Updated: Aug 11, 2021
It is no secret that there is a new breed of chess players surging into the upper echelons of world chess all of whom carry a common trait... they are absolute monsters at blitz.
Dutch prodigy, Grandmaster Jordan Van Foreest, the recent winner of the Prague Challengers, is no exception. Last night I had the pleasure of playing him online after he placed an open seek for 3 minute chess. Although I am no stranger to playing and competing with some of the chess worlds best minds, it is always thrilling to pair with a top 100 player and nerves kick in.
Something to note about me however is that I seem to have a reasonable win rate against such opponents and tend to use the 'underdog label' to my advantage. I am constantly questioning my approach to chess and thus have decided to demonstrate how and why I believe I can often beat players as strong as Jordan. Here's a hint; it is less to do with accuracy and more to do with overall approach!
Enjoy the game and I hope you learn something that one day helps you beat a top 100 player.