GM Vladislav Kovalev – GM Daniil Dubov, Modern defense, Blitz chess

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GM Vladislav Kovalev – GM Daniil Dubov, Modern defense, Blitz chess

The Modern Defense (also known as the Robatsch Defence after Karl Robatsch) is a hypermodern chess opening in which Black allows White to occupy the center with pawns on d4 and e4, then proceeds to attack and undermine this “ideal” center without attempting to occupy it himself. The opening has been most notably used by British grandmasters Nigel Davies and Colin McNab.

The Modern Defense is closely related to the Pirc Defence, the primary difference being that in the Modern, Black delays developing his knight to f6. The delay of …Nf6 attacking White’s pawn on e4 gives White the option of blunting the g7-bishop with c2–c3. There are numerous transpositional possibilities between the two openings.

Blitz chess (also known as speed or fast chess) is a type of chess in which each player is given less time to consider their moves than normal tournament time controls allow. Openings, tactics and strategy are same.


  1. Dubov the only person to take the queen with his king during the scholars mate refuting it at the gm level

  2. What the f is that draw!!! Seriously! Doing a Dubov match marathon is disappointing ugh!

  3. It will be very interesting to see how young talented players perform against the world’s best players(Carlsen ,Caruana ,So Anand). Both are invited to Holland Tata steel 2020 Wijk aan Zee

  4. i want my 5:00 minutes back please, this modern defense is "B-O-R-I-N-G"!

  5. didnt know spiderman was good at playing chess

  6. What happend here, i didnt understand. Who won?

  7. why is Kovalev playing like he didn't have just 3 minutes

  8. Kovalev spending one and a half minutes to remember main line pircs…

  9. Что же они все дрищи такие то? Вроде потягивается, бицепцок какой то есть, а рядом – как цыпленок!! 46кг., ну куда это годится???

  10. It's not a draw. Black accepted defeat through repitition of movement

  11. In a game of titans its ok that you dont understand. Keep scrolling

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