruction in 2018 JB. Merry Christmas! 🤓

  4. It's Christmas day…..have a blessed good day to you all….this video is a Christmas gift to me..thanks john

  5. Merry Christmas John!
    Could you play the Ryder variation in the Blackmar Deimer Gambit ones?

  6. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Stay warm!

  7. 16:42 John described this as "Nimzo-Indian style", but to me it looks more like a Dzindzi-Indian, where the counter-intuitive …Bxc3 is the signature move.

  8. Merry Christmas, John! Thanks for so many fun and interesting videos the whole year long, we are all grateful for you!!

  9. When all else is closed, count on John to provide wonderful entertainment and instruction….Happy holidays to you.

  10. Merry Christmas John and thanks for the videos

  11. Merry Xmas! I need to be 1400 before end of March!

  12. Merry Christmas John. Thanks for so many great videos this year!

  13. My Christmas just got infinitely better! Merry Christmas John!

  14. Why not stream these blitz and bullet sessions?? Happy holidays and Merry Christmas btw

  15. Does anyone else find ARTYSK potentially suspect? Despite being hundreds of points lower-rated, he crushed John (including a queen sac after just a few seconds' thought – 49:53), and he did it all while maintaining a big clock advantage. Very high-level play for a 2350.

  16. The first game you played aganist a 15yr old fm in my country

  17. 5:11 is e4 winning the Bishop here? fxe4, dxe4, Ke5, Bd6xg3? Or is there some way out that I'm not seeing?

  18. Merry Christmas , John !! i have been a loong time viewer of your videos and i wish u good luck in the GM pursuit in 2019!

  19. モルタンキャメロン says:

    15:53 he couldn’t check the king and get out of it?

  20. Merry Christmas, John! 🙂 Hope you left santa some melk and cookies.

  21. "instant annihilation" lol. Merry Christmas John. Big fan. Keep up the good work!

  22. Hi John, thanks for all the videos and your efforts. Merry Christmas and New Year. Hope you go from strength to strength in 2019.

  23. Joyeux noel John, and thank you so much for your (always) accurate videos 🙂

  24. Really nice comment on how we must accept and embrace the negative side also so we can finally reach to our goals! Merry Christmas John!

  25. Am I the only one, who thinks those aftergame comments from chess.com are really interesting 🤔 btw. Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

  26. Nice to watch after our holiday festivities! 😉

  27. ya merry christmas. sure. and Word is: God Loves You

  28. Happy Holidays JB…why resign that first game?

  29. At 10:36 was Rg6+/Rg1+/Nxf3+/Nxe2 a strong combo? Not that many things aren't but it's more fun than most. 😀

  30. You have a great attitude especially when it comes to moving on/accepting losses. Thanks for your always pleasurable content!

  31. Great video but on 25:01 why did John play knight to g3 instead of trading knights and threatening checkmate?

  32. Happy New Year's eve!! Wish u a wonderful 2019

  33. Just caught up with this, happy new year John.

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